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Movie: Bottled Life: Nestle's Business with Water ( 2013 )
Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there's a company which has developed the art to perfection - Nestlé. This company dominates the global business in bottled water. Swiss journalist Res Gehringer has investigated this money-making phenomena. Nestlé refused to cooperate, on the pretext that it was "the wrong film at the wrong time". So Gehringer went on a journey of exploration, researching the story in the USA, Nigeria and Pakistan. His journey into the world of bottled water reveals the schemes and strategies of the most powerful food and beverage company on our planet.
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Movie: Earthlings ( 2005 )
Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.
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Movie: Three Identical Strangers ( 2018 )
In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.
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Movie: DMT: The Spirit Molecule ( 2014 )
An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.
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Movie: Breach ( 2015 )
BREACH is the first feature documentary to reveal Iceland's illegal participation in commercial whale hunting, told against a backdrop of worldwide debates, international tourism, fierce nationalism, and political intrigue.
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Movie: The Great Hack ( 2019 )
The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.
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Movie: The Dark Ages ( 2007 )
The History Channel examines the Dark Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade.
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Movie: 808 ( 2015 )
808 is a documentary film about the inspiring story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. It's the tale of the birth of electronic music, and how one small machine changed the musical landscape forever... by accident. It's the story of a sound that has been embraced by the world's top producers and performers, and has been name-checked on a whole host of hit records. Associated with numerous musical styles crossing both time and genre, its defining sounds are as relevant now as they ever has been. It defined hip hop and modern dance culture and it's sound continues to deliver dancefloor smashing beats today.
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Movie: Carts of Darkness ( 2015 )
This documentary follows a group of homeless men who have combined bottle picking with the extreme sport of racing shopping carts.
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Movie: Copyright Criminals ( 2009 )
A documentary that examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling.
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Movie: Microtopia ( 2013 )
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Movie: Samsara ( 2012 )
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
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Movie: Future by Design ( 2006 )
Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci. Peer to Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Jacque is a self-taught futurist who describes himself most often as a "generalist" or multi-disciplinarian -- a student of many inter-related fields. He is a prolific inventor, having spent his entire life (he recently celebrated his 100th birthday) conceiving of and devising inventions on various scales which entail the use of innovative technology. As a futurist, Jacque is not only a conceptualist and a theoretician, but he is also an engineer and a designer.
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Movie: Good Hair ( 2009 )
Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.
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TV Show: The Blues ( 2003 )
The Blues anchors a multi-media celebration that raises awareness of the blues and its contribution to American culture and music worldwide.Under the guiding vision of Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, seven directors will explore the blues through their own personal styles and perspectives. The episodes in the series are motivated by a central theme: how the blues evolved from parochial folk tunes to a universal language.
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Movie: TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard ( 2013 )
An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.
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Movie: Exit Through the Gift Shop ( 2010 )
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.
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Movie: RBG ( 2018 )
The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.
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TV Show: Home ( 2020 )
Home offers viewers a never-before-seen look inside the world's most innovative homes. Each episode unveils the boundary-pushing imagination of the visionaries who dared to dream and build them.
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Movie: The Most Unknown ( 2018 )
The Most Unknown is an epic documentary film that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know? By introducing researchers from diverse backgrounds for the first time, then dropping them into new, immersive field work they previously hadn't tackled, the film reveals the true potential of interdisciplinary collaboration, pushing the boundaries of how science storytelling is approached. What emerges is a deeply human trip to the foundations of discovery and a powerful reminder that the unanswered questions are the most crucial ones to pose. Directed by Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ian Cheney (The Search for General Tso, The City Dark) and advised by world-renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Grizzly Man), The Most Unknown is an ambitious look at a side of science never before shown on screen. The film was made possible by a grant from Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.
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Movie: The Trader ( 2018 )
A traveling trader provides a window into rural life in the Republic of Georgia, where potatoes are currency and ambition is crushed by poverty.
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Movie: Terms and Conditions May Apply ( 2013 )
A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.
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Movie: Chasing Ice ( 2012 )
Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.
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Movie: Behind the Curve ( 2018 )
Meet real Flat Earthers, a small but growing contingent of people who firmly believe in a conspiracy to suppress the truth that the Earth is flat.
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TV Show: Rotten ( 2018 )
Rotten dives deep into the food production underworld to expose the corruption, waste and real dangers behind your everyday eating habits.
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Movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor? ( 2018 )
An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.
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Movie: Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things ( 2016 )
How might your life be better with less?
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Movie: American Factory ( 2019 )
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
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Movie: The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley ( 2019 )
The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.
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Movie: A Plastic Ocean ( 2017 )
A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.
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Movie: Ice on Fire ( 2019 )
Can we reverse climate change? Ice on Fire explores the many ways we reduce carbon inputs to the atmosphere and, more important, how to "draw" carbon down, bringing CO2 out of the atmosphere and thus paving the way for global temperatures to go down. Reversing climate change is urgent, given that the world passed 400 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere resulting in climate instability across the globe. We have heard the predictions but now climate related events are a daily reality - summer 2018 was the hottest on record, storms are stronger, droughts are longer, the arctic ice is thin or non-existent and antarctica is melting faster than predicted. Through visiting visionaries and scientists young and old, the film explores the deep hope that we can turn away from the brink. And, just as we figure out drawdown, we face an added complexity, the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas in the arctic, that is now entering the atmsphere. As the film says: "Is it game over? Or is it game on? As we have at hand, the ability, the capacity, and solutions that can reverse global warming...not mitigate, not reduce, not stabilize, but reverse.'
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Movie: The War You Don't See ( 2010 )
Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it.
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Movie: GasLand ( 2011 )
An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.
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Movie: TFW NO GF ( 2020 )
Born from the internet, the phrase "TFW NO GF" was originally used online to describe a lack of romantic companionship. Since then, it has evolved to symbolize a greater state of existence defined by isolation, rejection and alienation. The meme's protagonist, "WOJAK," has become the mascot to a vast online community consisting of self-described "hyper-anonymous twenty somethings" and "guys who slipped between the cracks." TFW NO GF asks: How has the zeitgeist come to bear down on a generation alienated by the 'real world'? Meet the lost boys who came of age on the internet- places like 4chan and Twitter, where they find camaraderie in despair.
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Movie: Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art ( 2021 )
Made You Look is an American crime documentary about the largest art fraud in American history set in the super rich, super obsessed and super fast art world of New York.
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Movie: Slay the Dragon ( 2020 )
It influences elections and sways outcomes-gerrymandering has become a hot-button political topic and symbol for everything broken about the American electoral process. But there are those on the front lines fighting to change the system.
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TV Show: Scotch! The Story of Whisky ( 2016 )
Three-part series in which David Hayman surveys the state of the Scotch whisky industry, meeting coopers and coppersmiths, a master blender and distilling students to discover the craft and science involved.
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Movie: The Elephant Queen ( 2019 )
Athena is a mother who will do everything in her power to protect her herd when they are forced to leave their waterhole. This epic journey, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, takes audiences across the African savannah, and into the heart of an elephant family. A tale of love, loss and coming home.
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Movie: A Perfect 14 ( 2020 )
A Perfect 14 explores the fascinating world of plus-size modelling and the women involved who are fighting to reshape fashion and the standards of society. This film follows the journeys of three plus-size models as they struggle against the distorted perception of body image that is being perpetuated in people's minds. These women share their personal experiences of challenges and successes to help empower themselves and others to eradicate the currently held standards of beauty.
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Movie: Marketing the Messiah ( 2020 )
How much do you *really* know about how Christianity got started? Whether you are a Christian, atheist, or member of another faith, it's impossible to ignore the impact that Christianity has had on Western civilization. But most people, including many Christians, don't have a solid grasp of the history of early Christianity - even though it's hinted at in the New Testament. Many people still think the gospels were written by the people whose names adorn the books. Many people still think those people were eyewitnesses of Jesus. Many people don't realize how much Paul of Tarsus reinvented early Christianity to suit his own vision, and how much tension he created with the original disciples. Over the last century, New Testament scholars have examined the text word by word to tease apart the true history from accepted tradition. In this light-heated but factual film, we tell the "true" story of early Christianity with the help of twelve biblical scholars, Renaissance masterpieces and humorous animation. It's neither a film about faith nor a film attacking or making fun of Christianity. It's an honest attempt to piece together a very complex and fascinating story that everyone will enjoy.
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Movie: Hillary ( 2020 )
A look at the life and work of Hillary Rodham Clinton, interweaving biographical chapters of her life with behind-the-scenes footage from her 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.
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Movie: Lost Temple of the Inca ( 2020 )
Legendary archaeologist Johan Reinhard spent his career searching for the lost temples of the Inca Empire in Peru, discovering all but one: Ausangate, named after one of the most sacred mountains in the Empire. Now in his seventies, he's handed the torch to environmental scientist Preston Sowell, who believes he has found the temple at the headwaters of the Amazon River, along with mysterious artifacts, ruins and endangered wildlife. This film follows Sowell's journey of discovery, loss and adventure as he seeks to protect this sacred place from environmental devastation.
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TV Show: You Ain't Got These ( 2020 )
This is not a show about sneakers. It's a show about sneaker culture. Fitting in. And belonging to something bigger than yourself. Best of all? Lena Waithe is in it.
 
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Movie: Spaceship Earth ( 2020 )
A look at the group of people who built the Biosphere 2, a giant replica of the earth's ecosystem, in 1991.
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Movie: Fantastic Fungi ( 2019 )
Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago.
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Movie: Human Nature ( 2019 )
A breakthrough called CRISPR opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. A provocative exploration of its far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it.
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Movie: Gaia 2020 ( 2019 )
Gaia is a non narrative film documentary exploring our relationship with earth, religion our habitats around the world and the environment. It took 3 years to make the movie and the producers traveled to Greenland, Jerusalem, Jordan, Canada, NYC, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and many other places to capture our societies and nature.
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Movie: Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections ( 2020 )
Finnish hacker and election expert Harri Hursti investigates election-related hacks, uncovering just how unprotected voting systems really are.
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Movie: The Secret Life of Chaos ( 2010 )
Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has asked for millennia - how did we get here? In this documentary, Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to uncover one of the great mysteries of science - how does a universe that starts off as dust end up with intelligent life? How does order emerge from disorder? It's a mindbending, counterintuitive and for many people a deeply troubling idea. But Professor Al-Khalili reveals the science behind much of beauty and structure in the natural world and discovers that far from it being magic or an act of God, it is in fact an intrinsic part of the laws of physics. Amazingly, it turns out that the mathematics of chaos can explain how and why the universe creates exquisite order and pattern. And the best thing is that one doesn't need to be a scientist to understand it. The natural world is full of awe-inspiring examples of the way nature transforms simplicity into complexity. From trees to clouds to humans - after watching this film you'll never be able to look at the world in the same way again.
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Movie: The Atomic Cafe ( 1982 )
Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.
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Movie: Crumb ( 1995 )
An intimate portrait of controversial cartoonist Robert Crumb and his traumatized family.
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Movie: In the Basement ( 2014 )
A documentary that reveals what its subjects do in their respective basements.
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Movie: Obedience ( 1962 )
Documents the famous Milgram experiment, which measured the willingness of test subjects to obey authority in ways contrary to their own judgment and conscience.
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Movie: The Flu That Killed 50 Million ( 2018 )
It is 1918 and the end of WWI. Millions have died, and the world is exhausted by war. But soon a new horror is sweeping the world, a terrifying virus that will kill more than fifty million people - the Spanish flu.
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Movie: We Heard the Bells: The Influenza of 1918 ( 2010 )
We meet individuals from marginalized communities who describe what it was like to live through the 1918 flu pandemic. Their experiences raise questions about the pandemic: why did it kill so many people? Why were so many of the dead young adults? Where did this lethal flu come from? How can we keep a pandemic like that from occurring again? The film follows the search for answers from an expedition to Alaska in 1951 to collect tissue from bodies buried in the permafrost, to the scientists and epidemiologists working on the same questions today. It explains the relevance of research into the 1918 pandemic to the threat of current and future flu pandemics.
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Movie: Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché ( 2018 )
Pamela B. Green's energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.
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Movie: St. Louis Blues ( 1958 )
Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the streets and workers. After he writes a theme song for a local politician, Gogo, a speakeasy singer, convinces Will to be her accompanist. Will is estranged from his father for many years while he writes and publishes many blues songs. At last the family is reunited when Gogo brings them to New York to see Will's music played by a symphony orchestra.
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Movie: Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things ( 2019 )
The times and life of the unique Ella Fitzgerald.
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TV Show: Headspace Guide to Meditation ( 2021 )
Headspace takes a friendly, animated look at the benefits of meditation while offering techniques and guided meditations to jump-start your practice.
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Movie: All Aboard! The Sleigh Ride ( 2015 )
In a Slow TV Christmas special, BBC Four rigs a traditional reindeer sleigh with a fixed camera for a magical journey across the frozen wilderness of the Arctic. Filmed in Karasjok, Norway - 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
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Movie: Scrap ( 2010 )
Scrap is a feature documentary which follows the history of two eccentric builders and their amazing structures which were both built by a single man: "The Forevertron" built by Tom Every and "Bishop Castle" built by Jim Bishop. The film focuses on the eccentric architects of these structures, as they are as fascinating and awe inducing as their creations.
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Movie: The Rise of the Anti-Vaxx Movement ( 2021 )
Documentary examining the origins and growth of the anti-vaccination movement, and its impact on global efforts to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic. Interviews with experts shed light on this well-funded and organised movement and its methods.
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Movie: Titixe ( 2018 )
A mourning tree, dancing sprouts, the language of clouds, ghosts, stories and seeds. This is an intimate mosaic of the last harvest of a Mexican family, before their small plot of land falls into abandonment.
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Movie: Jekyll Island, The Truth Behind The Federal Reserve ( 2013 )
This film is about the greatest rip-off in history - the very way money and debt are created and controlled. This affects everyone on the planet, and is the basic cause of all of our economic problems today. Until we all recognize this - in every nation - there is nothing any national government does will fix the problem, and all of us will see mounting debts and sinking standards of living. Our children will inherit this mess, and it will get worse every single year. The truth is that depressions are NOT normal. They are contrived. The truth is that nations don't need a national debt. The truth is that nations don't have to borrow. Why would you borrow when you can create the money you need? The truth is that governments generally aren't PRINTING money wildly; governments are BORROWING money wildly. The good news is we CAN fix this. It won't take a war or a revolution; it only takes a simple understanding of the problem, and its simple solution. The truth is that ANYONE can understand what's going on. This is not rocket science. The truth is that those who are making money off this rip-off want to keep you confused - confused about the basic facts of what your money is and who creates it.
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Movie: Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia ( 2012 )
After viewing this provocative documentary, you will never look at Wikipedia the same way. Filmmakers Scott Glosserman and Nic Hill engagingly explore the history and cultural implications of one of the most traveled and referenced sites on the Internet. A whole range of opinion is expressed about the impact of Wikipedia on the archiving of learning, from interviews with founder Jimmy Wales to commentators suspicious of the site's supposed neutrality. The documentary delves into the EssJay controversy in which a Wikipedian made false claims about his academic credentials and the battle over journalist John Seigenthaler's inaccurate entry. Evenhandedly weaving multiple perspectives about the impact of Wikipedia, the film provokes a deeper conversation on how knowledge is formed and what future generations will learn about history and the world.
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Movie: Jivin' in Be-Bop ( 1946 )
A musical film in the style of a documentary, featuring 19 musical and dance numbers, by many notable musicians.
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Movie: The Pedal Movie ( 2021 )
A Documentary about the history, culture, and sound of guitar effects pedals, told by the builders who build them and the artists who use them.
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Movie: Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family ( 2017 )
"Data Mining the Deceased" prods the industry behind the exponential intensity in genealogy. What are the motivations of the key players and how are their ambitions affecting the millions of North Americans who are searching for answers?
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Movie: The Moon and the Sledgehammer ( 2020 )
Mr. Page and his two sons and two daughters live a primitive life in the woods in southern England with traction engines.
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Movie: The Donner Party ( 1992 )
In 1846, a large wagon train left Springfield, Illinois for California. In July of that year, following the advice of The Emigrants' Guide to Oregon and California written by a pro-emigration promoter named Lansford Hastings, the Donner party left the main body of emigrants to take a never before tried "shortcut" across the Great Basin. The Donner Party arrived at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, the last mountain pass before California, weeks behind schedule and short of food. The first blizzard of the season started only one day before they planned to head up and over the Sierra Nevada. With 95% of their journey already completed, they would be forced to wait months to make the final push, enduring the most unfavorable Sierra Nevada winter in history. The group was trapped on the eastern side of the Sierra for five months, culminating in death and cannibalism. Of the 87 men, women, and children in the Donner Party only 46 survived to reach California.
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Movie: Detropia ( 2012 )
A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
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Movie: Bag It ( 2011 )
An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, and looks at what we can do about it. Today. Right now.
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Movie: Genghis Blues ( 1999 )
San Francisco bluesman and composer, Paul Peña makes a musical pilgrimage to the land of Tuva.
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Movie: We Don't Deserve Dogs ( 2021 )
A contemplative odyssey across our planet, looking at the simple and extraordinary ways that dogs influence our daily lives.
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Movie: Trophy ( 2017 )
This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities.
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Movie: The Light Bulb Conspiracy ( 2010 )
This is the story of companies who engineered their products to fail.
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Movie: Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True ( 2015 )
British documentary on race in the modern world.
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Movie: To Go Viking ( 2015 )
Follow the spectacular journey of a Viking Age group (texas Jomsborg Elag), as they make their way across Europe, where they participate in massive-scale Viking reenactments and a series of epic competitive battles, including full contact fighting. Their adventure culminates in Poland, where swords clash at the 17th International Slavs and Vikings Festival at Wolin in the historic birthplace of the 10th Century Jomsborg Army.
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Movie: Collodion: The Process of Preservation ( 2020 )
An environmental documentary film about our connection to the landscape and the conversations that surround it.
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Movie: Alive and Kicking ( 2017 )
Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern society.
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Movie: Reclaiming the Blade ( 2009 )
The Medieval and Renaissance blade, a profound and beautiful object handcrafted by master artisans of old. An object of great complexity, yet one with a singular use in mind- it is designed to kill. The truth of the sword has been shrouded in antiquity, and the Renaissance martial arts that brought it to being are long forgotten. The ancient practitioners lent us all they knew through their manuscripts. As gunslingers of the Renaissance they were western heroes with swords, and they lived and died by them. Yet today their history remains cloaked under a shadow of legend.
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Movie: Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch ( 2014 )
Angela Sun's journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way she encounters scientists, industry, legislators and activists who shed light on what our society's vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans, and what it may be doing to our health.
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Movie: All Light, Everywhere ( 2021 )
A far-ranging look at the biases in how we see things, focusing on the use of police body cameras.
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Movie: Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds ( 2020 )
A new documentary from Werner Herzog about meteors and comets and their influence on ancient religions and other cultural and physical impacts they've had on Earth.
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Movie: Boys State ( 2020 )
A thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.
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Movie: Aquarela ( 2019 )
Water and ice are shown around the world, in all of their many powerful forms.
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Movie: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World ( 2016 )
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World is a movie starring Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, and Lucianne Walkowicz. Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.
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Movie: Finders Keepers ( 2015 )
A story about fame, addiction and a custody battle over a man's leg.
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Movie: Reel Injun ( 2009 )
The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.
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Movie: Syncopation ( 1942 )
Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the outbreak of WWII. A romance between singer Kit Latimer, from New Orleans, and Johnny Schumacher, in which they share and argue over musical ideas ensues. Prior to the making of the film RKO held a contest for the readers of 'The Saturday Evening Post" to vote on the musicians to make up the All-American Dance Band featured in the film; the magazine's readers chose, in the above-the-title listing: Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Jack Jenney. Gene Krupa, Alvino Rey, Joe Venuti, and singer Connee Boswell.
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Movie: Uncle Tom ( 2020 )
An oral history of the American black conservative.
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Movie: 2040 ( 2019 )
Practical solutions to environmental concerns are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker's daughter, 21 years old in the year 2040, will face a hopeful future.
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Movie: Art of the Game: Ukiyo-e Heroes ( 2017 )
A Canadian craftsman and an American designer with a father and son generation gap collaborate to revive the ancient Japanese woodcut using pop-culture icons: Mario and Pokémon.
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TV Show: Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults ( 2020 )
Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults is a thorough examination of the infamous UFO cult through the eyes of its former members and loved ones. What started in 1975 with the disappearance of 20 people from a small town in Oregon, ended in 1997 with the largest suicide on US soil and changed the face of modern New Age religion forever. This four-part docuseries uses never-before-seen footage and first-person accounts to explore the infamous UFO cult that shocked the nation with their out-of-this-world beliefs.
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Movie: The Pickup Game ( 2019 )
The Pickup Game is an inside look at the emergence of the 'pickup' industry - an business where self-styled seduction coaches travel the world, charging a small fortune to teach men skills they claim will guarantee success with women. For the instructors who are successful, it is a highly lucrative occupation, with many companies earning millions of dollars a year. It is also an industry rife with controversy and scandal. Several teachers have been deported from countries for their contentious methodologies and pickup businesses are often the subject of fierce public criticism. Despite this, men the world over collectively spend hundreds of millions of dollars to attend seminars, download online courses and have one-on-one coaching sessions with instructors they feel can give them the dating life of their dreams. In the minds of students, many of these instructors become more than just teachers. They become idols. From the glossy exterior, where courses are packaged as self-improvement, to the dark underbelly of sexual assault, pyramid scheme marketing and secret collusion The Pickup Game pulls back the curtain to reveal a world that is fascinating and horrific in equal measure.
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Movie: Nowhere ( 1997 )
Follows a day in the lives of a group of Los Angeles high school students and the strange lives they lead.
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TV Show: Secret Knowledge ( 2013 )
In a series of authored films, some of our most engaging experts reveal their favourite hidden objects, forgotten places and artistic passions.
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Movie: Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street ( 2021 )
Take a stroll down Sesame Street and witness the birth of the most impactful children's series in TV history. From the iconic furry characters to the songs you know by heart, learn how a gang of visionary creators changed our world.
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Movie: Sisters with Transistors ( 2021 )
Follows the story of electronic music's female pioneers, composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.
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Movie: In Pursuit of Silence ( 2016 )
A film about our relationship with silence and the impact of noise on our lives.