Free Documentary Films
At freedocumentaries.org we strongly believe that in order to have a true democracy, there has to be a free flow of easily accessible information. Unfortunately, many important perspectives, opinions, and facts never make it to our televisions or cinemas (you can watch movies in our media category if you want to know why).
The Road To Guantanamo | 92 minutes
What would happen if you were on vacation in Afghanistan and were accused wrongly of being a terrorist and taken to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba? Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, "The Road to Guantanamo" is the terrifying first-hand account and recreation of three innocent British citizens who were held there for two years. Charges were never brought against them.
Orwell Rolls In His Grave | 106 minutes
"Orwell Rolls in His Grave" is the consummate critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. Asking whether the U.S. has entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth, Pappas explores what the media doesn't like to talk about: itself.
Iraq for Sale | 76 minutes
War for profit? Are companies profiting from the war in Iraq while further endangering the lives of American soldiers and innocent civilians?
The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. | 81 minutes
Was it really a lone racist named James Earl Ray that killed Martin Luther King or was his assassination part of a much bigger plan? And why was the FBI treating Martin Luther King like a threat?
The Israel Lobby | 52 minutes
For many years now the American foreign policy has been characterized by the strong tie between the United States and Israel. Does the United States in fact keep Israel on its feet? And how long will it continue to do so? A Dutch public broadcast shows insight on the subject.
The Tobacco Conspiracy | 92 minutes
If you smoke you should watch this. This well made film takes a look at the business side of Tobacco companies and explores the details of a very corrupt industry.
Eyes on the Prize: Episode 1 | 55 minutes
Series topics range from the Montgomery bus boycott in 1954 to the Voting Rights Act in 1965; from community power in schools to ""Black Power"" in the streets; from early acts of individual courage through to the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions. Episode 1 of this six-part series on the American Civil Rights Movement. Looks at the murder of Emmet Till and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.