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    • Witness DVD
    • award winner
    • Witness DVD
    • Some of the world’s most dangerous places are not declared warzones, but cities or regions where drug trafficking, ethnic tensions, poverty, gang violence and political corruption have combined to create the most violent hotspots on Earth. In these areas, the situation is often so volatile… [ read more ]
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    • Hard Times: Lost on Long Island DVD
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    • Hard Times: Lost on Long Island DVD
    • Filmed primarily on Long Island – the birthplace of the post-WWII suburban American Dream – this 54-minute film documents the challenges and frustrations facing several unemployed or under-employed people who are trying to land new jobs and make ends meet in the face of increasingly daunting… [ read more ]
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    • Ethel DVD
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    • Ethel DVD
    • Ethel celebrates the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy, through a treasure trove of revealing and little-known anecdotes from those who know her best: her family. Directed by her Emmy® -winning daughter Rory Kennedy (HBO®’s The Fence and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib),… [ read more ]
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    • Addiction DVD
    • Addiction DVD
    • The feature length documentary film ADDICTION brings together the nation's leading experts on drug and alcohol addiction with a collection of award-winning filmmakers to shed light on addiction, its causes and the latest and most prominent developments in treatments. Its focus is on case… [ read more ]
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    • God is the Bigger Elvis DVD
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    • God is the Bigger Elvis DVD
    • Recently nominated for Best Documentary Short Oscar®, God is the Bigger Elvis tells the story of a one-of-a-kind abbey in rural Connecticut -- and offers a rare glimpse inside the spiritual journey of a onetime Hollywood movie star who left showbiz behind 50 years ago to become a Benedictine nun. [ read more ]
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    • 41 DVD
    • 41 DVD
    • The first documentary to tell George Herbert Walker Bush’s story in his own words, the exclusive HBO® presentation 41 is a rare, intimate glimpse at the life and times of the 41st president of the United States. Featuring unprecedented access to Bush as he reflects on the highs and lows of… [ read more ]
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    • The Weight of the Nation DVD
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    • The Weight of the Nation DVD
    • Continuing its tradition of drawing attention to the nation’s most pressing health issues in such presentations as Addiction and The Alzheimer’s Project, HBO Documentary Films® addresses the obesity epidemic in America, in the 4-part documentary series The Weight of the Nation. Three years… [ read more ]
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    • The Strange History of Don't Ask Don't Tell DVD
    • The Strange History of Don't Ask Don't Tell DVD
    • Suspenseful, deeply engaging and heart-wrenching, The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell illustrates the tumultuous evolution of a controversial policy which fostered hate and intolerance within the military – and undermined the very freedoms American soldiers fight for – by forcing… [ read more ]
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    • Koran By Heart DVD
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    • Koran By Heart DVD
    • In this 80-minute documentary, three 10-year-old children leave their native countries to participate in one of the Islamic world’s most famous competitions, a test of memory and recitation known as The International Holy Koran Competition. Up against much older students, these youngsters… [ read more ]
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    • There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane DVD
    • There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane DVD
    • On the afternoon of July 26, 2009, Diane Schuler drove the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway in New York for nearly two miles, eventually smashing into an oncoming SUV and killing herself, her daughter, three nieces, and all three people in the other car. Only her five-year-old son… [ read more ]
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    • Mann v. Ford DVD
    • Mann v. Ford DVD
    • This feature documentary follows members of the Ramapough Mountain Indian tribe in Ringwood, NJ, in their five-year search for justice through a mass-action, tort lawsuit. From the middle ‘50s to the late ‘70s, the Ford Motor Company operated an assembly plant in Mahwah, NJ that produced… [ read more ]
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    • Love Crimes of Kabul DVD
    • Love Crimes of Kabul DVD
    • At Afghanistan’s Badam Bagh Women’s Prison, half the inmates are jailed for “moral crimes.” Though these would hardly be considered punishable crimes in the western world, behavior in Afghanistan is strictly controlled by an ideology of honor, and transgression can bring ruin to an entire… [ read more ]
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    • Citizen USA: A 50 State Roadtrip DVD
    • Citizen USA: A 50 State Roadtrip DVD
    • Intrepid journalist/filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi – who has built an award-winning reputation with her playful, politically charged HBO documentaries focusing on both the famous (George Bush, Ted Haggard, John McCain, Barack Obama) and not-so-famous (right-wing Republicans, Evangelicals, motel… [ read more ]
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    • His Way DVD
    • award nominee
    • His Way DVD
    • Jerry Weintraub has been called a lot of things as one of Hollywood's most enduring and powerful producers. Now, he takes aim at himself as he talks about his life, loves and livelihood in this engaging profile of the legendary entertainment entrepreneur. Through a series of one-on-one… [ read more ]
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    • One Thousand Pictures: RFK's Last Journey DVD
    • One Thousand Pictures: RFK's Last Journey DVD
    • The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 had a devastating effect on the people of the United States and left a deep psychic wound that is still felt by those who were inspired by his vibrancy and passion for positive change. Two days after Kennedy’s funeral mass in New York City, his… [ read more ]
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    • Journeys with George DVD
    • Journeys with George DVD
    • Journeys with George is an unprecedented, all access pass to candidate George W. Bush in the months before he won the closest and most controversial presidential election in history. The documentary looks unflinchingly at the built-in conflicts, contradictions and seductions of big-time… [ read more ]
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    • Journey Into Dyslexia DVD
    • Journey Into Dyslexia DVD
    • Being stigmatized with the label “learning disabled” can have a devastating effect on children struggling with dyslexia. Facing the social and academic challenges of growing up and going to school when dealing with words is a daily struggle, children living with dyslexia are the focus of… [ read more ]
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    • Autopsy: Postmortem with Dr. Michael Baden DVD
    • Autopsy: Postmortem with Dr. Michael Baden DVD
    • HBO Documentary Films Autopsy series lives on with Autopsy Postmortem, in which Dr. Baden, the acclaimed patriarch of forensic pathology, gives viewers exclusive insight into some of his most high-profile cases including John F. Kennedy, OJ Simpson, Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, the… [ read more ]
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    • Saving Pelican 895 DVD
    • award winner
    • Saving Pelican 895 DVD
    • From Emmy® - winning filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodksy: The Louisiana state bird – the brown pelican – spent 45 years on the endangered species list. After years of being relocated back to its natural habitat, the April 2010 BP explosion and oil spill ravaged the brown pelican’s nesting homes… [ read more ]
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    • Triangle: Remembering the Fire DVD
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    • Triangle: Remembering the Fire DVD
    • From Emmy® - winning filmmakers Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson, this 40-minute documentary recounts the horror of March 25, 1911, when young garment workers perished in the worst industrial accident in New York City history (up until 9/11), triggering widespread reforms and ushering in the… [ read more ]
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    • Silencing the Song: An Afghan Fallen Star DVD
    • Silencing the Song: An Afghan Fallen Star DVD
    • HBO Documentary Films presents Silencing the Song: An Afghan Fallen Star, a follow up to the Sundance Award-winning Afghan Star, which premiered on HBO in March 2010. Afghan Star followed the stories of four contestants on Afghanistan’s hugely popular reality-TV singing competition,… [ read more ]
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