A Less Bad World
An Argentine (Mónica Galán) tries to reunite her family with her long-lost husband (Carlos Roffé), who she believed died in jail. – Google.
A Wall of Silence
A film director decides to make a movie about Silvia, a woman who lost her husband during a particularly violent war. But will making a movie about it force Silvia to remember her traumatic past?
Angle Face (La Cara Del Angel)
The brutality of the military junta which ruled Argentina from 1976 through 1982 is examined from the viewpoint of a young boy in this downbeat drama. Nicholas (Mario Pasik) is taken from his home by his mother’s twin sister after mother is killed by right-wing forces who believe she photographed one of their political rallies in Buenos Aires. In fact, the sister actually took the pictures; she spirits him away to her home in the country, where he’s enrolled in the local school where the social order of neighborhood bullies and kids who cower under their rule offers an eerie parallel to Argentina’s political situation. Director Pablo Torre dedicated the film to the 30,000 people who “disappeared” during the junta’s regime. – Mark Deming via AllMovie.com.
Anne Frank Remembered
Anne Frank Remembered is a 1995 British documentary film produced and directed by Jon Blair about the life and diary of the German-born Dutch Jewish diarist, Anne Frank. The film was produced in association with the Anne Frank House, Disney Channel, and the BBC, and features narration by Kenneth Branagh and extracts from Frank’s diary read by Glenn Close.
Anne Frank: The Whole Story
The life of Anne Frank and her family from 1939 to 1945: pre-war fears, invasion of Netherlands by German troops, hiding in Amsterdam, deportation to the camps, return of Anne’s father.
Controversial director Uwe Boll depicts the harsh reality of the process inside one of the most infamous Nazi death camps by using brutally realistic imagery. Book-ended by documentary footage as well as interviews with German teenagers about what they know about the Holocaust, Boll effectively shows us just how depraved and sadistic life in the camp could be.
Beginning of the Great Revival
A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
With an opening by Richard Gere and featuring the Dalai Lama, the official Artist For Amnesty award winning Tibet: Beyond Fear, hailed by the New York Times as emotional, riveting and compelling, documents a remarkable story of courage and the power of positive thinking. This film, which has been broadcast around the world on television follows Ngwang, a Buddhist Nun and Bagdro, a Buddhist Monk, at the ages of 13 and 20 years old. They led freedom demonstrations against the Chinese repression in Tibet and were arrested, imprisoned and endured years of horrific torture. Through the power of the positive mind and inspired by the Dalai Lama, they find a way beyond fear and even forgive their former torturers.
Set in 1930s Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist Yuri battles to save his lover Natalka from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.
Blood in the Face
Using a blend of interviews and archive footage, this documentary offers an eye-opening look at neo-Nazism and its proponents in the United States.
Buenos Aires Vice Versa
This is Buenos Aires, its characters, its history, its reality. A complex movie for a complex city, depicted in the character’s language, and in their relationship with the present and the past. This is a story of contrasts, offered by a despair choir of characters: the old couple who hire a young woman to record city’s present images, because they “don’t get out much now”, the boy who finds out the real story about his parents out of a coincidence… this and the others are all illustrations of actual Buenos Aires. – IMDB; Trufó.
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Cristina’s life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the ’70s. Questioning everything she once thought true, Cristina embarks on a journey to find her true identity. Meeting others like herself, the young girl soon discovers the real-life horrors of Argentina’s relatively recent past and the nightmare that claimed tens of thousands of lives during the country’s “dirty war.”- Koch Lorber Films.
Chronicle of an Escape
The goalkeeper of a little-known soccer team is kidnapped by an Argentinean government squad and sent to a detention center. After months of torture, he plots his escape with three other young men. – IMDB.
City of Life and Death
In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone.
Argentina, 1979. After years of exile, Juan and his family come back to Argentina under fake identities. Juan’s parents and his uncle Beto are members of the Montoneros Organization, which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country. Because of their political activities, they are being tracked down relentlessly, and the threat of capture and even death is constant. However, Juan’s daily life is also full of warmth and humor, and he quickly and easily integrates into his new environment. His friends at school and the girl he has a gigantic crush on, Maria, know him as Ernesto, a name he must not forget since his family’s survival is at stake. Juan accepts this and follows all of his parents’ rules until one day he is told that they need to move again immediately, and leave his friends and Maria behind without an explanation. This is a story about militancy, undercover life, and love. The story of a clandestine childhood. – Film Movement via IMDB.
Come and See
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.
Das Boot ist voll
During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: “Our boat is full.” A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. They seek temporary refuge with a couple who run a village inn. They pose as a family: the deserter as husband, Judith as his wife, an old man from Vienna as her father, his granddaughter and the French lad, whom they beg to keep silent, as their children. Judith’s teenage brother poses as a soldier. The fabrication unravels through chance and the local constable’s exact investigation. Whom will the Swiss allow to stay? Who gets deported?
Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters, and endeavor to build a village, in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non-combatants.
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Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
Dharamsala: Tibet in Exile
A documentary that both alerts the world to the continuing injustice in Tibet and reveals the heroic endurance of the Tibetan spirit.
Director Patricia Flynn looks at the story of a Guatemalan child adopted by a family from Iowa during the civil war. Later on, the family realize that the girl was a survivor of a 1982 massacre by the Guatemalan army, and they travel to the land of her birth to find out more. – CultureTrip.com.
A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.
Eye of Lammergeier
The underside of China’s military occupation of Tibet is powerfully revealed by John and Blake returning separately seven times to document China’s prisons in Tibet, and China’s national policy of coerced and abortions and sterilization at People’s Hospitals in Lhasa and remote regions of Tibet. Hidden camera footage that has never been seen before graphically illustrates the Tibetans’ plight.
One of many massacres of the Guatemalan Civil War was called Dos Erres, where more than 200 people were killed. Two young boys survived the ordeal, and later told the story as part of their struggle for justice. – CultureTrip.com.
Forgiving Dr. Mengele
Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Josef Mengele’s cruel twin experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp, shocks other Holocaust survivors when she decides to forgive the perpetrators as a way of self-healing.
Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe – and that will forever change them as well. Level-headed, highly decorated officer Wilhelm is off to the eastern front with his younger brother Friedhelm, a sensitive dreamer more interested in literature than warfare. Deeply in love with Wilhelm is Charlotte, a young nurse who looks forward to serving in the Wehrmacht, also on the eastern front. While Greta is a talented singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, her Jewish boyfriend Viktor still cannot convince his parents to leave Germany… Valor and courage come to the fore, but also betrayal – of values, beliefs, humanity.
Orson Welles and Elizabeth Taylor compassionately narrate this harrowing documentary about Jewish persecution in Nazi Germany, which soon turned into a notoriously industrious plan to wipe them from existence.
Another documentary by Pamela Yates, this film focuses on five characters who tell the story of the civil war through the eyes of the Maya. The indigenous group accounted for 84% of casualties during the war, and Granito shows how they suffered. – CultureTrip.com.
Harvest of Despair
A documentary about the man made famine in Ukraine where on Stalin’s order millions of people were starved to death in 1932-33.
A documentary that tells the tale that the victors still do not want you to know. Learn the terrible truth about the rape, torture, slavery, and mass murder inflicted upon the German people by the Allied victors of World Word II.
Two sisters separated for the duration of the Argentine dictatorship spanning from 1976 to 1983 reconnect to confront the tragedy of their past in director Julia Solomonoff’s reflective drama. It was 1975 when Natalia Levin’s (Ingrid Rubio) militant boyfriend Martin (Nicolás Pauls) disappeared from Buenos Aires without a trace. Natalia was also separated from her sister Elena (Valeria Bertuccelli) that same year, but the two are once again drawn together when — after the dictatorship crumbles — Natalia travels to Austin, TX, to visit her sister and inquire about an unpublished novel written by her late father. Discovering that the novel is a fact-based account of their family’s struggle during the dictatorship, Natalia and her sister are forced to confront the painful memories of the past before they can begin the healing process that will free them of the lingering guilt that accompanies their survival. – AllMovie.com; Synopsis by Jason Buchanon.
The saga of a Jewish family’s struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany’s systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.
Holodomor: Voices of Survivors
Twenty-five Ukrainian Candians tell their stories of survival during the Holodomor–death inflicted by starvation–a genocide of Ukrainian people engineered by Joseph Stalin during 1932 and 1933. Stalin was determined to suppress Ukrainian nationhood once and for all through the decimation of Ukraine’s elites and its rural population. He imposed collectivization and sent brigades house to house to confiscate not only grain harvest but basic foodstuffs, ensuring the starvation of the countryside. The world turned a blind eye as Soviet authorities exported Ukraine’s wheat to the West while millions of men, women and children perished.
If the Mango Tree Could Speak
Ten boys and girls (ages 12 – 15) growing up in the midst of war in Guatemala and El Salvador talk about war and peace, justice, ethnic identity, friendship and marriage. In a series of touching vignettes, they share their dreams and hopes as well as their pain and loss. The children’s stories are disturbing but their resilience toward the harsh reality around them brings hope.
Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson star in this gripping political thriller about a man with the power to see the fate of missing people – with the exception of his own beloved wife. – IMDB.
A Feature Film of one man’s rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov.
Inside the SS
A three part documentary with footage of Hitler’s SS troops. Describes their indoctrination often when still children, their war crimes, leaders, and how they controlled a country that started a world war.
Into The Arms Of Strangers: Story of the Kindertransport
INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS: STORIES OF THE KINDERTRANSPORT recounts events of 1938 and 1939, as Jews were being rounded up, deported, or murdered in German-occupied Europe. A dangerous, concerted, and ultimately successful effort was made by British and Quaker leaders to rescue as many Jewish children as possible and get them to safety in the United Kingdom. Before war was officially declared in September 1939, approximately 10,000 Jewish children were saved by the Kindertransport, poignantly wrenching them from their despairing parents and finding homes for them for the duration of the war. Ursula Rosenfeld, Kurt Fuchel, Hedy Epstein, Jack Hellman, and others lived to give testimony. Bolstered by carefully preserved photographs and archival footage from the period, their very personal stories recreate both the horror and gratitude that accompanied them on their miraculous journeys. They were children, blessedly unaware that what was to be a temporary separation would go on for years and that most of them would never be reunited with their families. Seen in this documentary film as elderly survivors, all of them have strikingly unique tales to tell.
Irena Sendler: In The Name of Their Mothers
95-year-old Polish heroine Irena Sendler tells the unknown story of a conspiracy of women who outwitted the Nazis and rescued thousands of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during WWII.
Jian Guo Da Ye
Inspired by true events, Founding of a Republic weaves a rousing tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
In 1976, revolution is sweeping through Argentina. Citizens who speak out against the regime disappear overnight, never to be seen or heard from again. Realizing how dangerous the situation is, a father (Ricardo Darín) moves his wife (Cecilia Roth) and two sons (Matias del Pozo, Milton de la Canal) out to the countryside. While trying to say close as a family, they take on new names and identities, visit their grandparents (Fernanda Mistral, Héctor Alterio) and struggle to survive. – Google
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An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Kundun is a 1997 American epic biographical film written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the life and writings of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, the exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet. Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, a grandnephew of the Dalai Lama, stars as the adult Dalai Lama, while Tencho Gyalpo, a niece of the Dalai Lama, appears as the Dalai Lama’s mother. (WIKI)
La Llorona also harnesses the power of the paranormal to tell the important story of the genocide of the Maya Ixil people by the military in Guatemala in the 1980’s. – Shudder.
A faithful retelling of the 1942 “Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup” and the events surrounding it.
Made in Auschwitz: The Untold Story of Block 10
This chilling documentary uses intimate survivor testimonies, archival footage and legal records to tell the story of the over 400 young women who underwent medical experimentation in Auschwitz under Carl Clauberg, an enterprising, sadistic gynecologist. Clauberg, who had already made a name for himself as a research scientist who volunteered his services to Heinrich Himmler of the SS to both help eradicate future generations of Jews and to avail himself of a pool of captive research subjects. These experiments, which sterilized many of the women, was also what spared them from the gas chambers. Many of the women, who were deported to Auschwitz from across Nazi-occupied Europe, were so young that they did not understand their reproductive systems before suffering their destruction. This admirably crafted film traces the history of the survivors and the subsequent attempts to bring Clauberg to justice, which includes examining his -and these women’s – enduring contribution to research on birth control and fertility and the role of German companies Siemens and Schering in profiting off the findings.
Moving The Mountain
The film is a documentary about the demonstrations of students in Peking on the 4th of June 1989 for more democracy in the People’s Republic which were ended by army forces. The story is told from students point of view.
Gareth Jones (James Norton) is an ambitious young journalist who gained fame after his report on being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler. Now, intrigued by the Soviet “utopia”, Jones travels to Moscow, where he meets Ada Brooks (Vanessa Kirby), a British journalist, who reveals that the truth behind the regime is being violently repressed. Hearing murmurs of government-induced famine, kept secret by the Soviet censors, Jones travels clandestinely to Ukraine, where he witnesses the atrocities of man-made starvation – millions left to starve. Deported back to London, Jones publishes an article revealing his findings, quickly denied by Western journalists in Moscow under the Kremlin’s pressure, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Walter Duranty (Peter Sarsgaard). As death threats mount, Jones has to fight for the truth. Meeting a young George Orwell, he shares his findings… helping inspire the seminal novel Animal Farm.
My Name is Sara
Sara is a a 13 year-old Polish Jew who finds refuge and is taken in by a farmer and his wife. She soon discovers the dark secrets of her employers’ marriage, compounding the greatest secret she must strive to protect, her true identity.
Naked Among Wolves
As WWII comes to an end, a group of Buchenwald’s emaciated prisoners risk their lives for the safety of the camp’s youngest inmate: a four-year-old Auschwitz-born Jewish prisoner. Is there a future for the Buchenwald boy?
The story of Mel Mermelstein, an American holocaust survivor who confronted a Holocaust denial organization’s lies in court.
Night of the Pencils
This film tells the true story of seven teenagers who agitated for reduced student bus fares under two different regimes in Argentina, with tragic results. At first succeeding under the government of Isabel Peron, their protests draw hostile attention from the military regime that overthrows Peron. The ensuing crackdown on student social activists is demonstrated when police break up a school dance wielding swords on horseback. Later, six students are kidnapped in the middle of the night, and the police deceitfully claim ignorance about their whereabouts. Pablo (Alejo Garcia Pintos), a seventh member of the group is later arrested and learns that they have been brutally tortured by authorities. He survives to tell their story, but the six are never found, numbering among the hundreds of students who were kidnapped and are still missing. – IMDB; nitorch.
Auschwitz prisoners, both Jewish and non-Jewish, were tattooed with serial numbers, first on their chests and then their left arms. An estimated 400,000 numbers were tattooed in Auschwitz and its sub-camps; only some several thousand survivors are still alive today. NUMBERED is an explosive, highly visual, and emotionally cinematic journey, guided by testimonies and portraits of these survivors. The film documents the dark time and setting during which these tattoos were assigned as well as the meaning they took on in the years following the war. In fact, the film’s protagonist is the number itself, as it evolves and becomes both a personal and collective symbol from 1940 to today. These scars, paradoxically unanimous and anonymous, reveal themselves to be diverse, enlightening, and full of life.
Olymipic Garage (Garage Olimpo)
In the 70’s, eighteen year-old Maria Fabiani lives with her French mother Diane in an old house in Buenos Aires, subletting rooms and giving classes to illiterate adults in the slums. One of the tenants, Felix, has a non-corresponded crush on Maria. When the teenager is abducted in her house by the Argentinean army accused of subversion, her mother seeks her out in the 23rd Precinct where one of the military without uniform tells her that they are heading with Maria. While Diane desperately tries to find information about her daughter, Maria is submitted to torture in the hideous underground of the Garage Olimpo. – Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
One Day in Auschwitz
Auschwitz concentration camp survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon revisits Auschwitz 70 years after her liberation, together with two teenage girls the same age she was when she was brought to the camp.
Drawn in by the promise of a supernatural story and the promise of horror and fantasy, Pan’s labyrinth and The Devi’s Backbne (2001) by Guillermo del Toro brought an awareness to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) to an international audience- Deborah Shaw, Professor of Film and Screen Studies, University of Portsmouth.
Follows three people whose paths cross during a terrible time of war: Olga, a Russian aristocratic emigrant and member of the French Resistance; Jules, a French collaborator; and Helmut, a high-ranking German SS officer.
After the death of his father, young Dorjee realizes what it means to be Tibetan in his own country, which is now called China. During the Tibetan uprising in 2008, Dorjee is caught by the Chinese police and spends 6 months in prison. After his release, he has no choice but to leave his family and go into exile to India on a long an dangerous track. There he has to decide between a new life outside his homecountry or the ongoing fight for freedom in Tibet. PAWO (tibetan “Hero”) is based on a true story.
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Based on the history of the Sobibór extermination camp uprising during WWII and Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky. When he was a POW in Sobibor, he managed to do the impossible – to organize a revolt and mass escape of the prisoners. Many of the escapees were later caught and died.
Son of Saul
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Sons and Daughters
The second film focusing on The Dirty War by Marco Bechis.
State of Control
When two undercover filmmakers attempt to document life in Tibet under Chinese tyranny, they become the targets of the very regime they set out to investigate.
Storm Under the Sun
Storm Under the Sun is a documentary about one of the “political storms” by Mao Zedong that fell upon the intellectuals of China in the 50’s. Centered around the Hu Feng Case, the documentary traces the synergy that generated such an event, Mao’s personal involvement in every step, and various victims’ reaction to and realizations following the humiliation and accusations.
The Blonds (Los Rubios)
Albertina Carri’s second feature is a look at Argentina’s recent history from the perspective of a generation forced to mourn those of whom they have no recollection. Carri, who lost her parents to Argentina’s brutal military junta when she was three years old, travels through Buenos Aires with her crew to unravel the factual and emotional mysteries of her parents’ life, disappearance and death. Traces of Carri’s family emerge, colored by sharply conflicting perspectives. Who were the Carris? How did they disappear? Were they blonde, brunette, parents, heroes or merely a fiction of those who remember them? – www.wmm.com.
The Book Thief
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.
The boy in the stripped Pajamas
Through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
The Decent One
A documentary that uses a cache of letters, diaries and documents to reveal the life of SS-leader Heinrich Himmler.
The Devil Next Door
A Cleveland grandfather is brought to trial in Israel, accused of being the infamous German death camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible.
The Devil’s Arithmetic
A 16-year-old American girl with an apathetic view towards her Jewish family history finds herself pulled through time into 1941 to a small Polish village where the Nazis have just begun their genocidal propaganda.
The Devil’s Backbone
Drawn in by the promise of a supernatural story and the promise of horror and fantasy, Pan’s labyrinth and The Devi’s Backbne (2001) by Guillermo del Toro brought an awareness to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) to an international audience – Deborah Shaw, Professor of Film and Screen Studies, University of Portsmouth.
The Diary of Anne Frank
During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
The East is Red
The evolution of the People’s Republic of China is told in this spectacular song and dance production, ‘Dongfang hong’ or ‘The East is Red’. Vast, solemn, and glorifying the progress towards Communist victory, this cornucopia of purposeful entertainment, ostensibly presented in the Great Hall of the People, is pre-Cultural Revolution propaganda at its most lavish.
The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference
A real time recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which leading SS and Nazi Party officials led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich gathered to discuss the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”.
The Flowers of War
A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan’s raid of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
The Good Nazi
It tells the story of Major Karl Plagge, a Nazi officer who, during the Holocaust, was commandant of a forced labor camp called “HKP” in Vilnius, Lithuania. In reality, he was sheltering hundreds of Jewish families. By the end, many were saved in hiding places dug into the ground and carved into the walls. Many more were executed by the SS and buried in a mass grave. Today, the former “HKP” is unchanged. A group of scientists arrive to locate the hiding places of those that were saved and identify the mass grave of those who were murdered. A child survivor of the camp and an American physician, whose mother was saved by Major Plagge, join them. The film tracks their three stories and, ultimately, brings to light the unknown tale of a Schindler-type German who listened to his conscience, instead of his superiors.
In 1946, Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss, the longest-serving commander of Auschwitz concentration camp, is awaiting trial in a Polish prison. Albert, a young and successful Polish investigation judge, is appointed to interrogate Höss and get a perfect confession out of him. The encounter between the two men will unveil the frightening routine and banalization of evil that took place in the camp. By introducing the use of Zyklon B in Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss carried out the most efficient mass killing process ever known, which claimed the lives of approximately 1.1 million people. The film is based on the memoirs Höss wrote before his execution.
While Joseph Goebbels infamously declared Berlin “free of Jews” in 1943, 1,700 managed to survive in the Nazi capital through the end of WWII. The Invisibles traces the stories of four young people who learned to hide in plain sight.
The Last Days
In late 1944, even as they faced imminent defeat, the Nazis expended enormous resources to kill or deport over 425,000 Jews during the “cleansing” of Hungary. This Oscar-winning documentary, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, focuses on the plight of five Hungarian Jews who survived imprisonment in Auschwitz. Though these survivors recount the horrors they witnessed and endured as a result of the Nazis’ “Final Solution,” their individual triumphs are a testament to hope and humanity.
The Last of the Unjust
A place: Theresienstadt. A unique place of propaganda which Adolf Eichmann called the “model ghetto”, designed to mislead the world and Jewish people regarding its real nature, to be the last step before the gas chamber. A man: Benjamin Murmelstein, last president of the Theresienstadt Jewish Council, a fallen hero condemned to exile, who was forced to negotiate day after day from 1938 until the end of the war with Eichmann, to whose trial Murmelstein wasn’t even called to testify. Even though he was without a doubt the one who knew the Nazi executioner best. More than twenty-five years after Shoah, Claude Lanzmann’s new film reveals a little-known yet fundamental aspect of the Holocaust, and sheds light on the origins of the “Final Solution” like never before.
This film based on testimonies of Ukrainians, who survived during the Great Ukrainian Famine (Holodomor) of 1932 – 33. It also tells the story of British journalist Gareth Jones, whose truthful reports about Ukrainian tragedy was never heard in the West.
The Long Way Home
The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.
The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm
A conversation between a boy and his great-grandfather, an Auschwitz survivor, is woven with historical footage and animation to tell a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, sharing lessons from the Holocaust with a new generation.
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
The Shop on Main Street
An inept Czech peasant is torn between greed and guilt when the Nazi-backed bosses of his town appoint him “Aryan controller” of an old Jewish widow’s button shop. Humor and tragedy fuse in this scathing exploration of one cowardly man’s complicity in the horrors of a totalitarian regime. Made near the height of Soviet oppression in Czechoslovakia, The Shop on Main Street features intense editing and camera work which won it the Academy Award™ for Best Foreign Film in 1965.
Tibet Cry of The Snow Lion
A film about the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance.
Tibet: The Truth
The accumulated history of Tibet and other issues contributing to the current situation in the region as it relates to China.
Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, the vast majority of whom are children and monks, are the subject of interviews.
Tigers are Not Afraid
A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico’s devastating drug wars, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID follows a group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents. Filmmaker Issa López creates a world that recalls the early films of Guillermo del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget. – Shudder.
After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.
A German mother lies to her son about where the Nazis are sending their Jewish neighbors.
An expose of Genocide taking place in China against the spiritual movement Falun Gong, which was incorrectly defined by the CCP as an ‘evil cult’. Survivors of slave labour, brainwashing, torture and attempted organ harvesting combine with eminent experts, and an investigative journalist, to deliberate on this contentious subject that increasingly involves the West.
Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Victor Young Perez
Victor “Young” Perez , tells the astonishing, harrowing and incredible moving story of a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932. Perez started training as a boxer at age 14 along with his older brother Benjamin “Kid” Perez Perez rose to great fame via the help and guidance of Leon Bellier and had a brief relationship with French-Italian actress Mireille Balin. The 5’1″, 110-pound Perez won the International Boxing Union’s version of the World Flyweight crown with a 2nd-round knockout of American champion Frankie Genaro, ergo becoming the youngest world champion in boxing history ! Perez was arrested in Paris on September 21, 1943 and detained in the Drancy internment camp France, before being transported to Auschwitz where he was assigned to the Monowitz to serve as a slave laborer Victor Perez arrived at Auschwitz on October 10, 1943, as part of “Transport 60” a group of 1,000. He was held in AuschwitzIII/Monowitz. Whilst there he was forced to participate in boxing matches for the amusement of the Nazis. By 1945. Victor had survived 140 bouts in 15 months and won 139 !! Perez was one of the prisoners on the “Death March that left the camp on January 18, 1945.
Voice of a Mountain – Life After 36 Years of War in Guatemala
Instead of focusing on the horrors of war, this film focuses on the causes for hope in the aftermath. Director Tyler Rumph shows us how ex-combatants are working together on a communally-owned farm, and walks the audience through the conflict that tore their communities apart. – CultureTrip.com.
Walking with the Enemy
A young man, separated from his family in World War II, disguises himself as a Nazi S.S. Officer and uncovers more than just his family whereabouts.
Watchers of the Sky
Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term ‘genocide’. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, ‘A Problem From Hell’, ‘Watchers of the Sky’ traverses time and continents to explore genocide and the cycle of violence.
What our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy
A human-rights lawyer conducts conversations with two men whose fathers were indicted as war criminals for their roles in WWII – Nazi Governors and consultants to Adolf Hitler himself.
When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun
“Seven years in the making, When The Dragon Swallowed The Sun shows an unprecedented inside perspective on the Tibetan community in exile, its young generation and their struggle to free their homeland Tibet. In full HD quality, this film reveals an internal conflict that has been dividing Tibetans and hindering their movement for decades. It also provides scenes from India, Beijing and Chinese occupied Lhasa (Tibets capital) that have never been filmed before in such quality.”
When the Mountains Tremble
The first film in a Guatemala-based trilogy from director Pamela Yates, this documentary focuses on the Ejercito Guerrillero de los Pobres (EGP) guerrilla group and its conflict with the Guatemalan army. There is some incredible footage from during the war, and a voiceover from Rigoberta Menchú Tum, the Maya activist who won the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. – CultureTrip.com.
Who Will Write Our History
Who Will Write Our History tells the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the Warsaw Ghetto. With 30,000 pages of writing, photographs, posters, and more, the Oyneg Shabes Archive is the most important cache of in-the-moment, eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust. It documents not only how the Jews of the ghetto died, but how they lived. The film is based on the book of the same name by historian Samuel Kassow.
The film tells about the history of the Holocaust through the stories of its unwitting Witnesses.
Women of Tibet: A Quiet Revolution
In 1959 thousands of unarmed Tibetan women took to the streets of Lhasa to oppose the violent Chinese occupation of thier country. For the first time on film, three generations of Tibetan women and His Holiness the Dalai Lama recount one of the great movements of non-violent resistance in modern history.