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1.
American Pimp (1999 Documentary)
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Street pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant... (87 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 powerfull mean of persuasion for both governments and corporations. (240 mins.)
 
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Chemistry: A Volatile History (2010 Mini-Series)
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Spies, Lies and the Superbomb (2007 Mini-Series)
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Looks at the race for Nuclear Superemacy from The Manhatten Project through to The Islamic Bomb. (60 mins.)
 
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Hyperspace (2001 Mini-Series)
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Explore the wonders of our universe with Sam Neill. (180 mins.)
Stars: Sam Neill
 
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Space Race (2005 TV Series)
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The BBC's Space Race is a documentary/drama chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race... (240 mins.)
 
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The Last Nazis (2009 Mini-Series)
Episode: The Hunt for Dr Death (2009)
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This documentary follows Efraim Zuroff on his search for Dr Aribert Heim. Heim, or Dr. Death, is known to have performed gruesome and needless experiments on the inmates of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in 1941. (60 mins.)
 
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The Last Nazis (2009 Mini-Series)
Episode: Most Wanted (2009)
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A documentary following the hunt for the last remaining Nazi war criminals. (60 mins.)
 
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The Last Nazis (2009 Mini-Series)
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A documentary following the hunt for the last remaining Nazi war criminals. (60 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: The Hunt for A.I. (2012)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011 Documentary)
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Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day. (97 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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Anatomy of Sex (2005 Documentary)
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(45 mins.)
 
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The Great Sperm Race (2009 Documentary)
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With 250 million competitors, it is the most extreme race on earth and there can only be one winner.
Director: Julian Jones
 
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Encounters at the End of the World (2007 Documentary)
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Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there. (99 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
 
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VPRO Backlight (2002 TV Series)
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This interesting Dutch documentary examines the mother of all search engines and discusses issues like the page rank algorithm, user privacy, targeted advertising and the danger of Google's monopoly. (50 mins.)
 
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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991 Documentary)
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Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. (96 mins.)
 
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How Music Works (2006 TV Series)
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Director: Francis Hanly
 
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Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
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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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Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution (2008 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the history of the krautrock scene, including the most successful band Kraftwerk. (180 mins.)
 
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Life in a Day (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010. (95 mins.)
 
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Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005 Documentary)
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A retrospective of the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live. (120 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Bowser
 
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Lost in La Mancha (2002 Documentary)
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Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, off the ground. (93 mins.)
 
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Maestro (2003 Documentary)
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Maestro, tells the story of how a group of people found refuge and a call for life outside the mainstream... (89 mins.)
Director: Josell Ramos
 
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Nostradamus: 500 Years Later (2003 Documentary)
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The life story of Nostradamus unfolded in medieval Europe at the time of the Great Plague and the Inquisition...
Director: Scott Paddor
 
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Project Nim (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s. (93 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
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Pushwagner (2011 Documentary)
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A personal portrait of a small man with a great personality. The directors followed the artist Pushwagner for three years... (73 mins.)
 
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Samsara (2011 Documentary)
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Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. (102 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
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Secret History of Hacking (2001 Documentary)
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Director: Ralph Lee
 
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Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence. (106 mins.)
Director: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt
 
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The Pierre Woodman Story (2009 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Thrive (2011 Documentary)
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An unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's really going on in our world by following the money upstream... (132 mins.)
 
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Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler (2008 Documentary)
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(115 mins.)
Director: Kevin Burns
 
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What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004 Documentary)
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"WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW?!" is a radical departure from convention. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown... (109 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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Hiroshima (2005 Documentary)
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Documentary with dramatic reenactments with actors to describe what dropping the bomb on Hiroshima was like. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Wilmshurst
 
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Punching the Clown (2009)
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Winner of the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival, this realistic comedy tells the story of Henry Phillips... (91 mins.)
Director: Gregori Viens
 
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How TV Ruined Your Life (2011 TV Series)
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A comedic documentary series in which Charlie Brooker uses a mix of sketches and jaw-dropping archive footage to explore the gulf between real life and television. (30 mins.)
 
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Banaz: A Love Story (2012 Documentary)
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This is a documentary film chronicling the brutal Honour Killing of Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman in London, killed by her own family for choosing a life for herself. (69 mins.)
 
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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood. (95 mins.)
Director: Alex Stapleton
 
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Beef (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
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Beef II (2004 Documentary)
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BEEF 2 exposes the business of hip hop battles. (85 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
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Beef III (2005 Documentary)
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Respect...In hip-hop it's the name of the game. Some rappers will do anything to get it, even starting a Beef with another rapper or crew... (84 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
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Beef 4 (2007 Documentary)
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Beef has expanded from its Hip Hop roots into the entire culture. Skateboarders, ball players, actors... (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Alton
 
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The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler (2012 Mini-Series)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Laurence Rees
 
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The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, a German film director most notorious for making the most effective propaganda films for the Nazis. (180 mins.)
Director: Ray Müller
 
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Bully (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. (98 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch
 
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Bad 25 (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad. (131 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
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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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Modern Times (1995 TV Series)
Episode: The Way of All Flesh (1997)
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The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004 Mini-Series)
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A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain. (157 mins.)
 
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Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
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Forks Over Knives (2011 Documentary)
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Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. (96 mins.)
Director: Lee Fulkerson
 
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Happy (2011 Documentary)
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HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy... (76 mins.)
Director: Roko Belic
 
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Heckler (2007 Documentary)
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HECKLER is a comedic feature documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed... (80 mins.)
Director: Michael Addis
 
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I Am Comic (2010 Documentary)
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Stand-Up Comedians reveal the art & occupational hazards of their craft. (87 mins.)
Director: Jordan Brady
 
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The Comedians of Comedy (2005 Documentary)
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Follow four comedians as they tour the States. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Blieden
 
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The Event: How Racist Are You? (2009 Documentary)
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Jane Elliot house a social experiment in Britain to find out how racist participants really are. (48 mins.)
Director: David Russell
 
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The Human Sexes (1997 TV Series)
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Comedian (2002 Documentary)
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A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road. (82 mins.)
 
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The Alchemists of Sound (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, responsible for creating some of the most memorable television and radio music in British popular culture, including "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and Doctor Who. (58 mins.)
Director: Roger Pomphrey
 
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David Bowie: Five Years (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary covering five of the most important years of the influential rock star David Bowie's career. (60 mins.)
Director: Francis Whately
 
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Windy City Heat (2003 TV Movie)
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A man caught up in the glamor of being a Hollywood celebrity has no idea that the production he's in is a fake. (120 mins.)
“ Plus extras and commentary track. ” - pcf-2
 
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Bitter Lake (2015 Documentary)
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An experimental documentary that explores Saudi Arabia's relationship with the U.S. and the role this has played in the war in Afghanistan. (136 mins.)
Director: Adam Curtis
 
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Night Will Fall (2014 Documentary)
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Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps. (75 mins.)
Director: André Singer
 
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Elektro Moskva (2013 Documentary)
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Elektro Moskva is an essayistic documentary about the Soviet electronic age and its legacy. The story... (89 mins.)
 
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Art of Germany (2010 TV Series)
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The Art of Russia (2009 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
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The Sound of Belgium (2012 Documentary)
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'The Sound of Belgium' explores the rich but untold story of Belgian electronic dance music. From the... (85 mins.)
Director: Jozef Deville
 
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The Nation's Favourite 80s Number One (2015 Documentary)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Kelly Allison
 
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Hot Girls Wanted (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn. (84 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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Dub Echoes (2008 Documentary)
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Through interviews with over 40 key names on the history of dub, electronic music and hip hop, "Dub Echoes" connects the dots between of the otherwise fragmented relation between all this genres. (75 mins.)
Director: Bruno Natal
 
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Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013 Documentary)
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The life and times of Richard Pryor. (83 mins.)
Director: Marina Zenovich
 
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American Experience (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Walt Disney - Part 1 (2015)
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A look at Walt Disney's career from early films to Disneyland to ideas for a new community (EPCOT) that was not realized before his death. A great insight into his motivations and values. (60 mins.)
 
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American Experience (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Walt Disney - Part 2 (2015)
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history. (60 mins.)
 
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Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany (2009 Documentary)
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BBC 4 documentary about 1970s German progressive music. (58 mins.)
Director: Ben Whalley
 
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Synth Britannia (2009 Documentary)
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Following a generation of post-punk musicians who went to form successful electronic bands in the 70s and 80s and had a profound impact on present day music. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Whalley
 
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The Delian Mode (2009 Documentary)
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A Genie Award winning documentary about electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, primarily remembered for the original realization of Ron Grainer's theme for Doctor Who and her work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. (25 mins.)
Director: Kara Blake
 
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Exposure (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Saudi Arabia Uncovered (2016)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Classic Albums (1997 TV Series)
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A detailed look at the production of the biggest album in the history of progressive rock and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
 
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Scratch (2001 Documentary)
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A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now... (92 mins.)
Director: Doug Pray
 
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Lennart Nilsson - En fotograf blir till (2012 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Mikael Timm
 
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I Dream of Wires (2014 Documentary)
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The history and resurgence of the electronic modular music synthesizer. (102 mins.)
 
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The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill (2014 Documentary)
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Famous fans and fellow musicians discuss the career of one of the most influential figures that British music has ever produced. (60 mins.)
Director: Adrian Sibley
 
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Last Whites of the East End (2016 Documentary)
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Newham in East London has the lowest white British population in the UK. This documentary speaks to some of the original East Enders who now feel like foreigners in their own land and those who have left. (58 mins.)
Director: Kelly Close
 
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D-Day Sacrifice (2014 Mini-Series)
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The Aristocrats (2005 Documentary)
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One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville. (89 mins.)
Director: Paul Provenza