Bumfights: A video too far

In 2002, six American teenagers released one of the most shocking and degrading videos ever made. Set in the skidrows of Las Vegas and San Diego, the film featured homeless people and addicts fighting each other and performing extreme stunts. Acts they were paid to perform by those who were filming them. It scandalised America, but despite a horrified public reaction, the video sales were phenomenal.

The film and its copycat followers have unleashed a wave of lawsuits, soul searching and a new and deeply disturbing type of reality TV, and it has changed the lives of everyone involved. Featuring the producers and victims, this is the story of Bumfights.

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