Documentaries - Modern History (dvd)

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No End in Sight (2007 Documentary)
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A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country. (102 mins.)
 
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Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006 Documentary)
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Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR. (75 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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The True Story of Blackhawk Down (2003 Documentary)
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Real footage is shown to prove that the film Black Hawk Down (2001) was very true to the real events that occured in Mogadishu in 1993... (92 mins.)
Director: David Keane
 
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The American Future: A History (2008 Mini-Series)
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Ghosts of the Abyss (2003 Documentary)
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James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the ill-fated ship of dreams. (61 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
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Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction (2006 TV Movie)
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A documentary on the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait of Indonesia, bringing tsunamis, rains of pumice and ash, and a deadly flow of hot steam, sulfuric acid, and ash. More than 36,000 died; survivors had bad burns. (87 mins.)
Director: Sam Miller
 
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The Endurance (2000 Documentary)
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A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new... (97 mins.)
Director: George Butler
 
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National Geographic Explorer (1985 TV Series)
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Explorer looks at the Vietnam war from the perspective of North Vietnamese war photographers. (120 mins.)
Director: Cara Biega
 
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The War Room (1993 Documentary)
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A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it. (96 mins.)
 
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Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Sicko (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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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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Noam Chomsky: Distorted Morality (2003 Documentary)
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The noted scholar, political and social analyst Noam Chomsky presents his critique of America's "War on Terror" with his support for the fact that such a "War" cannot exist. (55 mins.)
Director: John Junkerman
 
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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.)
 
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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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The Olympic Series: Golden Moments 1920-2002 (2003 Documentary)
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(390 mins.)
 
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Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back (1994 Documentary)
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(82 mins.)
 
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Megastructures (2004 TV Series)
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Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
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While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
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Space Station 3D (2002 Documentary)
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The first 3D live-action film to be shot in space. Using advanced 3D-technology, the film depicts the... (47 mins.)
Director: Toni Myers
 
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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.)