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The Making of Merkel

On the eve of the German federal elections, Andrew Marr looks at the enigmatic Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. She is the most important politician in Europe and the most powerful woman in the world. Yet she has been criticized by some for her lack of charisma and accused by others of trying to turn Europe into a Greater Germany. Andrew Marr delves into her childhood and background to discov

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The Video The New York Times Didn’t Want You To See

(Max) Blumenthal explained how The New York Times commissioned the 11-minute video, but after the paper's editors saw it, refused to publish it: "I was asked to submit something by The New York Times op docs, a new section on the website that published short video documentaries. I am known for short video documentaries about the right wing in the US, and extremism in Israel. They solicited a vi

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The Right to Remain Silent

The film covers the mass arrests of nearly 2000 peaceful protesters during the cop 15 in copenhagen (environmental meeting), whilst following effected activists and discussing the wider ramifications of the growing trend around the world of criminalizing protests. Created by: Phil Brown Email: philbrownfilms[at]hotmail[dot]com

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Blair: The Inside Story

A three part documentary on Tony Blair. Episode 1: The New Leader The first programme examines how Tony Blair came to power on a huge wave of public goodwill, as the Tories were swept out of office on a tide of sleaze and incompetence. With a blazing sense of mission, the new prime minister promised his government would be whiter than white, and that he would transform Britain and make th

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North Korea Undercover

While North Korea's 'Supreme Commander' Kim Jong-Un has been threatening thermo-nuclear war against the United States, Panorama reporter John Sweeney spent eight days undercover inside the most rigidly controlled nation on Earth. Travelling from the capital Pyongyang to the countryside beyond and to the de-Militarised Zone on the border with South Korea, Sweeney witnesses a landscape bleak beyo

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The Battle for Syria

As fighting rages in the streets of Syria's largest city, FRONTLINE Producer Jamie Doran and Correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad journey to the heart of the insurgency, inside the rebel groups that are waging a full-scale assault on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.Within "liberated zones" near the city of Aleppo, the rebels not only fight the Syrian Army, but struggle against each other in a b

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The Russians Are Coming

Russian money has poured into London, but is organised crime coming with it? Reporter Darragh MacIntyre investigates a death in a Russian prison that has brought the threat of violence to the UK. Could a whistleblower found dead on the streets of Surrey be the latest victim of the Russian crime wars?

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Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of Mass Media

Noam Chomsky's documentary "Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of Mass Media" from 1988. analyses mass media and the political ramifications and implications of the messages broadcasted in the United States, being its goal to direct public opinion while "numbing" the people and maiming their ability to educate themselves and effectively produce antagonical political criticism and judgeme

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