Documentaries about Politics
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Answering the Call
Fifty one years ago, the nation watched in horror as bloody images of police attacks on civil rights protestors in Selma, Alabama aired on television. John Witeck...
Escape! From the Cult of Materialism (2016)
Does the philosophy of materialism work to destroy our identities, experience, and environment? Join narrator Daphne Ellis on a radical romp through the evidence and decide for...
Still Berning (2016)
Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic presidential primary to Hillary Clinton. But it was a glorious loss. And it has become a beginning, not an end. The end of the Bernie Sanders...
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...
rEVILution: Rise of the Christofascists (2016)
The following documentary examines the role Christianity plays in American right-wing politics and the radicalizing effect it has had. Republicans often say that a handful of...
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...
Let Fury Have the Hour (2012)
Rough, raw and unapologetically inspirational, Let Fury Have the Hour is a charged journey into the heart of the creative counter-culture in 2012.  In a time of global...
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...
Hillary Clinton's Business of Corporate Shilling & War Making (2016)
Digging deep into Hillary's connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton's multi-million-dollar political machine operates.  This episode chronicles 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...
The Mad World of Donald Trump (2016)
Matt Frei enters the colourful and mad world of presidential hopeful, Donald Trump - whose meteoric political rise comes amid one of the most controversial political campaigns...
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...
Reykjavik Rising (2015)
In October 2008 Iceland was hit with one of the biggest financial disasters any nation in the world had experienced. In response, citizens took to the streets creating what is...
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...
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...
Whoa Canada (2015)
“Whoa Canada” is about Canada’s surveillance programs in an era of climate change. We’ve interviewed some of the countries leading experts and people who have actually been...
Trump: What's the Deal?
Trump suppressed this documentary for 25 years. Until now.
A Short Film About Guns
WINNER - Best Online Short, Tribeca Film Festival 2013 "A Short Film About Guns" examines the illegal arms trade and how it functions across the globe. Featuring four experts...
Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley (2015)
It is June 28th, 2009. The people of Honduras are preparing to vote in their country's first-ever referendum. However, instead of waking up to ballot boxes they rise to find...
A Minority Pastime (2015)
On 18 February 2005, the Hunting Act came into enforcement – fox hunting was now illegal. Yet, Denise Ward (writer and producer) and other ordinary people who live in the...
RESIST: The Unist'ot'en's Call To The Land (2013)
RESIST: The Unist'ot'en's Call To The Land is a short documentary that was filmed in the summer of 2013 on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory, 1000 km north of Vancouver in...
Requiem For The American Dream (2015)
In his final long-form documentary interview - filmed over four years - Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented...
The Square (2013)
The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster for a number of years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man...
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...
White Like Me (2013)
White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In...
Koch Brothers EXPOSED (2014)
Billionaires David and Charles Koch have been handed the ability to buy our democracy in the form of giant checks to the House, Senate, and soon, possibly even the...
Princes of the Yen: Central Banks and the Transformation of the Economy (2014)
"Only power that is hidden, is power that endures." Central Banks are some of the most secretive and misunderstood institutions in the world.  What powers do they wield? Who’s...
Transitions For Society: Job Guarantee and Basic Income (2014)
This film presents a huge social problem called technological unemployment. Whilst doing so, the film also presents two potential solutions to this major social issue. The...
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...
Grasp The Nettle (2013)
Grasp The Nettle follows the exploits of a ragtag band of land rights activists in London as they struggle against corporations, government, police - and themselves - in their...
Rediscovering Newtown
What 3 words would you use to describe your home town? This is a small taster of the larger documentary yet to come which tries to summarise what the final production will be...
The Atomic Cafe (1982)
One of the defining documentaries of the 20th century, THE ATOMIC CAFE (1982) offers a darkly humorous glimpse into mid-century America, an era rife with paranoia, anxiety, and...
The Taxing Question of Land (2013)
Complex tax systems allow for avoidance, evasion and expensive administration costs to both the public and private purse. At the recent G8 summit, the UK placed tax compliance...
Decadence: Decline Of The Western World (2011)
The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilisation; the factors of decadence - luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition - are constant. The civilisation of...
The Mayfair Set: Four Stories About The Rise Of Business And The Decline Of Political Power (1999)
The Mayfair Set, subtitled Four Stories About the Rise of Business and the Decline of Political Power, is a series of programmes produced by Adam Curtis for the BBC, first...
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...
Conservation Refugees Expelled from Paradise
Anyone who has paid much attention to environmental movements and conservation will know that 'conservation' is often a guise for colonialism. It is estimated that 20 million...
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...
Sled Dogs to St. Paul: The Race For Clean Water (2012)
The film follows the dogsled run of former Minnesota State Representative Frank Moe, who mushed his team of 10 sled dogs from Grand Marais, MN to the Capitol in St. Paul in...
American Autumn - an Occudoc (2012)
Shot on the front lines and meeting spaces of the Occupy movement in NYC, Boston, and Washington, DC from the earliest days through the end of January 2012, American Autumn: an...
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...
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...
Street Fight (2005)
Nominated for an Academy Award, this film chronicles the hard-fought campaign for mayor of Newark, New Jersey, by Corey Booker, a young community activist and City Council...
Offensive: The Story of Tony Farrell (2012)
The story of former Senior Police Intelligence Analyst, Tony Farrell, who lost everything by refusing to endorse the official versions of 9/11 and 7/7...
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...