Homo Sapiens 1900
Homo Sapiens 1900 is a 1998 documentary directed by Peter Cohen, about various eugenics methods that were in practice in Europe during the first part of the 20th century. Eugenics is to be the scientific credo of the 20th century. The man credited with its invention, Francis Galton, says it is based on the concept that the evolution of man is crippled by the ill-conceived - those unfit to breed. The study of eugenics thus would concern itself with distinguishing the weed from the good flowers. Eugenics...
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Murder By Proxy: How America Went Postal
Murder By Proxy: How America Went Postal is a documentary film that examines the phenomenon of spree killing, particularly in a workplace, that became known in the United States as "going postal". The film argues that the phenomenon originated in the United States Postal Service as a result of hostile work environment following the Postal Reorganization Act of 1971 and then spread to the rest of society. Filmmaker Emil Chiaberi presents a point of view that spree killings became widespread in the United...
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Life At Any Price
Two-thirds of the world’s women live in countries where abortion can be obtained for a variety of social, economic or personal reasons. In other nations it is allowed only in cases of rape, foetal abnormality or when a woman’s life is at risk. But El Salvador bans abortion in all circumstances and criminalises women suspected of procuring one, along with those believed to have been complicit in the process. In some cases, suspects have been charged with murder. Are El Salvador’s abortion laws...
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Licence to Kill
After Manchester City player Courtney Meppen-Walter was released from prison in error earlier this month, this powerful documentary follows why he was sent there in the first place, following a traffic collision that killed two members of the same family. With exclusive interviews and access to that family and to Meppen-Walter himself, it explores why newly qualified drivers are so often at the centre of traffic accidents and why these are the single biggest killer of young people. Sophie Morgan, whose own...
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Tainted Love Secrets of the Dating Game
Panorama exposes the tricks of the UK's online dating industry, worth millions of pounds a year. Reporter Fiona Walker investigates how some unscrupulous dating websites are preying on those looking for love and searching for their perfect partner. She reveals a world where millions of photos and private details are taken from social media sites without people's consent and reused to set up fake profiles of imaginary potential partners to tempt the lovelorn. Celebrities, politicians and even children are among...
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Beavis & Butthead Save The World
Alex Jones visited Mike Judge at his Austin Tx home for a one on one interview. Mike covered the current IRS scandal, Alex’s epic interview on Piers Morgan, and The 2nd Amendment Debate. He gave insights into his groundbreaking animation, movies and style of satire that is now proving to be prophetic. He discloses the origins of Beavis and Butthead, Dale Gribble, and behind the scenes of the movie that Hollywood tried to kill Idiocracy. Iconic animator Mike Judge, the man behind Beavis & Butt-Head and King...
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From One Second To The Next
Acclaimed German filmmaker and documentarian Werner Herzog recently teamed up with an unlikely collaborator when At&T approached him to ascertain if he would be interested in directing a series of short films to educate people on the dangers of texting while driving. Herzog's resulting short-film documentary, focuses on four accidents, two resulting in life-shattering injuries and two resulting in fatalities. Herzog's camera unflinchingly focuses in on the faces of both the survivors and the...
Posted in: Crime, Gangs, Society
Streets of New York
New York City is the head of the American social body. From Gotham the signals flow; what is important, what is cool, how to live. In the late 1960 s, New York embraced crime and drug addiction and abandoned its social spaces to crime and criminals; America did the same. The South Bronx burned, Harlem overdosed, and Brooklyn was ruled by the knives and bicycle chains of feral gangs. Then it got worse. The Mafia poured tons of China White onto the street and 13 year old warlords peddled vials of cocaine to passing...
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Overconsumption
Overconsumption or "La surconsommation" as its originally titled, is a short six minute documentary / feature, filled with haunting time-lapse footage that reveals the processes involved in mass producing food for human consumption. Description Update: I have been informed that this short is actually a clip from a documentary entitled "Samsara". Regardless of this I believe the clip is still worthy of its own spot on DH. Here is a link to the full...