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Putin: The New Tsar
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Putin: The New Tsar

Putin: The New Tsar delves into the life and journey of the most powerful man in Russia. Raised a poor naval conscript’s son in a flat in St. Petersburg, Putin rose through the ranks of the KGB to the rank of colonel by the time the Soviet Union fell. Though the ashes, he rose to […]
North Korea: Murder in the Family
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North Korea: Murder in the Family

In February 2017, Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, was assassinated in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport. He was attacked with a deadly nerve agent called VX. Over the next few days, two women from Indonesia and Vietnam were arrested in connection with the murder, although they claimed that they were duped into it […]
HyperNormalisation
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HyperNormalisation

HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis argues that in these times of perplexing world events and uncertainty, politicians and people have retreated into an over-simplistic version of reality. Over the past 40 years, those in positions of power, in particular politicians, technological utopians, financiers and various social agents have given up on facing the complexities of the […]
Where to Invade Next
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Where to Invade Next

Where to Invade Next is a compelling documentary on the need for discussion and change within American social, work, and governmental systems. The film’s title is a tongue-in-cheek name based on America’s world reputation for leading the charge against rival nations. It is Michael Moore’s latest documentary about the rest of the world and how […]
Bitter Lake
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Bitter Lake

Bitter Lake by Adam Curtis advocates a position that Western governments and media have simplified the story of militant Islam down to an argument of good versus evil. It is an examination of why the explanations offered to the Western public are increasingly unconvincing and hollow. The story focuses on Afghanistan, but the title Bitter […]
Citizenfour
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Citizenfour

Citizenfour uncovers the secret and illegal practices of the U.S. National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programme using classified documents revealed by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. It aims to shed light on the indiscriminate invasion of the privacy of American citizens as well as those of other countries carried out by the NSA in a case […]
Guantanamo: Blacked Out Bay
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Guantanamo: Blacked Out Bay

Guantanamo: Blacked Out Bay unveils a closer look inside the most notorious prison centre in the world, the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. This prison was intended to be the house the world’s greatest terrorist threats. However, it is instead known for imprisoning and detaining suspects indefinitely without trial and subjecting them to dehumanising […]
Secret State of North Korea
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Secret State of North Korea

Secret State of North Korea sheds light on the isolated country of North Korea and the condition of its people. It features covertly-filmed footage smuggled out of the country by undercover journalists and defectors as well as stories from escapees to explore what it is like to live under Kim Jong-Un, the dictator of one […]
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks follows the rise and fall of Julian Assange, the creator of WikiLeaks. Through the infamous website, Assange helped whistle-blowers to broadcast embarrassing government secrets to the world. One such figure, Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, led to one of the biggest leak of military secrets in American history. Directed […]
Death by China
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Death by China

Death by China examines the steadily emerging power and global ambitions of China. It is based on a book of the same name that is critical of the country’s abusive trade policies, currency manipulation, and deadly consumer products. The aforementioned factors have already created an alleged threat to America’s economic dominance in the twenty-first century. […]
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein
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American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein

American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein tells the story of controversial political scientist Norman Finkelstein, the son of holocaust survivors who is well known for his polarising views on Jewish-American political relations and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is decidedly vocal in his criticism of Israeli foreign policy, which has led some of his critics […]
Defamation
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Defamation

In his exploration of modern Israeli life, filmmaker Yoav Shamir travels the world in the hunt for the most recent manifestations of anti-Semitism, and comes up with some startling answers as highlighted in his documentary Defamation. As a Jew raised and born in Israel, Shamir claims he has never experienced first-hand anti-Semitism, so he embarks […]