Category “News & Politics”

For Queen and Country: The Falkland Islands Defence Force

For Queen and Country is an interesting independent documentary produced by Josh Saunders, Caroline Scott and Hannah Smithson that follows two new recruits, Jacob and Marcus, as they complete a 12 week training programme as they hope to become privates and members of the Islands defence...

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The Rise of ISIS

As the United States with a coalition of other countries wage a new war on terror FRONTLINE investigates how ISIS gained such a dangerous stronghold. From the ashes of Al Qaeda correspondent Martin Smith uncovers the early warnings, the missteps and the ancient tribal hatreds that fueled the rise of...

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Rwanda’s Untold Story

Rwanda is a country dominated by its dark history, the senseless barbarity of the genocide still shocks us even to this day. We think we know the story but do we? Rwanda is ruled by president Kagame, regarded by many as the saviour of his country but what kind of man is Paul Kagame? He is a man with powerful friends. Twenty years on from the genocide what is the truth about Rwanda? This BBC film set about investigating evidence of Kagame's role in the shooting down of the presidential plan that resulted in provoking the 1994 killings and also questions his claims of having ended the...

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JFK: Like No Other

The documentary series titled "American Experience" sets about taking fresh look at the charismatic but also slightly mysterious man who manage to captivate not only a nation but the entire western world and to this day remains one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders, John F. Kennedy. We are taken through Kennedy's privileged childhood years right up to his term in office, exploring all aspects of his life including his difficulty with life-threatening illnesses and the efforts he made to keep them hidden from the...

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Rupert Murdoch Battle With Britain

Rupert Murdoch, the most powerful media mogul in the world. He is however accused of dragging Britain's press into the gutter, of having contempt for the law and of contaminating our politics and pubic life. This is the contemporary view of Murdoch but this BBC film is attempting to offer another, describing Murdoch as an agent of change, that struggling post war Britain urgently needed and who's impact has been little short of...

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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

This film by acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney tells the story of WikiLeaks and it's founder, Julian Assange who created the site in order to empower whistleblowers and allow them to share secrets anonymously. WikiLeaks quickly became somewhat of a phenomenon upon disclosing several major leaks and this documentary examines the inner workings of this organization, the man who ran it and several whistleblowers such as Bradley Manning....

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Hacking Power, Corruption and Lies

This BBC Panorama Special covers the scandal that reached deep into the heart of the British establishment, which centered on Rupert Murdoch's media empire. David Cameron's former spokesman Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking and another three News of the World editors plead guilty to similar charges.  This film investigates whether or not political parties and the police helped in covering up this  scandal due to having close ties...

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Embedded With Al-Qaeda in Syria: ISIS & Al-Nusra

Over two and a half years ago, unarmed protesters demonstrated in the streets of Syria demanding the downfall of the Assad regime. They hope that like the revolutions seen in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya the Assad regime would fall in a matter of weeks or months but this didn't happen. After months of being gunned down in the streets, elements of the formally peaceful protestors took up arms and joined defected soldiers to form the Free Syria Army and fight back. Since the conflict began more than 100,000 people have been killed and more than one million have fled or been displaced and the...

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ISIS: Terror in Iraq

Panorama reports from the heart of the fighting, the battle is against ISIS, a brutal Jihadi group that grew out of Al Qaeda. The group has declared an Islamic state and this documentary investigates the full story of ISIS from the inside and asks the question, could the conflict spill out of the middle...

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