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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) - biography / history / music
Portrait of an artist as a young man. Roughly chronological, using archival footage intercut with recent interviews, a story takes shape of Bob Dylan's (b. 1941) coming of age from 1961 to 1966 as a singer, songwriter, performer, and star. He takes from others: singing styles, chord changes, and rare records. He keeps moving: on stage, around New York City and on tour, from Suze Rotolo to Joan Baez and on, from songs of topical witness to songs of raucous independence, from folk to rock. He drops the past. He refuses, usually with humor and charm, to be simplified, classified, categorized, or finalized: always becoming, we see a shapeshifter on a journey with no direction home.
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Victim of the Brain (1988) - other
1988 docudrama about "the ideas of Douglas Hofstadter". It was created by Dutch director Piet Hoenderdos. Features interviews with Doug ... all » Hofstadter and Dan Dennett. Dennett also stars as himself.

Original acquired from the Center for Research in Concepts and Cognition at Indiana University. Uploaded with permission from Douglas Hofstadter.
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Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996) - murderers
The award winning Paradise lost films tell the horrifying true story of the West Memphis three, the notorious American murder case in which 3 arkansas teenagers, with a penchant for black clothes and heavy metal music, were accused and charged with killing three 8 year old boys in a satanic ritual.

Fraught with emotionally charged testimony, allegations of coerced confessions and a lack of physical evidence, the sensational trial prompted many to claim the teens were wrongly convicted in an atmosphere of 'Satanic panic'.
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Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2004) - politics
aka: Bush Family Fortunes
Greg Palast has been following the Bush family around for years as an investigative reporter for the BBC. This is some of the information he has found, as recorded in his book "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy".
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A Thief in the Night (1972) - other
Director:Donald W. Thompson

Writers:Russell S. Doughten Jr. (story)
Grant James (writer)
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Tagline:...and there will be no place to hide.
 6321h 0r
Frontline (1983) - politics
FRONTLINE is a public affairs television program that produces and broadcasts in-depth documentaries about various subjects. The program has been critically acclaimed and received numerous awards. Some programs are made by independent filmmakers and broadcast as part of the Frontline series. Since the series debut, there have been more than 500 films broadcast.

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Super High Me (2007) - drugs
Determined to find out the true effects of marijuana on the human body, stand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year Doug Benson documents his experience avoiding pot for 30 days and then consuming massive amounts of the drug for 30 days. More than just an amusing story of one man's quest to get superhigh, this documentary also examines the hotly contested debate over medical marijuana use.
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Legend of Atlantis part 3 - Secret Prophecies (2007) - mystery
The year 2011 it has been foretold by many that the most serious Earth and climate changes, earthquakes, social and political changes will occur. This thrilling documentation shows the prophecies of ELIA, the returned prophet and his message on the last days, Christ's return and the space Brotherhood.
 6013h 0r
The Secret KGB UFO Abduction Files (2000) - other
When researchers began looking into just how much the Soviet government knew about UFOs and extraterrestrial visitation, they were not surprised to learn that the Russians took the subject very seriously. What they didn't expect was evidence of ancient alien visitation, paranormal properties associated with related artifacts, and most shocking of all, of a mass abduction in 1985! Among the piles of materials obtained from former Soviet spies, some extremely puzzling and disturbing documents and film footage surfaced confirming rumors which had been circulating for decades. In the late 1950s and 60s, the Russians became very interested in a number of unusual and newly discovered archaeological sites in Egypt. By interpreting ancient symbols, one of those sites was believed to contain the remains of a life form not from earth. Startling top secret film footage, never before seen outside the Kremlin confirms the Soviet mission to recover and analyze these remains. But the most astonishing part of this story is that a small following of believers was formed in the years after the initial discovery - scientists and others who were convinced of a return of the extraterrestrial entity depicted in the ancient writings. Investigators discovered a videotape held for over twenty years by Egyptian police. Here, for the first time ever, the public will see the arresting five-minute clip showing an entire group of followers returning to the ancient site and then completely vanishing from the desert!
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Pregnant and Pissed (2007) - health
This is a British documentary about women who drink when they are pregnant and some of the possible, heart-breaking results. A very informative film that every woman should watch. Remeber, even a little is too much!

--Review by SwingingHatchetz--
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UFO's Are Real (1979) - UFO
One of many 1970s UFO documentaries, this one features lots of still photos of alleged UFOs, some UFO motion picture footage, and the usual stock footage and images acquired from government and military sources. Among the many people interviewed are UFO researchers Stanton Friedman and Ted Phillips, UFO abductees Betty Hill and Travis Walton, optical physicist Bruce Maccabee, and retired U.S. military officers Jesse Marcel and Wendelle Stevens. The documentary supports the view that alien visitors regularly come to Earth and have perhaps done so for centuries.
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The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics (2008) - politics
"The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear" consists of three one-hour films. The films compare the rise of American Neo-Conservative movement and radical Islamist movement, making comparisons and suggesting a strong connection between the two. The film argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a sinister organized force of destruction is in fact a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countries, particularly American Neo-Conservatives. The powers that be envision restructuring America by uniting Americans against a common evil, and set about creating a mythical enemy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_of_Nightmares
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BEIRUT TO BOSNIA: MUSLIMS AND THE WEST, EPISODE 1: THE MARTYR'S SMILE (2007) - war
Why have so many Muslims come to hate the West? In this controversial three-part series Robert Fisk, award-winning Middle East and Bosnia reporter explores this question.

Part 1: The Martyr's Smile is a riveting program that documents the guerrilla war of Lebanon's Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad movements to free southern Lebanon of Israeli occupation forces and Western interference, beginning with the destruction of the American Marine barracks during the early 1980s. Interviews with Sheikh Hassan Nasralla, Hezbollah suicide soldiers, and civilian casualties of Israeli air attacks—combined with photos of massacre victims and bombing fatalities—underscore both the plight of those caught in the crossfire and the urgent need for a lasting peace in Lebanon. Contains strong imagery
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Gay Conversion- Curing Homosexuality (2007) - lifestyle/society
Discusses the movement of Curing Homosexuality in the United States, a growing movement by Christian activist groups. The film interviews leaders of the gay conversion movement as well as the homosexuals who think that all it accomplishes is making gays hate themselves. Some of the leaders in the gay conversion movement are former gays themselves and have become straight through will power and the help of the church.
 6545h 0r
Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (2008) - other
Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin oversees the creation of an all-new, all-girl trio named Girlicious.
 4149h 0r
Genghis Khan (2005) - other
Combining live-action footage shot in Mongolia with CGI software used in Lord of the Rings, the recreation of battle scenes is taken to a new level in presenting the story of how Genghis conquered an empire greater than the Roman Empire at its peak.
 7354h 0r
Brainman (2005) - health
"Daniel T. is a "super brain." He can calculate numbers to hundreds of decimal points in seconds and learn new languages in a week. Through a series of real world challenges and complex number problems, Daniel's amazing abilities are demonstrated."
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Arthur C. Clark presents: FRACTALS: The Colors Of Infinity (1995) - science
"THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING WE CAN EXPERIENCE IS THE MYSTERIOUS. IT IS THE SOURCE OF ALL TRUE ART AND SCIENCE." - Albert Einstein

FRACTALS: THE COLOR OF INFINITY

The Mandelbrot set-someone has called it the thumbprint of God-is one of the most beautiful and remarkable discoveries in the entire history of mathematics. With Arthur C. Clarke as narrator and interviews with a number of notable mathematicians, including Benoît Mandelbrot, this program graphically illustrates how simple formulas can lead to complicated results: it explains the set, what it means, its internal consistency, and the revolutions in thought resulting from it's discovery. Asked if the real universe goes on forever, Stephen Hawking defines its limit of smallness; the Mandelbrot set, on the other hand, may go on forever. (52 minutes, color)

Starring: Benoit Mandelbrot, Stephen Hawking
 4608h 0r
Heatstroke (2008) - sex
An ex-model teams up with a soldier to thwart aliens who are propelling global warming to make Earth habitable for their species
 9036h 0r
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1998) - animation
Ten years after the end of World War II; anti-terror policeman Fuse gets suspended from service after the suicide by self-detonation of a young terrorist girl during an operation, as he failed to shoot her in time. When he tries to gather some information about her, he meets her sister and befriends with her. Both get dragged into the rivalries between the administration of the police and the counter terrorism commando unit 'Jin Roh' (human wolves).
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Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour (2008) - entertainment
Music | Documentary

Captures 14-year-old singing sensation, Miley Cyrus, in concert at several venues on her 2007 54-city tour. She performs as both a solo artist and as her popular television character, Hannah Montana.
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American Blackout (2006) - politics
Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, not only took an active role in investigating these election debacles but also found herself in the middle of one after publicly questioning the Bush Administration about the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Some call Cynthia McKinney a civil rights leader among the ranks of Shirley Chisholm and Malcolm X. American Blackout gains unprecedented access to one of the most controversial and dangerous politicians in America and examines the contemporary tactics used to control our democratic process and silence political dissent.
 9895h 0r
America: From Freedom to Fascism (2006) - politics
A documentary that explores the connection between income tax collection and the erosion of civil liberties in America.

America: Freedom to Fascism is a compelling and troubling account of how the wealth of our nation was silently passed from its citizens to ... all » a handful of powerful bankers in 1913. That's the year the Federal Reserve Act and the 16th Amendment were introduced, giving a privately held corporation the means to control our finances while ensuring its interest payments through the strong arms of the newly-formed Internal Revenue Service. Ever since then, Russo suggests, Americans have been gradually conditioned to accept fewer freedoms and a lower standard of living... all the while considering debt and servitude as distinctly American values.
 8041h 0r
Clarkson: Thriller (2008) - technology
Welcome to my all new DVD Thriller, which, as the name suggests, is all about thrills at the wheel. Aston Martina's gentleman thug, the DBS, takes on its rivals from Italy. The lightweight Lamborghini Superleggera battles it out on the track with Ferrari’s 430 Scuderia and my test of the best takes me to the breathtaking roads of the Swiss Alps, the no limits German autobahn – and, er, Norfolk.
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Richard Dawkins: An Atheists Call to Arms (2007) - religion
The session was titled "The Design of Life," and the TED audience was probably expecting remarks about evolution's role in our history from biologist Richard Dawkins. Instead, he launched into a full-on appeal for atheists to make public their beliefs and to aggressively fight the incursion of religion into politics and education. Scientists and intellectuals hold very different beliefs about God from the American public, he says, yet they are cowed by the overall political environment. Dawkins' scornful tone drew strongly mixed reactions from the audience; some stood and applauded his courage. Others wondered whether his strident approach could do more harm than good. Dawkins went on to publish The God Delusion and become perhaps the world's best-known atheist
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Richard Dawkins - Religion: Root of All Evil? (2006) - religion
Root of All Evil? is a documentary, written and presented by Richard Dawkins, in which he argues that the world would be better off without religion. 90mins (2 episodes, Part 1 - "The God Delusion" | Part 2 - "The Virus of Faith")
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The Enemies Of Reason (2007) - health
Scientist Richard Dawkins turns a hostile eye on the world of alternative medicine
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Why We Fight (2005) - politics
It is nowhere written that the American empire goes on forever.
Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.
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Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life (2007) - music
The greatest rapper to ever pick up a mic - with his velvety flow and unparalleled rhyme style he captivated everyone from Jay Z to Tupac. Now Notorious B.I.G. is revealed. Hear the stories from his closest friends and some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop: Diddy, Method Man, Easy Mo Bee, Matty C, E-40, Raekwon, Common and more. See raw footage of B.I.G. free-styling on the streets of New York, rare home video footage, a never-before-seen interview with Biggie shortly before his death and undisclosed video footage from the night of his murder. From the acclaimed director who brought you Rhyme & Reason, Thug Angel, Beef, Beef II and Beef III.
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Children of Men: "The Possiblity of Hope" (2007) - lifestyle/society
Children of Men DVD was released in Europe on January 15, 2007 and in the United States on March 27, 2007. This half-hour documentary by director Alfonso Cuarón entitled "The Possibility of Hope" is included in the extras. The documentary explores the intersection between the film's themes and reality with a critical analysis by eminent scholars: the Slovenian sociologist and philosopher Slavoj Žižek , anti-globalization activist Naomi Klein, futurist James Lovelock, sociologist Saskia Sassen, human geographer Fabrizio Eva, cultural theorist Tzvetan Todorov, and philosopher and economist John N. Gray. 27mins
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BBC: Wild China (2008) - environment
China is a vast country with an astonishingly diverse landscape. Through unprecedented access, this six-part series reveals the little-known natural treasures and secret wildlife havens of China's wildest regions. 300minutes (2 discs)

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Koyaanisqatsi (1982) - environment
Koyaanisqatsi (IPA: [ˈkɔɪɑːnɪsˌkɑːtsiː]), also known as Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance, is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke.

The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse photography of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music. In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means 'crazy life, life in turmoil, life out of balance, life disintegrating, a state of life that calls for another way of living', and the film implies that modern humanity is living in such a way.

The film is the first in the Qatsi trilogy of films: it is followed by Powaqqatsi (1988) and Naqoyqatsi (2002). The trilogy depicts different aspects of the relationship between humans, nature, and technology. Koyaanisqatsi is the best known of the trilogy and is considered a cult film. However, due to copyright issues, the film was out of print for most of the 1990s. - wikipedia http://www.koyaanisqatsi.org/
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I.O.U.S.A. (2008) - economy
I.O.U.S.A. boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. As the Baby Boomer generation prepares to retire, will there even be any Social Security benefits left to collect? Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions. Throughout history, the American government has found it nearly impossible to spend only what has been raised through taxes. Wielding candid interviews with both average American taxpayers and government officials, Sundance veteran Patrick Creadon (Wordplay) helps demystify the nation's financial practices and policies. The film follows U.S. Comptroller General David Walker as he crisscrosses the country explaining America's unsustainable fiscal policies to its citizens. With surgical precision, Creadon interweaves archival footage and economic data to paint a vivid and alarming profile of America's current economic situation. The ultimate power of I.O.U.S.A. is that the film moves beyond doomsday rhetoric to proffer potential financial scenarios and propose solutions about how we can recreate a fiscally sound nation for future generations. Written by Anonymous
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Rize (2005) - other
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Horizon Vanished: The Plane That Disappeared (2000) - mystery
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2000/vanished.shtml

On August 2nd 1947, a British civilian version of the wartime Lancaster bomber took off from Buenos Aires airport on a scheduled flight to Santiago. There were 5 crew and 6 passengers on board the plane - named "Stardust". But Stardust never made it to Santiago. Instead it vanished when it was apparently just a few minutes from touchdown. One final strange morse code radio message - "STENDEC" - was sent, but after that nothing more was heard from the plane.

Despite a massive search of the Andes mountains no trace of the plane was ever found. For 53 years the families of those who disappeared have not known what happened to their loved ones.

But earlier this year the plane suddenly reappeared on a glacier high up in the Andes, more than 50 km’s from the area where the plane was last reported. In February this year the Argentine army arranged a major expedition to visit the crash site beneath the massive Tupangato peak (6800m). Their aim was to bring back the human remains which had been found at the site, so that an attempt could be made at identifying them. The expedition also offered a unique opportunity for crash investigators to see if they could finally explain what happened to the ill-fated plane.
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The Secret KGB UFO Files (1998) - UFO
For five decades, American agencies have stockpiled information on UFOs. So did their counterparts behind the iron curtain. Soldiers, scientists and spies all paint a disturbing picture of the KGB's secret campaign. The UFO encounter that almost sparked a nuclear war. The pair of MiG fighters that tried to shoot down a UFO - both jets blown out of the sky! Stunning proof that the Soviets recovered something not from this earth! Amazing film footage smuggled out of Russia. This exclusive investigation into one of the most compelling events of our time is hosted by Roger Moore.
 4775h 0r
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008) - music / motivational / savants
At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the “demi-gods of Canadian metal, ” influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams.
 7893h 0r
The Female Orgasm Explained (2005) - sex
The sexual revolution of the ’70s has allowed women to claim their right to pleasure and to better know their body. However, 30 years later, the female orgasm remains mysterious to a lot of people - both men and women.
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Decoding The Past: The Antichrist (2005) - history
How would you recognise the most evil person on Earth? According to many historical texts, you should look for a brilliant, enigmatic public figure who transforms the world for good, for a while. Basically, the last person you'd tap as Satan's human emissary. While many believe the Anti-christ has come and gone, just as many believe he will soon arrive, if he's not already in our midst. Join us for harrowing look at an evil so obscure that he answers only to Satan. Our group of prophecy believers and historical experts will help to sort out if the Anti-Christ is real. We follow the emergence of the Anti-christ from pre-Judaic texts, through the Book of Daniel and Revelation, into Christian writings of the Middle Ages, and other religious traditions as well. Aided by interviewees both religious and secular, comprised of eminent clergy, scholars, historians, psychologists, and culture makers, we'll examine the evil enigma from every conceivable angle
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Beyond the Secret (2009) - motivational
This new production entitled Beyond The Secret will positively impact your life during these tough economic times when the world is looking for answers and motivation. Beyond The Secret provides a supplemental blueprint on how to achieve your goals and dreams. Not only will it teach you the Law of Attraction, but will also give you the tools to apply everything you learn. Through powerful messages and positive thinking, the Beyond The Secret life coaches will take you on a fun and inspirational journey in achieving everything you want out of life. Prepare to go Beyond The Secret!
 5837h 0r
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