Human Rights

Dirty Gold War

Dirty Gold War

Dirty Gold War is a tale about the truths which lie behind the thriving industry of gold. On one side of it you have the end product which is associated with love, celebration and displays of wealth but there is a darker side to this precious metal and that is the appalling conditions faced by those who are affected by dirty gold. The film explores the complete road in which gold takes to inevi

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Domestic Servants: Domestic Slaves

In Asia and the Middle East there is said to be more than 15 million women working as servants in private households, the working conditions for many of these women is said to be comparable to slavery. Many of whom have been recruited by shady employment agencies who ignore reports of or perhaps themselves exploit, mistreat or even sexually abuse their workforce. It is estimated that around 45

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My Lai Massacre

The Vietnam War was not one of America's finer moments in history for obvious reasons but there was a specific moment during the war that casts an even darker cloud over the conflict, that was the Mỹ Lai Massacre. The Mỹ Lai Massacre was a true war crime which saw the mass killing of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968. Whats so shocking about it is that it

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Secret State of North Korea

Having assumed leadership in 2012, the now 33 year old North Korean, Kim Jong-Un is still the worlds youngest dictator and he is ruling one of the most out of touch countries in the world just like his father did before him, with an iron fist. In this FRONTLINE special which was originally released in 2014 we gain unique access to information which reveals that cracks are beginning to show in t

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The Dying Rooms

The Dying Rooms is an award winning film which was released in 1995, it is an undercover examination of Chinese state run orphanages which have seen a sharp rise in abandoned babies since 1978, this was when China introduced the "one-child policy". The one-child policy was put in place in an attempt to control the rapid growth in population as it meant most families could only have one child. A

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Utopia

Utopia

Produced and directed by the Australian based journalist John Pilger, Utopia is a feature documentary which explores the prejudice that those of Aboriginal heritage experience in modern Austrailia. The title itself Utopia, is gotten from the Aboriginal homeland community of Utopia, Northern Territory. This region is one of the poorest and most desolate areas found in Austrailia. Prior to the Eu

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Cash for Kim

In 2014 a welder working on a large shipyard located in Gdynia, Poland, died in an on-the-job accident. His death lead to an investigation which discovered that the victim was actually an immigrant from the hermit state of North Korea. He had been forced by his government to work at the shipyard and his death is what inspired VICE News to go to Poland in order to investigate a murky world of illeg

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The Mine Wars

The Mine Wars

The Mine Wars or rather the "West Virginia coal wars" arose from a dispute between coal companies and the miners themselves. The first workers strike took place in 1912, with the help of Mary "Mother" Jones, an important figure in unionizing the mine workers simply demanded better pay, better overall working conditions, the right to trade where they wanted and the recognition of the United Mine Wo

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Ukraine’s Forgotten Children

Ukraine got it's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, under the soviet system a mother who had just given birth was able to abandon her new born baby in the maternity ward by simply signing it over to the state. Today the legacy of that system is that state care has become the norm for children with any kind of disability. As a result of this there are 10 times as many children in state car

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