Political documentaries

The Blair Years

The Blair Years is a three-part 2008 BBC series which gives a unique account of Tony Blair’s ten years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. The series consisted of three one hour long episodes, the first an overview of his ten years as Prime Minister and his often straine[...]

Relatively Free

Barrett Brown is an American freelance journalist and activist who has written for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, and many more leading publications and was the founder of Project PM a research collaboration and wiki which served the purpose of facilitating the analysis of hacked emails[...]

The Alastair Campbell Diaries

Political Presenter 2012 Unrated

Alistair Campbell first made a name for himself as Fleet Street journalist for the Daily Mirror, the last remaining major national newspaper to support the Labour Party. He overcame alcoholism to work his way up to political editor and later switched newspapers and performed the same role for the no[...]

The Rise and Fall Of Tony Blair

Political Presenter Andrew Rawnsley 2007 Unrated

A two-part 2007 documentary series by Andrew Rawnsley which examines the political career and personality of the former British prime minister Tony Blair, it charts his rise to power, his years in the job, and his eventual downfall with an insight into the week leading up to his resignation. &nbs[...]

My Hometown Fanatics

SocietyPolitical Presenter Stacey Dooley 2013 Unrated

The town of Luton has become a hotbed of political and religious extremism, with numerous individuals from the local Muslim community having been convicted of terrorism offences and the political pressure group the English Defense League having been founded in the town by members of the Luton MIGS f[...]

Mad Dog and Nazi Nick

Political Presenter Donal McIntyre 2018 Unrated

Mad Dog and Nazi Nick: A 2007 Donal McIntyre documentary which charts the unusual friendship between Jonny ‘Mad Dog’ Adair, an exiled former Loyalist paramilitary leader, and Nick ‘Nazi Nick’ Gregor a former leading German Neo-nazi who claims to have changed his ways and[...]

Travels in Trumpland

Travels in Trumpland: Former Economic Secretary to the Treasury for the Labour Party, Ed Balls travels to the deep South of the United States. While there he immerses himself in the lives of those who put Trump in Power and finds out more about Southern Pride.   This mini-series is split[...]

Darwin's Nightmare

Darwin's Nightmare, a 2004 political nature documentary by Austrian filmmaker Hubert Sauper about the effects of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria.   This predatory fish has wiped out other native species to the lake and is commercially fished to be sold in Europe[...]

The Unbelievers

The Unbelievers documentary follows Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss as they travel around the world, putting themselves in front of relatively hostile audiences in the name of promoting science and reason.   Both Richard and Lawrence are well-known figures in helping promote public un[...]

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, a 2013 documentary by Alex Gibney telling the story one of the most politically aggravating websites of all time, wikileaks.org and its founder Julian Assange.   Australian computer programmer Julian Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006 and to this d[...]

The Fake Murder that Fooled the World

The Fake Murder that Fooled the World, a 2018 documentary by British BBC correspondent Jonah Fisher about the fake murder of Russian Journalist and critic of President Putin, Arkady Babchenko.    Ukranian officials confirmed Arkady's murder in May 2018. They reported that he had[...]

On Board Air Force One

This Air Force One documentary takes us on board one of the most iconic aircraft in operation. Air Force One is the official transport vehicle for the president of the United States and is a Boeing VC-25 which has been operational since 1987. Not only does it take the president to important meetings[...]

Owned & Operated

Owned & Operated, a 2012 documentary directed by Relic looking at social interaction in the modern world and how this has allowed new methods of control to be unleashed on the human race.   Owned & Operated is a mosaic of the world through the lens of the internet. Sho[...]

The Trials of Henry Kissinger

The Trials of Henry Kissinger is a 2002 documentary by Eugene Jarecki based on the 2001 book with the same title by Christopher Hitchens looking at war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.   The documentary features the prominent voice of Scotish actor Brian Cox and a script[...]

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