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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Total Denial: Film by Milena Kaneva
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Burma, the country of the Golden Pagodas, strangled by a military junta.A pipeline built by two oil companies, TOTAL and UNOCAL. Slave labor, rape and murder are the results of the...

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Religion
The story of Malcolm X
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Malcolm Little, also known as Malcolm X, was born on 19th May, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. He was an activist fighting for the rights of African-Americans. By the age of thirteen, ...

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Korea Slave Labor Camps
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People +1

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 lab...

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Sicko
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‘Sicko’ is a documentary film made by the much celebrated filmmaker and activist, Michael Moore, who had also made ‘Bowling in Columbine’, showcasing the prevalence of viol...

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Science
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
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Ben Stein shows us a world where freedom of the Academy of the research may not be so free. This should be a concern to all and sundry. This undermines the notion that going to tea...

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Religion
101 East: Into the south
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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 20...

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Reporter David Modell films a remarkable film spent in the questionable company of Mark Collett, leader of the youth wing of the British National Party, a white supremacist party, ...

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Young, Black & Republican
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Young, Black & Republican is the first episode in a series called INTERVIEW. INTERVIEW explores issues that are often underrepresented, misunderstood, and sometimes controversial. ...

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The Great Global Warming Swindle
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Nature +2

The Great Global Warming Swindle is a contentious documentary film which implies that the threat of global warning is pushed upon us by scientists who are influenced by funding and...

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The Fog of War
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This is a documentary about the secretary of defense, Robery McNamara. This documentary gives us some great insight into the Kennedy Administration during the Cuban Missile Crisis...

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The FBI’s War on Black America
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This documentary establishes historical perspective on the measures which were taken by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI. These measures aimed to discredit black political figures and f...

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This documentary series is written and presented by Adam Curtis. It was released in 2004 on BBC Four. The series focuses on the work of Sigmund and Anna Freud along with the wor...

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Super Rich: The Greed Game
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As the global credit crunch bites and a global economic crisis threatens us, Robert Peston reveals how the super-rich have made their fortunes. While we continue to work for them a...

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OUTFOXED : Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism
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"This 2004 film examines the inner workings of NewsCorp, the company that owns Fox, The New York Post and Myspace to name a few. Robert Greenwald, a liberal film maker, accuses New...

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Malcolm X: Make It Plain
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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 “Detr...

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Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
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This liberal 2006 documentary explores the corruption of major contractors in the Iraq war, such as Blackwater and K.B.R. both of which have had significant controversy following t...

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IRAN (Is Not The Problem)
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This 2008 documentary claims that Iran is not the quite the evil demon that the western media has portrayed it to be. Iran (Is Not The Problem) instead focuses on the failures of t...

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Technology
Garbage Warrior
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This enthralling documentary is not simply about the fascinating subject of Garbage recycling and bio-diversity along with the architechtural designs associated with biotechture bu...

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Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer
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‘Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer’ is an investigative documentary film by Neil Oliver, revealing one of the most electrifying finds about Queen Cleopatra, known as a great quee...

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Bloody Cartoons
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Media +3

Bloody Cartoons is a documentary about how and why 12 drawings in a Danish provincial paper could turn a small country in a confrontation with Muslims around the world.He asks whet...

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An Alfred Hitchcock documentary on the Nazi Holocaust
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02:18:27
Crime +5

A film the British Government deemed too grisly for release after World War II – has received its public debut on British television. Fifteen minutes of the black-and- white film...

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Zeitgeist: Addendum
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Second documentary, Zeitgeist: Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution.This solution is not based not on politic...

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Zeitgeist The Movie – Documentary And Review
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This is the movie that everyone needs to see. While many will refute a lot of the 9/11 evidence brought to the attention of the viewer the ultimate message is one that is important...

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Yugoslavia: The Avoidable War
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The Wests intervention in the Balkan wars of the 1990s was extremely controversial at the time and now through the lens of history perhaps more controversial. Yugoslavia: The Avoid...

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We Are Legion – The Story of the Hacktivists
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"Hackers take on the big boys… Anonymous nameless faces have a major impact on how the internet is used and wish to show that they wish the freedom of speech, secifically on the ...

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USA – Freedom To Fascism Documentary
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An incredible insight into the US income tax system and how it applies to very few of the population. A startling look at government manipulation and control of the masses.

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THE WOODCUTTERS – Or how to bring down a dictatorship
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THE WOODCUTTERS is a short documentary that tells the story of three men at the heart of the fight to bring down a tyrannical regimeIn Niger 2009, the country was on the brink. The...

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The Times of Harvey Milk
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Directed by Rob Epstein, the Times of Harvey Milk looks at the life and political career of San Francisco’s first openly gay counselor, Harvey Milk. His rise from a community act...

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The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes
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This is simply a must see demonstration by one eloquent young girl explaining to the UN how things are in the world. This was totally unexpected from someone so young and you can s...

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The Fundamentalists
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For most people the word conjures up images of fundamentalist terrorism.This documentary tells how this phenomenon, with its complex history, is common in many world religions and ...

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The Corporation Documentary - Full Version
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This incredibly well put together documentary takes a refreshingly non biased approach to explaining exactly what a corporation is, how they came to be and how they are in general ...

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Bottled water is common in America. Most people buy it over drinking tap water. However how does this multibillion dollar industry make so much profit? It is simple bottled water i...

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Technology
Solar Power Revolution – Here Comes the Sun
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Solar PV systems have now made a massive leap in the energy generation field. We have always been hunter gatherers but now it is more hunting for energy and fuel to produce this en...

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Rick Steve, famous for Rick Steve’s Europe, goes to one of the most daunting superpower. Rick goes to Iran to see the “real” Iran not just the politics. This documentary real...

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Provincial Politics
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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 hop...

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I.O.U.S.A.
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This critically acclaimed documentary exposes the danger of the United State federal debt and how it may effect, or has, effected the economy. The mass of debt that the United Stat...

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Armenia: The Betrayed
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This 2002 documentary shows the horrors of the Armenian genocide and the lengths that the Turkish government goes to cover it up. It shows both the historical and modern politics a...

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New Perspective on Islam
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In April 2002 the US sponsored a failed military coup against Hugo Chavez, the democratically elected president of Venezuela. An Irish TV crew was there by chance filming a documen...

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Thought provoking documentary on propaganda and mass media. Noam Chomsky explores through a series of lectures and interviews how todays modern democratic government favours the se...

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Gunsmoke – USA
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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 gro...

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Annie Machon is a preceding British Security Service (MI5) intelligence officer who departed the Service at the matching time as David Shayler, her colleague at the time, to aid hi...

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Extradition
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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 ...

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EndGame – Blueprint For Global Enslavement
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Another astonishing look at the almost complete “new world order”. Endgame, Blueprint For A New World Order explorers the elitist government behind the unification of Europe, T...

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Complete Second Presidential Town Hall Debate 2012: Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney – Oct 16, 2012
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This is not strictly a documentary but it is of great interest to the many discerning Documentarytube users. We show here the second presidential town hall debate between Governor ...

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Shot before the 2008 Summer Olympics this PBS documentary shows the power and social structure of China. This part documents the changing role for women in modern day China.

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Shot before the 2008 Summer Olympics this PBS documentary shows the power and social structure of China. This part documents the massive engineering programs the nation does to sup...

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Shot before the 2008 Summer Olympics this PBS documentary shows the power and social structure of China. We see a variety of social classes from the very rich to the very poor. Thi...

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The final segment of this four part documentary deals with Chinese freedom. We see several different sides of the issue from the Communist hardliners to the revolutionaries. Will C...

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Capitalism Is the Crisis
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Capitalism Is The Crisis: Extreme Politics in the Age of Austerity scrutinizes the ideological origins of the austerity agenda and recommends revolutionary paths out of the current...

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Knowing and stating your rights, you improve as a national. It will likewise be more arranged to adjust the force in the middle of you and the police, who frequently attempt to g...

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