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Only weeks following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York, AA Flight 587 plummets straight into a a quiet residential area in Queens —home to many already deeply affected ...

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"Walking Merchandise exposes the sad story of middle-school-aged, Chinese children trafficked to the U.S. by smugglers known as “snakeheads.” Sent by their parents to work as l...

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Radio Cordillera is a road movie through the Northern Island Luzon on the Philippines. In search for the transmission range of a local community radio, we cross the mountains of on...

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"A short documentary that showcases a volunteer guide at Quetzaltrekkers, a hiking/trekking organization in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala, that gives all of its profits to Escue...

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"The Brussels Business is a thrilling documentary that dives into the dark depths of the world of 15,000 lobbyists that represent the EU in it’s political capital, Brussels, Belg...

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"This short film, shot during March of 2012 in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, shows Tuareg refugees from Mali with humanitarian staff from the UNHRC Emergency Team, as well as a...

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"A Thin Line is a short documentary about two women from Ghana, Africa, who both almost died while giving birth, but survived and now tell their story. Focusing not on the near dea...

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"A new political bill in Uganda threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. This film follows two activists at the head of this movement, David Kato and retired Anglican B...

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Justice
Free Derry
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"Derry, in Northern Ireland, was a self-declared autonomous nationalist area, broken apart from the UK for 3 years. In 1969, activists against the British and their maltreatment of...

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Activism
Hackers: Outlaws or Patriots?
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Hackers: Outlaws or Patriots (also known as “Hackers Wanted”), is an film by Sam Bozzo and explores the history of hackers, or those going against the higher powers, throughout...

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55 year old, former contractor, Mohammad Azmi, has dedicated his life to helping stray dogs and cats in a country where dogs are seen as unclean and taboo to touch. Despite the cul...

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"Risking personal injury and jail time, an environmental activist obstructs the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform 100 feet up in the tree cano...

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Art
Modern Masters
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"Modern Masters is a four- part TV series describing the lifetime and accomplishments of four goliaths of 20th century art: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Andy War...

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Beauty
Why Beauty Matters
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"‘Why Beauty Matters’ is a thoughtful film presented by Philosopher Roger Scruton, wherein he laments on the degradation caused in our lives by art, architecture and music bein...

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Travel
The Art of Russia
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"Series in which fine art commentator Andrew Graham-Dixon articulates the unbelievable narrative of Russian art – its enigmatic splendor – and until now a story unseen on Briti...

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Art
The Divine Michelangelo
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"‘The Divine Michelangelo’ takes the viewers through the life and one of the most significant works of this versatile genius.The film was made by BBC ONE on the occasion of the...

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Art
The Legend of Leigh Bowery
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"The Fable of Leigh Bowery is a comprehensive and telling testimonial to an outrageous and eccentric artisan.Whether he was making headgears out of toilet seats, or the birth in to...

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Art
Leonardo Da Vinci
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"This documentary extols the genius, Leonardo da Vinci and brings to the forefront the accomplishments of this great futuristic visionary, artist, scientist, engineer, and a versat...

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Travel
The Beauty of Maps
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"The Beauty of Maps (Seeing the Art in Cartography) a BBC television series looks at maps in incredible detail. The purpose behind the film is to highlight the artistic attribution...

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Art
Ancient Ink – Blood and Tattoos
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"Starting in New Zealand, Craig Reynolds explores the tattooing culture around the globe. He kicks off with the Maori and the artists who maintain the ancient tattooing tradition. ...

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Art
Challenge the Obvious
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37:15

"This is a social experiment and experience documentary starting in the poor favella’s of Rio, Brazil but moving from there to the poorest areas of Philadelphia. Haas and Hahn a...

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Art
The Mystery of Picasso
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01:41:45

"The Mystery of Picasso is a 1956 film, made by Henri-Georges Clouzot.It aims to unravel Picasso’s process of painting and of artistic production of metaphysical meta-projects in...

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Art
Amen Break
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This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the “Amen Break,” a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample ...

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Art
Ray Bradbury: Story of a Writer
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This 25 minute documentary interviews the well known author, Ray Bradbury, about his creative process and life.

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