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Olympia (1930)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
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The World at War (1973 Mini-Series)
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A series of documentaries about World War II. (52 mins.)
 
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The Great War (1959)
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The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I. (137 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
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Triumph of the Will (1935 Documentary)
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany. (114 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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Civilisation (1969 Mini-Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
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The Ascent of Man (1973 Mini-Series)
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An account of man's development through his scientific and technological achievements. (50 mins.)
 
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The Light Bulb Conspiracy (2010 Documentary)
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This is the story of companies who engineered their products to fail. (75 mins.)
 
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Life (2010 Documentary)
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LIFE follows a group of young African women in the streets of Douala - Cameroon. On the screen, they are videoclips dancing stars... (74 mins.)
Director: Patrick Epape
 
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The Eternal Jew (1940 Documentary)
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The Jews of Poland (invaded by Germany in 1939) are depicted as filthy, evil, corrupt, and intent on world domination... (62 mins.)
Director: Fritz Hippler
 
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The Ascent of Money (2008 Documentary)
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Niall Ferguson takes us on a historical adventure through the ascent of money, applying fact and opinion throughout.
Director: Adrian Pennick
 
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The Atomic Cafe (1982 Documentary)
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Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety. (86 mins.)
 
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Cosmos (1980 Mini-Series)
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 mins.)
 
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Cold War (1998 Mini-Series)
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. (1120 mins.)
Director: Tessa Coombs
 
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The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
 
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The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002 Documentary)
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A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger. (80 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
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Discussions with Richard Dawkins, Episode 1: The Four Horsemen (2008 Documentary)
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Richard Dawkins is joined by Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens to discuss science, god, religion and much more. (120 mins.)
Director: Josh Timonen
 
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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
“ Workers of the World Unite. ” - Rennenkampf
 
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Restrepo (2010 Documentary)
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A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. (93 mins.)
 
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Armadillo (2010 Documentary)
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In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo... (105 mins.)
 
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Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009 Mini-Series)
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War.... (312 mins.)
 
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Shadow Company (2006 Documentary)
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Thousands of private soldiers operate in Iraq alone... and many more around the world. These individuals... (86 mins.)
 
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Crusades: Crescent & the Cross (2005 Documentary)
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A detailed documentary telling the complete story of the great Christian Crusades into the Holy Land. (240 mins.)
 
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Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975 Documentary)
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A nostalgic look back at the Great Depression with contemporary archival footage and film clips picturing James Cagney as an American Everyman. (109 mins.)
Director: Philippe Mora
 
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I.O.U.S.A. (2008 Documentary)
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Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. explores the country's shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster. (85 mins.)
Director: Patrick Creadon
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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The adventures of Richard Feynman, physicist, as told by his colleagues, family and friends - and himself. (50 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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The adventures of Richard Feynman, physicist, as told by his colleagues, family and friends - and himself. (50 mins.)
 
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Dangerous Knowledge (2007 Documentary)
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Documentary about four of the most brilliant mathematicians of all time, Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing, their genius, their tragic madness and their ultimate suicides. (89 mins.)
Director: David Malone
 
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Baseball (1994 Mini-Series)
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game. (1140 mins.)
 
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1929 (2009 Documentary)
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Thursday, October 24 : the Wall Street Stock Exchange crashes, the greatest economic crisis of the 20th century suddenly breaks out... (104 mins.)
Director: William Karel
 
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Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011 Documentary)
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'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer... (93 mins.)
Director: Liz Garbus
 
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The Cannibal that Walked Free (2007 Documentary)
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The Cannibal that Walked Free (also known as Cannibal Superstar ) is a British documentary produced by Visual Voodoo for Channel Five which explores...
Director: Toby Dye
 
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010 Documentary)
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Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity. (90 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Until the Light Takes Us (2008 Documentary)
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Chronicles the history, ideology and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal - a musical subculture infamous... (93 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Dark Days (2000 Documentary)
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A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City. (82 mins.)
Director: Marc Singer
 
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This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006 Documentary)
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Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board. (98 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
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Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles (2009 Documentary)
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Louis visits Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, home to over 500 convicted paedophiles, and spends some time with those undergoing treatment. (45 mins.)
Director: Emma Cooper
 
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Louis Theroux: Law & Disorder (2008 TV Series)
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Takes place in the mean streets of Lagos (120 mins.)
 
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Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists (2011 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux visits a small group of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers. (60 mins.)