Category “Society”

That’s Not Funny

That's Not Funny is a documentary which was successfully funded through the crowdfunding website KickStarter, it's an examination into the history of comedy, asking what makes things funny whilst questioning the boundaries of controversy and...

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Citizenfour

Back in January of 2013, Laura Poitras a documentary filmmaker who received the MacArthur Genius Fellowship award in 2012 and shared a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was a few years into creating a documentary about the increase in surveillance America saw post 9/11 when she suddenly received several encrypted e-mails from a mysterious source, calling themselves "citizen four". Citizenfour was prepared to blow the whistle on the surveillance programs set up by the NSA and other such intelligence agencies. Citizenfour was of course Edward Snowden, and in June of 2013 once this...

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Kids with Guns: UK’s Army Cadet Force

VICE releases a new episode to their on going series "Rule Britannia", the film follows United Kingdom's Army Cadet Force to get an inside view of how the Army trains and recruits young kids to join the Cadets, that's over 46,000 members, all of whom are within the ages of 12 to 18. The Cadets have about 1,700 detachments set up all around the country, with the main goal of training these kids, teaching them discipline and...

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The Battle for British Islam

After the recent attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by fundamental islamic militants, which saw the execution of several employees and police officers, Panorama's John Ware set about investigating the current state of islamic relations within the United Kingdom. Asking the question, "why is it that some muslims feel justified in killing their fellow citizens in the name of...

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The Super-Rich and Us

The super-rich are taking over, 85 people own the same wealth as half the worlds population, never before has money been so polarised. In this two part BBC series Jacques Peretti decides to take it upon himself to find out how the super-rich changed Britain, but are they benefiting the public, making us richer or simply creating a more divided society? and who sold us the idea that the super-rich would make the nations people better off. This is the story of the super-rich and...

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Billionaire’s Paradise: Inside Necker Island

People have long dreamt of living in paradise, but for most it's somewhere just out of reach. Billionaire Sir. Richard Branson has tried to do the impossible and create Utopia on his 74 acre private island called Necker, which is located in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoying this garden of Eden comes at a price, one weeks stay costs over £280,000. This is the story of the guests who come to stay on the island and those that serve them, working tirelessly to sell the Caribbean dream. They have to battle to keep nature at bay and attend to the guests every...

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Princes of the Yen

Princes of Yen is a film based off of a book by Professor Richard Werner who was a researcher that visited the Bank of Japan during the 90's crash which saw the market fall by about 80% and house prices rise 84%. The film sets about revealing the real cause behind this and how once beaten in World War II it's society was molded to suit the plans of those in power, to which the citizens themselves were kept in the dark about. Using old footage and interviews of Richard Werner himself we are shown what really happened in Japan almost 25 years ago and what appears to be happening in Europe...

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The Defectors

In this Sky News special reporter Mark Stone meets up with several North Korean defectors in order to give them a chance to be heard and tell their story of how life once was for them living in the North. The testimony you will hear in this film is shocking, heartbreaking and continues to happen right now, stories of murder, slavery, torture, imprisonment and rape all of which is unparalleled in the modern world and recalled by those that survived...

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How the KKK Preys on American Veterans

In this VICE special reporter Rocco Castoro travels down to the Mississippi in order to get a feel for why the Ku Klux Klan has recently been experiencing an increase in new memberships. The general consensus is that the KKK are now implementing a new strategy by where they target veterans who are coming home from the war's in Iraq and Afghanistan. Castoro manages to get an exclusive interview with one such Klan member and former...

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