Posted in: Health, Society
Thalidomide The Fifty Year Fight
Over fifty years ago the drug Thalidomide shocked the world. For ten years a battle for compensation was fought against one of Britain's largest corporations. One man stood up against this injustice, but this man would see those he was fighting for, turn against him and many attempted to silence his story. But his actions set in motion a chain of events which changed the lives of every Thalidomide child born in the UK and the legacy of that battle continues today, over fifty years on from the tragedy,...
Posted in: News & Politics
Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land is a 2004 documentary by Sut Jhally and Bathsheba Ratzkoff which—according to the film's official website—"provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict" and which "analyzes and explains how--through the use of language, framing and context--the Israeli occupation of the West...
Posted in: Crime
Stuck in Traffick
'Stuck in Traffick' is a documentary bringing awareness to the child sex trade in Phoenix. Sex trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world and at least 100,000 minors are forced into it every year. This documentary gives first-hand accounts from former victims and exposes the reality of this underground...
Posted in: Religion, War
From Jail to Jihad?
BBC's Panorama sets about investigating the growing trend of convicted criminals converting to Islam and the potential for these converts to become radical or fundamentalists. Within the last ten years the Muslin prison population in England and Wales has doubled to nearly 12,000 thats one in every seven. The prison service cant tell how many have converted inside or how many are adopting radical views, what is known though is that there is around 100 Islamist terrorists behind bars and around 500 more have been...
Posted in: Crime, Gangs
PTSD From Gang Violence in LA
With gang violence being common place in particular American cities such as LA there is an epidemic of PTSD affecting the youth of urban war zone communities. VICE News travels to the front line of this epidemic in Los Angeles with the kids who are suffering, and the adults trying to save them from being destined for the fringes of...
Posted in: Biographies, Science
A Beautiful Mind The John Nash
In September 1949, the world learned that the Soviet Union had joined the United States as a nuclear power. The shocking news intensified fears in the US and put a premium on mathematicians. Mathematicians had helped win World War Two, now there was hope they could protect Americas strategic edge. Princeton boasted the most elite maths department in the world, each of its graduate students were hand picked, that year one stood out, John Nash. This National Geographic documentary examines the life of John...
Posted in: Biographies, Music
Carl Cox 24/7
Carl Cox is synonymous with dance music. Considered by fans, peers and colleagues as one the world's best DJs, Carl has become a living legend in the music business. His career has already spanned over 25 years, from the early days of rave to his continued success as a globetrotting superstar DJ. This is your chance to see an exclusive documentary covering the everyday life of one of the world's most loved and revered DJs. Never before has anyone been granted this kind of access into Carl's life outside of...
Posted in: Technology
Still Life
Still Life is a film made by the VICE sister channel Motherboard, its an extremely graphic documentary investigating Dr. Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas claims to have created a unique brew of chemicals which has the ability to rehydrate corpses in an effort to improve the chances of identifying these unidentifiable bodies. The brew itself appears to allow dried skin to absorb the liquid and regain skin color, flexibility and even allows tattoos to become visible once...
Posted in: Art and Artists
Kusamono
This is a short story about a young potter called Muri. His interest in Bonsai trees brought him to the throwing wheel where he started making his own Bonsai pots. Now 26 years old Muri has left Rumania to live in Denmark. He has applied to be accepted on the school of ceramics on Bornholm and he will start this autumn if they let him...