Category “Society”

The Amish: Shunned

The documentary was filmed over the course of a year and follows several former members of the Amish community as they look back on their decisions to leave the only life they knew and one of the most closed off and tightly knit communities in America. Throughout we discover that these ex-Amish now find themselves struggling to understand modern life. With interviews from remaining loyal members of the Amish community they explain how the importance of obedience and the strong ties bind their communities together and the pain endured when loved ones leave is...

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Burning Desire The Seduction of Smoking

Cigarettes are the most lethal consumer product on the planet, every year over 5 million customers of the tobacco industry die. In this documentary series, Peter Taylor investigates why thousands of young people around the world are still taking up smoking daily. We get an insight into how the powerful tobacco companies manipulate smokers and seduce the young, potential victims of the fatal addiction. The film also takes a look at the industries fight against increasing regulations, from the banning of smoking in public places to covering the boxes with discouraging...

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The Secret Life of Your Clothes

Everyday we give thousands of bags of our old clothes away to charity shops and in this documentary BBC's presenter Ade Adepitan is on a journey to find out what happens to it all. Most of us think the clothes, sent to charity shops are sold there but in reality most of it ends up thousands of miles away in...

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Killing Spree: Columbine

Explores how two teenagers, who were just weeks away from graduating, embarked on a killing spree of such shocking magnitude that it was to make the name of an American high school synonymous with tragedy. 20th April 1999 began like any other day for the pupils of Columbine High School. However, it was to end as a day that would be tragically etched in American history after two of the school's students embarked on a murderous rampage that shook the local community to its core, pushed the emergency services to the limit and became headline news all over the...

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After Porn Ends

After Porn Ends is a documentary that not only examines the lives and careers of some of the biggest names in the history of the adult entertainment industry but what happens to them after they leave the business and try and live the "normal" lives that millions of other Americans enjoy. They hailed from the rural South, steel towns, and the San Fernando Valley. As teenagers and young adults, none of them thought that porn was in their future. They were artists, baseball players, child prodigies, and even Ivy Leaguers. Now, after their lives in porn, they're TV stars, bounty hunters, writers,...

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Thalidomide The Fifty Year Fight

Over fifty years ago the drug Thalidomide shocked the world. For ten years a battle for compensation was fought against one of Britain's largest corporations. One man stood up against this injustice, but this man would see those he was fighting for, turn against him and many attempted to silence his story. But his actions set in motion a chain of events which changed the lives of every Thalidomide child born in the UK and the legacy of that battle continues today, over fifty years on from the tragedy, campaigners are now focusing on the inventors of the...

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FUCK

Released in 2005, FUCK is a documentary by Steve Anderson and examines the word "fuck" and its origins. The films itself argues that the word is an essential part of society and discussion and represents freedom of speech in itself. It examines the term from various perspectives which includes art, linguists, society, comedy, etc. Including interviews with many public...

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It’s Time We Talked

A wry and intense road trip across direct democracy's history and potential in America, warmly probing the historical record, stories of ballot activists of all stripes, our political assumptions, and everyday people's ideas for laws, to build the case for true citizenship. A film by Olaf...

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Life as an Illegal Immigrant in Greece

Vice News sends Alex Miller to Greece to cover the current situation for immigrants in search for a better life, they assume a European country such as Greece would hold better prospects for them and their families but hat they find upon arrival is very different. Most of the immigrants are refugees from war-torn countries such as Syria and Afghanistan but they find themselves stuck in a country that is not only battling and economic crisis but a rise in anti-immigrant...

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