At the age of 29 Edward Snowden was an analyst for the National Security Agency in the USA but on May 20, 2013, he flew to Hong Kong after having left his job in an NSA facility in Hawaii. In June of the same year he would officially turn whistleblower after leaking thousands of classified documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill. ...
Dr. Harold Frederick Shipman of Hyde, Manchester, murdered at least 215 of his patients over the course of 20 years. His reputation of being a caring GP in a close-knit town was a thin veil for his evil killings, he committed the ultimate betrayal in patient doctor trust and callously murdered with
From Baltimore to Los Angeles and from Texas to Ohio, over the last year shocking images of American police officers brutalising and killing black people have left the world in disbelief and sparked some of the worst civil disorder seen in America in decades. The released footage however has also ga
From the terror of hired killers trained by the cartels to the war on drugs in the remote jungles of Peru, this is a series about the new cartel wars and the legacy left behind by Pablo Escobar. Pablo Escobar was the mastermind of drug trafficking and narco terrorism in Colombia during the 1980s.
In 1975 a Huston lawyer by the name of James A. Baker III took a job with President Gerald Ford, having never worked a day in government before it was on the recommendation to Ford by his good friend and tennis partner, George H. W. Bush that he received this new position and with it politics in Ame
In this film VPRO Backlight take us into a world where we can become our own bank. We tend to take it for granted that money creation is controlled by government and banks but there is a community of people who don't see this as a given, this community is switching to what they believe is a far supe
They say that death is the great equalizer, that no matter who you are or where your from we all turn to dust in the end but in Cleveland where Wilbert L. Cooper was born and raised life has long been divided by race and class, injustice stretches well into the hereafter. Over the course of two and
The mysterious and centuries-old Voynich Manuscript was written by an unknown author, illustrated with bizarre, puzzling pictures and composed in a language that even the best cryptographers can’t decode. Now, Naked Science follows new leads in the hunt for the author’s identity. The Voynich manu
During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, the first on August 6, 1945 and the second on August 9, 1945. For six months, the United States had made use of intense strategic fire-bombing of
A Brilliant Madness is the story of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by a descent into madness. At the age of 30, John Nash, a stunningly original and famously eccentric MIT mathematician, suddenly began claiming that aliens were communicating with him and that he was a special messe
Still Life is a film made by the VICE sister channel Motherboard, its an extremely graphic documentary investigating Dr. Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas claims to have created a unique brew of chemicals which has the ability to rehydrate corpses in an effort to improve the chances of identifying these