Greg's Documentary Collection

A partial list of documentaries (IMDB only allows films in their database to be listed) I have access to.
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1.
A Force More Powerful (1999 Documentary)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Steve York
“ explores one of the 20th century's most important but least understood stories: how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world. ” - greggalen
 
2.
Un monologue Nord-Sud (1982)
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Director: Jacques Godbout
“ A North South Monologue. In this film on foreign aid and investment in a developing country, a filmmaker and a journalist from Canada travel to Haiti, where they seek out rich and poor to find out where foreign dollars go. They attend a press conference given by President-for-life Duvalier; they interview managers of foreign companies; they speak to workers. Walking the streets of Port-au-Prince and the drought-stricken countryside, they are confronted by both extreme luxury and abject poverty. They discover that a North-South dialogue does not exist, and that the profit motive lurks behind the myth of foreign aid. ” - greggalen
 
3.
All Power to the People (1996 Documentary)
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(115 mins.)
Director: Lee Lew Lee
“ The film covers slavery, civil-rights activists, assassinations in the '60s, and it explores methods used by police, the FBI, and the CIA to divide and destroy the key figures in the Black Panthers. The film expands beyond the Panther history to more recent times, covering Reagan-Era events, privacy threats from new technologies, and the failure of the War Against Drugs. ” - greggalen
 
4.
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011 Mini-Series)
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A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don't realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers. (60 mins.)
 
5.
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein (2009 Documentary)
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About the life and work of controversial American Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein. (84 mins.)
 
6.
Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008 Documentary)
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Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival... (90 mins.)
Director: Sam Bozzo
 
7.
Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (2003 Documentary)
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A critical documentary about the war on terror since 9-11. (50 mins.)
 
8.
Heroes: A John Pilger Report (1981 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: David Munro
“ Heroes: The Films of John Pilger 1970-2007' is the first definitive DVD collection of John Pilger's documentary career.

Containing almost all of John Pilger's films from the last four decades, the 16-disc DVD set also includes 'The Outsiders', Pilger's Channel 4 series of interviews from the 1980s which comprised rare interviews with Martha Gellhorn, Wilfred Burchett, Jessica Mitford and Costa Gavras. ” - greggalen
 
9.
Budrus (2009 Documentary)
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Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray. (70 mins.)
Director: Julia Bacha
 
10.
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician. (117 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
11.
Collapse (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness. (82 mins.)
Director: Chris Smith
 
12.
Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy (1994 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: David Munro
“ Pilger uncovers the shocking complicity of the US and Great Britain governments in the East Timor genocide - the same governments who were willing to go to war with Saddam Hussein for his invasion of Kuwait, but who stood aside as Indonesia broke the exact same UN regulations to rape and pillage East Timor using Western arms. ” - greggalen
 
13.
Energy Crossroads: A Burning Need to Change Course (2007 Documentary)
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Most experts agree that global peak oil production, when demand exceeds supply, will occur within the... (55 mins.)
 
14.
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003 Documentary)
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The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. (107 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
15.
Nature (1982 TV Series)
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects. (60 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
 
16.
“ This film is based on Thomas Ferguson's book Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems. Many people appear in it, but it is based primarily on a 5 hour interview I conducted with Ferguson (with the help of 2 fellow youtubers), and on numerous appearances & interviews with Noam Chomsky. The film offers an in depth look at the influence of money in politics--analyzing social forces and events that the mainstream media and scholarship have largely distorted or kept hidden. It also analyzes the meaning of democracy. ” - greggalen
 
17.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992 Documentary)
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda. (167 mins.)
 
18.
Guilty Until Proven Innocent (2010 Documentary)
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An exploration of Industrial Complexes that are vested in the division of families and are unfairly biased against men. (52 mins.)
Director: Janks Morton
 
19.
War (1982 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series about the nature and the dangers of modern warfare.
 
20.
Defamation (2009 Documentary)
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Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?" (91 mins.)
Director: Yoav Shamir
 
21.
Iran Is Not the Problem (2008 Documentary)
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A response to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate... (79 mins.)
Director: Aaron Newman
 
22.
Life and Debt (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture. (80 mins.)
Director: Stephanie Black
 
23.
Living Utopia (1997 Documentary)
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Anarchism in Spain; the Spanish social revolution during the civil war 1936-39.
Director: Juan Gamero
 
24.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994)
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history. (60 mins.)
 
25.
Not Just a Game (2010 Documentary)
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This critique of U.S. sports culture shows how 20th-century sports has consistently reflected the hegemonic political discourse of the day, specifically, elite narratives about nationalism, war, gender, race, homosexuality and capitalism. (62 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Earp
Stars: Dave Zirin
 
26.
Nuclear Tipping Point (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary produced by the Nuclear Security Project to raise awareness about nuclear threats and to help build support for the urgent actions needed to reduce nuclear dangers. (57 mins.)
Director: Ben Goddard
 
27.
Palestine Is Still the Issue (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has lasted for more than 50 years. Contains some interviews with the children in this conflict. (53 mins.)
Director: Tony Stark
 
28.
Pandora's Box (1992 Mini-Series)
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The consequences of exploiting technological and political ideas without understanding and concern for the outcome. (276 mins.)
“ Pandora's Box, subtitled A fable from the age of science, is a six part 1992 BBC documentary television series written and produced by Adam Curtis, which examines the consequences of political and technocratic rationalism.
The episodes deal, in order, with communism in The Soviet Union, systems analysis and game theory during the Cold War, economy in the United Kingdom during the 1970s, the insecticide DDT, Kwame Nkrumah's leadership in Ghana during the 1950s and 1960s and the history of nuclear power. ” - greggalen
 
29.
“ After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, the United Nations (backed strongly by the US and UK) imposed harsh sanctions on Iraq that lasted for 10 years (1991-2001); the harsh restrictions on imports of everything, including access to key medicines, resulted in over a million deaths, more than half a million of which were women and children. That's more deaths than the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan and the events of September 11 combined. The purpose was regime change, but it never came. The overwhelming majority of those killed were the poor, elderly, women and children. Empirically, sanctions overwhelmingly punish the poor, the destitute. While the sanctions were in place, the richest people in control of the resources (Saddam Hussein et al.) still had everything they wanted: food, cars, mansions, access to the best medicines, etc ... ” - greggalen
 
30.
Plunder: The Crime of Our Time (2009 Documentary)
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Documentarian Danny Schechter explores the financial crisis and argues that it was built on a foundation of criminal activity. To get to the bottom of it all Schechter interviews bankers, economists, and journalists. (100 mins.)
Director: Danny Schechter
 
31.
Presumed Guilty (2008 Documentary)
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Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes suspects guilty until proven innocent. (87 mins.)
 
32.
Promises (2001 Documentary)
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Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other... (106 mins.)
 
33.
Requiem for Detroit? (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary about the decay and industrial collapse of America's fourth largest city. (76 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
34.
Restrepo (2010 Documentary)
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A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. (93 mins.)
 
35.
Salesman (1969 Documentary)
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Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families. (85 mins.)
 
36.
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006 Documentary)
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Slavoj Zizek examines famous films in a philosophical and a psychoanalytic context. (150 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
 
37.
Speaking Freely Volume 4: Chalmers Johnson (2008 Documentary)
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Author of Blowback, The Sorrows of Empire, and Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic, Chalmers...
Director: Philippe Diaz
 
38.
Speaking Freely Volume 1: John Perkins (2007 Documentary)
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For many years John Perkins was an "economic hit man" in the world of international finance; a function... (52 mins.)
Director: Philippe Diaz
 
39.
Speaking Freely Volume 2: Susan George (2007 Documentary)
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The Chair of the Planning Board of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, a fellowship of scholars... (52 mins.)
Director: Philippe Diaz
 
40.
Speaking Freely Volume 3: Ray McGovern (2007 Documentary)
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Having served as a CIA analyst for 27 years, Ray McGovern speaks candidly about the creation of the Agency...
Director: Philippe Diaz
 
41.
Speaking Freely Volume 5: Hugo Chávez (2008 Documentary)
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In this special volume of the series, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks to members of the international... (52 mins.)
Director: Philippe Diaz
 
42.
Stealing a Nation (2004 Documentary)
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This tells a story literally 'hidden from history'. In the 1960s and 70s, British governments, conspiring with American officials... (56 mins.)
 
43.
Taken for a Ride (1996 Documentary)
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How the American auto industry engineered the demise of city public-transit systems. (52 mins.)
Director: Jim Klein
 
44.
The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975 Documentary)
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The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. (97 mins.)
“ The Battle of Chile is a documentary film in 3 parts, directed by the Chilean Patricio Guzman: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie (1975), The Coup d'état (1976), Popular Power (1979). It is a chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. It won the Grand Prix in 1975 and 1976 at the Grenoble International Film Festival. ” - greggalen
 
45.
The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976 Documentary)
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Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973... (88 mins.)
 
46.
The Battle of Chile: Part III (1979 Documentary)
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Completed two years after _Batalla de Chile: La insurrección de la burguesía, La (1975)_ and _Batalla de Chile: El golpe de estado... (80 mins.)
 
47.
The Century of the Self (2002 Mini-Series)
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A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations. (235 mins.)
“ "This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy." —Adam Curtis' introduction to the first episode.
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, changed the perception of the human mind and its workings. His influence on the twentieth century is generally considered profound. The series describes the ways public relations and politicians have utilized Freud's theories during the last 100 years for the "engineering of consent".
Freud himself and his nephew Edward Bernays, who was the first to use psychological techniques in public relations, are discussed. Freud's daughter Anna Freud, a pioneer of child psychology, is mentioned in the second part, as is one of the main opponents of Freud's theories, Wilhelm Reich, in the third part.
Along these general themes, The Century of the Self asks deeper questions about the roots and methods of modern consumerism, representative democracy, commodification and its implications. It also questions the modern way we see ourselves, the attitudes to fashion and superficiality. ” - greggalen
 
48.
The Corporation (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance. (145 mins.)
 
49.
The Hunger Strike (2006 Documentary)
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Of all the volatile periods in Northern Ireland's recent history the Hunger Strikes is one of the most impassioned and dramatic... (58 mins.)
Director: Margo Harkin
 
50.
The Last Dream (1988 Mini-Series)
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A program dealing with a society of people living in third world conditions in a first world country. (55 mins.)
 
51.
The Natural State of America (2011 Documentary)
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A small group of residents in the Arkansas Ozarks battles the U.S. Forest Service and a rural electric coop to protect organic farms, wells, springs, and the first National River in the United States from being contaminated by herbicides.
 
52.
The New Rulers of the World (2001 Documentary)
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The myths of globalisation have been incorporated into much of our everyday language. "Thinking globally"... (65 mins.)
 
53.
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004 Mini-Series)
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A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain. (157 mins.)
 
54.
The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back (1986 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Alan Lowery
“ The Secret Country – The First Australians Fight Back is another of John Pilger many classic documentaries, this one from 1985. The secret history of Australia is a historical conspiracy of silence. Written history has long applied selectivity to what it records, largely ignoring the shameful way that the Aborigines were, and continue to be, treated. ” - greggalen
 
55.
Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia (1979 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
Director: David Munro
“ John Pilger vividly reveals the brutality and murderous political ambitions of the Pol Pot / Khmer Rouge totalitarian regime which bought genocide and despair to the people of Cambodia while neighboring countries, including Australia, shamefully ignored the immense human suffering and unspeakable crimes that bloodied this once beautiful country.. ” - greggalen
 
56.
The Spanish Civil War (1983 TV Series)
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Documentary series which uses film and eyewitness accounts from both sides of the conflict that divided Spain in the years leading up to World War Two, also placing it in its international context. (315 mins.)
 
57.
The War on Democracy (2007 Documentary)
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Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin... (96 mins.)
 
58.
“ The series consists of three one-hour programmes which explore the concept and definition of freedom, specifically, "how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic, creatures led to today's idea of freedom." ” - greggalen
 
59.
The War Tapes (2006 Documentary)
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Called up for service in Iraq, several members of the National Guard were given digital video cameras. This film, edited from their footage, provides a perspective on a complex and troubled conflict. (97 mins.)
 
60.
The War You Don't See (2010 Documentary)
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Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it. (97 mins.)
“ The film is a powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war, tracing the history of 'embedded' and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an 'electronic battlefield' in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy? ” - greggalen
 
61.
The Weight of Chains (2010 Documentary)
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The Weight of Chains is a Canadian documentary film that takes a critical look at the role that the US... (125 mins.)
 
62.
The Yes Men Fix the World (2009 Documentary)
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Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events. (87 mins.)
 
63.
To See If I'm Smiling (2007 Documentary)
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The story of women who served in the occupied territories. Tamar Yarom studied film at the London Film School and psychology at the Hebrew University... (59 mins.)
Director: Tamar Yarom
 
64.
Dispatches (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Unseen Gaza (2009)
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Jon Snow explores the difficulties faced by news organisations around the world in reporting the conflict in Gaza. Who is getting the true picture of events as they happen?
“ Is what has been presented on our screens and in our papers a true reflection of events on the ground in Gaza? And how do these reports differ to those aired in other countries?

With reporters unable to enter Gaza, attempted media manipulation from both sides and strict regulations governing what images that can be shown on British TV, Jon Snow asks a range of journalists from at home and abroad about the challenges of getting the full story. ” - greggalen
 
65.
Venezuela: Revolution from the Inside Out (2008 Documentary)
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The film gives the history of Venezuela from 1989 to 2004 and then explores some of the projects sponsored by the Bolivarian government, including the financing of cooperatives as a way of building the Socialism of the 21st century. (85 mins.)
Director: Clifton Ross
 
66.
Welcome to Australia (1999 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Alan Lowery
“ The 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney were universally recognised as an overwhelming success. The Australian heroine from start, when she carried the Olympic torch into the stadium, to finish, as she crossed the line to take 400m gold, was the indigenous athlete Cathy Freeman. Against the will of many of her still oppressed people, she came to represent the symbol, albeit shallow, of reconciliation between White Australia and Aboriginal Australia. But the frenzy of flames and fireworks surrounding the Games blinded the rest of the world to the darker side of a land down under.

In this film, John Pilger returns home to find that the elaborate preparations for the Games overshadowed a hidden world where Aborigines continue to live in Third World conditions. He revealed that some of the greatest sportsmen and women in the world were in fact Aboriginal. Many of them, like blacks in South Africa under Apartheid, were until recently denied a place in their country's Olympic teams. He also found that the Australian Government was in the process of overturning the landmark legislation of 1992 which finally recognised Aborigines as people with common law rights before the English colonised the country ... ” - greggalen
 
67.
The Economics of Happiness (2011 Documentary)
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'The Economics of Happiness' features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change... (67 mins.)
 
68.
Generation RX (2008 Documentary)
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For decades, scores of doctors, government officials, journalists, and others have extolled the benefits of psychiatric medicines for children... (81 mins.)
Director: Kevin P. Miller
 
69.
Waltz with Bashir (2008 Documentary)
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An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
 
70.
Home (2009 Documentary)
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With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked. (120 mins.)
 
71.
The Gypsies of Svinia (1999 Documentary)
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(95 mins.)
Director: John Paskievich
“ Moved by a sense of outrage, David Scheffel, a Canadian anthropologist, is determined to help the impoverished Roma (Gypsies) rebuild their community in Svinia, a village in Eastern Slovakia. So-called "white" Svinia is a picturesque, typical Slovak village with well-kept homes, gardens, a store and a school. A little past the last "white" home is "black" Svinia, where life is characterized by decay and despair.

The Roma dwell in squalid tenement blocks or in one-room huts without clean water or sewage facilities and little hope of employment. "White" Svinia despises the Roma who, in desperation, regularly burglarize their homes and gardens. Some "white" praise Hitler's policy of trying to exterminate the Roma. This powerful film gives an unprecedented look at a degraded ethnic group right in the middle of Europe, and the efforts being made to improve their lot. ” - greggalen
 
72.
Panorama (1953 TV Series)
Episode: BP: In Deep Water (2010)
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Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain. (40 mins.)
 
73.
GasLand (2010 Documentary)
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An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved. (107 mins.)
Director: Josh Fox
 
74.
The Mayfair Set (1999 TV Series)
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The effects on Britains economic and political power brought by unscrupulous, reckless gamblers from the notorious gambling club in the 60s - the Clermont Club. (240 mins.)
“ The programme looked at how buccaneer capitalists of hot money were allowed to shape the climate of the Thatcher years, focusing on the rise of Colonel David Stirling, Jim Slater, James Goldsmith, and Tiny Rowland, all members of The Clermont club in the 1960s. It received the BAFTA Award for Best Factual Series or Strand in 2000. ” - greggalen
 
75.
Berkeley in the Sixties (1990 Documentary)
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A documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkely in the 1960's. (117 mins.)
Director: Mark Kitchell
 
76.
Broken Rainbow (1985 Documentary)
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Documentary chronicling the government relocation of 10,000 Navajo Indians in Arizona. (70 mins.)
Director: Victoria Mudd
 
77.
Land of Destiny (2010 Documentary)
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A universal and timely story about the role of workers in a modern economy and an unflinching study of the importance, and meaning, of community. (79 mins.)
Director: Brett Story
 
78.
The Great Depression (1998 Mini-Series)
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79.
Waste Land (2010 Documentary)
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On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives. (99 mins.)
Stars: Vik Muniz
 
80.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003 Documentary)
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In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made. (74 mins.)
 
81.
A Small Act (2010 Documentary)
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A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received. (88 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Arnold
 
82.
A Place Called Chiapas (1998 Documentary)
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When the Zapatista National Liberation Army took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico... (89 mins.)
Director: Nettie Wild
“ A Place Called Chiapas is a Canadian documentary of first-hand accounts of the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) the (Zapatista Army of National Liberation or Zapatistas) and the lives of its soldiers and the people for whom they fight. Director Nettie Wild takes the viewer to rebel territory in the southwestern Mexican state of Chiapas, where the EZLN live and evade the Mexican Army. ” - greggalen
 
83.
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976 Documentary)
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A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike. (103 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
 
84.
The Wobblies (1979 Documentary)
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THE WOBBLIES boldly investigates a nation torn by naked corporate greed and the red-hot rift between the industrial masters and the rabble-rousing workers in the field and factory. (89 mins.)
“ “Solidarity! All for One and One for All!” With that slogan, the Industrial Workers of the World, aka the Wobblies, took to organizing unskilled workers into one big union and changing the course of history. Along the way to winning an eight-hour workday and fair wages in the early 20th century, the Wobblies were one of the few unions to be racially and sexually integrated and often met with imprisonment, violence, and the privations of prolonged strikes. This award-winning film airs a provocative look at the forgotten American history of this most radical of unions, screening the unforgettable and still-fiery voices of Wobbly members — lumberjacks, migratory workers, and silk weavers — in their 70s, 80s, and 90s. ” - greggalen
 
85.
Life in a Day (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010. (95 mins.)
 
86.
The Coconut Revolution (2000 Documentary)
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This is the modern-day story of a native peoples' remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. A Pacific island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) - and won despite a military occupation and blockade. (50 mins.)
Director: Dom Rotheroe
“ The Coconut Revolution is a 2001 multi-award winning documentary film about the struggle of the indigenous peoples in the Bougainville Island. The movement is described as the "world's first successful eco-revolution".

The movie tells the story of the successful uprising of the indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island against the Papua New Guinea army and the mining plans of the RTZ company to exploit their natural resources. The documentary reveals how the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA) managed to overcome the blockade strategy carried by the papuan army by using coconut oil as fuel ” - greggalen
 
87.
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006 Documentary)
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The documentary, "The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil," was inspired when Faith Morgan... (53 mins.)
Director: Faith Morgan
 
88.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011 Documentary)
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Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker. (100 mins.)
 
89.
The Interrupters (2011 Documentary)
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A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence. (125 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
90.
Benda Bilili! (2010 Documentary)
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Summer 2009. Five paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager light up the stage in front of an entranced audience of 8000 people... (85 mins.)
 
91.
Stayin' Alive in Jo'burg (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary about the buildup to 2010 FIFA World Cup. (55 mins.)
 
92.
Human Resources Documentary (2010 Documentary)
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Human Resources is a documentary about Social Control, examining the history, the philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power. (119 mins.)
Director: Scott Noble
 
93.
Dominium mundi - L'empire du management (2007 Documentary)
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(67 mins.)
Director: Gerald Caillat
 
94.
Mata tigre (2009 Documentary)
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(70 mins.)
Director: Stefan Bohun
 
95.
Nohelia (2005 Documentary)
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Nohelia draws the life of a school director in a village in the colombian rainforest. School is the antithesis to political lawlessness... (33 mins.)
Director: Stefan Bohun
 
96.
Psywar (2010 Documentary)
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Psywar explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy; and the relationship between war, propaganda, and class. (99 mins.)
Director: Scott Noble
 
97.
Sans Soleil (1983 Documentary)
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"He wrote me...." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory... (104 mins.)
Director: Chris. Marker
 
98.
Isle of Flowers (1989 Documentary)
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The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian... (13 mins.)
Director: Jorge Furtado
 
99.
The Sorrow and the Pity (1969 Documentary)
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From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival... (251 mins.)
Director: Marcel Ophüls
 
100.
The House Is Black (1963 Documentary)
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Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness," of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude. (20 mins.)