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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Umbrella
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Zhongshan, Guangdong province: Many young farm workers are busy on orders next year. They work day and night, repeating monotonous tasks like machines, they have to finish their ta...

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Trudell
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At its most basic, is a documentary Trudell revealing that challenges the belief systems. At its highest, Trudell will inspire you to awaken your spirit.In the account of Trudell, ...

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Trouble in Amish Paradise
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An extraordinary view of the secret world of the Old Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. When two men radical Amish, Ephraim and Jesse Stoltzfus, begins to question some...

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Torture: America’s Brutal Prisons
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This program shows that as documented abuses at Abu Ghraib are common in overcrowded prisons and staff of the U.S.. The prisoners are shackled and hooded for your own protection, p...

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Toronto G20 Exposed
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Get the complete timeline of what happened from the opening day of the summit, anti-globalism demonstrations, the Black Bloc riots, burning police cars and the resulting mass arres...

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This is Coffee
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About 1960 maybe even earlier, institute offers classes in coffee brewing. After the training, we were awarded a cup of golden brown 01/02 and hung at the entrance of the bar. Tap ...

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This Film Is Not Yet Rated
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Documentarian Kirby Dick throws an incendiary, full-frontal assault on the Motion Picture Association of America Classification and Ratings Administration (also known as the MPAA C...

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The World History of Organized Crime
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Hong Kong to Sicily, this set of grip examines five of the unions most notorious criminal world.The World History of Organized Crime travels the world to get an insight into some o...

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Travel
The Vice Guide To Travel: Liberia
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This is no ordinary travel documentary; this is total “Hell on Earth”. Warlords, cannibalism, child soldiers on heroin, squalor and total madness. General Bin Laden, General Bu...

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The Trouble With Atheism
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The problem with atheism is a documentary of one hour on Atheism, Rod Liddle by. Aired on Channel 4 December 2006. The documentary focused on criticizing atheism and science, by it...

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The Story of the Weeping Camel
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“A family of nomads in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia is facing a problem when a white camel colt is born in a difficult birth and the mother refuses. Repeated efforts by the family...

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The States of Exit
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This is the first in a series of DJBroadcast documentaries, produced by ‘Opslaan Als’.It zooms in on the Serbian Exit Festival, the people behind it and their continuing strugg...

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The Smell of Paradise
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A return to the Islamic world is documented here by the visitors to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Qatar, to highlight the events post 9 / 11, including images taken a year e...

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The Secrets of Scientology
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This is a very disturbing video documentary for the BBC Panorama program, by journalist John Sweeney.Last Research reporter John Sweeney’s BBC in the Church of Scientology led to...

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The Shape of the Future
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The shape of the future is a documentary series produced by Common Ground Productions, which explores what an eventual Palestinian-Israeli peace could be similar.Even-handedly exam...

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The Real Neanderthal Man
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42,000 years ago, the only humans in Europe, made clothing, tools educated its youth, done. But it was not the same as us.Now the latest technology can reveal exactly how they live...

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The Oasis
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Every night across Australia more than 22,000 young people have nowhere to sleep. Filmed over two years, this documentary follows Captain Paul Moulds of the Oasis Youth Network, wh...

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The New Rulers of the World
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‘The New Rulers of the World’ is a documentary film by John Pilger focusing on one such question which the mainstream media does not highlight – the true effects of Globaliza...

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The Modern Racist Paradigm
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This is a documentary that exposes well documented long-term media program to standardize White Caucasians as the social norm of society in general.Through globalization and centra...

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The Mark of Cain
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The Mark of Cain documents the fading art form and the Russian criminal tattoos, once a taboo subject in Russia. The virtual disappearance is now seen as a reflection of the transi...

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The Kids Punch Back
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A glimpse into the mind of the three activists of the major child abuse: Chris Wittwer, Bill Bryant and Shane Maloney.This documentary film explores ideas to help protect children ...

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The Hasidic Drugdealer
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This is the story of a convict who drugdealer Satmar after his release from prison he’s trying to return to the community.Although not sound like the smartest cookies around, and...

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The Guantanamo Guidebook
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Britain’s Channel 4 hired Delta Cadre to recreate the experience team of interrogations at Guantanamo Bay.At the request of the production company, along with the usual approach ...

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The Globalization Tapes
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If we are united in our struggle against oppression of workers, united in our search for truth amidst lies, united for a truly participatory democratic economic system, the possibi...

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The Girl Who Survived Rabies
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Four years after she nearly died from rabies, Jeanna Giese is billed as the first person known to have survived the virus without receiving a preventative vaccine. But Giese (prono...

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The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes
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This is simply a must see demonstration by one eloquent young girl explaining to the UN how things are in the world. This was totally unexpected from someone so young and you can s...

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The Fundamentalists
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For most people the word conjures up images of fundamentalist terrorism.This documentary tells how this phenomenon, with its complex history, is common in many world religions and ...

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The Fabulous Life of Wallstreet Brokers
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Have you ever thought about how long Wallstreet brokers, while speculating with your money and burn in the financial crisis?In this documentary you see the houses of the millionair...

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The End of Suburbia
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Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. He has promised a sense of space, accessibility, family life and upward mobility. As the...

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The Dyslexia Myth
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This related video replaces the original until this can be resolved. Dispatches exposes the myths and misconceptions that surround a condition said to affect 10 percent of the popu...

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The Day the Immigrants Left
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Evan Davis presents a program exploring the effects of immigration in the UK by focusing on Wisbech, a town in Cambridgeshire.Since 2004 this once prosperous market town has receiv...

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The Dark Side of Chocolate
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While enjoying the sweet taste of chocolate, the reality is totally different for African children.In 2001, consumers around the world were shocked to discover that child labor and...

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The Curse of Oil
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Three-part series that goes in a revealing journey through the world, oil-producing regions, beyond the familiar territory of the Middle East. Now that the price of oil appears to ...

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The Coca-Cola Case
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Exactly how companies treat people, especially the third world. In this feature documentary, German directors and Carmen García Gutiérrez present a sharp indictment of Coca-Cola ...

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The Collective Evolution II: The Human Experience
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The Collective Evolution 2: The Human Experience is a documentary focused on showing each of the dimensions to the experience we call life. The documentary does this by addressing ...

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The Chinese Are Coming
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Traveling through three continents, Justin Rowlatt investigates the spread of Chinese influence around the globe and asks what the world be like if China overtakes U.S. as world ec...

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The Aswang Phenomenon: Filipino Vampires
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Over the last 400 years, the ‘aswang’ has come to represent everything that is ‘vile, disgusting and evil in Philippine society’. It has become the most controversial, and ...

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The American Dream
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The American Dream is a film of 30 minutes of animation that shows how you have been scammed by the most basic elements of governance.From the author: All Americans are fighting fo...

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Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die
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In a sincere, personal documentary, Sir Terry Pratchett, the author considers how you can choose to end his life.Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008, Terry wants to know i...

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Taboo
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Taboo documentary series is a look of education in the rituals and traditions practiced taboo in some societies, however, prohibited and illegal in others.Each hour long episode de...

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Surplus: Terrorized into Being Consumers
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“Surplus: terrorized into being consumers is an award winning Swedish documentary about consumerism and globalization, created by director Erik Gandini and editor Johan Söderber...

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Super High Me
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In ‘Super High Me’ Doug Benson,,stand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year, documents his experience avoiding pot for 30 days and then consuming massive amounts of the dru...

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Stupid in America
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Stupid in America is a horrible title for a public education program, but some nasty things are happening in public schools in the U.S. and it’s time we face it. School children ...

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Streets of Plenty
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An unprecedented look at the underworld of the city of Vancouver, on the east side of the ghetto. This 65-minute documentary following a 30-day experiment join the thousands of hom...

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Stephen Fry in America: Mississippi
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Stephen starts his epic journey of 2000 miles up the Mississippi on the streets of voodoo sensual, steeped in New Orleans in its busiest day of the year – Mardi Gras.It is a vood...

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Status Anxiety
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Social status in a capitalistic society is a major factor in how people live their lives. This social status greatly revolves around a person’s financial status. This film examin...

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Technology
Solar Power Revolution – Here Comes the Sun
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Solar PV systems have now made a massive leap in the energy generation field. We have always been hunter gatherers but now it is more hunting for energy and fuel to produce this en...

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Skinheads USA: Soldiers of the Race War
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This documentary takes you inside a real skinhead neo-Nazi organization for a broad look at the methods and mentality that fuel the White Power youth movement in the United States....

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Shouting Fire: Stories From The Edge of Free Speech
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This documentary film looks at changing interpretations of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – The laws and court cases that have expanded and, alternatively, reduced ...

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Sexuality the Documentary
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This documentary is a playlist of short excerpts from Sexuality the Documentary and gives the opportunity to get a reasonable glimpse of the content of the full documentary film wh...

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