Category “Lifestyle”

Lockup Raw: Prison Love

The abnormal conditions of jail life cause some inmates to look for and find love in different...

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Living With Size Zero

The celebrity trend for size zero has been criticised worldwide for encouraging women to starve in secret. This film explores the impact the trend is having on real people living real lives. From Kellie who is striving dangerously to achieve the skinny look, to Victoria who feels that her natural size zero frame is a poisoned chalice, this film exposes the contradictions surrounding women's perceptions of...

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Living on Mars

The notion of bringing Mars to life – transforming a cold, dry, uninhabitable desert into a living planet – is called terraforming, it has been around for almost a century. Initially just a science fiction concept, it has become a subject of serious scientific investigation. Recent discoveries of rocks and minerals found by the Mars rovers show it must once have had warmer, habitable living conditions. Now, using photorealistic CGI visualizations, we’ll make a science fiction dream of Mars – a world of trees, rivers and blue skies – a plausible future, bringing it to life...

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The Edge of Being

This short documentary is about the Russian spaceprogram, seen from the perspective of small town Russian farmers and citizen. Point of shooting: Russia, Pleseck. Northern base of Russian aerospace forces and deserted in woods village where the splinters of space rockets fall. Created by Dmitry...

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Strangeways

The shocking series gains access into Strangeways, a maximum security prison in Manchester with a history as rough as the inmates it houses. Three fascinating episodes unearth the idiosyncrasies and complex relationships between the most violent and dangerous men in the prison and the staff who work with them. Unique twists, like following a couple as they prepare for a wedding behind bars, and graphic footage of arguments and emotional breakdowns make for unmissable...

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Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires

This film chronicles the rise of the personal computer/home computer beginning in the 1970s with the Altair 8800, Apple II and VisiCalc. It continues through the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh revolution through the 1980s and the mid 1990s at the beginning of the Dot-com boom. It includes interviews with Apple Computer’s Steve Jobs and Microsoft’s Bill Gates. This three-part film first premiered on PBS in June 1996. The series was released in VHS format soon after airing but is now out of print. A release on DVD by Ambrose Video in 2002 was noted by product reviewers on Amazon.com and...

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Ross Kemp on Gangs: Jamaica

Ross Kemp travels to Kingston, Jamaica, the murder capital of the world, were gangs historically aligned to Jamaica's two political parties. Ross discovers the gangs have moved away from their political roots and now engage in a bloody turf war, funded by drugs and driven by tit-for-tat reprisals, that has spawned a new generation of even more violent...

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Diary of a Porn Virgin

Pornography in Britain has entered the mainstream. As this documentary reveals, there is now no taboo when it comes to working in the porn industry in the UK. From a 38-year-old wife, mother and successful corporate manager to a young Muslim who previously worked in the fashion industry, people from all walks of life have decided to quit their day jobs to appear in adult films. Filmmaker Simon Egan delves into the world of British adult entertainment to discover what motivates such unorthodox career...

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The Perfect Vagina

After having watched Penis Size Insecurity By Men, it's now time to move on to lesson two and have a look at womens insecurities: The Perfect Vagina. Fronted by Lisa Rogers, this documentary focuses on the rise in vaginal cosmetic surgery, specifically labiaplasty. For the uninitiated, labiaplasty involves cutting off the inner labia so that they don’t ‘hang’ below the outer labia. Ouch! The labiaplasty business has skyrocketed over the past few years, and Lisa’s mission was to find out why so many women hate the appearance of their vulvas to the point that they’d willingly have...

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