Political Docos

Due to the great influx of socio-political documentaries over the last couple of years, Alice thought it was time they had a section of their own. Included here are political bios ('Comandante', 'Mahatma Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace'); films dealing with the mechanics of politics ('Rats in the Ranks', 'The War Room'); and those dedicated to political issues as diverse as homelessness ('It Was A Wonderful Life'), the death penalty ('Mr Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A Leuchter Jr'), corporate depletion of natural resources ('End of Suburbia'); civil rights ('4 Little Girls') and corruption ('Fahrenheit 911). Undoubtedly two stars of the genre are two very different men, extroverted funnyman, Michael Moore ('Roger and Me') and soft-spoken professor, Noam Chomsky ('Manufacturing Consent'), pictured.

Chicago 10 (2007)

Director: Brett Morgen
Starring: Hank Azaria, Mark Ruffalo, Nick Nolte, Roy Scheider, Jeffrey Wright, Liev Schrei...

See contemporary history with a forced perspective, mixing bold animation with extraordinary archival footage that explores the build-up to and unrave... Read more

Citizen King (2001)

Director: Orlando Bagwell, W Noland Walker

This beautifully-crafted documentary traces the last five years in the life of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. From his August 1963 L... Read more

Citizenfour (2014)

Director: Laura Poitras
Starring: Edward Snowden

"Citizenfour" is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn... Read more

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

Director: Alex Gibney

Writer/director Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room") submits a probing examination of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer's brief,... Read more

Collapse (2009)

Director: Chris Smith
Starring: Michael Ruppert

'Collapse' is the story of Michael Ruppert, former Los Angeles police officer turned rogue reporter whose eerie prediction of the current financial cr... Read more

Comandante (2003)

Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Fidel Castro, Oliver Stone

From three days filming in Cuba, director/interviewer Oliver Stone edited down more than 30 hours of interviews and conversations to provide a candid... Read more

Commanding Heights Vol. 1: The Battle of Ideas (2002)

Based on Daniel Yergin's bestseller, this informative PBS series presents an in-depth analysis of America's role in the new worldwide economy. Volume... Read more

Commanding Heights Vol. 2: The Agony of Reform (2002)

Based on the bestseller by Daniel Yergin, this informative PBS series presents an in-depth analysis of America's role in the new worldwide economy. Vo... Read more

Commanding Heights Vol. 3: The New Rules of the Game (2002)

Volume 3 tracks the explosive growth of the new world economy from the 1922 US presidential campaign to the present. Examining the promise and perils... Read more

Control Room (2003)

Director: Jehane Noujaim

This bristling documentary about Al Jazeera, the satellite news network, during the American invasion of Iraq is a seminal film that explores how trut... Read more