Category Archives: politics

The Century of the Self

Adam Curtis’ superlative 4 part documentary series on the application of Freud’s theories to business and politics. If that doesn’t sound interesting, give it 5 minutes and you’ll be hooked. What makes this documentary different from most, and not sensationalist, as the title might imply, is the quality of the research. For example, to provide […]

Iraq for Sale

A Robert Greenwald film about the role of outsourcing in the Iraq War. It also puts a human face on the contractors themselves who are not necessarily soldiers of fortune, but ordinary people such as truck drivers. Tivia: Computer Sciences Corporation is an outsourcing company used in Iraq, who: flew the defoliation missions that are […]

General Idi Amin

Behind the scenes documentary about the almost unbelievably insane dictator. Running time: 1 hour 30 mins. Link

Frontline: War in Europe

The excellent Frontline series’ look at Kosovo. Running time: 1 hour 52 mins. Link

Robert Newman. The History of Oil

Part stand up comedy, part lecture. A fascinating and entertaining look at the history of oil. Did you know, for example, that the first troops deployed in the First World War were to Iraq. Running time: 46 mins. Link

Death of a Nation

Maverick journalist, John Pilger accuses the West of complicity in East Timor. Running time: 1 hour 15 mins. Link

Iraq for Sale

Running time: 1 hour 15 mins. Link

The Soviet Afghan War

Although posted by a somewhat sketchy looking forum, the documentary is legit. Putting the Taliban and the current war in historical persepctive. Running time: 36 mins. Link

The Denial Machine

How fossil fuel corporations have kept the global warming debate alive long after most scientists believed that global warming was real. Running time: 40 mins. Link

Fischer vs. Spassky

Documentary about the 1972 Cold War chess world championships. Running time: 36 mins. Link