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Political documentaries

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 firs[...]

The Battle for Venezuela

SocietyPolitical Presenter Al-Jazeera 2018 Unrated

  The Battle for Venezuela, a 2018 investigative political documentary produced by Al-Jazeera which takes us to the heart of Venezuela which is in crisis.   Once one of the wealthiest countries in South-America, Venezuela has recently gone through a political melt-down and economi[...]

Putin: The New Tsar

  Putin: The New Tsar is a 2018 political documentary hosted by British filmmaker Patrick Forbes about one of the worlds most powerful and influential leaders; Vladimir Putin.   This biography starts decades ago when Putin was a low-level KGB officer, in 1991 after the collapse of[...]

Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia

SocietyPolitical Presenter John Smith 2018 Unrated

  Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia tells the story of a dangerous feud which has sent the middle east into a high-level of violence.   This rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia, driven by politics, religion and power has brought those countries into a state of sectarian war,[...]

Hitler in Colour

  Hitler in Colour, a 2005 documentary film narrated by Scottish actor Brian Denis Cox (X-men 2) which comprises almost all known colour footage of Adolf Hilter in the rise of the Nazi party and during World War 2.   The result is a documentary which provides a 12-year account of[...]

Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler - The Fuhrer

  The second part of the 2011 war documentary Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler we take a look at when Hilter actually became "The Fuhrer".   As German economy fell apart in the early 1930's, the Nazi part surged in popularity across the country. In 1933 Hilter became c[...]

Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler - Becoming Hitler

  Becoming Hitler is part one of a two-part 2011 war documentary "The Rise of Hitler" presented by English voice-over actor Richard Lintern. The Fuhrer of the Nazi Third Reich needs no introduction for his crimes against humanity are some of the most documented of all time. &nbs[...]

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