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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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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