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Dirty Gold War

Dirty Gold War

Dirty Gold War is a tale about the truths which lie behind the thriving industry of gold. On one side of it you have the end product which is associated with love, celebration and displays of wealth but there is a darker side to this precious metal and that is the appalling conditions faced by those who are affected by dirty gold. The film explores the complete road in which gold takes to inevi

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The Meth Epidemic

The Meth Epidemic

The drug which started out as a fad back in the 1970's amongst the motorcycle gang subculture has now spread right across the United States, it is known by many names, Speed, Meth, Glass, etc. Despite the governments best efforts to crack down on it, methamphetamine has become far more destructive now than at any other point in the last decade. This film is an investigation into the drug and th

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Hidden Killers, The Post-War Home

The shadow of World War II loomed long, there was a desperate need to rebuild bomb damaged towns and cities because above all people wanted a safe place to live and to bring up their families. In the 1950's the government was under pressure to build new homes and as such started an ambitious building program, the time to look forward had come at last and the British wanted everything around the

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Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web

A BBC Storyville special which sets out to take a deep look into the now infamous black market website known as the Silk Road which came into existance back in 2011. Coined the 'Amazon of illegal drugs' the Silk Road was the brainchild of a mysterious, libertarian who went under the moniker of The Dread Pirate Roberts. With the promise of providing his users with complete anonymity and total freed

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Domestic Servants: Domestic Slaves

In Asia and the Middle East there is said to be more than 15 million women working as servants in private households, the working conditions for many of these women is said to be comparable to slavery. Many of whom have been recruited by shady employment agencies who ignore reports of or perhaps themselves exploit, mistreat or even sexually abuse their workforce. It is estimated that around 45

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Secrets of the Vatican

On 28 February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by being the first pope to resign in 600 years. When the helicopter took him away he was leaving behind a bitterly divided Vatican and this FRONTLINE special explores the inside story of the events which undermined Benedict's papacy. It is a story of corruption and coverups, sexual scandal and abuse, of secrets and hypocrisy and a tale of

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Kid Criminals

Kid Criminals

At any one time in the United States there are over 70,000 children being held behind bars. Kid Criminals is a fascinating two part special produced by an award-winning Channel 4 team and in it we explore some of the toughest institutions responsible for housing these juvenile offenders. As we meet some of the child inmates, we quickly discover that some are responsible for committing the most

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The Jersey Shore of England

These days Liverpool is considered to be Britain's capital city of beauty. On average, there are six times more gyms, training salons and "cosmetic surgeons" than anywhere else in the country. Users of intravenous tanning solutions and steroids are now the most regular clients of the cities needle exchanges. This VICE special started filming in March of 2010 and was shot over a period of 10

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Meltdown: The Men Who Crashed The World

Meltdown is a four-part investigation into the orgy of greed and recklessness that drove the world into financial collapse back in 2008 and only now are the hard questions being asked, only now are the key players being held to account. In the first episode we hear from four men who are responsible for crashing the global economy. From a billionaire mortgage seller who managed to pull the wool

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