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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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 so on. But even a pe...

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Cambodia poverty
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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 the country was cut d...

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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 groundbreaking materi...

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disability hate crime
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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: Quasimodo, Elephant...

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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 cause, and that is wh...

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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 years, the Soviet U...

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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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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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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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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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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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MMO: Most dangerous drug in gaming
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Gaming +1

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 ...

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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 milita...

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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 ...

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The Story of Amy Winehouse
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Drugs +2

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 musicia...

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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, b...

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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
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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 Unio...

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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...

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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...

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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 expl...

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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 Vie...

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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
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Crime +3

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 t...

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Hummingbird
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In the beautiful coastal city of Recife, Brazil – the world capital of sex tourism – a couple of determined women decided they would try to break the cycle of domestic violence...

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Look at the Life Through My Eyes
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This documentary shows a day in the life of a remote Macedonian village. The life is simple yet happy. Look at Life Through My Eyes focuses on the changing climate of the village a...

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Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed
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On the top floor of a special hospital, locked away from their families and friends, a group of men and women are subjected to a regime of physical violence, the systematic brutali...

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Halloween – A Cut Above the Rest
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Media +2

"This documentary is a look into the phenomena of budget production horror movies and in particular those centred around Halloween. With all the box office hits including the serie...

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Sports
Baby Faced Bodybuilders
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This gripping and engaging documentary follows the lives of the teenagers who are surpisingly obsessed about their bodies and go to extreme lengths to build up themselves to such a...

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Louis Theroux: Survivalists
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Louis Theroux Does Porn replaces the Survivalist documentary until the video is reinstated.In Idaho, Louis meets military enthusiasts and patriots on the right who are preparing fo...

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American Skinheads – A NeoNazi United States
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A strange and sometimes disturbing look at the underground world of the American skinheads many years after world war finished.

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The Root of All Evil? – Richard Dawkins
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A shocking and controversial look into the effect of religion on on our society with special focus on the contradiction between religion/faith and Science. Written and presented by...

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The Most Hated Family in America
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Louis Theroux the acclaimed British reporter follows the “Westboro Baptist Church” or The Most Hated Family in America. This church takes evangelicalism to a new extreme. Known...

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The World’s Greatest Money Maker: Warren Buffett
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Warren Buffett is the greatest investor of all time. Its decisions on the purchase of shares and companies have exceeded the stock market year after year, and became the world’s ...

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The Enemies of Reason
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The enemies of reason is a television documentary in two parts, written and presented by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Is it rational that the dead can communicate with t...

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The End of Poverty
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Global poverty does not just happen. It started with slavery, military conquest and colonization resulted in the confiscation of land, minerals and forced labor.Today, the problem ...

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Richard Dawkins: Faith School Menace?
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The number of religious schools in the UK is increasing. About 7,000 publicly funded schools – one in three – now have a religious affiliation.As the coalition government paves...

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Law and Disorder in Philadelphia and Johannesburg
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Theroux seems to enjoy the challenge of his documentary on BBC2, Law and Disorder in Philadelphia. The weed is affectionately Theroux jumping in and out of police cars, drive on th...

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Travel
The Vice Guide to Travel: North Korea
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Social +1

Enter North Korea was one of the weirdest processes VBS has carried and debate.Authors: After going back and forth with their representatives for months, finally said they were goi...

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Burning Man Festival
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The Burning Man Festival has grown from a small group of people gathering spontaneously to a community of more than 48,000 people. There are no rules about how one must behave or e...

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Total Denial: Film by Milena Kaneva
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Burma, the country of the Golden Pagodas, strangled by a military junta.A pipeline built by two oil companies, TOTAL and UNOCAL. Slave labor, rape and murder are the results of the...

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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
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1. Love and Power. This is the story of the dream that was built in the 1990s that computers can create a new kind of world stability. That would create a new global capitalist cla...

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Affluenza
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Shopping centers have really become the centers of many communities. Children and adults, see a shopping center, only the natural destination to fill a boring life. Through reveali...

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Stephen Fry in America: New World
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Stephen Fry was nearly an American. Just before Stephen was born, his father was offered a job at Princeton University, but decided to reject it. And so, Stephen was born in NW3 ra...

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Angkor Wat- Jewels in the Jungle
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This black and white documentary documentary explores the facts and mysteries surrounding the ancient temple that is Angkor Wat. Located now in Cambodia Angkor Wat has brought intr...

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