Poverty in Chicago
Directed and Produced by Brian Schodorf this film is an exploration of how the drug afflicted homeless population affects society as a whole with exclusive interviews with Chicago’s top social and political leaders. Schodorf’s relationship with the men allows the viewer to get a true inside look at what life is like as a permanent resident of the streets. Poverty in Chicago, also, investigates the devastating loss of over 150 lives in the winter of 2006 at the hand of a deadly heroin epidemic. “Ive told...
Strangeways
The shocking series gains access into Strangeways, a maximum security prison in Manchester with a history as rough as the inmates it houses. Three fascinating episodes unearth the idiosyncrasies and complex relationships between the most violent and dangerous men in the prison and the staff who work with them. Unique twists, like following a couple as they prepare for a wedding behind bars, and graphic footage of arguments and emotional breakdowns make for unmissable...
Can’t Stop Eating
This documentary follows a small number of British people with an incurable genetic disease called Prader-Willi syndrome. Prader–Willi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder in which seven genes (or some subset thereof) on chromosome 15 (q 11-13) are deleted or unexpressed (chromosome 15q partial deletion) on the paternal chromosome. It was first described in 1956 by Andrea Prader (1919-2001), Heinrich Willi (1900-1971), Alexis Labhart (1916), Andrew Ziegler, and Guido Fanconi of Switzerland. The incidence of...
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...
Tribe Meets White Man
This is an unedited, yet incredibly interesting, documentary portraying Papua New Guinean tribes members meeting a white man. The tribe, named the Toulambi, believes those who have died can sometimes come back to haunt the living world as white people. Released in 1993. TV...
The Virgin Daughters
Cutting Edge explores the purity movement in America, where one girl in every six pledges to remain a virgin, or to save her first kiss, until her wedding day. Award-winning documentary-maker Jane Treays investigates whether this decision is made by the girls themselves or their parents, and follows a group of fathers and daughters as they prepare to attend a `purity ball’ in Colorado Springs, run by Randy Wilson and his wife...
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Furries: An Inside Look
Through an interactive platform of interviews with the camera, this documentary journeys through the subculture of those who chose Furry Fandom. Furry fandom is a fandom for fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. Examples of anthropomorphic attributes include exhibiting human intelligence and facial expressions, the ability to speak, walk on two legs, and wear clothes. Furry fandom is also used to refer to the community of people who gather on the Internet and...
A Kid’s Game: The Story of Online Poker
Due to popular demand, Bluefirepoker presents A Kid's Game: The Story of Online Poker. Up to this point the video has only been available to members of BlueFirePoker. This is the first time that the documentary has been released to the public. This documentary covers a variety of topics associated with being a professional poker player including the most money won/lost in a day, how they handle big losing sessions, how their friends and family handle them playing poker for a living, and many more. Featured in this...
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
In 1977, Roman Polanski was arrested in Los Angeles on charges he gave drugs and had sex with a 13-year-old girl he was photographing for Vogue. Eleven months later, having pled guilty to one count, he fled to Europe before sentencing. This film examines that year-long period, using archival footage of the media frenzy and of Polanski's life before the charges, clips from his films, and contemporary interviews with many of the principles - attorneys, the victim, and Polanski's friends and associates. Polanski...