Human Resources – Social Engineering in the 20th Century explores the rise of mechanistic philosphy and the exploitation of human beings under modern hierarhical systems. Topics covered include behaviorism, scientific management, work-place democracy, schooling, frustration-aggression hypothesis and human experimentation. The film includes original interviews with: “Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, R
Some Kind of Monster is a music documentary about Metallica’s making of their album St. Anger and the difficulties they had to go through in the process. The directors shot over 1200 hours and followed the band around night and day for over a year to create this documentary.
This feature length documentary present a searing indictment of the Coca-Cola empire and its alleged kidnapping, torture and murder of union leaders trying to improve working conditions in Colombia, Guatemala and Turkey. The filmmakers follow labour rights lawyers Daniel Kovalik and Terry Collingsworth and an activist for the Stop Killer-Coke! campaign, Ray Rogers, as they attempt to hold the g
Throughout his career, Houdini (born Erik Weisz; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) performed three variations on a “Buried Alive” stunt/escape. The first was near Santa Ana, California in 1917, and it almost cost Houdini his life. Houdini was buried, without a casket, in a pit of earth six feet deep. He became exhausted and panicky trying to dig his way to the surface and called for help. When
Private Parts is part of a three episode documentary series looking at human breasts and genitals and problems associated with them. This BBC produced series also introduced the documentary “The Trouble With My Vagina” and “The Trouble With My Penis”. It was released in 2006. This episode follows the stories of a number of different women whose breasts have either landed them in hospital, out o
Due to popular demand, Bluefirepoker presents A Kid's Game: The Story of Online Poker. Up to this point the video has only been available to members of BlueFirePoker. This is the first time that the documentary has been released to the public. This documentary covers a variety of topics associated with being a professional poker player including the most money won/lost in a day, how they handle bi
Who dares think a nation? What is the status of philosophy in a nation founded by philosophers? What are the risks of practicing philosophy in America? Does America have a "native" philosophy? Eight short films about philosophy in America and American philosophy by Phillip McReynolds.
Panorama's Richard Bilton went to Slough to find out the effects of immigration on the town's people and the local council's finances
In 1977, Roman Polanski was arrested in Los Angeles on charges he gave drugs and had sex with a 13-year-old girl he was photographing for Vogue. Eleven months later, having pled guilty to one count, he fled to Europe before sentencing. This film examines that year-long period, using archival footage of the media frenzy and of Polanski's life before the charges, clips from his films, and contemp