Category “Society”

The Train That Divides Jerusalem

Jerusalem is an ancient city with a sparkling new train, it was built to unite people but instead the train itself seems to be dividing it further. In this film by BBC's panorama, reporter Adam Wishart, a British Jew, investigates how the train has made it easier for the Jewish community to travel into the Palestinian suburbs, seeing a dramatic influx of people who the Palestinians would rather stayed away. Wishart decided to ride the train which seems to have caused so much controversy, having even incited violence amongst the two sides, all in order to discover the truth as to whats...

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Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?

This is Martin Read's first film, becoming a filmmaker hasn't been easy for him because when he was 16 his mother kicked him out of the house and he became homeless. Having spent some time in prison and struggled with mental health issues he is now turning his life around but the issue of homelessness is still something he cares passionately about, so in an attempt to raise awareness he has produced this documentary. There is nearly a 1,000 more people living on the streets today than there were just 5 years ago, many charitable organisations put this down to the 7 billion pounds in cuts...

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In Vogue: The Editors Eye

In Vogue: The Editors Eye, is a celebration of the magazines 120 years of covering the fashion industry's highs and lows, including behind the scenes interviews with the editors, designers, models and photographers who have contributed so much to the magazines...

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Inside The Monkey Lab

In this film, Vice News has managed to gain rare access to a nonprofit laboratory located in the Netherlands, the sole purpose of which is to tests some of the worlds most deadly viruses and diseases on live monkeys in order to gain insight into how they can affect the body of these primates. The facility itself is called the Biomedical Primate Research Centre or BPRC and they are allowing Vice News to film inside so we can see with our own eyes whether testing on monkeys and the animals welfare can go hand in hand. Testing on non human subjects in the past has led to significant...

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Brian’s Story

At the age of 21 Brian Davis graduated with a degree in English from Cambridge University, seven years later he was a published author and by the mid eighties he had become one of the best known journalists in advertising, today however he is homeless and penniless. In this profoundly moving documentary created by the BBC, we see how a man who appeared to have it all in terms of career and way of life managed to loose it all, finding himself living on the streets of London, whilst suffering from...

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Louis Theroux: Jimmy Savile

The now notorious Jimmy Savile was an English television and radio personality who throughout his career held many charitable fundraisers, managing to raise an estimated £40 million, however this being said he was probably best known for being the host of the BBC show "Jim'll Fix It", similar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation the shows object was to make children's wishes come true. When the once beloved Savile passed away, hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse were made against him and it has since come out that he may have been one of Britain's most prolific sex offenders of all...

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A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY

In this amazing HBO special we see the critically acclaimed actor and FDNY veteran Steve Buscemi explore one of the worlds most demanding fire departments. Along side other such veterans, Buscemi explains through a number of interviews, what life is like to work as a New York City Firefighter, having himself worked for four years, serving on FDNY's Engine Co. 55 in Manhattan's Little Italy. Using never before seen archival footage we get firsthand accounts from the hero's who protect the residents of New York on a daily...

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Saving Thailand’s Animals

In Thailand getting up close to jungle animals is one of the most popular attractions on the tourist trail,  wether it's riding an elephant, petting a tiger or feeding a monkey, you can do it all in Thailand. But in the rush to meet tourist demand and make profits, animals are often mistreated and neglected. In this episode of East 101 by Al Jazeera, Drew Ambrose heads to Thailand in order to find out if new laws would make a difference in a country where animal abuse is big...

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Klansville U.S.A.

In this episode of American Experience we are shown first hand how the once most liberal southern state of America (North Carolina), became home to the largest Klan organisation in the country, the Ku Klux Klan. They seemed to have lay dormant for decades but in 1954 after the Supreme Court: Brown v. Board of Education decision, i.e. states running separate schools based on race were deemed to be unconstitutional, it wasn't surprising that this ruffled a few feathers, causing some to turn to the...

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