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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Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women
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Beauty +2

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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Health +1

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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10:24
Music +1

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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Cocaine Cowboys
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01:39:34
Crime +2

‘Cocaine Cowboys’ is a hard-hitting documentary film by Billy Cosben based on the sordid history of drug trafficking in Miami. There are three distinct sections in this film: o...

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Children of Beslan
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In Russia, on 01 September is the Day of Knowledge, a joyous annual event marks the beginning of the new school year. But the Day of Knowledge 2004 was different in the School No. ...

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Charles Manson Then and Now
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Charles Manson (also known as Charles Milles Maddox), the self-proclaimed Messiah who chaired a community group style known as the Manson family was convicted in 1971 in California...

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CasaSito
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CasaSito is a short documentary about the CasaSito Organization – a changemaker based in Antigua, Guatemala that works to sustain and improve education opportunities for local Gu...

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Carts of Darkness
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In the community of North Vancouver postal, filmmaker Murray Siple follows men who have turned bottle-picking, their primary source of revenue, in the extreme sport of shopping car...

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Capitalism: A Love Story
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02:07:20

Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A love story brings home the theme that has been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance in the daily lives of A...

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California Dreaming
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California is a strong brand, state of new beginnings, dreams and film stars, from surfers and a wonderful climate.However, the Golden State is bankrupt and the city of Los Angeles...

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Bye Bye Havana
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Nothing has changed. For all Havana crumbling structures and piles of rubble, its disintegrating roads and ramshackle belching toxin, its large number of armed police and sun-bleac...

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Beautiful Sentence
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Women prisoners experience the liberating effect of creative writing with the help of inspirational poet Leah Thorn.Poet Leah Thorn is a writer in residence at HMP Bronzefield, a w...

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Banged Up Abroad
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This series tells the true story would be the worst nightmare of any traveler – when a holiday in paradise becomes a journey into hell that ends up in prison abroad.Through drama...

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An Emasculating Truth
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"According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, testosterone is declining in American men to the alarming rate of one percent per year. But why? That’s what O...

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American Pimp
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"Street pimps, all African Americans talk about their lives and work: first, that the outrageous pimping in various U.S. cities, with a woman in their group, taking a woman from an...

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A Walk To Beautiful
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"Ayehu, Almaz, Zewdie, Wubete Yenenesh and suffered through prolonged labor, unrelieved obstructed in a country with few hospitals and even fewer roads to reach them. Although he s...

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Age of Extremes
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Age of Extremes follows an array of British Muslims from different socio-cultural backgrounds and viewpoints, discussing the War on Terror, its implications for British Muslims and...

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After School Arms Club
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"Mark Thomas puts the arms trade under the spotlight in this special edition of Dispatches, asking how easy it is to broker arms. Working his way through a spider’s web of vast a...

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Travel
A Survivor’s Guide To Plane Crashes
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Social +1

"Every day around the world, more than 3 million people catch a plane.However, despite being the safest way to travel, many of us are afraid to fly and what we fear most is to cras...

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2210: The Collapse?
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"Imagine if hundreds of years from now, scientists excavated theabandoned ruins of some of our largest cities, what conclusions you reach?It happened to the Romans, the Anasazi and...

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¿Que Será del Caribe?
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"This short documentary focuses around ATEC, an organization in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, that works to connect tourists with locals working in the industry. These locals are very ...

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Technology
[Anonymous] “We Are Legion – The Story of the Hacktivists” [2012]
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Social +1

"Hackers take on the big boys… Anonymous nameless faces have a major impact on how the internet is used and wish to show that they wish the freedom of speech, specifically on the...

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