In Yemen, pressure from Western governments to uncover terrorists is harshening an already repressive regime. It is driving Muslims into the hands of Anwar Al Awlaki and his fundamentalist training camps.
"The Yemeni government exaggerates the importance of Al Qaeda to get financial support". That is the opinion of Abdul. He is accusing the Yemeni government of putting Australian Muslim Shyloh Giddins in jail under pressure from Western governments.
Correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to Uganda, where many question whether the growing influence of American religious groups has led to a movement to make homosexuality a crime punishable by death.
As an anti-gay movement spreads across the continent, gay Africans and their families face an increasingly uncertain future of isolation, imprisonment or even execution.
They say genius is never appreciated in its own time, or however that saying goes, but Hicks was widely appreciated elsewhere. It was his own country that couldn't accept him unedited, above ground. If you can appreciate yet another explanation for why George Bush is still in the running instead of behind bars and John Kerry is his so-called opposition then this is a film to study.
This film comes out of the Cinema Libre movement which promotes socially conscious and politically-minded filmmaking. Tackling the subject of the second Gulf war the documentary MISSION ACCOMPLISHED was filmed on the battlegrounds of Iraq. The film takes a critical look at the US involvement in the war but also tries to accurately represent several points of view. By spending time with US soldiers who are risking their lives overseas the filmmakers attempt to capture the experience of being young and at war. Meanwhile the film also takes special care to show the other side of the story from the perspective of those Iraqi people who have become the war's biggest victims
Comedy veterans and co-creators Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza capitalize on their insider status and invite over 100 of their closest friends – who happen to be some of the biggest names in entertainment, to reminisce, analyze, deconstruct and deliver their own versions of the world’s dirtiest joke, an old burlesque too extreme to be performed in public, called The Aristocrats.
Blatantly not suitable for watching at work (unless your in the industry yourself!)
Is being a porn star really the dream job for any man? This documentary offers a look at very different sides of the porn industry, as Louis interviews countless male and female porn stars. He reveals the problems a lot of porn actors face, be it not getting a job in straight porn and therefore having to do gay porn, or not getting an erection when it is needed - from Wikipedia.
The rebels who started the civil war in Sierra Leone 15 years ago wanted only one thing: to reclaim the richness of the country from foreign corporations in order to end the exploitation of its people. In response the international community decided to wage a war on this country with bombs executions torture rigged elections and manipulation of the international media. This created one of the worst humanitarian disasters of the 20th century.