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Pandora's Promise (2013 Documentary)
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A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and... (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Stone
 
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The Business of Being Born (2008 Documentary)
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Birth: it's a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business... (87 mins.)
Director: Abby Epstein
 
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Gideon's Army (2013 Documentary)
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Follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up. (96 mins.)
Director: Dawn Porter
 
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Somm (2012 Documentary)
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Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Wise
 
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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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The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002 Documentary)
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A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger. (80 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
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Reagan (2011 Documentary)
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Reagan examines the enigmatic career of one of the revered architects of the modern world - icon, screen star, and two-term president Ronald Reagan. (105 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
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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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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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The House I Live In (2012 Documentary)
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From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. (108 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
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How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012 Documentary)
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Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws. (96 mins.)
Director: Matthew Cooke
 
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Oxyana (2013 Documentary)
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Tucked in the Appalachian mountains of Southern West Virginia, Oceana, is a small, once thriving coal-mining... (78 mins.)
Director: Sean Dunne
 
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Cocaine Unwrapped (2011 Documentary)
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Moving from country to country in South America, reporting from across the drugs frontline and interviewing... (83 mins.)
Director: Rachel Seifert
 
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Addiction (2008 Documentary)
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Randolph is a man struggling with his life-long addiction to coffee and caffeine. (12 mins.)
Director: Benjamin Eades
 
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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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Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997 Documentary)
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This controversial documentary about the stand-off between an unorthodox Christian group - the Branch Davidians... (136 mins.)
Director: William Gazecki
 
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Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything. (79 mins.)
Director: Cullen Hoback
 
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Downloaded (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Winter
 
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More Than Honey (2012 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. (95 mins.)
Director: Markus Imhoof
 
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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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Blackfish (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. (83 mins.)
 
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Dirty Wars (2013 Documentary)
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Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars. (87 mins.)
Director: Rick Rowley
 
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The Girls in the Band (2011 Documentary)
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The untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930's to the present day. (81 mins.)
Director: Judy Chaikin
 
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Call Me Kuchu (2012 Documentary)
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In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man... (87 mins.)
 
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Venus and Serena (2012 Documentary)
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Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they've provoked strong reactions... (99 mins.)
 
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The Source Family (2012 Documentary)
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A feature documentary film set in Hollywood, examining a radical experiment in '70s utopian living.... (98 mins.)
 
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Bidder 70 (2012 Documentary)
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Tim DeChristopher is Bidder 70, a young man who derailed an illegal BLM oil and gas auction in a courageous act of civil disobedience. (73 mins.)
 
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The Invisible War (2012 Documentary)
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An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military. (93 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
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Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers (2013 Documentary)
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The world's most successful diamond thieves take us into the dark world of the international jewel trade. (89 mins.)
Director: Havana Marking
 
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Off Label (2012 Documentary)
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A road trip through medicalized America, examining the pervasiveness of pharmaceutical drugs through the lives of eight very unique characters. (80 mins.)
 
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I Know That Voice (2013 Documentary)
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Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers. (90 mins.)
 
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Farmland (2014 Documentary)
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Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat... (77 mins.)
Director: James Moll
 
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Before You Know It (2013 Documentary)
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Three gay seniors navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of life and love in their golden years. (110 mins.)
Director: PJ Raval
 
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Life Itself (2014 Documentary)
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The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert. (120 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
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Dinosaur 13 (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. (95 mins.)
 
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Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014 Documentary)
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A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history. (107 mins.)
Director: Joe Berlinger
 
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Bound by Flesh (2012 Documentary)
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A biography of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who started as "freaks" in side shows, then went on to be stars of Vaudeville and films. (95 mins.)
Director: Leslie Zemeckis
 
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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013 Documentary)
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This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened... (83 mins.)
 
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Code Black (2013 Documentary)
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A notorious trauma bay in an inner-city E.R. earns its keep as the 'hurt locker of medicine' as new... (78 mins.)
Director: Ryan McGarry
 
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The Case Against 8 (2014 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court. (109 mins.)
 
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Ivory Tower (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that questions the cost -- and value -- of higher education in the United States. (90 mins.)
Director: Andrew Rossi
 
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The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014 Documentary)
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The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26. (105 mins.)
 
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America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014 Documentary)
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A story that questions the shaming of the US through revisionist history, lies and omissions by educational institutions, political organizations, Alinsky, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other progressives to destroy America. (105 mins.)
 
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Cyber-Seniors (2014 Documentary)
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A film about senior citizens learning about computers from teenage mentors and the connections made both on and offline. (75 mins.)
 
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Fed Up (2014 Documentary)
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An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it. (92 mins.)
 
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Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache (2014 Documentary)
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The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana. This town of nearly 300 is struggling to survive following the BP Oil Spill that left their crop dead... (80 mins.)
 
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Watermark (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on how water shapes humanity. (92 mins.)
 
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Tim's Vermeer (2013 Documentary)
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Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. (80 mins.)
Director: Teller
 
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The Unknown Known (2013 Documentary)
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Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003. (103 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows Dr. Patricia C. Wright's mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered. (39 mins.)
Director: David Douglas
 
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Spanish Lake (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary on white flight in the area of Spanish Lake, Missouri, a post WW2 suburb. The town experiences... (79 mins.)
 
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The Reconstruction of Asa Carter (2010 Documentary)
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Published in 1976, the critically acclaimed novel, The Education of Little Tree was quickly embraced... (58 mins.)
Director: Marco Ricci