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Requiem for the American Dream
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Requiem for the American Dream

Requiem for the American Dream is the result of four years’ worth of interviews with political activist and linguist Noam Chomsky. Considered by many to be one of the most important intellectuals alive, he discusses how wealth and power in America have slowly been accumulating in the hands of a few elites. Chomsky provides suggestions […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Ultra Zionists
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The Ultra Zionists

The Ultra Zionists follows Louis Theroux as he investigates and interviews the nationalist Jewish settlers who have chosen to live in disputed areas of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, including locations declared illegal by even Israeli officials. He aims to discover why these ultra-Zionists believe that it is their religious duty to reclaim lands […]
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 […]
J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only
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J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only

Most entertainers strive to be the centre of attention, but for rapper J. Cole’s documentary effort, he decided to focus on an issue he cares about very deeply: the experience of impoverished black Americans in southern cities like Baton Rouge and Atlanta. This deeply personal project covers the increasingly difficult conditions in the American South, […]
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 Super-Rich and Us
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The Super-Rich and Us

The Super-Rich and Us investigates the impact of Britain’s billionaires on the nation’s economy. Home to the most billionaires per capita in the world, it attracts the super-rich due to its intricate tax loopholes that allow the wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. The rich have parlayed British policy for decades, but their wealth […]
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 […]
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 […]