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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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Democracy on Deadline
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(Icarus Films, 2006), 1 hour 54 mins
If, as the saying goes, information is power, then journalists can be seen as watchdogs of our government leaders and custodians of the public good, providing truthful information to help citizens build or preserve democratic societies. DEMOCRACY ON DEADLINE is a comprehensive look at journalists worldwide, work...
(Icarus Films, 2006), 1 hour 54 mins
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The Seattle Syndrome
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(Bullfrog Films, 2000), 25 mins

How would you react if you could make money out of growing cocoa beans, but were punished for turning it into chocolate? That's how many people in the Third World feel when they face drastic import controls for turning their raw materials into manufactured goods.

Now they're also running up against the Seatt...

(Bullfrog Films, 2000), 25 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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Life: The Story So Far
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(Bullfrog Films), 24 mins
The introduction to a major new series about how the newly globalized world economy is affecting ordinary people across the planet. Although most people today are better fed, clothed and educated than ever before, there's also increasing anxiety about the future, and millions more now live in absolute povert...
(Bullfrog Films), 24 mins
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The On-going Story
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(Bullfrog Films), 26 mins
In this final program of the series, Life revisits some of the stories covered in earlier episodes -- from child poverty to health to social exclusion -- and questions just how strong the international community's commitment is to link social development with economic development and human rights.With contribu...
(Bullfrog Films), 26 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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Project Z
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(Bullfrog Films, 2015), 1 hour 14 mins

'The 21st century's horror show of automated warfare seemed to come from nowhere. Many of us are still trying to catch up. James Der Derian and Phil Gara are not. Project Z takes us back to the future of post-human warfare, when it was still incipient, before our fate was sealed. In a riveting tour of the labora...

(Bullfrog Films, 2015), 1 hour 14 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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