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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How Racist Are You?
These 30 people have never met. By the days end, they may wish they never had. For one long day they'll be at the mercy of "The Bitch", a retired american teacher. Some would say she calls herself this way for good reason. For 40 years Jane Elliott has been running an exercise that has ignited controversy around the world. She says it lays bare the hidden truth about racism in white societies. Many disagree, some vehemently. Now she's bringing her extreme methods and message to modern Britain. She's about to...
Posted in: Crime, Lifestyle, Prison
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 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...
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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...
Posted in: Drugs, Gangs, Lifestyle
Ross Kemp on Gangs: Orange County
Orange Country, California, regarded as the birthplace of American skinheads. The recent amalgamation of various factions has led to the creation of the Orange County Skinheads where Ross gets to grips with the impact of this group on a concerned...
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...
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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...
Posted in: Health, Lifestyle, Society
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...