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Louis Theroux: Jimmy Savile

The now notorious Jimmy Savile was an English television and radio personality who throughout his career held many charitable fundraisers, managing to raise an estimated £40 million, however this being said he was probably best known for being the host of the BBC show "Jim'll Fix It", similar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation the shows object was to make children's wishes come true. When the once belo

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A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY

In this amazing HBO special we see the critically acclaimed actor and FDNY veteran Steve Buscemi explore one of the worlds most demanding fire departments. Along side other such veterans, Buscemi explains through a number of interviews, what life is like to work as a New York City Firefighter, having himself worked for four years, serving on FDNY's Engine Co. 55 in Manhattan's Little Italy. Using

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Saving Thailand’s Animals

In Thailand getting up close to jungle animals is one of the most popular attractions on the tourist trail,  wether it's riding an elephant, petting a tiger or feeding a monkey, you can do it all in Thailand. But in the rush to meet tourist demand and make profits, animals are often mistreated and neglected. In this episode of East 101 by Al Jazeera, Drew Ambrose heads to Thailand in order to find

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Klansville U.S.A.

In this episode of American Experience we are shown first hand how the once most liberal southern state of America (North Carolina), became home to the largest Klan organisation in the country, the Ku Klux Klan. They seemed to have lay dormant for decades but in 1954 after the Supreme Court: Brown v. Board of Education decision, i.e. states running separate schools based on race were deemed to be 

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Without Bound: Perspectives on Mobile Living

Without Bound is an extremely interesting documentary film that follows a fascinating group of people, who have traded their typical households for a more minimal, off-grid, mobile living, way of life. Taking advantage of trailers, RV's or whatever vehicle they have a preference for. They themselves can see how they might be confused as being homeless but explain that this way of life is in fact a

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Macedonia: Behind the Facade

Macedonia's government wants to rewrite the nations history, it's Albanian minority fear the consequences as ethnic tensions increase, opponents say the regime is using surveillance to suppress decent, stating that the government has been phone tapping thousands of civilians. In this episode of People & Power by Al Jazeera they ask just where exactly is this path leading the people, possible c

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Autopsy: The Last Hours of Robin Williams

Robbin Williams was one of the funniest and most gifted comedians of his generation, his manic energy, lightning wit and wildly inventive improvisation made him world famous, but on August the 11th 2014, Robin Williams was found dead in a bedroom of his home. Early news reports jumped to one conclusion. World renowned forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd has been preforming high profile au

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You Won’t Regret That Tattoo

When it comes to tattoos we have all heard the phrase "you'll regret that when your older", well this short documentary by Angie Bird explores that concept, sitting down with several elderly folk who all have tattoos to discuss the meanings and memories behind the ink. This film sets about challenging the idea that if we get tattoos when we are young, that in later life we will come to regret it.

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My Ideal

My Ideal

The porn industry today is unique and in its own category of media, attracting large numbers of viewers. In this film we see Gabriele Trapani, the director for wecrosstheline, an Italian independent video label delve into the daily lives of models for Ideal Images, an LA based adult agency. Through the CEO of Ideal Images, Jason Toller we see how the whole operation works, from the managing of car

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