Category “Society”

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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Among the Sex Offenders

Louis Theroux has spent the last few months filming a series of documentaries titled "LA Stories", this particular film "Among The Sex Offenders" is the final episode to air. Louis takes a look at how California deals with sex offenders who have just been released from prison and how these particular individuals adjust to living in the outside world whilst being under constant scrutiny from law enforcement and now with it being so easy to find offenders in areas such as this via the internet, the public...

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Rich Hall’s California Stars

Comedian Richard Hall takes us on a journey revealing the reality of life in the Golden State. For a place that has so much history and beauty Rich uncovers that most of the residents living here are actually in fact disappointed with how their lives turned out given the promise of success which the California dream portrays, stating that its a place which easily forgets its past so it can in turn reinvent itself for tourists and...

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The Amish: Shunned

The documentary was filmed over the course of a year and follows several former members of the Amish community as they look back on their decisions to leave the only life they knew and one of the most closed off and tightly knit communities in America. Throughout we discover that these ex-Amish now find themselves struggling to understand modern life. With interviews from remaining loyal members of the Amish community they explain how the importance of obedience and the strong ties bind their communities together and the pain endured when loved ones leave is...

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Burning Desire The Seduction of Smoking

Cigarettes are the most lethal consumer product on the planet, every year over 5 million customers of the tobacco industry die. In this documentary series, Peter Taylor investigates why thousands of young people around the world are still taking up smoking daily. We get an insight into how the powerful tobacco companies manipulate smokers and seduce the young, potential victims of the fatal addiction. The film also takes a look at the industries fight against increasing regulations, from the banning of smoking in public places to covering the boxes with discouraging...

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The Secret Life of Your Clothes

Everyday we give thousands of bags of our old clothes away to charity shops and in this documentary BBC's presenter Ade Adepitan is on a journey to find out what happens to it all. Most of us think the clothes, sent to charity shops are sold there but in reality most of it ends up thousands of miles away in...

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Killing Spree: Columbine

Explores how two teenagers, who were just weeks away from graduating, embarked on a killing spree of such shocking magnitude that it was to make the name of an American high school synonymous with tragedy. 20th April 1999 began like any other day for the pupils of Columbine High School. However, it was to end as a day that would be tragically etched in American history after two of the school's students embarked on a murderous rampage that shook the local community to its core, pushed the emergency services to the limit and became headline news all over the...

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After Porn Ends

After Porn Ends is a documentary that not only examines the lives and careers of some of the biggest names in the history of the adult entertainment industry but what happens to them after they leave the business and try and live the "normal" lives that millions of other Americans enjoy. They hailed from the rural South, steel towns, and the San Fernando Valley. As teenagers and young adults, none of them thought that porn was in their future. They were artists, baseball players, child prodigies, and even Ivy Leaguers. Now, after their lives in porn, they're TV stars, bounty hunters, writers,...

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Thalidomide The Fifty Year Fight

Over fifty years ago the drug Thalidomide shocked the world. For ten years a battle for compensation was fought against one of Britain's largest corporations. One man stood up against this injustice, but this man would see those he was fighting for, turn against him and many attempted to silence his story. But his actions set in motion a chain of events which changed the lives of every Thalidomide child born in the UK and the legacy of that battle continues today, over fifty years on from the tragedy, campaigners are now focusing on the inventors of the...

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