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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 […]
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 […]
Aokigahara: Suicide Forest
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Aokigahara: Suicide Forest

Situated in Japan, the Aokigahara forest is the most popular suicide spot in the country, with up to a hundred deaths reported each year. In fact, the site consists of so many dead bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into it and rob the corpses. The forest is located at the base […]
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 […]
Born Into Brothels
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Born Into Brothels

Born Into Brothels chronicles the story of the children of prostitutes in India’s city of Kolkata. Directors Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman enter the underworld of prostitution in Sonagachi, the red light district of Kolkata where they encounter children whose mothers work as prostitutes. Briski offers to teach the children photography in exchange for permission […]
Bowling for Columbine
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Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore takes a deeper look into the shocking events that transpired during the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, from those responsible for the attack to the countless lives that were lost during it. The documentary explores the possible root causes for unnecessary gun violence, in particular the social factors contributing […]
Catfish
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Catfish

Catfish is a strange and peculiar documentary. It relates to a modern type of romance – the one lived over the internet. It was also taken for a hoax, but the filmmakers have protested their legitimacy. It begins in a small office owned by Henry, Ariel and Nev. They enjoy shooting modern dancers of all […]
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 […]
Gambling in Las Vegas
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Gambling in Las Vegas

Gambling in Las Vegas follows Louis Theroux as he travels to Las Vegas, a city popular for its bustling casinos filled with tourists hoping to become rich. He meets several people who have dedicated significant time and money to gambling, including high-rollers who have wagered millions of dollars, the casino employees whose job it is […]
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 […]
God Grew Tired of Us
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God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us is a memoir about the torturous journey of three Southern Sudan boys, John Bul Dau, Daniel Pach and Panther Bior, across Africa to the United States of America. The film’s title is based on a statement from John, when he says that the civil unrest in his country may be […]
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 […]