Category “Society”

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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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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