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What Is Democracy? - A Philosophical Journey Exploring Government
Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Director Astra Taylor's idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens' groundbreaking experiment in self-government…
Trouble The Water - Surviving Hurricane Katrina
This astonishingly powerful, Oscar-nominated documentary is at once horrifying and exhilarating. Directed and produced by Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, TROUBLE THE WATER takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before…
Anita - Speaking Truth to Power
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men…
The Most Dangerous Man in America - Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world.…
The Survivor's Guide to Prison - Exploring the Current State of the US Prison System
You're more likely to go to prison in the USA than any other country in the world. THE SURVIVORS GUIDE TO PRISON explores the current state of the US prison system, focusing on the experiences of two wrongly convicted men,…
King in the Wilderness - The Final Years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
From award-winning director/producer Peter Kunhardt, KING IN THE WILDERNESS follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the volatile last three years of his life, from the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to his assassination in April 1968. Drawing on…
The War Room
The 1992 presidential election was a triumph not only for Bill Clinton but also for the new breed of strategists who guided him to the White House--and changed the face of politics in the process. For this thrilling, behind-closed-doors account…
A Good American - Behind a Government Surveillance Program
A gripping docu-thriller about a groundbreaking surveillance program, the brilliant mastermind behind it and how a perfect alternative to mass surveillance was killed by NSA-management for money - three weeks prior to 9/11. Bill Binney was a brilliant cryptologist, long-time…
The Times of Harvey Milk
A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world.…
All Governments Lie - Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
Independent journalists expose government lies and corporate deception, inspired by the legendary investigative journalist I.F. Stone. With government deception rampant, and intrusion of state surveillance into private life never more egregious, independent voices like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Amy…
101 Seconds - Gun Legislation Debate After a Mass Shooting in Oregon
This timely documentary follows individuals across a wide spectrum of political and philosophical beliefs as they engage in a debate concerning gun legislation in Oregon in the aftermath of a shooting at the Clackamas Town Center Mall in Oregon in…
The Final Year - Following President Obama's Foreign Policy Team During His Last Year in Office
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Greg Barker (HBO’s Manhunt ), this fascinating feature documentary offers viewers a unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign-policy team during its last year in office. Featuring unprecedented “fly-on-the-wall” access inside the White House and…
#ReGENERATION - Social Activism
Ryan Gosling narrates this engrossing film about social activism, the forces that galvanized the Occupy movement, and how a new generation of young people is coming to terms with a rapidly changing world. The film skillfully weaves commentary from some…
The Trials of Henry Kissinger
Featuring previously unseen footage, de-classified documents, and revealing interviews with Kissinger supporters (Alexander Haig, Brent Scowcroft, and William Safire) as well as his detractors (Seymour Hersh, William Shawcross, and Christopher Hitchens). The Trials of Henry Kissinger explores how a young…
Washington's War on Women - Sexism and Harrassment in the U.S. Capital
Episode 1 of America Divided Season Two
Gretchen Carlson, who won a high profile victory with her opposition to the pervasive sexual harassment at Fox News, takes viewers to the halls of Congress to uncover an endemic culture of sexual harassment there held in place for decades…
Advise & Dissent - Selecting Supreme Court justices
Government's least-understood "Third Branch" has a huge impact on our lives--from abortion to affirmative action, education to the environment, privacy to police action. But in recent years the way we select Supreme Court justices has become dangerously politicized, threatening judicial…
Divided States of America: Part 1
PBS
Ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration, DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA PART 1 looks back at events during President Barack Obama's years in office that revealed deep divisions in our country. The documentary offers an in-depth view of the partisan gridlock in…
There Has to be Another Way - The Hidden Victims of Immigration Law and Finding a New Future in Coal Country
Episode 3 of America Divided Season Two
In part one, Diane Guerrero travels to Houston, Texas to investigate the effect of the state's anti-sanctuary Senate Bill 4 and discovers some of the most vulnerable victims of this anti-immigrant era -- the victims of sex trafficking and domestic…
Gloria: In Her Own Words - Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem
Produced by Emmy®-winning documentary filmmaker Peter Kunhardt and HBO’s own Sheila Nevins, GLORIA: IN HER OWN WORDS combines recent interviews that showcase Steinem’s sharp sense of humor and compassion with archival footage and photographs from the 1950s to today. What…
Who Controls the Land - Bears Ears National Monument and the Fight for Native American Equality
Episode 2 of America Divided Season Two
Native American actor Martin Sensmeier travels to San Juan County, Utah, to investigate the controversy over the Bears Ears National Monument. While there, he learns how the fight over the monument is just one more battle in a long-running war…