Society - 5

Scent from Heaven

Scent from Heaven

2016, Society

Can a fragrance drive men to murder? In the case of Oud, it can and often does. A precious scent derived from a species of tree which is currently teetering on the verge of extinction, Oud is one of the most treasured commodities originating from the...

8.13
Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

2016, Society

Retired police detective Yukio Shige is haunted by the memories of those he could not save. He frequently keeps watch on the Tojinbo Cliffs which overlook the sprawling Sea of Japan, seeking any opportunity to save someone from self-inflicted peril....

9.02
Tashi and the Monk

Tashi and the Monk

2014, Society

Nestled deep within the foothills of the Himalayas, Jhamtse Gatsai is one of the most extraordinary and inspiring communities you're likely to witness. It's led by Buddhist Monk Lobsang, a renowned spiritual teacher who works to create a reality of...

9.17
A New Story for Humanity

A New Story for Humanity

2016, Society

Marked by bustling metropolitan cities and modern technologies, Western culture feels as though it exists on a separate plane from nature. As a result, pollution levels are perilous, animal and sea life is waning, and climate change is a very real...

6.46
Gun Nation

Gun Nation

2016, Society

First published in 2000, Zed Nelson's book of photography titled Gun Nation became a seminal perspective on America's enduring gun fetish. In the years since, the country's love of guns is more prominent than ever before, as is the annual number of...

7.32
Plutocracy II: Solidarity Forever

Plutocracy II: Solidarity Forever

2016, Society

Income inequality may be a hot topic during the current American election season, but it's also a stark reality that has plagued the country for hundreds of years. That sad history foreshadows what many are still grappling with today. The...

8.85
The World's Cleverest Child and Me

The World's Cleverest Child and Me

2009, Society

Can a child prodigy lead a normal life? Are their supreme gifts primarily the product of nature or nurture? This is the thesis behind The World's Cleverest Child and Me, a cheerfully entertaining documentary from Channel 4. Guided by affable reporter...

6.72
Utopia

Utopia

2013, Society

With its grand sweeping vistas and awe-inspiring natural wonders, Australia is the closest you can get to a picture postcard paradise, particularly if you're a member of the wealthy elite. But the country's earliest inhabitants have come to know a...

8.29
Chechnya: Republic of Contrasts

Chechnya: Republic of Contrasts

2013, Society

In the aftermath of two wars, Chechnya is haunted by memories of great desolation and turmoil. But today, it's become a visiting ground for celebrities. A bustling haven for growing infrastructure, and home to one of the largest mosques in Russia. The...

5.74