Category “Society”

The Science of Lust

Lust - what triggers it? Once triggered, lust can play a huge part in your behavior and not only sexually. Throughout this documentary various scientific experiments are played out to try to determine how lust affects everyday decisions and behavior. Both men and women are seen to be affected by lust though in slightly different ways. Men are much more visually stimulated than women. When certain backdrops with images of woman are used to sell products such as sunglasses, men in particular are prone to being affected in their buying choices. Both genders experience bodily arousal from certain...

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Teens Hooked On Girls

In this documentary, the relationship that Britain's teenagers have with the internet and adult sites, is explored. Britain has one of the highest percentages of sexually active teens in Europe. One in three boys around the age of sixteen, regularly visit adult sites and a third of fifteen year olds have had sex. This is the first generation of teenagers that cannot remember a time before the internet. It is very easy for young teenagers to access porn on the internet. For some it is casual but for others, as seen in the documentary, it is an addiction. Teens can look up porn of many...

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Knuckle

It was 1997 when Ian Palmer (the director) met a traveller family called the Quinn McDonagh's. Michael Quinn McDonagh was 18 years old when he married his cousin Jacqueline, Ian had been asked to film their wedding by a friend. Although knowing nothing about travelers and their way of life Ian ended up following them for the next 12 years. The Quinn McDonagh's had been fighting a bitter feud with their cousins the Joyce's for decades, now both families had started to make video tapes to insult and challenge each other to bare-knuckle fistfights. This documentary dives into the violent but...

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Dangerously Rich: Billionaire Super Security

Protesters, Pirates, even Kidnappers are targeting todays super rich. Some say these threats are intensifying and as a result billionaires from around the world are fortifying their personal security with sophisticated, cutting edge and so called head of state level protection. From high security on the high seas to when the bad guys come, the tools and technologies to take down any intruder at any cost. While their jet setting or on the move an entire industry is on call ready to sell the super rich, super security and even some good old fashioned muscle. With exclusive access to Warren...

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No Sex Please, We’re Japanese

In a world where people panic about the rising global population, Japan is facing a very different future which could see their population shrink by a third in just 40 years. One reason is that the Japanese are not having enough babies and the causes of that form the basis of Anita Rani's intriguing journey. Part of a season of programmes on population for This World, No Sex Please, We're Japanese explores Otaku culture - the world of nerds and geeks obsessed with computer games and Manga cartoons - which has led to a withdrawal of many Japanese men from the whole dating game. Anita meets...

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The Wall Street Code

A thrilling documentary about a genius algorithm builder who dared to stand up against Wall Street. Haim Bodek, aka The Algo Arms Dealer. From the makers of the much-praised Quants: the Alchemists of Wall Street and Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box. Now the long-awaited final episode of a trilogy in search of the winners and losers of the tech revolution on Wall Street. Could mankind lose control of this increasingly complex...

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The Men of the Fifth World

The aboriginal culture of Australia included a large number of tribes that inhabited the oceanic continent before the arrival of the white man. But is all that rich culture doomed? Are Australian aborigines destined to become extinct? In this documentary one of the elders that preserve aboriginal culture will show the most important elements of a culture that struggles not to disappear. We learn about the aboriginal rituals in which they contact the parallel world in which the gods, spirits and men live together. We learn the role of the digeridu, a musical instrument employed in...

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Bumfights: A video too far

In 2002, six American teenagers released one of the most shocking and degrading videos ever made. Set in the skidrows of Las Vegas and San Diego, the film featured homeless people and addicts fighting each other and performing extreme stunts. Acts they were paid to perform by those who were filming them. It scandalised America, but despite a horrified public reaction, the video sales were phenomenal. The film and its copycat followers have unleashed a wave of lawsuits, soul searching and a new and deeply disturbing type of reality TV, and it has changed the lives of everyone involved....

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British Neo Nazis

100% White is a powerful portrait of men trapped on the margins of society. Leo Regan's subjects, Colin, Neil and Nick, may have left their neo-Nazi gang behind, but shedding their own fear, hatred and violence is a far harder task. Former leader Neil, who describes stabbing someone as "too easy, like getting butter out of a tub", now seeks counselling to control his violent tendencies. Colin left the gang because "you've got to look after your family before you can sort out your country", but demonstrates his paternalism by assaulting his wife and forbidding his children to have black...

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