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    The Cleveland Captives: What Really Happened? (2013)

    Two teenage girls and a 20-year-old woman are kidnapped on the same stretch of road in Cleveland, Ohio. For 10 years they are missing presumed dead, but in May 2013, miraculously, they are discovered alive, one of them with a six-year old daughter. Their captor, Ariel Castro, is now charged with four counts of […]

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    The Cult Next Door (2017)

    Remember the south London slavery case that came to light in 2013? Maoist Aravindan Balakrishnan, “Comrade Bala”, had kept several women prisoner in a house in Lambeth for decades, brainwashing them and subjecting them to emotional and physical abuse. Now, filmmaker Vanessa Engle has made a documentary about it, The Cult Next Door (BBC2), […]

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    The Jaycee Dugard Story (2011)

    The kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard occurred on June 10, 1991, south of South Lake Tahoe, California. Dugard was 11 years old at the time and was abducted from a street while she was walking from home to a school bus stop. Searches began immediately after her disappearance, but no reliable leads were generated despite […]

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    The Perverted World of Marc Dutroux (2007)

    Marc Dutroux (born 6 November 1956) is a Belgian serial killer and child molester, convicted of having kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six girls from 1995 to 1996, ranging in age from 8 to 19, four of whom he murdered. His wife, Michelle Martin, was convicted as an accomplice. Dutroux was also convicted of […]

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    The Pirates of Somalia: The Untold Story (2011)

    Greed, lust, revenge. The motivations of the young, psychologically damaged Somali pirates. Personally immerse yourself with these rogue mercenaries as we follow one man’s infiltration of a dangerous crew, all for the sake of research and exposure. Piracy off the coast of Somalia has been a threat to international shipping since the second phase […]

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    The Schleyer Tape (1977-78)

    Klaus vom Bruch’s second videotape is made up almost exclusively of TV footage recorded between September 1977 and June 1978. During these months, public consciousness in Germany had been devastated by the abduction and murder of the German industrialist Hanns Martin Schleyer through RAF terrorists, and the death of several terrorists in dubious circumstances […]

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    Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop (2015)

    Dubbed “The Cannibal Cop,” Gilberto Valle was convicted in March 2013 of conspiring to kidnap and eat young women. Valle argued it was all a fantasy; the prosecution’s narrative convinced jurors otherwise. Valle was facing a possible life sentence when filmmaker Erin Lee Carr began visiting him in prison. After 22 months behind bars, […]

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    United 93 (2006)

    A defining day in our history. It’s an event that shook the world. Honest, unflinching and profoundly moving, United 93 tells the unforgettable story of the heroic passengers and crew members who prevented the terrorists from carrying out their plans for the fourth hijacked plane on September 11, 2001. As on-ground military and civilian […]

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    Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)

    This controversial documentary about the stand-off between an unorthodox Christian group – the Branch Davidians, under the leadership of the young, charismatic David Koresh – and the FBI and ATF in Waco, Texas, from February to April 1993 presents a different spin on the events from that of the United States government, which held […]

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    Who Killed Lindbergh’s Baby? (2013)

    On the evening of March 1, 1932, 18-month-old Charles Lindbergh Jr was abducted from his family home near Hopewell, New Jersey, while everyone in the house was awake. The crime attracted enormous public attention, for the victim’s father was one of the most famous people on the planet. On May 20, 1927, Colonel Charles […]

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    Who Took Johnny (2014)

    Very few things are as harrowing and terrifying as the thought of losing a loved one, let alone a child. However, what the Gosch family from Iowa have gone through over the last 30-plus years sounds like an absolute nightmare of unimaginable heights. The Gosch family suffered one of the most devastating tragedies one […]