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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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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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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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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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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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3.9

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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3.8

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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American Mormon

In the spirit of the classic Mormon movie From the Mouths of Babes, filmmakers Daryn Tufts and Jed Knudsen prod the minds of everyday men and women on the street, asking them to share their perceptions -- and misconceptions -- about Mormons.

2005

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American Promise

A detailed examination of race, education and opportunity in America, this documentary follows two African American boys for 12 years.

2013

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3.2

The Ancient Life - Season 1

Host Brit Eaton acts as a guide through Earth's greatest ancient civilizations, with stops at iconic locations like the Great Pyramid and Pompeii. How were the pyramids built and who lived in Pompeii? Everyday lives of ancient civilizations are revealed.

2011

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The Antics Roadshow

In this documentary, artist-activist Banksy charts the history of behaving badly in public, from anarchists to attention-seeking eccentrics.

2011

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Are All Men Pedophiles?

This documentary explores male sexual desire and aims to make a scientific distinction between true pedophilia and attraction to young women. Controversial, yet with a fascinating message. Men love women, but is it sometimes OK to love girls?

2013

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Aroused

During a photo shoot for a book, 16 adult film stars answer questions about their careers, their lives and why they got into porn.

2013

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Art of Conflict

Narrated by Vince Vaughn, this thoughtful look at Northern Ireland's street murals examines them as an expression of the region's violent history.

2012

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