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Why do so many Muslims hate the United States? What has America done to alienate so many people in the Muslim world? These are the questions that former Pakistani cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan, tries to answer in this latest offering of the Unreported World series.At Islamabad's Women's Co...
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Former US President Ronald Reagan still looms large over American politics with many current battles over America’s debt, taxation, and the size of government being fought in his name.Republican Presidential candidates, the Tea Party Movement and even Democratic President Barack Obama have all laid...
Welcome to Bangui the capital of the Central African Republic, for the past two years the country has been torn apart by a violent religious conflict that has seen the Muslim Séléka and Christian Anti-balaka militias pitted against each other. The Séléka is a coalition of predominantly Muslim armed...

Extradition

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Extradition is a film that explores the injustices of the ExtraditionAct 2003 through the suffering of two individuals and their families.The act stipulates that any British Citizen can be extradited to theUS without their government even providing prima facie evidence. BabarAhmad and Talha Ahsan ha...
The murder of former IRA commander Gerard Jock Davison in May 2015, sent shockwaves through Belfast republicanism. The police had no clue who committed the murder, but others who were desperate for revenge decided they knew who it was and on the 12th August 2015, Kevin McGuigan was shot dead in fron...
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Directed by Dror Morech and originally released in 2012 The Gatekeepers is a film which sets out to tell the story of the Israeli internal security service, Shin Bet or known in Hebrew as ‘Shabak’. Shin Bet is very much like the American FBI or the British MI5 and through the use of in-d...
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The the night of August 22, 1991, a crowd of Russians began removing a 14 tone bronze statue in a major Moscow intersection. It was an act that years earlier would surely have cost them their lives, but on this night as democracy was budding the Soviet Union the statue itself represented all that wa...
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February 13th 1950 was the dawn of the Cold War and off the west coast of Canada, U.S. bomber 075 is on a top secret mission. Deep inside the bomb bay weaponeer Ted Shire is arming a MK IV nuclear weapon when all of a sudden the mission goes terribly wrong. Without warning two of the bombers six eng...
Macedonia’s government wants to rewrite the nations history, it’s Albanian minority fear the consequences as ethnic tensions increase, opponents say the regime is using surveillance to suppress decent, stating that the government has been phone tapping thousands of civilians. In this epi...
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The Unknown Known is a film about former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld that was released in 2013 and chronicles his political career, starting off with his early days when he was a congressman and working right up to the planning that took place in regards to the invasion of Ir...

Cyberjihad

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Over the past few years terrorist organisations have developed not only as performers of attacks but also as story tellers. They seem to employ professional media departments in order to produce a constant flow of propaganda in which the romance of the Islamic brotherhood is ascetically mixed with w...
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Mordechai Vanunu, Israel’s nuclear whistle blower, was jailed in 1986 for publishing photographs of Israel’s nuclear bomb factory at Dimona. Olenka Frenkiel reveals the extent of Israel’s nuclear gagging. The Sunday Times Revelations hit the press in October 1986. Vanunu has spent...

Bhutto

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Benazir Bhutto was one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time. Hers is an epic tale of Shakespearean dimensions, of a privileged girl born into Pakistan's equivalent of the Kennedy family. She would trade her Western lifestyle to become the first Muslim woman elected in history t...

Restrepo

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Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan’s most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back...
Digging deep into Hillary's connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton's multi-million-dollar political machine operates. This episode chronicles the Clinton's rise to power in the 90s on a right-wing agenda, the Clinton Foundation's revolving door with Gulf stat...
The official YouTube channel of the internet based activist group known as Anonymous have just released a new feature length documentary which focuses on Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who is now infamous for facilitating a large number of interesting leaks which revealed the existence of man...
Some call it the War on Terror; some call it the Clash of Civilizations; one man calls it just another conflict on the global political game board to resolve. And for him thats just another day at work.With the Obama Administration in office, dialogue seems to return once again to the world agenda a...
Episode 3. Recital Of MusicThis episode is about music and dancing from the Balinese village of Peliatan, the separate items linked by an appropriately illustrative detail from Balinese paintings. It opens with a virtuoso instrumental from the gamelon orchestra; next is a dance choreographed in 1951...
How free are the Chinese people? How free to worship as they please? To learn the truth from the media? To hear the truth from the Communist Party and the government? How can people with a grievance negotiate with the state?Tibetan Buddhism has long been feared as a rallying point and cover for Tibe...
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Should Britain stay in or exit the European Union? On June 23, 2016, voters can voice which side of the issue they fall on when they take part in a public referendum. In the lead-up to this crucial vote, the new feature-length documentary titled Brexit: The Movie poses an emphatic and persuasive arg...
VICE Founder Shane Smith takes you into the heart of the Libyan revolution, where the stakes are simple: victory or death. We head into rebel-controlled eastern Libya, traveling from the Egyptian border to Benghazi and then onto the front lines in Misrata to document the violent revolution.
A rare glimpse of the embattled Gaza Strip and a chance to see what life was like under the rule of Hamas. In 2007 VICE tried and failed to get into Gaza through the Israeli-controlled Erez Crossing.Back then the rival Palestinian factions of Hamas and Fatah were engaged in a bloody war for control...
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A very thought provoking documentary related to the apartments bombings that rocked Russia in 1999. This film examines the September explosions, and focuses on the foiled bombing in Ryazan on September 22nd, 1999. This film vividly portrays the inconsistencies in government officials’ reactions to...

A Smarter Gun?

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America is a country which was founded on gun culture, the right to own one was written into their constitution. The American people as a whole possess an estimated 260 to 300 million guns, it is safe to say that firearms are not going anyway anytime soon and it would appear that any political attem...
Chavez' goal is to remain in power until 2021 and to spread the Bolivarian revolution across his country, his continent and the globe. The Well-Oiled Revolution of Hugo Chavez shows what Chavez has planned for his country and the wider world, and how his revolution is tearing Venezuela in two.
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History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature.But scientific evidence tells a very different story: When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living there. America wasn’t exac...
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On the 6th of July, 2016, the long awaited Iraq Inquiry released its findings, it strongly criticised former prime minister Tony Blair and his government, stating that they led the country into war based on flawed intelligence that should have been challenged. At 2.6 million words the report also go...
When billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump announced his bid for the presidency last June, few pundits took it seriously.They thought it was a stunt to boost the Trump brand, and that he would soon be gone. But Trump has not only stuck around, he is now the odds-on favourite to beat out his r...
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Russian money has poured into London, but is organised crime coming with it? Reporter Darragh MacIntyre investigates a death in a Russian prison that has brought the threat of violence to the UK. Could a whistleblower found dead on the streets of Surrey be the latest victim of the Russian crime wars...
Documentary about the current state of events in the world, and a detailed analysis of the system of control that has us at the edge of losing many of our rights and freedoms. Where did this begin? How did we let it all happen? What is the solution?Features many clips from experts and celebrities wh...

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...
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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.

Sons Of Saddam

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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...