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Generation Zero (2010 Documentary)
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An examination of the causes of the global economic crisis which began in 2008, studying how decades of social changes have influenced financial systems and practices. (90 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011 Documentary)
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Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity. (92 mins.)
Director: Andrew Rossi
 
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America: Freedom to Fascism (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the connection between income tax collection and the erosion of civil liberties in America. (95 mins.)
Director: Aaron Russo
 
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Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010 Documentary)
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A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies. (118 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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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
 
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Debtocracy (2011 Documentary)
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Debtocracy seeks the causes of the Greek debt crisis and proposes solutions sidelined by the government and the dominant media. It follows countries like Ecuador that created debt Audit Commissions and tracks this process in Greece. (75 mins.)
 
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Fiat Empire (2006 Documentary)
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Director: James Jaeger
 
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Freakonomics (2010 Documentary)
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A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics. (93 mins.)
 
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Free to Choose (1980 TV Series)
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This was originally a book, made into a ten part television series broadcast on PBS by economists Milton...
 
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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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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.)
 
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Money as Debt (2006 Documentary)
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The monetary systems practiced through modern banking. (47 mins.)
Director: Paul Grignon
Stars: Bob Bossin
 
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Mr. Untouchable (2007 Documentary)
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The true-life story of a Harlem's notorious Nicky Barnes, a junkie turned multimillionaire drug-lord... (92 mins.)
Director: Marc Levin
 
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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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Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2002 Mini-Series)
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The people, ideas, and events that created our current world economy. (360 mins.)
 
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1929: The Great Crash (2009 Documentary)
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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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Frontline (1983 TV Series)
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Investigative journalist documentaries. (60 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009 Documentary)
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"The Most Dangerous Man in America" is the story of what happens when a former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience... (92 mins.)
 
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Why We Fight (2005 Documentary)
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Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions. (98 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
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Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Documentary)
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Zeitgeist Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution... (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary that looks to distinguish what's fact, fiction, legend, and otherwise as a camera crew trails Michael Moore while he tours with his film Fahrenheit 9/11. (97 mins.)
 
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House of Cards (1990 Mini-Series)
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Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader... (226 mins.)
 
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CNBC Originals (2003 TV Series)
Episode: House of Cards (2009)
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CNBC investigates the causes of the 2007 financial crisis by examining the roles of mortgage lenders and Wall Street financiers in the disaster.
 
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Demographic Winter (2008 Documentary)
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(54 mins.)
Director: Rick Stout