Category “Society”

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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Apple’s Broken Promises

In this Panorama special the truth about Apple and your iPhone is revealed, for the first time secret filming from inside the high security Chinese factories where Apples products are made show the reality of life on the production line. What this film discovers is an exhausted work force with staff falling asleep as they work. Panorama also travels further down the supply train to find children digging for the tin that the industry needs and evidence that tin from illegal and dangerous mines is being supplied to Apple. The most valuable company in the world builds the gadgets we all love...

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A Bad Trip to Edgewood

90 miles north of Washington D.C. stands Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. From World War I to the present day it has been the centre of the US Army's research into chemical warfare. Within it's laboratories bazaar experiments took place, by giving a cat LSD Edgewood scientists were able to turn nature and normality upside down. Animals were always tested before humans the reasoning for such tests were that army scientists wanted to research and understand about the dose levels for nerve agents and chemical compounds i.e. what would simply incapacitate and what would be considered lethal on the...

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Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade

This hour long documentary film which was written and directed by Garrett Graham in collaboration with the Tar Sands Blockade demonstrates how in 2012, landowners and environmental activists from all over Texas came together in a bid to prevent a proposed oil pipeline from being built, it features exclusive footage that was filmed by the protestors themselves and demonstrates the true hazards and damage being done due to the construction of such a pipeline. The pipeline itself is being built in order to transport tar sands oil from Alberta Canada to the existing refineries located near the...

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Cat Wars

Cats are one of the most popular domesticated animals around and in the United Kingdom their numbers have dramatically risen over the last couple of years to around ten million. This number is viewed in two lights, for the cat lovers it's great news but for those who don't take kindly to them it could almost be seen as an epidemic. Cat Wars is a BBC film that is attempting to understand both sides of the feline battle to discover what it is about cats that has such a polarising effect on people. The documentary also gets in touch with some of the more fanatical cat owners which include...

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The UK’s Young Reoffenders

As of 2014 nearly three quarters of young offenders in the UK will reoffend within 12 months of their release from custody. These figures seem to be rising year on year, however the number of first time offenders is decreasing yearly which is creating somewhat of a vacuum where hardcore reoffenders are becoming locked into a cycle of crime, jail, probation and crime again. This documentary released by VICE follows a gang of such young reoffenders from Abingdon, Oxfordshire who seem to have nothing better to do than get themselves into...

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The Real ‘Wolf of Wall Street’?

The Oscar nominated movie Wolf on Wall Street was famously based on the story of Jordan Belfort, a crooked investment banker who made his money selling worthless stocks at a high price but according to some the original inspiration behind Leonardo DiCaprio's foray into the world of overindulgence with 1990's tailoring apparently didn't come from Belfort himself but instead from a man named Dana Giacchetto. It is said that Leo became interested in making this particular film because he had actually lived it with Dana, having spent quite a bit of time hanging around with him, a former...

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You Don’t Know Shit

Every day the United States must find a way to get rid of 5 billion gallons of human waste and they appear increasingly unable to find the space. Sewage spills are common place and the nightmare is only getting worse as a never ending stream of people descend upon major cities putting extra strain on the already strained infrastructure. When hurricane Sandy shut down six New York sewage plants, millions of gallons of raw sewage spilled out onto the...

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The Thorium Dream

In the 1950's the scientists who created the atomic bomb offered a promise, by splitting the atom we could have an unlimited supply of electricity that could end pollution and bring peace to the world forever but after the disaster in Japan that dream has never looked more like a nightmare. Today as the world grows increasingly desperate for clean energy a new breed of engineers and energy geeks say we need nuclear power now more than ever. 50 years ago a forgotten government experiment seemed to prove another kind of nuclear energy could nearly eliminate the risk of meltdowns, waste and...

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