Society

Borneo Death Blow

Borneo Death Blow

2018, Society

The author of Cobra Gypsies and Hallucinogen Honey Hunters spent three months with the Penan tribe of south Malaysia producing "Borneo Death Blow", a fascinating dive into an exotic culture and landscape. A once thriving tribe of 15,000 has diminished...

5.67
Strange Love

Strange Love

2018, Society

Any followers of 90's tabloid fodder know the name of Mary Kay Letourneau. A 34-year old teacher outside of Seattle, Washington, Letourneau began an illicit affair with a 12-year old student name Vili Fualaau. After becoming impregnated by him, she...

7.63
My Big Witchy Wedding

My Big Witchy Wedding

2018, Society

Mihaela Minca is considered the most powerful witch in Europe. As her son prepares to take to the aisle in an arranged marriage, a camera crew prepares to capture what is sure to be a lavish spectacle and a major cultural event for the region. The...

3.61
Inside the Ku Klux Klan

Inside the Ku Klux Klan

2015, Society

In this climate of escalating racial tensions, is the Ku Klux Klan primed for a comeback? According to the subjects of the investigative documentary Inside the Ku Klux Klan, events in Ferguson and Charlottesville have only stoked interest in the...

5.65
Breaking the Cycle

Breaking the Cycle

2017, Society

Halden Prison in Norway isn't your typical correctional institution. The focus here is on rehabilitation and normalcy. It's an approach that wields desirable results; the inmates thrive in harmony when they exist in an environment that doesn't...

9.08
The Black Lotus

The Black Lotus

2018, Society

The rare collectibles industry attracts a slew of wildly enthusiastic obsessives. Some of them don't bat an eye when asked to fork over tens of millions of dollars on an otherwise insignificant object. From game-winning sneakers to record-setting home...

5.44
White Fright

White Fright

2018, Society

Anti-Muslim vitriol has reached a fever pitch in the United States. Just ask the residents of Islamberg, a small community of African American Muslims in Upstate New York. In 2015, the FBI thwarted a planned attack against the community that was being...

3.78
Bangladesh: The Dawn of Islamism

Bangladesh: The Dawn of Islamism

2018, Society

The western world knows little of Bangladesh aside from its high rates of poverty, cheap textile labor, and catastrophic flooding. Perhaps few are aware that it's currently the site of great bloodshed incited by Islamic terrorists. "Bangladesh: The...

9.35
Out of the Dark

Out of the Dark

2018, Society

Twelve children are trapped deep within a Thailand cave with their soccer coach. Torrential rains are expected, and will submerge the young boys unless a rescue mission is mounted as soon as possible. The documentary Out of the Dark recounts every...

8.91
Farmlands

Farmlands

2018, Society

Is there a white genocide occurring in South Africa? That's the conclusion reached by controversial alt-right activist and filmmaker Lauren Southern in her new feature-length documentary Farmlands. The basis of the film is the country's complicated...

8.69
Gangs, Drill and Prayer

Gangs, Drill and Prayer

2018, Society

A new kind of religious outreach has been birthed from the mean streets of South London. It's called gospel drill, a particularly aggressive form of rap that has been refashioned to spread positive messages of hope and salvation. Gangs, Drill & Prayer...

5.36