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Archive for June 2007

Sicko

June 29, 2007

  Sicko is not a movie about the 50 million Americans walking around without health insurance. Sicko is a movie about the other 250 million of us who have insurance, but are just as well and truly screwed. It’s also about freedom, real freedom, not the empty kind that gets thrown around as a buzzword; […]

What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom

June 29, 2007

The Trap: What Happened To Our Dream of Freedom? is a three-part series of films written and directed by BAFTA-winning producer Adam Curtis, explaining the origins of our contemporary, narrow idea of freedom. Curtis believes that if one steps back and looks at what freedom actually means for us today, it’s a strange and limited […]

Orwell Rolls Over in His Grave

June 29, 2007

Orwell Rolls in His Grave is a 2004 documentary film written and directed by Robert Kane Pappas. It examines the current and past relationships between the media, the US government and corporations, analyzing the possible consequences of the concentration of media ownership. Making references to George Orwell‘s novel 1984, the film argues that reality has […]

War is sell

June 29, 2007

How do you sell a war? How do the techniques of government propagandists, public relations consultants and commercial advertisers work, and why are they so effective? How did the United States become a master of domestic war propaganda over the course of the twentieth century? War is Sell (55 min) 

Outfoxed

June 28, 2007

“Outfoxed” examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News, have been running a “race to the bottom” in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public’s right to know.The film explores Murdoch’s burgeoning kingdom and the impact on society […]

Decoding the Past

June 28, 2007

There are prophecies and oracles from around the world that all seem to point to December 21, 2012 as doomsday. The ancient Mayan Calendar, the medieval predictions of Merlin, the Book of Revelation and the Chinese oracle of the I Ching all point to this specific date as the end of civilization. A new technology […]

Invisible Ballots

June 28, 2007

Governments are installing computerized voting systems with no paper record to verify accuracy. Elections will be controlled by companies… none of which allow voters to inspect their software. If vote counting becomes privatized, there may be no way to get it back. Hightech vote fraud is already a reality Invisible Ballots – A Temptation for […]

The FBI’s War on Black America

June 28, 2007

“The FBI’s War on Black America offers a thought provoking look at a government-sanctioned conspiracy, the FBI’s counter intelligence program known as Cointelpro. This documentary establishes historical perspective on the measures initiated by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI which aimed to discredit black political figures and forces of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. […]

Sacred Weeds

June 28, 2007

Sacred Weeds was a four part television series of 50 minute documentaries investigating the cultural impact of psychoactive plants on a broad array of early civilisations. The series was filmed at Hammerwood Park by the producer, Sarah Marris, and her production company TVF. It was broadcast in the summer of 1998 on Channel 4, a […]

Orange Sunshine

June 28, 2007

Trailer for the upcoming documentary on the Brotherhood of Eternal Love Orange Sunshine, the true story of Orange County’s Brotherhood of Eternal Love, also known as the Hippie Mafia.  The movie depicts the unbelievable rise and fall of Timothy Leary’s legendary cult–which started as a group of Laguna Beach surfers and quickly became the world’s […]