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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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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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A Pearl Under the Rubble
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On January 12, 2010 an earthquake hit southern Haiti violence and caused huge losses of lives, injuries and destruction of buildings, power lines and communication systems inflict ...

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Odessa Girls – Ukraine
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With its seemingly endless supply of beautiful young, single women, Odessa, on the frontier of the ex-Soviet union, is fast becoming the seedy new tourist magnet for single America...

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Natural Family Values
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Founded by Mormon polygamists, Kanab, Utah is a small picturesque town facing Western redevelopment and an influx of people from around the country who are entering their quiet nei...

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My Cultural Divide
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From the opening scene of My Cultural Divide questions the logic of unconditional political activist, and wonders aloud whether ethical consumption actually does anything good for ...

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MS13: World’s most Dangerous Gang
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The gang MS13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha 13, is one of the most dangerous gangs in the United States violently, and also one of the most organized.The band has MS13 cliques or...

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Mom, Why Did You Circumcise Me?
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This excellent documentary staff, both in English and Dutch with English subtitles, follows Dutch journalist / filmmaker Michael Schaap as he learns from his own mother interviews,...

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Meet The Natives: England and USA
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Fascinating documentary that turns traditional anthropology on its head. Five members of a tribe in a remote South Pacific island travel ten thousand miles to observe the natives o...

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Maybe Buenos Aires?
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A universal story that affects many of the themes running through the modern world we live in: displacement, destruction of their dreams during the night are not responsible for th...

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Mathilde’s Misses: 18 months with Miss Homeless
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Mathilde organizes the world’s very first “Miss Homeless” pageant in Brussels. Fifteen women compete for the main prize: one year rent-free housing.”Mathilde’s Misses” ...

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Marc Dutroux: The Monster of Belgium
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Marc Dutroux (born November 6, 1956 in Brussels) is one of the sickest human beings born.Belgium is a criminal, convicted of in 1995 and 1996, kidnapped, tortured and sexually abus...

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Madness in the Fast Lane
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In 2008, the BBC cameras filmed two Swedish sisters throwing in traffic on the M6. When shown on the BBC, nearly 7 million viewers were glued to their screens, and millions more sa...

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Made in Spain
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The aroma of saffron, the sound of flamenco, the sights of Spanish culture and creating a spirit cook classic dishes can be found together in a fascinating program. Made in Spain i...

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Long Way Round
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Long Way Round is a television documentary series documents the journey of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from London to New York on motorcycles.They traveled eastward across Eu...

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Long Way Down
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Long Way Down is a television series, book and DVD documenting a motorcycle journey undertaken by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, they were traveling south through 18 countries ...

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Kurt Cobain: About a Son
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This documentary is directed by Gus Van Sant and it is looking into the life and untimely death of the 90s rock icon Kurt Cobain. The video itself, character wise, is more resemb...

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Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women
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Advertisement is all around us. It tries to convince us to buy a product based on a spokesperson or other mechanisms. But we sometimes fail to see how much of an effect this has on...

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Kaw Thoo Lei: A Land Without Evil
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Filmed Secretly over a month and a half along the Thai/Burmese border; Kaw Thoo Lei: A Land Without Evil is the story of the longest running civil war in modern history and a young...

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Just Say It
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Just Say It! is a feature length documentary that explores the bizarre and hilarious nature of people's number one fear: Public Speaking. Director Luke King follows six speech savv...

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Julian Assange In Conversation With John Pilger
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An extensive interview with Julian Assange recorded during the filming of the latest film by John Pilger The war is not seen.Attacks on WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, a...

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Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial
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Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on the bench is an award winning NOVA documentary on Kitzmiller v. For Dover Area School District, which focused on the question of whether or not...

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Inside Burma: Land of Fear
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More than a million people have been forced to flee their homes and in accordance with the United Nations, thousands have been massacred, tortured and subjected to a modern form of...

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Innocents Betrayed
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This documentary effectively breaks the myths and fallacies of gun control. Owning a firearm is not a privilege – which is a fundamental right. In fact, the basic right to protec...

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In God We Teach
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“In God We Teach” tells the story of a high school student who secretly recorded his history teacher in class and accused him of proselytizing for Jesus. The teacher, in dange...

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How to Survive a Disaster?
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When disaster strikes, who lives and who dies is not purely a matter of luck.In all cases of disaster, people are faced once in life, facing every day, there are things you can do ...

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How The Kids Took Over
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In the past 10 years, corporations have doubled what they spend on marketing to children. No wonder. Children influence 62% of family purchases – everything from fast food to car...

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How Racist Are You?
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These 30 people do not know. By the end of the day, they may wish they never had. On one day they will be at the mercy of the dog, an American professor retired. Some will say that...

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How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?
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In a particular horizon, the naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a crisis of the population.In his long career, Sir David has seen the h...

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How Beer Saved the World
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Did you know that beer was central to the birth of civilization? That’s right – beer.Scientists and historians are queuing to tell the incredible story, told of how beer helped...

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Gunsmoke – USA
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An ongoing source of controversy in America, gun laws are increasingly polarising the Southern states and Washington. In Arizona, Tea Party supporting, heavily armed, vigilante gro...

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Guns Germs and Steel (2 of 3)
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From Jared Diamonds Pulitzer Prize winning book, Guns Germs and Steel. This documentary traces human history and asks the question, “Why did some societies thrive while others st...

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Guns Germs and Steel (1 of 3)
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From Jared Diamonds Pulitzer Prize winning book, Guns Germs and Steel. This documentary traces human history and asks the question, “Why did some societies thrive while others st...

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Giving Women A Choice
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Just outside Antigua, Guateamal, Manos Abiertas works to give local Mayan women an alternative to what – when it comes to giving birth -can often be the dangerous environs of a p...

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Explore China
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With a population of 1.4 million dollars, the People’s Republic of China is of vital importance for the planet. China’s rapid growth impacts the environment locally and globall...

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Discovery Atlas: India Revealed
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Four years in the making, Discovery Atlas: India unveiled a stunning portrait of a nation incredible. By following the lives of several people in India, we discover the heart of th...

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Discovery Atlas: Brazil Revealed
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The best documentary on modern Brazil available. As expected, covering the most common topics about Brazil (Amazonas, carnival, soccer, beaches and cities shanti), but in an almost...

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Daughter from Danang
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A heartbreaking documentary that alters their expectations of happily ever afters, Daughter from Danang is a fascinating emotional drama of nostalgia, identity and personal legacy ...

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Cut: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision
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Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon Director has a staff – and local – look at the controversy involving male infant circumcision in his documentary, cut.A graduate of the School of the Art I...

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Ctrl Alt Shift
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This documentary explores a subculture some have never heard of: VJ. VJ is a video performance art mixing different medias and projecting it on to large screens often with other pe...

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Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview
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“Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview” is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition & the emergence of a world view that is recreating our world f...

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Consuming Kids
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Children who eat sheds light on practices in desperate need of a relentless marketing machine of billions of dollars now sells for children and their parents everything from junk f...

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Confessions of a Serial Killer: Jeffrey Dahmer
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In February 1994, Stone Phillips met NBC serial murderer Jeffrey Dahmer in his only television interview. He went to prison with Jeffrey Dahmer’s father, Lionel, and his stepmoth...

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College Conspiracy
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University conspiracy debunks many myths as the belief that Americans with a college degree earns $ 1 million more in lifetime income compared to high school graduates without a co...

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