Politics - 8

Clash of the Worlds

Clash of the Worlds

Exploring how past conflicts between a Christian West and Islam can help explain more recent violence. This series looks at three great clashes between a Christian British Empire and Islam: The Indian Mutiny of 1857, the Mahdi uprising in 1880s Sudan and the creation of the state of Israel in...

5.50

Right America: Feeling Wronged

Right America: Feeling Wronged

A documentary by six-time Emmy nominee Alexandra Pelosi which immediately drew criticism and acclaim from predictable ends of the political spectrum. It's no easy task following up films like The Trials of Ted Haggard and Friends of God, but this interesting, sometimes terrifying insight, does...

8.48

Defamation

Defamation

What is Antisemitism today, two generations after the Holocaust? In his continuing exploration of modern Israeli life, director Yoav Shamir (Checkpoint) travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the "oldest hatred", and comes up with some startling answers. In this...

8.35

Distorted Morality

Distorted Morality

In this remarkable documentary Distorted Morality, Noam Chomsky offers a riveting but devastating critique of America's current war on terror arguing, in fact, that it is a logistical impossibility for such a war to be taking place. Professor Chomsky presents his reasoning with astonishing and...

8.11

IRAN (Is Not The Problem)

IRAN (Is Not The Problem)

IRAN (Is Not The Problem) is a feature length documentary film responding to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the US and Iran, as happened before with the lead up to the invasion of Iraq. We have...

8.12

Communism: The Promise and the Reality

Communism

This a PBS documentary which looks into how Communism started with Vladimir Lenin's Bolsheviks revolution. Also offers testimony of members of the Red Guard, party activists, students, and workers striving to build a modern industrial state. Communism is a social structure and political...

6.53

True Stories: Taking Liberties

True Stories - Taking Liberties

Riding in on a wave of optimism and real belief in their mantra that things can only get better, they proceeded to enact some of the most authoritarian legislation in recent history. With fast-paced satirical style, this Bafta-nominated film shows how, in just over a decade, some rights and...

8.65

China from the Inside

China from the Inside

It isn’t easy, running China, with its 1.3 billion people and 56 officially recognized ethnic nationalities. It’s a vast mix of languages, living standards, beliefs and customs. Run it successfully, and you have a prosperous, innovative, powerful empire to rival any the world has seen....

8.19

The Prime Minister and the Press

The Prime Minister and the Press

The Prime Minister and the Press focuses on Italian media mogul and politician Silvio Berlusconi, examining the influence of his power across industries, and how his time as Prime Minister impacted the integrity of Italy's public broadcasting. First coming to political power in...

6.60

Suspect Nation

Suspect Nation

Britain has undergone a huge change in the last few years. Since 9/11, the state has developed a very different view of its' citizens. New surveillance technologies are penetrating every aspect of our lives and we don't even know it. Across the country, millions of cameras are watching us. The...

8.53