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The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

Movies

In a place where killers are celebrated as heroes, these filmmakers challenge unrepentant death-squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The result is a surreal, cinematic journey, not only into the memories and imaginations of mass murderers, but also into a frighteningly banal regime of corruption and impunity.

The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

Movies

Errol Morris's unique documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas.

Child of Rage: A Story of Abuse

Child of Rage: A Story of Abuse

Movies

Beth Thomas is a six year old girl suffering from reactive attachment disorder as a result of being sexually abused as a child. This documentary consists of interviews with Beth, followed by her treatment and partial recovery at a special center for kids.

Let the Fire Burn

Let the Fire Burn

Movies

Jason Osder makes an impressive feature film debut through his unbiased and thorough account of the incidents leading up to and during the 1985 standoff between the extremist African-American organization MOVE and Philadelphia authorities. The dramatic clash claimed eleven lives and literally and figuratively devastated an entire community. Let the Fire Burn is a real-life Wild West story absent the luxury of identifying its heroes by the color of their hats.

Taxi to the Dark Side

Taxi to the Dark Side

Movies

An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.

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