Category “News & Politics”

Saving South Sudan

Sudan has been divided by war for centuries, the arab north preyed on the black christian south. In the early eighties oil was discovered which resulted in the war intensifying. Finally after six decades of war, both sides realised they needed to find peace to take advantage of the black gold. In July 2011 South Sudan finally achieved it's own independence and became the worlds newest nation. The majority Dinka tribe was represented by former military commander and now president Salva Kiir Mayardit, the second largest group the Nuer was represented by Dr. Riek Machar Teny who was appointed...

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Thatcher and The IRA: Dealing With Terror

A BBC documentary which takes a look at Margaret Thatcher's strategy for dealing with the IRA. This film reveals a complex picture of a women who was both fiercely and combative in public but yet despite this behind the scenes she was secretly dealing with the very same people who tried to kill...

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EDL Girls: Dont Call Me Racist

The English Defense league or EDL, is a notorious far right, racist, street movement who's protests often end in violence. After the brutal murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, May 2013 the EDL's ranks multiplied five times because this attack was viewed as one perpetrated by Islamic extremists by many. A large number of the people joining the EDL however are women, who call themselves the "EDL angles" and since last summer BBC Three have been following them on the frontline. This is their story and why they...

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An Honest Man

An Honest Man is a film about the life of R. Budd Dwyer and it dives into the Computer Technology Associates scandal that lead Dwyer to publicly commit suicide during a press conference. The documentary itself features a number of interview from friends, family and associates of Dwyer's in an attempt to better understand the situation. These interviews include Dwyer's widow Joanne (her last before her death in 2009) and William T. Smith, the man whose testimony convicted Dwyer. Smith reveals in the film that he gave false testimony under oath and that he thus is 'responsible' for Dwyer's...

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Behind the Rhetoric: The Real Iran

What do we really know about the Islamic republic of Iran, aside from a cold war rhetoric from politicians on both sides, each accusing the other of evil. Rageh Omaar travels to Iran after it taking up to a year to receive permission to film inside the country to get the real...

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Who’s Afraid of Machiavelli?

Niccolo Machiavelli, 16th century Italian diplomat, political thinker, arch bad guy, his name conjures up everything thats sly about human behavior. It's all because of his book entitled "The Prince", written over 500 years ago. It's about power, how to get it and how to keep it. Machiavelli wrote this book in 1513, it was shocking then and it's shocking now. How useful and relevant is "The Prince"...

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The Power and the Glory

In this journey to the graves of great leaders and heroes dark secrets will emerge. Why was the burial casket of a murdered president cast deep into the atlantic ocean? Could a pit in Syberia hide the grave of the last Tzar od Russia? Princess Pocahontas: is her secret tomb under a tavern in England? How did the body of Eva Peron become an icon worth killing...

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Bobby Sands: The 1981 Hungerstrike

The 1981 Irish hunger strike was the culmination of a five-year protest during "the Troubles" by Irish republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. The protest began as the blanket protest in 1976, when the British government withdrew Special Category Status for convicted paramilitary prisoners. In 1978, after a number of attacks on prisoners leaving their cells to "slop out", the dispute escalated into the dirty protest, where prisoners refused to leave their cells to wash and covered the walls of their cells with excrement. In 1980, seven prisoners participated in the first hunger strike,...

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Extreme World: Northern Ireland

Ross Kemp travels to Northern Ireland in this episode of Extreme World. His primary goal is to see for himself if there have been any improvements since the Good Friday agreement, which was signed nearly sixteen years ago. Kemp encounters both Loyalists and Republicans but also gets talking to the police force that are faced with the task of keeping the peace between the two divided...

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