Documentaries about Empire
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A Very Heavy Agenda Part 3: Maintaining the World Order
“Without doubt it is the best documentary I have watched – on any subject – in years” – Tom Secker [spyculture.com] “One of the most important documentaries in circulation at...
Used and Betrayed - 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats
On Memorial Day, politicians will speak at ceremonies all over the country and repeat their favorite mantra: “Support the troops.” This pledge is hammered into the American...
Donald Trump: Make America Hate Again (2016)
The following documentary examines the many parallels between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler. Trump's right-wing populism, Islamophobia, racism, and nationalism has gained him...
How the World Runs on Looting the Congo
Every drone flown by the U.S. military has inside a piece of the Democratic Republic of the Congo--a valuable mineral, of which the DRC has trillions of dollars worth buried...
A Very Heavy Agenda Part 2: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Neocons (2016)
"Completely mind-blowing documentary about neocon ideologues and their bipartisan destructive influence" - Max Blumenthal [Author of Goliath & The 51 Day War] Part 2 Synopsis...
Unraveling the Syria War Chessboard
The war in Syria is an unparalleled crisis. Having gone far beyond an internal political struggle, the war is marked by a complex array of forces that the U.S. Empire hopes to...
Who Is to Blame for the Refugee Crisis?
Today 60 million human beings are displaced from war and extreme poverty. Many European countries are responding to the crisis with racist hysteria, polices and police state...
Good Hair (2009)
Chris Rock’s 2009 comedy documentary, ‘Good Hair’ might seem like a simple straightforward comedy documentary about a women’s hair salon. Actually, it goes deeper than that...
Unmanned: America's Drone Wars (2013)
"Unmanned" investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad, observing their effect on the War on Terror, the lives of individuals, and U.S. foreign...
Europe Or Die (2015)
Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily...
Zapatista (1999)
With exclusive access and interviews with Subcomandante Marcos, Noam Chomsky and others, Zapatista is the definitive look at the Zapatista uprising, its historical roots and...
Our Generation (2010)
Our Generation is an independent documentary film, made over 3 years, that looks at the current state of Indigenous relations in Australia, home to the oldest living culture in...
Dirty Wars (2013)
It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. We have fundamentally changed the rules of the game and the rules of engagement...
Five Steps To Tyranny (2001)
This film analyzes the movement of a society from freedom to tyranny in five steps. It clearly shows how those in positions of power may cultivate the conditions of tyranny in...
Stealing a Nation (2004)
'Stealing A Nation' is an extraordinary film about the plight of the Chagos Islands, whose indigenous population was secretly and brutally expelled by British Governments in...
Utopia (2013)
Drawing on John Pilger's long association with the first people of his homeland Australia, Utopia (2013) is both an epic portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, and...
Broken by Battle (2013)
As our troops in Afghanistan prepare to come home, more and more British soldiers are haunted by the trauma of over a decade of war. This Panorama special investigates the true...
PBS FRONTLINE: Top Secret America (2011)
FRONTLINE reveals 9/11's unprecedented yet largely invisible legacy: the creation of a vast maze of clandestine government and private agencies designed to hunt terrorists and...
America's War Games (2013)
How the Obama administration is redefining the US military's strategic priorities with far-reaching consequences. The United States' military expenditures today account for...
Fall and Winter (2013)
This stunning film takes you on a hypnotic journey, reaching to the past to understand the origins of the catastrophic environmental transitions we now face. Over two years...
Obey (2013)
This is a film based on the book "Death of the Liberal Class" by journalist and Pulitzer prize winner, Chris Hedges. It charts the rise of the Corporate State, and examines...
Land Rush (2012)
In 2008, the world’s food system began to fall apart. However, threatened with hunger, rich countries have started buying up and leasing fertile tracts of the developing...
Oliver Stone: The Untold History Of The United States (2012)
There is a classified America we were never meant to see. From Academy Award®-winning writer/director Oliver Stone, this ten-part documentary series looks back at human events...
Apology Of An Economic Hitman (2010)
John Perkins was a prominent member of the top-secret team of “economic hit men”, who used fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, military...
Four Horsemen (2012)
The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists...
Tim Robbins' Anti-War Satire: Embedded Live!
Written and directed by Tim Robbins, Embedded is a ripped-from-the-headlines satire about the madness surrounding brave men and women on the front lines of a Middle East...
Slavery by Another Name (2012)
Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans' most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the...
Inside Britain's Israel Lobby (2009)
Dispatches investigates one of the most powerful and influential political lobbies in Britain, which is working in support of the interests of the State of Israel. Despite...
Dakota 38 (2012)
In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just...
Vietnam: The Quiet Mutiny (1970)
In this, the first of his 58 documentary films, John Pilger combines candid interviews and amazing frontline footage of Vietnam to portray a growing rift between the US...
Apartheid Did Not Die (1998)
A John Pilger documentary. Apartheid based on race is outlawed now, but the system always went far deeper than that. The cruelty and injustice were underwritten by an economic...
The American Ruling Class (2005)
The American Ruling Classis one of the most unusual films to be made in America in recent years -- both in terms of form and content. The form is a...
Monumental Myths (2009)
Monumental Myths unveils the perpetuated myths told at several American monuments and historic sites. Carved in rock or cast in bronze, America’s monuments are intended—by...
Where White Men Fear to Tread (2012)
The film uses footage from the film 'The New World' (2005), 'Lifeboat Hour' radio show with Michael Ruppert, and various videos of Russell Means, to present an outline of...
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral On a Moving Train (2004)
In these turbulent times, Howard Zinn is inspiring a new generation. This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist and author. Following his...
Real Estate 4 Ransom: Why Does Land Cost the Earth? (2012)
REAL ESTATE 4 RAN$OM outlines a genuine alternative to the global property speculation that forced so many into debt. Doubling the pressure, the tax game has become just that...
The Power Principle: Corporate Empire and the Rise of the National Security State (2012)
"A gripping, deeply informative account of the plunder, hypocrisy, and mass violence of plutocracy and empire; insightful, historically grounded and highly relevant to the...
John Pilger: Real Journalism
What is real journalism? John Pilger reviews his 50 year career John Pilger says journalism is meant to be about truth. In this video he reviews his career over more than 50...
Unseen Tears (2009)
Native American families in Western New York continue to feel the impact of the Thomas Indian School and the Mohawk Institute. Survivors speak of traumatic separation from...
anOther Story Of Progress (2012)
An anti-civ documentary by Thomas Toivonen. Covering various issues such as environmental destruction, indigenous struggles, anarcho-primitivism and much more. Featuring John...
Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War (2008)
Using on-site and archival footage to illustrate specialist and eyewitness accounts from around the world, "Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives" shows how war and preparations for...
Collapse (2009)
Americans generally like to hear good news. They like to believe that a new president will right old wrongs, that clean energy will replace dirty oil and that fresh thinking...
The Panama Deception (1992)
The Panama Deception documents the untold story of the December 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama; the events which led to it; the excessive force used; the enormity of the death...
Hearts and Minds (1974)
Peter Davis' landmark documentary Hearts and Minds confronts with stark frankness the United States' involvement in Vietnam and the development of its foreign policy in the...
Into The Fire (2011)
World leaders and activists from around the world gathered for the G20 Summit. With over 19,000 police officers and security personnel on hand, the results lead to over 1100...
Class Dismissed (2004)
Class Dismissed provides a critical look at how U.S. history is taught in high school, at the myths that reduce the complexity of history into simple soundbites, and the...
Palestine Is Still The Issue (2002)
In a series of extraordinary interviews with both Palestinians and Israelis, John Pilger weaves together the issue of Palestine. He speaks to the families of suicide bombers...
END:CIV (2011)
Directed by Franklin Lopez, END:CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned...
Enemy Image (2005)
When Baghdad exploded under bombs, television chose to bring us fireworks. But does this distant and spectacular image tell us what is really happening on the ground, how it...
Iran (Is Not the Problem) (2008)
IRAN (Is Not The Problem) is a feature length documentary film responding to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information...