Must See Documentaries

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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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It Felt Like a Kiss (2009 Documentary)
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The story of America's rise to power starting in 1959, it uses nothing but archive footage and Amercia pop music. Showing the consequences on the rest of the world and in peoples mind. (54 mins.)
 
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The Century of the Self (2002 Mini-Series)
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A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations. (235 mins.)
 
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Louis Theroux: Behind Bars (2008 Documentary)
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For two weeks, Theroux visits the San Quentin State Prison. (60 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cabb
 
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Workingman's Death (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary on the extremes to which workers will go to earn a living. (122 mins.)
 
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The Children of Leningradsky (2005 Documentary)
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AIDS, drug abuse, police brutality, and other social ills in post-Soviet Russia. (35 mins.)
 
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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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Jesus Camp (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham. (84 mins.)
 
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LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (2001 Documentary)
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This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery. (89 mins.)
 
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Streetwise (1984 Documentary)
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Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle. (91 mins.)
Director: Martin Bell
 
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Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
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Earthlings (2005 Documentary)
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. (95 mins.)
Director: Shaun Monson
 
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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 War You Don't See (2010 Documentary)
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Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it. (97 mins.)
 
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Stealing a Nation (2004 Documentary)
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This tells a story literally 'hidden from history'. In the 1960s and 70s, British governments, conspiring with American officials... (56 mins.)
 
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Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (2003 Documentary)
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A critical documentary about the war on terror since 9-11. (50 mins.)
 
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Palestine Is Still the Issue (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has lasted for more than 50 years. Contains some interviews with the children in this conflict. (53 mins.)
Director: Tony Stark
 
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We Feed the World (2005 Documentary)
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A look at how the world's food is produced and how mass production changes the environment and the lives of people. (96 mins.)
 
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Our Daily Bread (2005 Documentary)
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OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas. (92 mins.)
 
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Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Darwin's Nightmare (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers. (107 mins.)
Director: Hubert Sauper
 
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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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Bus 174 (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man... (150 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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Into Eternity: A Film for the Future (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on the safety of nuclear storage. (75 mins.)
Director: Michael Madsen
 
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The Yes Men (2003 Documentary)
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Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization. (83 mins.)
 
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The Yes Men Fix the World (2009 Documentary)
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Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events. (87 mins.)
 
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Human Resources Documentary (2010 Documentary)
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Human Resources is a documentary about Social Control, examining the history, the philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power. (119 mins.)
Director: Scott Noble
 
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Blind Spot (2008 Documentary)
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Blind Spot is a documentary film that illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing... (86 mins.)
Director: Adolfo Doring
 
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The Secret of Oz (2009 Documentary)
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What's going on with the world's economy? Foreclosures are everywhere, unemployment is skyrocketing - and this may only be the beginning... (115 mins.)
 
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Altovaya sonata. Dmitriy Shostakovich (1981 Documentary)
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The life and work of the great Russian composer Dmitriy Shostakovich is presented in this documentary... (77 mins.)
 
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Decency (2013 Documentary)
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(79 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
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Naturens hämnd (1983 Documentary)
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(76 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
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Underkastelsen (2010 Documentary)
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Documentary in which director Stefan Jarl has a blood test performed on himself to show the "chemical burden" of trace chemicals in the blood of all people born since World War II. (87 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
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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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The Forecaster (2014 Documentary)
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MARTIN ARMSTRONG, once a US based trillion dollar financial adviser, used the number pi to predict economic turning points with precision... (100 mins.)
 
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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015 Mini-Series)
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Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon, Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes. (279 mins.)
 
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Clinton Cash (2016 Documentary)
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An investigation into how the Clintons have amassed millions in personal wealth through foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation... (60 mins.)
Director: M.A. Taylor
 
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Why Beauty Matters (2009 Documentary)
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Contemporary philosopher Roger Scruton presents a fascinating argument for the importance of beauty in our art and in our lives, and explores what truly is and is not beautiful, regardless of its beholder. (59 mins.)
 
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The Staircase (2004 Mini-Series)
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Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, presents a gripping courtroom thriller... (384 mins.)
 
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Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told (2013 Documentary)
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Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau, one man who will change the history of the world forever. It follows... (350 mins.)
Director: Dennis Wise
 
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Hellstorm (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary that tells the tale that the victors still do not want you to know. Learn the terrible truth about the rape, torture, slavery, and mass murder inflicted upon the German people by the Allied victors of World Word II. (90 mins.)
Director: Kyle Hunt