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  1. Ai: A Life in the Age of Intelligent Machines (2019)

    Subject
    Science; Social Studies; Technology

    Leading Cambridge University researchers discuss the far-reaching advances offered by artificial intelligence - and consider the consequences of developing systems that think far beyond human abilities.[13...

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  2. Square, The (2014)

    aka: Midan, Al

    Director
    Jehane Noujaim
    Subject
    Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 106 minutes), £17.99

    In 2011 filmmaker Jehane Noujaim was a regular visitor to the demonstrations in Tahriri Square in Cairo, and his documentary AL MIDAN (THE SQUARE) captures Egypt’s political upheaval as it happens, with...

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  3. 1964 (2014)

    Subject
    American Studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 120 minutes), £14.99

    Based on the book ‘The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964’, by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time (including Lyndon B Johnson, Barry...

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  4. Change (2013)

    Subject
    Art
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 55 minutes), £17.99

    This film features the works of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, American photographer Catherine Opie, and Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui in a look at how these artists represent the theme of change. Art: Art in...

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  5. Beyond Forgiving (2013)

    Director
    Imo Karam
    Subject
    Religious studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 30 minutes), £15.50

    A documentary depicting the journey of Gin Fourie and Letlapa Mphahlele from South Africa in bringing healing and reconciliation to their country. Gin and Letlapa form an unlikely team; a white Christian...

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  6. Art is... The Permanent Revolution (2012)

    Director
    Manfred Kirchheimer
    Subject
    Art; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 82 minutes), $27.95

    This documentary looks at the portrayal of social reality and political protest in art -particular graphic art and print - and examines how the power of the medium has, in the hands of practitioners like...

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  7. Afghan Star (2010)

    Subject
    Media studies; Music; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 87 minutes), £6.99

    When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 1996, among their many edicts was banning popular music, considering it a corrupting and sacrilegious influence. Though Taliban was swept from power in 2001,...

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  8. Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain 1951-1977 (2010)

    Subject
    Film studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 830 minutes), £34.99

    This 4-disc set contains 32 films and brings together for the first time almost 14 hours of film material preserved in the BFI National Archive, telling the previously untold story of British documentary...

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  9. 7 - 49 Up (2009)

    Director
    Michael Apted
    Producer
    Claire Lewis
    Subject
    Media studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL), £48.92

    A 6-disc set of the all the programmes in Granada’s landmark documentary series. The original SEVEN UP was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off WORLD IN ACTION special, featuring children who were selected from...

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  10. Sleep Furiously (2009)

    Director
    Gideon Koppel
    Subject
    Anthropology; Geography; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 90 minutes), £6.00

    A documentary set in Trefeurig, a hill-farming community in mid Wales. It is a landscape that is changing rapidly as small-scale agriculture, which characterised the area, is disappearing and the last...

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