Category “News & Politics”

Rise Of The Houthis

A political crisis in Yemen is treating to tear it apart, Northern rebels called the Houthis have taken the capital and are imposing their revolutionary agenda, this being said they now face fierce opposition to their rule from groups such as Al Qaeda. Their audacious bid for power has ignited sectarian hatred, its part of what many believe to be a proxy war in Yemen, between Iran and Saudi Arabia. In this documentary we see Safa Al-Ahmad from BBC Arabic, having spent months trying to gain unique access to the Houthis managing to do just that and embedding with them for three months in...

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ISIS: On The Frontline

Following the fall of the Baathist regime in 2003, Iraq has become a stranger to peace. In 2011, with rise in the conflict in neighbouring country Syria, coupled with the tension and insecure Iraqi government, a new group emerged by the name of the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria", previously a branch of Al-Qaeda. On the 29th of June 2014, the group proclaimed itself as the "Islamic State" under the leadership of their "caliph" Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi. ISIS have now taken control of large portions of land in the north of Iraq and have committed many war crimes beyond belief. Following...

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Our Rising Oceans: VICE on HBO

Vice have just entered their third season on HBO and the first episode in the series is all about climate change and how it is affecting our oceans. Founder of Vice, Shane Smith travels to Antarctica in order to see first hand how the rise in global temperature is increasing the overall melt rate of the largest ice mass on Earth. Antarctica itself holds 90% of the worlds ice and 70% of it's freshwater, so even the smallest increase in melt can have drastic effects on our oceans level. Smith also gets in touch with a number of environmental experts, climate change believers and deniers in...

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BILDERBERG’$ CLUB

The Bilderberg Group or Bilderberg Club is a invite only, private conference that is held annually and exclusive to only the most influential political leaders, business men and experts in several fields such as finance, academia and the media. The conference itself consists of about 120 - 150 of these elite and about two thirds of those invited come from Europe and the rest North America. One third of this total number are politicians. This film by Queralt Antú examines the 2010 Bilderberg's Club meeting, which was hosted in Barcelona and interviews all of the theorists and...

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Murder in the Sky Flight MH17

A passenger plane explodes in the sky, smoking charred metal and bodies strewn across the countryside, soft toys, suitcases and passports litter the ground. This details the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the plane that was shot down by separatists in Ukraine on the 17th of July 2014, killing all on board, this included 283 passengers and 15 crew. Channel 4's Dispatches get in touch with the friends and families of those that were needlessly caught up in the deadly conflict. As families mourn the world leading powers demand answers and this film asks, who was really to...

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Declassified: The Cuban Missile Crisis

One man wanted to win it all, the other had everything to loose, together their nuclear missiles brought the world to the edge of annihilation. In October of 1962 the island of Cuba became the centre of the world as Fidel Castro makes the case that the nuclear  missile bases and warheads are for defence, but for others such as the United States they are a deadly threat and for 15 days in 1962 the entire world was on edge as they asked the question is this a countdown to World War III? This film explores the declassified information which revealed truly how little each side understood of the...

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War on Whistleblowers

War on Whistleblowers is a 2013 documentary film made by Robert Greenwald and it highlights several recent cases where employees of the United States government and contractors such as Edward Snowden took steps to release or leak sensitive material in order to expose the fraud or abuse being carried out within the administration of government. Even with president Obama commuting to improving the governments overall transparency and giving hope that such whistleblowers would have increased protection by passing the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, this film reveals that, things have...

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Money and Power in North Korea: Hidden Economy

With the ever growing number of sanctions being put on North Korea, the hermit country is becoming increasing cut off from the rest of the world. This film asks the question, how is it Kim Jong Un's regime has managed to stay in power given the fact that the country is suffering financially from such sanctions. Using interviews with once high-ranking officials from within the leaderships inner circle and conducting an investigation in several countries reveal the internal workings of the secret state and the existence of previously unknown funds that only the supreme leader can freely...

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Churchill: The Nation’s Farewell

On the night of the 29th of December 1940, German bombers struck London with a vengeance. At these darkest of hours Britain's   Prime Minister recognised the huge importance of saving one building, ordering at once that at all cost St. Paul's cathedral must be saved. As fire crews fought the flames all around a photographer grabbed his camera, took the shot and happened to capture a front page photograph which many think sums up the spirit of the county they live in. A quarter of a century later Sir. Winston Churchill was back in St. Paul's at the centre of a magnificent funeral...

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