Crime, Economics & Politics, Society: In 2015, a fire at Bucharest's Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.
Biography, Crime, Documentary: Unforgettable, chilling and emotional, The Imposter tells the gripping true story of a Texan boy who went missing in 1994 and was miraculously found three and a half years later thousands of miles away in southern Spain. Despite glaring inconsistencies in his physical appearance, the boy's family brought their long-lost "son" home to restart his life in Texas. Questions soon arise: how could the Barclay’s blonde, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so dramatically? Truth soon proves stranger than fiction as the real story emerges. Universally critically acclaimed and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this is a jaw-dropping story about the lies we want to believe and the truths we choose to construct.
Crime, Documentary: Using raw, firsthand footage, this documentary examines the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her children, and the terrible events that followed.
Crime, Documentary, Economics & Politics: His political track record put him on a path toward presidential candidacy. But controversy changed the course of history.
Crime, Documentary, Mystery: Over a span of two years, dozens of children went missing on a 100-meter stretch of road in an inconspicuous suburb of New Delhi, India. In a plain, ordinary house nearby, unimaginable acts of violence and murder were taking place. When eventually a small town beat cop broke the case, both culprits were sentenced to death under sensational media coverage and pressure from the government to instill swift justice. The gruesome case is told through by all of the players involved in the case: police investigators, the families relentlessly searching for their daughters, criminal prosecutors from both sides, the press that nearly brought down the Indian government, and the killers themselves: businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his servant, Surender Koli.
Crime, Documentary: Nine leading women advocates fight back against gender-based honor violence. Notions of shame and honor are challenged, and a dialogue that goes beyond assumptions emerges in their efforts to create change.
Crime, Documentary, Drama: Revealing the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband, only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain's death was ruled as suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound). However doubts have circulated for over two decades as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff's detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artefacts from the 1994 case.
Crime, Documentary: Greed, corruption and ridiculously cheap mortgages helped tank the world economy in 2008. Have we learned anything?
Crime, Sports: Shattered trust. Dashed dreams. Unimaginable trauma. That's just the toxic tip of a culture of abuse, corruption and cover-ups.
Crime, Documentary, Drama: He's a family friend. She's a radiant little girl. And her parents don't recognize the danger until it's too late.
Crime, Documentary, Drama: Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill stumbles upon a U.S. night raid gone badly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan. An Afghani witness swears he saw American soldiers digging bullets out of the dead women and Scahill's investigation leads him to the secret maneuvers of the shadowy and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Our reporter is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams "find, fix, and finish" their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for Obama's "kill list," including U.S. citizens. From Afghanistan to Yemen and Somalia, as well as back home in New York where he tries to piece the puzzle together, Scahill meets with CIA agents, Special Forces operators, military generals and U.S.-backed warlords who go on camera and on the record-some for the first time. He tracks down the survivors of night raids and drone strikes, including the family of the first American citizen marked for death and being hunted by his own government. With a strong cinematic style and thriller structure, Dirty Wars takes viewers to remote corners of the globe to see first-hand wars fought in their name and offers a behind-the-scenes look at a high-stakes investigation. Dirty Wars is also a book by Jeremy Scahill on the same topic, exhaustively researched and footnoted and available on request.
Crime, Documentary, History: Slavery. Jim Crow. Criminalization. Links in a chain of racial inequality, forged by political and economic motives.
Crime, Documentary, Thriller: 'Welcome to Leith' is a feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. Filmed in the days leading up to Cobb's arrest for terrorizing the townspeople on an armed patrol and his subsequent release from jail six months later, the film is an eerie document of American DIY ideals.
Crime, Documentary, Mystery: Death Row convict Nick is a puzzle. Who is this man? What did he do? What didn't he do? How do the pieces fit together?
Crime, Documentary, Drama: Emmy Award-winning documentary exploring the horrific killing of three children as part of an alleged satanic ritual in West Memphis.
Crime, Documentary: Lions. Tigers. Murder? Oh my. A jaw-dropping true tale of con artists, polygamy, rivalry and revenge.
Crime, Documentary: Tales of the Grim Sleeper is a 2014 documentary film by Nick Broomfield about the serial killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr., nicknamed the Grim Sleeper.
Crime, Documentary: Explore one of psychology's most controversial conditions--Munchausen by proxy syndrome--in this film that takes a firsthand look at the headline-grabbing true-crime story of Dee Dee Blanchard and her daughter Gypsy Rose.
Comedy, Crime, Documentary: The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader, and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.
Crime, Sports: On September 26, 2017, an extensive two-year undercover FBI investigation into a basketball corruption scandal led to the arrest of executives at Adidas and assistant coaches at major college programs. At the center of it all was Christian Dawkins, an unassuming and unknown 25-year-old who was allegedly part of a criminal enterprise that infiltrated college basketball teams and funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to steer recruits to prominent athletic programs. For the first time ever, Dawkins explains how a kid from Saginaw, Michigan wound up in a hotel suite surrounded by FBI agents with a warrant for his arrest.
Crime, Documentary: Addiction. Deception. Chaos. Two chemists tasked with testing drug evidence proved something else: The system is broken.
Crime, Documentary, History: A Malaysian wealth fund is looted of US$3.5 billion. With little to go on, dogged investigative reporters from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Hollywood Reporter retrace the dirty money, via real estate deals and movie financing including “The Wolf of Wall Street”, back to the top echelons of the Malaysian government.
Biography, Crime, Documentary: The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organising combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life, at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities, in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.
Biography, Crime, Documentary: The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history.