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    BBC Northern Ireland – Bloody Friday (2012)

    On a Friday afternoon in the summer of 1972, the Provisional IRA exploded 19 bombs across Belfast in little over an hour. Nine people were killed and 130 injured. The dead included four teenagers. The youngest victim was a 14 year-old schoolboy, the oldest was a 68 year-old woman. The British government responded by […]

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    Beslan: Three Days in September (2006)

    “Three Days in September” is the dramatic story of the 2004 Chechen terrorist attack and three-day siege of a school in southern Russia. When it was over, nearly 331 people lay dead — many of them children. The film is narrated by award-winning actor Julia Roberts. She introduces audiences to Beslan, a small, rural […]

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    Blood Diamonds Forever (2002)

    In spite of the fact that the problem has been known for years, the trade of so-called blood diamonds still fuels wars in southern Africa. By following the track of the diamond from Angola via Zambia and South Africa to Europe it is revealed how shockingly easy it is to change the color of […]

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    Borislav Herak – Confessions of a Monster (1994)

    Borislav Herak was a Bosnian Serb soldier who fought with the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) in the early days of the Bosnian War. In March 1993, after falling in the hands of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH), he was put on trial at the Sarajevo Military District Court, […]

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    Children of Beslan (2005)

    Children of Beslan is about a violent takeover of a school in Beslan, a city in the North Caucasus republic of North Ossetia, Russia, in September 2004. Perpetrated by militants linked to the separatist insurgency in the nearby republic of Chechnya, the attack resulted in the deaths of more than 330 people, the majority […]

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    Collateral Murder (2007)

    5th April 2010 10:44 EST WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad — including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time […]

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    Control Room (2004)

    A chronicle which provides a rare window into the international perception of the Iraq War, courtesy of Al Jazeera, the Arab world’s most popular news outlet. Roundly criticized by Cabinet members and Pentagon officials for reporting with a pro-Iraqi bias, and strongly condemned for frequently airing civilian casualties as well as footage of American […]

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    Countdown to Zero (2010)

    “Countdown to Zero” opens with an image that terrifies us, though we can’t necessarily say why. By the time this unsettling documentary is over, we know the reason and we are even more frightened. That first image is of enormous roiling clouds of the blackest black smoke, smoke that feels particularly menacing even before […]

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    Crime and Punishment in the Gaza Strip (2012)

    VICE – Crime and Punishment in the Gaza Strip – In 2007 we tried and failed to get into Gaza through the Israeli-controlled Erez Crossing. Back then the rival Palestinian factions of Hamas and Fatah were engaged in a bloody war for control of this tiny strip of land. Hamas won. When the post-Mubarak […]

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    Direct Order (2003)

    As the Gulf War raged, the government forced its fighting men and women to be vaccinated with an experimental and unapproved vaccine against anthrax. In the aftermath of that fateful decision, large numbers of veterans now suffer from strange and debilating symptoms, a condition known as Gulf War Syndrome (GWF). Despite overwhelming evidence to […]

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    Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath (2006)

    When a turbaned Sikh man is brutally murdered in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, a college student journeys across America to discover who counts as “one of us” in a world divided into “us” and “them.” Armed with only a camera, Valarie Kaur encounters hundreds of stories never before told – stories of […]

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    Eagles of Death Metal Discuss Paris Terror Attacks (2015)

    On November 13th, Eagles of Death Metal were performing at Paris’ the Bataclan when terrorists opened fire inside the venue. The atrocity was part of a coordinated attack across the city that left 130 dead, 89 of which were inside the Bataclan. Though the band’s merch seller Nick Alexander and Mercury Records staffers were […]