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The social media beauty cult | DW Documentary

May 2023 18
Social media are influencing the way women feel about their own bodies. Young women in particular are constantly being confronted with pictures of beautiful female bodies online - images which have almost always been digitally enhanced. This documentary take a long and alarming look at young women whose everyday lives are dictated by the search for bodily perfection. The more users click their way through Instagram, Facebook and so on, the greater their dissatisfaction with their own appearance becomes. Hardly anyone can escape the pull of this illusory world, where beauty, fitness and lifestyle count for everything. The consequences an......

Meet Brooklyn’s Voodou Queen: Edeline St. Armand

Apr 2023 22
Watch more on VICE here: Being possessed, it turns out, is exhausting work. Just ask Mambo Edeline St. Armand. While popular culture portrays Vodou as full of curses and sticking pins into little dolls, the religion has in fact played a central role in Haitian cultural identity since the country's birth, a result of the New World's first and only successful slave rebellion. Since Brooklyn is home to the largest Haitian population outside of Haiti, we sent Thomas Morton into our own backyard to witness the realities of being possessed by Vodou's multitude of rowdy, rum-thirsty spirits. Subscribe to VICE......

The Chilling Truth Of The Phoenician Child Sacrifice Ritual | Blood On The Altar | Timeline

Mar 2023 25
The truth of the damning charges made against this great race. They invented the alphabet and modern navigation and introduced wine to Europe. But after the sacking of Carthage by the Romans in 146 BC and the destruction of their famous library, the world was left with very little evidence of Phoenician life and culture. The Greeks and Romans describe them as a race of unscrupulous profiteers, grubby merchants – and worse. They were seen as a morally corrupt race who forcibly prostituted their daughters in sacred rituals and killed their own young in an attempt to win over their......

How can near-death experiences be explained? | DW Documentary

Mar 2023 25
Is paradise waiting for us in the afterlife? Some people who have had near-death experiences say they have glimpsed the afterlife. Medical experts doubt this, however, in the absence of any scientific explanations. Are near-death experiences authentic reports from the afterlife? Or a figment of the imagination? A bright light at the end of a tunnel, a short film of one's own life and indescribable feelings of happiness - this is how brain researcher Gerhard Roth describes his near-death experience. He is not alone: thousands of people have such experiences every year. What‘s behind these reports? Scientists are working intensively......

The Black Bloc: Inside America’s Hard Left

Mar 2023 23
The left-leaning anti-fascist movement—or Antifa—has been around for decades, popping up in North America and Europe in response to rising white nationalist or fascist sentiments. Now, Antifa has made a resurgence in the US, where members clad in masks and nondescript black clothing physically confront groups of white supremacists and neo-Nazis who've started organizing in cities around the country. Since the 2016 presidential election, Antifa has become a staple at alt-right and Trump-related rallies that often result in violence. VICE met up with a few Antifa activists in Philadelphia who engage in “Black Bloc” actions to find out more about......

“I Died!” Man Shares His Near Death Experience | Our Life

Mar 2023 19
Hear the story of a man who claims to have died and come back to life, having had visions of the afterlife. Subscribe to Our Life: Michael Aspel introduces stories of the unexplained, told through eyewitness accounts and reconstructions. From ghostly experiences to miracle cures, strange phenomena such as sea monsters, alien abductions and near death experiences, and tales of the downright weird, the stories are certainly strange... but are they true? This film was first broadcast: 11 Nov 1994 Watch More Documentaries Our Life - Our History - Our World - Our Stories - Our Taste - bit.ly/3OZoDcV Our......

Ancient Aliens: Indian Gods Descend from the Sky (Season 5) | History

Mar 2023 17
Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe that according to old Indian texts, Gods descended from the sky in Vimana - also known as flying vehicles, in this clip from Season 5, "The Von Daniken Legacy." Watch all new episodes of Ancient Aliens, returning soon, and stay up to date on all of your favorite The HISTORY Channel shows at #AncientAliens Subscribe for more from Ancient Aliens and other great The HISTORY Channel shows: Find out more about the show and watch full episodes on our site: Check out exclusive The HISTORY Channel content: History Newsletter - Website - Facebook - Twitter -......

The Day Police Dropped a Bomb On Philadelphia | I Was There

Mar 2023 13
In this episode of "I Was There", VICE meets with Ramona Africa, one of the only survivors of the police bombing in a residential neighborhood of Philadelphia in 1985. The bombing was a result of a conflict between the Philadelphia police department and the MOVE organization, the black liberation group in which Ramona belonged. The targeted house was the headquarters of the MOVE group, which had garnered complaints from their neighbors in the predominantly Black neighborhood. Watch the "I Was There" full series here: Click here to subscribe to VICE: About VICE: The Definitive Guide To Enlightening Information. From every......

Inside the Deadly Waco Siege Negotiations | I Was There

Mar 2023 06
The Waco siege of 1993 started on February 28th when the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) began the stand-off with the religious sect, the Branch Davidians. The group was led by David Koresh, whose birth name is Vernon Howell. The Branch Davidians, consisting of 91 members, including 25 children, resided in a compound east of Waco, called the Mount Carmel Center. Under the suspicion of stockpiling weapons, the ATF attempted to serve search and arrest warrants. Having been warned of the raid, the Branch Davidians were prepared. This initial gunfire battle resulted in deaths on both sides......

Stealing from the Sick – BBC Africa Eye documentary

Dec 2022 28
Everyone in Uganda is entitled to free medicine to combat killer diseases like malaria. Despite Government efforts to improve access to essential medicines, a significant number of people have to use private facilities because of frequent stockouts. BBC Africa Eye headed undercover to expose one of the reasons why there is shortage of life saving drugs – medicine theft by medical professionals. Africa Eye worked together with the Ugandan investigative journalist, Solomon Serwanjja. Subscribe: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: source