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I.O.U.S.A

I.O.U.S.A. a 2008 political and economics documentary examining the history of US Federal debt level relative to gross domestic product (GDP), a figure that has reached frightening highs in the last decade.   Of course, the US has been in debt for almost all its history. In[...]

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, a debut documentary by Canadian filmmaker Brett Harvey about the growth, sale and trafficking of Cannabis.   The film primarily focuses on the illegal trade between British Columbia and the United States. The money to be made from shipping Cann[...]

Jordan Peterson: Truth in the Time of Chaos

PoliticalSociety Presenter David Fuller 2018 Unrated

Jordan Peterson gained internet fame after the now famous Channel 4 Interview with Cathy Newman about equal pay for women. Before then Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto sparked outrage among the hard-left for denouncing Canada's Bill C-16, a law that requires[...]

Nazi Collaborators

Nazi Collaborators, a 13-part war documentary series hosted by Alastair Simpson which tells the stories of some of those who collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War 2.   Many, many people, companies and other groups decided to collaborate with Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime lead[...]

This Sceptic Isle

Journalist and author for the Mail on Sunday Peter Hitchins examins the involvement of the United Kingdom with the European Union in "This Sceptic Isle".   When this documentary was made back in 2005 the UK was still handing much of its sovereign power to the "superstate&qu[...]

Bitter Lake

Bitter Lake, a feature-length documentary by renowned filmmaker Adam Curtis which attempts to unravel the complex nuances surrounding crises which are happening all over the world, with a specific focus on Afghanistan and the reaction from western powers.   Certainly, in the west, pe[...]

Night and Fog

Night and Fog, a 1955 documentary about the Nazi concentration camps by French director, Alain Resnais. The film was made ten years after the camps were shut down and features a lot of footage of their grounds interlaced with people talking about what it was like to survive them.   The ti[...]

Waiting for ‘Superman’

Waiting for ‘Superman’, a 2010 documentary directed Davis Guggenheim who follows several students as they work towards getting into charter school. The film criticises the education system in the United States, specifically the public asset privatisation as well as a number of other aspe[...]

Stealing a Nation

Stealing a Nation, a 2004 documentary by veteran Australian journalist John Pilger which tells a story which has been hidden from history. In the 1960s and 70s, British governments, conspiring with American officials, tricked into leaving, then expelled the entire population of the Chagos islands in[...]

Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure

PoliticalDrugs Presenter Edward Asner 2002 Unrated

Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure, a 2002 documentary film by Gerard Ungerman and Audrey Brohy with narration from American actor Edward Asner (Up) about the battle against the Colombian narcotics trade.   This war on drugs is primarily headed by the United States who have[...]

The Power of Nightmares

Political Presenter Adam Curtis 2004 Unrated

The Power of Nightmares, a 2004 3-part political documentary series presented by British filmmaker Adam Curtis.   Each of the hour-long documentaries make comparisons between the American Neo-Conservative movement and the radical Islamic terrorist movement. Despite them seeming like[...]

HyperNormalisation

SocietyPolitical Presenter Adam Curtis 2016 Unrated

  The 2016 film HyperNormalisation examines how we have arrived at our great equilibrium of uncertainty and confusion in our lives. Popularists have seized control, and there seems to be disruption all around the world from the Syrian War, the never-ending migrant crisis, even Brex[...]

Trump Voters: One Year on

Political Presenter Veronika Hyks 2018 Unrated

  Trump Voters: One Year on, a 2018 BBC Panorama documentary hosted by English actress Veronika Hyks which gathers thoughts from Trump voters one year after the president's inauguration.   Love him or hate him (there seems to be no in-between), Donald Trump has undoubtedly cha[...]

House of Saud: A Family at War

SocietyPolitical Presenter Saskia Reeves 2018 Unrated

House of Saud: A Family at War, is a three-part political documentary which looks at challenges facing the crown-prince of Saudi Arabia, who at the age of just 32 is planning for huge transformations.   With narration by English actress Saskia Reeves, this documentary shows first-hand the[...]

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