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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 […]
The Bridge
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The Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world’s most popular suicide spots. Originally constructed in order to connect Marin Country with San Francisco, it has become a legendary point of departure for people who are determined to end their lives. Filmed over the course of a year, The Bridge not only reveals the breathtaking […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Twin Sisters: A World Apart
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Twin Sisters: A World Apart

Twin Sisters: A World Apart tells the story of twin sisters from China who were adopted by different families. One set of parents lived in California, while the other hailed from a remote fishing village in Norway. Mia becomes an American girl and experiences a childhood that includes typical activities such as girl scouts and […]
The Fear of 13
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The Fear of 13

The Fear of 13 documents the life of a convicted murderer who spent 21 years on death row in Pennsylvania. Through his own narration, Nick Yarris explains how he tried to convince the court to go ahead and execute him. However, it turned out that he was actually innocent, with DNA evidence proving that in […]
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 […]
One Killer Punch
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One Killer Punch

One Killer Punch looks at the phenomenon of the one-punch kill, where a single punch results in the death of the victim. Covering three separate cases, the film looks at the often-innocuous circumstances that have led to people being killed by a single hit and the dreadful impact it has had on their loved ones. […]
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 […]
Last Days of Solitary
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Last Days of Solitary

Last Days of Solitary is a harrowing account of the long-lasting effects of solitary confinement on some of the most dangerous inmates in prison and why it is a struggle for them to re-assimilate into society successfully. It gives the most extensive look into the controversial practice by showing the lives of various inmates and […]
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 […]