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18 With a Bullet
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18 With a Bullet

18 With a Bullet chronicles the activities of the 18th Street gang in El Salvador. Starting life as a Los Angel-based street gang comprising of Latinos, it exploded in El Salvador during the 1990s as gang members were deported from the US and brought violence back home. The film follows the gang as it combats […]
A Place for Paedophiles
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A Place for Paedophiles

Few topics invite more heated feelings and controversy than that of adults who are attracted to children. In A Place for Paedophiles, filmmaker Louis Theroux seeks to get to the root of the issue by speaking with patients at the Coalinga Mental Hospital in California. At Coalinga, more than 500 convicted sex offenders are in […]
Aleister Crowley: The Wickedest Man in the World
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Aleister Crowley: The Wickedest Man in the World

Aleister Crowley: The Wickedest Man in the World explores the life of the most famous occultist the world has ever known. Using information taken from Crowley’s own writings and other sources, documentary follows the life of a man who often referred to himself as the Great Beast 666. Crowley’s humble early life and adventures in […]
Banaz: A Love Story
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Banaz: A Love Story

Banaz: A Love Story, directed by filmmaker Deeyah Khan, chronicles the life of Kurdish-British woman Banaz Mahmod and her eventual death at the hands of her own family. Her murder, labelled by her family as an “honour killing”, occurred in spite of her repeated efforts to gain help and protection from the police. This documentary […]
Behind Bars
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Behind Bars

Louis Theroux explores life in one of the United States’ most notorious prisons, the San Quentin state prison in Northern California. Amongst inmates convicted of violent crimes including murder, the film sheds light on the humanity of those whose freedom has been surrendered to crime, and the basic human craving to build community. The desire […]
Beware the Slenderman
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Beware the Slenderman

Beware the Slenderman examines a 2014 stabbing in which two 12-year-old girls brutally attacked another girl in the woods. This incident drew particular attention for the connection to the Slender Man, a fictional figure popular in online horror communities. The perpetrators allegedly carried out the attack as tribute to Slender Man, a character often associated […]
Capturing the Friedmans
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Capturing the Friedmans

Capturing the Friedmans tells the story of a seemingly typical middle-class family living in New York whose lives are transformed when the father and his youngest son are charged with despicable crimes. Arnold Friedman taught computer classes to children during the late 1980s. But when the U.S. Postal Service discovered a foreign child pornography magazine […]
Charles Manson: Journey Into Evil
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Charles Manson: Journey Into Evil

Charles Manson: Journey Into Evil offers a sobering analysis of the life and beliefs of the infamous murderer and cult leader Charles Manson. Narrated by Judy Muller, it features interviews with Manson and those who have closely followed his exploits, including those involved with his group called ‘The Family’ their murderous crusade dubbed ‘Helter Skelter’. […]
Crazy Love
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Crazy Love

Crazy Love takes an in-depth look at the troubled relationship between Barton and Linda Pugach, specifically the ‘crime of passion’ that served as the centrepiece to their uniquely bizarre courtship. In 1959, thugs hired by Barton Pugach threw liquid lye into the face of his then-girlfriend, Linda Riss, aged 22. The attack left her blind […]
Crips and Bloods: Made in America
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Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Crips and Blood: Made in America examines the growth of the Crips and the Bloods, two prominent gangs in America whose rivalry to date has claimed over fifteen thousand lives. The film focuses on the external factors that made young African-Americans turn to gangs and questions the law enforcement and political response to the growth […]
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

Andrew Bagby, a medical student, was murdered by his girlfriend Shirley Jane Turner soon after he ended their stormy relationship in 2001. Shortly after she was arrested, she announced that she was pregnant with his child, whom she named Zachary. This led documentary filmmaker Kurt Kuenne, a close friend of Andrew, to interview Andrew’s relatives, […]
Defending Casey Anthony
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Defending Casey Anthony

Defending Casey Anthony is a behind-the-scenes look into the murder trial of accused child-killer Casey Anthony, a case which gained significant media attention and provoked national outrage. Believed by many to be responsible for the death of her two-year old daughter Caylee, she was acquitted of murder, aggravated child-abuse and manslaughter, with the verdict leaving […]