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[HBO] HD. An inside look at the popular but polarizing sport of Catch Fetiche in the Democratic Republic of Congo; the booming 'wellness' industry.
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Mystical voodoo rituals and professional wrestling converge in Catch Fétiche, a popular but polarizing sport in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Until recently it was an all male sport, but women have been getting into the ring to fight, pushing the definition of gender roles in a country where violence against women is high. Dexter Thomas travels to Kinshasa to see the battles firsthand and meet the women wrestlers who are emerging as the sport's new champions. Americans spend billions of dollars every year on alternative medicine. While products like dietary supplements are nothing new, a wave of lucrative endorsements from celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and "influencers" on social media have made "wellness" a booming industry. Charlet Duboc meets devotees and skeptics, to figure out just what's going on with the country's wellness obsession.

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TV-14

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Acting like a happy 15 years old!
10 February 2019 | by jimmyZ-773-182611See all my reviews

Why is the reporter react like a 15 year old when he sees that someone is burning a chicken alive. He's acting like something crazy is happening , but the guy is clearly happy for the the image that he just got. Not only does he use those images, he also give a voice to the guy who did it !! On top of that, the show approved those images !! You guy should really review you ethic policies !


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5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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