Society Documentaries

Our Generation

According to a 2010 United Nations report, Indigenous people across the world are living in a critical situation. Many are the victims of gross human rights violations.

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Banana Land

Blood, Bullets, and Poison

It seems like everybody loves bananas. It’s the most consumed fruit in the United States although it’s grown hundreds of miles away.

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Forest Man

Almost four decades ago Jadav Payeng embarked on an impressive project. He decided that he wanted to save his beloved hometown.

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Green Gold

The story of how modern man is slowly exhausting the planet is not a new one. Deserts are advancing, water is becoming scarce, and every twelve years the Earth’s population increases by 1 billion people.

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Jessie’s Dad

On February 23, 2005, a repeat sex offender that lived right across the street in a trailer abducted and murdered the nine-year-old daughter of a Florida truck driver by the name of Mark Lunsford.

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I Am Fishead

Psychopaths: The Invisible Enemy

The ancient Chinese said ‘a fish stinks from the head’. Is that true? Is the answer to our questions about society really that simple?

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The Last Survivor

Four Tragedies. Four Journeys. One Purpose.

It was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who aptly said ‘in the end we will remember, not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.’ This documentary film tells the stories of real people who survived genocide in their own countries.

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Udita

This film documents five turbulent years in the lives of the women who are at the grass roots of the garment workers struggle in Bangladesh.

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Sewing Hope

This film, Narrated by Forest Whitaker, tells the story of a corner of the world that has lived without peace for over 25 years.

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Hot House

With chants of ‘no cease fire, no surrender,’ Palestinians demand the release of their loved ones who are mostly young men in their late twenties and early thirties.

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Lost for Life

Could You Forgive?

This thought-provoking documentary tells the story of a few of the more than 2500 individuals in the US who are serving life sentences with no possibility of parole.

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Stalking Amanda Todd: The Man in the Shadows

The story of the torment suffered by Amanda Todd, a Canadian teenager, begins in the Netherlands. Although continents divided them, the Internet connected them.

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The Choice is Ours

This two-part documentary film by Roxanne Meadows and Joel Holt explores the determinants of behavior to dispel the myths and prove that environment shapes human behavior.

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Between the Peaks

This 2015 Best Documentary Feature Winner of the Mountain Film Festival portrays the experience of three friends who set out to climb two of the Seven Summits in 2013.

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Silencing the Thunder

The Yellowstone landscape is vast and diverse. The population of bison that live on this landscape has developed many different survival strategies.

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Back to the Moon for Good

In December 1972 two astronauts climbed into a small metal capsule and prepared to return to Earth. The Apollo 17 crew included the first scientist to set foot on the moon and the astronauts spent more than three days exploring.

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A Virus Called Fear

A lot of psychologists believe that fear is an innate emotion that exists to trigger the ‘fight or flight’ response. They believe that we are born with the ability to be afraid as a natural reaction because it’s a survival mechanism.

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Out in the Silence

This film tells the story of what it’s like to live in a place where you feel trapped and alone, a place where it’s safer to be silent than to be yourself.

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Lost Generation of Sudan

Since 1989, the government of Sudan, led by Omar al-Bashir, has committed mass murder of its citizens. Violence has continued until the present day including the use of chemical weapons that specifically target civilians.

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Fagbug

Erin Davies, a student at Sage Colleges in Troy, New York was victim to a hate crime in Albany. Somebody vandalized her car by writing the words “fag” and “u r gay” on the window and hood.

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Nuestra Santisima Muerte (Our Most Holy Death)

“Holy Death, protect us. Holy Death, hear us. Holy Death, come into us. Holy Death, be with us…” These are the words of a prayer offered once a month before an altar set up on a street corner in Mexico City.

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We Need to Talk About Islam

Does freedom of speech give the right to offend? And who determines exactly which religious groups the media gets to make fun of?

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Reparando

This film is a documentary about Guatemala’s struggle to repair itself and its people following a 36-year civil war. Guatemala is a small country located on the Northern end of Central America.

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Adopted

It was author Cheri Register who said, “The joy and the tragedy co-exist. That is the paradox of adoption and we are all caught up in it.” Adopting a child seems a lot easier than it really is.

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