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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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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Barack Obama v Mitt Romney – It’s Rap
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With US General Elections looming this sideways look at the battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is epitomised by this mickey take rap session loaded with political satire. ...

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