Thursday, 18 February 2010
Directed by Andy Capper and Leo Lee
6 part film focusing on the lives of a gang of young addicts caught up in South Wales largely ignored heroin epidemic.
"Heartwarming, engaging and darkly amusing. The must-see British film of the year." - The Guardian
In 2009, Swansea drug agencies reported a 180 percent rise in heroin use, and it’s visible on the city’s streets. Early one morning we meet a young, homeless couple named Amy and Cornelius in a city centre alley. As heroin-addicted alcoholics, they’re smack in the middle of two of South Wales’s most ever-present epidemics.
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Anjem Choudary is the unnervingly calm voice of the extreme Islamic sect Al-Muhajiroun. VBS met up with him in an East London park in the UK, where Choudary shared his views on promoting al-Qaeda’s just-right-of-center ideology over milkshakes. Most of the major news outlets have branded Choudary as a “hate preacher” who wants to kill all non-Muslims. He didn’t help matters much when he recently called for the assassination of the Pope. But Choudary, a British citizen, claimed between sips that he’s mostly interested in sharing the religion of peace with the West by bringing Sharia Law to the United Kingdom—and by turning Buckingham Palace into a beautiful mosque.