Taboo

2002, TV Show

Taboo
An exploration of behaviors and lifestyles that are acceptable in some cultures but forbidden, illegal or reviled in others.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 11/19/2012

Season 8, Episode 21
In Phoenix, Arizona, a battle for the souls of those said to be possessed is being waged, not by priests, but by five teenage girls. In the Potosi silver mines of Bolivia miners believe the best way to survive the extreme working conditions is to cut a deal with the devil. In Colombia, a man's life is crumbling away. Believing he is tortured by demons, he feels he has only two options: suicide or an exorcism. But this exorcism isn't sanctioned by the Church. It's a bizarre and elaborate ritual that has to be seen to be believed. And in Florida, an ex-prostitute and drug addict has become the leader of an evangelical ministry that promises salvation through deliverance from demonic possession.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 10/30/2012

Season 8, Episode 20
In Gurgaon, India a 82-year-old nun voluntarily fasts to the death in a religious ritual, attended by her children; a Taiwanese man honors his dead father with exotic dancers gyrating at the graveside; and an octogenarian in San Francisco lives with death every day amongst his vast collections of skeletal remains.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 10/18/2004

Complex and controversial, this mesmerizing hit series offers an insider's view of closed worlds traditionally off-limits to outsiders.

Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 1/1/2004

Witness stunning stories about rituals and traditions so shocking that you can't help but be attracted to them.

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Premiered: September 30, 2002, on National Geographic
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: An exploration of behaviors and lifestyles that are acceptable in some cultures but forbidden, illegal or reviled in others.

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