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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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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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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How Much is Your Dead Body Worth?
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When veteran broadcaster Alistair Cooke died in 2004 few suspected that he was yet to discover the bigger story. What happened to the body lying in a funeral that reveal a history ...

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Haunted History of Halloween
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What are we celebrating when we carve out Jack-o-Lanterns and encourage our youth to go out in costumes and ask for candy from strangers? This documentary shows us the ghoulish pas...

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Fourteen Days in May
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Fourteen days of May is a documentary directed by Paul Hamann. The program chronicles the last days before the execution of Edward Earl Johnson, an American prisoner convicted of r...

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Death In Gaza
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Death In Gaza is an Emmy-award winning 2004 documentary film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, opening in the West Bank but then moving to Gaza and eventually settling in Raf...

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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
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In 2001, Andrew Bagby, a medical resident, was killed shortly after breaking up with his girlfriend. Soon after, when she announces she is pregnant, one of the many friends of Andr...

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Alien Beings Visiting Earth and Living in Society
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Ever thought about aliens amongst us? What would aliens do if they visited our planet? Many of us can admit that this kind of questions popped into our heads. Usually these questio...

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Born Rich Documentary
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Slightly bland and a little boring, this documentary is nonetheless an interesting look into the lives and attitudes of the children of some of the richest people in the world.This...

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Bloody Cartoons
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Bloody Cartoons is a documentary about how and why 12 drawings in a Danish provincial paper could turn a small country in a confrontation with Muslims around the world.He asks whet...

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Beyond Me
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From the author: This is a documentary that I produced is about consciousness, evolution and instincts.So far, I’m getting one of two different reactions in this movie. There is ...

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Anatomy of a Prison Murder – Gladiator Days
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In the USA especially, violent crime and assault are commonplace in all prisons. Prisoners are subject to rape, drugging and even murder. Anatomy of a prison murder explores the vi...

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An Alfred Hitchcock documentary on the Nazi Holocaust
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A film the British Government deemed too grisly for release after World War II – has received its public debut on British television. Fifteen minutes of the black-and- white film...

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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
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A documentary film work is presented a case of a necessary transition from the current socio-economic paradigm that governs monetary world society.This issue will transcend the pro...

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Zeitgeist: Addendum
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Second documentary, Zeitgeist: Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution.This solution is not based not on politic...

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Zeitgeist The Movie – Documentary And Review
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This is the movie that everyone needs to see. While many will refute a lot of the 9/11 evidence brought to the attention of the viewer the ultimate message is one that is important...

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WWOOF
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World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF); This playlist of short video documentaries describes the culture of working for your bed and board on an organic farm. It attempt...

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Wings of Evolution
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Wings of Evolution is a film that revolves around the revolutionary educational system Siragu Montessori School, a school for homeless and disadvantaged, who is away on the outskir...

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WikiRebels
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Exclusive rough cut the first in depth documentary on WikiLeaks and the people behind it!Since the summer of 2010 so far, Swedish television has been following the WikiLeaks secret...

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Why Do People Laugh at Creationists?
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This documentary addresses creationist fans at all levels of scientific illiterates who want to play in science, but not even understand the words they use to fraudsters like Kent ...

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Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going (Lectures)
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Mr. Joseph had been lecturing about the unsustainability of the economy based on money – on the consumer cyclical, planned obsolescence, corporate malfeasance and the piles of to...

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When We Were Pirates
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After months through 11.09 two Americans and two Norwegians travel to Bangladesh to begin an incredible journey. Born from the mind of a young adventurer, Daniel Casanova, these ch...

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What Would Jesus Buy?
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Religion aside for a moment, there is a terrible addiction that has spread throughout the country and is one of the best kept secrets in the nation. Most everyone will tell you it�...

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Welcome to Australia
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The star of Australia from the beginning, when it carried the Olympic torch into the stadium, finally, as he crossed the line to get the gold in 400 meters, athlete Cathy Freeman w...

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Us Now
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A film project about the power of mass collaboration, the government and the Internet. In his student flat in Colchester, Jack Howe’s staring at your computer screen. It is pi...

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Up/Down
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Bipolar disorder is just one of many mental illnesses that is still highly talked about in our culture today, and 'Up/Down' is a way of opening everyones eyes. It's a personal anal...

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Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide
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Documents repented and Canada’s dirty secret – the planned genocide of aboriginal people in church management Indian Residential Schools – and a clergyman’s efforts to docu...

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Ungrip
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At a major juncture in his life, Rob in the Pagé family began down a road less traveled to free himself from fear, government control, and reliance on public energy and food suppl...

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Undercover Copper
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Dispatches: Undercover Copper examines how rape victims are treated at all stages of the criminal justice process. From the initial notification of a violation to the police, until...

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