Filmed in the summer of 2011, 'the Decrepit' is a micro-budget project (less than $5k) that was made to provide an empowering voice to the people of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Too often these people are taken out of context and made to look as though they are 'human trash' by broadcasters and filmmakers. Hear what these people have to say in the context which they intended.
There is more to reality than meets a normal eye. Behind the curtain of everyday consciousness is hidden another unutterably strange universe. It’s the world of mystical experiences and those who have been there describe the visit as the most significant event in their lives. Until recent times, it was a world known only to holy man, to saints, and perhaps to the insane. Then a generation ago, thi
Zolpidem tartrate, or Ambien, has been prescribed to millions of insomniacs internationally, yet those who use the drug to ensure a good night's sleep are seldom aware it also possesses the ability to normalise functioning in certain types of damaged neurons, a phenomenon called "the Ambien effect", The first awakening occurred in 1999 when a man who had spent three years in a persistent vegetativ
In 2007, Italian police make an astonishing discovery during a raid on a Mafia boss' villa: a list of the Mafia's most sacred laws. It's an incredible find: a code of conduct for the Mob. Now, for the first time, former Mobsters speak out about the rules that govern their criminal world; and reveal what happened when gangland began to question the so-called 'Ten Commandments of the Mafia'
NGC explores drug cultures around the world where people use drugs to enter an "altered state" -- sometimes with dangerous consequences. We visit a village in Venezuela where shamans use drugs to contact the spirit world, a festival in Nepal where hashish is temporarily legalized and a club scene in Amsterdam where drugs have become a focus of both recreational indulgence and scientific i
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 ta
Rule Britannia scours the UK to partake of all the sordid offerings of this green, pleasant and messed-up land. Under the surface of Swansea, things are a little different than it initially looks. Here they befriend a gang of young addicts caught up in South Wales’ largely ignored heroin epidemic. We find topless fire-breathing dance troupes, old sailors, and two little kids in one of the city’
Determined to find out the true effects of marijuana on the human body, stand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year Doug Benson documents his experience avoiding pot for 30 days and then consuming massive amounts of the drug for 30 days. More than just an amusing story of one man's quest to get super high, this documentary also examines the hotly contested debate over medical marijuana use. Al
The large majority of the hashish produced worldwide (up to 70% of the total annual world production) comes from a relatively small mountain region in the North of Morocco, called Rif. In Dutch coffeeshops the sales of Moroccan hashish are one of the backbones of the industry, already since the 1970s. And from London to Rome to Madrid to Cape Town, Moroccan hashish is consumed daily by huge n