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9/11: Inside the President War Room

   2021    History
Twenty years ago, at 9.03am on 11 September 2001, America was under attack. President George W Bush was sitting in front of seven-year-olds in a classroom in Florida. Members of the president’s security detail thought the next plane could be aimed at them. The film is a claustrophobic clock-ticking thriller and tells the story of the presidency on arguably the most consequential day in recent history. As the clock ticks, the administration makes the greatest decisions of their lives: should they order fighter jets to shoot on American civilians? Should the president declare war or calm a battered nation? How would the leadership of the most powerful nation on earth grapple with the national and international implications?
This documentary tells the definitive story of the Bush administration through 12 hours of that momentous day, with first-hand testimony from President Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and other senior staff who had their hands on the levers of power. The events of that day led to two decades of conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq. As America and its allies now withdraw from Afghanistan and the Taliban resume control, this is the story of how it all began.

The Forever Prisoner

   2021    Culture
The film follows the story of Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee subjected to the CIA's program, of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs), later identified as torture by those outside the agency. Having never been charged with a crime or allowed to challenge his detention, Zubaydah remains imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay in Kafkaesque limbo, in direct contravention of America’s own ideals of justice and due process.
Twenty years on, The Forever Prisoner reveals the origins of the clandestine operations that led the United States, in the 'War on Terror,' on a path of cruelty, deceit, and self-deception. With first-hand accounts from the two interrogators to question Abu Zubaydah, a shocking interview with the chief architect of EITs, and an interview with Daniel Jones, former Senate Investigator, the film uncovers the incompetent and deceptive practices that the U.S. government followed in order to expedite and legalize EITs in the aftermath of 9/11. As a result, torture as a government policy was authorized by the United States for the first time in history.

Murder Habit

   2020    Culture
This featured series is a gripping examination of the unsolved crimes of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970's and 1980's. Sensitively handled at all turns, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is different from your standard true crime series. Highly emotional in both a restorative cathartic, but also a genuinely upsetting way.
In the first episode, the writer Michelle McNamara finds a new obsession in the 'East Area Rapist', who terrorized California in the 1970s and '80s, responsible for 50 home-invasion rapes and 12 murders.
Series: I Will Be Gone In The Dark

Reign of Terror

   2020    Culture
Michelle McNamara reflects on the 1984 murder of her childhood neighbour Kathy Lombardo, which she credits with planting the seed for her lifelong fascination with unsolved crimes. Michelle really wanted this child and wished to get her murderer caught. The story of the victims has to be told.
Series: I Will Be Gone In The Dark

Rat in a Maze

   2020    Culture
In 1979, law enforcement is thrilled when the East Area Rapist attacks abruptly stop in Northern California. But in reality, the East Area Rapist had only moved 400 miles south, to commit a number of gruesome murders in the Santa Barbara area, where he would become known as the Original Night Stalker. Michelle McNamara ultimately came up with the name 'Golden State Killer' cause he terrorized up and down the state.
Michelle starts to write a true crime book that would transcend the genre because the way she humanized all of the victims.
Series: I Will Be Gone In The Dark
Elvis Presley: The Searcher
Elvis Presley: The Searcher

   2018    History
How Art Made the World
How Art Made the World

   2006    Art
Prehistoric Planet
Prehistoric Planet

   2022    Science
The Last Czars
The Last Czars

   2019    History
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science
Leaving Neverland
Leaving Neverland

   2019    Culture