Society

The Alternativity

The Alternativity is a story which takes us to the city of Bethlehem, world capital of the international Jesus Christ birthday business and this year Bethlehem became home to a very unique hotel. Billed as having the worst view in the world Banksy's Walled Off hotel sits under the gaze of an Israeli watch tower in the occupied Palestinian territories. The place where Christmas was invented now

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Frame 394

Frame 394

Frame 394 is a documentary short which follows a young man from Toronto who happens to have found himself wrapped up in one of America's most high profile police shooting cases. Daniel Voshart was trawling the internet one night when he happened to stumble across a video which had just gone viral. The video in question was filmed in North Charleston, South Carolina and depicted a white police o

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Going Postal

Going Postal

Going Postal is the tale of several school and workplace shootings which have been responsible for casting a large shadow over American society and generating fear since the 1980's. It is a modern phenomenon which has been coined "Going Postal", this film includes a large number of interviews with survivors, the families of those who died and the friends and families of those who snapped and becam

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The Fear of 13

The Fear of 13

You wouldn't be blamed for thinking that a film that spends a full hour and a half sitting with just one person as he tells his story might not be all that interesting but The Fear of 13 turns out to be an incredibly compelling tale which which makes for a moving watch. This film sees Nick Yarris recall his experience on Death Row, after being sentenced back in the 1980's for a crime he didn't

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Ross Kemp: Libya’s Migrant Hell

This is the most dangerous migrant journey in the world and this year it's here in Libya that has become the main departure point for migrants who are attempting to get to Europe. It is estimated that around 3,000 of these make it across the Mediterranean into Italy every week and around 12 die trying every day. However, before these migrants reach the coast they first must cross 1,000 miles of

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Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children

Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children is a feature length documentary film which was shot completely undercover and throughout the course of nine months. It is a breathtaking tale of how three children are growing up in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe was once considered to be the jewel of Africa, said to have the best education system on the continent, now however its infrastructure is in complete

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The Paedophile Hunter

The Paedophile Hunter

The Paedophile Hunter is a 2014 Channel 4 documentary which follows Stinson Hunter and his mates as they inflict their own brand of vigilante justice upon men who are attempting to meet underage girls. Operating out of Nuneaton, a town in Warwickshire, England, Hunter and his cronies set up online profiles for underage girls, and then play a waiting game of sorts in the hopes that someone will ini

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Texas: America Supersized

The great John Steinbeck once described Texas as a state of mind and obsession as well as a nation in every other sense of the word. Texas is a huge compound of power and wealth and force and attitude too. It's a frontier state with a frontier history of mentality. Texas is also one of the home states of the American military industrial complex and it's the home base of Mission Control for the

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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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