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Afghanistan's Opium Trail
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directed by Mehran Bozorgnia; produced by Journeyman Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 44 mins
Over 90% of the world's opium now comes from Afghanistan. This no-holds barred documentary follows this illicit industry, from the cultivation of the opium plants, to the processing of heroin, to the cross border smuggling that occurs between Afghanistan and Iran. The cameras actually catch the ambush of smugglers...
directed by Mehran Bozorgnia; produced by Journeyman Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 44 mins
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American Justice, 209, Murder On The Boardwalk
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produced by Alex Flaster, in American Justice, 209 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2003), 46 mins
Kosta Fotopoulos, a prominent member of the Greek-American community in Daytona, Florida, invents a club for killers and convinces his lover to join the club by brutally murdering a drifter. Includes an interview with the lover, Deidre Hunt, who is now serving a life sentence in prison.
produced by Alex Flaster, in American Justice, 209 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2003), 46 mins
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American Justice, 213, A Soldier's Secret
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produced by Hugo Soskin, fl. 1999-2016, in American Justice, 213 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2004), 52 mins
A gay private in the US army is bludgeoned to death by fellow soldiers. The evidence presented should decide whether this was a calculated act of prejudice or a mere coincidence.
produced by Hugo Soskin, fl. 1999-2016, in American Justice, 213 (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2004), 52 mins
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American Justice, The Prohibition Years
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directed by David Osterlund; produced by David Osterlund, in American Justice and Target Mafia (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1993), 1 hour 32 mins
This American Justice program traces the origins of organized crime in the U.S., from the Irish bootleggers to the arrival of the Italian Mafia, which cracked down on the Irish and Jewish gangs.
directed by David Osterlund; produced by David Osterlund, in American Justice and Target Mafia (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1993), 1 hour 32 mins
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American Justice, The Showdown
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directed by David Royle; produced by David Royle, in American Justice and Target Mafia (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1996), 55 mins
As this American Justice program illustrates, time ran out for the Sicilian Mafia as federal agents cracked down and brutal gangs from Colombia and Russia began to make their presence felt.
directed by David Royle; produced by David Royle, in American Justice and Target Mafia (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1996), 55 mins
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Barbershop Punk
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(Bullfrog Films, 2011), 1 hour 17 mins
Robb Topolski is an unlikely crusader for free speech -- on the surface; he seems to be a mild-mannered geek with a fondness for a capella music. However, when Topolski tried to upload some rare recordings of barbershop quartets to a peer-to-peer file sharing website in 2007, he found that his broadband Internet c...
(Bullfrog Films, 2011), 1 hour 17 mins
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Behind Closed Doors
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produced by Frame Up Films, Ltd (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 54 mins
Behind Closed Doors is an in-depth examination of domestic violence from a very personal perspective. It focuses on David, an abuser, and Margaret, a victim, who each discuss their difficult childhoods, their low self esteem, their feelings of shame, and their determination to break the patterns of violence that h...
produced by Frame Up Films, Ltd (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 54 mins
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Beyond Scared Straight
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(New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2011), 1 hour
Beyond Scared Straight : Maryland Correctional Institution is visited by five teens.
(New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2011), 1 hour
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Beyond the Veil, 2, Holy Warriors
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directed by Ludo Poppe, fl. 2004-2014; produced by George Matta, fl. 1998 and Pascal Decroos, fl. 1998, Mundovision Ltd. and Kanakna Documentary, in Beyond the Veil, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 58 mins
The Holy Warriors examines the reasons for more radical interpretations of the Quran in Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Analysis of the jihad helps Westerners perceive why some Muslims believe that they can escape Westernization only through violence, how one man's terrorism may be ano...
directed by Ludo Poppe, fl. 2004-2014; produced by George Matta, fl. 1998 and Pascal Decroos, fl. 1998, Mundovision Ltd. and Kanakna Documentary, in Beyond the Veil, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 58 mins
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Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
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directed by Fredrik Gertten, 1956-; produced by Margarete Jangård, fl. 1999-2015, WG Film, Film i Skane and Sveriges Television (San Francisco, CA: The Video Project, 2011), 56 mins
What is the impact on freedom of speech and the press when a big corporation attempts to suppress criticism and manipulate the media? Documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten found out when he debuted his previous film, BANANAS!, which portrays the struggle of 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers who brought a lawsuit ch...
directed by Fredrik Gertten, 1956-; produced by Margarete Jangård, fl. 1999-2015, WG Film, Film i Skane and Sveriges Television (San Francisco, CA: The Video Project, 2011), 56 mins
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