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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The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby
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 Spymaster William Colby is a 2011 American documentary which investigates the life and work of previous CIA executive William Egan Colby. The director and narrator is Carl Colby, William`s son and the producer is David Johnson. Carl Colby tells us the story about the senior Colby's work in the U.S. intelligence and its relation to his private life, including the mysteries he kept from the members of his family. The film starts with Colby's participation in World War II as an officer and paratrooper with the OSS, and follows his career path to the Central Intelligence Agency, where his duties included political undercover activity countering the Communist Party in Italy, later counterinsurgency activities and participation in the 1963 overthrow in South Vietnam, working together with President John F. Kennedy, amid the Vietnam War, and later as Director of Central Intelligence in the 1970s. While he was the head of the CIA, Colby uncovered certain documents in the archives pointing to the illegal operations conducted by the CIA, known as the "Family Jewels". He used these documents in order to introduce reforms in the Agency. The film closes with Colby's vanishing and passing in April 1996.If you want to watch more CIA documentaries, click here.

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Taxi to the Dark Side
Taxi to the Dark Side

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This is a documentary by Alex Gibney, an American director, and it is produced by Susannah Shipman and Eva Orner. This film is looking into the interrogation and torture related policies in the U.S. The focus is on the sensory deprivation technique adopted and developed by the CIA.Featured parties in this film are the people that are opposing the use of these techniques on military and political captives. You will also have a chance to see the efforts of the Congress to act in accordance to the Geneva Convention standards which are forbidding torture of any kind.This documentary is a part of the series called ‘Why Democracy?’ which is examining the democratic apparatus around the world today, with its perks and flaws as a system. The film premiere was on April 28th in 2007at the Tribeca Film Festival held in New York.If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to see more political videos, click here.

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Wiki Rebels: The Wikileaks Documentary
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 puzzling Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange. Columnists Jesper Huor and Bosse Lindquist have flown out to key nations where WikiLeaks works, meeting top individuals, for example, Assange, new Spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson, and also individuals like Daniel Domscheit-Berg who now is beginning his own particular variant - Openleaks.org! SVT (much the same as PBS and the BBC), discharged this one hour narrative chronicling the historical backdrop of WikiLeaks, beginning with its initial breaks of Scientology archives and completion with its late arrival of American discretionary links. Among the interviewees are WikiLeaks author Julian Assange and other top individuals from the whistleblowing association, some of who have since left the troubled web webpage. All things considered, this is a not too bad prologue to Wikileaks and its dubious mission. Where is the hidden association heading? More grounded than any time in recent memory, or broken by the US? Who is Assange: freedom fighter, rapist or a spy? What are his goals? What are the outcomes for the Internet? Watch more CONSPIRACY DOCUMENTARIES on Documentary Tube.

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Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
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 personal experiences of drug use and recuperation, with his firm belief that drug addiction should be treated as a health issue instead of a criminal problem. He underlines his thoughts on abstinence being the best way forward to tackle addiction.From that point forward the Committee has reported its discoveries, showing that the British drug laws were coming up short and that it is 'now or never'. Be that as it may, David Cameron did not agree, insisting that the approach taken by the UK is adequate and should be stuck by. In this individual excursion for BBC Three, Russell Brand embarks to test that perspective. He aims to discover how different nations are handling their issues of drug misuse and attempts to investigate how the system of criminalization on drug users in the 'war on drugs' produces tremendous damage in the healing of addicts. Russell accepts that 'a movement' is occurring in the way that individual’s perceive drug addiction. In any case, to truly change things he needs to induce the individuals who have power.Watch more DRUG DOCUMENTARIES on Documentary Tube.Watch more ACTIVISM DOCUMENTARIES on Documentary Tube.

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The War on Democracy
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 the political conditions of countries in Latin America, the film is a censure of both the United States' intercession in outside nations' household governmental issues and its "War on Terrorism". The film was initially released in the United Kingdom on June 15, 2007. The film was created over a two-year period. Carl Deal, boss annalist on the Michael Moore movies Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, if the document footage utilized as a part of the film. It is beaten in top quality feature. The War on Democracy was screened at both the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and the Galway Film Festival. The film was sold to merchants Lionsgate for circulation in the U.K. furthermore, Hopscotch circulation in Australia and New Zealand. Prerelease screening occurred at two Fopp areas on June 12, 2007, including one that was trailed by an inquiry and answer session with co-chief John Pilger.If you want to watch more political documentaries, click here.

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The Panama Deception
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 the 1989 intrusion of Panama by the United States, covering the clashing purposes behind the attack and portraying the US media as one-sided. It additionally highlighted media inclination, demonstrating occasions that were unreported or distorted in the news. It was coordinated by Barbara Trent of the Empowerment Project and was described by on-screen character Elizabeth Montgomery. The film declares that the U.S. government attacked Panama essentially to renegotiate the terms of the Torrijos–Carter Treaties. An alternate claim made by the film is that the United States tried some manifestation of laser or vitality weapon amid the attack. This documentary incorporates footage of mass graves revealed after the US troops had withdrawn, torched neighborhoods, and additionally delineations of a portion of the 20,000 displaced people who fled the battleground. Watch more war documentaries here.

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The Choice 2008
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 representatives Barack Obama and John McCain, the unrealistically presidential candidates of the two noteworthy political parties in the United States. "The Choice 2008" is not just a sequential history record of these two men. The film starts with two imperative discourses of 2004: Barack Obama's discourse at the Democratic National Convention and the discourse by McCain at the Republican National Convention. The narrative follows each man's political rising to their 2004 addresses which from numerous points of view was the informal start of their formal run for the administration. The narrative then ventures into the past and accounts each man's history and their political ascend, switching from one story to the other. The documentary itself manages to faithfully portray the high and low points of the careers of these politicians.If you want to watch more political documentaries, click here.

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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
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 producers, Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick, it develops the thoughts of Chomsky's prior book, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, which he co-composed with Edward S. Herman. The film exhibits and delineates Chomsky's and Herman's proposal that corporate media, as benefit driven organizations, have a tendency to serve and further the motivation of the diversions of prevailing, world class gathers in the general public. A centerpiece of the film is a long examination of the historical backdrop of The New York Times' scope of the Indonesian control of East Timor, which Chomsky says embodies the media's unwillingness to condemn an associate of the first class. Until the arrival of The Corporation (2003), made by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan, it was the best gimmick narrative in Canadian history, played dramatically in more than 300 urban communities around the globe; won 22 honors; showed up in more than 50 global film celebrations; and was show in more than 30 businesses. It has additionally been deciphered into twelve dialects. If you want to watch more political documentaries, click here.

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The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby
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 Spymaster William Colby is a 2011 American documentary which investigates the life and work of previous CIA executive William Egan Colby. The director and narrator is Carl Colby, William`s son and the producer is David Johnson. Carl Colby tells us the story about the senior Colby's work in the U.S. intelligence and its relation to his private life, including the mysteries he kept from the members of his family. The film starts with Colby's participation in World War II as an officer and paratrooper with the OSS, and follows his career path to the Central Intelligence Agency, where his duties included political undercover activity countering the Communist Party in Italy, later counterinsurgency activities and participation in the 1963 overthrow in South Vietnam, working together with President John F. Kennedy, amid the Vietnam War, and later as Director of Central Intelligence in the 1970s. While he was the head of the CIA, Colby uncovered certain documents in the archives pointing to the illegal operations conducted by the CIA, known as the "Family Jewels". He used these documents in order to introduce reforms in the Agency. The film closes with Colby's vanishing and passing in April 1996.If you want to watch more CIA documentaries, click here.

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Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
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 the book of that name by Jack Shaheen which also breaks down how Hollywood undermines or controls the picture of Arabs. Jack Shaheen dissects a long arrangement of "disparaging" pictures of Arabs through his presentation of different scenes from distinctive American films which he has concentrated on. He contends that this picture is portrayed by indicating Arabs either as outlaws or as a savage, roaming race, or shows Arab ladies as shallow paunch lovers of the dance floor serving shrewdness, guileless, and avaricious Arab sheiks. Most vital is the picture of the rifle in the hands of Arab "terrorists". The film then endeavor to clarify the inspirations driving these generalizations about Arabs, and their advancement at key focuses in American history, and in addition why it is so imperative today. The documentary was released in Washington on June 8th 2007 and after that in Los Angeles on June 20th 2007. The run time of the film is 50 minutes, with Arabic and English subtitles. Before long, the film was screened in more than twelve of worldwide film festivals between the years 2006 and 2009. The budget of this documentary was $100,000.If you want to watch more history documentaries, click here.

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Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause
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 media, the fight against terrorism, fear, social activism and Foreign Policy of the US in both expansive discussions and in an extensive dialog with different scholars, fans, activists, critics and students. Dr. Song Chomsky, Noam's manager and spouse, also participates in this documentary and she gives an opinion on what drives Noam and what life looks like with him at her side. Other open reflections about Noam Chomsky and his thought process, work and influence are offered by other interviewed parties throughout the documentary.Watch this extraordinary film and see how a great man analyses some of the most important events and provides the possible cause for them along with the summary of their aftermath.If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to watch more similar videos, click here.

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Abu Ghraib Prison Tortures
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 and its premiere was on January 19th in 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival.This documentary also aired on HBO on February 22 in 2007. The Human Rights Watch Film Festival screened this film on March 23 in 2007 and two days later it was screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival.Working Films used this documentary to coordinate the US national community engagement campaign. It brought together groups such as, the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, faith groups, and a number of other similar groups in order to end the US policy sanctioning torture.The documentary received several nominations for the prestigious Emmy award at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards. The film won the Outstanding Non-Fiction Special award.If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to see more prison videos, click here.

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The Weatherman: Violent Activism
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. The film directors are Sam Green and Bill Siegel. It premiered in 2002 in the US. The documentary itself is mostly composed out of archive footage of the organization and it also includes a number of interviews with the members of ‘The Weatherman’.The film won the Chicago Underground Film Festival audience choice award and was also nominated for the prestigious Academy Award in 2004.From the late 1960s to the early 1970s the political situation in America was becoming alarming. There was an ongoing war in Vietnam along with the civil rights movements taking on the streets on the American soil. At that time a new class of activist emerged, the ones that were willing to do more than just participate in the peaceful protests. Among those groups, there was one which stood out. That was ‘The Weatherman’. They began participating in the ongoing riots on the streets and even attempted to carry out an organized attack on the US government with the help of ‘Black Panthers’.Watch this exciting documentary about the turbulent times in the US history.If you enjoyed this documentary and want to watch more political videos, click here.

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From Tipton To Guantanamo Bay
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 story begins when the trio decides to attend a wedding of a mutual friend in Pakistan. Upon arrival, the three friends decide to take a trip to Afghanistan. In a series of unfortunate events they will be captured and eventually transferred in the hands of the US military forces. Along with other prisoners they will be transported to the base in Guantanamo Bay. Watch this amazing documentary and discover the ordeal of these young men as they battle to prove that they have no connections with any terrorist cells. The road to their liberation was long ad full of hardships, but eventually they will prove their innocence and return to their homes.This documentary is directed by Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross. It was released on February 14th, 2006 at the Berlinale. The television premiere was on March 9th, 2006 on the Channel 4 in the UK. If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to see more terrorism videos, click here.

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Venezuelan coup d'état of 2002
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 documentary were compiled in the course of over seven months and they include the thorough filming of Chavez with his staff in their every day duties and routines along with a number of interviews made with the citizens of Caracas. The makers of this documentary recorded the events that took place on 11th April, 2002. What began as a demonstration of the opposing groups, ended in a violent outburst with an alleged number of civilian casualties. It is reported that the supporters of Chavez were responsible for the shooting that ended with these fatalities. In the following days, the unrest was dealt with and the opposition of Chavez fled the country. Watch this documentary and learn about the chain of events that led to these protests. Discover the plan to overthrow Chavez and the outcome of it. Was the footage of the alleged shooting just an elaborate hoax? What was the role of the media in these events? Find the answers to these questions in this exciting documentary about the President Chavez and the April protest.

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American Occupation Of Iraq
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 with the organization and execution of the primary occupation of Iraq. It was first screened on 22nd January in 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival, followed by the DVD release on the same year.Since May 1st 2003, when the former US president George W. Bush declared victory, there have been a total of 3000 deaths and over 20,000 wounded American soldiers on the Iraqi soil in the course of the following four years. It is estimated that over 600,000 Iraqi civilians lost their lives in this conflict. The question at hand is who is responsible for this shocking death toll? The answer to this question, according to some of the participants in this documentary, is the inadequate administration apparatus of the former president Bush. Watch this spine chilling documentary and witness firsthand the situation on the streets of Baghdad. Discover what the major mistakes were in the planning and the execution of this campaign which, in turn, caused a staggering death toll and a total collapse of the campaign itself.

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The Indonesian Death Squad
The Indonesian Death Squad

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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 response of the Indonesian government to this documentary was mostly negative. The Indonesian presidential spokesman on foreign affairs, Teuku Faizasyah, said that the documentary is misleading when it comes to the portrayal of Indonesia.The story revolves around theanti-communist purge in which more than 500,000 people were killed. At this time, Sukarno, the President of Indonesia was overthrown by would be President Suharto. The forming of the death squad followed and it`s prominent members were gangsters Anwar Congo and Adi Zulkadry. It is said that this was the most powerful squad in North Sumatra. They extorted money from ethnic Chinese as the price for keeping their lives. Anwar is said to have personally killed 1,000 people by methods such as strangulation with wire.A sequel of this documentary titled ‘The Look of Silence’ is scheduled to be released in 2015.

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Behind the Green Mask
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 never heard of them and now everything seems to include these concepts? Is that just a coincidence? That every town and county and state and nation in the world would be changing their land use/planning codes and government policies to align themselves with...what?