Society Documentaries

Pandemic

Nobody expected the next big global shared experience to be such a negative one. It has been a challenging and sad time for many, as most of us have had to deal with the loss of people we know or love.

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The Good Fight

The people who live in Complexo do Alemao, a favela in Rio Di Janeiro, know a thing or two about losing loved ones to gun violence.

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Hard to Believe

China is one of the countries with the largest number of organ transplants per year. Although the statistic sounds noble, very little is known about the source of these organs.

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Leon

I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. I am destined for greatness. On the night of November 11, 2012, Leon was pulled over in a case of mistaken identity.

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Mama Agatha

About 6,000 migrant women learn how to cycle each year in the Netherlands. Cycling is the preferred form of transportation in this country and the laws that protect cyclists are so strict, that most cyclists don’t need to wear helmets.

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A Class Divided

In 1968, Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Racism across the United States was rampant. Instead of ignoring the problem that was plaguing the country, one teacher in an all-white Iowa town, Jane Elliot, decided to rise to the challenge and become part of the solution.

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Teranga: Life in the Waiting Room

Many young men and women escape the African Continent in the hopes of finding a better life somewhere else. Many of them end up in Italy; oblivious of the fact that racism continues to be an issue in this European country.

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The Lost Rambos

How guns and Hollywood changed tribal disputes in Papua New Guinea

The tribes living in the Engan region are known in Papua New Guinea as the ones responsible for a lot of the fighting and killing that’s going on.

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After Windrush

After paying taxes for 37 years, Paulette Wilson got a letter stating that she was an illegal immigrant. The letter shocked her to the core because for the first time in her life she had absolutely no idea who she was or where she belonged.

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Cracking Up

It’s a problem affecting thousands of new apartment owners across Australia. For many families, this is their only asset and they never expected to lose it.

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Fools and Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest

This film is a 30-minute documentary about Hinewai, a beautiful place located on New Zealand’s Banks Peninsula. In 1987 Hugh Wilson announced to the local community that he was planning to allow a weed to grow as a nurse canopy to regenerate farmland into native forest and restore the native biodiversity as much as possible.

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Share

This is the story of a fourteen-year-old young man who, like many kids his age, spends most of his time online.

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Searching for Meaning

Death is a natural part of living.  Every single one of us will die at some point. As somebody pointed out ‘none of us will survive; it’s just a matter of when and how we will die’.

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The Secrets of Silicon Valley

What Big Tech doesn’t want you to know

Silicon Valley is not just a location in the southern San Franciso Bay area of northern California; it’s an idea. When the urge to digitize, track, and store all the information in the world came about, then Silicon Valley became a reality.

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Crisanto Street

A young boy films his random habitual activities and the things that are important to him on his last days living in the neighborhood located in the shadow of Silicon Valley.

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Anonymous Comes to Town

The hackers who took on high school sexual assault in Ohio

In August 2012 a party took place in a small town called Steubenville located in Ohio. On that night a group of football players took advantage of an underage girl.

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Love Me Tenderloin

San Francisco is one of the richest cities in the United States. The ‘City by the Bay’ is a favorite among many tourists and locals.

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Fighting Shame

The word shame is defined as a painful feeling of humiliation and distress. There’s a lot of shame surrounding poverty. That’s one of the reasons why so many are afraid of falling into it, afraid of admitting it, and afraid of asking for help.

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White Fright

There’s a community called Islamberg located in Delaware County. This is a rural area about 130 miles northwest of New York City.

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Nothing to Hide

It’s hard to imagine life before the Internet. We have become so used to sharing information instantaneously with people all over the world that it would be tragic not to be able to do so.

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A Wish Filled Summer

Fauvé suffers from an incurable neuro-muscular disease. She can’t walk because her legs are too weak to carry the weight of her body.

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Black Sheep

A ten-year-old Nigerian boy was stabbed to death on his way home from school one day in London. This mindless act of violence in the neighborhood stirred up fear within the heart of another Nigerian mother of two young boys.

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Our House

The Homeless Man, the Hippy and the Property Developer

Just a casual walk around Liverpool will reveal how big a of problem rough sleeping and begging has become. Yet in contrast, there are signs of prosperity all around and a high-end property boom.

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Nancy Wake: Gestapo’s Most Wanted

Nancy Wake was described as being a drop-dead gorgeous New Zealander journalist. She formed great friendships with other journalists and the men were always very protective of her.

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