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, neve
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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 electorate.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
(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