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    Scientology: The Ex Files

    Scientology: The Ex Files

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    Released 2011
    Behind Scientology's high celebrity profile lies an organization on its knees. In this powerful documentary, a band of former elite members emerge from the secretive religion to allege extreme cruelty, slave labour and financial greed...moreless
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    Dreams From My Real Father

    Dreams From My Real Father

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    Released 2012
    At age 18, Barack Obama admittedly arrived at Occidental College a committed revolutionary Marxist. What was the source of Obama's foundation in Marxism? Throughout his 2008 Presidential campaign and term in office, questions have been raised regarding Barack Obama's family background, economic philosophy, and fundamental political ideology.Dreams from My Real Father is the alternative Barack Obama "autobiography," offering a divergent theory of what may have shaped our 44th President's life and politics. In Dreams from My Real Father, Barack Obama is portrayed by a voiceover actor who chronicles Barack Obama's life journey in socialism, from birth through his election to the Presidency. The film begins by presenting the case that Barack Obama's real father was Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party USA propagandist who likely shaped Obama's world view during his formative years. Barack Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. Was the goat herding Kenyan father only a fairy tale to obscure a Marxist agenda, irreconcilable with American values? This fascinating narrative is based in part on 2 years of research, interviews, newly unearthed footage and photos, and the writings of Davis and Obama himself. Dreams from My Real Father weaves together the proven facts with reasoned logic in an attempt to fill-in the obvious gaps in Obama's history. Is this the story Barack Obama should have told, revealing his true agenda for "fundamentally transforming America?" Director Joel Gilbert concludes, "To understand Obama's plans for America, the question is 'Who is the real father?'"moreless
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    Vegucated

    Vegucated

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    Released 2011
    Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it's all about. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the planet's fate may fall on their plates. Lured by tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before. But can their convictions carry them through when times get tough? What about on family vacations fraught with skeptical step-dads, carnivorous cousins, and breakfast buffets? Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who are trying their darnedest to change in a culture that seems dead set against it.moreless
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    Freakonomics

    Freakonomics

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    Released 2010
    Freakonomics is based on the best-selling book that dramatically changed the way we look at the world, brought to life by six of the most acclaimed directors of our time in a funny, thought-provoking & highly entertaining film.moreless
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    Marley

    Marley

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    Released 2012
    Featuring dozens of interviews, electrifying concert performances and rare footage, this documentary explores the music, life and legacy of reggae icon Bob Marley, from his birth in 1945 to his death from cancer at age 36.moreless
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    Chimpanzee

    Chimpanzee

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    Released 2012
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    Deep Water

    Deep Water

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    Released 2006
    Deep Water is a 2006 historical documentary directed by Louise Osmond and produced by Jonny Persey. This film tells the historical and psychological story of one of the nine competitors in the first solo non-stop yacht race around the world. The contest was held in 1968 and attracted a field of nine competitors. The competitor featured in this documentary is Donald Crowhurst. At the time of the competition, Crowhurst was a 36-year-old father of four who owned a struggling maritime electronics business. Despite his nautical inexperience, Crowhurst entered the contest because of the cash prize. To increase his odds of winning and despite the fact he could not afford it Crowhurst purchased a trimarin, the quickest boat available at the time. He set sail in the trimarin on October 31, 1968. The directors use Crowhurst original 16mm films, tape recordings and interviews with family and friends to reconstruct his treacherous nine month journey on the sea.moreless
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    Deep Sea

    Deep Sea

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    Released 2007
    Dive in! A sea full of wonders awaits. Famed oceanic filmmaker Howard Hall (Into the Deep) guides this immersive adventure that lets you swim alongside some of the most exotic creatures of the planet. Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet provide the narration. And an unusual array of finned and scaled stars are ready to steal every scene. Among them: Green Sea Turtles who gather off Kona so that Surgeonfish can strip harmful algae from their shells...an ominous, predatory Humboldt Squid that changes color four times per second like a flashing strobe light...an underdog Mantis Shrimp, whose claws have the speed of a 22-caliber bullet, in battle against a hungry octopus (the shrimp wins!). So many creatures. So many amazing stories. Sea them all.moreless
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    Missionary Positions

    Missionary Positions

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    Released 2005
    Missionary Positions is an award-winning 2005 documentary feature directed by Bill Daly. The documentary is about two young Christian pastors (Mike Foster and Craig Gross) fighting against the spread of pornography. One day, while taking a shower, Mike heard God say the word "porn" to him, and as a result, he believes that his mission in life is to help people who are addicted to pornography. The movie follows the two pastors around the globe as they travel from hardcore porn sets in Los Angeles to the red light district in Amsterdam on their spiritual quest against sexual adult entertainment. In the name of saving people from the dark side of sex, the ordained ministers even stop to visit adult film conventions and spend time trying to convert porn stars. Missionary Positions details all the difficulties that pastors Mike and Craig face as they try to spread their message to the mainstream world.moreless
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    The Lost Tribe

    The Lost Tribe

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    Released 2010
    The Lost Tribe is a documentary film about the life of Sue-Ann Post and her association with the Mormon Church. The film opens with a spot of Sue-Ann doing an Australian talk show and criticizing the Mormon Church for not accepting openly gay and lesbian members. Upon her return home, she finds that her church has officially kicked her out of their membership. Sue-Ann herself is a comedian and openly gay Australian citizen, whose whole life has revolved around the Mormon Church. Sue-Ann and her companion, Rachel Landers, document their struggles as they try to get some recognition and get reinstated back into the Mormon Church. The film takes Sue-Ann and Rachel to Utah's Affirmation Conference, a gathering of homosexual Mormons, who meet once a year to worship the Mormon Church. Sue-Ann becomes more cynical of her religious beliefs as the film progresses. She feels that she has found her lost tribe within the members attending the conference. In the end, Sue-Ann has to decide if a gathering that occurs only once a year in a foreign country enough for her to continue with her Mormon faith.moreless
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    The Buddha

    The Buddha

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    Released 2010
    Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth. He said only that he was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of his life, a journey especially relevant in our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. Richard Gere narrates.moreless
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    Diary of a Tired Black Man

    Diary of a Tired Black Man

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    Released 2008
    Diary of a Tired Black Man is a 2009 film from writer-director Tim Alexander that blends a touching comedy-drama story with real-life documentary footage for a highly authentic examination of African American life and the common struggles men and women face in their relationships. Jimmy Jean-Louis and Paula Lema star in the scripted portion of this film as James and Tonya, a husband and wife who are struggling to maintain their marriage. James is having trouble dealing with Tonya's increasingly frequent eruptions of anger and her passive-aggressive behavior towards him when she's unhappy. The documentary that compliments this fictional story features filmmaker Tim Alexander who conducts a series of interviews with real-life African American couples from around the country, providing perspective on the typical issues that arise in long-term relationships and the techniques people use to move past their problems. Diary of a Tired Black Man is a unique and engaging film that's perfect for anyone who's feeling lost in the adult dating world.moreless
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    The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

    The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

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    Released 2005
    The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill celebrates the urban wilderness in San Francisco. Bohemian Mark Bittner has been searching for his direction in life. Homeless and disappointed in his music career, he begins feeding the feral flock of parrots that have made Telegraph Hill their home. The parrots are primarily Red-masked Parakeets, descended from pets that were either released or that escaped from their owners. Bittner watches over the birds and sees their behavior sometimes mimics that of humans. He seeks out birders and avian experts to learn more about the flock. When his care of the birds attracts national and international attention, the flock becomes endangered. Bittner works to ensure the birds, who he states are perfectly capable of caring for themselves, never learn to depend on humans for their survival. The 2003 documentary, directed by Judy Irving, is based on the book by Bittner. It won the 2006 Genesis Award for documentary film.moreless
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    Sensual Massage Made Simple

    Sensual Massage Made Simple

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    Released 2010
    Runner Up: BEST ART DIRECTION--FEATURE --2010 Action On Film International Film FestivalWinner: Award of Merit--2010 Los Angeles Cinema Festival of HollywoodMassage meets the digital age in a 2010 wide-screen production, shot in gorgeous high-definition color. This beautifully photographed DVD takes you every step of the way through a full body massage. Simply watching this DVD is a sensual experience; you almost feel like you are getting a massage. With more than 100 strokes displayed one at a time and with rhythms and pressures clearly shown, this 75 minute DVD is the most comprehensive massage program on the market. Thanks to Gordon Inkeles' time tested approach to massage instruction the techniques are remarkably easy-to-learn. Sensual Massage Made Simple DVD makes the perfect romantic gift for weddings, special occasions, Valentines day and holidays. Minutes after you open this DVD you ll be doing a sensual massage.moreless
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    Dracula: The True Story

    Dracula: The True Story

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    Released 1997
    Dracula: The True Story is a documentary that travels the globe in search of the true history of the Dracula legend. Author Bram Stoker created the mythical creature, and gave him fame, through the novel "Dracula," but his character was largely based on legends and oral traditions from his native culture. The historical figure Vlad Tepes, more widely known as Vlad the Impaler, was rumored to have supernatural powers and to drink blood. He became legendary for the veracity with which he killed his enemies and the pleasure he appeared to take from their demise. The documentary host (Steve Barton) speaks to historical experts (Dan Berindei), heirs of the Tepes family (Brianna Caradja) and a variety of other experts to draw a complete portrait of how the Dracula legend was born and evolved. Each testimony works to separate historical fact from myth, including a medical explanation for sleeping in coffins, appearing undead, drinking blood and other major trademarks of the Dracula legend.moreless
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    Knuckleball!

    Knuckleball!

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    Released 2012
    The definitive documentary about the impossible-to-hit pitch that recounts the 2011 journey of the last professional knuckleball pitchers.
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    The Russian German War Volume 1

    The Russian German War Volume 1

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    Released 2007
    The Russian German War is a rare look at one of the worst horror stories in the long infamous history of warfare. For decades the Cold War prevented us from looking closely at what really happened between the Russians and the Germans on the Eastern Front during World War II. More than a struggle between nations, it pitted maniacal tyrant against maniacal tyrant, evil ideology against evil ideology. The lives of tens of millions of human beings were consumed by its raging hatreds and appalling indignities. One in every ten Russians died. One in every four Poles died. Whole divisions of Italians, Rumanians, Hungarians disappeared with barely a trace. An average of 17,800 people died on every single day - and this, the war on the Russian German Front, lasted for 1,400 days. The series is narrated with chilling precision by actor Douglas Rain. The script, by producer Jerry Lawton, is dark and powerful. The music, by composer Rick Hyslop, captures every nuance of tragedy with discordant clarity. The series features captured German and Russian film footage, much of which has never been seen in the United States. Volume 1: Episodes I - III: I The Politics of Fear II The Darkness Descends III The Killing Ground,moreless
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    In Search of Ancient Mysteries

    In Search of Ancient Mysteries

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    Released 2009
    A documentary style look at the mysteries of the ancient world and the connection with aliens.
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    Touching the Void

    Touching the Void

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    Released 2004
    One of the greatest adventure stories of all-time, Touching the Void recounts the thrilling, disastrous climb Joe Simpson and his mountaineering partner Simon Yates undertook as they set out to scale the previously insurmountable west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. Winner of numerous awards including a BAFTA for Best British Film, this critically-lauded documentary from IFC Films combines dramatic reconstruction of the climb and interviews with the two climbers it nearly killed. It was 1985 and Joe Simpson and Simon Yates were young, fit, skilled climbers. The west face of Siula Grande, remote and treacherous, had not been climbed before. Following a successful 3 1/2 day ascent, disaster struck. Simpson fell a short distance and broke several bones in his leg. With no hope of rescue, the men decided to attempt descent together. What followed is one of the most incredible accounts of tragedy, friendship and human endurance.moreless
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    Beyond Our Differences

    Beyond Our Differences

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    Released 2008
    With all of the problems facing the world today, people are longing for meaning. Many find answers in religion or spirituality, but as a result faith and religion are often hijacked by those seeking to enhance their own power. With this dichotomy in mind, "Beyond Our Differences" calls upon key religious leaders, politicians, and luminaries in their fields and it asks what it is that inspires them to affect positive change.moreless
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