Social

The word "Social" derives from the Latin word socii ("allies"). It is particularly derived from the Italian Socii states, historical allies of the Roman Republic (although they rebelled against Rome in the Social War of 91-88 BC).

The term ‘social’ is not strictly defined. There are, however, a number of descriptions of the application of the term. Attitudes, orientations, or behaviors which take the interests, intentions, or needs of other people into account are commonly recognized as social.

The most common use of the term social is in politics. In left-wing circles it is often used to imply a liberal characteristic, while in right-wing circles it is generally used to imply a conservative characteristic.

It is also used to round an already established term e.g. social realism, social justice, social constructivism, social psychology, social anarchism and social capital. Other uses of the term relate to the society or its structure.

There are different theories about social occurrences. One of them is provided by Karl Marx, stating that human beings are intrinsically, necessarily and by definition social beings who, beyond being "gregarious creatures", cannot survive and meet their needs other than through social co-operation and association.

Contemporary use of the term is referred to the redistributive policies of the government which aim to apply resources in the public interest.

The documentaries and video materials compiled in this category are concerned with all of the above mentioned social occurrences.

“The Collective Evolution 2” is a documentary focused on showing each of the dimensions to the experience we call life. The documentary does this by addressing the issue of who exactly we all are, and why we are here.

Robert Peston tells us how some of the rich people came to posses their enormous wealth. He also explains the connection between the economic crises, the rich and us commoners.

Mara Salvatrucha or MS13 is one of the most dangerous gang in the United States. Follow their story, from the early days to their bloody rise to power. It is considered to be one of the most widespread and violent criminal organizations.

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Activism
society
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Cogs Short Film is directed by Laurent Witz, an Oscar-winning filmmaker. The short, but satisfying movie tells the story about two characters that live in a society predetermined by the system and ...

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marquise de pompadour
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Madame de Pompadour, or the Marquise de Pompadour will be remembered as the most famous mistress of Louis XV, and perhaps one of the most famous mistresses in the history of the world. She wa...

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Philosophy
who are we
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English physicist Brian Cox serves as a professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. He is known as the presenter of the “Wonders of �...

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mar a lago
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Donald Trump’s visits to Mar-a-Lago have been widely documented. The current president of the United States has spent more weekends at his resort in Florida than in Washington. There were e...

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peter make a wish
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The Make a Wish Foundation is one of the noblest foundations in the world. Their goal and purpose is to make dreams come true for young cancer patients. Knowing that cancer is a deadly condit...

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bullet wound
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Have you ever thought what happens when you are shot? And what does a bullet does to your body? Bullets can penetrate deep in your flesh. And in addition to the hole the bullet creates in y...

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treasure hunt
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01:16:43
Comedy +1

A common misconception is that treasure hunt parties are just for little children. Quite the contrary. Adults enjoy a good and well thought treasure hunt as well. There ar...

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literacy of music
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Music is all around us. Music is just one of the subjects people study at school. But music is often an underrated subject. This documentary shows just how much music can hel...

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pagpag
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Pagpag is a term people in the Philippines use for “leftover food from restaurants”. This usually applies to fast-food restaurants. Poor people get these leftovers from g...

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Sexuality
sex taboo
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A magnificent and brilliant way to talk about sex, this documentary focuses on seemingly random events. But in reality, they are all connected with the idea of sex, and how s...

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house music documentary
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We are now living in probably the golden age of house music. But it wasn't always the case. House music took over in the early 1980s, when club Djs started mixing popular songs. ...

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jeremy scahill dirty wars
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Media +2

Jeremy Scahill is one of the best reporters in the United States. He is the founding editor of The Intercept, an online news publication, and author of some of the best US mi...

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mac barnett
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We live in an era where people read fewer and fewer books. Especially children. With all this technology and advancement we have, children’s books are becoming rarity. Chil...

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delhi market
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Delhi in India is one of the most populated cities in the world. With population of close to 10 million, Delhi is definitely a huge city. As a big city, Delhi faces a number ...

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1918 influenza
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Health +2

When a person sick by flu sneezes or coughs, more than half a million virus particles can spread to those that are close to the infected person. During the World War I, incre...

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gibraltar education
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Gibraltar is one of the biggest islands in the world. Even though it is close to Spain, it remains a British overseas territory and headland. The official language is English...

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trevor loomes
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Trevor Loomes is a 35 year old guy from Australia. And that is the ordinary part of his life. The unique part is that he is an actor, a model, and a dancer. He does what the ...

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diamonds
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Diamonds are woman's best friends. Diamonds are the most prestigious of all gems, and every woman would do anything to wear one on her neck.We all know that diamonds are formed und...

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ms gang
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Crime +2

The documentary follows the members of the Mara Salvatrucha, or commonly known as the MS gang. MS or Mara is a transnational criminal gang that started in Los Angeles, but ha...

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let me be frank
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28:27
Media +3

We continue with the series for Frank James Moore, an underground counter-culture hero in America. Frank rose to prominence in the early 1990s, when his performances included...

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homeless population
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No, this is not a story about beef tenderloin, one of the best meat dishes you can get. No, this is a story about the homeless population in America. Despite America being on...

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India documentary
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Sometimes, you do not multiple cameras, a big set, and a big budget to make a meaningful, emotionally important, and touching documentary. All you need is the people around y...

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firefighters California
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Firefighters are one of our biggest heroes. They put their life in danger on a daily basis, all just so they can save us from danger. And we have to be thankful for that. How ...

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Suzannah Lipscomb
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World War II was the most disastrous and catastrophic war in the history of mankind. Millions of casualties, even more injured, and who knows how many left with traumatic memorie...

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megastructures
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The United Arab Emirates have been on a construction spree in the past 10 years, like nothing the world has ever seen. And they are not even close to stopping. Truth is, we might...

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refugees Hungary
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This documentary is filmed in 2015. And things have not changed much in Hungary, a country with a very strict policy towards refugees. In the same way that Donald Trump was sayin...

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Ramanan Laxminarayan
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Drugs +4

Professor Ramanan Laxminarayan graduated at Princeton, and for the past several years he has worked as Vice-President for Research and Policy at the Public Health Foundation of I...

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Technology
pia mancini
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We can all agree that we are moving, and in fact, we are already deep into new era of society. The digital world has taken over, and the Internet has become one of the most i...

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jambo amani
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There are always two sides to a story, and that is even truer in war. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the rebel group known as Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rw...

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skeleton coast
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The Skeleton Coast is one of the more famous places in Africa. Covering a narrow strip, the area covers part of the Atlantic Ocean coast of Namibia, and then goes to the sout...

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Technology
the venus project
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Jacque Fresco was born on March 13th in 1916. He is an American futurist and self-described social engineer, inventor and designer. Fresco is self-educated and has worked in a mixe...

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Short
the burp below
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When you have to go, you have to go. As simple as that. And it applies for many things in live, including burping in public places. Have you ever been in a situation when you just ...

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path of the horse
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Stormy May is a horse trainer with a vision for the future. She wants to improve the relationship between horses and humans.There was a time, when humans and horses were inevi...

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asian female actors
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How many female Asian actresses you see in Hollywood movies? Or in any foreign movie for example?People always talk about diversity, but it rarely happens. Few female Asian a...

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Secret Life of Adolf Hitler
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Adolf Hitler is one of the most publicly known figures in the history of mankind. There are hundreds of documentaries about his life, books, statements, quotes, pictures and ...

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Cambodia poverty
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Health +2

The Government of Cambodia has done a wonderful job in recent years to reduce poverty, with rates going down from 53% in 2004 to 20.5% in 2011. The number of poor people in t...

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white people
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To be white is the good thing? Or is it? People say you kind of get the feeling that “things belong to you”. Or do they? The new MTV “White People” documentary is a g...

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disability hate crime
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People +2

It is normal to be scared from different things. But hat should not mean you should hate someone who looks different.Adam Paerson has been called different names in his life: ...

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shaolin warrior
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Shaolin warriors believe that muscles do not make you stronger, or better for that matter. Their strength comes from practice and skill. They apply their strength to a good c...

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soviet union
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Thanks to government controlled media, what was happening in the Soviet Union was rarely known to the Western World. And while things have changed dramatically in the past 20...

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gender perception
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People +1

In order to truly become a man, one must understand women. Usually, people say that women are the complicated gender, and that it is really hard to understand them. In realit...

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Sports
Undefeated
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01:53:20
Social +1

Undefeated (2011) is an inspirational story of Manassas Tigers football team and their coach Bill Courtney. To call it a football or sports film is unrewarding as it a story of soc...

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Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan
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Bride kidnapping, otherwise called marriage by snatching or marriage by catch, is a practice in which a man steals the lady he wishes to wed. Spouse seizing has been conducted as...

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ReGeneration
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This is a 2010 American narrative film composed and coordinated by Phillip Montgomery that takes a gander at the issues confronting today's childhood and youthful grown-ups, and ...

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Inside the Dark Web
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Twenty-five years after the World Wide Web was made, the issue of reconnaissance has turned into the best contention of its presence. With a number of people worried that legisla...

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War Dance
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01:46:58
Art +3

War/Dance is a 2007 American documentary composed and directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine. The producer is Susan MacLaury, a teacher at Kean University along with Albie Hec...

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The Amazing World
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Nature +2

This documentary is concerned with the everyday activities of the human population. It is filmed in an experimental fashion throughout 152 different locations in the world. They ...

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Bullying in US Schools
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This documentary is concerned with the problem of bullying in the schools in the US. The director of this documentary is Lee Hirsch and it was first screened in 2011 at the Tribe...

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The Saffron Revolution in Burma
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01:26:34

This documentary is concerned with the protest of the people in Burma, also known as Myanmar, against the ruling regime. The Buddhist monks join the protest, and what began as no...

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The Future Of Mankind
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02:12:03
People +1

This documentary gives you a slightly different perspective on what's really going on in our world. The creator and narrator of this documentary is Foster Gamble. It was directed...

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