7 Political Documentaries That Caused Controversy

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  • Innocence of Muslims
  • 2016: Obama's America (2012)
  • Kony 2012 (2012)
  • Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
  • Inside Job (2010)
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Bowling for Columbine

Innocence of Muslims (2011)

From Innocence of Muslims to Bowling for Columbine, BET.com takes a look back at films that touched on controversial topics and spurred public opinion. – Britt Middleton

The anti-Islamic film, directed and written by American filmmaker Sam Bacile, allegedly portrays Muhammad, Islam's most holy figure, "as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman in an overtly ridiculing way, showing him having sex and calling for massacres," writes the Associated Press. After a trailer of the film was posted on YouTube and translated into Arabic recently, angry protesters attacked U.S. embassies in Cairo and Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans were killed on Sept. 11, 2012.

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