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North Korea Slave Labor Camps

The founder of VICE heads in to the harsh terrains of Siberia to uncover and horrible truth - That North Korea are cashing in on their population by sending people to slave labour camps in Siberia (Unaware that they are no longer in North[...]

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Provincial Politics

Indie, Political, Short | 01 Nov, 2013 | 1 Comment

From filmmaker George Clipp (A Mongolian Couch) comes a look into the world of politics in the small town of Sagada in the Philippines. Following Richard Yodong, a deputy-mayor hopeful, we see the complex political dealings in the small region, and why weddings during the election times are hugely beneficial. See more[...]

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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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Between Borders

Activism, Political | 03 Jun, 2013 | 1 Comment

This short film, shot during March of 2012 in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, shows Tuareg refugees from Mali with humanitarian staff from the UNHRC Emergency Team, as well as authorities from Burkina Faso. The humble people and simple lives are shown in great detail as the Tuareg work with the efforts of the humanitarians[...]

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The Brussels Business

Activism, Political | 27 May, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Brussels Business is a thrilling documentary that dives into the dark depths of the world of 15,000 lobbyists that represent the EU in it's political capital, Brussels, Belgium. Directors Friedrich Moser and Matthieu Lietaert attempt to explain how the political, social and business decisions made in Brussels have been and are still being influenced by[...]

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Radio Cordillera

Activism, Political | 19 Mar, 2013 | 1 Comment

Radio Cordillera is a road movie through the Northern Island Luzon on the Philippines. In search for the transmission range of a local community radio, we cross the mountains of one of the poorest regions on the archipelago. Soon we end up at Cordillera day, a meeting of farmers, trying to improve their living conditions.[...]

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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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Malcolm X: Make It Plain

Political | 21 Feb, 2013 | 1 Comment

Political philosopher and visionary, husband and father, dynamic orator and militant minister. In his lifetime, Malcolm X was many men. Born Malcolm Little, he later became "Detroit Red" and "New York Red" -- a hustler, drug pusher, pimp, con man and the head of a Boston robbery ring. After spending time in prison, he emerged[...]

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Political | 25 Jan, 2013 | 1 Comment

Extradition is a film that explores the injustices of the Extradition Act 2003 through the suffering of two individuals and their families. Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmed held without charge can be extradited according to the European Court of Human Rights. They have been held without charge for over 14 years collectively. The court concluded that “there would be no[...]

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The Battle for the Arctic

Political | 23 Jan, 2013 | 1 Comment

Fault Lines looks at the potential environmental impact of resource extraction in the Arctic, and what that might mean for the people who live there. The UN has imposed a 2013 deadline for the submission of scientific claims to the Arctic seabed. It is the precursor to a resource boom which would see Canada, the US,[...]

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Inside the Saudi Kingdom

Political | 18 Jan, 2013 | No Comments

Lionel Mill's film has unique access to Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen, one of the rulers of the rich, powerful and secretive Saudi royal family. This is a fascinating insight into the conflicts between tradition and modernity in one of the world's most conservative and autocratic[...]

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Gunsmoke – USA

Political, Social | 07 Jan, 2013 | No Comments

An ongoing source of controversy in America, gun laws are increasingly polarising the Southern states and Washington. In Arizona, Tea Party supporting, heavily armed, vigilante groups are taking over. "The one thing we know about gun control is that it has never provided security", argues former Arizona sheriff and local hero, Richard Mack. Despite a recent[...]

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We Have Ways Of Making You Talk

Crime, Political | 02 Dec, 2012 | 2 Comments

We Have Ways Of Making You Talk, is a documentary examining interrogation techniques and they're consequences. The documentary is preceded by a short promotion for a different documentary but gets into the main documentary after a minute or so. Does water boarding work? What is the history behind that technique? These and other questions will be[...]

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From Dust

Disaster, Political | 23 Nov, 2012 | No Comments

From Dust is a cinematic expose of one Government's response to a natural disaster. Filmed in Sri Lanka after the devastating tsunami, it reveals the motives behind a new law that prevented survivors from rebuilding their homes along the island's coastline. Told through the stories of 2 survivors and an aid worker, this observational documentary[...]

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