Justice needs to be served at Britain's most notorious young offenders institute.
There may be one thing worse than being a sex offender sent to prison: Being a sex offender released from prison. RSO tells the story of one offender's unlikely rehabilitation.
Director Barry Greenwald takes his camera into a place we never thought we'd see so intimately: a high-risk parole office and the people whose lives it touches--prisoners guilty of everything from murder to white-collar crime; officers desperate to keep their clients out of prison and their failures off the files. What you see on-screen is the real thing: raw, revealing and utterly fascinating. Over a 10-month period, we follow six high-risk offenders and the parole officers and therapists whose job is to make sure they stay clean, stay out of trouble and stay out of jail. The offenders put up with urine tests for drugs, random curfew checks and therapy sessions. Most work at it, some feel hopeless, others just go through the motions. Their stories are at turns bizarre, tragic, disturbing and endearing. Frightening and funny, sad and troubling, High Risk Offender is a stunning documentary.
Michael Regardie is a lonely, delusional and sick religious zealot of his own invented faith -a faith that justifies hideous rituals of murder, rape and sexual torture. Absolution from his escalating nihilism and debauchery may lie in his latest victim. But as salvation seems at hand, a specter from his past demands revenge.
Two teenage boys cycle 160 km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.
A young detective is trying to find a hiding Nazi collaborationist who is responsible for deaths of a hundreds of people during WWII.
Ramon Antonio Brizuela is a criminal whose life passes between rounds, parties and showdowns. Recognized by a witness during an assault, he is taken to jail where he becomes aware of the unfair and corrupt judicial system.
Diary of a Serious Offender is a visual journey that takes us through Danilo’s life as he serves out his sentence, while the relationship with his girlfriend becomes strained. Danilo spends the summer shooting a video diary and overcoming his issues by maturing both emotionally and physically.
After serving 18 months on a murder conviction, Carmen is free; the Spanish court has reluctantly released her on probation after an appeal. Returning home to await a new trial, she finds reporters camped outside her gate, eager to feast on the private life of a closeted lesbian. Carmen’s claims of innocence are ignored. The press wants her blood, and the public wants her back in prison. Her son, husband and friends abandon her. Her beautiful attorney claims to be loyal, but merely tells her to smile and to go see a shrink. There is no one Carmen can trust.
16-year-old juvenile offender Ji-gu reunites with his young mom who he thought was dead, and the two try to make up for their time lost.
When I turned 33 years-old, my mother told me that my father, during the Salvadorian Civil War, had been captured and tortured for 33 days by the National Police. Two years later I had the courage to ask him and other men and women about those days. These people do not ask for revenge, all that they ask is for the truth to be known.
Guided by their maverick sociology professor, three students set up separate experiments around the city to prove his "Tetris" theory of chaos: that human nature inevitably deteriorates from order to anarchy.
A police officer is investigating the disappearance of a colleague's young boy. His key seems to be the "dark skinned" friend of the boy about whom nobody cares, including the police.
Monologuist and provocateur Carlos Mencia covers -- with refreshing candor -- taboo topics that run the gamut from ethnic stereotypes and race relations to immigration, war, patriotism, capitalism and family. Mencia represents the small voice inside all of us that demands we admit to thinking what he has the cojones to say out loud. You'll laugh, get red-faced in embarrassment and, most of all, pause to contemplate what Mencia has said.
Caustic comedian and best-selling author Jim Norton pulls no punches in his first EPIX comedy special, going after jaw-dropping laughs not intended for the faint of heart. Among his targets: the national hypersensitivity epidemic - leading celebrities, talking heads and regular Joes alike to get offended by just about anything. Norton's got a message for those people, and it's in the title.
Documentary on stand-up comedy in India and the larger context of contemporary Indian humour.
A punk savage satire about a kidnapping.
A pedophile is released out of prison from a 6-year sentence after allegedly molesting a 12-year old girl. The victim, now 18, reunites with her assailant whom she calls her "soul mate" only to spark outrage in the community. Not only do they attack the Pedophile, but soon cause more harm and chaos to the girl that they supposedly were protecting.
A film poem thinking about the physics of sound, the need sound has to vibrate and bounce off a molecule or atom to return to our ears; thinking about this physical property as a metaphor for spirituality or love.
A crusading and reform-minded District Attorney gives up his position in order to open establish a farm that gives juvenile delinquents and first-offenders a place to straighten out their lives before they reach the point of no return. He meets much resistance from various segments of the law and the citizens.
Coming-of-age drama about lovable rogues Conor and Jock as they navigate their awkward teenage years, hatching plans and adventures to help distract from their tough home lives and their inability to stay out of trouble at school.
Crime Inc. is a thrilling 13-part documentary series exposing the real stories behind notorious criminal masterminds.
Stacey Dooley investigates current affairs issues affecting young people around the world.