FILM LIFE: Democracy, Propaganda, and the Media | Chapter 18

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1. The Century of the Self (2002)

235 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations.

Stars: Adam Curtis, Ann Bernays, Robert Reich, Alfred Pritz

Votes: 4,550

Democracy, Propaganda, and the Media _______________________________

External Link - Top Documentary Films: The Century of the Self. ____________

Amazon Books: Democracy.

Amazon Books: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder.

Amazon Books: Propaganda & Political Psychology.

Amazon Books: Communication & Media Studies.

2. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

Journalist Amy Goodman hosts this independent news program which features international journalists, grassroots leaders, independent analysts, as well as ordinary people directly affected by world events and U.S. policy.

Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Votes: 327

4. Metallica: Enter Sandman (1991 Video)

6 min | Short, Music, Thriller

The music video to the extremely famous song "Enter Sandman".

Director: Wayne Isham | Stars: R.G. Armstrong, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Metallica

Votes: 798

5. All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

A look at the life and work of American journalist, I.F. Stone, who leads a one-man crusade against government deception.

Director: Fred Peabody | Stars: I.F. Stone, Chris Hedges, Leslie Moonves, Jeff Cohen

Votes: 435

Link: I.F. Stone.

Amazon Books: I.F. Stone.

7. Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

The profile of controversial journalist George Seldes and a piercing examination of America's news media. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, with readings of writings by Ed Asner, this Academy ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Edward Asner, Ben Bagdikian, Jeff Cohen

Votes: 99

George Seldes quote: "A people that wants to be free must arm itself with a free press."

Link: 'Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press' Official Site | New Day Films.

Amazon Books: George Seldes. _______________________

Press Freedom and Civil War

IMDb Watch Now Link: Nepal: Caught Up in the People's War (2006 Short Film). ____________

Amazon Books: Journalism.

8. Frontline (1983– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary

Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Sarah Childress, Arun Rath, Priyanka Boghani

Votes: 1,490

9. Vice (2013– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, News

Documentary series featuring startling, groundbreaking stories from around the world.

Stars: Shane Smith, Gianna Toboni, Thomas Morton, Ben Anderson

Votes: 4,005

10. Enemy Image (2005)

92 min | Documentary, War

An examination of the how television news in the US has covered war from Vietnam to the present day.

Director: Mark Daniels

Votes: 97

Stated at the end of the film: "Never again will television raise the moral and political questions that face a people at war."

Walter Dean Myers quote: "One of the lessons learned during the Vietnam War was that the depiction of wounded soldiers, of coffins stacked higher than their living guards, had a negative effect on the viewing public. The military in Iraq specifically banned the photographing of wounded soldiers and coffins, thus sanitizing this terrible and bloody conflict."

11. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003)

Unrated | 74 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made.

Directors: Kim Bartley, Donnacha O'Briain | Stars: Hugo Chávez, Pedro Carmona, Jesse Helms, Colin Powell

Votes: 2,355

12. The War You Don't See (2010)

97 min | Documentary, War

Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it.

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett, George W. Bush

Votes: 1,170

John Pilger quote: "We journalists... have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else's country... That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home... In this age of endless Imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us... Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of the people, not power."

Link: 'The War You Don't See' Official Site | Facebook - John Pilger.

13. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,833 | Gross: $0.38M

14. Shadows of Liberty (2012)

93 min | Documentary

Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America versus the public battle for truth and democracy.

Director: Jean-Philippe Tremblay | Stars: Julian Assange, Robert Baer, Joe Biden, Kristina Borjesson

Votes: 346

Noam Chomsky quote: "The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control; 'indoctrination', we might say, exercised through the mass media."

Malcolm X quote: "The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses."

Ted Turner quote: "We have to do more than keep media giants from growing larger, they're already too big. We need a new set of rules that will break these huge companies to pieces."

Noam Chomsky quote: "Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media."

Link: 'Shadows of Liberty' Official Site. ________________________________

Journalism, Consumerism & Democracy

IMDb Watch Now Link: Breaking News: The Collision of Journalism and Consumerism in a Democracy (2009 Short Film).

15. Disturbed: The Vengeful One (2015)

5 min | Animation, Short, Music

A mysterious avenger returns from exile in the darkest reaches of space to combat an evil media corporation that's turning the people of Earth into hateful demons.

Director: Phil Mucci | Stars: Chidi Ajufo, Stephen Brown, Krischelle Delgado, Disturbed

Votes: 50

16. HyperNormalisation (2016)

166 min | Documentary

Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Adam Curtis, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Victor Gotbaum

Votes: 4,506

17. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,207

Noam Chomsky quotes: "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."

"All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume."

"There is massive propaganda for everyone to consume. Consumption is good for profits and consumption is good for the political establishment."

"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it."

"You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it."

"In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival."

"As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss."

"Humans have certain properties and characteristics which are intrinsic to them, just as every other organism does. That's human nature."

"The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another."

"As a research tool, the internet is invaluable."

"The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society."

"There are two problems for our species' survival - nuclear war and environmental catastrophe - and we're hurtling towards them. Knowingly."

"In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society."

Link: 'Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media' Official Site | Zeitgeist Films [United States]. ________________

Consumerist Society

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Hollow Vision). ___________

Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Ms. Lauryn Hill - Consumerism). ___________

Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: Mr Bureaucracy - Paradox.

18. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Douglas Cheek, Walter Cronkite, Roger Ailes, Eric Alterman

Votes: 6,054 | Gross: $0.24M

Rupert Murdoch quote: "Our underlying philosophy is that all media are one."

Link: 'Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism' Official Site.

20. Marilyn Manson: The Beautiful People (1996 Video)

4 min | Short, Horror, Music

A promotional video for Marilyn Manson's 1996 single "The Beautiful People."

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Marilyn Manson, Daisy Berkowitz, Ginger Fish, Madonna Wayne Gacy

Votes: 199

21. Fascism Inc. (2014)

83 min | Documentary, History, News

Fascism Inc. presents unknown short stories of the past, the present and the future of fascism and its relation to the economic interests of each era. We will travel from Mussolini's Italy ... See full summary »

Director: Aris Chatzistefanou

Votes: 250

IMDb Watch Now Link: 'Fascism Inc.' Official Site | Infowar Productions.

See 'Documentaries' at top of page and click on 'Fascism Inc.' Subtitle language icons appear at bottom right of screen.

Amazon Books: The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton.

22. L'oeil de Vichy (1993)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, War

This movie is only made of archive pictures: the official newsreels that were broadcasted on French movie screens during 1940 and 1944 (the Occupation). Those newsreels were controlled by ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Brian Cox, Maquisard Alfonso, General Bergeret

Votes: 305

IMDb External Watch Now Link: Video Clips and Trailers: 'L'oeil de Vichy' - The Movie (French Language).

23. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 14,313

Josef Goebbels quote: "May the bright light of enthusiasm never be extinguished. It alone gives light and warmth to the creative art of modern political propaganda. This art rose from the depths of the people and in order to search out its roots and locate its power, it must always return to these depths. It may be alright to possess power based upon guns, it is however better and more gratifying to win and also to champion the hearts of the people."

Link: External Reviews.

External Viewing Link: Triumph of the Will (German: Triumph des Willens) - Internet Archive.

24. The Goebbels Experiment (2005)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

67 Metascore

Through archival footage and dramatic readings of his personal writings, the life of Nazi Germany's Propaganda Minister, Josef Goebbels, is examined.

Director: Lutz Hachmeister | Stars: Udo Samel, Kenneth Branagh, Heinrich Brüning, Winston Churchill

Votes: 937 | Gross: $0.05M

Paul Joseph (Josef) Goebbels. Born: 29 October 1897, Rheydt, Prussia, Germany. Died: 1 May 1945 (aged 47), Berlin, Germany: As the war drew to a close and Nazi Germany faced defeat, Magda Goebbels (aged 43), and her six children, joined her husband Joseph (Josef) Goebbels in Berlin. They moved into the underground 'Vorbunker', part of Hitler's underground bunker complex, on 22 April 1945. Hitler committed suicide on 30 April. In accordance with Hitler's will, Goebbels succeeded him as Chancellor of Germany; he served one day in his post. The following day, Goebbels and his wife committed suicide, after poisoning their six children (aged 12, 11, 9, 8, 6, and 4).

Link: 'The Goebbels Experiment' Official Site | First Run Features.

25. The Eternal Jew (1940)

62 min | Documentary, History

Under the guise of a brutally honest documentary, this malevolent propaganda film aims to be an "indispensable tool in the hands of the Aryan race", designed to depict the "true" Jew when the masks of western civilisation fall off.

Director: Fritz Hippler | Stars: Curt Bois, Charles Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 3,424

Excerpt from Wikipedia:

The Eternal Jew is an anti-Semitic German Nazi propaganda film, presented as a documentary.

Hitler and Goebbels believed that film was a vital tool for molding public opinion. The Nazis first established a film department in 1930 and Goebbels had taken a personal interest in the use of film to promote the Nazi philosophy and agenda. Soon after the Nazi takeover, Goebbels insisted in speeches that the role of the German cinema was to serve as the 'vanguard of the Nazi military' as they set forth to conquer the world.

The Goebbels film, The Eternal Jew, appears to have been intended as a violently anti-Semitic version of the 1933 British film of the same name {Aka: The Wandering Jew (1933) (1933)} which argued that Jews were victims of unjustified persecution throughout history.

In 1937, a special wing of the Propaganda Ministry put on an art exhibition in Munich titled 'Der ewige Jude'. It followed this up with the publication of a book of the same title, consisting of 265 photographs, each with a derogatory caption asserting the degeneracy of the Jewish race.

In November 1938, Goebbels made a series of attacks against the Jews in the German media that were a factor which resulted in the pogrom known as 'Kristallnacht'. Despite the emotional satisfaction afforded the Nazis by carrying out their antisemitism with direct violence, Kristallnacht was considered by Hitler to have been a political disaster both within Germany and internationally. Not only did the brutality indirectly caused by Goebbels evoke harsh criticism internationally, the mixed reaction in the German media showed a lack of broad-based support for antisemitism and violence.

Hitler expressed his frustration and anger at the mixed response from the German media and insisted that, instead of openly calling for violence against the Jews as Goebbels had in instigating the pogrom, Nazi propaganda should 'elucidate events of foreign policy' in such a way that the German people themselves would call for violence against the Jews.

In response to Hitler's harsh reprimand, Goebbels launched a campaign to promote the anti-Semitic views of the Nazis to the German populace. He ordered each film studio to make an anti-Semitic film. In the case of 'The Eternal Jew', Goebbels conceived of a film that would communicate to the German people the same anti-Semitic message that had been the theme of the 1937 Munich exhibition. Hitler preferred films like 'The Eternal Jew' which presented the Nazi anti-Semitic agenda openly and directly; however Goebbels disliked the crudeness of such straightforward approaches, preferring the much more subtle approach of couching anti-Semitic messages in an engaging story with popular appeal. The film Jud Süß (1940) (1940) is an example of Goebbels' preferred approach.

From IMDb Trivia: "The Wandering Jew (1933) (1933) {a version of The Wandering Jew (1933) (1933)} was the first American movie in opposition to Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime. It also featured the great Yiddish actor Jacob Ben-Ami, in his lone film role, that of a Jewish painter driven from Nazi Germany. Shot in New York during the summer of 1933, it incorporated newsreel footage into the film. As of 2000, the film has been newly restored to its original running time of 100 minutes."

External Link: Nazi Propaganda and The Eternal Jew | imagingenocide:

26. Human Resources Documentary (2010)

119 min | Documentary

Human Resources is a documentary about Social Control, examining the history, the philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power.

Director: Scott Noble | Stars: Michael Albert, Morris Bermann, Noam Chomsky, John Taylor Gatto

Votes: 119

Noam Chomsky quote: "The Leninist system was one of the greatest blows that socialism suffered in the 20th century, maybe second only to fascism. As Lenin took power, one of his first acts was to destroy the socialist institutions that had arisen in the pre-Bolshevik period: Soviets, factory councils, constituent assembly, which was dominated by left-social revolutionaries and largely peasant-based, and of course he went to war against the Anarchists, a major war, he tried to wipe them out."

Narratress: "During the Cold War and beyond, TV programming would increasingly resemble an experiment in fear-based conditioning applied on a global scale. The thesis of John B. Watson that fear, not love, is the guiding force in human society, would no longer be confined to the realm of theory. It would become our reality."

Link: 'Human Resources Documentary' Official Site | Metanoia Films.

27. Propaganda (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, News

An anti-western propaganda film about the influences of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world, as told from a North Korean perspective.

Director: Slavko Martinov | Stars: Eugene Chang, Susannah Kenton

Votes: 880

28. Under the Sun (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

A propaganda documentary about North Korea that reveals a few hidden facts because the director continues filming between the scripted scenes.

Director: Vitaliy Manskiy | Stars: Lee Zin-Mi, Yu-Yong, Hye-Yong, Oh-Gyong

Votes: 4,112 | Gross: $0.07M

29. National Geographic: Inside North Korea (2006)

PG | 51 min | Documentary

Go undercover with National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling as she journeys into mysterious and reclusive North Korea.

Star: Bob Hamer

Votes: 484

30. Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012)

106 min | Documentary, Biography

70 Metascore

Shin Dong-Huyk was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp. He was a child of two prisoners who had been married by order of the wardens. He ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Wiese | Stars: Shin Dong-Hyuk, Oh Yangnam, Hyuk Kwon, August Diehl

Votes: 1,005

Shin Dong-Hyuk quote: "Our sole purpose was to follow the rules of the work camp and then die. People on the outside call this place the 'Total Control Zone'. We knew nothing of the outside. All we knew was that our parents and our forefathers were guilty and we had to work hard in order to make up for it. Sometimes new people entered the camp but I never saw anyone pardoned for their crime and allowed leave. So none of us thought we would ever leave this place. Sometimes people tried to escape, driven by fear of starving or being beaten, but they were publicly executed and became the object of hate for those of us who were left behind."

Link: 'Camp 14: Total Control Zone' Official Site. ____________

Amazon Books: Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden.

31. Seoul Train (2004)

54 min | Documentary

The gripping documentary exposé into the life and death of North Koreans as they try to escape their homeland and China

Directors: Jim Butterworth, Aaron Lubarsky, Lisa Sleeth

Votes: 288

Excerpt from the directors statement: "Seoul Train is dedicated to the selfless activists that put themselves in harm's way, using their own resources, and risking torture and imprisonment in North Korea and remote parts of China. Seoul Train is also dedicated to the memory of those refugees that have been sent back to North Korea to a horrific fate."

Link: 'Seoul Train' Official Site.

32. Cyberwar (2016– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Documentary

Tapping into the geopolitics of hacking and surveillance, Ben Makuch travels the world to meet with hackers, government officials, and dissidents to investigate the ecosystem of cyberwarfare.

Star: Ben Makuch

Votes: 278

33. War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State (2013)

Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary

War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State highlights four cases where whistleblowers noticed government wrong-doing and took to the media to expose the fraud and abuse.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Daniel Ellsberg, Franz Gayl, Seymour Hersh, David Carr

Votes: 190

34. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, News

88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 50,169 | Gross: $2.80M

Edward Snowden quote: "Assume your adversary is capable of one trillion guesses per second."

Link: 'Citizenfour' Official Site.

35. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

R | 130 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, John 'FuzzFace' McMahon, Alex Gibney

Votes: 7,284 | Gross: $0.16M

36. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 14,912 | Gross: $0.05M

Aaron Swartz quotes: "Be curious, read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity."

"Without the ability to talk about government power, there's no way for citizens to make sure this power isn't being misused."

"Large corporations, of course, are blinded by greed. The laws under which they operate require it - their shareholders would revolt at anything less."

Link: 'The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz' Official Site.

IMDb Watch Now External Link: 'The Code' Official Vimeo Music Video.

38. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, Lucianne Walkowicz, Kevin Mitnick

Votes: 11,393 | Gross: $0.59M

Link: 'Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World' Official Site. ________________________________

An Exploration of a Life and the Internet

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (My Friends Live in a Computer). _______________________________

Wireless Communication Development

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie: (Railways and Radio Waves). ___________

Music Video: IMDb Watch Now Link: Trapped - Molly Bryant.

39. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Anon2World, Anonyops, Julian Assange, Aaron Barr

Votes: 9,355

Robert Reich quote: "News and images move so easily across borders that attitudes and aspirations are no longer especially national. Cyber-weapons, no longer the exclusive province of national governments, can originate in a hacker's garage."

Link: 'We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists' Official Site.

40. Roger Waters: Radio K.A.O.S. (1988 Video)

20 min | Music

Billy is a 23-year-old Welshman from the South Wales Valleys. He is mentally and physically disabled, confined to a wheelchair and only able to work his upper body. Though he is conceived ... See full summary »

Director: Willy Smax | Stars: Graham Broad, Doreen Chanter, Andy Fairweather Low, Lori Garland

Votes: 56

IMDb Watch Now External Link: Official Sites.

41. Zero Days (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

Votes: 8,348 | Gross: $0.10M

42. Killswitch (2014)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Drama

The Internet is under attack. This award-winning documentary explores the threat Internet censorship imposes on free speech, innovation, and democracy.

Director: Ali Akbarzadeh | Stars: Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu, Peter Ludlow

Votes: 583

43. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007)

180 min | Documentary

Individual freedom is the dream of our age. It's what our leaders promise to give us, it defines how we think of ourselves and, repeatedly, we have gone to war to impose freedom around the ... See full synopsis »

Stars: James M. Buchanan, Paul McHugh, Philip Mirowski, John Nash

Votes: 1,639

44. Tony Benn: Will and Testament (2014)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

Shot over two years, across the UK, following the political icon Tony Benn, as he crisscrossed the country continuing a long tradition of radical socialism.

Director: Skip Kite | Star: Tony Benn

Votes: 125

Tony Benn quotes: "In the course of my life I have developed five little democratic questions. If one meets a powerful person - Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin or Bill Gates - ask them five questions: What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?

If you cannot get rid of the people who govern you, you do not live in a democratic system."

Link: 'Tony Benn: Will & Testament' Official Site.

10 of the best Tony Benn quotes - The Guardian: // ________

Tony Benn

IMDb Watch Now Link: Minister (2009). _____________

Universal Values

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Occupying Taiwan Congress - One Voice).

45. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History