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Kymatica (2009 Documentary)
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We may be quick to blame secret organizations, greedy corporations and corrupt politicians for the state of the environment and economy... (84 mins.)
 
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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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Water (2006 Documentary)
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Water is the most amazing yet least studied substance. From times immemorial, scientists, philosophers... (87 mins.)
 
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Catfish (2010 Documentary)
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Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries. (87 mins.)
 
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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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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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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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Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
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Waste Land (2010 Documentary)
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On the outskirts of Rio de Janiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives. (99 mins.)
Stars: Vik Muniz
 
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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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Into the Abyss (2011 Documentary)
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Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Propaganda (2012 Documentary)
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An anti-western propaganda film about the influences of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world, as told from a North Korean perspective. (96 mins.)
Director: Slavko Martinov
 
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Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
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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 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
 
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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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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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Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008 Documentary)
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Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival... (90 mins.)
Director: Sam Bozzo
 
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Kubrick's Odyssey: Secrets Hidden in the Films of Stanley Kubrick; Part One: Kubrick and Apollo (2011 Documentary)
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This provocative and insightful film is the first in a series of documentaries that will reveal the... (70 mins.)
Director: Jay Weidner
 
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The Buddha (2010 Documentary)
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After 400 BC, a new philosophy was born in South east Asia, generated from the ideas of Buddha, a mysterious... (120 mins.)
Director: David Grubin
 
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Wheel of Time (2003 Documentary)
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Wheel of Time is Werner Herzog's photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India. (81 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Ashes and Snow (2005 Documentary)
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Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals. (63 mins.)
Director: Gregory Colbert
 
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Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality (2003 Documentary)
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Flight from Death is the first film to investigate the psychological The effects of death anxiety are embedded within everything we do across Flight from Death is the culmination of many years of research and (90 mins.)
Director: Patrick Shen
 
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Go Quiet (2010 Video)
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Jonsi awakens to a trashed house in the wake of his New Year's Eve party. He avoids cleaning up and instead plays songs that reflect the night before, the bittersweetness of new year, and the melancholy of one gone by. (45 mins.)
Director: Dean DeBlois
 
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Havana Suite (2003 Documentary)
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Dawn breaks in La Habana, and as the day advances we follow the simple lives of ten ordinary Cubans, with only sounds and images accompanied by music. (85 mins.)
Director: Fernando Pérez
 
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PressPausePlay (2011 Documentary)
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The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way... (80 mins.)
 
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Salvador Allende (2004 Documentary)
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From his childhood in Valparaiso to his death during the Pinochet military coup on September 11, 1973, the life and works of Chilean president Salvador Allende. (100 mins.)
 
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Devil's Playground (2002 Documentary)
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Amish teenagers experience and embrace the modern world as a rite-of-passage before deciding which life they will choose. (77 mins.)
Director: Lucy Walker
 
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The Bridge (2006 Documentary)
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People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary... (94 mins.)
Director: Eric Steel
 
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Lake of Fire (2006 Documentary)
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A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate. (152 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
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The Human Experience (2008 Documentary)
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The story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I... (90 mins.)
Director: Charles Kinnane
 
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I Am (2010 Documentary)
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Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it. (78 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
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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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2012: Time for Change (2010 Documentary)
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2012: Time For Change is a documentary feature that presents ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture... (85 mins.)
Director: Joao G. Amorim
 
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Examined Life (2008 Documentary)
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Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets... (87 mins.)
Director: Astra Taylor
 
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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