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The Price of Honor - The Murders of Amina and Sarah Said
The Price of Honor is a documentary film about the murders of Amina and Sarah Said, teenage sisters from Lewisville, Texas, who were killed in a premeditated "honor killing" in 2008. The film chronicles the lives of the sisters and…
Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story - A Man Falsely Accused of Killing his Wife Fights for Justice in Texas
An Audience Award-winning film at the SXSW Film Festival, this is a stunning true-crime documentary with human core. In 1986 Michael Morton's wife Christine is brutally murdered in front of their only child, and Michael is convicted of the crime.…
Captivated - The Trials of Pamela Smart
When the curtain rose on the murder trial of the Pamela Smart murder case 23 years ago, the stage was set for the birth of reality TV. Accused of plotting the 1990 murder of her husband Gregory, the 22-year-old Smart…
Vincent Who? - The Murder of a Chinese-American Man
In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments arising from massive layoffs in the auto industry, a Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers. Chin's killers, however, got off with a $3,000 fine and 3…
Saving Andrew Mallard
70 year old Grace Mallard refuses to believe her son Andrew is guilty of murder. 11 years ago Andrew was put away for life for the murder of a local jeweler. Over the course of a decade, Grace and her…
Borderline: The People vs. Eunice Baker
BORDERLINE is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Eunice Baker, a borderline mentally retarded woman who was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for murdering a young child, despite evidence that the death was accidental. After…
Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler?
At last, an answer to one of the great unsolved cases in crime history. When the half-naked bodies of brilliant physicist, Dr Gilbert Bogle, and his lover, Mrs Margaret Chandler, were found in bizarre circumstances on a Sydney riverbank in…
Raising Adam Lanza
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, FRONTLINE investigates a young man and the town he changed forever. Adam Lanza left behind a trail of death and destruction, but little else. He left no known…
Looking for Lara - A Guerrilla Fighter Struggling Against Brazilian Dictatorship
Lara Lavelberg -- a young, beautiful and highly-refined Jewish woman -- left a comfortable life to engage in the violent struggle against a military dictatorship in Brazil. Living underground, Lavelberg became the lover of former army captain, Carlos Lamarca, and…
An Island Calling - The Brutal Killing of a Prominent Gay Couple in Fiji
On July 1, 2001, John Scott and his partner Greg Scrivener were killed in their home in Suva Fiji. John, from an old European-Fiji family and educated in New Zealand, was the Director-General of the Fiji Red Cross and worked…
Soaked In Bleach - The Death of Kurt Cobain
SOAKED IN BLEACH reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before…
Death By Fire
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it's the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham -- convicted for the arson deaths of his three young…
John Brown's Body at San Quentin Prison - Prisoners Heal Through Theater
John Brown's Body at San Quentin Prison is a film about America - the far history, slavery and the Civil War - and the near history, the lives of a particular group of prisoners serving life sentences for murder at…
Just Punishment
On 2 December 2005 Van Nguyen, a 24-year-old Australian, was hanged by the state of Singapore for trafficking 396 grams of heroin. Van was the first Australian to be executed in many years. Just Punishment tells the story behind the…
The Nature of the Beast
The Nature of the Beast explores the life and case of a woman, Bonnie Jean Foreshaw, who was subjected to years of abuse, as a child and in three separate marriages. At the age of thirty-eight, Ms Foreshaw was found…
Elusive Justice - The Search for the Nazi War Criminals
PBS
At the end of WWII the Allies declared the Nazi party a criminal organization, and pledged to prosecute and punish the architects and triggermen of genocide. It was an ambitious pledge: several hundred thousand Gestapo, SS, and Wehrmacht forces had…
A Death in St. Augustine
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
After four years and three government investigations, Gov. Rick Scott of Florida has assigned a new special prosecutor to re-examine the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a deputy sheriff's girlfriend who was in the process of breaking up with…
Chinese Murder Mystery
In November 2011, public school educated Neil Percival Heywood, reportedly died of alcohol poisoning in the Lucky Holiday Hotel, in a remote Chinese city. His death, virtually unnoticed at the time, has gone on to shake China's Communist Party to…
They Killed Sister Dorothy
At the mouth of the Amazon River, a murder trial is taking place. The victim - Sister Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old Catholic nun from Dayton, Ohio - was shot six times at point blank range. The events that led to…
Punitive Damage - The Story of A Death in East Timor & the Power of A Mother’s Grief
Kamal Bamadhaj, a 20-year-old New Zealander and student activist was shot dead during the Dili massacre in East Timor in 1991 by the Indonesian military that had occupied the small former Portuguese colony since 1975. Over 270 young Timorese were…