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Drawing on one of the richest archives in broadcast journalism (including more than 40 reports on the war on terror), as well as new, in-depth interviews with policymakers and military leaders, the investigative team behind traces the U.S. role from the 2003 invasion to the current violence - exploring how and why Iraq itself is now coming undone.
Transports the action to the brutal battlefields and dusty villages of Afghanistan, where a band of Marines risk their lives to save a woman fleeing certain death at the hands of her Taliban pursuers. Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merriman is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a Navy SEAL flags down their convoy and enlists the unit on an operation of international importance.
A mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, the larger-than-life figure who served as United States Secretary of Defense and as the principal architect of the Iraq War. Love him or hate him, you cannot take your eyes off Rumsfeld in this unique kind of cat-and-mouse game of argument and counterargument, evasion and evidence. Morris takes us where few have ever been--beyond the web of words into the unfamiliar terrain of Rumsfeld's mind.
In this military thriller, American soldier Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) is stationed overseas at Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi prison seized by U.S. armed forces. There, he is tasked with guarding the cell block where top-priority suspected terrorists are held, known as the Hard Site. A rookie to the Military Police, Jack is shown the ropes by a veteran guard (Sean Astin), who demonstrates how to control the prisoners by using violence and intimidation.
A family shattered...a children's home in jeopardy...a wounded heart...and kids on a mission to make a difference. These powerful elements spark gripping drama, suspense, comedy, love and a beautiful soundtrack co-written by Ethan Bortnick with Grammy Award-winning Songwriter and Producer Gary Baker.
This acclaimed documentary tells the powerful, untold story of the 18-year fight to free the West Memphis 3, three teenagers wrongfully convicted of the 1993 murders of three eight-year-old boy in West Memphis, Arkansas. The film was the Official Selection at the 2012 Sundance and Toronto International Film Festivals, and a 2013 nominee for Best Documentary from BAFTA, the Writers Guild of America, the Satellite Awards, the British Film Institute and the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
It's by far America's longest war, with unnumbered casualties and no end - or success - in sight. It's the war on drugs, and award-winning documentarian Eugene Jarecki bravely reveals its causes, its implementation and its tragic consequences in the universally acclaimed film.
The whistleblowers featured in the film continue the tradition of brave men and women who have come forward to tell the truth without looking for any personal gain - Daniel Ellsberg (The Pentagon Papers); Jeffrey Wigand (tobacco industry); Karen Silkwood (power plant health and safety procedures) and Mark Felt (Watergate).
When Ronald Reagan entered office in 1981, unemployment was high, interest rates were skyrocketing, and the nation was plunging into a recession. Meanwhile, the Cold War was escalating as both Soviet and American leaders fired heated rhetoric from behind their podiums of power. Now a new three-part series, offers an in-depth study of Reagan's work in the White House as he dealt with these tumultuous circumstances.
When a soldier returns from Iraq and takes a job as a prison guard, he quickly realizes that the only thing distinguishing the prisoners from the 'screws' (British slang for guard) is who holds the key. Based on the bestselling book and the real-life experiences of Ronnie Thompson, who spent seven years working in some of England's toughest prisons, this is an eye-opening expose of the corrupt underworld of prison guards
When a resourceful international terrorist group plots a major attack involving a cache of weapons of mass destruction, a charismatic former U.S. Special Forces operative joins forces with a stealth British military unit to stop them. Set in exotic locations such as India, South Africa, England and Chechnya, the series is headlined by two rising stars: Philip Winchester as Michael Stonebridge, a British sergeant on the elite counter-terrorism team; and Sullivan Stapleton as Damien Scott, a former U.S. Delta Force operative who was disgraced and discharged on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
DVD Review RETURN
Linda Cardellini has been laying relatively low since her stint on ER, but, according to buzz surrounding this film's limited theatrical run, she's back with a vengeance. A strong supporting cast sure doesn't diminish my high expectations for this film either.
A feature length motion picture, directed by Usama Alshaibi, about a young Muslim Pro Domme in the midst of a spiritual crisis. It explores the idea of submission from a religious, psychological and sexual perspective. It is also a horror film about possession by
Peabody Award-winning journalist Bill Moyers (PBS, NBC, CBS) explores how "super lobbyist" Jack Abramoff rode a wave of corruption to enrich himself and promote his causes - from Indian casinos in Louisiana to the Moscow offices of Russia's new oligarchs - taking down other Washington heavyweights in the process. The DVD set includes a bonus disc with Buying the War, a 83-minute bonus examination of the media's role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq; segments from Bill Moyers Journal; a 8-page viewer's guide; and much more ($49.99, AthenaLearning.com). Capitol Crimes is Athena's eleventh release from Moyers' acclaimed library of programs.
On her 50-state road trip, Pelosi discovers who really makes up America's melting-pot society, including: New York City coffee cart guys; a Buddhist monk in Utah; a nuclear scientist at Los Alamos National Lab; a Kentucky Paralympian from Nigeria; young refugees from Iraq living in Nebraska; and a Muslim mother with a dream to take a cruise to Alaska.
This lively documentary, directed by Michael Henning and produced by Diana Oliver, explores the reasons why the United States is the only developed country that still bans the growth of Industrial Hemp. Hemp, which is a durable fiber cultivated from plants of the cannabis genus, can be used for paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, health food and fuel. Due to its relation to marijuana, it is illegal to grow in the U.S. under Federal law. Hemp is considered a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act even though it contains minimum levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
First-time filmmaker and former public interest lawyer Susan Saladoff uses the infamous legal battle that began with a spilled cup of coffee to investigate what's behind America's zeal for tort reform – which threatens to restrict the legal rights of everyday citizens and undermine the entire civil justice system – in the thought-provoking documentary Hot Coffee, debuting MONDAY, JUNE 27 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
It starts out as just a typical day in the lives of seven high school students in a town that looks like Anywhere, U.S.A. But when one middle-American teenager - deeply affected by 9/11, terrorism and the war in Iraq – and his friends become involved in an isolated high school altercation, it escalates into a hate crime that shocks the entire nation and sends a small town reeling.
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