Posted in: Countries, Society
Reggie Yates’s Extreme South Africa
South Africa, the continents biggest success story and one of the most stunning countries in the world, but this country has a very dark past. For over a century a white supremacist government controlled the nation and brutally oppressed black people. This system of racial separation was known as apartheid and was only abolished 1994 when Nelson Mandela and the AMC came to power. Poverty is still very much widespread here but today people are talking about a new underclass of people emerging, its not black...
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Only Human: Make Me Normal
Make me normal, is a documentary that follows several children and teenagers with Autism and Aspergers syndrome all of whom attend a special school in the UK. Its an eye opening glimpse into the world of those who have such conditions and how they perceive the world around...
Posted in: Drugs, Society
CRACKHOUSE
CRACKHOUSE is a "Real Life" documentary by the BBC where ex-crack cocaine user Carl John or 'CJ' revisits his home town in Liverpool to get back in touch with some old friends who are all now addicted to the drug themselves. This unique film gives us a great insight into the day in a life of a crack addict, we are faced with prostitution and shoplifting as a means of getting by in this seedy way of...
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Winged Seduction: Birds Of Paradise
Tim Laman a photographer for National Geographic and ornithologist Ed Scholes have been traveling to some of the most remote jungles the world has to offer in search of observing and photographing all 39 species of tropical bird. This particular group of birds are entitled as the "Birds of Paradise" and can be found in some of the last truly wild locations of New...
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The Whole World is Watching
The Whole World is Watching is a film by Michael Sizer that brings attention to one of societies most pressing issues, our right to free speech and the ability to stand up for ourselves. Sizer set's about exploring some of the challenges that can be faced by citizen journalists today, including their ability to film in public and expose any wrong doing committed by figures of authority. With the age of social media upon us and where sharing content has become so easy it is clear to see why those in power are...
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Underage and Over the Limit
The issue of underage drinking is really becoming a serious one in Ireland and the UK but especially in the North East of England where the highest percentage of underage drinkers can be found, with ages ranging from as low as 11 up to 15 years of age. The film by the BBC sets about following social worker Phil Tye in his constant struggle to improve the situation and effort in preventing young teens ending up dependent on...
Posted in: Crime, Music, Society
Chiraq
This is an eight part documentary by Vice's music devision, Noisey. They venture to Englewood which is one of the sketchiest areas in Chicago city and hook up with Chief Keef, a famous rapper in the Hip-Hop, drill...
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Poor Kids of America
In the United States child poverty has reached record levels, with over 16 million children now affected nationwide. One in twelve americans are now jobless and many children are growing up with little hope of long term employment. With middle class families loosing their homes sometimes with very short notice, more and more pressure is being piled onto charitable causes such as food banks and shelters. In this documentary BBC ask three children to express their views on what life in modern America is really...
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Britains Broken Families
A recent documentary by the BBC has set about following the work of Newcastle's Family Intervention Project or FIP, the project aims to try and help some of the more disruptive families in the area. Two of the FIP workers followed by this documentary are Claire Stewart and Vicki McKeown both are assigned to a family in an attempt to turn their lives around and help improve the overall home situation. Claire's aim is to try and help mother Sharon get her 14 year old daughter to go to school and Vicki is faced...