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    Qandeel (2017)

    The life, death and impact of Pakistan’s working-class icon Qandeel Baloch, killed in 2016 after becoming a social media celebrity. This film tells Qandeel’s story through her own videos and media appearances. A young, fearless woman who collided with Pakistan’s mainstream media, Qandeel exposed the religious right and challenged middle-class morality. From her life […]

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    Fed Up (2014)

    As the age-old adage goes, you are what you eat. The Katie Couric-produced documentary explores the old-saying’s truth in the growing obesity epidemic. With interviews with some of Washington’s power players, past and present, the documentary weaves a tale of corruption and conflict of interest that dates back nearly three decades.While the cure to […]

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    Louis Theroux Dark States: Heroin Town (2017)

    The depiction of a town ravaged by a heroin epidemic in Louis Theroux: Dark States (BBC Two) wasn’t exactly heart-warming Sunday-night viewing. Once upon a time you could rely on a Louis Theroux documentary to offer up a feast of ironic giggles at the foibles of humankind. But for years now he’s been going […]

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    Fake Degrees: Exposing Canadians with phoney credentials (2017)

    A Marketplace investigation of the world’s largest diploma mill has discovered many Canadians could be putting their health and well-being in the hands of nurses, engineers, counsellors and other professionals with phoney credentials. Fake diplomas are a billion-dollar industry, according to experts, and Marketplace obtained business records of its biggest player, a Pakistan-based IT […]

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    Mystery of the Man on the Moor (2017)

    The other day I sat behind a girl on the bus who was on the phone discussing, at high volume, her reservations about a chap she’d met. “He’s lovely,” she said. “But the thing is… I googled him… And there’s nothing. There’s nothing about him on the internet. At all.” For someone of her […]

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    The Keepers – Mini Series (2017)

    What is it? An exhaustive real-crime documentary series about the murder of a nun in 1969, but also so much more. Why you’ll love it: The Keepers is not the new Making a Murderer. Without looking it up, tell me the name of the victim, the dead woman whose family still mourn her sudden […]

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    How Police Missed the Grindr Killer (2017)

    Stephen Port was jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of four young gay men in Barking, east London. The bodies of two of Port’s victims were found in the same position, in the same graveyard, by the same dog walker three weeks apart. Yet a catalogue of police failings meant […]

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    24 Hours in Police Custody – Season 1 (2014)

    Channel 4’s 24 Hours in Police Custody was a gripping police procedural. After a long investigation, detectives were convinced they’d cracked the case. The suspect was arrested during a tense raid. Cops piled on the pressure during interrogations, producing evidence with a flourish to wrong-foot him, while his spivvy lawyer scrambled to keep up. […]

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    TIME: The Kalief Browder Story – Mini Series (2017)

    Co-produced by rapper Jay-Z, TIME: THE KALIEF BROWDER STORY is a documentary series that tells the story of the late Kalief Browder, a young black teenager who spent over 1000 days in a New York City prison without ever receiving a trial. On May 15, 2010, the 16-year-old Bronx high school student was arrested […]

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    20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders (2006)

    Death is never an easy thing to accept, but sometimes people are taken much sooner than we expect. In Hollywood, death is in an even bigger spotlight than our own lives. Many of us imagine the life of a celebrity to be all glitz and glamour. All we see are the fancy clothes, the […]

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    Scotland’s Secret Serial Killer (2009)

    The World’s End Murders is the colloquial name given to the murder of two teenage girls, Christine Eadie, 17, and Helen Scott, 17, in Edinburgh, in October 1977. The case is so named because both victims were last seen alive leaving the World’s End Pub in Edinburgh’s Old Town. The only living person to […]

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    Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web (2017)

    You can view this Storyville film in one of two ways: either as a police procedural, tracking the efforts of multiple US government agencies to take down the internet drugs marketplace Silk Road, or as a philosophical treatise on the souring of a dream. Silk Road’s founder, aka “Dread Pirate Roberts”, wanted to create […]

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    Demon at the Door: Our Heroin Crisis (2017)

    For eight months, KOMO News investigated the heroin crisis in Seattle. It aired this Eric Johnson documentary, “Demon at the Door: Our Heroin Crisis.” He calls it shocking, devastating and unflinchingly real. “For the better part of a year we’ve been working on this program. We’ve been in alleyways and homes and police cars […]

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    A Good American (2015)

    Apparently, 9/11 would have been avoided were it not for the NSA’s discontinuation of wiretapping project ‘Thinthread’ three weeks before the event occurred. A bold statement if ever there was one, yet former intelligence official and codebreaking genius (now whistleblower) William Binney goes there in A Good American. Talking heads interspliced with shots of […]

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    A Killer in the Family (1983)

    Having been sentenced to two life sentences for murder, Gary Tison (Robert Mitchum) finds himself moved to a low security prison due to his good behaviour where he is able to have picnics with his family. It is there he plays the doting father who is especially proud of son Donny (James Spader) who […]

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    Pure Evil: The True Story of the Tison Gang (2017)

    Gary Gene Tison, 42, of Casa Grande and Randy Greenawalt, 28, were convicted murderers at the Florence prison in the summer of 1978, and Tison was known for escaping. Yet they were only being held in medium security when Tison’s three sons arrived with sawed-off shotguns and a pistol in a cardboard box on […]

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    The Lying Game: Crimes That Fooled Britain (2014)

    It’s a scene that’s played out time and time again over the last 20 years. In an attempt to throw the police off the scent, the cold-eyed killer stares into the camera and begs the public for help to solve the crime they know they have committed. But how can we tell a genuine […]

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    Madeleine McCann – 10 Years On (2017)

    Somebody knows what happened to Madeleine McCann on the night of May 3 2007. But who – and could they ever be persuaded to speak the truth? On the tenth anniversary of the three-year-old’s disappearance from a sleepy Portuguese holiday resort BBC reporter Richard Bilton revisited the case for a Panorama special at once […]

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    The Border Patrol’s Corruption Problem (2017)

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Tex. — In the calm waters of the Texas Gulf Coast, Robert Hannan steered his boat toward what he thought was a crab trap. He found a corpse. “There’s nothing that can help this person if it’s a real body,” Hannan said in disbelief to the 911 dispatcher. “It’s floating just […]

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    Combat Zone : Rescue in Panama (2007)

    Panama, 1989 – Dictator Manuel Noriega ordered captors to kill American prisoner Kurt Muse if any rescue is attempted. The fourteen Delta Force commandos sent in faced danger – and disaster. imdb.com IMDB (unrated)

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    Japan from Inside (2000)

    The Fuchu prison is detaining around 500 foreign inmates. How do they cope to the extremely strict rules of the prison? Two French citizens, are telling their experiment and their feeling about this system. imdb.com IMDB (7.5)

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    Hunting the KGB Killers (2017)

    Given current events, any insight into the way in which Russia operates on the world stage is worth paying attention to, so the timing of Hunting the KGB Killers (Channel 4) feels apt. This is a rigorous and gripping documentary that tells the story of what happened to former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned […]

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    The Gun Shop (2017)

    The Gun Shop goes deep into the heart of a community feeling the effects of the gun violence plaguing much of America today. It’s a snapshot of a place where people feel threatened, and where they feel the only way to protect themselves is to exercise their right to bear arms. The film goes […]

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    Red Cry (2013)

    Red Cry is an original, feature-length documentary film chronicling the lives of Lakota Elders and Oyate (people) in the face of ongoing genocide against the Lakota by government and corporate interests. The incendiary film is the result of a historic collaboration between traditional Tetuwan Lakota Elders and Warriors from Pine Ridge Reservation and a […]