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 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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Sexual Attraction – Group Sex
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This is a candid short documentary exploring the alternative to monogamy and the introduction of group sex into peoples life. There is the opinion that this may well be an alternat...

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Secular Believers
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Secular Believers film is an example of how secular beliefs can be included in a program of religious education.That was done for the UK education system and its message is that be...

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Ryanair Caught Napping
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Ryanair was founded in 1985 by Irish businessman Tony Ryan. It is the largest European low-cost, operating on 270 routes to 21 low-cost European countries. Offices Two undercover r...

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Travel
Russia: A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby
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A major BBC documentary, Russia sees Jonathan Dimbleby attempt to put through the greatest nation on Earth in the course of a journey of 10,000 miles. The final result is 60 episod...

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Ruby Ridge
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Ruby Ridge used to refer to a geographic location in the state of Idaho, but after an incident that took place there 10 years ago on August 21, the phrase has come to refer to a sc...

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Ross Kemp: In Search of Pirates
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The player investigates the rise of piracy in the seas of the world, traveling to some of the problems around the planet to discover the problems faced by potential targets and tho...

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Rosling’s World
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Hans Rosling is professor of international health, who has made a worldwide success unlikely.His performances in the overall development provokes laughter, joy and reflection. This...

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Richard
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Richard is the fascinating story of a travelling piano tuner who chooses to live outdoors. Shot in London, the film takes an alternative look at someone who treats the entire city ...

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Rent A Rasta
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When white women flock to Jamaica for a little fun in the sun, they are looking for RandR often not rest and relaxation, but to rent a Rasta according to director J. Michael Seyfer...

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Real Life Hannibal Lecters
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Before Hannibal Lecter’s fiction was a select group of real-life monsters that terrorized our neighborhoods.Albert Fish, Andrei Chickatilo, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy and John Way...

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Radiant City
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In this film by Gary Burns, Canada’s king of surreal comedy, joins journalist Jim Brown on an outing to the suburbs.Venturing into familiar territory and abroad, which in turn th...

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Promises
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Promises presents a powerful portrait of seven Palestinian and Israeli children living in and around Jerusalem. As a filmmaker BZ Goldberg, who was raised in Israel, the notes do n...

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Poverty in Chicago
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Directed and produced by Brian Schodorf this film is an exploration of how the drug affects the homeless population suffer from society as a whole with exclusive interviews with ke...

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Paradise Lost
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Paradise Lost is a 1996 documentary film directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky about the trials of three teenagers in West Memphis, Arkansas for the murder and sexual mutila...

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Outlaw Births
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Clair, Heather and Clio are all pregnant women, but have decided not to use conventional medical care.They are born free – to give birth at home without professional assistance o...

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Hope for Colombia
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Bahrain: A kingdom of the island in the Persian Gulf, where the governing Shiite Muslim family by a Sunni minority.The film follows the pilgrimage of grace of 10 days through and a...

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Mechanized Death: Legendary Driving Safety Film
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Shock legendary driving safety film with numerous scenes of mutilated cars and injured / dead and a voice devoid of compassion.Produced in cooperation with the Highway Patrol, Ohio...

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My Secret Self – Transgenderism Documentary
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An amazing and moving look at gender identity from a young age. My secret self looks at three children and their coming to terms with their transgenderism.

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Louis Theroux: Hypnotists
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Louis travels to Las Vegas to meet some of the leaders in the field of hypnosis, self-improvement.To enroll in a course with a hypnotist Marshall Sylver who seems to have much in c...

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Life Without Benedetta
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On July 7th 2005, the United Kingdom was attacked in its capital, London, by terrorists who killed 52 innocent people and injured hundreds more. One of the victims was Italian born...

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Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, Naqoyqatsi and Chronos
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First experimental documentary filmmaker Godfrey Reggio is from 1983-shot mostly in the desert Southwest and the city of New York on a small budget, no script, then attracting the ...

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Japanorama
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Japanorama is a series of documentaries presented by Jonathan Ross, explore the various facets of popular culture and trends of today’s Japan.Japanorama Each episode has a theme ...

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I.O.U.S.A.
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This critically acclaimed documentary exposes the danger of the United State federal debt and how it may effect, or has, effected the economy. The mass of debt that the United Stat...

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Hijacking Humanity
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Are you a legal corporate name and registered movable property of the company do you live? What the hell does that mean?After connecting with many people from around the world for ...

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Generation Jihad
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In the generation of Jihad, Peter Taylor investigates the terrorist threat from Muslim extremists radicalized young people online.Following the attempt to bomb an airplane over Det...

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Darwin’s Nightmare
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Sometime in 1960, in the heart of Africa, a new animal was introduced into Lake Victoria as a small scientific experiment.The Nile Perch, a voracious predator, extinguished almost ...

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Every F*cking Day of My Life
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Married at 16 years – with 18 years of violence that followed – Wendy left terrified. It took courage to face her husband, the only way he knew possible.Originally a minute to ...

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Couch Surfing
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This is a compilation of short video documentaries relating to the global phenomena of ” Couch Surfing”. I recommend that you look through them to get a feel for this exciting ...

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Contempt of Conscience
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Contempt of consciousness is a project started by Joe Jenkins before joining the peace tax campaign Seven and the ongoing judicial review has become an important part of it.In earl...

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Cocaine Submarines
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Colombian traffickers are using a new secret weapon smuggling cocaine north – drug submarines.Up to 30 meters long and almost impossible to detect, are capable of delivering seve...

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Children Underground
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This documentary follows surprisingly intimate five street children in Romania, where the fall of communism has led to a life on the street to 20,000 children.In a 16-year-old, who...

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Children Full of Life
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Mr. Kanamori, a professor of a class of grade 4, teaches his students not only to be students, but how to live. He gives lessons on teamwork, community, the importance of openness,...

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Bulgaria’s Abandoned Children: Revisited
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In 2007, the abandoned children of the BBC documentary Bulgaria caused an international outcry, because the images were so shocking drop to witness in a country that had just becom...

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Born into Brothels
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Born Into Brothels is a documentary about children inspiring foundation nonprofit with cameras, who teaches photography skills to children in marginalized communities. In 1998, New...

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Beautiful Young Minds
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This documentary tells the story of some of the most brilliant mathematical minds of a generation. Each year, gifted adolescents over 90 countries will compete for medals in Intern...

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