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1.
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary exploring the sex-trade. (96 mins.)
 
2.
How to Die in Oregon (2011 Documentary)
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In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize medical aid in dying. At the time, only Belgium, Switzerland... (107 mins.)
 
3.
Back to the Square (2012 Documentary)
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A year after the euphoria on Tahrir Square, the demonstrators' goals have not even come close to being reached... (83 mins.)
Director: Petr Lom
 
4.
The Central Park Five (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. (119 mins.)
 
5.
The Green Wave (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Iran's 2010 Green Revolution. (80 mins.)
 
6.
Bhutto (2010 Documentary)
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A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world... (111 mins.)
 
7.
Miss Representation (2011 Documentary)
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Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. (85 mins.)
 
8.
Hot Coffee (2011 Documentary)
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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice. (88 mins.)
Director: Susan Saladoff
 
9.
Sofia's Last Ambulance (2012 Documentary)
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In a city where 13 ambulances struggle to serve 2 million people, Krassi, Mila and Plamen are our unlikely heroes: chain-smoking... (75 mins.)
Director: Ilian Metev
 
10.
Reagan (2011 Documentary)
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Reagan examines the enigmatic career of one of the revered architects of the modern world - icon, screen star, and two-term president Ronald Reagan. (105 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
11.
Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)
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Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. (99 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
12.
Human Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them... (50 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
 
13.
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
 
14.
Project Nim (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s. (93 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
15.
On Death Row (2012 TV Series)
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An inside look at a maximum security prison in Texas featuring interviews with death row inmates. (49 mins.)
 
16.
The Queen of Versailles (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. (100 mins.)
 
17.
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now (2012 Documentary)
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'About Face' explores beauty and aging through the stories of the original supermodels: women, now between fifty and eighty years old... (75 mins.)
 
18.
The Imposter (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bart Layton
 
19.
The Finland Phenomenon (2011 Documentary)
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Finland's education system has consistently ranked among the best in the world for more than a decade... (62 mins.)
Director: Sean Faust
 
20.
This Is Not a Film (2011 Documentary)
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It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema. (75 mins.)
 
21.
How to Survive a Plague (2012 Documentary)
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The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. (110 mins.)
Director: David France
 
22.
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012 Documentary)
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An investigative documentary that uncovers the U.S. healthcare system's true design. (95 mins.)
 
23.
Four Horsemen (2012 Documentary)
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The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments... (97 mins.)
Director: Ross Ashcroft
 
24.
Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011 Documentary)
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Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk... (97 mins.)
Director: Léa Pool
 
25.
Addiction Incorporated (2011 Documentary)
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When a young drug researcher is hired by a tobacco company, Victor DeNoble unexpectedly discovers the ingredients of addiction and fuels a national campaign to have it regulated. (100 mins.)
 
26.
I Love Democracy - Russie (2012 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
 
27.
My Perestroika (2010 Documentary)
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Tells the story of five people from the last generation of Soviet children who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain... (88 mins.)
Director: Robin Hessman
 
28.
Darwin (2011 Documentary)
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Darwin is a documentary feature about an isolated community at the end of a weathered road in Death Valley... (86 mins.)
 
29.
Canned Dreams (2012 Documentary)
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Canned Dreams is a film about workers and their dreams on the journey of a canned food product. (75 mins.)
Director: Katja Gauriloff
 
30.
Craigslist Joe (2012 Documentary)
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In a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist. (90 mins.)
Director: Joseph Garner
 
31.
Brothers on the Line (2012 Documentary)
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An acclaimed documentary feature exploring the extraordinary journey of the Reuther brothers - Walter... (81 mins.)
Director: Sasha Reuther
 
32.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. (91 mins.)
Director: Alison Klayman
 
33.
The House I Live In (2012 Documentary)
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From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. (108 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
34.
Jaz Sem Janez Jansa (2012 Documentary)
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A name... Everybody has one. The documentary discusses the role of one's name in private and public life... (69 mins.)
 
35.
The Startup Kids (2012 Documentary)
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The Startup Kids is a documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. It contains interviews with founders of Vimeo... (55 mins.)
 
36.
The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)
 
37.
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012 Documentary)
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Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films. (136 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
 
38.
The Final Member (2012 Documentary)
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Thirty miles from the Arctic Circle, in the northern Icelandic town of Husavik, stands the Icelandic Phallological Museum... (75 mins.)