Society

The Golden Mountains of Suriname

In the South American, Suriname Mountains, the precious metal gold can be found everywhere, from political power to the jewellery being worn by the locals. The effects of the gold mining which is occurring here seeps into all aspects of society. For many Surinamese, the gold industry is a necessary source of income but it is destroying the environment and the health of those around it. In this

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Factory City

Factory City

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live where you work, no? neither have I and for most of us the idea would simply be unthinkable, but imagine living and working at one of the biggest factories in the world, a workplace the size of Monaco. For the 17,000 employees stationed at the mega factory known as EUPA, it is reality and they come from all over China seeking a brighter future.

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The Food Bank: Scotland’s Hidden Hunger

Last year over one million people were given emergency food in Britain and the numbers now only seem to be growing. The Food Bank is an organisation that goes to the frontline of food poverty and meets up with some of those who are struggling to survive and driven to the brink, sometimes feeling as though their only resort is to shoplift. In this film we follow the stories of several people who

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Blackout

Blackout

The 13th of July 1977 started out as a beautiful summer’s day in New York City but later on that evening many New Yorkers experienced their city of lights go dark leaving them without any electricity for more than 12 hours. Blackout by American Experience examines the stories of those who experienced this extremely rare occurrence and gives a detailed account of what exactly happened to people

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Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A

Many people think that serving a life sentence in jail is much better than the death sentence. This is probably true, seeing as you hold on to your life and you get to live to see your family every so often. But is it really better knowing that you have to spend your whole life confined to your jail cell and the prison where you will be kept? In a sense, it is a death sentence. For many people,

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Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile

For years he was regarded as a TV and radio superstar, he was also a friend to the rich and famous but since his death back in 2011 the sinister truth about Jimmy Savile has been revealed. Jimmy Savile, once one of Britain's favourite stars and adored by millions of television viewers is now regarded as one of the country's most prolific sex offenders, his preying on young victims and just how he

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Mods, Rockers and Bank Holiday Mayhem

In this film we are taken on a trip back to the days when 'style wars' were indeed just that, fights breaking out over which clothes were being worn. Spring of 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the bank holiday 'battle of the beaches', these so called battles were the result of hundreds of mods and rockers flooding seaside resorts all along the coast of Britain on scooters and motorbikes in sear

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Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia

In modern-day Russia it is estimated that just a mere 1% of the LGBT population live their lives completely open in regards to their sexuality. A recent anti-gay amendment to the "propaganda" law seems to have triggered an ever increasing number of assaults on the gay community, both men and women seem to be getting beaten up by vigilantes, who for the most part are going unpunished for their crim

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Reggie Yates: Race Riots USA

From Baltimore to Los Angeles and from Texas to Ohio, over the last year shocking images of American police officers brutalising and killing black people have left the world in disbelief and sparked some of the worst civil disorder seen in America in decades. The released footage however has also galvanised a new generation of young activists demanding an end to police brutality. The shooting o

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