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Thirst (2012)
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Four people, isolated in their different ways are trapped in the desert and changed forever. Against impossible odds, can they find meaning - life, laughter and love before it is too late? (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Carter
 
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Microcosmos (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds. (80 mins.)
 
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Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
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Life and Debt (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture. (80 mins.)
Director: Stephanie Black
 
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Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006 Documentary)
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Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR. (75 mins.)
 
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Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005 Documentary)
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A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities. (98 mins.)
 
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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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Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
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While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
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Five Broken Cameras (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. (94 mins.)
 
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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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Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)
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The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer. (112 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
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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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A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006 TV Movie)
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The true story of Gwen Araujo, a young trans woman who was brutally murdered by four men in 2002. (88 mins.)
 
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Men Behind the Sun (1988)
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Japanese troops round up Chinese and Russian prisoners of war and take them to a place called Squadron 731, where they are grotesquely tortured and experimented on to test new biological weapons. (105 mins.)
Director: T.F. Mous
 
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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011 Documentary)
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic... (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Documentary)
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Zeitgeist Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution... (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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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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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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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, 5 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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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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The Cove (2009 Documentary)
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Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. (92 mins.)
Director: Louie Psihoyos
 
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The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
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About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937. (125 mins.)
 
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Hysteria (2011)
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The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science. (100 mins.)
Director: Tanya Wexler
 
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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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Mary and Max (2009)
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A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. (92 mins.)
Director: Adam Elliot
 
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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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Noam Chomsky: Distorted Morality (2003 Documentary)
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The noted scholar, political and social analyst Noam Chomsky presents his critique of America's "War on Terror" with his support for the fact that such a "War" cannot exist. (55 mins.)
Director: John Junkerman
 
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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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America's Book of Secrets (2012 TV Series)
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From the facts behind the NSA spying scandals ("Big Brother") and the Boston Bombings ("American Terrorists") to America's secret prisons, Scientology, the Gold conspiracy and America's doomsday plans, this series features in-depth interviews with top journalists, law enforcement officials and whistleblowers. (44 mins.)
 
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Top Priority: The Terror Within (2012 Documentary)
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Federal officer with the Department of Homeland Security discovers a national security breach related... (98 mins.)
Director: Asif Akbar
 
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The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement. (90 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
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Word Wars (2004 Documentary)
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A look at the obsessive world of competitive Scrabble. (80 mins.)
 
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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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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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Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003 TV Series)
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The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them. (30 mins.)
 
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Black Gold (2006 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the world of coffee and global trade. (78 mins.)
 
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This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006 Documentary)
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Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board. (98 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
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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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The Imposter (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bart Layton
 
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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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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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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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10%: What Makes a Hero? (2013 Documentary)
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Award-winning director Yoav Shamir (Defamation, Checkpoint) sets out on an entertaining and insightful international quest... (88 mins.)
Director: Yoav Shamir
 
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Captain Mike Across America (2007 Documentary)
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Footage from Michael Moore's 60-city tour of college campuses and other venues showcases what the filmmaker calls "the birth of a new political generation." (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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The Awful Truth (1999 TV Series)
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Activist film director Michael Moore hosts a show where he continues his crusade to expose wrongdoing by the high and mighty. (30 mins.)
Director: Tom Gianas
 
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The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)
 
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The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)