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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]