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“Determined to deter kids from crime, a juvenile court judge hands out harsh sentences for trivial offenses, until one parent questions his motives.”
"3,000 kids. 1 judge. Millions of dollars. This riveting doc reveals the untold stories of a judicial scandal that rocked America and the chilling aftermath of the lives destroyed in the process. "Kids for Cash" reveals a shocking American secret told from the perspectives of the villains, the victims and the unsung heroes who helped uncover the scandal"
"Average of 28,572 ratings: 4 stars"
"A group of 7-year-old British children spanning the spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds are interviewed about an array of topics."
"In the second follow-up to his film Seven Up, Michael Apted checks in with his original subjects, who are now 21 and dealing with life as adults."
"Now in their mid-thirties, Suzi, Andrew, Paul, Bruce and Neil grapple with family issues, career fluctuations, emotional distress and more."
"An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story"
"In 1986, Michael Morton was convicted of killing his wife in front of their young son. This documentary chronicles his quest to clear his name."
Online Doc: "My Lai"
"What drove a company of American soldiers -- ordinary young men from around the country -- to commit the worst atrocity in American military history?"
"This wrenching documentary explores a coal mining town where four white high school football stars were charged in the murder of a Mexican immigrant."
"FRONTLINE: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria"
"FRONTLINE | The Meth Epidemic"
"FRONTLINE | The Anthrax Files"
"FRONTLINE | Top Secret America"
"Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room"
"Life couldn't have been better for John Stoll. . . . Until June 13, 1984. That was the night he was arrested. . . .
It was more than two decades before John Stoll was free again. . . . "
"Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story"
"Examine the life and career of the late Lee Atwater, notorious for his no-holds-barred strategies that powered the campaign of George H.W. Bush."
"Academy Award® Nominee: Best Documentary Feature
As the Egyptian Revolution unfolds, this 2014 Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature immerses the viewer in the intense emotional drama of young people on the streets of Cairo claiming their rights and creating a society of conscience. As two governments topple, the personal stories of the freedom fighters unfold in an inspiring tribute to the power of citizenship."
"The Control Room"
"Average of 325,136 ratings: 3.5 stars
This documentary peers into the controversial and often dangerous operations of the Al Jazeera news network, an outlet that's become the most accepted informational resource in the Arab community -- even though it often enrages its own people. . . . "
Netflix Online Documentaries
"Average of 37,211 ratings: 4 stars
With a humorous tone, Suzan Beraza's documentary follows average guy Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a personal quest to figure out where plastic bags come from, why they're so ubiquitous and where they end up after they're thrown away."
"Average of 726,487 ratings: 4.4 stars
This fascinating documentary examines the life of performing killer whale Tilikum -- who has caused the deaths of several people while in captivity -- and questions the safety and humaneness of confining these intelligent creatures."
"The Central Park Five"
"Average of 39,821 ratings: 4 stars
This piercing documentary examines the case of five teenagers, all African-American or Latino, who were convicted of the brutal rape of a white woman in Central Park in 1989. Years later, the confession of the real rapist set the jailed men free."
"Average of 185,576 ratings: 4 stars
In this Oscar-nominated documentary, director Josh Fox journeys across America to examine the negative effects of natural-gas drilling, from poisoned water sources to kitchen sinks that burst into flames to unhealthy animals and people."