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To Tell the Truth: The Strategy of Truth
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(Icarus Films, 2013), 57 mins

THE STRATEGY OF TRUTH: DOCUMENTARY GOES TO WAR (1933-1945)

The Strategy of Truth explores the role of film as propaganda during World War II, and the different forms it took in the US, the UK, and Germany. It also raises the central question of whether a film can be both documentary - reflecting the truth - and pr...

(Icarus Films, 2013), 57 mins
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A Bold Peace
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(Bullfrog Films, 2017), 1 hour 30 mins

'One of the most enlightening films of our times.' Leon Stuparich, Huffington Post'A fascinating documentary...Tells the remarkable story of war avoided, or transcended, again and again and again...By the film's end, this way emerges not simply as possible, not simply as a curiosity, but as the model for the futur...

(Bullfrog Films, 2017), 1 hour 30 mins
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With God On Our Side, Episode 6
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in With God On Our Side (Icarus Films, 1996), 57 mins

While George Bush strains to win their trust, Religious Right leaders turn to a new crusade: building a true grassroots power structure from the ashes of the Robertson campaign. The fruit of their efforts, the Christian Coalition, is now one of the most politically adept membership organizations ever. Yet many i...

in With God On Our Side (Icarus Films, 1996), 57 mins
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The Opium Convoys
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(Bullfrog Films, 1996), 50 mins

The first program in the series 'The Heroin Wars' picks up the story in the 1960s when the Burmese Army seized power in a coup sweeping aside the constitution and Parliament. The Shans, who had only recently joined the Burmese Union, began their war of independence. Opium was the Shan farmers' only source of r...

(Bullfrog Films, 1996), 50 mins
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Mobutu, King of Zaire, Part 1
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in Mobutu, King of Zaire (Icarus Films, 2000), 51 mins

This is part one of three parts:

Part One - QUEST FOR POWER Covering the years from Mobutu's birth until 1969, Part One documents his journey from cook's son, to military journalist, to Secretary of State, and then President. The film shows Mobutu as a young journalist at the World's Fair in Brussels in 1958, and...

in Mobutu, King of Zaire (Icarus Films, 2000), 51 mins
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Virtual JFK
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(Bullfrog Films, 2009), 1 hour 20 mins
At the heart of VIRTUAL JFK is the critical question: Does it matter who is President of the United States when it comes to issues of war and peace? It explores this question by investigating one of the most debated 'what if' scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would President John F. Kennedy hav...
(Bullfrog Films, 2009), 1 hour 20 mins
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Tighten Your Belts, Bite the Bullet
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(Icarus Films, 1981), 48 mins

Focusing on the 1970s fiscal crises in New York City and in Cleveland, Ohio, TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS, BITE THE BULLET looks at the root causes of fiscal crises in American cities, and the political responses to them.

In New York, the film traces the political and economic history leading to the default threat of the 19...

(Icarus Films, 1981), 48 mins
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With God On Our Side, Episode 1
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in With God On Our Side (Icarus Films, 1996), 57 mins

Post-War fundamentalism is marked by optimism, mass revival meetings, and disdain for worldly politics. But current events -- from America's growing anti-Communism to the election of Catholic John Kennedy to the Civil Rights movement -- prod evangelical Christians into the political arena. Dismayed by Supreme Cour...

in With God On Our Side (Icarus Films, 1996), 57 mins
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Mobutu, King of Zaire, Part 3
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in Mobutu, King of Zaire (Icarus Films, 2000), 58 mins

This is part three of three parts.

Part Three - THE END OF A REIGNAs the Cold War ended, Mobutu partied on the Mediterranean Coast with French and Belgian officials, prominent Americans and other dignitaries. Covering the years from 1988 to 1997, Part Three includes footage of these lavish affairs, even as close f...

in Mobutu, King of Zaire (Icarus Films, 2000), 58 mins
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The Pinochet Case
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(Icarus Films, 2002), 1 hour 50 mins

Augusto Pinochet, the general who overthrew President Salvador Allende of Chile in 1973, was the first dictator in Latin America - or the world - to be humbled by the international justice system since the Nuremberg trials.

In September 1998, Pinochet flew to London on a pleasure trip. He rested for a few days. H...

(Icarus Films, 2002), 1 hour 50 mins
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