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The Brit Who Tried to Kill Trump

In May 2016, parents of a 20 year old named Michael Sandford had reported that their son had gone missing in America. Twenty three days later Michael turned up at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Las Vegas. Shortly after Trump took to the stage Michael approached a police officer, seconds later he attempted to take the officers gun. At first it was unclear as to what his intentions were but whe

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Scotland: The Edge of Europe

Scotland sits on the very edge of the continent but how European is this nation located on the geographical margin? This film predates the Brexit vote but still provides us with an interesting look at how the United Kingdom and Europe both affect the country. Back in 2014 Scotland held a referendum on their independence from the United Kingdom, the majority voted to stay in the UK but then in 2

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HyperNormalisation

HyperNormalisation is a film by British filmmaker Adam Curtis, it tells the incredible story of how we have managed to get to this bizarre time of uncertainty and confusion, a time where we see those who are meant to be in power become paralysed, searching for answers. Curtis argues the case that ever since the 1970's, those in power i.e. governments, financier, and technological utopians have

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Eritrea: Africa’s North Korea

Located beside Ethiopia and Sudan, Eritrea is one of the most censored countries in the world, so much so that it is frequently compared to North Korea. Eritrea won it's independence back in 1991 after a bitter conflict with Ethiopia, the war itself lasted almost 30 years. Since the end of the war Isaias Afwerki has been the one and only president of Eritrea, he enforces a strict control over t

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Still Berning

Still Berning

As we are all now aware, Bernie Sanders lost the primaries to Hillary Clinton as the US presidential candidate for the Democratic Party. But it was a loss which ironically marked the beginning rather than the end, the start of a political movement. In the run up to the election Bernie's campaign made history by receiving a record number of donations from individual citizens and not rich corpora

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Trump’s New America

America's 2016 election boiled down to a race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, two of the most controversial presidential candidates we have ever seen and as a result the race itself became the most bitter and ugly in living memory. With Trump coming out victorious BBC reporter Hilary Andersson travels to the states in order to meet up with some Americans on both sides of the electoral

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Ethel

The subject of this film is Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy. Her daughter Rory Kennedy, one of 11 children requested she take part in a documentary in order to share the families memories. Through five days worth of interviews and with exclusive access to the Kennedy's home photos and videos we learn of how Ethel's life is one of the great untold stories. We gain great insight int

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Before the Flood

Before The Flood is a documentary brought to us by the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and the Academy Award-winning actor, and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio. It was filmed over the course of a three year journey that took Stevens and DiCaprio across all corners of the globe and reveals the true effects in which climate change is having on our planet. As we learn of ho

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North Korea: Crossing The Line

In 1962 a U.S. solider sent to guard the peace in South Korea undertook an extraordinary journey, at the height of the Cold War he deserted his unit and walked across the most heavily fortified area on Earth and defected to an alien communist state, North Korea. The existence of an American defector living in the hearth of the Cold War enemy was denied for decades by both the United States and

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