Category “Lifestyle”

Guys and Dolls

10 years ago, a small company in California started making real life like dolls for sale. These dolls are more than a sex doll for some of the man who bought them, they develop feelings for these dolls and treated them like they're alive. The doll's features can be customised and they cost up to 6000USD each. Business has been booming and there are over 3000 dolls shipped worldwide, they get about 400 orders of dolls per year. Some of these orders are absurd, one of them requested for a doll with pubic hair starting from the belly button all the way to the mid-back section and another one...

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Dispatches: Young, Nazi and proud

Dispatches reporter David Modell films a remarkable six months spent in the questionable company of Mark Collett, leader of the youth wing of the British National Party, and reveals the true nature of a party trying to reinvent itself and broaden its appeal. A rising star of the party, Collet reveals to Modell his deeply held Nazi sympathies. This despite the party’s claim it no longer has any association with Nazism. It’s clear why the BNP want intelligent young men like Mark, a university graduate. BNP leader Nick Griffin tells Dispatches that Collett is a potential leader of the...

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Scenes From A Teenage Killing

Bafta-winning director Morgan Matthews’s landmark film exploring the impact of teenage killings on families and communities across Britain, an emotional journey that chronicles every teenager who died as a result of violence in 2009 in the UK. Harrowing actuality filmed in the immediate aftermath combines with moving testimony from the spectrum of people affected in the wake of violent death. Filmed over eighteen months, this epic documentary is the BBC’s most ambitious film to date about youth violence. The film questions society’s attitudes towards young people whilst probing the...

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The Ice Man

In sub zero temperatures 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Dutch Daredevil Wim Hof attempts to run a full 26-mile marathon clad only in shorts and a pair of sandals. Hof currently holds nine world records for exposure to extreme cold, but this awe inspiring act of endurance surpasses all his previous adventures. Exposing the body to temperatures of -25C for more than four hours is an extraordinary challenge, one which experts fear is beyond the capabilities of human beings. This film follows Wim’s preparations in Amsterdam, which include taking midnight dips in freezing...

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Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams is a 1994 documentary film directed by Steve James. It follows the story of two black high school students in Chicago and their dream of becoming professional basketball players. Originally intended to be a 30-minute short produced for the Public Broadcasting Service, it eventually led to five years of filming and 250 hours of footage. It premiered at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary. Despite its length (171 minutes) and unlikely commercial genre, it received high critical and popular acclaim. It was on more critics' top ten...

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Dope Sick Love

Dope Sick Love is a really remarkable documentary made for HBO about two pairs of heroin addicted lovers roaming the streets of NYC. There is no narration and we never see any interviews with the subjects, the camera just follows them around, like a third eye, completely detached. The people being followed don’t even seem aware that they’re being filmed! (or, at least, they don’t seem to care). The footage is amazingly candid. This is as real as it gets. The nuts and bolts of what its like to be on the street and addicted to heroin. We watch them score dope, shoot it, make up,...

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EP2/3 18 – With a Bullet

Part 2 - Killer In San Salvador , El Salvador 3220 km of Los Angeles ' Eighteen street ' , there is a gang known as "18 "and reign over their territory as an armed militia. In the mid 90's , thousands of Salvadoran who lived illegally in the U.S. were deported to their homeland . Some brought LA gang culture with their back to a country ravaged by poverty and awash with weapons was . Organizing support for gang members in need, conducting an endless vendetta against its enemies, " 18 " going to help El Salvador one of the most violent and crime -ridden countries in the ...

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Keith Allen Will Burn In Hell

Keith Allen decides to pay a visit to one of Americas most hated...

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Kids Behind Bars

Each year in Britain, we lock up 2,000 school-age children. Vinney Green Secure Unit locks up some of the youngest and the most troubled; the kids no one else can manage – whether they are a danger to each other, or a danger to themselves. Filmed over a year, with unprecedented access to the unit, the children and the staff who care for them, this extraordinary series tells their stories and finds out what’s being done to set them straight. It documents the journeys of boys and girls who are behind bars, and follows the daily life at Vinney Green as the staff try to change them. Vinney...

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