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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 […]

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    The Frank Matthews Story (2012)

    Richer than Frank Lucas. More powerful than the Mafia. He was the biggest drug dealer in America. In 1973 he jumped bail and disappeared with 15 million dollars. He has never been seen again. Nearly four decades later, the fate of Frank Matthews remains a complete mystery. It’s as if Matthews dropped off the […]

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    The Gambinos (1997)

    “The Gambinos Crime Family is one of the most recognizable criminal organizations in America. The family originated in the early 1900’s under the leadership of Salvatore D’Aquila. They became one of New York’s “Five Families” and participated in “The Commission,” the governing board for organized crime families established by Charlie “Lucky” Luciano. Salvatore D’Aquila […]

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    The Ivory Game (2016)

    A dank room comes into view with several people milling about. Spread throughout the entire floor and piled up against the walls are tons upon tons of dirty, fresh elephant tusks. People in a line pass down an individual tusk until it reaches the last person, who carefully stacks it on top of a […]