Political

The term politics originates from the Greek word “politicos” meaning "of, for, or relating to citizens. History of political thought can be traced back to early antiquity, with works such as Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics.

It is considered to be the practice and theory of influencing other people on a global, civic or individual level. More specifically it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance or organized control over a human community, particularly a state.

As a science it is concerned with the study or practice of the distribution of power and resources within a given community, a hierarchically organized population, as well as the interrelationship between communities. The methods that are employed in politics include the promotion of political views, establishment of the political relationships with other parties of interest, constitution of various laws, authorization of the use of force at the time of war, etc.

From its origin to the present day, politics was implemented on different levels of social structures from tribes and clans to the contemporary governing apparatus or on the international level.

The documentaries and video materials complied in this category are concerned with the various aspects of human enterprises in the political sense or with a certain political influence.

See the complexity of a political system in a small town of Sagada in the Philippines. Discover the motifs behind the planning of a wedding during elections. Explanations are provided by the Richard Yodong, a deputy-major candidate.

Explore a different side of the political capitol Brussels, Belgium and see how the armies of 15.000 lobbyists are influencing the political, social and business decisions made there. On the opposite side are the political activists, well aware of the current situation, fighting against the corruption of the system. The documentary follows two people from the opposing sides.

Follow an ongoing controversial issue in the USA concerning the gun laws. Te old division of North and South has flared up once more. As opposed to Washington, the Arizona majority is still supporting the free gun laws. Their opinion was not changed despite the recent gun massacre in Tucson.

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Political
state of surveilance edward snowden
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For some, he is a hero. For others, he is a villain. Edward Snowden is the person who showed the entire world how the US NSA agency spies on people all over the world. And because of that, he now ha...

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Philosophy
machiavelli theory
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Machiavelli is widely considered as one of the most influential philosophers when it comes to politics. His grand work, “The Prince” is a 16th century political treatise. Machiavelli was an ...

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spies America
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What is the motivation for betraying your country? Why do some people betray their country? America has had its fair share of traitors, at least that is the categorization we give to some people...

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vladimir putin
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At the presidential election held on March 18, 2018, Vladimir Putin again won the vote of the people. He won reelection for his second consecutive and fourth overall term in office. He won with ...

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Crime
gina haspel crimes
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Gina Haspel will break history, as she is set to become the first female CIA director. President Donald Trump named Haspel his pick for the spot, and raised a ton of questions. Haspel is know...

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Political
dennis rodman trump
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Dennis Rodman is a unique type of person. He was unique and controversial through his entire NBA career. Now, he belongs in an exclusive club of his own. Rodman is the only person in the worl...

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Philosophy
psychoanalysis politics
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In the 20th century, we saw the birth of psychoanalysis, and our lives have changed forever. Psychoanalysis, or psychology more precisely, has managed to affect almost every ...

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Philosophy
america race documentary
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The American Dream, a phrase repeated so many times that it has become a commodity. But how real is the American dream? Do people in America truly have power? Or someone else...

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People
fidel castro USA
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Fidel Castro has been one of the biggest enemies to the United States. He was a constant reminder of communism, a political view that has been unknown to the American democra...

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History
1992 presidential campaign
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The 1992 USA Presidential elections were unique in so many different ways. Clinton was the popular candidate, but just days before the election, a sex scandal broke through. ...

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nuclear weapons
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Donald Trump has been very stubborn with his North Korea rhetoric in the past few weeks. The situation between the US and North Korea is escalating with each passing day. Man...

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Technology
aaron swartz
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Aaron Swartz stood up for freedom and fairness, and paid the ultimate price for his combination of genius and conscience. He was an American computer programmer, writer, poli...

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Short
donald trump documentary
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Historian filmmakers Brett Sanders and Darren R. Reid took it to New York in 2016 to explore what people think of Donald Trump. The two made a short-documentary about the US ...

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Political
usa vs. china
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During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump reminded everyone how China is beating USA in every category. He was raving on and on about how China is the most powerful econ...

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Political
vladimir putin bbc
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People +2

Vladimir Putin has been the de facto leader of Russia since 2000. That was when he won the first presidential term. He won another one in 2004, and ruled Russia as a president unti...

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Political
environmental litmus test
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World leaders met in Paris in December 2015 to discuss climate change and how it affects all of us. The leaders struck out a historic agreement. Prior to the meeting, Paul...

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Political
aaron russo
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Aaron Russo is one of the more famous American film producers and directors. He was best known for his work on movies like Wise Guys and Trading Places. This historic int...

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We are almost at the end of one of the most controversial presidential campaigns in American history. Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton. Who thought we would have to choose bet...

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Political
israel palestine conflict
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The ongoing struggle between Israel and Palestine began in the mid-20th century. And more than 100 years later, the conflict has yet to be resolved.In world politics, the Israel...

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Political
american healthcare system
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Health +1

In 2010, Obama’s administration finally made affordable health care a reality. The Affordable Care Act, called Obamacare passed legislative in 2010. But the cost to the hea...

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Political
hillary clinton benghazi
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Driven by power, and driven by the desire to get power, Hillary Clinton is slowly, but steady, climbing the steps towards a great achievement, becoming the first ever woman p...

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Political
Adolf Hitler
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Many people have tried over the years to understand Adolf Hitler, analyze every move he made, every decision, every action he took. But understanding such a complex mind is a...

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Hillary Clinton is the frontrunner for the Democratic party nomination, but she is not a saint. In this video from Pat Matrisciana, dozens of scandals linked with the first w...

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Political
Biography of Otto von Bismarck
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Called the Iron Chancellor, Bismarck is definitely one of the most influential people in Germany history. He dominated Prussian and German History in the 19th century, a time...

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The irony with North Korea is that the official name of the country is “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”. And while the name might suggests otherwise, the country...

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Social
Secret Life of Adolf Hitler
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Adolf Hitler is one of the most publicly known figures in the history of mankind. There are hundreds of documentaries about his life, books, statements, quotes, pictures and ...

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Religion
four horsemen of the apocalypse
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The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse are four riders, summoned after the first four of the seven seal are opened. The four riders, riding white, red, pale, and black horses ar...

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For more than 16 years, Vladimir Putin has been the most powerful man in Russia, and the most influential. He started his rise to power in 1999, when he was selected personal...

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Political
ISIS
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Before watching this documentary, you are advised to exercise your right of discretion. The ISIS documentary contains explicit material, especially disturbing images showing murd...

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Political
Islam Europe
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With the increase of Syrian refugees coming to Europe, the question that many Europeans are asking is “Should we allow more refugees into our country”? It is a legitimate que...

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Political
The Real Doctor Evil - Kim Jong Il's North Korea
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North Korea was identified as part of the axis of evil by George Bush. Taking an archive-based trip through North Korea's recent history, we find out it's probably a fair assessmen...

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Political
Wiki Rebels: The Wikileaks Documentary
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This is an exciting narrative on WikiLeaks and the individuals behind it! From summer 2010 as of not long ago, Swedish Television has been taking after the shrouded media system Wi...

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Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
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This hard hitting documentary that Russell Brand made for BBC Three in 2012 finished up with him offering proof to the Home Affairs Select Committee. Drawing from his own persona...

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Political
The War on Democracy
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The War on Democracy is a 2007 narrative film coordinated by the British movie producers Christopher Martin and John Pilger, who likewise composed the portrayal. Concentrating on...

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Political
The Panama Deception
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The Panama Deception is a 1992 American narrative film that won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film is condemning of the activities of the US military amid t...

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The Choice 2008
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This documentary, with the support of the unmistakable narrative by Will Lyman who represents the essence of this documentary, takes viewers through the political voyages of repr...

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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
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This is a 1992 documentary which researches the political life and thoughts of Noam Chomsky, a language specialist, activist and an intellectual. Made by two Canadian movie produc...

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Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
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Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People is a narrative film coordinated by Sut Jhally and created by Media Education Foundation in 2006. This film is an augmentation of t...

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Political
Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause
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Intellectual, etymologist and lobbyist, Noam Chomsky talks about and ponders the condition of events around the globe such as 9/11 attacks, the war in Iraq, manipulation in the m...

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Political
Abu Ghraib Prison Tortures
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This documentary was released in 2007 and it is looking into the scandalous abuse and torture of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib in 2004. The director of this film is Rory Kennedy an...

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Political
The Weatherman: Violent Activism
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This is a documentary about the American radical activist organization called ‘The Weatherman’. It is concerned with the organization`s origin, rise and, ultimately, downfall...

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Political
From Tipton To Guantanamo Bay
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This documentary is concerned with the unfortunate events that lead three young men from Tipton to the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they would spend the two following years. The s...

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Political
Venezuelan coup d'état of 2002
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This documentary, filmed in 2003 by Kim Bartley and Donnacha Ó Briain, is focused on a series of events that played out in Venezuela in 2002.The video materials in this documenta...

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Political
American Occupation Of Iraq
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This documentary, produced by Charles H. Ferguson, is concerned with the first American invasion on Iraq. It is mainly composed of interviews with the military personal involved ...

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Political
The Indonesian Death Squad
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Crime +1

This is a documentary film about the Indonesian killings of 1965/66. It is directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn in collaboration with an anonymous Indonesian. The re...

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Political
Behind the Green Mask
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Have you wondered where these terms 'sustainability' and 'smart growth' and 'high density urban mixed use development' came from? Doesn't it seem like about 10 years ago you'd nev...

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The death of bin Laden ends a ten-year manhunt for the world's most wanted man.Before his death, the last known sighting of bin Laden by anyone other than his very close entourage ...

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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 deadl...

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American Vice-President Dick Cheney has walked the corridors of world power for three decades. Cheney's remarkable life story involves the relentless accumulation of power in every...

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Political
The New Clinton Chronicles
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On January 20,1993 William Jefferson Clinton became the 42nd president of the United States. at the time, most Americans were not aware of the media black out that kept this infor...

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