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Waiting for ‘Superman’
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Waiting for ‘Superman’

Waiting for ‘Superman’ uncovers the failures of the US public education system by following students and documenting their struggles and triumphs within their academic settings. It seeks to promote more stringent accountability both for teachers and charter schools as an effective solution to America’s educational crisis. The film’s premise is simple and straight-forward. It follows […]
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by Adam Curtis showcases how humans have become colonised by the machines they have constructed over the years. Rather than liberating mankind, it argues that computers have distorted our perception of the world and that we do not realise since we see almost everything through the eyes […]
The Queen of Versailles
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The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles depicts the lives of Florida billionaires David and Jackie Siegel and their family as they build their private residence called ‘Versailles’ – one of the largest and most expensive homes in America – amidst the backdrop of the global financial crisis. David, 74, and 43-year-old wife Jackie live a luxurious life. […]
How Beer Saved the World
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How Beer Saved the World

How Beer Saved the World is takes a closer look at the critical role that beer has managed to play throughout the entire course of human history. It explores the most likely origins of the beverage to the development of a special kind of beer that can be used for zero gravity space missions. In […]
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
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We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists

We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists reveals the story of the radical ‘hacktivist’ collective Anonymous, describing the inner workings and beliefs of an organisation that sees itself as the protector of free speech. Deeply motivated by a set of diverse issues like police brutality, copyright abuse and online censorship, this group of hackers […]
The Invisible War
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The Invisible War

The Invisible War reveals the secretive and harrowing story of the sexual assault epidemic in the US military. Lauded by the journalists, lawmakers, and advocates for its deep influence on government policies, this award-winning documentary exposes the previously underreported culture of sexual assault and harassment within the armed forces. The Invisible War features interviews with […]
War on Whistleblowers
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War on Whistleblowers

War on Whistleblowers describes the trials and tribulations faced by whistleblowers and the sacrifices they make as they dare to speak the truth and expose the corruption in government and private sectors. It highlights their importance in an increasingly unregulated society where powerful forces often hold sway in many issues that are of concern to […]
Generation Like
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Generation Like

Generation Like examines modern marketing culture and how corporate marketers are manipulating the youth culture. It reveals how marketers are purposely co-opting the young generation in order to push their brands and products via social media. It further explores the relationship between large brands and teenagers who are keen to endorse what they ‘like’ on […]
The Choice is Ours
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The Choice is Ours

The Choice is Ours portrays an optimistic outlook of the world where we utilise science and technology for the benefit of humankind and the planet. It explores the myth behind ‘human nature’ and demonstrates that inherent social structures shape human behaviour and values. The film argues that the global monetary system has become obsolete and […]
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 […]
Deep Web
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Deep Web

Deep Web investigates the events surrounding Silk Road, the online marketplace for selling illegal drugs on the dark web that was eventually shutdown by the FBI. At its peak it had over 900,000 registered users and generated over $1.2bn in sales. This documentary covers the trial of Silk Road owner Ross Ulbricht, who operated the […]
The Jihadis Next Door
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The Jihadis Next Door

The Jihadis Next Door follows and challenges the behaviour of Islamic extremists preaching their message in Britain. One of the most memorable individuals is Abu Rumaysah, a former bouncy-castle salesman whose journey into the heart of Isis leads him to become one of the world’s most wanted men. Over the course of two years filmmaker […]