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Slightly bland and a little boring, this documentary is nonetheless an interesting look into the lives and attitudes of the children of some of the richest people in the world.This documentary was produced by the Heir of the Johnson & Johnson fortune and features some of the most high profile “rich kids”. To be honest, I think I sympathize with some of them.On a final note, I think that this documentary was more of an attempt to brush off the “spoilt little rich kid” stigma from the producer.
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A glimpse into the mind of the three activists of the major child abuse: Chris Wittwer, Bill Bryant and Shane Maloney.This documentary film explores ideas to help protect children from predators prey and points the finger at the UK legal system for their failures to the victims.Accompanied by fellow activists and victims of abuse in the streets of Devon, the film is controversial, sometimes funny, compelling and stimulating.
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The Romanian Gypsies is becoming a huge problem to the European community. Children are being forced to beg and steal from innocent people in order to buy drugs or just to live. To understand what is happening to these children Romanian film-maker Liviu Tipurita begins a journey through Europe which takes him inside the closed world of the Gypsy community, and talks to the authorities and institutions meant to be dealing with this disturbing phenomenon.
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The slaughter of Nanking, commonly known as the Rape of Nanking, was an infamous genocidal war crime committed by the Japanese army in Nanjing, then capital of the Republic of China, after it fell to Imperial Japanese Army on December 13, 1937.The duration of the slaughter is not clearly defined, although the violence lasted well into the next six weeks, until early February 1938.During the occupation of Nanjing, the Japanese army committed numerous atrocities, including rape, looting, arson and the execution of prisoners of war and civilians.Although the executions began under the pretext of eliminating Chinese soldiers disguised as civilians, it is stated that a large number of innocent men were intentionally identified as enemy combatants and executed-or simply killed outright-as the slaughter gathered momentum.A large number of women and children were also killed, as rape and murder became more widespread.
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A shocking look at the current state of the very secretive North Korea and the abuses the children suffer. Dictatorship has left the country in ruins with all food aid going where it is least needed. Shocking footage shot by refugees from North Korea risking torture and execution if they are caught.
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This is no ordinary travel documentary; this is total “Hell on Earth”. Warlords, cannibalism, child soldiers on heroin, squalor and total madness. General Bin Laden, General Butnaked, General Mosquito…just imagine the scene in Baboon town. This is a black humorous look at what is a comical yet deadly situation…amazing!What Andy Capper, Editor Vice UK, is said about the film: We came to Liberia with a small team of three and quickly found a local journalist who would be our guide and fixer. Our first shoot location was the prestigious West Point, home to 80,000 people living in that redefine squalor. Thousands of rotting garbage around the neighborhood, which has no sewage system.Almost everyone – including local government officials – defecate and urinate in the open. Drugs, prostitution and armed robbery are the main industries. We got to know some of the residents of West Point, they told us their stories as he smoked heroin and cocaine and we asked for money.Then we visited a local brothel. Women who lived there spoke to us about the UN peacekeepers who have sex with child prostitutes and beat older women, and then not pay.But perhaps the most revealing parts of our trip to Liberia came to the meeting of the main leaders of the nation’s civil wars. There is a tradition in the Liberian militias outrageous noms de guerre assumed. Therefore, our subjects Bin Laden named General, General Rambo and General Butt Naked. The latter, in particular, was one of the Liberian warlords, most famous. He claims to have personally killed 20,000 people, including babies, and sometimes have cannibalized his victims.Today, General Butt Naked is on his birth name, which is Joshua. During our time together, we said that Liberia will surely implode into civil war when the UN leaves again next year. But in the meantime, Joshua wants to redeem himself. He offered us a vision of Liberia that wants to establish, and we are growing for him. He took us to his church, which rehabilitates child soldiers. We watched as he preached his way through Monrovia on a Sunday.Is there a possibility that successful mission, and the civil war still can be avoided in this country so desperately? That’s one of the many questions that arose with our safe return of Liberia. View our documentary about our stay there and see what you think.
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"This documentary film is an episode of The Biography Channel’s “I Survived - Beyond and Back” series which outlines a profound childhood Near Death Experience. As a result of a martial arts demonstration which went horribly wrong, Raymond Kinman, (a very devout Catholic boy) suffered a traumatic head injury in which he was rendered unconscious – without heartbeat or breathing for twelve minutes, only to be revived by CPR.During this brief period, Raymond had a profound Near Death Experience which was sadly misinterpreted by a Catholic Priest – the coaching he received was, “Since I couldn’t say that I saw Jesus, it was probably a trick of Satan”… resulting in decades of guilt and shame for a nine year old boy.During this brief window of enlightenment, Raymond was reunited with his lost dog, “Skippy” and he met God “face to face”, which eventuated in a life – long inability to reconcile what he was shown (when he died) with what he as being taught in the Catholic Church.Raymond’s message is clean and simple. “Our purpose in life is NOT TO LEARN AND GROW, as is often trumpeted by modern gurus, priests, ministers and teachers, “When I died I was gifted with INFINITE knowledge and wisdom -we have nothing whatever to learn”. “We are here to Love. That is our purpose – all of us”. As a lifelong professional artist, Raymond has also created a series of paintings of some of the images he saw when he died. At his website you can see some of those images, as well as to listen to an audio version of one of his lectures in which he describes his Near Death Experience in remarkable detail:Ray asked Documentarytube to bring this video to the public attention and we felt it a worthwhile inclusion in our selection of videos and we wish him well in the future.http://LovingIsWhy.com"
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"A short documentary that showcases a volunteer guide at Quetzaltrekkers, a hiking/trekking organization in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala, that gives all of its profits to Escuela de la Calle and El Hogar, a school and a home built to aid street kids in Guatemala.Find out more about the filmmakers, the subjects and Guatemala at whywehike.actualitymedia.org/Director: Sarah MegyesyCinematographer: Sanna WittnerEditor: Robin Canfield"
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‘The Drugging of Our Children’ is an informative documentary that highlights the dangers child or adolescent with ADD or ADHD can face in the absence of proper diagnosis and objective medical tests, leaving their treatment on guesses and chances.There is yet no organic basis found that causes these symptoms. Psychiatrists may then prescribe psychotropic drugs for the children without first without making it clear to parents that these medications can have severe side-effects including insomnia, loss of appetite, headaches, psychotic symptoms and even potentially fatal adverse reactions, such as cardiac arrhythmia, without taking into consideration other causes or aggravating factors, such as diet, or environment.A greater awareness in thus required to avoid unnecessary harassment by establishments.
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"Walking Merchandise exposes the sad story of middle-school-aged, Chinese children trafficked to the U.S. by smugglers known as “snakeheads.” Sent by their parents to work as low-wage laborers as a source of income, the children embark on a perilous journey that can include physical harm, sexual assault, and even death. Once in the U.S., they are trapped in a life of debt-bondage and forced to work around the clock in dangerous conditions with the hope of paying off debts as high as $100,000.Produced over two years, this short film tells the story of five children trafficked to the U.S. and the lawyers, social workers, and journalists who have dedicated their careers to helping them and understanding the global forces that brought them to the U.S. Walking Merchandise premiered at the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival and is an official selection of the Artivist Film Festival – an NGO partner of the U.N.Official Website: walkingmerchandise.com"
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While enjoying the sweet taste of chocolate, the reality is totally different for African children.In 2001, consumers around the world were shocked to discover that child labor and slavery, trafficking and other abuses existed in the cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast, a country which produces nearly half the world’s cocoa. An avalanche of negative publicity and consumer demands for answers and solutions soon.Two members of U.S. Congress, Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa and Representative Eliot Engel, New York, addressed the issue by adding a pilot of a farm bill that proposes a federal system to certify and label chocolate products as a slave free.The measure was passed by the House of Representatives and has created a potential disaster for Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland Mars, Hershey, Nestle, Barry Callebaut, Cacao-Saf and other chocolate manufacturers. To avoid legislation that would have forced chocolate companies to label their products “without child labor” labels (for which many major chocolate makers do not qualify), the industry fought back and finally agreed to a voluntary protocol to end abusive child labor and forced labor on cocoa farms by 2005.The chocolate industry fought back. Ultimately, a compromise was reached to eliminate child labor in cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast in 2005. In 2005, the cocoa industry has not complied with the terms of the protocol, and a new deadline for 2008 was set. In 2008 the terms of the protocol is still not met, and another term for 2010 was set.Almost a decade after the chocolate companies, governments and foundations interested in particular spent millions of dollars in an effort to eradicate child labor and trafficking in the cocoa trade, has anything changed?Miki and U Roberto Romano Mistrati an investigation behind the scenes and see whether the allegations of child labor in the chocolate industry are present today.
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Just outside Antigua, Guateamal, Manos Abiertas works to give local Mayan women an alternative to what – when it comes to giving birth -can often be the dangerous environs of a public, government run hospital. This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot with a Canon T2i and a Canon XA10.
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Boys Dance of Afghanistan exposes the horrific practice known as Bacha Bazi, in which young men are sold to Afghan warlords and powerful businessmen to be trained as dancers performing to male audiences in women’s clothing and then used and sold for sex. The practice is sadly making a comeback in the country.While the West pours billions of dollars in the fight against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, an ancient tradition (banned when the Taliban were in power) has re-emerged in the rest of the country. Many hundreds of young people living in extreme poverty are lured off the streets with the promise of a new life away from misery, he knows that his true destiny is to be used for entertainment by the warlords and other powerful men in Afghanistan.Having gained access noticeable within a ring of sexual exploitation, Najibullah Quraishi awarded Afghan journalist investigating this illegal practice, the consequences of which are surrounded by a focus on the war. The film exposes the lack of support from authorities and explore possible responses to the plight of children in this conflict zone.
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The Rwandan Genocide was the most bloody event of the 90s. Over the course of 100 days over 800,000 men women and children where slaughtered do to their ethnicity. Soon the U.N. intervened and the bloodbath subsided. This documentary goes into the reasons behind the massacre, the genocide and the aftermath. A truly horrifying film, released ten years after the genocide.
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The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium, and the Dying Children produced by Freider Wagner and Valentin Thurn won an award for the serious topic discussed, the impact of the use of radioactive weapons during the war against Iraq.The film opens with the two English veterans sharing their personal experience on their exposure to the radioactive weapons and the congenital abnormalities faced by their children. The movie moves forward with citizens of different nations telling their story.The film also portrays the experiences of Dr. Siegwart-Horst Gunther, a former colleague of Albert Schweitzer, and Tedd Weyman of the Uranium Medical Research Center (UMRC) who had traveled to Iraq, to assess uranium contamination in Iraq.
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Farmageddon tells the story of small family farms which have been forced to stop their business because of the greater farms which use animal slaugher as their main source of success. Filmmaker Kristin Canty's quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened.
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Child obesity is a serious issue in North America. Nearly a third of the children are overweight or obese and the numbers continue to rise. We're at risk of raising supersized kids who may live sicker and die younger than the generation before them."Our Supersized Kids" profiles four families whose grade school children are overweight or obese. Each of these families are actively working to help their child turn around an out-of-control weight gain.
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After months through 11.09 two Americans and two Norwegians travel to Bangladesh to begin an incredible journey. Born from the mind of a young adventurer, Daniel Casanova, these children of twenty years began to build a traditional boat to sail 7000 miles from Australia. Shoestring potential adventurers set out in Cox’s Bazar, a dream of third world and the fishing village begin their preparation. The team struggle with language barriers and the negotiation as soon realize that the odds against him perhaps. Time, no reliable carpenters and deportations soon the plague of the crew.Integrate into the community of fishermen / pirates and soon become closely with Kamal their “boat guy. It becomes his confidant and warns them of impending danger – the police, pirates, etc, with the U.S. on the brink of war set sail for Australia. We Were Pirates is an inspiring story of four young people overcome difficulties in achieving a dream. Full of humor and drama of the film is set in the most corrupt and wetter in the world.
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Wings of Evolution is a film that revolves around the revolutionary educational system Siragu Montessori School, a school for homeless and disadvantaged, who is away on the outskirts of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India.For a long time, the focus of education in India has been one of the compulsory learning, memorization and examination based on the evaluation, without emphasis on understanding children’s concepts, critical thinking and the implications in real life.Siragu Montessori School, despite limited resources and unimaginable obstacles has maintained a quality program, free for attendees.On the other hand, the documentary also focuses on bringing together children from around the world through a shop worldwide postal sharing where children from around the world share ideas, exchange ideas and promote cultural diversity, peace and understanding towards building a better tomorrow.
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‘Conspiracy of Silence’ is a documentary film highlighting an alleged child sexual abuse ring involving a number of prominent Nebraska persons, including Lawrence King, an Omaha banker, political fundraiser, and convicted felon.This 56-minute documentary film produced by Yorkshire Television in 1994 was scheduled for broadcast in the United States on cable outlet Discovery Channel on May 3, 1994, but was not aired.The advocates of the film claimed that it was pulled out due to political pressure but there were no official comments on the issue.A copy of this videotape was delivered anonymously to former Nebraska state senator and attorney John De Camp who made it available to retired FBI Agent Ted L. Gunderson.Many children were shown suffering the humiliation of wearing nothing but their underwear and a number displayed on a piece of cardboard hanging from their necks when being auctioned off to foreigners in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Toronto, Canada.
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Never has a generation been completely taken over by a totalitarian state as was the case in Hitler’s Third Reich: at the age of 10 children joined the “Jungvolk” movement, at age 14 joined the Hitler Youth, and 18 joined the party, the “Wehrmacht”, the SA or SS.This documentary by Guido Knopp 5 parts and the ZDF Contemporary History Department is the representation of the first full-length film by young people in the Third Reich.With statements of witnesses in depth and some unreleased archival material, the documentary demonstrates how Hitler succeeded in gaining power over “their children” through years of manipulation.