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More Than a Game (2008 Documentary)
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This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame. (105 mins.)
 
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Pablo Escobar: King of Cocaine (1998 Documentary)
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Incorporating never before-seen archival footage, home movies and interviews with family members, journalists and law enforcement officials... (60 mins.)
Director: Steven Dupler
 
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Welcome to Death Row (2001 Documentary)
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The true story of the rise and fall of Death Row Records. (104 mins.)
 
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National Geographic Explorer (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Aryan Brotherhood (2007)
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National Geographic examines the Aryan Brotherhood with in depth jail-house interviews with former members. (120 mins.)
Director: Cara Biega
 
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Louis Theroux: Miami Megajail (2011 Mini-Series)
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Louis spends time in one of Miami County Jail's most notorious sections (120 mins.)
 
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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (2006 Documentary)
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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. (61 mins.)
Director: Byron Hurt
 
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Only Human (2005 TV Series)
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A documentary about the residents of the village of Botton in Yorkshire. (48 mins.)
 
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How Hip Hop Changed the World (2011 Documentary)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Sam Bridger
 
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The Show (1995 Documentary)
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A documentary about the culture of hip-hop. Through interviews with some of hip-hops biggest names,... (93 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
 
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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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Planet Dinosaur (2011 Mini-Series)
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An astonishing six-part series that brings to life the most incredible creatures that ever existed. From Spinosaurus... (180 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
 
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Independent Lens (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Copyright Criminals (2010)
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.
 
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Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (2000 Documentary)
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A documentary about freestyling--the improvised, on-the-spot rhymes that demonstrate the skills of hip-hop MCs. (60 mins.)
 
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Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
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The World's Most Expensive Paintings (2011 Documentary)
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Art Critic Alastair Sooke goes in search of the most expensive paintings ever sold at auction and the people prepared to pay over $100,000,000 to own one. (60 mins.)
Director: Russell England
 
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Tribal Wives (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Afar/Ethiopia (2008)
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(59 mins.)
Director: Joseph Maxwell
 
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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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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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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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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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This Is It (2009 Documentary)
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A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
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Rhyme & Reason (1997 Documentary)
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A study in the world of hip-hop, done mostly with interviews, in order to see why it is as popular as it is today and what the future holds. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
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Style Wars (1983 Documentary)
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A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing. (69 mins.)
Director: Tony Silver
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010 Documentary)
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Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast... (88 mins.)
Director: Tamra Davis
 
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Free to Play (2014 Documentary)
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Follow three professional video game players as they overcome personal adversity, family pressures, and the realities of life to compete in a $1,000,000 tournament that could change their lives forever. (75 mins.)
 
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30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Jordan Rides the Bus (2010)
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In the fall of 1993, in his prime and at the summit of the sports world, Michael Jordan walked away from pro basketball... (60 mins.)
 
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Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005 Mini-Series)
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A PBS documentary concerning Jared Diamond's theory on why there is such disparity between those who... (165 mins.)
 
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Natural World (1983 TV Series)
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.
Director: Brian Leith
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (533 mins.)
 
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The Condemned (2013 Documentary)
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In the heart of Russia, in a forest larger than Germany, where winter temperatures drop to -40 degrees... (80 mins.)
Director: Nick Read
 
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Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 Documentary)
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A journey through space and time. (91 mins.)
Director: Yavar Abbas
 
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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.)