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After Innocence (2005 Documentary)
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A gripping, emotionally charged film that follows wrongfully convicted men freed by DNA evidence after decades in prison as they struggle to transition back into society. (95 mins.)
Director: Jessica Sanders
 
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Absinthe (2010 Documentary)
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Absinthe looks at the history of the famous and controversial alcoholic drink. It looks at how it is created and prepared... (70 mins.)
Director: Chris Buddy
 
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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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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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China Rises (2006 TV Series)
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Stars: Norman Yap
 
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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 Devil Came on Horseback (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public. (85 mins.)
 
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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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In Organic We Trust (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows director Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam? (82 mins.)
Director: Kip Pastor
 
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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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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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Grass (1999 Documentary)
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The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century. (80 mins.)
Director: Ron Mann
 
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The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief (2006 Documentary)
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Welcome to The Great Happiness Space: Rakkyo Café. The club's owner, Issei (22), has a staff of twenty... (76 mins.)
Director: Jake Clennell
 
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An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment. (96 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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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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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (81 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
 
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Killer at Large (2008 Documentary)
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An overview of the politics, social effects and problems associated with the rising epidemic of American obesity. (87 mins.)
 
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Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century". (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
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Maxed Out (2006 Documentary)
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When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America's Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality-America is... (90 mins.)
 
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Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004 Documentary)
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Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided. (75 mins.)
 
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Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011 Documentary)
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Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk... (97 mins.)
Director: Léa Pool
 
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Reel Injun (2009 Documentary)
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The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films. (85 mins.)
 
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National Geographic Explorer (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Science of Evil (2008)
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National Geographic investigates the psychological and neurobiological basis for evil. (120 mins.)
Director: Cara Biega
 
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The Science of Sex Appeal (2009 Documentary)
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The elusive qualities of sex appeal are examined through the lens of science in this probing documentary... (88 mins.)
 
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Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005 Documentary)
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Twenty male inmates in a Kentucky prison form an unlikely Shakespearean acting troupe. (93 mins.)
Director: Hank Rogerson
 
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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
 
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Super High Me (2007 Documentary)
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Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Blieden
 
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Thin (2006 Documentary)
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The story of four women suffering from anorexia and bulimia in South Florida. (102 mins.)
 
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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007 Documentary)
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BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union'... (104 mins.)
Director: Brett Harvey
 
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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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Growing Cities (2013 Documentary)
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Growing Cities is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. (97 mins.)
Director: Daniel Susman
 
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Art & Copy (2009 Documentary)
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ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE... (89 mins.)
Director: Doug Pray
 
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Helvetica (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. (80 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
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Sushi: The Global Catch (2011 Documentary)
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From humble beginnings as a simple food sold by Japanese street vendors, sushi has exploded into an international phenomenon in the past 30 years... (75 mins.)
Director: Mark S. Hall
 
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Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' (2006 Documentary)
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Firefly and Serenity have grown beyond the genius of Joss Whedon. The words Firefly and Browncoat have come to symbolize a sense of community... (79 mins.)