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Part mystery, part travelogue, and part banjo showdown, Oscar-nominated Gasland documents filmmaker Josh Fox's cross-country odyssey to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing-or fracking-is actually safe.
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In a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist.
Two men discover the perils of going into business with their friends as they observe the rise and fall of their Internet firm over the course of its first (and only) year in this documentary produced by D.A. Pennebaker.
American: The Bill Hicks Story
Since his tragic death from cancer at age 32, comedian Bill Hicks's legend and stature have only grown, and this unique documentary tells his story, blending live footage, interviews and animation to fill in the details of a life cut short. A comic's comic and unflagging critic of hypocrisy and cultural emptiness, Hicks was one of a kind, a Lenny Bruce for the late 20th century, and few are more deserving of this in-depth biographic treatment.
While most people saw the documentary Super Size Me as an expose of the fast food industry, comedian and former health writer Tom Naughton saw it as a dare: He'd show that you could lose weight on a diet of burgers and fries. In addition to chronicling Naughton's weight drop, the film provides interviews with doctors, nutritionists and others to drive home his thesis that most of what we know about "healthy eating" is wrong.
From the controversial author of the best-selling "The Skeptical Environmentalist" comes this engrossing (NY Times) documentary that challenges green movement scare tactics and is called "far more convincing than An Inconvenient Truth"
5 Broken Cameras
2011 Documentary, War
A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.
The number of popular conspiracy theories and the speed at which they spread is growing. Over a third of Americans believe their government did not tell them the truth about 9/11. A third of Britons believes that Princess Diana did not die an accidental death. Cyberspace is bursting with sites dedicated to theories about JFK, UFOs, or Area 51. Looking at these events and others, this film reveals how our societys mistrust for government has created a culture of doubt. It examines the ways that fearful people find comfort in the order and explanations that conspiracy theories provide. But it also discusses how conspiracy theories frequently discourage honest discourse, and, historically, have led to disaster. Conspiracy Rising takes a hard, penetrating look at the psycho-social and philosophical roots of conspiracy theories, examining who tends to believe in them and why.
JFK: A President Betrayed
2013 Documentary, Horror
Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, JFK: A President Betrayed uncovers new evidence that reveals how John F. Kennedy, despite intense pressure, boldly reversed U.S. government policy to embark on secret back-channel peace efforts with Americas sworn enemies. The effect is shocking as the doc exposes facts largely unknown to the general public, including those that demonstrate how Kennedy was subverted by his own government.Featuring new, probing interviews with Kennedy and Khrushchev staffers, eyewitnesses and experts, JFK: A President Betrayed is a meticulously well-researched portrait of an embattled president at the height of the Cold War and considers how the world might be different had he lived to serve a second term.
The U.S. Vs. John Lennon
The story traces John Lennon's life from the period 1966 to 1976, where Lennon transforms into an antiwar activist, one in constant conflict with the U.S. government and its views.
Is college worth the cost? Ivory Tower explores the current education crisis from the halls of Harvard, to community colleges, to online learning, providing an astonishing look at the American university landscape.
Everyone knows the woman who sued McDonald's over spilled coffee. HOT COFFEE exposes the propaganda campaigns to distort Americans' view of lawsuits.
In 1969, Larry Hillblom founded his global courier company DHL. In 1995, the entrepreneur vanished in a plane crash off his Micronesian island home, leaving his billion-dollar estate to a university -- or so he thought. Directed by Alexis Manya Spraic, this engaging documentary tells Hillblom's story through the legal battle that ensued when would-be heirs began popping up all over the place to lay claim to the billionaire's bucks.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Focusing on two men whose bodies have been trashed by steroids, obesity and illness, this documentary chronicles the rigorous healing path -- including a two-month diet of fruits and vegetables -- that both attempt in a bid to rescue their health.
The End: British Gangsters
The End reveals the bloody history and confessions of the cockney gangster
2013 Documentary, Thriller, Action
A chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon. The film throws the viewer, through audio recordings and found video, right into the middle of the real-life hostage negotiation of a Danish shipping vessel, the CEC Future.
Bible Revelations: the Sacred Codes
It is claimed that the Bible conceals a hidden, secret message sent from the Divine for all of mankind. Today we have computer technology to unravel the ancient code exposing what scholars have overlooked for so long.
Michael Moore Hates America
In 'Roger & Me', Michael Moore tried in vain to get an interview with millionaire GM CEO Roger Smith. In Michael Moore Hates America, documentarian Michael Wilson searches for the American Dream and sets off on a nationwide quest to interview another millionaire: the "documentary" filmmaker, Michael Moore. Will Wilson land his interview? Will he expose Moore's hypocrisy? No matter whose side of the fence you're on, you'll agree that there's nothing quite so humbling - or hilarious - as a taste of one's own medicine.
War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State
War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State highlights four cases where whistleblowers took to the media to expose government wrong-doing and abuse.