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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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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Baby Faced Bodybuilders
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Social +1

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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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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So What If My Baby Is Born Like Me?
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Jono Lancaster, 26, has suffered rejection and discrimination throughout his life – all because of the way it looks. Born with a rare genetic syndrome, Treacher-Collins, Jono doe...

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The Sustainable City
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What will the city of the future look like? Will it be the same smog infested concrete jungle or will it be something different? This documentary explores the new concept of a sust...

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The Exile Nation Project
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The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation. This collection of testimonials from offenders, family members and experts in the criminal ju...

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Sudan: History of a Broken Land
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From the author: It was the giant of Africa: a nation that once represented the best hope for peaceful coexistence between Arabs and Africans, Muslims and Christians. That hope is ...

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Sicko
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‘Sicko’ is a documentary film made by the much celebrated filmmaker and activist, Michael Moore, who had also made ‘Bowling in Columbine’, showcasing the prevalence of viol...

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How Will We Love?
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How Love, filmmaker and composer Chris Brickler, explores the human experience of romantic love and modern dynamics that challenge long-term commitment.In 2004, Brickler interviewe...

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Egypt: A Nation in Waiting
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A special look at Egypt under Hosni Mubarak. Al Jazeera English has been widely praised for its in-depth coverage of events in Egypt, through multiple forms: printing, photography,...

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Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark
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Bahrain: A kingdom of the island in the Persian Gulf, where the governing Shiite Muslim family by a Sunni minority.Where people struggle for democratic rights broke down the barrie...

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Zeitgeist Movement Activist and Orientation Guide
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he Zeitgeist Movement is not a political movement. It does not recognize nations, governments, races, religions, creeds or class. Our understanding concluded that these distinction...

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Young, Black & Republican
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Young, Black & Republican is the first episode in a series called INTERVIEW. INTERVIEW explores issues that are often underrepresented, misunderstood, and sometimes controversial. ...

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UFO Europe : National Geographic
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Are we finally a step closer to understanding the great unknown and what it may – or may not – hold? You've heard tales of little green men from other planets but none of us kn...

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The Rockefellers
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For decades, the Rockefeller name was despised in the United States associated with the monopoly of John D. Rockefeller Sr. ‘s feared, the Standard Oil.At the end of his life, Ro...

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The FBI’s War on Black America
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This documentary establishes historical perspective on the measures which were taken by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI. These measures aimed to discredit black political figures and f...

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The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
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Boys Dance of Afghanistan exposes the horrific practice known as Bacha Bazi, in which young men are sold to Afghan warlords and powerful businessmen to be trained as dancers perfor...

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The Chemical Generation
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Drugs +1

This documentary covers the acid house, rave and club culture revolution in the UK and of course the chemical Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or ecstasy. This era inspired the film ...

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That’s  Greece
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This short documentary is really good attempt by the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (BHCC) when they presented this at their Annual Conference in London on 28 June 2011 to d...

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Super Rich: The Greed Game
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As the global credit crunch bites and a global economic crisis threatens us, Robert Peston reveals how the super-rich have made their fortunes. While we continue to work for them a...

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Ross Kemp on Gangs
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Highest homicide rate in the world for a country not officially at war. Ross visits Kingston, the most violent area of Jamaica and directed all members of the band there.A study by...

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OUTFOXED : Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism
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"This 2004 film examines the inner workings of NewsCorp, the company that owns Fox, The New York Post and Myspace to name a few. Robert Greenwald, a liberal film maker, accuses New...

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Massacre at Virginia Tech
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This information documentary story behind Cho Seung Hui, a South Korean student at Virginia Tech University, who has committed mass murder of 32 people and wounded 25 others in the...

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Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
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This liberal 2006 documentary explores the corruption of major contractors in the Iraq war, such as Blackwater and K.B.R. both of which have had significant controversy following t...

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Inside the U.S. Secret Service
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Learn more about the U.S. Secret Service than you ever thought possible as a national geographic camera into uncharted territory to offer viewers the most comprehensive view of the...

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Inside the Saudi Kingdom
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Lionel Mill’s film has unique access to Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen, one of the rulers of the rich, powerful and secretive Saudi royal family. This is a fascinating insight into...

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If The Oil Runs Out
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Energy demand has increased steadily over the past 150 years, in line with industrial development and population growth. And as the economies of developing countries like China and...

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