Society Documentaries

Alone in the Zone

Imagine waking up all alone in your hometown.  Your village was evacuated and everybody left… except you. In this thought-provoking documentary, listen to the reasons why one farmer, Naoto Matsumura, chose to stay in the ghost town of Tomioka, Fukushima, Japan, in spite of the radiation, and in spite of the painful loneliness.

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Short

Is it true that shorter men have a better sense of humor? Why do women seem to always go for tall guys?

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Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We’ll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren

Produced by Carl Christman, “Freedom Fries and Other Stupidity We’ll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren”, explores the phenomenon of “hollow patriotism” that has been occurring for some time in the U.S. 

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Naked Citizens

Can you imagine waking up one day to a banging at your door and being escorted by armed men to a prison because you were suspected of being a terrorist?

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A Shining Light

Journeyman Pictures presents, “A Shining Light,” a short film of only 11 minutes following Illac Diaz who began a project called “Liter of Light.”

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Mexican Vigilantes Stand Up Against Crime

In this documentary created by VICE, we take a trip down to a small town in Mexico where a revolution is taking place.

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Gang War 2: Back in the Hood

Filmmakers Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson return to Little Rock, Arkansas ten years after filming Gang War: Bangin’ in Little Rock, to revisit gang war survivor Leifel Jackson, onetime leader of The Original Gangster Crips, as he is released from prison.

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Investigating the Haitian Zombie

We’ve all heard about the Haitian zombies. What most of us didn’t know is that zombification can be an induced state.

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Educating Black Boys

Join DocumentaryStorm, Tony Harris, and Al Jazeera as we go into Baltimore, into the inner city, into the classrooms, and into the head of black boys of America.

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Sex, Lies and Julian Assange

Julian Assange stood up to the most powerful country in history and made them bow their heads in shame. He humiliated America and then faced their wrath.

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The Dark Side of the London Olympics

VICE brings us a documentary on the 2012 London Olympics! We explore British opinion to the games and the negative impact it’s having on some people’s lives.

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Between Sky and Ocean

Between Sky and Ocean’ an independent documentary film, captures a series of unreported stories from the Kiritimati (Christmas) Island, which is located in the Central Pacific Ocean.

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Zeitgeist: Addendum

Zeitgeist Addendum is the follow-up to the widely popular film “Zeitgeist.” The movie focuses on topics of social distortion and corruption.

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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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Living Without Laws: Slab City, USA

Slab City, also just knows as The Slabs, is a one of kind community. It might be one of the only places in the United States where laws and regulations aren’t enforced.

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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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Protest Music and the Modern Age

Protest Music and the Modern Age. Director Carl Carver has contacted documentarystorm and asked for people to see his film and give feedback.

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How to Buy Happiness

“Money Can’t Buy You Love,” sang The Beatles. But they neglected to mention that money CAN buy you happiness. In this TED TALK, Michael Norton tells you how.

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Mr. Happy Man

Meet Mr. Happy Man: 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him one of the island’s most cherished citizens.

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Caine’s Arcade

This documentary is guaranteed to make you smile or your money back! In this time of a tough economy, it’s inspiring to see the next generation of entrepreneurs starting to emerge from the shadows.

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I Lost My Job

I Lost My Job looks at how technology makes some jobs obsolete (travel agents, operators) and creates new jobs. Are you someone who has benefited or seen their job taken from them and placed in cold, metallic hands?

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Carts of Darkness

In the picture-postcard community of North Vancouver, filmmaker Murray Siple follows men who have turned bottle-picking, their primary source of income, into the extreme sport of shopping cart racing.

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Faith School Menace

Richard Dawkins takes on faith based schools in Britain.  Around one in every three publicly funded schools in the UK have a religious affiliation.

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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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