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Social & Cultural Documentaries

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10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

3.9

This fascinating documentary blends an interview with the Dalai Lama with a look back at the spiritual leader's history and exile. He changed the world. Now he's answering some challenging questions. Look into the heart of a very inspiring man.

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2006

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16 Acres

16 Acres reveals the behind-the-scenes political jousting and maneuvering that have plagued the rebuilding of the Ground Zero site. Terrorists destroyed New York's Twin Towers in minutes. It took miles of red tape and more than a decade to rebuild.

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2012

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21 Up

3.8

In the second follow-up to his film Seven Up, Michael Apted checks in with his original subjects, who are now 21 and dealing with life as adults.

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1977

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28 Up

3.9

Just two years away from turning 30, participants in Michael Apted's documentary series are facing serious questions of identity and purpose.

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1985

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35 Up

Now in their mid-thirties, Suzi, Andrew, Paul, Bruce and Neil grapple with family issues, career fluctuations, emotional distress and more.

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1991

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42 Up

When documentarian Michael Apted catches up with a group he's been tracking since 1964, they offer fascinating insights on the course of their lives.

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1998

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49 Up

3.7

In 1964, a filmmaker interviewed a diverse group of 7-year-olds and vowed to track their lives every seven years. Now, those "kids" are 49 years old.

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2005

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56 Up

3.9

Since 1964, director Michael Apted has documented the fates of a group of Britons, questioning them every seven years about their lives and beliefs.

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2012

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7 Plus Seven

4.0

After a seven-year interval, the same group of British youngsters -- now age 14 -- is quizzed about the changes that have transpired in their lives.

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1970

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The Achievers: The Story of Lebowski Fans

3.3

This documentary charts the ascendance of the Lebowski Fest, an annual gathering attended by fans of the 1998 cult hit The Big Lebowski.

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2009

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Addicted to Plastic

3.8

Focusing on manufacturing, environmental effects and solutions, a documentarian journeys around the world to trace the life cycle of plastic. It saves countless lives and offers conveniences beyond belief -- but the downsides are piling up in a hurry.

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2008

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After Kony: Staging Hope

3.1

This documentary follows a team of activists in Uganda who use theater to help former child soldiers and sex slaves cope with traumatic experiences.

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2011

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After Porn Ends

2.9

This documentary explores the careers of some of porn's top stars and examines their adjustment to "normal" society after leaving adult entertainment. When the hedonism is over, the search for normality begins. But having a dirty past can leave its mark.

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2010

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After Tiller

This documentary paints a complex, compassionate portrait of the physicians who have become the new prime targets of the anti-abortion movement. They risk their lives and wrestle with ethics. Meet the real people behind the controversial headlines.

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2013

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The Age of Stupid

In the desolate future of 2055, an archivist studies the first decade of the century, when humans ignored the warning signs of climate change.

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2008

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Aim High in Creation

Inspired to combat a new gas mine in her native Australia, a movie director travels to North Korea to learn the secrets of effective propaganda.

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2013

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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei uses social media and art to inspire protests and suffers government persecution for his actions. Go ahead ... call him a seditionist. This modern-day Warhol and political dissident couldn't be more pleased.

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2012

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Alexandria

3.7

This documentary delves into the history of Alexandria, Egypt, revealing the story of a city that became the world's first global center of culture. New clues paint a vivid picture of Alexander the Great's city in Egypt. A lost civilization lives again.

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2010

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Alias Ruby Blade

Cast against East Timor's bloody revolution, this true-life love story traces Kirsty Sword's dedication to a Timorese rebel group and its leader.

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2012

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All.I.Can.

4.0

Breathtaking cinematography and astonishing feats of skiing come together in this visual essay on climate change and the fragility of the Earth.

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2011

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