Category “News & Politics”

Deceptions 2: Lest We Forget

Deceptions 2: Lest We Forget is the second film in the Deceptions Trilogy. We featured the first film "Deceptions" on our site a while back and it received quite a positive feedback. Lest We Forget by Chris Pratt is another hard hitting addition to the series that presents us with some uncomfortable truths about the society we live...

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Terror in the Desert

A gas plant located in Algeria was attacked by terrorists in January of last year, this documentary interviews those that were lucky enough to survive as they recall the dramatic event and share their harrowing stories. As a result of this attack 39 people died and many foreign workers were taken hostage, once this had happened Al Qaeda terrorists then raided the facility, the Algerian army responded with force to take it back. This World by the BBC investigates why it appeared to be so easy for the plant to have been overrun by terrorists in the manor it...

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Secret Pakistan: Double Cross

This 2 part documentary by the BBC examines the claims that Pakistan deceived the United States for a decade, since 9/11 in the fight against the Taliban and Al Qaeda. As told by senior intelligent officials, diplomats and Taliban members, ‘Secret Pakistan’ investigates how and why Pakistan and the ISI (Pakistan’s Intelligent Services) supported the Taliban even though publicly, Pakistan was considered one of America’s most important allies. Part 1 of the documentary titled ‘Double Cross’ starts with the events right after 9/11 and the first US bombings of Afghanistan....

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The Secret War On Terror

For ten years western intelligence has fought a secret war against Al Qaeda, the most deadly and sophisticated terrorist organization the world has ever faced. In the decades since 9/11 the west has employed unprecedented and controversial methods, drone attacks, secret prisons and torture. Peter Taylor the filmmaker has reported on terrorist conflicts for almost forty years and in his words, never has the west felt more threatened and never has the west hit back with such force. In this documentary he investigates whether the secret war has made us all safer. He talks to intelligence chiefs...

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Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady is a 2012 biographical documentary which delves into the life of Margaret Thatcher, looking at her early life as a Grocers daughter raised in Grantham of Lincolnshire and how she fought her way through the cut throat world of politics, whilst encountering the sexist prejudices of the Conservative Party and battling the doubt of the British...

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Mari Carmen España: The End of Silence

The end of silence is a documentary roadmovie by two swedish guys driving around spain searching for the historical verdict over Hitler's and Mussolini's old companion Franco. Today the spanish dictator lies beneath the worlds biggest cross. Marl Carmen España's grandfather, Manuel España was one of Fancos many innocent victims. He lies in an unmarked grave under a pile of garbage. Marl Carmen España is determined to change this. The End of Silence is the story about what happens when a country tries to amputate it's...

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South Africa: The Party is Over

In June 2010 the eyes of the world were fixed on South Africa as it hosted the worlds largest international sporting event, the Football World Cup. It was billed as FIFA's most successful world cup to date and its president gave South Africa a nine out of ten. More over the tournament provided a month long break from the usual bad news about crime, corruption and property that has plagued the nation in recent years and gave ordinary South Africans a chance to bask in the limelight of this huge achievement. It is only now however, months after the World Cup has ended and the fans have...

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Gaddafi: The Endgame (State of Denial)

It's the end of a dictatorship, the symbols of a dynasty lie smashed and this is whats left after 42 years of Gaddafi's quixotic rule. A new revolution is overthrowing the old at a price. In 1969 he overthrew a monarchy, in 2011 he joined the role call of dictators swept away by people power but how did this revolutionary, once supported by world leaders so dramatically fall? Did his regime, his family self destruct? or were they simply overtaken by...

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Inside the KGB: Terror of the Soviet Union

The Committee for State Security, more commonly known by its transliteration "KGB" was the main security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954 until its collapse in 1991. The committee was a direct successor of such preceding agencies as Cheka, NKGB, and MGB. It was the chief government agency of "union-republican jurisdiction", acting as internal security, intelligence, and secret police. Similar agencies were instated in each of the republics of the Soviet Union aside from the Russian SFSR and consisted of many ministries, state committees and state commissions. The KGB also has been...

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