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.
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 »
This award-winning documentary chronicles the life of a destitute Appalachian family. Darlene, the housewife, conducts her daily routine: carrying water, fueling a coal stove, disciplining her children, and making ends meet. A personal record of poverty. (Source: WPSU)
Heimo Korth is the last man standing in 19 million acres of Alaskan wilderness. His neighbors are polar bears and caribous. Say good bye to civilization and see how they do it in the arctic circle on the last frontier in America. (52 minutes, 2012) (Source: VICE)
Known as “Sport Shirt Bill,” Mr. Veeck was a franchise owner and promoter for Major League Baseball. He owned at different times, the St. Louis Brown, the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians. Veeck died in 1986 from cancer, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. (Video Source: Media Burn Archive)
“Holy Hell,” a documentary directed by Will Allen, tells of the filmmaker’s time with the Buddhafield, a Los Angeles–based “spiritual group” he joined in the 1980s. Director Will Allen shares clips from the documentary as well as the trailer, and recalls his personal relationship with Michel, the name used at the time by the group’s leader. Allen also discusses what life was like inside the cult, why he started filming and how it all came crashing down in this episode of BYOD hosted by Ondi Timoner. (Source: Bring Your Own Doc)
Documentary film about the life of female pro wrestler Vivian Vachon. Vivian Vachon, Paul “The Butcher” Vachon and Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon are all featured in the film, as themselves, alongside many other wrestlers of the time. (Source: The Analog Archive)
Directed by Patrick Vallely
Distraught after the death last summer of her much-loved eight-year-old boxer dog Dylan, Laura Jacques and her partner Richard Remde tell how they found a way to keep their pet’s memory alive. (Source: The Guardian)
In the early 1970s, an unusual boy, David Vetter, captivated the nation. Now, decades later, his story continues to unfold in remarkable ways. (Source: The New York Times Retro Report)
In 1997, a young British nanny charged with murder brought shaken baby syndrome into the national spotlight, and raised a scientific debate that continues to shape child abuse cases today. (Source: The New York Times’ Retro Report)