BBC Panorama Britain’s Homeless Families

The number of people made homeless by private landlords has tripled in the last five years. It’s now the single biggest cause of homelessness in England. Reporter Richard Bilton meets the homeless families forced out by private landlords and asks whether the government’s increasing reliance on the private rental sector is placing the vulnerable at risk.

Consuming Kids

Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to bogus educational products and the family car. Drawing on the insights of health care professionals, children’s advocates, and industry insiders, the film focuses on the explosive growth of child marketing in the wake of deregulation, showing how youth marketers have used the latest advances in psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience to transform American children into one of the most powerful and profitable consumer demographics in the world. Consuming Kids pushes back against the wholesale commercialization of childhood, raising urgent questions about the ethics of children’s marketing and its impact on the health and well-being of kids.
– Written by The Media Education Foundation

On the Lake: Life & Love in a Distant Place

On The Lake: Life and Love in a Distant Place tells the true story of the tuberculosis epidemic in America in the 1900s and globally today through the lives of those that were infected and who died — but also of those who survived. More than scientific facts and figures, On The Lake touches that rare emotional cord of what life was like for millions of people infected with TB, while providing a glimpse into human nature when faced with a large-scale epidemic.

Wildfires 2014 Inside the Inferno

At the height of the worst wildfire season in a decade, Kate Humble and Simon Reeve travel to New South Wales, Australia to discover how the 70,000-strong Rural Firefighting Service contend with as many as 100 fires a day.
Kate visits their HQ in Sydney to investigate the sophisticated rapid response system designed to kick into action the second a fire is reported, while Simon joins a crew racing to stamp out a grass fire threatening a nearby town and joins a team trekking through remote bushland to extinguish spot fires started by lightning.
In this first programme of two, Simon and Kate explore why wildfires in Australia are so frequent and hard to control, unlocking the surprising secrets of fire behaviour with leading scientists working to help those on the frontline.

How and Why Hitler, Nazis and the Third Reich came to Power

Adolf Hitler’s rise to power began in Germany in September 1919[a] when Hitler joined the political party known as the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (abbreviated as DAP — German Workers’ Party); the name was changed in 1920 to the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei — NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers’ Party, commonly known as the Nazi Party). This political party was formed and developed during the post-World War I era. It was anti-Marxist and was opposed to the democratic post-war government of the Weimar Republic and the Treaty of Versailles; and it advocated extreme nationalism and Pan-Germanism as well as virulent anti-Semitism. Hitler’s “rise” can be considered to have ended in March 1933, after the Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act of 1933 in that month; president Paul von Hindenburg had already appointed Hitler as Chancellor on 30 January 1933 after a series of parliamentary elections and associated backroom intrigues. The Enabling Act—when used ruthlessly and with authority—virtually assured that Hitler could thereafter constitutionally exercise dictatorial power without legal objection.

Adolf Hitler rose to a place of prominence in the early years of the party. Being one of the best speakers of the party, he told the other members of the party to either make him leader of the party, or, he would never return. He was aided in part by his willingness to use violence in advancing his political objectives and to recruit party members who were willing to do the same. The Beer Hall Putsch in November 1923 and the later release of his book Mein Kampf (usually translated as My Struggle) introduced Hitler to a wider audience. In the mid-1920s, the party engaged in electoral battles in which Hitler participated as a speaker and organizer,[b] as well as in street battles and violence between the Rotfrontkämpferbund and the Nazi’s Sturmabteilung (SA). Through the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Nazis gathered enough electoral support to become the largest political party in the Reichstag, and Hitler’s blend of political acuity, deceptiveness and cunning converted the party’s non-majority but plurality status into effective governing power in the ailing Weimar Republic of 1933.

Once in power, the Nazis created a mythology surrounding the rise to power, and they described the period that roughly corresponds to the scope of this article as either the Kampfzeit (the time of struggle) or the Kampfjahre (years of struggle).

Freedom Downtime – documentary about Kevin Mitnick

Freedom Downtime is documentary produced by famous “2600” hackers group and it is story of life of hacker Kevin Mitnick. If you have ever watched movie TakeDown which is story of Kevin Mitnick from the eyes of accusers then you need to watch this movie too. At least to get objective view of Kevins life.

Original subtitles are available here in English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil) and French.
Around the world, computer hackers are being portrayed as the newest brand of terrorists. This is a story of a hacker named Kevin Mitnick, imprisoned without bail for nearly five years. Freedom Downtime tries to uncover the reasons why the authorities are so scared of Mitnick as well as define what exactly he did. Surprisingly, no real evidence is ever presented by the authorities to back up the sensationalist claims in mass media. But when a Hollywood studio decides to make a movie about Mitnick’s life through the eyes of one of his accusers, hackers turn to activism to get their message out. Through interviews with relatives, friends, lawyers, and experts in the computer and civil liberties arena, a picture of a great injustice becomes apparent. A cross-country journey uncovers some realities of the hacker culture as well as the sobering fact that so many technically young adept people are being imprisoned.

This is the 2004 release, containing more footage than the original cut in 2001.

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Gate Of Heavenly Peace”-Tiananmen Square Protest

Gate Of Heavenly Peace A comprehensive and controversial American documentary that was translated into Chinese, flying all over torrent and emule in China. subbed into English (…), but here in its original form… almost. The video section is the Chinese version… Interestingly the original English version aired on PBS’s frontline is almost impossible is find here in the US. Perhaps because it deviated so much from the official line…

Chongqing – China’s Secret Metropolis

This film is an introduction to the world’s fastest growing city, a place that welcomes 1300 new citizens every day and whose economy grew by 16% last year. China is undergoing the fastest and most extensive industrial revolution in history, and Chongqing is its epicenter.

This first ever English language feature length documentary about Chongqing was filmed on location between February and June 2013.