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The Invisible War

Powerful and critically acclaimed documentary on rape within the US military.

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Adolf Hitler – The Greatest Story Never Told

History, Military/War | 30 Oct, 2013 | 3 Comments

This is a potentially controversial docu-drama about Adolf Hitler, showing his life growing up, and his reign of Germany through WW2. Most historical documentaries show Hitler as the mad leader behind the slaughter of countless people, and while that part is true, the story behind his life, through defeat in the trenches WW1, his desire to[...]

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Free Derry

Derry, in Northern Ireland, was a self-declared autonomous nationalist area, broken apart from the UK for 3 years. In 1969, activists against the British and their maltreatment of Catholics, put up barracades in a small area of Derry, and labelled it 'Free Derry'. Over the next three years battles ensued between these activists, the police, the[...]

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The Battle of Long Tan

Military/War | 23 Oct, 2013 | 3 Comments

In August of 1966, in South Vietnam, 106 young Australian soldiers were surrounded by 2500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers, fighting for their lives. This documentary, narrated by Sam Worthington, The Battle of Long Tan is a tribute to the men of the D Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment who stood their ground and came out[...]

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U-Boat War

History, Military/War | 10 Aug, 2013 | 4 Comments

Throughout World War 2, U-boats were the supreme stealth attack vessel of the armies, wreaking havoc as they sailed all around the world. This historical documentary gives an in-depth look at the way submarines were used in the war, including actual original footage of battle scenes and interviews with crew members. This film is a[...]

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101 East : Into the south

In the poorest areas of South Thailand, political unrest has resulted in militant groups targeting people in brutal attacks, with a total of more than 5000 people murdered since 2004. In this predominantly Buddhist nation, there is still resistance against the government by what looks to be Malay-Muslims. The violence in these areas is now[...]

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Sniper: Inside The Crosshairs

Military/War | 03 Jul, 2013 | 2 Comments

Sniper: Inside The Crosshairs brings us the psychological and strategic thinking behind one of the battlefield's most notorious weapon: the sniper. Learning from some of the best marksmen in the industry, they destruct previous missions, showing the planning and mentality[...]

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Ears, Open. Eyeballs, Click.

Military/War | 30 May, 2013 | 8 Comments

Ears, Open. Eyeballs, Click. is a documentary from 2005 by filmmaker Canaan Brumley, showing the experience of Marine recruits during the early boot camp. The film is unique in that there is no narrative, and no central character that it focuses on, but more just acts as a observer in some of the hardest bootcamp activities[...]

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The Empire in Africa

Military/War | 01 May, 2013 | 3 Comments

The rebels who started the civil war in Sierra Leone 15 years ago wanted only one thing: to reclaim the richness of the country from foreign corporations in order to end the exploitation of its people. In response, the international community decided to wage a war on this country, with bombs, executions, torture, rigged elections[...]

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Frank Gardner’s Return to Saudi Arabia

Media, Military/War | 26 Apr, 2013 | 2 Comments

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner returns for the first time to Riyadh, the city in Saudi Arabia where he was shot by Al Qaeda in 2004 and left dependent upon a wheelchair. Travelling in this important and mysterious country, he explores how it has so far avoided an Arab Spring[...]

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THE WOODCUTTERS – Or how to bring down a dictatorship.

THE WOODCUTTERS is a short documentary that tells the story of three men at the heart of the fight to bring down a tyrannical regime In Niger 2009, the country was on the brink. The President had dissolved the highest courts, torn up the constitution and imprisoned his opponents. But one group was fighting[...]

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The Wobblies

Business, Military/War | 11 Mar, 2013 | 1 Comment

This 1979 documentary established a new, primary-research modus for historical nonfiction—no narrator, no authorial perspective, just original documents and witnesses—but its subject matter was, and still is, its most radical characteristic. By the ’70s American culture had been made to forget that the Industrial Workers of the World had ever existed, just as in the[...]

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The Alpha Diaries

Military/War | 28 Jan, 2013 | 2 Comments

An exceptional, groundbreaking and voyeuristic look into military reserve life in Israel, this film was shot over a 5 year period in director and reserve soldier Yaniv Berman's life. A soldier in the Israeli army reserves, Alpha Company, Berman had never seen before access and filmed the soldiers as they went about their normal day and night. Crossing over to[...]

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Pure History : Prisoners of War Betrayed

History, Military/War | 24 Jan, 2013 | 3 Comments

The fate of prisoners of war and missing in action is one of the darkest chapters of the Cold War. Tens of thousands of American soldiers and European survivors were sent to unknown destinations during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. This short documentary examines what happened and why.   Watch Documentary Online Now