Posted in: Drugs, Law, Society
Breaking the Taboo
In 2011 a group of world leaders including seven ex-presidents set up the global commission on drug policy to end the forty year war on drugs. But wars are easier to start than to finish. The war on drugs officially started in 1971 when President Richard Milhous Nixon said: “We must wage what I have called total war against public enemy number one in the United States, the problem of dangerous drugs.” The answer for a country already fighting one war in Vietnam was another war, but this time on drugs, to...
When We Grow, This Is What We Can Do
When we grow is a documentary about cannabis in the UK. It looks at the history of the plant, the facts, its many uses and the laws and politics surrounding it. Follow two young filmmakers on a shoe string budget, as they try to unravel what prohibition of cannabis really means, who it affects, who profits from it and why it was prohibited in the first place. Featuring interviews with; a cannabis activist, a hydroponic grow shop owner, a cannabis dealer, a professor of neuropsychopharmacology, who just so...
Posted in: Crime, Law, Society
Madeleine Was Here
How do the McCanns deal with the pain of not knowing what has happened to their daughter? And how do they try to create a normal life for the sake of Madeleine’s brother and sister, four-year-old twins Sean and Amelie? With the search now shelved by the Portuguese police – and no officers in Portugal or the UK dedicated to the case – the investigators (former police officers from the UK) speak about their interest in a series of important sightings in and around the Ocean Club complex, Praia da Luz, in...
Posted in: Crime, History, Law, Society
EP3/3 The Last Nazis
Children of the Master Race looks at the Nazis' secret breeding programme called Lebensborn, and how the surviving children have lived their lives in the knowledge that they were bred to rule the...
Posted in: Crime, History, Law, Society
EP2/3 The Last Nazis
Most Wanted Most Wanted documents the journey of two young filmmakers who gain access, for the very first time, to some of the most wanted Nazi war criminals still alive in an attempt to discover how their wartime actions have shaped their lives...
Posted in: Crime, History, Law, Society
EP1/3 The Last Nazis
The Hunt for Dr. Death In the autumn of 1941, a young Austrian doctor called Aribert Heim was assigned to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. In just six weeks, he murdered hundreds of inmates by carrying out horrific and needless experiments. His 'procedures' included injecting poison directly into the hearts of his patients, often timing them to see how long it took them to die. He would amputate limbs without reason, and without anaesthetic, and would even keep mementos of his victims, using skin as a lamp...
Crips And Bloods: Made In America
Directed by critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Stacy Peralta and Executive Produced by NBA star Baron Davis and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Stephen Luczo, CRIPS AND BLOODS: MADE IN AMERICA tells the story of the Crips and Bloods, South Los Angeles’ two most infamous African-American gangs. Combining unprecedented access into the worlds of active gangs, CRIPS AND BLOODS: MADE IN AMERICA offers a compelling, character-driven documentary narrative which chronicles the decades-long cycle of destruction and...
Posted in: Crime, Law, Movies, Society
Steal This Film II
These are strange times indeed. While they continue to command so much attention in the mainstream media, the ‘battles’ between old and new modes of distribution, between the pirate and the institution of copyright, seem to many of us already lost and won. We know who the victors are. Why then say any more? Because waves of repression continue to come: lawsuits are still levied against innocent people; arrests are still made on flimsy pretexts, in order to terrify and confuse; harsh laws are still enacted...
Posted in: Crime, History, Law, Prison
The Maze Prison Escape
Documentary on The Maze Prison Escape in the Early 1980s. 36 IRA Men in Block 7 escaped from Europes most secure prison based inside a British Military Facility just outside Lisburn. This escape took place shortly after the Hunger Strikes Protest came to an end at christmas 1981. This was also one of Margaret Thatchers biggest embarrasements while in...