19-year old Masha is a spokesperson in the government friendly and strongly nationalistic Russian youth organization, Nashi. The movement aims to protect Russia against its ‘enemies’. Masha was seduced by the high energy of the movement by the age of 15 and has got a lot of benefits in return for her loyalty. But then she starts seeing a group of critical journalists. Among them is the well-known blogger, Oleg Kashin, who compares Nashi with ‘Hitlerjugend’.
Oswald’s Ghost – 2007
The assassination of John F. Kennedy changed the course of history. To this date, circumstances surrounding the event remain a mystery. Robert Stone’s probing documentary looks into the facts, and attempts to answer the hard question: Was Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone? Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy – 2007
In RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy, now available on DVD, BBC reporter Shane O’Sullivan investigates the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, and comes to the conclusion that Sirhan Sirhan, now serving a life sentence for the murder, did not act alone. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
An Unreasonable Man – 2006
A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Street Fight – 2005
This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which the Cory Booker attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
Giuliani Time – 2005
Giuliani Time is a probing investivation of the origins of the man who would be president. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
The Trials of Henry Kissinger – 2002
Part contemporary investigation and part historical inquiry, documentary follows the quest of one journalist in search of justice. The film focuses on Christopher Hitchens’ charges against Henry Kissinger as a war criminal – allegations documented in Hitchens’ book of the same title – based on his role in countries such as Cambodia, Chile, and Indonesia. Kissinger’s story raises profound questions about American foreign policy and highlights a new era of human rights. Increasing evidence about one man’s role in a long history of human rights abuses leads to a critical examination of American diplomacy through the lens of international standards of justice. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
The Last Party – 1993
Robert Downey, Jr. gives reports and interviews with other stars in this documentary about the Democratic National Convention in 1992. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
The War Room – 1993
A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.
The Times of Harvey Milk – 1984
Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Harvey Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Supervisor Dan White on November 27, 1978. Milk’s life leading up to his election, his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco’s gay community, and the city’s reaction to the assassinations are documented with extensive news film and personal recollections. Read more at IMDB or support this site by buying it at Amazon.