Society Archive

A Reason to Live

According to statistics in 2013 from the China Disabled Persons Federation, the number of disabled people in China has reached 85 million, and over 15 million of them live below the national poverty line. Employment is a big problem for most disabled people, and

Beyond the Bully

Beyond the Bully is an up-close look at how school districts, youth organizations and students themselves are addressing the topic of bullying. It’s more than just identifying what bullying is, it’s helping kids understand what they can do to prevent bullying when they see

Preparedness Now

A magnitude 9.0 earthquake has just occurred off the BC coast. A massive tsunami races towards land at the speed of a commercial jet. Preparedness Now simulates this hypothetical, but realistic disaster scenario and looks at what damage can be expected and what people

The Food of the Future

There are 7.1 billion people on the planet today, and that number grows at a rate averaging around 90 million per year. These people of course need to eat, and while much of the world is currently experiencing the most abundant and healthy proliferation

Africa: Miracle Water

Out of the four classical elements: earth, water, air, fire; water is acting more decisively in the daily lives of Africans. Their absence or excess, its necessity as ancestral bearer of life and death, are at the origin of almost all conflicts and at

Tent City

This documentary takes viewers inside one of the largest tent cities in the country. Profiling several members of the tent community and calling into question societal attitudes towards homelessness, Tent City provides a humanizing perspective on the plight of those living nomadically in an elaborate homeless

Bannatyne Takes on Big Tobacco

Tobacco Companies Target African Children for Profit. Duncan Bannatyne, multi-millionaire and the scourge of Dragons’ Den journeys to Africa to explore the rise in the number of kids smoking, and the activities of one tobacco company in particular. He uncovers evidence of the extraordinary

Syria: No Strings

Witness meets three Syrian children seeking refuge over the Turkish border where teachers try to help them cope with the trauma of war. Over the past three years, many of the small towns on the Turkish side of Syrias’s northern border have been inundated

The Law in These Parts

Subtitled Eng. Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, The Law In These Parts is a gripping and revelatory investigation into the military legal system put in place by Israel over four decades ago to govern the occupied Palestinian

Trapped

The glamorous lure of Dubai turns sour for an Australian couple when the downfall of the area’s once booming real estate industry leads to the persecution of an innocent man wrongfully charged for alleged property fraud. In 2006 accountant Marcus Lee accepted a job in Dubai with

Final Call

Should the old be allowed to kill themselves when they feel their time has come? Meet the pensioners who have smuggled illegal poisons from Mexico or turned their gardens into laboratories to make drugs. They’re not ill or handicapped, they regard suicide as a

Fascism Inc.

The creators of Debtocracy and Catastroika, the two successful documentaries viewed by more than 5 million people around the world, present their new project: Fascism Inc is a crowd-funded documentary on the rise of neo-fascism in Greece and Europe and the role of the

Geisha Girl

Geisha Girls are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance and games.Traditional Japan embraced sexual delights and men were not constrained to be faithful to their wives. The ideal wife

Speaking Out: Women of Uganda

In a country combating poverty, disease, corruption and civil war, Speaking Out: Women of Uganda reveals significant developments in gender equity and the ongoing challenges. Many women have been promoted to decision-making roles in both Parliament and local government through Ugandan legislation. However, they

One Mile Away

From the two worst places in Birmingham. Two notorious gangs and a gang beef that’s been going on for over 30 years. Two gang members from opposite sides Handsworth and Aston try to sort the beef out and stop the shooting and bullshit. Channel

Will Work For Free

What’s the biggest threat to humanity you can think of? Pollution, disease, natural disasters, terrorism, crime, drugs…? But do we ever think about our basic life support needs? We usually don’t have to because luckily for us we have a system. It’s a system