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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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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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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"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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"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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