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I Knew Bin Laden

I Knew Bin Laden

On May 2, 2011, Barack Obama, the US president, announced that Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, was shot dead in a raid by US special forces on a compound about 60km north of Islamabad, Pakistan's capital. The death of bin Laden ends...

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Confucius: Words of Wisdom

Confucius: Words of Wisdom

Confucius had a hard life, and he had intimate knowledge of the sufferings of his people. He lived in an era that saw constant warfare between competing warlords and the casting of shadows upon the impressive Chinese civilization that came before. Confucius wanted...

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Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives

Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives

Follow EELS frontman Mark Oliver Everett on his quest to comprehend the theory of parallel universes while unraveling the remarkable life story of his iconoclastic father Hugh - creator of the radical quantum physics theory - in this installment of the popular PBS...

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Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius

Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius

His house was firebombed. He lost his job on the eve of the Depression. He took on powerful, entrenched interests in the scientific establishment and overcame countless obstacles to become a world-class chemist, a self-made millionaire, and a humanitarian. Yet despite his achievements, Percy...

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Outlaw Comic: The Censoring of Bill Hicks

Outlaw Comic: The Censoring of Bill Hicks

A biographical documentary on the late great comedian Bill Hicks and his career; in particular the censorship by Letterman that scarred it. Hosted by Janeane Garofalo, this documentary tells the story of Bill's transition from a non-drinking, non-smoking, straight laced funny man, to a hard...

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8.70

Who is Peter Joseph?

Who is Peter Joseph?

In late 2009, Charles Robinson was able to interview Peter Joseph, the creator of Zeitgeist: The Movie, Zeitgeist: Addendum, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, several lectures and a presentation; Founder of The Zeitgeist Movement and a friend of Jack Fresco, in his home. He described himself and his...

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Bukowski: Born Into This

Bukowski: Born Into This

Director John Dullaghan's biographical documentary about infamous poet Charles Bukowski, Bukowski: Born Into This, is as much a touching portrait of the author as it is an exposé of his sordid lifestyle. Interspersed between ample vintage footage of Bukowski's poetry readings are interviews...

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How Bruce Lee Changed the World

How Bruce Lee Changed the World

The History Channel's How Bruce Lee Changed the World explores the amazing multitude of ways that Bruce Lee - the first international Asian superstar--has influenced pop culture. Calling Lee the biggest movie star in history is a bit of a stretch (though every shot of this hypnotically...

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N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös

N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös

In an age when genius is a mere commodity, it is useful to look at a person who led a rich life without the traditional trappings of success. A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdös was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Born in Hungary in 1913, Erdös wrote and co-authored...

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Timothy Leary: The Man Who Turned On America

Timothy Leary - The Man Who Turned On America

Timothy Leary was early advocate of LSD experimentation. Leary taught psychology at Harvard and by 1960 was doing experiments with LSD and other hallucinogens, first on prison inmates and then on himself and his friends. LSD was not illegal at the time. In 1960, Allen Ginsberg, supervised by...

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The Rise and Fall of a Scientific Genius

The Rise and Fall of a Scientific Genius

See the staggering discoveries and work of Roy Rife which led him to a cure for cancer (among many other diseases) in 1934. ear Rife's own voice describe his breakthroughs and successes which shook the medical-pharmaceutical establishment to its core. This documentary by Shawn Montgomery, will...

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Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey

Bruce Lee - A Warrior's Journey

Bruce Lee was inarguably the greatest martial arts star of his generation, and his intense on-screen charisma and astounding fighting skills make him the standard by which other martial arts heroes are measured. Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey is a documentary about Lee's life, career, and...

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    • Stealing a NationStealing a NationHidden from Parliament and the U.S. Congress, the deal was this: the Americans...
    • War By Other MeansWar By Other MeansJohn Pilger and David Munro examine the policy of First World banks agreeing...
    • The CoveThe CoveThe Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has...
    • The Perfect VaginaThe Perfect VaginaWhat began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery became...
    • Evolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. God is a documentary trying to challenge the theory of evolution....