Posted in: Society
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...
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...
Posted in: Biographies, Movies
Overnight
Overnight is a documentary released in 2003, about the rise and fall of the filmmaker and musician Troy Duff. Troy Duffy wrote and directed the cult classic "The Boondock Saints" but is described to be a victim of his own ego, having made it to the top only to witness his fortunes fade whilst becoming more and more abusive towards his friends, relatives and business...
Posted in: Crime, Drugs
Ibiza Drugland
Since the major English nightclubs opened for business in Ibiza in the late 80's, the "White Island" has become a dream for young clubbers, but a heavy cocktail of drugs, clubs and sunshine mixed with vast numbers of pill popping tourists has also transformed the island, into a dealers paradise. This film interviews many of Ibiza's drug dealers in an attempt to better understand the culture and lifestyle along with medical professionals, the police, customs and tourists...
Posted in: Society
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...
Posted in: Society
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...
Posted in: News & Politics, War
How Vietnam Was Lost
Based on David Maraniss's book They Marched into Sunlight, a documentary telling the story of two seemingly unconnected events in October 1967 that changed the course of the Vietnam War. Whilst a US battalion unwittingly marched into a Viet Cong ambush which killed 61 young men, half a world away angry students at the University of Wisconsin were protesting the presence of Dow Chemical recruiters on...
Posted in: Science, Technology
How Robots Will Change the World
Robotics is the art and commerce of robots, their design, manufacture, application, and practical use. Robots will soon be everywhere, in our home and at work. They will change the way we live. This will raise many philosophical, social, and political questions that will have to be answered. In science fiction, robots become so intelligent that they decide to take over the world because humans are deemed inferior. In real life, however, they might not choose to do that. Robots might follow rules such as Asimov’s...
Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive
This BBC Three documentary is an personal portrait of Usain Bolt, a professional sprinter who is currently classed as the fastest man in the world because of his performance in the 2009 which saw him set a world record of 9.58 seconds for the 100 meter sprint. For this film the French producer / director Gael Leiblang managed to secure exclusive access to Usain Bolt, filming up close with him for over 12 months as he prepares for the 2012 London Olympics. Bolt went on to set the Olympic record in which he ran...