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The Peacewalker
Ashin Sopaka is a Burmese exile. The military government has taken away his political status and his right to express himself. But they haven’t taken his right to walk. Ashin is a Peacewalker. Following in the spirit of Gandhi’s peaceful protests, Ashin has encouraged people from all over the world to walk in the name of peace and freedom. In 2007, he started a Peacewalk that would span the length of Thailand. During the walk, Ashin and his followers were continuously harassed and threatened by military...
How Facebook Changed The World: The Arab Spring
The is the story of how the Arab world erupted in revolution, as a new generation used the internet and social media to try to overthrow their hated leaders. This film reveals that ancient truism of insurgency may now be obsolete. And that’s because in one sense the television station has already been taken before the first brick has even been thrown, distributed into the mobile phones in everyone’s pocket. This is a television station you can’t cordon off with a circle of tanks, and one that activists...
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Attack of the Drones
The US government’s growing reliance on aerial drones to pursue its war on al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Yemen, Afghanistan and elsewhere is proving controversial – as evidenced by the international reaction to recent drone missile attacks along the border with Pakistan. But Barack Obama’s administration is undeterred, favouring the technology more and more because it reduces the need for American troops in those countries and the risk of politically unpalatable casualties. But this strategy is giving...
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The Choice 2012
A journey into the places, people, and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency. The two-hour film explores the formative experiences, and divergent worldviews of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The film begins with an experience the candidates shared: a bruising early political defeat. Both candidates went on to learn from their losses, applying lessons that would help them chart political courses that have led them to face off against one another today. Mitt Romney and Barack...
Culture in Decline: Economics 101
The topic of this show entitled Economics 101 deals with the subject of Economic Calculation, Market Rationale and its effects, along with considerations of the Scientific Principles of Sustainability. This episode features long winded and generally insulting rhetoric, a special guest Gremlin, CID’s “Man on the Street” and the return of the evil peach-suit capitalist – Peter’s alter ego. “Culture in Decline” is a satirical yet serious expression that challenges various cultural phenomena...
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2016: Obama’s America
"2016 Obama's America takes audiences on a gripping visual journey into the heart of the world's most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man's past will redefine America over the next four years. The film examines the question, "If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?" Across the globe and in America, people in 2008 hungered for a leader who would unite and lift us from economic turmoil and war. True to America's ideals, they invested their hope in a new kind of president,...
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In Search of Putin’s Money
Vladimir Putin was elected to serve as Russia’s president for another six years. To his supporters, such as those we encountered celebrating at an election night government rally in Moscow, Putin is a hero, the strong man who brought order to Russia after the chaos of the Yeltsin years. They love his carefully cultivated image: the horse-riding, judo black-belted, stand-for-no-nonsense action man who has taken the country back to its rightful place on the world’s stage. But elsewhere in Moscow that night,...
Mitt Romney & the 47%
This is the first episode in the Leveraged Information web series..In this episode we hit the streets of Atlanta to discuss Mitt Romney's latest comments on 47% of American's being content with being on government...
The Killing Fields: Enemies of the People
One of the most harrowing and compelling personal documentaries of our time, ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE exposes for the first time the truth about the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge who were behind Cambodia's genocide. More than simply an inquiry into Cambodia's experience, however, ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE is a profound meditation on the nature of good and evil, shedding light on the capacity of some people to do terrible things and for others to forgive...