Society

Aokigahara: Suicide Forest
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Aokigahara: Suicide Forest

Situated in Japan, the Aokigahara forest is the most popular suicide spot in the country, with up to a hundred deaths reported each year. In fact, the site consists of so many dead bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people...
Waiting for ‘Superman’
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Waiting for ‘Superman’

Waiting for ‘Superman’ uncovers the failures of the US public education system by following students and documenting their struggles and triumphs within their academic settings. It seeks to promote more stringent...
Catfish
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Catfish

Catfish is a strange and peculiar documentary. It relates to a modern type of romance – the one lived over the internet. It was also taken for a hoax, but the filmmakers have protested their legitimacy. It begins in a small o...
Madness in the Fast Lane
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Madness in the Fast Lane

In 2008 two Swedish sisters, Ursula and Sabina Eriksson, were filmed by BBC cameras throwing themselves into oncoming traffic on a British motorway. The shocking scenes came to national attention in the UK where it was watche...
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
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The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan reveals how countless numbers of Afghan boys, who are sometimes as young as ten years old, are lured off the streets with the promise of a new and better life. This horrific practice is known a...
The Street Kids of Mumbai
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The Street Kids of Mumbai

The Street Kids of Mumbai records the everyday lives of children living in one of India’s impoverished slums. The stories of Salam, Deepa, and twins Hussan and Hussein reveal the desperation and determination of Mumbai’s stre...
A Place for Paedophiles
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A Place for Paedophiles

Few topics invite more heated feelings and controversy than that of adults who are attracted to children. In A Place for Paedophiles, filmmaker Louis Theroux seeks to get to the root of the issue by speaking with patients at...
Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash
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Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash

Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash chronicles the extraordinary story of US Airways Flight 1549 and the pilot who heroically landed the plane in the Hudson River in 2009, thereby saving all 155 lives on board. Several of the p...
Under the Knife
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Under the Knife

Louis Theroux explores the world of plastic surgery by traveling to Los Angeles and even experiencing a procedure first-hand. Plastic surgery has become exceedingly popular over the years and many individuals are making appoi...
Gambling in Las Vegas
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Gambling in Las Vegas

Gambling in Las Vegas follows Louis Theroux as he travels to Las Vegas, a city popular for its bustling casinos filled with tourists hoping to become rich. He meets several people who have dedicated significant time and money...
God Grew Tired of Us
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God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us is a memoir about the torturous journey of three Southern Sudan boys, John Bul Dau, Daniel Pach and Panther Bior, across Africa to the United States of America. The film’s title is based on a statement fr...
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
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This Film Is Not Yet Rated

This Film Is Not Yet Rated looks at the film rating system in America, managed by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and how it affects American culture. Specifically, it looks at the depictions of men and wome...