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The Miami Model

The Miami Model

The Miami model is a term used by political activists to describe the tactics employed by law enforcement agencies during demonstrations relating to the negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) trade agreement. The meeting related protests took place in Miami, Florida in November 2003. The Miami Model is also the title of a documentary film, produced by Indymedia, about the FTAA

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The Murder of Fred Hampton

The Murder of Fred Hampton began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago policeman. In an infamous moment in Chicago history and politics, over a dozen policeman burst into Hampton’s apartment while its occupants were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the other occupan

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Who Really Killed Aung San?

In August 1988, the people of Burma defied decades of military oppression with one of the most remarkable popular uprisings of recent times. The demonstrators carried pictures of…General Aung San, the country’s greatest hero, led Burma to independence from Britain and founded the army that rules today. The demonstrators believed that if they carried pictures of Aung San that no soldier would har

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Jack the Ripper

'Jack the Ripper' is one of the most enduring and famous serial-killer legends that still captivates the world's imagination. The culprit responsible for slaughtering five prostitutes, and possibly more, in London's East End in the autumn of 1888 was never apprehended. Despite countless investigations which claim to have definitive evidence of the killer's identity, the brutal murderer's name a

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War/Dance (2007)

The superb documentary War/Dance reveals the redemptive power of music, even in the most horrific places. Focusing on three children in their early teens in war-torn Uganda--stoic Nancy, driven Dominic, and soft-spoken Rose--War/Dance tracks the efforts of the school of a refugee camp called Patongo to compete in Uganda's countrywide music competition. The contrasts are staggering; in interview

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Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)

Brenton Butler was just a regular 15-year-old African American high-school student living in Jacksonville, Florida. But when a woman was murdered on a quiet Sunday morning, Brenton suddenly found himself accused of the killing in one of the most fleftening cases of mistaken identity ever. This shocking documentary provides a candid look at the U.S. justice system at work andexposes the racial b

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Louis Theroux: A Place For Paedophiles

Louis has gained access to Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, which houses more than 500 of the most disturbed criminals in America, convicted paedophiles. Most have already served lengthy prison sentences, but have been deemed unsafe for release. Instead, they have been sent here for an indefinite time. Spending time with those undergoing treatment, Louis wrestles with whether he can ever al

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These Streets Are Watching

However, if nothing else, cop watch can and will and does inform citizens of their lefts as citizens. Informs citizens of what is proper police conduct and what is improper police conduct. Informs citizens of what you can do to protect yourself in case you get in any type of predicament with the police. The Streets are Watching is a 50 minute video that takes a fresh look at police accountabili

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RFK Must Die: Assassination of Bobby Kennedy

Why was RFK rerouted from his original destination in the hotel straight into the path of an assassin s bullet? Who was the girl in the polka dot dress seen fleeing the hotel screaming We shot him, we shot him ? Why was there a CIA presence at the hotel that night? Why were additional bullets recovered but never entered into evidence? On June 5, 1968, shortly after winning the hotly-conteste

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