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Apartheid Did Not Die
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Apartheid Did Not Die

Apartheid Did Not Die makes the case that many of the facets of apartheid remain even after the end of the South Africa’s minority rule and the subsequent presidency of revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela. John Pilger returns to the country where he was previously banned during the apartheid-era to tell its story and the developments […]
The Power of Nightmares
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The Power of Nightmares

The Power of Nightmares compares the rise of two seemingly contrasting ideologies: the neoconservative movement in the US and radical Islamism. Filmmaker Adam Curtis draws a comparative analysis of these two ideologies while laying emphasis on their origin and the similarities that the neoconservative movement shares with radical Islamism. The documentary compares the actions of […]
Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq
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Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq

John Pilger investigates the effects of sanctions on the Iraqi civilian population and reveals that the ten years of extraordinary isolation, enforced by Britain and the US and imposed by the United Nations, has resulted in a higher number of deaths compared with the WWII atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Paying the Price: Killing […]
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
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Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing

Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing follows all-female American band the Dixie Chicks in the aftermath of their political criticism of the Iraq War and then President Bush during their 2003 London concert. The documentary opens by discussing the band’s popularity before the incident and the fact that they had the highest album sales for […]
The Fog of War
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The Fog of War

The Fog of War is a journey into nature of warfare and the task of making military decisions that carry both immediate and long-term significance. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, a controversial and influential figure of the 20th century, describes his experience in great detail and gives an insightful look into the […]
No End in Sight
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No End in Sight

No End in Sight critically examines the Bush Administration’s 2003 invasion of Iraq and the ensuing war, unearthing the aftermath of the military operations of American forces in Baghdad. The film alleges that the American occupation has resulted in more harm than good in Iraq. An insufficient number of troops were deployed after the capture […]
Taxi To The Dark Side
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Taxi To The Dark Side

Taxi To The Dark Side explores the United States’ use of torture and focuses on the case of an innocent Afghan man who was beaten to death by American soldiers while being held in a detention facility. In the winter of 2002, a poor Afghan man named Dilawar managed to save enough money to buy […]
The Weather Underground
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The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground chronicles the rise and fall of the Weathermen, a radical organisation formed with the intention of overthrowing the US government during the 1970s. Opposed to the Vietnam War and racial unfairness in America, the group engaged in a low-level war against the government, bombing targets such as the Capitol building, the Pentagon […]
The War On Democracy
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The War On Democracy

The War on Democracy examines the past and present relationships between the US and Latin American countries like Venezuela, Chile and Bolivia. John Pilger uses archive footage to show how repeated US intervention, both public and secret, has led to the overthrowing of legally elected governments in Latin American countries since the 1950s. For instance, […]
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. […]
Enoch Powell: Rivers of Blood
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Enoch Powell: Rivers of Blood

In 1968, English politician Enoch Powell delivered a controversial speech known as Rivers of Blood, in which he predicted that the UK’s immigration policy would result in violence on the streets of Britain. It is among the best-known speeches in the British political history. However, what dominated the discussion most was the incendiary nature of […]
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 […]