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Nature Boy – Ben Zand in search of the cult leader – BBC Stories

Apr 2024 06
In the jungles of Costa Rica alternative communities have removed themselves from Western life attempting to create their paradise on earth. Ben Zand heads to meet some of these groups, and to search for a controversial cult leader called Nature Boy. Nature Boy runs a group called Melanation and has convinced thousands of people online to follow his message. He’s even convinced people to give him money, and to give up everything they own to live with him in the tropics. But, is paradise really as good as it sounds? source

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......

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......

“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......

Big Wave Surfer Greg Long on his Near-Death Experience: Sitdowns

Oct 2022 21
Subscribe to VICE Sports here: Greg Long is one of the best big wave surfers in the world, but two years ago, he suffered a "non-fatal drowning" while surfing the infamous Cortes Bank. The archival footage of Long's rescue team bringing him back to life is harrowing enough on its own, but beating death wasn't Long's last battle. With two years of recovery and personal struggles behind him, Long reflects on his near-death experience and getting back in the ocean to mount an inspiring comeback. Check out our interview with Kelly Slater: Watch "Surfing Peru with Balaram Stack" - Check......