Posted in: Crime
Gangs in Prison
Santa Rita Jail near North California is one of the biggest jails in America. Jails can be a dangerous place full of gangs and cliques that bring rivalries from the streets into the jail itself. For many this leaves but one choice join a gang or face a world of violence with no protection. For this reason the jail has a specially devised a gang unit which hopes to combat gang violence within the jail. This documentary shows the constant battle of power between the Deputies and the Gang...
Posted in: Crime
The Green River Killer: Gary Ridgway
Gary Ridgway is one of Americas most prolific serial killers, he was convicted of having murdered forty eight people but later confessed to having killed nearly twice that number. Although his identity was not yet known, he struck fear into the state of Washington during the 1980's and 1990's, where most of his victims had been prostitutes. The first five of Ridgway's victims had been found in the Green River, hence the press dubbing him "The Green River...
Posted in: Society
Poor Kids of America
In the United States child poverty has reached record levels, with over 16 million children now affected nationwide. One in twelve americans are now jobless and many children are growing up with little hope of long term employment. With middle class families loosing their homes sometimes with very short notice, more and more pressure is being piled onto charitable causes such as food banks and shelters. In this documentary BBC ask three children to express their views on what life in modern America is really...
Posted in: Society
Britains Broken Families
A recent documentary by the BBC has set about following the work of Newcastle's Family Intervention Project or FIP, the project aims to try and help some of the more disruptive families in the area. Two of the FIP workers followed by this documentary are Claire Stewart and Vicki McKeown both are assigned to a family in an attempt to turn their lives around and help improve the overall home situation. Claire's aim is to try and help mother Sharon get her 14 year old daughter to go to school and Vicki is faced...
Cityhopper Europe
Armed with a professional inline skater, two professional cameramen, one photographer and a solid production crew, the plan was simple, hit 5 of Europe's finest cities, go to famous landmarks bring in the jump ramp and destroy the spots whilst catching it all on camera. This is the epic journey of Sven Boekhorst as he tours Europe, bringing with him his 80+ kilogram skate ramp, ripping up all the killer spots the continent has to...
Posted in: Countries, Society
Educating North Korea
Panorama find themselves with unique access to one of the most unusual academic institutions, situated in North Korea its surprising that a country renowned for its secrecy and isolation would allow foreign lectures teach the sons of some of the countries most powerful men. This university which is funded by the west is attempting to open the minds of the future...
Posted in: News & Politics, War
Britain’s Secret Death Squad
BBC's Panorama set about investigating the story of a secret British army unit set up to deal with any enemies of the state, on the streets of the United Kingdom, primarily Northern Ireland during the 1970's. Through a series of interviews with admitted members of the MRF or rather "The Military Reaction Force" Panorama reveals facts that support the claims of unlawful activities being carried out by this force, including drive-by shootings on unarmed civilians mistaken for IRA...
Posted in: Society
The Collective Evolution III: The Shift
The Collective Evolution III is a new documentary that has only been out a few days, already however it has gathered a lot of great feedback and over 30,000 views on YouTube. It's a powerful documentary that delves into a revolutionary shift which affects many aspects of our planet. People all over are becoming more aware of the existing control systems in place that can aid in preventing us from finding our true potential and experiencing it to the fullest. This film explores hidden technologies and new...
Posted in: History, War
Churchill’s First World War
On becoming Prime Minister in 1940, Winston Churchill said that all his past life had been preparation for a moment of destiny, but no chapter had prepared him more than the First World War. In 1914 he had felt the same call of destiny and glory but would experience humiliation and disgrace. In early 1916 he was an infantry officer serving in the trenches, where his battle to clear his name and regain war command began. The story of his fall and rise can be told largely in his own words, for Churchill confided...