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Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts

Sep 10, 2019

British Sounds (1970)


Jean-Luc Godard brings his firebrand political cinema to the UK, exploring the revolutionary signals in late ’60s British society. Constructed as a montage of various disconnected political acts (in line with Godard’s then appropriation of Soviet director Dziga Vertov’s agitprop techniques), it combines a diverse range of footage, from students discussing The Beatles to the production line at the MG factory in Oxfordshire, burnished with onscreen political sloganeering.

Sep 8, 2019

The Diplomat (2015)


David Holbrooke, son of the US diplomat Richard Holbrooke, embarks on a multi-faceted and complex search to learn more about his father's life, work, and influence on the world political stage throughout the second half of the twentieth century.

Sep 6, 2019

Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)


Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

Sep 3, 2019

Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)


Documentarian Dinesh D'Souza analyzes the history of the Democratic Party and what he thinks are Hillary Clinton's true motivations.

Aug 29, 2019

The Brink (2019)


Filmmaker Alison Klayman follows white nationalist Stephen K. Bannon as he tries to mobilise and unify far-right and neo-Nazi factions during the 2018 US midterm elections.

Aug 28, 2019

The Final Year (2017)


Following US President Barack Obama and his foreign policy team through 21 nations, as they craft his diplomatic legacy during his last term.

Aug 26, 2019

Hating Obama (2014)


Hating Obama takes a thought provoking look at the hatred received by President Barack Obama while asking the central question: Is President Obama hated for his policies or because he's black?

Aug 24, 2019

F*** Your Hair (2019)


Latin American brewery owners grapple with the fallout of abandoning a lucrative contract with Donald Trump after his disparaging remarks against Mexican immigrants.

Aug 21, 2019

Clinton Cash (2016)


An investigation into how the Clintons have amassed millions in personal wealth through foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation, a supposed charity, in exchange for political favors while Hillary Clinton was the US Secretary of State.

Aug 20, 2019

Weiner (2016)


Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) runs for mayor of New York in 2013, but a new sex scandal ruins his attempt at a political comeback.

Aug 16, 2019

The Family (2019)


An enigmatic Christian group known as The Family wields enormous influence in Washington, DC, in pursuit of its global ambitions.









Aug 13, 2019

50 50 (2016)


Fathers who are fighting for a fair chance to get the time to be a true father to their children in a system that they believe to be corrupt and unfair.

Aug 1, 2019

Michael Moore in TrumpLand (2016)


See the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down. Oscar-winner Michael Moore dives right into hostile territory with his daring and hilarious one-man show, deep in the heart of TrumpLand in the weeks before the 2016 election.

Jul 28, 2019

Naughty! The Life and Loves of Boris Johnson (2019)


Examining the career of the Conservative Party leadership candidate and former Mayor of London, featuring interviews with people who know him and journalists who have reported on him. The programme asks whether some of the gaffes, scandals and amiable buffoonery associated with Boris represent the real person, or if they are part of a well-constructed act.

Jul 27, 2019

You Can't Watch This (2019)


You Can't Watch This follows the lives of five high profile conservatives and political dissidents banished from the online world. After introducing each character, the movie recounts how each person came to lose their access to social media and the affect it had on them. With their stories told, each person goes on to discuss the broader issues raised by their deplatforming. Gavin McInnes talks about the necessity for social media for journalists, Laura Loomer describes how there is a war for information - and for access to it. Tommy Robinson questions the morality of mainstream politicians lobbying social media platforms to stop those looking for certain accounts gaining access to them before Paul Joseph Watson explains how the impacts of social media politics are spilling over to affect apolitical creators like Shane Dawson or James Charles. The movie ends asking the question, what form will social media take in ten years time - and how much of a monopoly will it hold on all of our lives.

Running with Beto (2019)


This behind-the-scenes documentary follows Beto O'Rourke's rise from virtual unknown to national political sensation through his bold attempt to unseat Ted Cruz in the US Senate. Embedded with Beto for the final twelve months of his campaign, the film follows his journey in real time through intimate access to O'Rourke, his family, and a team of political newcomers who champion a new way of getting to know a candidate -- one Texas county at a time. The film reveals the challenges and triumphs of an unconventional campaign as Beto navigates an onslaught of negative advertising, inevitable strain on his family, and the pressure of delivering for legions of supporters. This film is creatively and financially independent from Beto O'Rourke and his campaign.

Knock Down the House (2019)


When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn't know what to do with the anger she felt about America's broken health care system. Cori Bush was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry. At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women decide to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. Without political experience or corporate money, they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Their efforts result in a legendary upset.

Jul 23, 2019

Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)



In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley, Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other's political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult-cementing their opposing political positions. Their explosive exchanges devolved into vitriolic name-calling. It was unlike anything TV had ever broadcast, and all the more shocking because it was live and unscripted. Viewers were riveted. ABC News' ratings skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born - a highbrow blood sport that marked the dawn of pundit television as we know it today.

Jul 13, 2019

The Edge of Democracy (2019)



A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis -- the personal and political fuse to explore one of the most dramatic periods in Brazilian history. With unprecedented access to Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva, we witness their rise and fall and the tragically polarized nation that remains.

Jun 30, 2019

Death of a Nation (2018)



Not since 1860 have the Democrats so fanatically refused to accept the result of a free election. That year, their target was Lincoln. They smeared him. They went to war to defeat him. In the end, they assassinated him. Now the target of the Democrats is President Trump and his supporters. The Left calls them racists, white supremacists and fascists. These charges are used to justify driving Trump from office and discrediting the right "by any means necessary." But which is the party of the slave plantation? Which is the party that invented white supremacy? Which is the party that praised fascist dictators and shaped their genocidal policies and was in turn praised by them? Moreover, which is the party of racism today? Is fascism now institutionally embodied on the right or on the left? Through stunning historical recreations and a searching examination of fascism and white supremacy, Death of a Nation cuts through progressive big lies to expose hidden history and explosive truths. Lincoln united his party and saved America from the Democrats for the first time. Can Trump-and we-come together and save America for the second time?


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