Category “Society”

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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Last Chance High

Located on the West Side of Chicago is a school best known for taking in the city's most at-risk teens its called the "Moses Montefiore Academy". The school itself is seen as a last resort for these youths as the students themselves have all been expelled from other schools for aggressive, unsocial behavior. This Vice film takes us inside the classrooms of Montefiore and into the homes of the students...

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The Fight for Ukraine: Last Days of the Revolution

Ukraine stands on the brink of disaster, after losing the Crimean peninsula to Russian annexation it now faces losing control of its eastern regions in a struggle with Pro Russian separatists. Vice travelled to Kiev for what turned out to be the last days of the Euromaidan revolution that toppled president Viktor Yanukovych. The police had locked down the city after a day of deadly battles that had left over 30 dead. Upon arrival it was discovered that the protestors had been pushed back to their last lines of defense, things were desperate and it looked as though it could have been the...

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Mental: A History of the Madhouse

An interesting documentary from the BBC which examines the dark history of Britain's mental asylums and their closure. After the second world war about 150,000 people were hidden away in 120 of such institutions located throughout the country. Now days however most of these patients live in the community and these asylums have been closed. From a collection of interviews and testimonies with patients, nurses and doctors this film explores the change in societies attitude towards mental...

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Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes

From campaigners looking to have more female hero's on bank notes to the sexually explicit portrayal of women in music videos and to rape jokes. Is there a new culture abroad evolving in which men see it acceptable to portray women in a derogatory and abusive way and is this culture now infecting and polluting the lives of school girls? Kirsty Wark sets about exploring this questions in hopes to find an...

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