America Undercover Season 1
S01 E01Jun 5, 2003
Persona Non Grata Jun 5, 2003 Persona Non Grata was a documentary produced by Oliver Stone in 2003 about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. It includes interviews with Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister of Israel, Yasser Arafat, late former President of the Palestinian National Authority, and various Palestinian activists.
S01 E02Apr 14, 2004
Looking for Fidel Apr 14, 2004 Academy-Award® winning director, Oliver Stone delivers a candid, in-depth conversation with one of the most controversial world leaders of our time, Fidel Castro. Stone challenges Castro to explain actions following the execution of three political dissidents who attempted to hijack a ferry to the United States in April 2003. Castro's response and his actions were condemned worldwide, further isolating Cuba. Stone was given unprecedented access, interviewing not only Castro, but many of the prisoners, their wives, leading dissidents and human rights advocates -- all of whom express their views forcefully in the emotionally charged environment of Cuba today.Whether or not you accept Castro´s world view, Stone´s, tough but fair portrait helps to illuminate Cuba's unique and complicated place in the world. Is Castro a moral leader defending his small island against a superpower or is he an ironfisted tyrant who tolerates no criticism? Or is the truth somewhere in between?
Junkie Junior A man in the Bronx (Junior Rios) steals daily to support his smack habit. Separated from his wife "Babe" and their 3 children, Junior must steal TV antennas from rooftops in order to get enough heroin to keep him well. he tried rehab and methadone. Filmed in the early 80's in the BRONX, New York, this is a bleak look at the life of a homeless street junkie as well as a classic at the bronx of the late 70's and early 80's when heroin ruled the streets.
High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell While Lowell is generally known for its central role in the Industrial Revolution as the first planned textile town in the United States, the city had fallen on hard times since the mills left the city in the early 1920s. The Lowell of 1995 had a large percentage of the population unemployed or underemployed, in poverty. The documentary frames the lives of three addicts against this background; particularly their hopeless situations, while exploring them as human beings. The film reveals the lives behind addiction: their aspirations, why they do drugs and why they don't quit, etc. It interviews their families, friends, and members of the community, discussing how drugs have destroyed the lives of the addicts. Richard Farrell, one of the directors, writers, and producers, is a native Lowellian and a former addict; allowing the crew deep access to the city's drug scene.
America Undercover: Drunk And Deadly America Undercover: Drunk And Deadly is an episode of HBO's series America Undercover. It covers drunk driving accidents on the roads of America on May 17, 1986.
S01 E32Jul 2, 1990
Child of Rage: A Story of Abuse Jul 2, 1990 A documentary examining an abused child, featuring footage from actual therapy tapes and interviews with the child's adoptive parents and her therapist.
Iceman and the Psychiatrist A renowned psychiatrist sits down with convicted Mafia gangster Richard Kuklinski in an attempt to dissect why he turned into such a cold-hearted killer and to help him come to terms with his condition.
S01 E49Mar 9, 1993
Mob Stories Mar 9, 1993 They're the real "goodfellas": "Joe Dogs" Iannuzzi, Tommy DelGiorno, "Big Dom" Lofaro. For the first time on television, Mafia turncoats give personal accounts of life inside the Mob. In this shocking documentary, five high-ranking informants tell tales of murder, brutality, greed and vanity--and why they broke the Sicilian code of honor.
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S01 E51Jul 12, 1999
Fatal Twisters: A Season of Fury Jul 12, 1999 Profoundly wrenching, HBO's Fatal Twisters: A Season of Fury brings home the agony of tornado devastation once again. After stops in Birmingham, Ala., and Jarrell, Texas, the hour documentary turns to the February 1998 tornadoes in Central Florida. It wants you to feel, and that makes for difficult, unsettling television. Fatal Twisters tests your threshold for pain.