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The Betrayed

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Fergal Keane investigates how a terrible slaughter, three quarters of a century ago, has returned to haunt the relationship between Turkey and its western allies. For decades the Armenian people have campaigned to have the killings of hundreds of thousands of their forefathers in Ottoman Turkey in 1...
Gene Sharp is Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is known for his extensive writings on nonviolent struggle, which have influenced numerous anti-government resistance movements around the world.
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In a chilling hour, we go inside the sadistic world inhabited by Saddam Hussein's sons and hear firsthand accounts of how each man inherited a different, deadly side of his father. Ouday, whose only official job was head of the Iraq Olympic Committee, had athletes who performed poorly tortured. Qusa...
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land is a 2004 documentary by Sut Jhally and Bathsheba Ratzkoff which—according to the film’s official website—”provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural dist...
Afghanistan, this country is the worlds biggest heroin producer, 90% of all opiate based drugs come from here, but now it is also one of the worst consumers of narcotics anywhere. The nations drug habit is taring society apart, life by life. This BBC film follows two young addicts witnessing their e...
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HyperNormalisation is a film by British filmmaker Adam Curtis, it tells the incredible story of how we have managed to get to this bizarre time of uncertainty and confusion, a time where we see those who are meant to be in power become paralysed, searching for answers.Curtis argues the case that eve...
At the age of 29 Edward Snowden was an analyst for the National Security Agency in the USA but on May 20, 2013, he flew to Hong Kong after having left his job in an NSA facility in Hawaii. In June of the same year he would officially turn whistleblower after leaking thousands of classified documents...
Out of all of the first-world countries and with the highest rate of incarceration in the world, the United States is the only one which allows the commercialization of bail bonds. The for-profit industry manages to rake in a cool 2 billion dollars in revenue a year.Most criminal defendants don&#821...
China’s women have always been under pressure: from men, from family, from work. Now more and more are under new pressure — from themselves — to take control of their lives; to get an education; to have a career; to marry for love. It’s a slow, difficult process, and it is ch...
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Based on David Maraniss’s book They Marched into Sunlight, a documentary telling the story of two seemingly unconnected events in October 1967 that changed the course of the Vietnam War.Whilst a US battalion unwittingly marched into a Viet Cong ambush which killed 61 young men, half a world aw...
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Unit 731 was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II. It was responsible for some of the most notorious war crimes carried out by...
American Radical is the probing, definitive documentary about Jewish-American political scientist Norman Finkelstein.A devoted son of holocaust survivors, an ardent critic of Israel and US Middle East policy, Finkelstein has been steadfast at the centre of many intractable controversies, including h...
The Navy Seals and the Green Berets played critical roles during the lengthy Vietnam War. However, these Special Forces were not always allowed to fully coordinate their activities with the regular air, ground, and navy forces. As America’s Central Intelligence Agency’s interactions with...
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They say money is the root of all evil. Well, nowhere is this more true than in US politics.The 2012 US presidential and congressional elections were the most expensive in history, costing six billion dollars.But who paid this money and what did he, she or they expect in return? How about the Americ...
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The popular feature-length documentary Death by China dissects this crisis in an intelligent and thought-provoking manner.Narrated by acclaimed actor Martin Sheen, the film doesn't cast dispersions on the Chinese people, but rather their oppressive authoritarian government. According to the view...
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1982. Eamon DeValera was born in New York on 14 October, 1882, and was brought to Ireland at the age of two and a half years. In 1910 he married Sinead Ni Fhlannagain.A teacher and university lecturer, he joined the Irish Volunteers when they were founded in 1913. As a Commandant he took part in the...
Nick Robinson examines how governments collect and spend public money. In the first of a two-part series, he reveals the endless pressure on politicians to spend more, and how hard they find it to resist. He looks at who gets what - and why - and shows how easy it is for money to be wasted. Featurin...
This is a film of two days in the Egyptian revolution. By the time you see it you will know more about the outcome of this revolution. Most of the pictures, films and interviews that you will see was shot on the day of the mass demonstration Tuesday the 1st of February. Amid the chaos of demonstrati...
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1994. Imperfect Journey is a BBC commissioned film, exploring the political and psychic recovery of the Ethiopian people after the atrocities and political repression or "red terror" of the military junta of Mengistu Haile Mariam. The filmmaker questions the direction of the succeeding government an...
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Israel has always felt under siege, but its internal problems could be more damaging than any external threat. The rift is between the secular and the ultra-Orthodox, who believe any compromise with Arabs is unacceptable. Zealous immigrants are boosting the extreme right and militant settlers are pu...
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This film came out of the director’s frustration with watching the nightly news and hearing generals, politicians and pundits, explaining the political and economic cost of the war in the Middle East, without ever mentioning the human cost. He wanted to hear about the war by the people affected by i...
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How to combine modernity and fundamentalist Islam. "Saudi Solutions" is a unique and revealing documentary about the lifestyles and attitudes of ambitious career womenin conservative Saudi Arabia - the only country in the Arabworld where women are obliged to cover themselves inabayas and a...
Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders recently ranked Italy at the bottom of the list for countries in the European Union on its press freedom index.Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is not only Italy’s richest man, but also the unrivaled owner of a vast media empire. This combination of political...
China is trying to feed 20 percent of the world’s population on 7 percent of the world’s arable land. A third of the world uses water from China’s rivers. But rapid industrialization and climate change have led to bad air, polluted rivers and drought. Environmental activists, Party...
China cannot maintain its historic economic growth unless it starts pushing innovation in ways that the United States has never imagined. One city in China has announced a program to create an army of Steve Jobs type innovators over the next five years. The government has given orders for its citiz...
Driven by its youth, Egypt's revolution embraced all sectors of society. As the fear barrier was broken, destinies were transformed by the tumultuous events. This film offers an examination of the demise of the Mubarak regime through the eyes of people whose lives were, until now, defined by it.
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Over 20 years ago the IRA and Loyalist paramilitaries declared an end to the so called war which claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people. Their historic ceasefire’s marked the beginning of a road to peace that Northern Ireland enjoys today.Reporter Peter Taylor has been covering this confl...
Beyond the gate of time lies a civilization with seven thousand years of celebrated heritage.A cradle of civilization a tolerant world empire a crossroad of civilizations a world of artistic forms and shapes a kaleidoscope of architectural marvels recreated for the first time:IRAN Seven fa...
It was a long and bitter race that lasted months and cost at least $2.5 billion. This episode of Fault Lines takes viewers through a tour of the US 2012 presidential campaign, from the high and low moments, to the Spin Room, to the noisy campaign ads that blanketed swing states. We ask whether voter...
He had just humiliated the most powerful nation in the world, heading one of the most controversial cyber operations in history. So when Julian Assange arrived in Sweden in August 2010 he was greeted like a conquering hero.But within weeks there was a warrant out for his arrest and he was being inve...
Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is an Irish politician and social campaigner. He began his political career running unsuccessfully as an independent candidate in the Galway West constituency in 1997, and went on to contest the Connaught Ulster constituency in the European elections of 1999 and the...
During 11 years in power Margaret Thatcher polarised and inspired in equal measure, not only in Britain but also around the world. She helped end the Cold War and was victorious in the Falklands, but regardless of this she will forever be associated with the violence of the miners strike of 1984 &#8...
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Julian Assage - the founder of Wikileaks - has remained shrouded in mystery since the launch of his site in 2006. This fascinating expose reveals the man behind the leaks. Assange spent the majority of his youth travelling from place to place, attending 37 different schools and being charged with nu...
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China is incurring huge expenditure in transferring and consolidating the Chinese population in Tibet. Massive investment has been made to build a network of modern highways all over Tibet. China can also boast of having laid the highest railway track in the world that connects Lhasa with Beijing. I...
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Adventurer and journalist Simon Reeve heads to Cuba to find a communist country in the middle of a capitalist revolution. Two years ago Cuba announced the most sweeping and radical economic reforms the country has seen in decades. From ending state rationing to cutting one million public-sector jobs...
Stephen Poliakoff's drama tells the little-known story of Prince John, youngest child of George V and Queen Mary, who was hidden away from public life due to his epilepsy and learning difficulties.Prince John's short life spanned one of the most momentous periods in history - the political build-up...
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Nigel Planer narrates a documentary which traces the origins and development of British heavy metal from its humble beginnings in the industrialised Midlands to its proud international triumph.In the late 60s a number of British bands were forging a new kind of sound. Known as hard rock, it was loud...

Occupy Movie

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This inspiring documentary highlights the unified voices of Occupy movement participants. This compelling look into the perspectives of citizens rallying for change sits in stark contrast to the out of context portrayal of the Occupy movement falsely created by media corporations.Occupy Movie has be...
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“The Weight of Chains” is a Canadian documentary film that takes a critical look at the role that the US, NATO and the EU played in the tragic breakup of a once peaceful and prosperous European state – Yugoslavia. The film, bursting with rare stock footage never before seen by West...
Stephen Fry was very nearly an American. Just before Stephen was born, his father was offered a job at Princeton University, but chose to turn it down. And so, Stephen was born in NW3 rather than in NJ, New Jersey.In this six-part series he travels, mostly in a London cab, through all 50 states of t...
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On May 31, 2010 nine people were killed by Israeli commandos in international waters. Along with 700 activists trying to bring help and break the blockade that the Palestinian population of Gaza has been suffering for years. We go on a journey with the journalists and activists who survived the atta...

Still Berning

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The 2016 United States presidential election was marked by an unprecedented tone of bitterness, gossip and hate-mongering. In spite of these elements of divisiveness, the vast majority of American voters seemed to share a central desire: the end of establishment politics. For many, the figurehe...
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Former chef and martial arts trainer Peter Fitzek has founded his own micronation called the Kingdom of Germany. It consists of several properties around the city of Wittenberg, south of Berlin. It has 25 citizens, its own currency, an official state limousine, and passports. VICE Germany visited Pe...
Scotland sits on the very edge of the continent but how European is this nation located on the geographical margin? This film predates the Brexit vote but still provides us with an interesting look at how the United Kingdom and Europe both affect the country.Back in 2014 Scotland held a referendum o...
Part scathing critique, part call to action, "Independent Media In A Time Of War" is a hard-hitting new documentary by the Hudson Mohawk Independent Media Center. This film is composed of a speech given by Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! illustrated by clips of mainstream media juxtapo...

Rivers of Blood

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Forty years after Enoch Powell’s infamous speech predicting that mass immigration would lead to violence on our streets, filmmaker Denys Blakeway explores the impact of the maverick Conservative MP’s words and legacy.Powell was a member of Edward Heath’s Shadow Cabinet when he made the Rivers of Blo...