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Sell & Spin A History of Advertising

From ancient phrases etched in stone, to todays cutting edge multimedia commercials, selling has always meant grabbing attention. Attention from people with chickens to trade or money to spend, the point of which is to move the product, it means tapping into peoples desire and creating need. This is a story of explanation, exaggeration and even exploitation, a story that extends from Roman high

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American Firefighters

American Firefighters

American Firefighters, originally released in 1990 provides us with a unique raw glimpse into the average days of a firefighter. We see first hand how they spend their time off with family, how they sleep and above all how they operate once that alarm starts ringing. Right from the get go we quickly see how taxing it must be for these men who put their lives on the line daily to save others in

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Humans for Sale

Humans for Sale

In this BBC special, Humans for Sale, we are taken on a journey through the ruthless world of human trafficking as journalist Samantha Poling asks some tough questions and films those at the heart of the supply chain. Here she manages to discover a multimillion pound network operating within the United Kingdom. Human trafficking is big business, and to figure out just how big it is Poling follo

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Anatomy of a Scandal

Anatomy of a Scandal is an award winning 2011 investigation into medical research and vaccine trials which were carried out on children and babies in many Mother & Baby homes and other Irish institutions right up until 1973. During the making of this film a truly shocking discovery was made, the bodies of four hundred and sixty ‘illegimate’ infants had been sent to anatomy laboratories betw

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The Silk Roads

Our western ideal is under great pressure and we can do nothing to influence it, we take refuge in our everyday lives and hide behind new borders, we can't seem to cope in a world in which we increasingly feel out of place. No wonder says British historian Peter Frankopan, author of the bestseller "The Silk Roads: A New History of the World". We are the product of a history in which we have alw

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Down the Deep, Dark Web

Down The Deep, Dark Web is a film on, you guessed it... the Darknet. There have been many documentaries released recently on the now infamous dark net website The Silk Road but most of those films focus solely on that website alone and Ross Ulbricht , it's creator. This film however takes a closer look at the dark net itself and how it works. A journalist by the name of Yuval Orr is our tour gu

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Terence McKenna’s True Hallucinations

Terence McKenna's True Hallucinations is an experimental documentary by Peter Bergmann which has managed to perfectly stitch together much of McKenna's interviews and recordings from hundreds of different sources to tell the tale of Terence McKenna's adventure into the Amazon basin and the ideas which this trip gave birth to. In 1971, Terence McKenna, along with his brother Dennis and three oth

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The Castration Cure

The Castration Cure

In the United States of America they are taking a highly controversial approach to treating pedophiles, it's even written in law. In this film we meet several convicted pedophiles who have either been chemically or surgically castrated. Atascadero State Hospital is 220 miles north of Los Angeles, it is a maximum security hospital for those deemed criminally insane but it also houses dangerous p

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The Suicide Plan

The Suicide Plan

A groundbreaking special from FRONTLINE where over the course of 90-minutes we are taken into the social grey area of assisted suicide. This underground world is probably one of the most polarising social issues of our time as on one side we have those who feel they are helping people end their suffering but on the other we have the lawmakers who believe maters of assisted suicide are criminal.

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