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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Bullying in the US Schools
Bullying in the 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 Tribeca Film Festival. The US theater release was on March 30th, 2012. The purpose of this documentary is to raise awareness launch a number of campaigns in order to resolve the issue of bullying in schools. Unfortunately, the rating issues with this documentary has disrupted the screening in a number of theaters, hence interfering with the filmmakers plans for using this documentary in the campaign against bullying.The story is focused on public schools in Mississippi, Iowa, Oklahoma and Georgia in the period of 2009/10. The filmmakers give us the opportunity to see everyday lives of the students and among them the ones that are the victims of the bullies. The documentary also looks into the two cases of bullying that resulted in suicide. The untimely and tragic deaths of Ty Smalley and Tyler Long should encourage each of us to raise our voice and get involved in order to resolve this issue and prevent tragedies like these from ever happening again. If you found this documentary useful and would like to see more, click here.

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The Saffron Revolution in Burma
The Saffron Revolution in Burma

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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 non violent protest will turn into the aggressive outburst of the military forces in order to suppress the protest. A series of events in August 2007, including the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, an elected official and a favorite of the people, will lead to a peaceful march. Because of the characteristic color of the monks’ robes, who participated in the protest, it was called the “Saffron Revolution”. Among the participants of the “Saffron Revolution” were political activists and students. In the course of the following three months there have been several thousands of arrests and an estimated 31 fatal casualties. The detained protesters were eventually released. The documentary contains footage that was smuggled from Burma with the help of a number of journalists and political activists. At the time of the protests, the country was in complete isolation and there was almost no communication with the outside world. The crucial role in the information updates, during the protests, played the members of the Democratic Voice of Burma.

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The Future Of Mankind
The Future Of Mankind

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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 by Carters wife Kimberly. The team behind the making of this project is “THRIVE”. The documentary focuses on the money flow, hence uncovering the global consolidation of power that is present in almost every aspect of our lives. It was released in November 2011. With the combination of breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, the THRIVE team presents potential solutions for these issues, giving us the unprecedented and bold strategies for taking control over our lives and our future as well.As we mentioned above, the documentary is hosted by Foster himself and it features his presentation of various pieces of information compiled from his personal research as well as interviews with a number of experts from the concerning fields of science. It also features the presentation made by Kimberly Gamble, which contains some of her views and research on the given topics.

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MMO: Most dangerous drug in gaming
MMO: Most dangerous drug in gaming

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Massive multiplayer online game, or simplified MMO or MMOG are the sort of games that support a large number of players, who can simultaneously play at the same time, forging a large community of people in one place. MMO-s today are supported on almost every device from computers to smart phones.Since these games are becoming more popular every year and more people are actually buying and paying to play, it became one of the fastest spreading addictions all over the world. The game providers are constantly offering new material and stuff to do, giving the infinite exploration and achievements in-game.Games are usually very seductive and their main purpose is to occupy you for as long as possible, and they have a psychological influence on the player. One can speculate that the people with low self-esteem could find their passion and freedom in these environments, but if that is the case, there is a risk of becoming obsessed with the virtual world.People who get addicted to MMO-s, invest a lot of time and money in the virtual world, neglecting their lives, jobs and family so they could dedicate their selves to the game. In some cases the player makes in game relations and they might manage to meet in reality, if it’s not too late for it…

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The Invisible War
The Invisible War

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The Invisible War is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering and Tanner King Barklow about sexual assault in the United States military. It premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the U.S. Documentary Audience Award.[2] The film has been lauded by advocates, lawmakers, and journalists for its influence on government policies to reduce the prevalence of rape in the armed forces. (Wikipedia)

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Preview West of Memphis
Preview West of Memphis

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This a powerful examination of a catastrophic failure of justice in Arkansas. The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it. Berg's unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense allows the film to show the investigation, research, and appeals process in a way that has never been seen before; revealing shocking and disturbing new information about a case that still haunts the American South.

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The Story of Amy Winehouse
The Story of Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse was a popular singer and songwriter, winner of 5 Grammy awards. She was successful a number of musical styles such as R&B and Jazz. Despite being a talented musician, she was better known for her health and drug issues rather than her creative expression. On July 23rd in 2011, at the age of 27, Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment in London. She is described as one of the most talented singers today. She was the first British female singer who received 5 Grammies in a single night. However, at the very top of her impressive career, Amy's lifestyle caught up with her.In this documentary, Jacques Peretti looks into the ups and downs in Amy's private life. It, unfortunately, consisted of a series of downfalls such as her parents’ divorce and the unsuccessful love relationships. Among other materials, this documentary presents a number of interviews with Amy's family members and close friends. Jacques Peretti tries to explain how Amy absorbs every emotional issue she had lived through and conveys those experiences into her music. Watch this emotional documentary and learn about the life and hardships of one of the biggest stars ever to set foot on stage.

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Human Resources
Human Resources

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It is a documentary about social control, the test of history, philosophy, and ultimately, the pathology of the power elite.In general, human resources is rough around the edges, but still overloaded with gems. Take some time to digest this – and take notes. Scott Noble does an admirable job of setting ten hours of material in two. It gives room for all the people you interview … there are a ton of ideas here and let almost all of them are developed and breathe at their own pace.The footage itself is very low-fi and some of the interviews feel like they drag on for too long, or walking in circles. Surprisingly, these moments are few and far between.Noble can not cover everything, but the scope of this film just makes the most ambitious entry in this genre so far stranger, more complete than The Century of the Self and less hysterical than the franchise Zeitgeist.

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Fundamentalist Christianity – Louis Theroux
Fundamentalist Christianity – Louis Theroux

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This is a video that is about Fundamentalist Christianity by Louis Theroux. It provides some insight into the nature of the religion, beliefs, morals, reasons, etc.

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In this World
In this World

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In the Shamshatoo refugee camp in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, there are 53,000 refugees living in subhuman conditions since 1979 with the invasion of the Soviet Union in 2001 with the U.S. bombing and invasion of Afghanistan.The Afghan family and his cousin Enayat Jamal illegally decide to send to London for a better life. Hire coyotes to smuggle cousins through Iran and Turkey to Italy and finally London hidden in trucks and containers.However, the long trip locked in a container with other families that separates the cousins and the August 9, 2002, Jamal has been denied asylum in London.As noted by Michael Winterbottom, spent $ 7.9 billion bombing the Taliban regime. The question remains – how much we owe to those whose lives were ruined as a result?

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Who is Peter Joseph?
Who is Peter Joseph?

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Who is Peter Joseph? A Mini-Doc by Charles Robinson. "In late 2009 I was able to interview Peter Joseph, the creator of "Zeitgeist, The Movie" and "Zeitgeist- Addendum"; Founder of The Zeitgeist Movement, in his home. He described himself and his life in details in what is likely a rare interview. He was kind enough to provide me with previously unreleased media and video and I in turn did my best to create a documentary (albeit kinda poor in quality compared to his work!) that would help express who this person is."

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Guns, Germs and Steel
Guns, Germs and Steel

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Based on Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, Guns, Germs and Steel Travel trace humanity over the last 13,000 years – since the dawn of agriculture at the end of the last Ice Age to the realities of life in the XXI century the first century. Inspired by a question asked on the island of Papua New Guinea more than thirty years, he embarks on a quest for diamonds in the world to understand the roots of global inequality.Why were the Europeans who conquered much of our planet? Why not the Chinese, or the Inca, become masters of the world instead? Why evolve the first cities in the Middle East? Why farming never emerge in Australia? Why the tropics now the capital of global poverty?As we peel the layers of history to discover the root causes, the environment in shaping the destiny of humanity, Diamond found both his theories and his own endurance tested.The three one-hour programs were filmed across four continents in High Definition digital video, and combined with ambitious dramatic reconstruction moving documentary footage and computer animation. Also include contributions from Diamond himself and a wealth of international historians, archeologists and scientists.Guns, Germs and Steel is a thrilling journey through the elemental forces that have shaped our world – and that continue to shape our future.

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Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive

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Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive is a 2006 two-part television documentary directed by Ross Wilson and featuring British actor and comedian Stephen Fry. It explores the effects of living with bipolar disorder, based on the experiences of Fry, other celebrities and members of the public with, or affected by, the disorder.

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Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam's Enigma
Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam's Enigma

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North Vietnamese communist politician, prime minister 1954–55, and president 1954–69. Having trained in Moscow shortly after the Russian Revolution, he headed the communist Vietminh from 1941 and fought against the French during the Indochina War 1946–54, becoming president and prime minister of the republic at the armistice.Aided by the communist bloc, he did much to develop industrial potential. He relinquished the premiership in 1955, but continued as president. In the years before his death, Ho successfully led his country's fight against US-aided South Vietnam in the Vietnam War 1954–75.

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Grey Gardens
Grey Gardens

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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

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Ecstasy Rising
Ecstasy Rising

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In this Peter Jennings special, we see a expose of the most popular illicit drug, next to Cannabis, MDMA, or Ecstasy. Peter interviews the proponents as well as the opponents of this mind altering drug. We also see how the DEA responded to the new epidemic and how a new culture has been developed around it.

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40 Years on Track
40 Years on Track

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"In 1972, the International Railway Union celebrated their 50th anniversary. To mark this jubilee, they created InterRail, a rail pass that allowed travellers to explore Europe freely for the period of 30 days. What started as a mere travel product, became in a new way for European youngsters to not only discover the continent they live in but also interchange with other peoples and cultures, playing also an important role in Europe’s unification and even the resolution of conflicts like the cold war or the Youguslav wars.Filmed in 20 countries, with the testimonials of more than a dozen travelers from different nationalities, this documentary illustrates the impact of the InterRail phenomenon in Europe in the past 40 years."

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A Different Pitch
A Different Pitch

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"A Different Pitch is a documentary film giving a moving and poignant insight into the effect was has on generations.Filmmaker Doug Aubrey follows football coach Scotty Lee undertake a voyage to Kosovo, a country scarred by NATO’s war and inter-ethnic hatred and find a football dream even in the midst of the on-going Balkan war, subtly reminding that Football, the people’s game, is not just a way of life, but can actually help save lives."

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A Life in Japan
A Life in Japan

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"Ever wondered how a life in Japan might be? 19 foreigners share their personal experiences, likes and dislikes. See the country through the eyes of, mostly western, foreign residents, who have lived in Japan between a few months and several decades."

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How to Kill a Human Being
How to Kill a Human Being

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Former Conservative MP, Michael Portillo pushes his body to the brink of death in an investigation into the science of execution.As the American Supreme Court examines whether the lethal injection is causing prisoners to die in unnecessary pain Michael sets out to find a solution which is fundamentally humane. To do this, he examines the primary methods of execution available today, and he discovers why convicts could catch on fire in the electric chair, learns how simple it is to mess up a hanging and inhales a poisonous gas to experience first-hand the terror of the gas chamber.Armed with some startling evidence Michael considers a completely new approach. Will it be the answer? There is only one way of finding out – to experience it himself.

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National Geographic When Aliens Attack
National Geographic When Aliens Attack

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At some point of our lives we considered the life on other planets rather than earth. Every person has a different view and theories about their appearance, behaviour or abilities. But what if that life stood against us? Would we be able to win this extraordinary war? Do we even stand a chance? There's alot of unanswered questions which bother even the greatest planet minds. 'National Geographic – When Aliens Attack' is a documentary created in 2011 with intentions of answering these questions. One thing to remember is that these speculations are just theories created by greatest minds. None of us knows the truth and what's behind outer space life.

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Addicted to Pleasure - Opium
Addicted to Pleasure - Opium

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2010-vancouver-olympics-the-movie
2010-vancouver-olympics-the-movie

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Premier League season 2013/2014 summary

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Premier League season 2012/2013 summary. Season 2013/2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDqiGHk_duE

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monitor-me
monitor-me

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We've picked our top ten Premier League goals from Thierry Henry in the wake of the Arsenal legend's retirement. Do you agree with our choice? For more match action, highlights and training videos, make sure you become a digital member and sign up to Arsenal Player. It's FREE and is the Home of the Game: http://po.st/YTArsenalPlayer Subscribe to the Official Arsenal YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/Arsenal Follow us on Facebook: http://po.st/facebookyt Follow us on Twitter: http://po.st/twitteryt Follow us on Instagram: http://po.st/instagramyt Follow us on Soundcloud: http://po.st/soundcloudyt This is the Official YouTube channel for Arsenal Football Club. This channel will aim to showcase the personality of Arsenal Football Club and give fans more of an insight into what it's like to be at this fantastic club. This channel will look behind the scenes and get closer to the likes of Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott, Wojciech Szczesny, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and more. ABOUT ARSENAL FC Arsenal Football Club were formed in 1886. They have amassed 13 League titles, 11 FA Cups and many other major trophies since then. Their greatest players include: Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Tony Adams, Ian Wright, Robert Pires, Liam Brady, Cliff Bastin and Charlie George.

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Football Daily counts down the Top 10 Most Prolific Premier League Goalscorers of All-Time - for Shearer to Sturridge! Source: Opta, best minutes-per-goal ratio in Premier League history since 1992 for players with 20+ goals Subscribe: http://bit.ly/12gLHoR This is Football Daily, bringing you all the latest and greatest from the world of football - featuring FOOTBALL DAILY WEEKLY, TRANSFER TALK, TOP 10s, VERSUS and ALL-TIME XIs. Get involved and SUBSCRIBE now to be part of Football Daily - one of the beautiful games largest and most passionate communities! Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/YaRzlu Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/10pugRr Follow us on Google+: http://bit.ly/10pRPdT

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the-drug-trial-that-went-wrong
the-drug-trial-that-went-wrong

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Cristiano Ronaldo ● Destroying Premier League ● 2003-2009 ||HD|| FACEBOOK: http://goo.gl/QT9xWA Twitter: http://goo.gl/UuLYNr

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