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THE WALL looks inside the revolution that swept across Europe with the November 1989 opening of the Berlin Wall, to understand how this remarkable event helped end the Cold War without a fired shot.

The Gatekeepers "Shomrei HaSaf" is a 2012 internationally co-produced documentary film by director Dror Moreh that tells the story of the Israeli internal security service, Shin Bet (known in Hebrew as 'Shabak'), from the perspective of six of its former heads.

The film combines in-depth interviews, archival footage, and computer animation to recount the role that the group played in Israel's security from the Six-Day War to the present. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards

The film explores the potential for automation in every sector of employment and questions the integrity of our methods of resource distribution going into the future.

It is one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals ever discovered. But could LSD be the next wonder drug in your doctor's arsenal? Outlawed in 1970, the street drug developed a dangerous counterculture reputation, capable of inspiring either moments of genius or a descent into madness. Its unpredictable nature made the discoverer of LSD, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman, believe it could either be "a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be" or "hurt you, disturb you, make you crazy."

Now, science is taking a fresh look into this psychedelic world, including the first human LSD trials in more than 35 years. From psychedelics given to terminally ill patients, to reputedly the "world's purest LSD" administered in lab experiments, Inside: LSD investigates why some researchers believe this drug could become the pharmaceutical of the future - enhancing brain power, expanding creativity and even curing mental illness.

LSD's inventor Albert Hofman called it "medicine for the soul." The Beatles wrote songs about it. Secret military mind control experiments sought to exploit its hallucinogenic powers. Outlawed in 1966, LSD became a street drug and developed a reputation as the dangerous toy of the counterculture, capable of inspiring either moments of genius, or a descent into madness.

Now science is taking a fresh look at LSD including the first human trials in over 35 years, researchers are finding that this trippy drug could become the pharmaceutical of the future.

Inside: LSD reveals if this controversial drug can enhance brainpower, expand our creativity and even cure disease.

In GOD LOVES UGANDA, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these draconian new laws and the politicians that peddle them are winning over the Ugandan public. But these dangerous policies and the money that fuels them aren't coming from Africa; they're being imported from some of America's largest megachurches.

Using verite, interviews, and hidden camera footage, the film allows American religious leaders and their young missionaries that make up the "front lines in a battle for billions of souls" to explain their positions in their own words. Shocking and enlightening, touching and horrifying, GOD LOVES UGANDA will leave you questioning just how closely this brand of Christianity resembles the one you think you know.

Shortlisted for a 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary

"CRITIC'S PICK! A searing look at the role of American evangelical missionaries in the persecution of gay Africans." - The New York Times

"An extraordinary, excellent film."- MSNBC

"Masterfully crafted and astonishingly provocative, God Loves Uganda may be the most terrifying film of the year." - Sundance Film Festival

"Williams is to be commended not only for his filmmaking skill, but also for pulling back the curtain on a most disturbing situation." - The Hollywood Reporter

A response 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 heard that Iran is a nuclear menace in defiance of the international community, bent on "wiping Israel off the map", supporting terrorism, and unwilling to negotiate. This documentary disputes these claims as they are presented to us and puts them in the context of present and historical US imperialism and hypocrisy with respect to Iran. It looks at the struggle for democracy inside Iran, the consequences of the current escalation and the potential US and/or Israeli attack, and suggests some alternatives to consider.

A shocking exposé of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year
U.S. family law industry, Divorce Corp shines a bright light on the appalling waste, and shameless collusive practices seen daily in family courts. It is a stunning documentary film that anyone considering marriage or divorce must see.

On November the 12th, millions of miles from Earth, a spacecraft will make history by attempting to land on an icy rock nearly three-miles across, hurtling through space at 41,000 mi/hr. An international team of scientists will work around the clock to make sure the orbiter Rosetta, and lander Philae, will survive the journey to accomplish their mission. If successful, Rosetta and Philae could help peer into our past and unlock secrets from our very origins. The stakes couldn’t be higher.

An experimental documentary that explores Saudi Arabia's relationship with the U.S. and the role this has played in the war in Afghanistan.

Travel back to 1969 and uncover fascinating trends, people and events that forever changed the way Americans think about and have sex. Viewers will travel from the Playboy Penthouse in Los Angeles to San Francisco's Hippie crash pads, the boardwalk in Atlantic City, a court room in Miami, and other spots across America to meet some of the women and men who found themselves caught between old values and new desires in 1969, and decided to do something about it. Some of them, like Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, actor Jim Brown, and Ray Manzarek of The Doors, will be famous. Others will be average Americans whose lives were transformed by the sexual tides coursing through the nation as the Sixties came to a close. But they will all have one thing in common--they will all have fascinating stories to tell.

In MEDIASTAN, an undercover team of journalists drives across the central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and into US occupied Afghanistan, before continuing its journey into the west; regrouping in Julian Assange's kitchen, ambushing the editor of the Guardian, and obtaining candid footage of the New York Times editor and its publisher Arthur Sulzberger speaking about Obama.

Mediastan is a 2013 documentary film about the 2010 United States diplomatic cables leak, directed by Johannes Wahlström and produced by Julian Assange, Rebecca O'Brien and Lauren Dark.

Its release was timed to challenge that of The Fifth Estate, a film dramatization about WikiLeaks which Assange has described as a "propaganda attack" against the organization.

On 7 July 2005, explosions on three underground trains and one bus in London killed 56 people. The victims represented the diversity of Britain's most cosmopolitan city. It is believed that the attackers killed themselves in carrying out this act. If so, this is Britain's first suicide bombing. David Rosenberg explores the history and politics behind such terror attacks and finds out about people who organize and carry them out.

This documentary offers a compassionate, open-minded look at LSD and how it fits into our world. Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to "tune in, turn on and drop out," the drug was hailed as a way to treat forms of addiction and mental illness. At the same time, it was being touted as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. Featuring interviews with LSD pioneers, beautiful music and stunning cinematography, this is much more than a simple chronicle of LSD's early days. It's an alternative way of looking at the drug... and our world.

The Power of Nightmares, The Rise of the Politics of Fear, is a documentary film series, written and produced by Adam Curtis.

Part 3: The Shadows in the Cave
The films compare the rise of the American Neo-Conservative movement and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and noting strong similarities between the two. More controversially, it argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organized force of destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is in fact a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countries and particularly American Neo-Conservatives in an attempt to unite and inspire their people following the failure of earlier, more utopian ideologies.

The Power of Nightmares has been praised by film critics in both Britain and the United States. Its message and content have also been the subject of various critiques and criticisms from conservatives and progressives.

A Personal View of the Human Species is a nature documentary series written and presented by Desmond Morris, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 27 July 1994

The Power of Nightmares, The Rise of the Politics of Fear, is a documentary film series, written and produced by Adam Curtis.

Part 2: The Phantom Victory
The films compare the rise of the American Neo-Conservative movement and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and noting strong similarities between the two. More controversially, it argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organized force of destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is in fact a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countries and particularly American Neo-Conservatives in an attempt to unite and inspire their people following the failure of earlier, more utopian ideologies.

The Power of Nightmares has been praised by film critics in both Britain and the United States. Its message and content have also been the subject of various critiques and criticisms from conservatives and progressives.

Using colourised original footage & re-enactments of events, this documentary shows the Russian Revolution through the eyes of the Kronstadt sailors.
It Chronicles in the form of Real footage and Docu-drama the period leading up to and the after the October Revolution of 1917.

A Personal View of the Human Species is a nature documentary series written and presented by Desmond Morris, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 27 July 1994

A Personal View of the Human Species is a nature documentary series written and presented by Desmond Morris, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 27 July 1994

The programme revealed how human traffickers are using black magic to coerce and trap Nigerian women into a life of prostitution in Europe.

Anthony Harrison was sentenced to 20 years for trafficking two Nigerian girls into the UK and trying to send them on to a life of prostitution in Europe. The girls were 16 and 14 when they left their homes in Edo state, and they were made to swear oaths of loyalty to their traffickers in a juju ritual

The Power of Nightmares, The Rise of the Politics of Fear, is a documentary film series, written and produced by Adam Curtis.

Part 1: Baby It's Cold Outside Part 2: The Phantom Victory Part 3: The Shaddows in the Cave
The films compare the rise of the American Neo-Conservative movement and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and noting strong similarities between the two. More controversially, it argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organized force of destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is in fact a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countries and particularly American Neo-Conservatives in an attempt to unite and inspire their people following the failure of earlier, more utopian ideologies.

The Power of Nightmares has been praised by film critics in both Britain and the United States. Its message and content have also been the subject of various critiques and criticisms from conservatives and progressives.

This edition recalls Villa Road, a street in Brixton where squatters lived by their left-wing beliefs - communal living, collective action and an unswerving commitment to Marxist ideology.

Alexander 'Sasha' Shulgin is the scientist behind more than 200 psychedelic compounds including MDMA, more commonly known as Esctasy. Considered to be one of the the greatest chemists of the twentieth century, Sasha's vast array of discoveries have had a profound impact in the field of psychedelic research. 'Dirty Pictures' delves into the lifework of Dr. Shulgin and scientists alike, explores the world of these scientists; their findings and motivations, their ideas, and their beliefs as to how research in this particular field can aid in unlocking the complexities of the mind.

A Personal View of the Human Species is a nature documentary series written and presented by Desmond Morris, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 27 July 1994

Japan was hit by the greatest tsunami in 1,000 years on March 11th 2011. This film reveals how the wave and the Fukushima nuclear accident have changed children's lives forever.

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