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In The Executioner’s Shadow

In the Executioner's Shadow examines justice, injustice, and the death penalty within the United States, which is the last country in the developed west to execute criminals. About 50% of Americans are for, and agree with there being a death penalty.Capital punishment in the United States is currently used by 28 states, the federal government, and the military. It's introduction to the law c

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Igor: Child of Chernobyl

Igor Pavlovets was one of the first children to be born during the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. He was eight years old at the time this documentary was filmed. He is missing his right arm, his legs are stunted, and is now living with foster parents in Surrey, United Kingdom. Igor's foster parents discovered him in a children's hospital in Minsk, Belarus. His mother had lived in a

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Louis Theroux: Whites

As part of the series Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends which aired in the early 2000s, Whites is a film that sees presenter Louis Theroux head to South Africa. A country that up until the early 90s imposed a harsh, institutionalized system of racial segregation known as apartheid.Once the democratic government formed in 1994, the country became more of a vibrant multiracial democracy, a model

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Unorthodox

At the age of 16, filmmaker Anna Wexler decided to break away from her Orthodox Jewish community located in New Jersey, as she rejected the religious doctrine and social restrictions that were being pushed upon her. This rejection however resulted in the severing of ties to her family.Anna decided to run away from her home, sleeping on the streets, and experimenting with sex and drugs with f

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Pedigree Dogs Exposed: Three Years On

In August 2008, the BBC One investigative documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed explored the true extent of the health and welfare problems witnessed in pedigree dogs and called it "the greatest animal welfare scandal of our time".As such the film generated much criticism of the Kennel Club, the governing body of pedigree dogs in the United Kingdom which runs the prestigious dog breed show Cruft

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How Coronavirus Spread Across The Globe

This is the story of how a virus we didn't even know existed three months ago has managed to change the way we live so drastically. Coronavirus (Covid-19) has impacted life all across the globe for billions of people, whether that be complete lockdown, adhering to social distancing, job loss, etc. but it all started in the city of Wuhan, China.Wuhan became the first city in the world to be se

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Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic

This 75 minute BBC special Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic was released in order to mark the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic that swept the world infecting around one third of the total human population and is estimated to have killed 50 million people.In this film we see broadcaster Hannah Fry conduct a nationwide citizen science experiment, those who wanted to get invo

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The Curious Case of the Clarke Brothers

This extraordinary documentary tells the harrowing but brutally honest story of Tony and Christine Clark and their two sons Matthew (39) and Michael (42), for the past four decades the two brothers have lived perfectly normal lives but now the two men are like toddlers and unable to look after themselves.In a cruel twist of faith the two brothers are in the clutches of a condition that's regr

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Coronavirus

A city of 11 million people in lockdown, more than 2 thousand dead, tens of thousands infected and rising anger over how the crisis is being handled. Welcome to Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province.It is a place where local officials were withholding information and doctors who were talking about the outbreak were explicitly told to keep quiet by the government.

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