Philip Alexander Gibney (; born October 23, 1953) is an American documentary film director and producer. In 2010, Esquire magazine said Gibney "is becoming the most important documentarian of our time".His works as director include The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (winner of three Emmys in 2015), We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (the winner of three 2013 primetime Emmy awards), Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (nominated in 2005 for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature); Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (short-listed in 2011 for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature), Casino Jack and the United States of Money and Taxi to the Dark Side (winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature), focusing on a taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed at Bagram Air Force Base in 2002. In 2019, he released his documentary Citizen K, about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian billionaire exile Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
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The Crime of the Century
Big pharma and the political operatives are accused of allowing over-production, reckless distribution and abuse of synthetic opiates.
The two-part documentary Tiger is a revealing look at the rise, fall, and epic comeback of global icon Tiger Woods. The series depicts an intimate picture of the golfer, whose dedication and obsession...
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How to Fix a Drug Scandal
The four-part docuseries revolves around Amherst, Massachusetts, drug lab chemist Sonja Farak who became addicted to the narcotics she was supposed to be testing. In covering her tracks, Farak falsifi...
Agents of Chaos
This two-part documentary examines the complex details of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and highlights the frightening vulnerabilities in America’s political process.
Totally Under Control
The White House failed to respond to the global Pandemic and how it could have been prevented is the subject of this documentary. The collapse of the system was caused by a profound lack of presidenti...
Crazy, Not Insane
The human brain has a capacity for ruthlessness, according to the Psychiatrist. The interior lives of violent people have been the subject of investigation by a woman named Dorothy Otnow Lewis. She ca...
Agents of Chaos
The two-part documentary pulls back the curtain on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The president will be elected in the presidential election.
Kingdom of Silence
A political thriller examining the complex relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, and how the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi amplified entanglements between the...
Featuring all-new, original interviews with Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Michelle Phillips, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Roger McGuinn and more, this uniquely immersive and experiential t...
The Innocence Files
The personal stories behind eight cases of wrongful conviction that the Innocence Project and organizations within the Innocence Network have worked to highlight and overturn.
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The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
With a new invention that promised to change blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world's youngest self-made billionaire, and was heralded as the next Steve Jobs. She had a 10-billion-dollar com...
The case of the man who rocketed to prosperity and prominence in the 1990s, who served a decade in prison and became an unlikely martyr for the anti-Putin movement, is a strange one.
Why We Hate
One of the most destructive and primordial emotions is hate. The idea that if people begin to understand their own minds, they can find ways to work against hate and keep it from spreading is at the c...
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The Looming Tower
While Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda become a global threat, the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently sets the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the Iraq War.
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
A funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians, Robin Williams, told largely through his own words. Celebrates what he brought to comedy and to...
Corporate greed and corruption are exposed.
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes
The rise and fall of the late Republican Party booster and controversial Fox News mogul who went down in flames amid multiple sexual harassment allegations is the subject of a new book.
Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI
An in-depth look into the long history of conflict between American presidents and the FBI. Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner’s book, Enemies: A History of the FBI, the series prese...
The Clinton Affair
The documentary explores broader topics including media, feminism, politics and power, as well as the events that led to the impeachment trial that set the nation on the path towards a more partisan p...
The China Hustle
An unnerving and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the greed behind the biggest theft you've never heard of.
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Carne Ross was a government highflyer. A career diplomat who believed Western Democracy could save us all. But working inside the system he came to see its failures, deceits and ulterior motives. He f...
The story of Elián Gonzalez, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits, and how the fight for his future changed the course of U.S.-Cuba relations. Featuring personal testimony, inter...
Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge
A chronicle of the last 50 years of American music, politics and popular culture can be found through the perspective of Rolling Stone magazine. An exhilarating visual and musical experience of the ma...
No Stone Unturned
Ireland won the World Cup in 1994. It is haunted by the memories of a massacre, when terrorists opened fire and killed six innocents while they watched the match in a small village pub. No one was eve...
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Power politics in New York high finance is the subject of a drama. Shrewd, smart U.S. citizen Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an exciting...
The New Yorker Presents
A groundbreaking series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to the screen with documentaries, short narrative films, comedy, poetry, animation, and cartoons from the han...
Explored through the lenses of the four natural elements – fire, water, air and earth – COOKED is an enlightening and compelling look at the evolution of what food means to us through the history of f...
International IT experts discovered Stuxnet in 2010. The software was commissioned by the US and Israeli governments. When the computer worm spread uncontrollably, it was infecting its intended target...
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Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Simone's journey from child pianist to activist is told in the film.
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All
An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to hi...
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Going Clear profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a light on how they attract true believers and the things they do in the name of religion.
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
When Steve Jobs died the world wept. But what accounted for the grief of millions of people who didn’t know him? This evocative film navigates Jobs' path from a small house in the suburbs, to zen temp...
Janis: Little Girl Blue
Janis Joplin's evolution became a star after she wrote letters to her friends and family.
Fields of Fear
The film will tell the story of Mackey Sasser, a talented catcher for the New York Mets, who could hit, call pitches, block the plate and fire missiles down to second base but he couldn't throw the ba...
Fela Anikulapo Kuti created the musical movement Afrobeat and used it as a political forum to oppose the Nigerian dictatorship and advocate for the rights of oppressed people. This is the story of his...
Mr. Dynamite - The Rise of James Brown
James Brown changed the face of American music forever. Abandoned by his parents at an early age, James Brown was a self-made man who became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, n...
New Jersey, June 18, 1994. Giants Stadium is awash with green as Irish soccer fans arrive to watch Ireland's opening World Cup match against the mighty Italy. The sense of optimism is infectious. The ...
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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
Julian Assange. Bradley Manning. Collateral murder. Cablegate. WikiLeaks. These people and terms have exploded into public consciousness by fundamentally changing the way democratic societies deal wit...
History of the Eagles
Alison Ellwood's patchwork of rare archival material, concert footage, and unseen home movies explores the evolution and enduring popularity of one of America's truly defining bands.
The Armstrong Lie
Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about LanceArmstrong's comeback to cycling. When the scandal erupted, the project was put on hold. The unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the h...
Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream
If income inequality were a sport, the residents of 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan would all be medalists. This address boasts the highest number of billionaires in the United States.
Venus and Serena
Venus and Serena looks into the lives of sisters and tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams. The film tells the story of how these two great stars came to be and how they struggle to stay on top.
The Last Gladiators
Exploring the rough and tumble world of hockey, Academy Award winner Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side") looks at the world of the NHL enforcers and specifically the career of Chris "Knuckles" Nilan...
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Taxi to the Dark Side explores a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States to the Vatican.
Ken Kesey and the Merry Prankster had a road trip across America in the legendary Magic Bus. In 1964, Ken Kesey, the author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," embarked on a cross-country road trip ...
After the Chicago Cubs blow an opportunity to reach the World Series in 2003, Cubs fans blame the team's misfortune on fellow fan Steve Bartman, who interfered with a foul ball and prevented Moises Al...
The hidden side of everything will be explored by some of the most innovative documentary filmmakers in the world.
Casino Jack and the United States of Money
There is an investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. Jack is alobbyist.
My Trip to Al-Qaeda
Journalist Lawrence Wright brings his multilayered one-man play to the screen as he discusses how a reporter remains objective while covering highly charged issues such as 9/11, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin La...
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
An in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer.
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There are many international films in Storyville. The strand has won many awards. The strand's usual mix of compelling stories from across the globe will be delivered in the new series.
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Thompson was a free lance who wentring sacred cows with impunity, hilarious, and a steel-eyed conviction for writing wrongs. The film has never-before-seen home movies, audiotapes, and passages from u...
The true-life story of a Harlem's notorious Nicky Barnes, a junkie turned multimillionaire drug-lord. Follow his life story from his rough childhood to the last days of his life.
Love Comes Lately
Max Kohn shows no signs of slowing down. He risks his relationship to Reisel, the woman he loves but neglects, by pursuing his love life with youthful vigor. Love Comes Lately is a film about real and...
Taxi to the Dark Side
An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver who was tortured and killed in 2002.
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Real Time with Bill Maher
A panel of guests, including politicians, actors, comedians, musicians and the like, discuss what's going on in the world each week on the show hosted by Bill Maher.
The Blues is a 2003 documentary film series produced by Martin Scorsese, dedicated to the history of blues music. In each of the seven episodes, a different director explores a stage in the developmen...
The Soul of a Man
In "The Soul of A Man," director Wim Wenders looks at the dramatic tension in the blues between the sacred and the profane by exploring the music and lives of three of his favorite blues artists: Skip...
The Trials of Henry Kissinger
This riveting documentary depicts former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as a warmonger responsible for military cover-ups in Vietnam, Cambodia and East Timor, as well as the assassination of a Chi...
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microphones and cameras are not visible in Swedish investigative journalism.
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AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies
The first 100 years of American cinema were celebrated by the American Film Institute.
Archival footage and interviews with historians mark this fascinating documentary on the 1950s, based on David Halberstam's bestseller. Among the subjects covered: work and the family; the impact of T...
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.
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