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The One Percent (2006 Documentary)
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In this hard-hitting but humorous documentary, director Jamie Johnson takes the exploration of wealth that he began in Born Rich one step further...
Director: Jamie Johnson
 
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Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 Documentary)
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The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it. (240 mins.)
Director: Ken Burns
 
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In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts (2006 Documentary)
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Just a few decades ago, owing more money than you had in your bank account was the exception, not the rule. (90 mins.)
Director: Danny Schechter
 
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Very Young Girls (2007 Documentary)
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Very Young Girls, whose title reflects the fact that in the United States the average age of entry into prostitution is just thirteen... (83 mins.)
 
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The Devil Came on Horseback (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public. (85 mins.)
 
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Street Fight (2005 Documentary)
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This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which the Cory Booker attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James. (83 mins.)
Director: Marshall Curry
 
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Press for Truth (2006 Documentary)
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The story and truth about 9/11 (85 mins.)
Director: Ray Nowosielski
 
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The Business of Being Born (2008 Documentary)
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Birth: it's a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business... (87 mins.)
Director: Abby Epstein
 
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Seoul Train (2004 Documentary)
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The gripping documentary expos into the life and death of North Koreans as they try to escape their homeland and China (54 mins.)
 
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Bustin' Down the Door (2009 Documentary)
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This documentary tells the story of a group of Australian and South African surfers who revolutionized their sport in Hawaii during the winter of 1975. (96 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Gosch
 
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The Cove (2009 Documentary)
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Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. (92 mins.)
Director: Louie Psihoyos
 
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American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007 Documentary)
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The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become... (120 mins.)
Director: Kevin Booth
 
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No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009 Documentary)
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Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact. (93 mins.)
 
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American Meth (2008 Documentary)
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American Meth is more than a movie, it's a movement. Narrated by Val Kilmer this documentary explores the devastation this drug is unleashing on America, and it looks at how it dismatles an American family. (72 mins.)
Director: Justin Hunt
 
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Fat: What No One Is Telling You (2007 Documentary)
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This two hour program gives viewers a window into the intense human dramas that rage inside people who... (120 mins.)
 
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At the Death House Door (2008 Documentary)
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An investigation of the wrongful death of Carlos DeLuna, who was executed in Texas on December 7, 1989, after prosecutors ignored evidence inculpating a man, who bragged to friends about committing the crimes of which DeLuna was convicted. (98 mins.)
 
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The Beautiful Truth (2008 Documentary)
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A troubled 15-year-old boy attempting to cope with the recent death of his mother sets out to research Dr... (92 mins.)
Director: Steve Kroschel
 
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Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene (2008 Documentary)
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Actor Don Cheadle narrates the story of America's first shock-jock, Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene. (60 mins.)
Director: Loren Mendell