• The Man Who Knew PBS: The Man Who Knew
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    For six years, John O’Neill was the FBI’s leading expert on Al Queda. He warned of its reach. He warned of its threat to the U.S.  – But to the people at the FBI headquarters, O’Neill was too much of a maverick, and they stopped listening to him. He left the FBI in the summer...

  • Piece By Piece documents San Francisco’s graffiti culture from the early 1980s to 2004. It is narrated by San Francisco graffiti artist Senor One, better known as Renos. The San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Cheryl Eddy singled the film out as the highlight of the 2006 Hi/Lo film festival, calling it “an educational experience” and “a...

  • They are the merchants of cool: creators and sellers of popular culture who have made teenagers the hottest consumer demographic in America. But are they simply reflecting teen desires or have they begun to manufacture those desires in a bid to secure this lucrative market? And have they gone too far in their attempts to...

  • Hackers were once embraced, due to bad press they are now feared. Starting with phone hackers or ‘phreaks’ who could make free phone calls and soon took complete control of the telephone systems. This documentary explains the beginnings of hacking and covers the lives of Captain Crunch, Kevin Mitnick, Steve Wozniak, and several other key hackers....

  • This documentary tells the inside story of the hackers who rebelled against the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement. While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft’s...

  • “Militainment, Inc.” probes the developing relationship between militarism and popular culture – especially the phenomenon of the entertaining war. Narrated and produced by University of Georgia Professor Roger Stahl, the film examines the relationship between the Pentagon and the entertainment industries in nine, 10-20min segments: Spectacle, Clean War, Technofetishism, Demonization, Reality TV, Sports, Toys, Video...

  • This powerful documentary narrated by Susan Sarandon and Michael Franti tells the story from the hearts and lenses of more than 100 activists who turned their cameras on the police during the 1999 World Trade Organization summit in Seattle.  Activists gathering to promote economic justice managed to shut down the WTO during a days-long demonstration....

  • A chronicle of the global pastry uprising of the Biotic Baking Brigade, starring San Francisco mayor Willie Brown and the CEOs of Chevron and Monsanto. This video features a cornucopia of political pie-throwings in San Francisco and beyond, including a brief history of consumable comedy and behind the scenes interviews with real underground pie tossers…...

  • In Consuming Kids, psychologist Susan Linn takes a comprehensive and unsparing look at the demographic advertisers call “the kid market,” taking readers on a compelling and disconcerting journey through modern childhood as envisioned by commercial interests. Children are now the focus of a marketing maelstrom, targets for everything from minivans to M&M counting books. All...

  • Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy. This documentary covers Anonymous, Antisec and Lulzsec as well as various high profile hacks. This documentary also covers Tripwire and various hackers who have been indicted including Jeremy Hammond and...