Category “War”

Meeting ISIL

Press TV goes deep into "liberated territory" were there is no Syria army and no way out. They must accept the presence of armed guards because kidnappings and looting is the law around here, this is especially true for journalists with camera crews. The bodyguards themselves are members of the so called "Freedom Fighters" but require payment, which is the norm within such Syrian liberated areas. This film takes us well inside the at this point infamous terrorist group ISIL to shine further light on the current...

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The War Against Boko Haram

VICE News travels to Nigeria, one of the wealthiest countries in Africa, in order to embed with their army which has recently been ramped up due to it's fight against the militant Islamist group known as Boko Haram. This group has been wreaking havoc in Northern Nigeria since 2009, using bombings, abductions and beheadings to instil terror. This conflict with Boko Haram has caused a state of emergency throughout the country and with VICE being the only journalists on the frontline, though them we witness the beginning of the largest military insurgency to...

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Rise Of The Houthis

A political crisis in Yemen is treating to tear it apart, Northern rebels called the Houthis have taken the capital and are imposing their revolutionary agenda, this being said they now face fierce opposition to their rule from groups such as Al Qaeda. Their audacious bid for power has ignited sectarian hatred, its part of what many believe to be a proxy war in Yemen, between Iran and Saudi Arabia. In this documentary we see Safa Al-Ahmad from BBC Arabic, having spent months trying to gain unique access to the Houthis managing to do just that and embedding with them for three months in...

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ISIS: On The Frontline

Following the fall of the Baathist regime in 2003, Iraq has become a stranger to peace. In 2011, with rise in the conflict in neighbouring country Syria, coupled with the tension and insecure Iraqi government, a new group emerged by the name of the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria", previously a branch of Al-Qaeda. On the 29th of June 2014, the group proclaimed itself as the "Islamic State" under the leadership of their "caliph" Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi. ISIS have now taken control of large portions of land in the north of Iraq and have committed many war crimes beyond belief. Following...

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Murder in the Sky Flight MH17

A passenger plane explodes in the sky, smoking charred metal and bodies strewn across the countryside, soft toys, suitcases and passports litter the ground. This details the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the plane that was shot down by separatists in Ukraine on the 17th of July 2014, killing all on board, this included 283 passengers and 15 crew. Channel 4's Dispatches get in touch with the friends and families of those that were needlessly caught up in the deadly conflict. As families mourn the world leading powers demand answers and this film asks, who was really to...

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ISIS: “Islamic” Extremism?

Radicalism in many forms has made significant inroads within several countries located around the world, in particular Iraq and Syria in the last few years. Such groups that pose a threat here are known as Muslim extremists, and they directly challenge the idea of Islam and are a threat to humanity in the areas which they dominate. In this journey Mojtaba Masood will be examining modern day extremism in an attempt to try and find out more about the driving forces found behind such terror groups...

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Declassified: The Cuban Missile Crisis

One man wanted to win it all, the other had everything to loose, together their nuclear missiles brought the world to the edge of annihilation. In October of 1962 the island of Cuba became the centre of the world as Fidel Castro makes the case that the nuclear  missile bases and warheads are for defence, but for others such as the United States they are a deadly threat and for 15 days in 1962 the entire world was on edge as they asked the question is this a countdown to World War III? This film explores the declassified information which revealed truly how little each side understood of the...

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Lost Generation of Sudan

25 years ago the country of Sudan was on fire and due to the lack of media coverage almost no one knew what was happening, so the fire of genocide spread and burned for more than 15 years, claiming the lives of over 2 million people. Out of the ashes of war, came hope and after watching their parents die trying to protect them, many displaced children walked for years through dangers we cant imagine. To this day no one knows exactly how many of them were killed along the way but more than 20,000 escaped and the story of the lost boys of Sudan shocked the world, raising an important...

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Night Will Fall

Night Will Fall is a documentary that was originally shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 just after the war ended, and it's about the atrocities the victors discovered upon finding the Nazi death camps, which were scattered all across Europe. The original film was entitled "German Concentration Camps Factual Survey" and was never actually completed due to the fact that Bernstein was stonewalled by political authorities because some were becoming nervous of the growing Zionist movement and sought an ally in anti-Soviet German. Researchers only recently discovered the...

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