Political Animals tells the story of four pioneering lesbian politicians and the battles they fought to pass a wide range of anti-discrimination laws.
2012 was a watermark year in Virginia for women’s health, when state politicians voted on and passed the controversial Right To Know and See Act, a bill which would require women seeking an abortion to receive and pay for an invasive ultrasound inspection. What politicians didn’t count on was the forceful response from women of Virginia, or the hundreds who gathered on the steps of the state capitol to protest the bill. Empowered and emboldened to express their beliefs and fight for their rights, Virginian women are heard loud and clear in this powerful documentary.
Two families struggle as the new millennium takes off.
Governor Richard Tucker has made several promises that he has no intention of keeping. Crack heads still roam the streets, crime is still as rampant as the roaches, and the governor is only thinking of one thinghimself.
Dedicated to Dieter Meier. voice-over by Gregory Markopoulos, reading an excerpt in English translation of Paul Valéry’s L’Homme et la nuit (Man and the Night).
Free Angela is a feature-length documentary about Angela Davis and the high stakes crime, political movement, and trial that catapults the 26 year-old newly appointed philosophy professor at the University of California at Los Angeles into a seventies revolutionary political icon. Nearly forty years later, and for the first time, Angela Davis speaks frankly about the actions that branded her as a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide political movement for her freedom.
Paula, Beatriz, Giu and Fernando live in one of the poorest favelas of São Paulo. A world of marginalization and despair, in which they struggle for their rights as transgenders, but also for survival: according to the statistics from the Transgender Europe NGO, Brazil is the nation with the highest number of murders of transgender people each year. The choice to experience your body in complete freedom is a revolutionary concept and highly risky in this context. It is an affirmation of one's being. it is no coincidence that one of them, who has begun the transition phase writes in his diary: "Each hormone pill is a declaration of ownership of my body. After each pill, I feel much better in my own skin". This movie shows their daily life, their struggles and protests in a world where ignorance becomes oppression and hate: in a word transphobia.
The return of the Red Brigade in Italy, after 11 years of silence from this terrorist organization, was a traumatic event for the entire country. Especially for the families of the victims killed: professors D'Antona and Biagi, and subsequently the police superintendent Petri.
A north-country chimney sweep standing for Parliament is opposed by a local bigwig. His campaign is imperiled when his artist son, Tony, falls in love with a girl who has reason to hope that the bigwig will be elected.
Final-year project of Lauren C. Carroll, a student at the New York Film Institute. Unlike her fellow classmates who choose pure entertainment, Lauren decides to make a politically committed film.
Two guys run a cartoon character for President.
Documentary about Brazilian history, from 1945 until the 70s, focusing on president Juscelino Kubitschek, his political rise, his philosophy of economical development, his gigantic project ...
Resource-rich Africa has been a feeding hand for many successful countries and businesses that have never really benefited the continent itself nor the majority of its people. First of a 3-film series, Congo: A Political Tragedy is a feature-length documentary chronicling the political history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from the arrival of the first European settlers to the nation’s struggle for independence. It offers the unique perspective of Congolese co-writers Patrick Kabeya and Mina Malu, as they document the history of a country that has so far mostly been told through the eyes of foreigners.
Following the 2002 HBO documentary "Journeys with George," Pelosi's irreverent account of George W. Bush on the campaign trail, she set out on the road again with a handful of distinguished men competing to see who could eat the most pies, raise the most money and get the most votes to become the Democratic Party nominee.
A visceral examination of the social contract between the governed and the government, the play explores Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's Six Houses of Bondage: Love, Money, Property, State, War and Death, with a seventh meditation on Revolutionary Change. "Seven Meditations..." was created in 1973 by Julian Beck, Judith Malina & Friends.
In a behind-the-scenes look at the biggest political upset in recent history, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon offer unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of candidate Trump, from the primaries through the debates to the dawning realization that the controversial businessman will become the 45th President of the United States.
This remarkable documentary, made over a nine year period, charts the story of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey’s political journey since her explosive entry into the public arena in the late sixties. Combining archive footage with a series of intimate interviews conducted with Devlin McAliskey, director Lelia Doolan perfectly encapsulates the idiosyncrasies and rebelliousness which has fuelled her subject’s pivotal role at the heart of civil rights, feminism and socialism in Northern Ireland. Bernadette is a fascinating and powerful account of this firebrand figure, an impressively rounded depiction of a woman blessed with incredible eloquence, clarity and firm socialist principles.
Mark Thomas is a political comedian and he reveals, in a stand up show, the inside story on how he upset the U.S secret service by putting a bounty on the life of President G.W Bush. Mark also displays how he legally obtained police surveillance images of himself. Find out why the funny man was forced to sing for his life underneath a busload of East London arms dealers. Dodge wildly as he takes potshots at foxhunters, advertisers, and a host of multi-national corporations. And finally find out why all U.S presidents are either Pepsi lovers or Coca Cola dribblers. The war on 'Terror', ID cards, animal rights, Scottish Politicians and just about everything gets a look in during this inspired comedy.
History of US labor movements and their suppression. It includes sections on the American Constitution; the Civil War draft riots; Reconstruction; Industrialization; the evolution of the police; the robber barons; early American labor unions; and major mid-to-late 19th Century labor events including the uprising of 1877, the Haymarket Affair, the Homestead strike and the New Orleans General Strike. The introduction examines the West Virginian coal wars of the early 20th Century, culminating in the Battle of Blair Mountain.
Former first lady and current Secretary of State Elaine Barrish Hammond try to keep her family together while simultaneously dealing with crises of the State Department and fending off the hungry DC journalist who is bent on destroying her career.
Political Chowder was a weekly American talk show concerning national, state and local politics in New Hampshire. Some national figures such as Senator Ron Paul of Texas, Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, former congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado, Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich and others, as well as local political figures such as Fergus Cullen, former director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, and Charles Arlinghaus, president of the free-market Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, appeared on the show. It ran from February 18, 2007 to July 19, 2009. The show was broadcast each Sunday at 11AM by station WZMY-TV and rebroadcast by several public-access television stations around the state. The program was hosted by former Harvard Institute of Politics fellow Deborah Arnie Arnesen who was also formerly a New Hampshire state legislator, gubernatorial candidate and New Hampshire candidate for U.S. Congress. Arnesen additionally hosted a weekday radio program Chowder in the Morning from station WCCM as well as a number of other radio broadcasts. During 2007 Arnesen was awarded "Air Personality of the Year" from the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
The Political Party was an Irish politically themed chat show, broadcast by TV3. It ran for half an hour on Friday evenings. Up until November 2008, it aired on Sunday evenings at 17:00. Hosted by TV3's political editor, Ursula Halligan, the show had an eccentric approach to guests, and included government ministers, poverty campaigners and maverick business leaders in the same programme. The Political Party was driven by Halligan's quirky style of questioning, which can frequently lead the guests to volunteer information they did not expect to. The programme often generated news stories, as politicians chose it to reveal "exclusives" on air. Billed as "the show the politicians are watching", it developed an audience of politicians, media types and others with an interest in the inside track on Irish politics. The show was dropped by TV3 as part of major cutbacks due to the station's deteriorating financial situation. The station's late night sports show was also axed. Halligan is due to launch her new, as yet unnamed, TV show, which will consist of one-to-one interviews, later this year.
One Canadian: The Political Memoirs of the Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker was a Canadian biographical television miniseries which aired on CBC Television from 1976 to 1977.
Politically Incorrect was an American late-night, half-hour political talk show hosted by Bill Maher that ran from 1993 to 2002. It premiered on Comedy Central in 1993, moved to ABC in January 1997, and was canceled in 2002. The show first originated from New York City, but soon moved to Los Angeles to make it easier to get "stars" as guests. The New York episodes were shot at the CBS Broadcast Center and the Los Angeles episodes at CBS Television City, where it remained even after its move to ABC. The first episode featured comedian Jerry Seinfeld, Howard Stern sidekick Robin Quivers, Republican Party strategist Ed Rollins, and comedian Larry Miller. The show won a 2000 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series." In addition, it was nominated for seventeen other awards, including: "Outstanding Variety"; "Outstanding Music or Comedy Series"; and "Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program" in 1997. The show also won two CableACE Awards in 1995 and 1996 for Talk Show Series and was nominated for a third in 1997. It was also nominated for two Writers Guild of America awards for best Comedy/Variety series in 2001 and 2002.
The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show is an Australian television program. It was filmed in Sydney from 16-25 February 2010. It was hosted by Nigel Latta, a New Zealand-born psychologist, who has written several books on parenting and who hosted a show by the same name in New Zealand. It aired on the Nine Network.
Come one, come all to The Circus. This real-time documentary series pulls back the curtain on the current political stories, revealing the intense, inspiring and infuriating stories behind the headlines. Key characters and events are presented in real time, as they are happening.