A look behind the 1997 robbery in South Carolina that netted $17.3 million, the second biggest heist in U.S. history. The money led to a trip to Cancun and the purchase of a mansion. Michelle Boudin, reporter from the NBC Charlotte bureau, brings us the story.
VICE founder Shane Smith sat down with Jimmy Stice, the controversial visionary behind Kalu Yala, an experimental for-profit town in Panama. Watch JUNGLETOWN on VICELAND, Tuesdays at 10pm. Find full episodes here.
A short documentary on the infamous punk legend GG ALLIN. Took almost 3 years to produce due to funds (being students and from Toronto, ON Canada), crew dropping out (due to subject matter the more they got involved), Professors (that fought me and didn’t see the vision), or just problems all together. It won Best Documentary presented by CTV Canada at the Sherdian MA Awards 2008. (Source: Jay McBeth)
GG Allin‘s — a provocative Punk Rock performance artist — given name was Jesus Christ Allin. His band was called “The Murder Junkies.” Allin grew up in a log cabin in New Hampshire with a crazy and depressive father. He was arrested 52 times before he died at the age of 36, most likely because of excessive heroin use.
Co-directors Richard Dewey and Tim Marrinan discuss the making of “BURDEN,” a new documentary about a performance artist who shocked the world with his violent work in the early 1970s. Chris Burden ultimately left behind this provocative, innovative art when he moved out of Los Angeles to Topanga Canyon. There he began to create large, detailed installation pieces, which includes “Urban Light” (2008), one of his most iconic.
DocTalk video produced, directed and edited by Barry Rubinow. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor who worked as Senior VP, Creative for The Documentary Channel.
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Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage. Produced by two-time Oscar winner Simon Chinn and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn and directed by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the film looks at the events of 1992 from a multitude of vantage points, bringing a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment that reverberates to this day. (Source: National Geographic Movie posted through May 11th)
The United States has a long, complicated history of accepting refugees from around the world. However, few of us are familiar with the intricacies of how relocation and resettlement works. Back in 2006, after reading an article about an airport hotel that shelters refugees awaiting their connections to far-flung corners of this country, we found ourselves wondering about their very first night here. How did these newcomers navigate that foreign, if quintessentially American environment?
By the end of 2011, the wars in the Middle East had precipitated a global refugee crisis, and we decided to make a film about that first night in America for those families who made it here. As we filmed family after family passing through a hotel near New York, we were struck by the universality of the experience of landing in a new place after a … Read More »
Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian. (Source: Nature Video)