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Social & Cultural Documentaries

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10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

This fascinating documentary blends an interview with the Dalai Lama with a look back at the spiritual leader's history and exile.

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.

2012

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21 Up

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.

1977

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28 Up

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

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.

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.

1998

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49 Up

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.

2005

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56 Up

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

2012

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7 Plus Seven

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.

1970

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Addicted to Plastic

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.

2008

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After Kony: Staging Hope

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

2011

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After Porn Ends

This documentary explores the careers of some of porn's top stars and examines their adjustment to "normal" society after leaving adult entertainment.

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.

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.

2008

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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.

2012

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Alexandria

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.

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.

2012

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All.I.Can.

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

2011

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American Drug War: The Last White Hope

Filmmaker Kevin Booth's incisive documentary wades into the murky waters of the American war on drugs, the longest and costliest war in U.S. history.

2007

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American Experience: Death and the Civil War

This film explores how the American Civil War created a "republic of suffering" and charts the war's far-reaching social, political and social impact.

2012

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