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1.
Bastards of the Party (2005 Documentary)
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Surrounded by death and the brutal lifestyle that feeds it, a Los Angeles gangbanger explores the history... (95 mins.)
 
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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004 Documentary)
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Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (85 mins.)
 
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Join Us (2007 Documentary)
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Award winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows four families as they leave an abusive church in South Carolina and realize they have been in a cult... (100 mins.)
Director: Ondi Timoner
 
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The China Question (2011 Documentary)
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Through the stories of ordinary people and analysis from the world's leading experts, "The China Question"... (86 mins.)
“ all that stuff you buy "made in china" -- how does it affect the world? what does "made in china" mean to us? ” - irinaski
 
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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
 
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Hell House (2001 Documentary)
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A look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill... (85 mins.)
Director: George Ratliff
 
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The Bridge (2006 Documentary)
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People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary... (94 mins.)
Director: Eric Steel
“ learning what suicide is really like, for those who want to do, who tried to do it and those left behind. and the bridge that made it all possible. ” - irinaski
 
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Shoah (1985 Documentary)
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Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors. (566 mins.)
Director: Claude Lanzmann
 
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall. (110 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Good Hair (2009 Documentary)
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Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles. (96 mins.)
Director: Jeff Stilson
 
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City of God (2002)
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Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
 
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District 9 (2009)
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An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
 
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City of God (2002)
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Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
 
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Lord of War (2005)
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An arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an Interpol agent. (122 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
 
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Garden (2003 Documentary)
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A look into the lives of teenage male prostitutes working the area known as the "Electricity Garden" in Tel Aviv. (90 mins.)