Culture Documentaries

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Syria: Songs of Defiance

A Ground Zero eye account of the horrors currently going on in Syria, June and July, 2012.  Journalists have risked their lives to bring you this footage.

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The Vice Guide To Liberia

Liberia has been ravaged by civil war for the past 14 years and is rotting from the inside out, plagued by teenage prostitution, murder, and drug addiction.

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A Life in Japan

Documentary. Japan through foreign eyes. Interviews with nineteen foreign residents in Japan. Personal experiences and opinions, both the good and the bad stuff.

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Surviving Alone in Alaska

Have you ever wondered if you would survive in the wilderness, on your wits, alone? Heimo Korth did. Now, he’s the last man standing in an Alaskan wilderness. 

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The Vice Guide to Travel: Takanakuy

Do you think you’re tough? Let’s take a trip to the mountains of Peru and see how these hypermasculine folks bottle up their personal grudges all year long and then on Christmas day battle it out in the middle of town.

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Focus on Maldives: Wedding TV

Focus on Maldives is from Wedding TV and is part of a series that showcases beautiful places for destination weddings. It features interviews with important industry insiders and takes viewers to some of the most amazing destination wedding venues in the world. 

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Al Jazeera: Artscape: Maestro’s Daughters

Artscape is an extraordinary series highlighting the various forms of art across the world. It showcases the artistic forces that are behind the some of the globe’s headline stories.

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Al Jazeera Witness: Daughters of the Brothel

This is the remarkable story of Naseema, who at a young age was abandoned from both her mother and father. She was taken in and raised by a woman she calls her ‘grandmother’.

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Around the World For Free

Imagine travelling around the world with only a backpack. No access to your bank accounts, no special funding, but instead relying solely on the kindness of strangers.

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The Shape of the Future

The constant war in Israel/Palestine breaks my heart. I have my own opinions, but rather than take sides and get caught up in a debate that seems to have no end in sight: I will take this opportunity to present a documentary that has one goal in mind: PEACE.

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North Korean Labor Camps

The Founder of VICE travels for 15 hours by train to finally arrive in Siberia and investigate logging camps that are using North Korean slave labor.

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The Vice Guide to The Congo

From the comfort of your computer, embark on a journey to The Democratic Republic of Congo, notorious for being one of the most dangerous, poorest, and corrupt countries on the planet.

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Life in a Day

Life in a Day, in our opinion, is one of the most charming documentaries ever made. The entire documentary takes place over the span of one day on Earth. 

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A Walk to Beautiful

A Walk to Beautiful is an award-winning feature documentary about five Ethiopian women reclaiming their dignity. Rejected by their husbands, having undergone horrifying childbirths, and alone, these women go on a walk and find true beauty.

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Children of the Tsunami

On March 11th 2011 Japan was hit by the greatest tsunami in a thousand years. Through compelling testimony from 7-10 year-old survivors, this film reveals how the deadly wave and the Fukushima nuclear accident have changed children’s lives forever.

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Mexico

Using text from Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes and ancient Aztec and Mayan poetry, narrator Martin Sheen leads us on a visual journey through this country’s rich and varied past and present.

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Surplus

Terrorized into Being Consumers

Why is the lifestyle of consumerism a source of such rage today? How come the privilege of buying goods does not automatically lead to happiness?

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Aberrican Me: Ross Capicchioni

Made by The Berrics, a skateboard park owned by the skateboarders Steve (Ber)ra and E(ric) Koston. The Aberrican Me series brings videos of pro skateboarders personal lives to light through interviews and reenactment.

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China’s Bleak House

Thousands of poor Chinese workers wait years to petition against injustices suffered in their home districts with the court of the plaintiffs in Beijing – often the last resort for those seeking redress for dismissals, land confiscations, beatings and arrests.

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God Grew Tired Of Us

In 1987, Sudan’s Muslim government pronounced death to all males in the Christian south: 27,000 boys fled to Ethiopia on foot.

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Undercity

An Underground Expedition Through New York City

Underground Expedition through New York City with Steve Duncan: In December of 2010, I spent some time with urban historian Steve Duncan making our way through the underground of New York City.

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India Untouched

‘India Untouched – Stories of a People Apart’ is a comprehensive look at untouchability. Director Stalin spent four years traveling the length and breadth of the country to expose the continued oppression of Dalits, ‘the broken people’, who suffer under a 4,000-year-old religious system.

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Little Dieter Needs To Fly

In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped. Barefoot, surviving monsoons, leeches, and machete-wielding villagers, he was rescued.

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After Newtown: Guns in America

United states of America is the most heavily armed society in the world; nearly 80 million Americans own guns. Explore the gun culture in America.

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