Posted in: Conference, Music
40 Years of Hip-Hop
KRS-One takes us on a journey through the history of Hip-Hop, letting us in on his interpretation of the art and the meaning behind it. This documentary however is more of a speech given by KRS-One edited together with clips from his Hip-Hop career. This speech was held throughout Hip-Hop appreciation week in...
Mick Foley: Hardcore Legend
A behind the scenes look into the world of Mick Foley, the professional wrestler who was best known for his outrageous hardcore matches where anything goes, from landing in a bed of thumbtacks to getting hit with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, whatever the weapon it's safe to say Mick Foley has been on the receiving end. The world of wrestling may very well be staged but the pain suffered from the type of matches Foley took part in was very much a reality. This documentary gives us a view of Foley's life...
Posted in: Society
Bikes for Africa
Bikes for Africa is an inspirational documentary about Hap Cameron, who in 2003 decided to devote his twenties to traveling the world in the pursuit of achieving his goal, which was to live and work on every continent before he turned the age thirty. Having now almost completed his goal 8 years later, Hap only has one more continent to take on and thats Africa. This documentary follows Hap's journey through Africa as he attempts to set up a self-sustainable cycle bike workshop in rural Namibia with a...
Swaziland: Gold Mine of Marijuana
In this edition of Hamilton Morris' "Pharmacopeia‎" vice show, Hamilton and his team pay a visit to the landlocked Kingdom of Swaziland, which is completely surrounded by South Africa and Mozambique and where the growing of Cannabis is still very much illegal. Despite this fact Swaziland boasts the more hectares of land dedicated to growing marijuana than all of India and therefore Hamilton has taken it upon himself to attempt to chemically analyze some of the local strains. Upon his arrival however he...
Posted in: Human Rights
Nepal: in the Mountain’s Shadow
Nepal, in the Mountains Shadow is a independent documentary directed by Maria Alexopoulos and Michael Goertzen. Its a stunning film set in the extraordinarily scenic country of Nepal that sets out to explore the increasing social disparity that appears to exist throughout the entire country. Alongside child rights activist and orphanage director Visma Raj Paudel they set out in an attempt to uncover the truth behind the plights of Nepal's most precious resource, its...
Posted in: Technology
Free the Network: Hackers Take Back the Web
Before the tents, the pepper spray, the evictions and all of those internet memes, occupy wall street was a desperate group of activists roaming around lower Manhattan. They felt cheated that American politics had become so bloated with corporate money that something had to give. The initial plan to physically occupy wall street itself on September 17th came from the magazine AdBusters. This movement was more about word of mouth and a lot of this had to do with the fact that the vigilante hacktivist group...
Posted in: Biographies, Music
Bayo
Bayo is a feature documentary by Mark Brown. It's a detailed and honest portrayal of a young reggae artist known as Bayo and his struggle to make a name for himself in the U.K music industry. Bayo was filmed over a period of four months, following the artist in his day to day activities and gives great insight into the existing U.K reggae...
Posted in: Art and Artists
Gentlemen of Letters: A Dublin Sign Painting
Here is a great short from my home city Dublin, Ireland. Gentlemen of Letters by Colin Brady is a film about the almost lost craftsmanship of sign painting and how this overlooked art form has helped define the colour and feel of Dublin city...
Posted in: News & Politics, War
Deceptions 2: Lest We Forget
Deceptions 2: Lest We Forget is the second film in the Deceptions Trilogy. We featured the first film "Deceptions" on our site a while back and it received quite a positive feedback. Lest We Forget by Chris Pratt is another hard hitting addition to the series that presents us with some uncomfortable truths about the society we live...