Documentaries about Government
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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...
UNCOUNTED: The Story of the California Primary (2016)
In an extensive mini-documentary by Rogue Kite Productions and The Young Turks, we tell you the true story of what happened leading up to and after the California Democratic...
PBS FRONTLINE:  The Trouble With Chicken (2015)
FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in meat - particularly poultry - and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Focusing on an outbreak of...
The Great Everything & the Nothing (2016)
'This is the very definition of a film you MUST see before you die.' We all know that there's something odd about life. But we never really discuss it. 'The Great Everything &...
TTIP: Might Is Right (2015)
The proposed free trade agreement between the US and Europe (TTIP) causes concern about the European right to self-determination. The most controversial part of TTIP is ISDS...
A Very Heavy Agenda Part 1: A Catalyzing Event (2015)
"A Very Heavy Agenda is a behind-the-scenes look at the neocon thinkers that fuel America's endless wars. The film is a chillingly honest account of how the neocons behind both...
Refugees Unwelcome: The Fight Over Germany's Surge In Refugees
As refugees and asylum seekers continue to pour into Germany, supporters face off against a surging tide of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim protesters. 
Hidden Influence: The Rise Of Collectivism (2015)
Hidden Influence: The Rise of Collectivism is the first film in a 3 part saga. This chapter documents how the ruling class, through their billion dollar foundations, have...
Under the Dome: Investigating China’s Smog (2015)
A controversial film by celebrity journalist Chai Jing investigating China's air pollution problems. Chai Jing started making the documentary when her as yet unborn daughter...
Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring On Sex, Lies And Global Economics (1995)
In this feature-length documentary, Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only to...
War on Whistleblowers (2015)
War on Whistleblowers highlights recent cases where American government employees and contractors took to the media to expose fraud and abuse.  In all cases the whistle-blowing...
The Unknown Known (2014)
A glimpse into the mind of a sociopath... who just happened to be the United States Secretary of Defense leading up to and during the country's two longest wars (Iraq and...
The Norden - Police (2014)
Police captain Peter Whittingham from LAPD visits Finland, Sweden and Norway. How are suspects treated? What equipment do Nordic police officers carry, and how are they allowed...
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)
Outfoxed shows how the Fox News channel is used to promote and advocate right-wing views. SUBSCRIBE   Follow Robert Greenwald  Celebrate 10 years of Brave New Films with our...
Cointelpro 101 (2010)
COINTELPRO may not be a well-understood acronym but its meaning and continuing impact are absolutely central to understanding the government’s wars and repression against...
Mark Corske's Engines of Domination (2014)
Political power -- armed central authority, with states and war -- is it part of human nature? Is it necessary for human communities? Or is it a tool that ruling elites use to...
Scotland Yet: A Film About Independence (2014)
Scotland Yet is a feature length documentary that takes a radically different approach to the debate on Scottish independence. Blissfully free of sound bites, politicians and...
PBS FRONTLINE:  United States of Secrets (2014)
How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans? In United States of Secrets, FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of the U.S...
Gasland Part II (2013)
Gasland Part II follows on three years later, to continue documenting how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most devastating environmental issues rapidly...
PBS FRONTLINE: Prison State (2014)
With extraordinary access, FRONTLINE takes you to the epicenter of the raging debate about prison reform. "Prison State" follows the lives of four individuals in Kentucky's...
PBS FRONTLINE: Solitary Nation (2014)
With extraordinary access, award-winning producer and director Dan Edge takes you to the epicenter of the raging debate about prison reform. "Solitary Nation" offers an...
Buying the War: How Big Media Failed Us (2007)
In 2003, the United States pre-emptively attacked Iraq in a war that would last for eight years claiming an estimated 189,000 lives, costing over $2 trillion and causing untold...
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & The Selling Of American Empire (2004)
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire examines how a radical fringe of the Republican Party used the trauma of the 9/11 terror attacks to advance a...
Canada's War on Weed
With a reported value of over six billion dollars, it's no secret that marijuana in British Columbia is big business. However, due to the recent legalization of weed in...
Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2004)
There were other connections between the Bushes and the Saudis. Carlyle Group, which hired both George Bush junior and senior, received major funds and worked for Saudi Royals...
Glenn Greenwald: Snowden's Journalist of Choice (2014)
In June of 2013, Glenn Greenwald was the first to report on the classified national security agency documents leaked by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, through a...
PBS FRONTLINE:  Money, Power and Wall Street (2012)
PBS FRONTLINE's four-part series on the history and consequences of the the 2008 financial crisis.  This in-depth investigation tells the story of how the creation of an...
Young and Gay in Putin's Russia (2014)
When Russian President Vladimir Putin banned gay "propaganda" in June last year, Russia's LGBT community went from being a stigmatized fringe group to full-blown enemies of the...
Poor No More (2010)
We were always told, "If you work hard, things will get better." But many hard-working Canadians have only seen things get worse. Corporate profits soared, but only the rich...
Secrecy (2008)
In a single recent year the U.S. classified about five times the number of pages added to the Library of Congress. We live in a world where the production of secret knowledge...
Unconstitutional: The War On Our Civil Liberties (2004)
Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties, is the third in a series of Public Interest Pictures films that follows Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election and...
Pandora's Box: A Fable From The Age Of Science (1992)
Pandora's Box, subtitled A Fable From the Age of Science, is a six part 1992 BBC documentary television series written and produced by Adam Curtis, which examines the...
Casino Jack And The United States Of Money (2010)
This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff -- from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced...
Can We REALLY Scrap Taxes?
For more information & a to download the full thesis on the Dynamics of the Statecraft of Greed http://fredharrison.com/wp-c...
We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013)
A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history...
The Brussels Business: Who Runs the European Union? (2012)
THE BRUSSELS BUSINESS is a docu-thriller that dives into the grey zone underneath European democracy. An expedition into the world of the 15,000 lobbyists in the EU-capital, of...
The Untold History of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party
I wish my teachers had shown me documentaries like this when I was in school. Everything I was taught in school about government and politics was how things "should be...
The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today (2010)
"The Lord is Not On Trial Here Today" is a Peabody Award-winning documentary by Jay Rosenstein that tells the compelling personal story of Vashti McCollum, and how her...
The Carlyle Connection (2003)
A revealing documentary about the international world of private equity banking. The Carlyle Group, one of the largest investment banks in the world, is based in...
Counter-Intelligence: Shining a Light on Black Operations (2013)
An extraordinary work by a gifted filmmaker, "Counter-Intelligence" shines sunlight into the darkest crevices of empire run amok. The film vividly exposes a monstrous and...
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...
The Money Lobby (2013)
The Money Lobby examines how Political Action Committees (PACs) and Super PACs have managed to monopolize the political discourse in the US in favor of a privileged...
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...
Aghet: A Genocide (2010)
Aghet is an award-winning documentary made by German filmmaker Eric Friedler, which proves the truth of the genocide of the Armenian people. Using the actual words of 23...
Salmon Confidential (2013)
Salmon Confidential is a film on the government cover up of what is killing BC’s wild salmon. When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers BC’s wild salmon are testing positive...
Who Rules America? (2012)
Welcome to Wall Street – the epicenter of financial power in America, perhaps the money capital of the world. The globally oriented financial firms, based in the New York...
Race: The Power of An Illusion (2003)
The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - "red," "black," "white" or "yellow" peoples - has became so deeply embedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many...
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard
The documentary about the founders of the Pirate Bay. Share it with the world! Support the filmmakers of this free film here www.tpbafk.tv A film by Simon Klose
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...
The Internet is Closing Down (2012)
"We live in the feudalism era of the digital age" Why does copyright exist? Who is actually affected by piracy? Why do we feel like criminals when we go online? Culture has...