Category “Society”

The Thorium Dream

In the 1950's the scientists who created the atomic bomb offered a promise, by splitting the atom we could have an unlimited supply of electricity that could end pollution and bring peace to the world forever but after the disaster in Japan that dream has never looked more like a nightmare. Today as the world grows increasingly desperate for clean energy a new breed of engineers and energy geeks say we need nuclear power now more than ever. 50 years ago a forgotten government experiment seemed to prove another kind of nuclear energy could nearly eliminate the risk of meltdowns, waste and...

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Ibiza: Spring Breakers of Europe

There's an island in the middle of the Mediterranean named after the Egyptian god of music and dance. To some its considered paradise and to others, paradise lost be regardless of your view everyone knows it's name, Ibiza. A place of infamy and myth a modern day nirvana where anything goes. People have been coming to Ibiza for the white sands, blue seas and golden bodied for decades but the origins of the island as a clubber paradise date back to the mid 80's when a slew of clubs opened up and the island became a second home to Europe's playboys and party girls. Vice sends reporter Clive...

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One Week Job

A 25 year old college graduate Sean Aiken decided that he wanted to complete a project in which he worked fifty two jobs in a year so one job a week in order to find his true passion. This concept came to Sean when he realized that he had no idea what he wanted to do professionally with his life once he had completed his degree. He had originally been funded by his parents but the project in itself quickly gathered a public interest and he managed to raise over $20,000 for his...

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Money and Life

We are currently living in a society where money has become the main objective for everything we can think of. The average person focuses more on bringing home a pay check than living life itself, doing things in which they hate, things that drain them in order to sustain an income. Life would obviously be terribly difficult without a source of income as bills will always haunt us and food needs to be bought, but why is this so? and why do we have to become so consumed with the concept of earning money that it can ruin our relationships with one another? This documentary takes a look at...

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Tulisa The Price of Fame

Having been accused of fixing a Class A drug deal N-Dubz signer and X-factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos' jury trial dramatically collapsed after a week of hearing evidence, but although she is now completely in the clear the toll on her public image and private life has been immense.  As soon as the story broke in June of last year (2013), Tulisa decided she wanted to record what was happening to her in an effort to reveal how it really feels to go through an undercover tabloid sting, to be arrested, charged and go through a court case. Tulisa began filming from the moment she found out...

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The Horrific World of England’s Workhouse

The Workhouse was a hallmark of Victorian Britain in an era associated with imperial pomp and industrial revolution, the workhouse represented the vast underbelly of society. An institution that caused misery to millions and evoked shame in even more. For the poor, the homeless, unemployed or even the ill of Victorian Britain there were no welfare benefits and no NHS, they could starve on the streets or turn to the workhouse as a last resort. Astonishingly the workhouse survived well into the modern era until after the second World War, in 100 years it was home to 16 million people caught...

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Why I Hate The Sixties

This BBC film examines the myth behind the sixties, which was itself created before the decade was even out but has since lingered in all of our minds. What we have lived with however is merely a mirage and this documentary sets about exposing the truth, suggesting that we are living on borrowed time as a result of those who indulged whilst an unchecked Britain experienced an industrial decline. Looking back on old archived footage and the political atmosphere of the time a case is built against the decade we all consider to be filled with...

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The Truth About Webcam Girls

Thousands of girls from all over the world between eighteen to eighty appear to be signing up to work as webcam models. The industry whispers easy money from the comfort of their own bedroom and this seems to be ringing true for a lot of girls as thousands of adults are logging on to these webcam sites daily, with the most popular category being "Solo Women" and there's a story behind every girl. This BBC film sets about discovering what it takes to become a webcam...

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City of Dogs

In this first episode of Louis Theroux's LA Stories, "City of Dogs" he heads to South LA on a journey through the outer edges of  canine companionship to discover how and why hundreds of neglected dogs are roaming the streets of though neighborhoods and takes a look and the people trying to help care for these stray...

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