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

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

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

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

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

See the complexity of apolitical system in a small town of Sagada in the Philippines. Discover themotifs behind the planning of a wedding during elections. Explanations areprovided by the Richard Yodong, a deputy-major candidate.

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

Follow an ongoingcontroversial issue in the USA concerning the gun laws. Te old division ofNorth and South has flared up once more. As opposed to Washington, the Arizonamajority is still supporting the free gun laws. Their opinion was not changeddespite the recent gun massacre in Tucson.

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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 assessment.'The Real Dr Evil'...

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How Vladimir Putin came to power
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Vladimir Putin, the Bond villain of the modern era, rose to power in extra-ordinary circumstances in post communist Russia. The son of a factory working mother and navy father, nobody can accuse Putin...

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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 WikiLeaks and its puzz...

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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 2012finished up with him offering proof to the Home Affairs Select Committee.Drawing from his own personal experiences of dru...

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The War on Democracy
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The War on Democracy is a 2007 narrative film coordinated bythe British movie producers Christopher Martin and John Pilger, who likewisecomposed the portrayal. Concentrating on the political condi...

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The Panama Deception
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The Panama Deception is a 1992 American narrative film thatwon the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film is condemning ofthe activities of the US military amid the 1989 intrusion of...

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This documentary, with the support of the unmistakable narrativeby Will Lyman who represents the essence of this documentary, takes viewersthrough the political voyages of repr...

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This is a 1992 documentary which researches the political life and thoughts of Noam Chomsky, a language specialist, activist and anintellectual. Made by two Canadian movie produc...

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The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby
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The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA SpymasterWilliam Colby is a 2011 American documentary which investigates the life and workof previous CIA executive William Ega...

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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 anarrative film coordinated by Sut Jhally and created by Media EducationFoundation in 2006. This film is an augmentation of t...

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