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Shoah

Shoah

Claude Lanzmann directed this 9 and a half hour documentary about the Holocaust without using a single frame of archive footage. He interviews survivors, witnesses, and ex-Nazis (whom he had to film secretly since though only agreed to be interviewed by audio). His style of interviewing by asking for the most minute details is effective at adding up these details to give a horrifying portrait o

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Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

In 1971 Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and a war strategist, concludes that the Vietnam war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world. Hailed as a hero, vilified as a traitor, and ostracized by even his closest colleagues, Ellsberg risks life in prison to stop a war he helped plan. This sto

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Loyalists: War and Peace

Former Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) prisoners Gerry Spence and Bobby Philpott claim that Loyalist violence in the early nineties made the IRA realise they could not win. Peter Taylor reveals the true face of the Loyalist paramilitaries and assesses the prospects for peace in the face of continuing sectarian tensions.

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Loyalists: Returning the Serve

In the late 1970s the conflict in Northern Ireland reached new levels of brutality. Among those caught up in the violence was UVF member Billy Giles, who retaliated against IRA acts by murdering a Catholic workmate.

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Uncle Saddam

Uncle Saddam

Uncle Saddam is a satirical yet sobering look inside the world of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. Featuring narration written by Scott Thompson of “The Kids in the Hall” and the voice of Wallace Langham (“Mark” on ABC’s “What About Joan?”, “Josh” on NBC’s “Veronica’s Closet”, “Phil” on HBO’s Emmy Award-winning “Larry Sanders Show”) the film has the feel of an episode of “Lifestyles of the Rich and

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Shadow Company

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Shadow Company

With the situation in Iraq one of the key problems facing the incoming U.S. President, see the most comprehensive documentary about private military companies. Winner of 4 LEO Film and TV awards, used as research for the movie “Blood Diamond”, screened on Capitol Hill and praised by Amnesty International, this balanced documentary is a must see for anyone who wants to know how the rules of war hav

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Days That Shook The World: Hiroshima

During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, the first on August 6, 1945 and the second on August 9, 1945. For six months, the United States had made use of intense strategic fire-bombing of 67 Japanese cities. Together with the United Kingdom, and the Republic of China the United States c

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