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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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Early Life 2 - In The Mayor's Footsteps, Peru
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in Early Life 2 - In The Mayor's Footsteps (Bullfrog Films, 2011), 26 mins

'This video presents a vivid snapshot of the unmistakable difficulties for children growing up in a society shattered by decades of turbulence. Viewers will recognize that for some children around the world, the challenges are universal. This film is a sensitive treatment of the value of a solid start in life and...

in Early Life 2 - In The Mayor's Footsteps (Bullfrog Films, 2011), 26 mins
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Battle for Chile, Part 1
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in Battle for Chile (Icarus Films, 1998), 1 hour 36 mins

On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army.

Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing...

in Battle for Chile (Icarus Films, 1998), 1 hour 36 mins
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Battle for Chile, Part 2
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in Battle for Chile (Icarus Films, 1998), 1 hour 28 mins

On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army.

Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing...

in Battle for Chile (Icarus Films, 1998), 1 hour 28 mins
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Impunity
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(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 25 mins

In 2005, Colombia's new 'Commission for Peace and Justice' started gathering evidence about the horrific violence carried out by illegal paramilitary groups. A highly controversial justice and peace process was designed to allow paramilitary leaders to hand in their weapons and give themselves up voluntarily in ex...

(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 25 mins
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Doing the Right Thing
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(Bullfrog Films), 28 mins
Porto Alegre, capital of Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, was once a run-of-the-mill, dirty, Brazilian port city. But an amazing transformation has taken place: unemployment has fallen, public transportation is now excellent, and poor neighborhoods have improved dramatically. These changes are t...
(Bullfrog Films), 28 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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Battle for Chile, Part 3
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in Battle for Chile (Icarus Films, 1998), 1 hour 19 mins

THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE deals with the creation by ordinary workers and peasants of thousands of local groups of 'popular power' to distribute food, occupy, guard and run factories and farms, oppose black market profiteering, and link together neighborhood social service organizations. First these local groups of...

in Battle for Chile (Icarus Films, 1998), 1 hour 19 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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Chicago Boys
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(Icarus Films, 2016), 1 hour 25 mins
In the middle of the Cold War, the University of Chicago gave scholarships to a group of Chilean students to study economics under the teachings of Milton Friedman. Twenty years later, during Pinochet's dictatorship, they changed the destiny of Chile. This insightful documentary, narrated by the Chicago Boys thems...
(Icarus Films, 2016), 1 hour 25 mins
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