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The War on Democracy
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(Bullfrog Films, 2007), 1 hour 34 mins
In his second inaugural address, President Bush pledged to 'bring democracy to the world'. In a speech lasting 23 minutes, he mentioned the words 'democracy' and 'liberty' 21 times. Most of the world, it is fair to say, will have recoiled, many in fear...Bush's speech was significant because it finally emptied...
(Bullfrog Films, 2007), 1 hour 34 mins
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The Enemy Within
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(Bullfrog Films, 2015), 1 hour 52 mins
The Enemy Within tells it beautifully. Drawing on colorful archival footage and lively interviews, this is an important and entertaining film, with lessons about labor, politics, and the importance of solidarity that echo with relevance today.' Erik Linstrum, Assistant Professor of History, University of Virginia...
(Bullfrog Films, 2015), 1 hour 52 mins
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How Putin Came to Power
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(Icarus Films, 2007), 53 mins

In August 1999, Vladimir V. Putin, head of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), successor to the KGB, was appointed Prime Minister. On December 31st of that year, Boris Yeltsin announced that Putin would succeed him as President of the Russian Federation. HOW PUTIN CAME TO POWER traces the stunningly rapid a...

(Icarus Films, 2007), 53 mins
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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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What If Marx Was Right?
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 55 mins

'Paradoxically, we can't really learn that much about socialism or communism or the future from Marx. We can learn a great deal about how capital works.' - Marx historian David Harvey

When the communist systems of the 20th century crumbled, many thought that was the end for Karl Marx as a serious thinker too....

(Icarus Films, 2015), 55 mins
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To Tell the Truth: Working for Change
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(Icarus Films, 2013), 57 mins

'For those doubting the power of documentaries to have a social impact, TO TELL THE TRUTH should give them an idea.' -Andy Webster, NEW YORK TIMES 'Week Ahead' 'A very important non-fiction series ... Fascinating ... Probing ... Two must-see documentary-on-documentary episodes.' -Jennifer Merin, ABOUT.COM GUIDE...

(Icarus Films, 2013), 57 mins
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Syria: the Assads' Twilight
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(Icarus Films, 2011), 53 mins

Bashar al-Assad tells a French TV audience about his calling as a doctor. 'You work for the health of humans. It's a humanitarian job,' Two years later, the world would watch as this humanitarian sent black-clad troops to open fire on unarmed protesters seeking the fall of his regime.

During the 1970s, Bashar's...

(Icarus Films, 2011), 53 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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Brazil's Land Revolution
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(Bullfrog Films), 23 mins
In Brazil, almost half of the agricultural land is owned by just one per cent of the population. The government estimates that land reform would benefit some 4.5 million families - both agricultural workers and city slum-dwellers. Although successive governments have backed the policy, political opposition has so...
(Bullfrog Films), 23 mins
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