Crime

Highway of Tears

Long before the French and British sailed to Canada to cut down the wood and inhabit the land there were of course indigenous people living there. Europeans called these people Indians, modern-day Canadians use the respectful term First Nations but does respectful language also mean respectful treatments?In this VPRO special we see Dutch reporter Emy Koopman travel to the town of Smithers, in

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The Gabby Petito Story: An American Tragedy

The Gabby Petito Story is one that has shocked a nation, it's a story that is filled with twists and turns at every junction along the way. Two young people set out on a trip of a lifetime but only one would return. Gabby would tragically never make it home but her fiance, Brian Laundrie, the man who claimed to love her but likely killed her would turn up at his home in Florida, in Gabby's van on

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Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web

In 2012, the filesharing site MegaUpload is taken offline, its owners accused of massive internet piracy. In 2016 the independent filmmakers of this documentary finally managed to secure an interview with the site's founder, Kim Dotcom. After some negotiation Dotcom also agrees to give them unprecedented access to his private archives.Kim Dotcom arrived in New Zealand with his circl

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Locked Up With the Lifers

In this film, we see British television presenter and journalist Stacey Dooley travel to Iowa where she pays a visit to one of the most radical women’s prisons in the United States. This new correctional institute for women cost around 110 million dollars to build and houses over 700 female prisoners, everything from drunk drivers to vicious murders. For the last three years the warden Sheryl Dah

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Who Are The Real Peaky Blinders?

Gangs in the early 20th century turn Britains race tracks into battlegrounds. A Birmingham gang called the Brummagems were the top dogs and built up a criminal network reaching far beyond their city. The Brummagems made fortunes from racetrack extortion and beat their rivals mercilessly in order to protect their territory.Over 80 years later in 2003 another Birmingham gang kills innocent bys

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Prison State

There are 2.3 million people locked up in the United States, around half of these people have been sentenced for nonviolent crimes. These inmates are literally costing states billions of dollars each year that they can't afford. In this FRONTLINE special we are taken inside one of America's neighborhoods where getting locked up is just simply a part of everyday life. We see how the system is desi

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No-Go Zones: Seven Mile Road, Detroit, USA

Seven Mile Road located in Detroit is one of the most dangerous no-go zones in the United States. Those who live or dare to come here to visit are literally playing with their lives. It is a territory ruled by the Seven Mile Bloods, one of the most notorious gangs in the city. A gang comprised of drug dealers, hustlers, killers, and thieves prepared to do whatever it takes to defend their territo

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Crime + Punishment

Crime + Punishment is a shocking film directed by Stephen Maing, that follows a group of police officers who are simply tired of having to arrest people purely to meet quotas.Whenever we see corruption and malpractice, we are bound to also witness whistleblowers naturally emerge given enough time. However, we rarely ever get to see into the lives of these brave individuals and see firsthand

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The Dark Web: Black Market Boom

AlphaBay Market was a market that was hosted on the Dark Web accessible only via the onion routing service known as Tor network. On 13th July 2017, AlphaBay was shut down after law enforcement executed Operation Bayonet against it in the United States, Canada, and Thailand. The Dark Web site was said to have been making anywhere from $300 - $500 million a year.AlphaBay was launched in 2014,

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