Posted in: Crime
Captain Phillips: Somali Pirates Inside Story
A true account of what happened to Captain Phillips and his crew, how Somalian Pirates managed to hijack the Maersk Alabama and the rescue effort involved to save the hostages, this film tells the story via eyewitness accounts and never seen before Navy...
Posted in: News & Politics
Extreme World: Northern Ireland
Ross Kemp travels to Northern Ireland in this episode of Extreme World. His primary goal is to see for himself if there have been any improvements since the Good Friday agreement, which was signed nearly sixteen years ago. Kemp encounters both Loyalists and Republicans but also gets talking to the police force that are faced with the task of keeping the peace between the two divided...
Posted in: Society
The Whole World is Watching
The Whole World is Watching is a film by Michael Sizer that brings attention to one of societies most pressing issues, our right to free speech and the ability to stand up for ourselves. Sizer set's about exploring some of the challenges that can be faced by citizen journalists today, including their ability to film in public and expose any wrong doing committed by figures of authority. With the age of social media upon us and where sharing content has become so easy it is clear to see why those in power are...
Posted in: Crime, Drugs
Cocaine: History Between the Lines
Another History Channel Special, this time however on Cocaine and how it came to be one of the worlds most illicit drugs to date. This films takes us right back to the supposed origins of when the human appetite for Drugs began with one of the simplest being the chewing of the coca leaf in South America, where the natives thought it was a gift from God. Although the plant itself has been around for a long time, it wasn't until 1855 that cocaine was first extracted from the...
Posted in: History, War
Inside the Holocaust
This is a gripping hour and a half special by the History Channel on the horrors of the Holocaust, starting off with the early days of persecution found in Nazi Germany right up until the final acts of extermination itself. The History Channel visits many of the archives found in Eastern Europe and the US in an attempt to accurately tell the story of those that were faced with theft and death through a collection of artifacts and rarely seen...
Posted in: Archaeology
Saving Egypts Oldest Pyramid
In the sands of the Sahara stands one of our greatest legacies, the oldest stone structure of it's kind in the world, a hundred years older than it's famous cousin, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the step pyramid is a cornerstone in the history of civilization. Being the first pyramid ever built, it's safe to say it's also one of mankind's most important structures. Now however after having been ravaged by looters, hit with several earthquakes and gone through the simple erosion of time itself, this ancient skyscraper...
Posted in: History
A Short History of Ireland
Ireland, a fertile land upon which no Roman centurions ever trod, the most westerly outpost of Europe is a land of waring clans and ancient culture for centuries under English rule, a nation of divided loyalties where some still struggle for independence while their neighbors stay loyal to the British crown. This is a land of resilient people, a land of poets and artists, politicians and entrepreneurs, farmers and...
Posted in: Society
Underage and Over the Limit
The issue of underage drinking is really becoming a serious one in Ireland and the UK but especially in the North East of England where the highest percentage of underage drinkers can be found, with ages ranging from as low as 11 up to 15 years of age. The film by the BBC sets about following social worker Phil Tye in his constant struggle to improve the situation and effort in preventing young teens ending up dependent on...
Posted in: War
The Forgotten Soldier
This is a short but intriguing story is about a World War 2 veteran who fought in the British Burma campaign. His story is told via a collection of photographs left behind and the narration itself is done by his grandson, who also shines light onto the personal troubles his grandfather faced in his day to day life after the...