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Money and Life

We are currently living in a society where money has become the main objective for everything we can think of. The average person focuses more on bringing home a pay check than living life itself, doing things in which they hate, things that drain them in order to sustain an income. Life would obviously be terribly difficult without a source of income as bills will always haunt us and food needs to be bought, but why is this so? and why do we have to become so consumed with the concept of earning money that it can ruin our relationships with one another? This documentary takes a look at...

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Wartorn

Wartorn is a HBO special which examines how war can effect a soldiers mental well being, inflicting an invisible wound which some find hard to recover from. Suicide among those who currently serve and veterans alike appears to be growing at an alarming rate causing much concern, this film takes a look at old archived footage, interviews, letters, etc. from wars as early as the US Civil War right up to todays modern conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, analyzing personal tales of those effected by PTSD in order to get a better idea of how these individuals cope with lasting effects of combat...

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The Internet’s Own Boy

Aaron Swartz, the co-founder of well known news aggregation website Reddit.com and developer of the RSS web feed format was a big thinker who fell in love with all things tech from a very young age, having only been 13 years of age when he started work on developing RSS and 19 when Reddit was born. The web itself is filled with traces of Swart's innovative work, but he later became more and more heavily involved in work relating to social justice and political activism in an effort to harness the internets true potential, but it was this later work which would get him noticed by the FBI and...

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Tulisa The Price of Fame

Having been accused of fixing a Class A drug deal N-Dubz signer and X-factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos' jury trial dramatically collapsed after a week of hearing evidence, but although she is now completely in the clear the toll on her public image and private life has been immense.  As soon as the story broke in June of last year (2013), Tulisa decided she wanted to record what was happening to her in an effort to reveal how it really feels to go through an undercover tabloid sting, to be arrested, charged and go through a court case. Tulisa began filming from the moment she found out...

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Bugatti Veyron: How its Made

Only three hundred will ever be built and to buy one will cost you over one million pounds, it can accelerate from 0 - 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds with a top speed of more than 250 miles per hour and incredible it can break from this top speed to a stand still in less than 10 seconds. This iconic brand is brought back to life and into the 21st century. The Bugatti Veyron it seems is unlike any car made and this film takes us through the process involved in manufacturing this super...

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The Horrific World of England’s Workhouse

The Workhouse was a hallmark of Victorian Britain in an era associated with imperial pomp and industrial revolution, the workhouse represented the vast underbelly of society. An institution that caused misery to millions and evoked shame in even more. For the poor, the homeless, unemployed or even the ill of Victorian Britain there were no welfare benefits and no NHS, they could starve on the streets or turn to the workhouse as a last resort. Astonishingly the workhouse survived well into the modern era until after the second World War, in 100 years it was home to 16 million people caught...

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Why I Hate The Sixties

This BBC film examines the myth behind the sixties, which was itself created before the decade was even out but has since lingered in all of our minds. What we have lived with however is merely a mirage and this documentary sets about exposing the truth, suggesting that we are living on borrowed time as a result of those who indulged whilst an unchecked Britain experienced an industrial decline. Looking back on old archived footage and the political atmosphere of the time a case is built against the decade we all consider to be filled with...

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McCullin

In his early twenties and with no formal training McCullin began his career in Finsbury Park, London, with pictures of the violent teenage gangs who appeared to rule the roost in the 1950's. McCullin would however go on to capture history as it was being made baring witness to some of the bloodiest conflicts of the last fifty years. A self confessed war junkie, Don McCullin's quest to bring the ugly truths of war to the international attention would come at great personal cost. Through this film we get a great insight into why Don McCullin is considered one of the greatest living war...

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Hacking Power, Corruption and Lies

This BBC Panorama Special covers the scandal that reached deep into the heart of the British establishment, which centered on Rupert Murdoch's media empire. David Cameron's former spokesman Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking and another three News of the World editors plead guilty to similar charges.  This film investigates whether or not political parties and the police helped in covering up this  scandal due to having close ties...

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