Society

Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation
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Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation

Murder is always an uncomfortable subject, but crimes driven by hate are even more troubling. Stephen Lawrence, an 18-year-old black British man, was killed by a gang of white teenagers in a racially-motivated unprovoked atta...
Contagion: The BBC Four Pandemic
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Contagion: The BBC Four Pandemic

Running from September 2017 to December 2018, the BBC Four Pandemic App was the biggest science experiment of its kind powered by citizens. Exploring the fascinating ambition of the scientists behind the app, Contagion: The B...
Last Days of Solitary
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Last Days of Solitary

Last Days of Solitary is a harrowing account of the long-lasting effects of solitary confinement on some of the most dangerous inmates in prison and why it is a struggle for them to re-assimilate into society successfully. It...
J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only
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J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only

Most entertainers strive to be the centre of attention, but for rapper J. Cole’s documentary effort, he decided to focus on an issue he cares about very deeply: the experience of impoverished black Americans in southern...
One Killer Punch
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One Killer Punch

One Killer Punch looks at the phenomenon of the one-punch kill, where a single punch results in the death of the victim. Covering three separate cases, the film looks at the often-innocuous circumstances that have led to peop...
HyperNormalisation
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HyperNormalisation

HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis argues that in these times of perplexing world events and uncertainty, politicians and people have retreated into an over-simplistic version of reality. Over the past 40 years, those in posit...
13th
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13th

13th explores how mass incarceration in the United States is connected to the justice system and racial discrimination. It argues that slavery has continued in the United States by criminalising certain behaviour, convict-lea...
The Jihadis Next Door
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The Jihadis Next Door

The Jihadis Next Door follows and challenges the behaviour of Islamic extremists preaching their message in Britain. One of the most memorable individuals is Abu Rumaysah, a former bouncy-castle salesman whose journey into th...
The Fear of 13
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The Fear of 13

The Fear of 13 documents the life of a convicted murderer who spent 21 years on death row in Pennsylvania. Through his own narration, Nick Yarris explains how he tried to convince the court to go ahead and execute him. Howeve...
Is Britain Racist?
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Is Britain Racist?

According to a 2014 survey, seven in ten Britons believed themselves to be free of racial prejudice. Considering the elevated number of racially-motivated attacks in recent years, journalist Mona Chalabi investigates whether...
Jihad: A Story of the Others
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Jihad: A Story of the Others

Jihad: A Story of the Others looks at the reasons behind the increasing number of individuals deciding to abandon their lives in pursuit of jihad. Deeyah Khan, director of the film, has had personal experience with threats fr...
Requiem for the American Dream
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Requiem for the American Dream

Requiem for the American Dream is the result of four years’ worth of interviews with political activist and linguist Noam Chomsky. Considered by many to be one of the most important intellectuals alive, he discusses how wealt...