Factual documentaries

  • 54 min.

    Lessons of the blood

    Hong, James T., 2010

    Many warfare atrocities have been purposely tucked away, as is the case with the biological and chemical warfare used by Japan during World War 2, on Chinese citizens living in the Pingfang district.

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  • 49 min.

    Hijacking the Arab Spring

    Redouani, Kamal, 2012

    For decades, the Muslim Brotherhood was an outlawed organization, marginalized and persecuted. Today, along with the Salafists and other Muslim groups, they are the principal winners of the Arab revolutions.

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  • 52 min.

    Tibet the Chinese Lie

    Debord, Bernard, 2009

    Situated deep in the Himalayas lies the former sovereign nation Tibet. Also known as The Roof of the World, the geographical location of this spiritual country kept it relatively isolated for centuries conserving a deep-rooted Buddhist culture.

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  • 53 min.

    The French Connection: Inside the New Mafias

    Conforti, Barbara & Pierrat, Jerome, 2013

    Fleeing prosecution in their countries of origin or exploiting larger money making opportunities abroad, international criminal networks nowadays scatter all over the world. Also France has become a target for international criminal groups.

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  • 52 min.

    Atomic Africa

    Kolvenbach, Marcel, 2013

    The African continent is rapidly developing itself economically. The only bottleneck in this process are readily available resources. Besides money these mainly consist of poor infrastructure and availability of energy, especially electricity.

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  • 58 min.

    Love and Sex in China

    Anne Loussouarn, 2013

    In the documentary Love and Sex in China we get a glimpse of the culture surrounding partnership and marriage in China.

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  • 58 min.

    Kidnapped by North Korea

    Coninck, Lionel de, 2013

    Since 1953, the year the Korean War ended, thousands of people from South Korea, Japan, but also the United States and European countries have been secretly kidnapped by North Korea in covert operations.

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  • 43 min.

    Children of Agent Orange

    Vuorinen, Risto, 2011

    Children of Agent Orange is a documentary about the long term environmental and especially health effects of the herbicides and defoliants used in the Vietnam War.

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  • 65 min.

    Chechnya: Who killed Natacha?

    Sauloy, Mylene, 2011

    This documentary examines the silencing of voices of dissent in Russia. Like her friend Anna Politkovskaya, journalist and human rights defender Natacha, or Natalya Estemirova sought to publicise what was happening in war ridden Chechnya.

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  • 52 min.

    Bigger, better, faster, more: Brain Doping

    Schidlowsky, Christian & Prinzler, Hannah, 2011

    Does our brain need help to deal with the coping demands from our society? With a perfect brain at hand, neuroscientists are testing for ways to improve our memory, creativity and emotional intelligence.

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  • 48 min.

    The cult of a Suicide Bomber III

    Toolis, Kevin, 2007

    As suicide bombers become increasingly active in Western countries and have a huge impact on normal day life such as the 7/7 London subway bombings, new questions and concerns rise.

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  • 52 min.

    A journey through hell

    Grandclément, Daniel, 2007

    Not only Europe is considered as a refuge for Africans who attempt to flee famine and war in their home countries. In this confronting documentary the French journalist Daniel Grandclement follows people who are trying to make it to the Middle East.

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  • 52 min.

    America's Longest War

    Feine, Paul, 2012

    Americas Longest War is a documentary about the war the US government has been waging against, what Nixon called it, public enemy number one: dangerous drugs.

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  • 52 min.

    Dinosaurs, on the Trail of Prehistory

    Kahler, Kristan & Schwamborn, Yvonne, 2010

    The discovery of a remarkable set of dinosaur tracks in a quarry near Obernkirchen, Germany, was a huge impulse for the international paleontology community. The film follows the team of passionate paleontologists.

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  • 61 min.

    Chef des Chefs: Monaco

    Pontet, Vanessa, 2011

    We delve into the luxurious and mysterious palace of Monaco to meet Christian Garcia, who has been the personal cook of Prince Albert II of Monaco and his family for the past 24 years.

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  • 59 min.

    The cult of a suicide bomber II

    Toolis, Kevin, 2008

    In this vital film by director Kevin Toolis, CIA veteran and author Robert Baer discovers how the phenomenon of suicide bombing has spread and changed the role of women in the Middle East, and crucially tells us how this threat can be defeated.

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  • 36 min.

    The passenger on bus 73: Catching Karadzic

    Tellingen, Robert van, 2008

    On the 21st of juli 2008 Radovan Karadzic , one of the most wanted war criminals in the world, is arrested on a bus in Belgrade after being hunted for almost 10 years.

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  • 52 min.

    Detroit: The Bankruptcy of a Symbol

    Derouet, Thierry, 2011

    Detroit used to be the international symbol of prosperity made possible by the miracles of mass production. Since the 60-ies its rapidly declining car industry has left the city devastated creating many financial and social problems.

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  • 51 min.

    The cost of sushi - Emptying the seas

    Barbadillo, Pedro, 2012

    As American real-life tv shows about tuna fishers are rising in popularity, the fishing industry in the Mediterranean Sea has been under exposed.

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  • 55 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Disease Branding

    Richard, Laurent & Lanos, Wandrille, 2012

    There is reason to believe in a hidden agenda of pharmaceutical companies and the doctors promoting new, shady medicines.

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  • 46 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Green Marketing

    Canet, Jean-Pierre & Boudot, Martin, 2012

    Green and eco friendly products are a worldwide trend. This episode investigates the world of green marketing, socially responsible investing and subsequently, greenwashing.

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  • 56 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Neuro Marketing

    Bringer, Benoit, 2012

    There is a big chance that you unknowingly have fallen victim to a new controversial sales method called neuromarketing. It is a technique to subconsciously control the brain and is used by companies to manipulate consumers into buying their products.

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  • 55 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Planned Obsolescence

    Salzberg, Anna & Lanos, Wandrille, 2012

    How many mobile phones and mp3 players have you bought in the past ten years? Every year, shinier, slicker new models are released. Are companies like Apple and Samsung designing expensive electronic products, built to fail intentionally?

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  • 55 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Sugar Overload

    Perrin, Edouard & Renaud, Jean-Baptiste, 2012

    For the last decennia, the attitude towards food has changed in France. Obesity has become a growing problem. However, by studying the food labels on the package we do not seems to be getting the right information.

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  • 56 min.

    Underhand Tactics; Toxic Labels

    Maurice, Marie, 2012

    As big European clothing brands such as Zara and Monoprix claim to have a fair and sustainable mode of production, it seems many manufacturers are still reliant on sweatshops for their products.

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  • 52 min.

    Cannibalised; Dirty deals with body parts

    Keller, Martina & Luck, Wolfgang, 2012

    Body parts can save lives. But often, they are sold for profit and used for dubious cosmetic procedures.

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  • 57 min.

    Revealed: France's criminal underworld

    Pierrat, Jerome, 2010

    Ever wondered how to steal a Mercedes or A BMW? Or perhaps you might be considering going into the drugs business? How about illegal weapons?

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  • 55 min.

    Underhand Tactics; High Frequency Trading

    Benefice, Irene & Toscer, Olivier, 2012

    Thousands of computers are interconnected, buying and selling thousands of market shares with no human control. Is it possible to protect the stock market against fraudulent actions of speed traders and software malfunctions?

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  • 60 min.

    Catching Mladic

    Pighetti, Oliver, 2010

    The International Criminal Tribunal wants to try Ratko Mladic for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. However, this war criminal has a loyal fan base in Serbia where he is being portrayed as a national hero.

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  • 52 min.

    Han, the price of freedom

    Dereims, Alexandre, 2009

    With dictator Kim Jong-Il being in control, the political situation in North Korea has forced a large segment of the population to literally run for their lives.

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  • 52 min.

    Inside China's campus

    Ponsin, Camille, 2008

    Inside China's Campus gives the viewer a glimpse into student life in China. Contrary to the free and easygoing lifestyle enjoyed by many university students in the West, studying at in China requires a life of strict self-discipline.

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  • 52 min.

    The ghost of My Lai

    Crepu, Jean, 2008

    On March 16, 1968, during the Vietnam War , a group of American soldiers committed a massacre in the Vietnamese village of My Lai. Men, women, children and the elderly were shot in cold blood. The My Lai massacre was a turning point in the Vietnam War.

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  • 52 min.

    Secret Story: The Gulag Archipelago

    Crepu, Jean & Miletitch, Nicolas, 2008

    Alexander Solhenitsyn and his loyal group 'The Invisibles' secretly collaborated to publish one of the most important books ever written: The Gulag Archipelago (1968).

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