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Added by shotswerefired on 23 Oct 2016 04:12

Truth Is Scarier Than Fiction

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Food, Inc. (2009)
Food, Inc. is a 2008 American documentary film directed by filmmaker Robert Kenner.[4] The Academy Award-nominated film examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees. The film is narrated by Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser.

Blood of the Beasts (Le Sang des bêtes) is a 1949 short French documentary film written and directed by Georges Franju. It is Franju's first film and is narrated by Georges Hubert and Nicole Ladmiral.

An early example of ultra-realism, this movie contrasts the quiet, bucolic life in the outskirts of Paris with the harsh, gory conditions inside the nearby slaughterhouses. Describes the fate of the animals and that of the workers in graphic detail.

People who added this item 358 Average listal rating (205 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Inside Job (2010)
Inside Job is a 2010 documentary film, directed by Charles H. Ferguson, about the late-2000s financial crisis. Ferguson says the film is about "the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption".[3] In five parts, the film explores how changes in the policy environment and banking practices helped create the financial crisis.

People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Soldier Blue (1970)
Soldier Blue is a 1970 American Revisionist Western movie directed by Ralph Nelson and inspired by events of the 1864 Sand Creek massacre in the Colorado Territory. The screenplay was written by John Gay based on the novel Arrow in the Sun by Theodore V. Olsen (republished as Soldier Blue after the movie was released).

People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Brass Eye (1997)
Brass Eye is a British comedy series parodying the current affairs news programming of the mid 1990s. A series of six episodes aired on Channel 4 in 1997, and a further episode in 2001. The series satirised media portrayal of social ills, in particular sensationalism, unsubstantiated establishmentarian theory masquerading as fact, and creation of moral panics.

People who added this item 372 Average listal rating (212 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Magdalene Sisters is a 2002 Irish-British drama film written and directed by Peter Mullan, about three teenage girls who were sent to Magdalene Asylums (also known as 'Magdalene Laundries') homes for women who were labelled as "fallen" by their families or society. The homes were maintained by individual religious orders in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland.

Peter Mullan has remarked that the film was initially made because victims of Magdalene Asylums had received no closure in the form of recognition, compensation or apology, and many remained lifelong devout Catholics.[2] Former Magdalene inmate Mary-Jo McDonagh told Mullan that the reality of the Magdalene Asylums was much worse than depicted in the film.

People who added this item 123 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Scum is a 1979 British crime drama film directed by Alan Clarke, portraying the brutality of life inside a British borstal. The film tells the story of a young offender named Carlin as he arrives at the institution and his rise through violence and self-protection to the top of the inmates' pecking order, purely as a tool to survive. Beyond Carlin's individual storyline, it is also cast as an indictment of the borstal system's flaws with no attempt at rehabilitation. The warders and convicts alike are brutalised by the system. The film's controversy was derived from its graphic depiction of racism, extreme violence, rape, suicide, many fights and very strong language.

People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Gaea Girls (2000)
Gaea Girls is a film by Kim Longinotto/Vixen which takes a look at the tough world in which Japan's Gaea Girls pursue a career in the wrestling ring and the training regime that all must pass before becoming professional.

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World of Glory is a 1991 Swedish short film written and directed by Roy Andersson. Its original Swedish title is Härlig är jorden, which means "Lovely is the Earth", and is the Swedish title of the hymn "Fairest Lord Jesus". The narrative portrays a man in white make-up who guides the viewer through his life in a bleakly stylised world.

People who added this item 424 Average listal rating (220 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.6
Night and Fog (French: Nuit et brouillard) is a 1956 French documentary short film. Directed by Alain Resnais, it was made ten years after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Blue Kite (simplified Chinese: 蓝风筝; traditional Chinese: 藍風箏; pinyin: Lán fēngzheng) is a 1993 drama film directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang. The Blue Kite serves as one of the quintessential examples of China's Fifth Generation filmmaking, and in particular reveals the impact the various political movements, including Anti-Rightist Movement and Cultural Revolution, had upon directors who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s.

Namibia: Genocide and the Second Reich is a TV documentary film which tells the story of Germany's forgotten genocide. The documentary examines the tragic circumstances leading to the massacre of three quarters of the Namibia population in German concentration camps built in Africa.

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Let Him Have It is a 1991 British film, which was based on the true story of the case against Derek Bentley, who was hanged for murder under controversial circumstances on 28 January 1953.[1] While Bentley did not directly play a role in the murder of PC Sidney Miles, he received the greater punishment than the gunman (who was 16).

People who added this item 1937 Average listal rating (1174 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 American historical drama film directed by Terry George. It was adapted from a screenplay written by both George and Keir Pearson. It stars Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo as hotelier Paul Rusesabagina and his wife Tatiana. Based on the Rwandan Genocide which occurred during the spring of 1994, the film, which has been called an African Schindler's List, documents Rusesabagina's acts to save the lives of his family and more than a thousand other refugees by granting them shelter in the besieged Hôtel des Mille Collines.[3] Hotel Rwanda explores genocide, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence.

Anything that directly affects me or renders me powerless is scary. Horror films have the audience in mind, which is why they are so predictable to the point where you can see the set pieces from a mile away. Real life horrors and atrocities don't care about you, they fuck with your mind when you least expect it.

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