Top 100 Documentaries

White Fright
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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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That’s My Jazz
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Growing up as the son of a famous jazz musician had its perks. As a young boy Milt Abel II remembers getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the life of an entertainer.

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Plugged In
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The true toxicity of social media revealed

There is a clear connection between teen depression and social media. In fact, the teen suicide rate has gone up in the last two or three decades.

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Medical Genocide
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Hidden Mass Murder in China's Organ Transplant Industry

China, the most populated country on Earth has developed a thriving organ transplant industry. Previously, the government indicated that the organs were harvested from prisoners on death row or from donors, but discoveries that came to light in 2006 have shown that this is not always the case.

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Nuestra Santisima Muerte (Our Most Holy Death)
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“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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In Praise of Action
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We’ve all got to admit that without stunt people the movies we love would probably be lame. These brave men and women sometimes risk their lives just to create excitement for us to enjoy.

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Momenta
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This film by Plus M Productions and Protect Our Winters was created with the sole purpose of activating communities to rethink fossil fuels and their negative impact on the climate and the environment.

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How Big Oil Conquered the World
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Every area of our modern day life is affected by the petrochemical industry in one way or another. Parts of the history of oil are well known, but other parts are not common knowledge.

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The Trap
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The Deadly Sex-trafficking Cycle in American Prisons

Human trafficking takes many different forms. However it’s identifiable because there’s always some type of exploitation. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t usually involve criminal gangs or people being snuck across a border.

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Dwarf in China
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This documentary tells the story a Dutch street performer who travels throughout rural China telling an unusual story that touches the hearts of young and old.

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The Frozen Road
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American novelist Jack London once said,  “Any man, who is a man, can travel alone.” Twenty-four year old Ben Page took this saying to heart and decided to cycle around the world.

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Salmon Confidential
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A keystone species is a species that is essential to the functioning of the ecosystem as a whole. Such a species supports the entire interdependent network of life because other animals simply cannot live without it.

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Two Hearts – India
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DocumentaryStorm.com brings you another in our extremely popular conjoined twins series. This time, we look at Stuti and Aradhana: two twins from India who are extremely poor.

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US Veterans: Not Forgotten
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The military conflicts that the United States has been involved in has produced thousands of veterans. Most of these men and women have a very hard time coping with real life once they return home.

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The Butterfly Child
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Imagine being in so much pain that you can even feel it in your sleep. Imagine that pain never ever going away, not even for a minute.

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Cambodia’s Hollywood Dad
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Scott Neeson: From Hollywood highs to Cambodia’s slum kids

Scott Neeson went from being a poor young immigrant from Scotland, working as a projectionist in a drive-in movie theater to becoming a top Hollywood movie industry executive.

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Legend of a Warrior
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Frank Lee arrived in Canada in 1960. He was Grandmaster White Crane Kung Fu who devised his own style for contact fighting.  

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Adam Thorn Presents: The Temple of the Viper
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Malaysia is home to some of the most dangerous and treacherous jungles on the planet. These jungles are home to an impressive diversity of living things.

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Orca Rescue
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This short film was shot on location in New Zealand. It documents the life and research of Dr. Ingrid Visser. From a very young age, Dr.

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Chasing Bubbles
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The True Story of "The Worst Sailor to Ever Sail Around the World."

This is the story of a man named Alex, who wanted more out of life. He loved to do crazy things as a small child growing up in Southern Indiana.

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Bill Moyers Journal: Buying the War
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The story of how the media bought what the White House was selling has not been told in depth on television.

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When We Were Knights
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BASE jumping is an extreme sport that has become increasingly popular in the last few years. In 2016, there was a dramatic rise in BASE jumping deaths.

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Run Mama Run
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In 2012,  Sarah Michelle Bowman Brown had an injury and fell short of making the Olympic team. She had prepared for four years and then suddenly everything changed.

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Inside the Superhuman World of the Iceman
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Nowadays it’s easy to come across somebody offering miracle cures and fake therapy. But when somebody comes around that can actually back up his claims, it’s time to set aside all preconceived notions and start learning.

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Damocracy
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Dams: Destroying Amazonia and Mesopotamia

The world’s last remaining rivers are in danger of disappearing along with the millions of lives and cultures that depend on them.

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Just The Way You Are
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Most children in the United States that were born between the late sixties and the early nineties watched Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

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Sand Men
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Three men: Neculai Marin, Aurel Barbu, and Raj Hurdui leave their native Romania in search for a better life elsewhere. They leave behind more than only memories; walking away from everything that is familiar can be very difficult at times.

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REFUGE
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Human Stories From The Refugee Crisis

The world is changing quickly and the things that some take for granted are impossible dreams for others. Many men, women, and children have had to leave the comforts of their home and the familiarity of their place of birth to set out on a quest for survival.

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H.O.P.E
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What You Eat Matters

This is a film about how the consequences of our choices aren’t limited only to us.  Since we all share this planet we are all affected by the decisions others make.

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Beauties Save the World
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Taking On The Silent Eco Threat From Plastic Microbead Pollution

A team comprised of 14 female researchers hop on a yacht and sail to the Caribbean. When they first made the announcement, there were many chuckles.

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The Living Forest
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The concept of Kawsak Sacha (living forest) is not new; it’s just common sense. And the Kitchwa men and women know exactly why this is important.

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NINNOC
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Society is obsessed with stuffing everybody into its mold and severely punishing all who don’t comply. But how many of us actually fit into the mold?

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Bluebird Man
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This is the story of an amazing man who lives in Daggett Creek, Idaho. At the age of 94, he is a self-taught conservationist.

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Adam Thorn Presents: The Tale of the Tapir
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The Jungle is one of the most formidable environments known to man and the Malayan jungle is the oldest jungle on the planet.

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Breaking the Cycle
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Halden Prison is Norway’s most humane prison. It’s a maximum-security facility that houses 260 inmates and has a staff of 340. 

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The Fallen of World War II
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World War II began on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Two days later, Britain and France declared war on Germany and most of the other members of the Commonwealth of Nations followed suit.

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Caine’s Arcade
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This documentary is guaranteed to make you smile or your money back! In this time of a tough economy, it’s inspiring to see the next generation of entrepreneurs starting to emerge from the shadows.

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Prisoner Number A26188: Henia Bryer
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This thought-provoking film tells the story of a Holocaust survivor in her own words. Henia was born into a middle-class Jewish family.

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The Story of Tetris
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In 1984 while the Cold War raged between the United States and the Soviet Union, the United States experienced unprecedented social and economic growth.

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War By Other Means
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In 1985 ‘Live Aid’ became a symbol of concern and generosity, but a little known fact is that during that year the hungriest countries in Africa gave twice as much money to developed nations than what they received from them.

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Tungrus
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One day Mr. Bharde sees a vendor selling chicks to boys and girls and decides that one of those would make a fun toy for his two cats.

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Dirty Business
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Plastic has become a real problem. We’ve never consumed more plastic than we do now at any other moment in history.

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Meat the Truth
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The ten hottest years that have ever been measured have all occurred in the last fourteen years. Global warming is the world’s current greatest concern; it’s real and humans are most certainly to blame because industrial civilization has caused irreparable damage.

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Buyers Club
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the network providing people with affordable hepatitis C medicine

Hepatitis C is a chronic viral infection that can cause fatal liver disease. Around 71 million people worldwide suffer from this condition.

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Authority and Expectations
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According to Wray Harris, The idea that the military goes around spreading freedom is twisted. If they had done at home what they did to people in other countries would they be celebrated as heroes?

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Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks
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In the far reaches of the Galapagos archipelago there is a remote island that is more like an ancient crumbling volcano.

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Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat
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How many of the health problems that we are witnessing today are the result of our modern food culture? With all the advancements in medicine, people should be healthier now than ever before, however it seems like exactly the opposite is the case. 

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Gun Nation
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There seems to be an insatiable thirst for firearms in the United States. Some statistics show that there are over 350 million guns in the country.

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Cry of the Wild
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Bill Mason— a lover and defender of wildlife, directed this film by the National Film Board of Canada. Very few people can honestly say that they have ever heard the howl of the wolf echoing across the Northern Lake. 

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American Psychosis
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According to author and activist Chris Hedges, most people have no concept about how fragile our environment really is. He believes there’s an emotional incapacity to understand collapse even when it’s facing us.

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Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business
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This award-winning documentary, originally released in 2010, tells the true story of a medical doctor and PhD biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, founder of the Burzynski Research Institute, a bio-pharmaceutical company that is committed to developing cancer treatments based on genomic and epigenomic principles.

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Vice on HBO: Season 2
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VICE is a documentary TV series that portrays the sometimes-absurd reality of what’s going on around the world. These are the controversial and intriguing stories that the mainstream media usually overlooks.

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Hometown
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A Portrait of the American Opioid Epidemic

A mother tells the painful story of her son’s short life. He was a happy young man with unlimited potential who made a few questionable decisions that led him down a dark pathway.

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The Last Resort
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In 2006, Andrew Miners’ vision was to build an eco-resort and center for marine conservation in West Papua, Indonesia. This place holds the world’s most bio diverse marine habitat.

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Game of Drones
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Killing innocent civilians has become as easy as playing a video game. Military drone operators sit in the comfort of a bunker, zoom in on their target, and press a button.

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Transplanting Memories?
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Is science’s understanding of how memory works quite as cut and dried as once thought? In recent years several heart transplant recipients have reported unexpected side effects including experiencing memories, habits and desires they never had before.

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The Great Culling
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Our Water. Our Food. Our Air.

In the late 1970s, an amazing monument was erected on a hilltop in Elbert, Georgia. It is known as the Georgia Guidestones.

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John Mayer: Someday I’ll Fly
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The best music transcends your playlist and moves into a place in your life where it becomes your companion. This film by Eastwood Allen chronicles the evolution of John Mayer: singer/songwriter, guitar player, touring musician, and recording artist.

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Congo
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A Journey to the Heart of Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a large, beautiful,  mineral-rich country with wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else on Earth.

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Chris Jordan on The Midway Project
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Photographer Chris Jordan discusses his Midway Project; a fine art photography series documenting the tragic phenomenon of the death of the local albatross population due to excessive intake of plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch.

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Forest Man
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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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Rhinos Without Borders
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About a hundred years ago there were close to one million rhinos living in South Africa. These days their amounts have dwindled to about 20,000 white rhinos, 4,000 black rhinos, and only three northern white rhinos The population just keeps shrinking.

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Panopticon
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As technology advances our privacy is disappearing. This documentary, Panopticon, explores just how much our personal lives are being affected by the usage of invasive technology to monitor us.

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Vibrant Highland, Commercial Love
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It is said that for one day every year Hmong people from a remote village in Vietnam reunite with old lovers.

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Lions: The New Endangered Species?
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A man steps out of a jeep somewhere near Pretoria, South Africa. He calls out a name and within seconds two large female lions trot towards him and throw their full weight against his body.

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Dear President Obama
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The Clean Energy Revolution is NOW

In his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama stated that nowhere is the promise of innovation greater than in American-made energy.

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A Shining Light
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Journeyman Pictures presents, “A Shining Light,” a short film of only 11 minutes following Illac Diaz who began a project called “Liter of Light.” The film takes place in the slums of Manila, Philippines in August of 2012.

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Last Days of the Arctic
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The world turns its gaze toward the Arctic. Nowhere are the signs of climate change more visible; here global warming already affects the day-to-day lives of the local people.

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Find My Phone
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About 300 smartphones get reported as stolen every week in the Netherlands.  In Amsterdam alone, about 17 missing phones are reported every day.

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Entering New Worlds Through Photography
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In this documentary, professional photographer Christopher Anderson shares his life-changing experience aboard a Haitian refugee boat headed for the United States.

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Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: The Futurism of Walt Disney
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This documentary features original footage and interviews with various Disney legends and historians along with valuable archival material that are the property of The Walt Disney Company.

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Tashi And The Monk
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How Far Will Kindness Take You?

Lobsang Phuntsok is a Buddhist monk that received the honor of being trained under the guidance of His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

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Gatekeeper
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In the year 2015, almost 70 people committed suicide every day in Japan. That amounts to a total of 24,025 documented cases.

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Cry of a River
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About 4,800 people die every day from waterborne diseases. The World Health Organization has determined that as much as 80% of the world’s illnesses are caused by people drinking water that is filled with harmful chemicals and toxins.

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Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview
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Directed by documentarian Joseph Ohayon, Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview, puts into question the human condition in the context of the 21st century.

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Ferryman at the Wall
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Mike Davidson first arrived at Big Bend because he was moving out of Texas and wanted to be around mountains. As an active outdoorsman he thought it would be a good idea to visit the national park before leaving.

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The Third Industrial Revolution
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A Radical New Sharing Economy

The slow down in economic activity has increased dissatisfaction toward government institutions while germinating extreme political movements around the world. To make matters worse, scientists are predicting that global warming will produce a mass extinction of life on Earth.

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One Killer Punch
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This documentary shares three dramatic stories that highlight how one split second decision can change a person’s entire life. Ben Hayes decided to attend a party at the last minute.

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73 Cows
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Over time as we mature, our beliefs change. This is exactly what happened to Jay Wilde. He grew up on a farm and played with cows for as long as he could remember.

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Why Big Oil Conquered the World
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Big Oil is up to something and it’s going to be epic. The 20th Century was all about oil. Virtually every aspect of our modern lifestyle and the world as we know it has been shaped by the oil industry.

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Mars Calling
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Manifest Destiny or Grand Illusion?

There are some who see Mars as a frontier of freedom and prosperity—the next home for humans. But the true Mars is a failing world, harsh cold, bone dry, and with a toxic landscape.

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The Mirror of the Spirit
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This compelling documentary reaffirms the power of one of the world’s greatest traditional medicine, ayahuasca.  The film gathers an impressive cast of traditional practitioners, enthusiasts, and Western converts to reveal the essence of the ayahuasca experience.

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The Bad Boy of Bowling
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Pete Weber calls himself the best in the world because he believes he is. He was inducted to the Bowling Hall of Fame in 1998 and holds 37 career titles.

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The Scientist
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The Story of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and the Endocannabinoid System

This is a documentary that traces the personal story of Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Mechoulam. He was born in Bulgaria and grew up during the war.

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India Untouched
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‘India Untouched – Stories of a People Apart’ is a comprehensive look at untouchability. Director Stalin spent four years traveling the length and breadth of the country to expose the continued oppression of Dalits, ‘the broken people’, who suffer under a 4,000-year-old religious system.

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EARTHRISE: The First Lunar Voyage
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This film tells the interesting story of how it came to be that the United States Government joined the space race and challenged NASA to embark on a mission to explore the moon.

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First Ascent: Alone On The Wall
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Twenty-three-year-old Alex Honnold is taking the high-stakes sport of free solo climbing to new heights. Climbing truly massive walls without a rope, and zero chance of survival if he falls, Alex is calm and fearless (except when it comes to girls).

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Love Me Tenderloin
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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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They Chose China
89

21 American soldiers came to an astonishing decision following the Korean War: they chose to stay in China and build a life there.

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Inside Tourette Syndrome
90

A Documentary Film About a Misunderstood Syndrome

This film was produced in order to help people to get a better understanding of what it is like for a person to have to live with Tourette syndrome.

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Starsuckers
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Starsuckers is a feature documentary about the celebrity obsessed media, that uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid on the corporations and individuals who profit from it.

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Back to the Moon for Good
92

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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Qandeel
93

When somebody dares to go against the established norms in a culture, they become an easy target for criticism, judgment, and even death.

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Nancy Wake: Gestapo’s Most Wanted
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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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I Was a Winner
95

Computer gaming addiction is real.  In this short film, three gamers share their personal experiences that led them to fall into this condition.

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The Botanist
96

Many difficulties came about as a result of the collapse of The Soviet Union in December of 1991. This dissolution gave rise to 15 independent states, including Tajikistan.

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Derren Brown: Miracles for Sale
97

With the cameras in hot pursuit, Derren faces his toughest project yet, going in search of an unsuspecting member of the British public prepared to adopt the guise of a pastor and miracle worker.

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Terminal F: Chasing Edward Snowden
98

Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old who worked as an analyst for the National Security Agency (NSA) has been called a criminal, a coward, and a traitor who betrayed his country.

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Person of the Forest
99

Many years ago when there were no humans, there were great apes, very similar to the ones we know today. New research is underway to uncover and understand the unique regional behaviors of wild orangutans.

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Queen: Inside the Rhapsody
100

What makes a song great is when the listener can relate it to his or her own experience and feel it in his or her own life.

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