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Best Worst Movie (2009 Documentary)
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A look at the making of the film Troll 2 and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic. (93 mins.)
 
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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011 Documentary)
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic... (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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Catastroika (2012 Documentary)
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The creators of Debtocracy, analyze the shifting of state assets to private hands. They travel round the world gathering data on privatization and search for clues on the day after Greece's massive privatization program. (87 mins.)
 
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Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (2008 Documentary)
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Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar... (66 mins.)
 
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Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future. (92 mins.)
Director: Chris Paine
 
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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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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004 Documentary)
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Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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The Take (2004 Documentary)
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The film in not about auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, but about workers of a ceramic floors factory in Neuquen, several hundred miles southward, in Argentinian Patagonia. (87 mins.)
Director: Avi Lewis
 
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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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L'encerclement - La démocratie dans les rets du néolibéralisme (2008 Documentary)
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Using the reflections and analysis of many renowned intellectuals, this documentary draws a portrait of neoliberal ideology and examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world. (160 mins.)
 
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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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Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
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Beautiful People (1974 Documentary)
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Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert. (92 mins.)
Director: Jamie Uys
 
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Plunder: The Crime of Our Time (2009 Documentary)
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Documentarian Danny Schechter explores the financial crisis and argues that it was built on a foundation of criminal activity. To get to the bottom of it all Schechter interviews bankers, economists, and journalists. (100 mins.)
Director: Danny Schechter
 
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The Tillman Story (2010 Documentary)
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Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract... (94 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
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Burzynski (2010 Documentary)
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Ph.D biochemist, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, won one of the largest legal battles against the Food & Drug Administration in U.S... (108 mins.)
Director: Eric Merola
 
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Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11 (2008 Documentary)
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ZERO has one central thesis: the official version of the events surrounding 9/11 can not be true. This documentary explores the latest evidence and witness testimonies. (104 mins.)
 
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American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009 Documentary)
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Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best. (102 mins.)
 
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Capitalism: A Love Story (2009 Documentary)
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An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language. (85 mins.)
 
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An Idiot Abroad (2010 TV Series)
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Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows... (43 mins.)
 
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La dignidad de los nadies (2005 Documentary)
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The degraded socio-economic condition of Argentina leading to the December 2001 rebellions, and its... (120 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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Waltz with Bashir (2008)
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An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
 
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Future by Design (2006 Documentary)
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Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci... (86 mins.)
Director: William Gazecki
 
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Tapped (2009 Documentary)
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Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. (76 mins.)
 
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Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2004 Documentary)
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This video shows how the foreign policy interests of American political elites-working in combination... (80 mins.)
 
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Life and Debt (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture. (80 mins.)
Director: Stephanie Black
 
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Occupation 101 (2006 Documentary)
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A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. political involvement. (90 mins.)
 
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The War on Kids (2009 Documentary)
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Shows how American public schools have failed in their mission to provide education, erode the country's democratic foundation by denying the most basic civil rights to youth, and often resemble prisons. (95 mins.)
Director: Cevin Soling
 
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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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Roger & Me (1989 Documentary)
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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Top Gear (1978 TV Series)
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Quentin, Tiff, Vicki and others look at all things car-related. (30 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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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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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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30 Days (2005 TV Series)
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An unscripted, documentary-style program where an individual is inserted into a lifestyle that is completely different from his or her upbringing, beliefs, religion or profession for 30 days. (60 mins.)
 
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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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Zeitgeist (2007 Documentary)
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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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
 
41.
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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How It's Made (2001 TV Series)
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Television series that documents how various everyday products are made. (24 mins.)
 
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003 Documentary)
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In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made. (74 mins.)
 
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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