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Al Jazeera Documentaries

Season 2011 2011

  • 2011-08-31T00:00:00+03:00 on Al Jazeera
  • 50 mins
  • 5 hours, 50 mins
  • Qatar
  • Documentary, News

Watch the best of Al Jazeera's documentaries from around the world.

7 episodes

2011x01 The 9/11 Decade - The Intelligence War

  • Season Premiere

    2011-08-31T00:00:00+03:00 — 50 mins

Immediately after 9/11, the US announced that 'the gloves were coming off' in the fight against al-Qaeda. In the first of three films on the aftermath of 9/11, we examine the highs and lows of the intelligence war.

2011x02 The 9/11 Decade - The Image War

  • 2011-09-08T00:00:00+03:00 — 50 mins

A PR stunt which killed thousands and launched a propaganda war that has, so far, lasted a decade. Since 9/11, how far has the US and al-Qaeda been prepared to go to win 'hearts and minds' with elaborate media strategies?

A look behind the headline news of airstrikes and suicide bombings at the post-9/11 war for hearts and minds.

2011x04 iProtest

  • 2011-09-19T00:00:00+03:00 — 50 mins

Apple is one of the coolest brands on the planet but it is currently under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. A spate of suicides at one of its main suppliers, Foxconn, has led to allegations of labour rights abuses in its Chinese factories. "News of the spate of suicides [at the] Foxconn [plants] in 2010 alarmed me greatly and I wondered whether the harsh management methodology drove workers to despair. As consumers we should ask ourselves how certain products are made .... Corporate social responsibility is always window-dressing measures without enforcement mechanisms and remedies for workers. So the only way to stop labour rights violations is through campaigning. We hope that more consumers can pressure Apple and Foxconn." Debby Chan, activist This film follows Debby Chan as she works to gather evidence against Foxconn and Apple, often at great risk to herself. An explosion at a Foxconn factory coincides with her arrival in the town and Debby's determined to uncover the cause of the explosion. But Foxconn is a powerful adversary and her mission proves to be a perilous one.

2011x05 Lockerbie: The Pan Am bomber

  • 2011-11-16T23:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

An investigation that raises fresh doubts about the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber.

2011x06 Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark

  • 2011-08-04T00:00:00+03:00 — 50 mins

As the "Arab Spring" protests for justice and democracy spread through the middle east in early 2011, people long repressed by the Bahrain monarchy spontaneously gathered at the central Pearl Square to join in the call for their rights. This is the story of the Arab revolution that was abandoned by the Arabs, forsaken by the West and forgotten by the world.

2011x07 I Knew Bin Laden

  • 2011-12-26T23:00:00+02:00 — 50 mins

An insight into Osama bin Laden's life through the eyes of people who knew him and met him.

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