Posted in: Crime
Scam city: Barcelona
Every year, hundreds of millions of tourists head off in pursuit of adventure in foreign lands - and each year, millions of them get a little more adventure than they bargained for. Anyone can be a victim of a crime but it seems to come naturally to tourists. But while you try to avoid the thieves and con artists, economist and author Conor Woodman actively seeks them out. Travelling to the world's great cities with an undercover team and hidden cameras, Conor exposes the ruthless ploys used to steal your...
Posted in: Crime
Scam City: Argentina
Every year, hundreds of millions of tourists head off in pursuit of adventure in foreign lands - and each year, millions of them get a little more adventure than they bargained for. Anyone can be a victim of a crime but it seems to come naturally to tourists. But while you try to avoid the thieves and con artists, economist and author Conor Woodman actively seeks them out. Travelling to the world's great cities with an undercover team and hidden cameras, Conor exposes the ruthless ploys used to steal your...
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The Killing Game
A report on serial killer Rodney Alcala’s 40-year odyssey of rape, murder and eluding justice. Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist and serial killer. He was sentenced to death in California in 2010 for five murders committed in that state between 1977 and 1979, and is under indictment for two additional homicides in New York. His true victim total remains unknown, and could be much higher. He is sometimes labeled the “Dating Game Killer” because of his 1978 appearance on the American television show...
Posted in: Crime, Drugs, Religion, Society
The Mexican Mormon War
The cartels of Juarez, Mexico, are at war with a group of Mormons, some of whom are related to Mitt Romney. We went there to document the conflict, meet Romney's Mormon family, and find out more about how US policy is impacting the war on...
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Pirate Fishing
The precious marine resources of some of the world’s poorest people are being targeted by industrial-scale pirate fishing operations, to feed the seafood hungry markets of Europe and Asia. In a special two-part investigation, People and Power sets out to identify and expose some of those involved in the multi-million dollar trade and to look in particular at its consequences for the impoverished West African nation of Sierra Leone. In part one, reporter Juliana Ruhfus and producer Orlando von Einsiedel take...
Posted in: Crime, Drugs, Society
Krokodil: Russia’s Deadliest Drug
A homemade drug called Krokodil is gaining popularity in Siberia and its effects on users are horrific. Krokodil is Russian for Crocodile, because of the way addicts' skin begins to get turn scaly, dry and eventually rot right off their bodies. Even most heroin users are frightened by Krokodil and want nothing to do with this terrifying...
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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory is a 2011 documentary film and sequel to the films Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills and Paradise Lost 2: Revelations. The three films chronicle the arrest, 18 year imprisonment, and eventual release of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, otherwise known as the West Memphis Three. Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky update the case of the West Memphis Three since the release of Paradise Lost 2: Revelations in 2000. Damien Echols's defense team has...
Posted in: Crime, Society
How to Get Away with Stealing
This short documentary looks at how easy it is to make fake passports and scam the rich into trusting you with thousands of dollars. If the fraud industry were its own country, it would have the fifth strongest economy in the world, just ahead of the UK. Meet the fraudsters who’re making a killing from the fastest growing crime on Earth. VICE showcases the British fraud industry and the unapologetic mindset of the type of people who turn to that life to make a living. It’s interesting to see it from...
Posted in: Crime, Gangs, Society
The Real Goodfella
Documenting Henry Hill’s life. It tells of how he was smuggled onto the set of Goodfellas in 1990. He speaks about phone calls from Robert De Niro, who played Jimmy Burke’s character in the film Goodfellas, and his most recent criminal act, the smuggling of drugs through an airport terminal. He also tells of the cultural clash which he is still experiencing in the Midwest, even 25 years after he left New York...