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    Mr. Untouchable – Godfather or Snitch (2007)

    The true-life story of a Harlem’s notorious Nicky Barnes, a junkie turned multimillionaire drug-lord, “Mr. Untouchable” takes its audience deep inside the heroin industry of the 1970s. The most powerful black drug king pin in New York City history, Barnes came from humble beginnings to make himself and his comrades rich beyond their wildest […]

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    Narco Cultura (2013)

    To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto – a new form of the American Dream, fueled by the war on drugs. NARCO CULTURA looks at this explosive phenomenon […]

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    Racket Busters (1984)

    Owing its rise to power to the Prohibition Era and the public’s desire for illicit substances, organized crime has since branched out into many other ventures, both legal and illegal. In this episode, the subject is the law enforcement network, and its efforts to control the racketeering activities of the Mafia. Archival news clips, […]

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    Redlight (2009)

    A powerful feature documentary about child sexploitation, an epidemic happening in every country around the world. Filmed over a four year period, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal stories of young Cambodian victims and two remarkable advocates for change: grass-roots activist Somaly Mam and politician Mu Sochua. Both have since been nominated for the Noble […]

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    Sex Slaves (2006)

    Sex Slaves is a gripping documentary expose inside the global sex trade in women from the former Soviet Bloc. The film takes viewers into the shadowy, multi-billion dollar world of sex trafficking. Part cinema verité, part investigation, Sex Slaves puts a human face on this most inhuman of contemporary issues. From the villages of […]

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    Square Grouper – The Godfathers of Ganja (2011)

    In 1979, the U.S. Customs Service reported that 87% of all marijuana seizures in the U.S. were made in the South Florida area. Due to the region’s 5,000 miles of coast and coastal waterways and close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America, South Florida was a pot smuggler’s paradise. In sharp contrast to […]

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    Stealing Paradise (2016)

    AJ’s Investigative Unit has uncovered corruption in the Maldives. Secretly filmed interviews describe how men on mopeds carried millions in cash to the Maldives’ political elite. President Abdulla Yameen and his former deputy, Ahmed Adeeb, are accused of receiving cash in bags filled with up to $1m, so much that it was “difficult to […]

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    The Dark Side of Chocolate (2010)

    In 2001, the Chocolate Manufacturers Association formed an action plan entitled the Harkin-Engel Protocol, an agreement that was signed by the major chocolate companies almost 10 years before the film was made, aimed at ending child trafficking and slave labor in the cocoa industry. The documentary starts in Cologne, Germany where Mistrati asks several […]

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    The Definitive Guide to the Mob (2013)

    What is life really like in the American mafia? How do you get in, get made and make money? And what happens when you get in too deep? THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE MOB answers all of these questions and more by turning to the ultimate authority: former Colombo family captain Michael Franzese. Michael […]

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    The Dog Factory (2015)

    Using secret filming, reporter Sam Poling follows the supply of the multimillion pound world of the dog trade. BBC Scotland says third of all dogs bought these days are believed to have come from puppy mills using unethical breeding methods. This is beyond unacceptable for any human creature, let alone a family pet. During […]