Category “Society”

The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope For Chicago

World Star Hip-Hip have created this 40 minute film, documenting the Chicago Hip-Hop scene and the violence that is being associated with the...

Watch Documentary

The Peoples Kitchen

The Peoples Kitchen is a project that happens each and every week in Dalston, London a group of volunteers meet and go around the area collecting food that would otherwise be thrown away as waste from local shops, markets and gardens, this food in its own right is perfectly good to eat. This food is then brought together in a kitchen where it is cooked and served to around fifty to a hundred people each week, resulting in thousands being fed each year from food that would normally be thrown away. This film follows a few key characters from the Peoples Kitchen project in an attempt to...

Watch Documentary

The Hidden World of Britain’s Immigrants

This is the story of immigrants in the UK, legal and illegal. They went to Britain because it offered hope of a better life but for some the reality proved to be very different. As the number of illegal immigrants exceeds 600,000, this BBC documentary team sets about meeting individuals fighting to stay in the country including many who are in fact homeless, struggling to...

Watch Documentary

Bikes for Africa

Bikes for Africa is an inspirational documentary about Hap Cameron, who in 2003 decided to devote his twenties to traveling the world in the pursuit of achieving his goal, which was to live and work on every continent before he turned the age thirty. Having now almost completed his goal 8 years later, Hap only has one more continent to take on and thats Africa. This documentary follows Hap's journey through Africa as he attempts to set up a self-sustainable cycle bike workshop in rural Namibia with a container load of secondhand donated bikes from Melbourne. The idea is to discover how...

Watch Documentary

IRL 2.0: In Moderation

Video games have claimed hours of the lives of many young individuals, once such game that could be considered particularly culpable is World of Warcraft. This short documentary by Anthony Rosner is his tale of video game addiction and how it affected his life. IRL 2.0: In Moderation is the sequel to his popular original short "IRL: In Real Life" which gained quite a lot of attention upon release. To this day it has collected over half a million views on youtube. Anthony's personal...

Watch Documentary

Beyond

Beyond is a beautiful documentary by Cale Glendening featuring the photographer Joey L. and is set in Varanasi, India. They travel here with the purpose of completing Joey's photo series "Holy Men". This trip is carried out alongside a very important hindu festival where many Sadhu's will be gathered in one place. A Sadhu is a type of Hindu wondering monk, who has renounced all possessions and dedicated their life to spiritual liberation. Death is only considered to be a passing from this world of illusion and is not feared by these monk, they live a life that is dictated only by the mind...

Watch Documentary

Leonardo: The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything

Leonardo Da Vinci was much more than a painter who created work of astonishing beauty like the last supper and the Mona Lisa. He was a renaissance genius in the fields of anatomy, architecture, agriculture, music and mechanics, to name a few. Born out of wedlock, he was barred from learning Greek and Latin. This lack of a conventional education led him to an obsession with learning about the world around him through a deeply inquisitive and observing mind. The film traces Leonardo’s life from his upbringing and intuitive understanding of the laws of nature to his apprenticeship years...

Watch Documentary

Dubai’s Luxury Life

Piers Morgan hosts this documentary on what is considered one of the most extravagant cities in the world. In only 20 years, Dubai has turned from a desert into a modern oasis. For the majority of the film we are exposed, through Piers, into just how lavish and over-the-top Dubai is; Giant palm shaped islands seen from space, the only 7 star hotel, the world’s largest skyscraper, $50 million accommodations and 100,000 pound mobile phones, to name a few. Led by the visionary Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid, Dubai has managed to become a utopia for those chasing a dreamlike lifestyle. Dubai...

Watch Documentary

The Truth about Payday Loans

Miquita Oliver used to be a famous television presenter and radio personality in the UK until she filed for bankruptcy in 2011. As someone who is very familiar with the burdens of having huge debts looming over her head, she hosts this documentary on payday loans. With teenagers and young adults facing rocketing unemployment rates and limited resources, many have turned to payday loans as an easy and fast means of getting cash. Their offices are in abundance and their advertisements make it seem so harmless, however most are unaware of the extremely high interest rates they...

Watch Documentary