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LA 92


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Documentary from 1992. Examining the tumultuous period following the verdict in the Rodney King trial in 1992. The acquittal of four police officers for beating a black motorist saw several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles. Available on Netflix, among other places.

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The Boer War


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Documentary from 2018. Journey back in time to a different age, when the sun never set on the British Empire and her armies were great in number. The Boer War: 1899-1902 was a turningpoint in the British military history and would revolutionize tactics, battlefield strategy, equipment, and training. Well known participants in the Boar Wars include Harry “Breaker” Morant, Winston Churchill and Mahatma Gandhi. Can be rented on Amazon.

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The Death of Yugoslavia


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The Death of Yugoslavia is a BBC documentary series first broadcast in 1995, and it is also the title of a BBC book by Allan Little and Laura Silber that accompanies the series. It covers the collapse of Yugoslavia, the subsequent wars and the signing of the final peace accords. One season, six episodes.

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Energy 2050 – Life after the Oil Crash


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Our energy system is on the threshold of a funamental change. 50 years ago the foundation of our current energy supply were laid and now the time has come to set the course for the next 50 years. By 2050 our yearly energy requirements will have more than doubled as more and more people use more and more fuel. Documentary from 2009 available on Primevideo.

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Betting on Zero


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Betting on Zero is an American documentary from 2016 directed by Ted Braun. It examines the claim that Herbalife is a pyramid scheme and follows Bill Ackman’s short-term investment in Herbalife, which is apparently a billion-dollar investment that the company will soon collapse. Available to rent on Youtube, among other places.

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The Bitcoin Story (2015)


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A fast-paced series of conversations about Bitcoin’s founding, core technology, libertarian politics, and prospects of transforming financial services. The leading technologists, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalist offer their perspectives. Available on Amazon prime.

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The Jump


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It’s Thanksgiving Day, 1970, the Atlantic Ocean. A US patrol boat meets a Soviet fishing vessel. A Soviet sailor jumps across the icy water onto the American boat in a frantic bid for freedom. To his horror, and to the outcry of the world media, the Americans return him to the Soviets. Through rare archival footage and a dramatic, first-person re-enactment by the would-be defector, 86-year-old Simas Kudirka, we relive one of the most unpredictable Cold War muddles.

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Very Ralph


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The first documentary portrait of fashion icon Ralph Lauren reveals the man behind the icon and the creation of one of fashion history’s most successful brands.

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Sergio


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Sergio is a 2009 documentary based on Samantha Power’s biography, Sergio: One Man’s Fight to Save the World. The film revolves around the story of the UN diplomat, Sérgio Vieira de Mello, who worked for the UN for more than 34 years and was eventually killed in the Canal Hotel bombing in Iraq on August 19, 2003.