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Socio-political films

Thought provoking, controversial, meaningful, cultural, sociological, psychological films and documentaries that moved me. Also, great movies to include in a feminist film study or other sociopolitical film study course.

Socio-political films

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The Wachowski Brothers' V FOR VENDETTA

Great movie

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) - In 1931, three half Aboriginal-half white girls escape after being taken from their mothers as part of a program to control the mixing of white and Aboriginal blood and set off on a 1200-mile trek across the Outback back to their home. From an amazing true story!

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

Not One Less (1999)

Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)

Tsotsi (2005) After shooting a woman (Nambitha Mpumlwana) and driving off in her car, a ruthless thug (Presley Chweneyagae) is surprised to discover he isn't alone, kept company by a crying infant in the backseat. But through his efforts to care for the baby, he slowly rediscovers his capacity to love. Writer-director Gavin Hood helms this Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, based on the novel by Athol Fugard.

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(6 of 6) Women of Color & the Top 500 Films

The Out List

'Fast Food Nation'

'The Cove'

'Food Inc.'

Movie Pick: Films Ellen Loves

Public opinions on who is paying their fair share in taxes. Source: Pew Research Center ( [click on this image to find an analysis of this debate and see a video from the Daily Show]

Income Inequality between the top and bottom 20%. Source: www.dollarsandsen... [click on this image to find a short video explaining these trends]

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The One Percent

THRIVE the movie SYNOPSIS:THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism.

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Pretty Baby

The Lover

The Long Walk Home

Gandhi (Widescreen Two-Disc Collector's Edition)

The Grapes of Wrath