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    The Schleyer Tape (1977-78)

    Klaus vom Bruch’s second videotape is made up almost exclusively of TV footage recorded between September 1977 and June 1978. During these months, public consciousness in Germany had been devastated by the abduction and murder of the German industrialist Hanns Martin Schleyer through RAF terrorists, and the death of several terrorists in dubious circumstances […]

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    Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop (2015)

    Dubbed “The Cannibal Cop,” Gilberto Valle was convicted in March 2013 of conspiring to kidnap and eat young women. Valle argued it was all a fantasy; the prosecution’s narrative convinced jurors otherwise. Valle was facing a possible life sentence when filmmaker Erin Lee Carr began visiting him in prison. After 22 months behind bars, […]

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    United 93 (2006)

    A defining day in our history. It’s an event that shook the world. Honest, unflinching and profoundly moving, United 93 tells the unforgettable story of the heroic passengers and crew members who prevented the terrorists from carrying out their plans for the fourth hijacked plane on September 11, 2001. As on-ground military and civilian […]

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    Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)

    This controversial documentary about the stand-off between an unorthodox Christian group – the Branch Davidians, under the leadership of the young, charismatic David Koresh – and the FBI and ATF in Waco, Texas, from February to April 1993 presents a different spin on the events from that of the United States government, which held […]

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    Who Killed Lindbergh’s Baby? (2013)

    On the evening of March 1, 1932, 18-month-old Charles Lindbergh Jr was abducted from his family home near Hopewell, New Jersey, while everyone in the house was awake. The crime attracted enormous public attention, for the victim’s father was one of the most famous people on the planet. On May 20, 1927, Colonel Charles […]

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    Who Took Johnny (2014)

    Very few things are as harrowing and terrifying as the thought of losing a loved one, let alone a child. However, what the Gosch family from Iowa have gone through over the last 30-plus years sounds like an absolute nightmare of unimaginable heights. The Gosch family suffered one of the most devastating tragedies one […]