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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 nati

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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 f

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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

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The Big Fix

The Big Fix is a 2012 documentary film about two filmmakers, Josh and Rebecca Tickell, as they travel along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico meeting the residents whose lives were changed by the 2010 BP Oil Spill. The film argues that BP has utilized the oil dispersant Corexit in the Gulf to create the illusion that the Louisiana beaches are safe and the water (and seafood) uncontaminated.

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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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