Documentaries about Police State
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Resistance in Athens - Medialien Doc (2016)
The Greek tragedy, economic blackmail and democratic treason, the impact of the refugee crisis and a visit to Exarchia, Athen's Arnarchist hood. La tragédie Grecque, chantage...
Struggle[s] at Nuit Debout, Part 1: Paris - Medialien (2016)
Thoughts on the first weeks at Nuit Debout, how it functions, its massification, its relationship to the labour unions, to violence, to police brutality and to the...
The MOVE Bombing - When Police Plotted to Exterminate a Family
On May 13, 1985, one of the most shameful, horrific attacks by U.S. police ever took place in West Philadelphia. 11 people-including five children-were killed in a deliberate...
Paris State of Emergency (2016) Medialien
Activists in custody, protests shut down, warrantless house arrests, and the COP21 strangled by anti-terrorist measures, a look back on the first months of the state of...
The Empire Files: the Most Dangerous Year for Muslims in America
Abby Martin interviews Dr. Deepa Kumar, professor of media studies at Rutgers University and author of *Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire*, about the roots of this...
Let the Fire Burn (2013)
Let the Fire Burn is composed entirely with archival footage yet unfurls with the tension of a thriller. Jason Osder’s documentary recounts the steps that led to a horrific...
Squatting in Rome (2015) Medialien
The presence of numerous squats, including the biggest in Europe, a militant student scene as well as unpunished police repression make Rome one of the strongholds of radical...
Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2015)
Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on...
The Stanford Prison Experiment
The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted from August 14 to 20,1971 by a team...
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...
Immigrants For Sale (2011)
Immigrants are for sale in this country. Sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits! Here are the top 3 things YOU need to know about the...
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...
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...
The Ghosts of March 21 (2014)
An interrogation of race, power and justice in the contemporary United States, The Ghosts of March 21 focuses on the death of 26-year-old Lovelle Mixon and the factors that led...
OverCriminalized (2014)
It's simple. Diversion programs work better than incarceration - for everyone. In cities like Seattle, San Antonio, and Salt Lake City, we see that successful solutions are a...
The Pursuit of Liberty, and Life.
We can no longer play the blame game on the Government, Big Corporations, Banksters, Geppetto, the economy, God, Religion, Luck or Fate. It is you who must assume...
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...
The Injustice System In America (2007)
According to the Bureau of Justice 49% of all prison inmates nationally are African American compared to their 13% make up of the overall population. Hispanics constitute 17%...
5 Broken Cameras (2011)
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank...
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...
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...
Taksim Commune: Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey (2013)
This short documentary tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction on July 15, 2013, and the protests that have continued in the aftermath. It includes...
DÉRIVES (2013)
Produced independently without any financial aid, Dérives is the result of more than thirty hours of interviews with citizen witnesses and victims of police brutality. The...
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...
Street Politics 101 (2013)
In the spring of 2012, a massive student strike in opposition to a tuition hike rocked the streets of the Montréal for over six months. Protest and militant street actions...
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...
Better This World (2011)
How did two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas wind up arrested on terrorism charges at the 2008 Republican National Convention? Better This World follows the journey of...
Meet The Stans (2003)
A documentary about the current state of the Central Asian Republics in 4 chapters (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) styled after travel-shows: unguarded...
Law Enforcement Opposed to the War on Drugs (2006)
Cops and former cops who have put in decades fighting the war on drugs speak out against prohibition.
Anaheim: A Tale of Two Cities (2012)
If there is one city in the world where you might expect to find happiness, it is Anaheim, California. It is the home of Disneyland, the second most popular amusement park in...
Breaking The Taboo (2011)
Narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the United States led War...
Utopia on the Horizon (2012)
In May 2011, hundreds of thousands of Greeks swarmed into Syntagma Square in Athens to protest against the firesale of their country, their labor rights and their livelihoods...
A.L.F. Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals (2008)
Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals is a 2008 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front (ALF). It took three years of filming...
Chicago 10 (2008)
Protesters and activists in the face of an oppressive and armed government speak out and take a stand, and after being denied permits for demonstrations they repeatedly clashed...
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists” is a documentary that takes us inside the world of Anonymous, the radical “hacktivist” collective that has redefined civil...
The House I Live In
As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on...
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...
Rise Like Lions: OWS and the Seeds of Revolution (2011)
Scott Noble, who also produced Lifting the Veil, pulls together a combination of internet and original footage to create the first feature-length documentary on Occupy Wall St...
Confessions of an Undercover Cop (2011)
The inside story of Mark Kennedy, the police officer who spent eight years undercover as a dedicated activist, having infiltrated the environmental movement and Europe's...
Occupy: The Movie - Short Film Series Compilation
Can the 99% prevail? Occupy The Movie will interweave viral vignettes - documenting each event that shapes the movement - with candid interviews of leading figures around...
The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)
Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but...
¿Sería Buenos Aires? / Maybe Buenos Aires? (2006)
A universal story that touches upon many of the themes that cross the modern world we live in: dislocation of people, destruction of their dreams overnight by crises they are...
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...
The Shock Doctrine (2009)
An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.
The Evilness of Power (2008)
THE EVILNESS OF POWER examines the ways in which power and hierarchy affect individuals, society, and the world at large. It's possibly the best film on the subject ever...
The Fourth World War (2003)
From the front-lines of conflicts in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, and the North; from Seattle to Genova, and the War on Terror in New York, Afghanistan...
Police State Canada
Provocation and police terror at the G20 summit in Toronto. "A brilliant production" - Michel Chossudovsky, Centre for Research on Globalization.
Democracy 101: Pittsburgh G20 Protests and the Police Occupation of Pitt University (2009)
Version 1 of a documentary about the recent Pittsburgh G20 Protests, and the Police Occupation of the University of Pittsburgh. This film is a collaboration between Pittsburgh...
The End of America (2008)
Wolf's impassioned arguments prove totally compelling, and the filmmakers' accompanying illustrations transport her comparisons from the abstract to the historic...
These Streets Are Watching (2003)
These Streets are Watching takes a fresh look at police accountability through the eyes of three communities; Denver, Cincinnati and Berkeley. Independent filmmaker, Jacob...