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Showing posts with label War. Show all posts
Showing posts with label War. Show all posts

Sep 20, 2019

Naples '44 (2016)


A British Intelligence Officer in Naples at the end of World War II: Norman Lewis's acknowledged masterpiece about a war-torn city and its unforgettable humanity.

Sep 17, 2019

My Father's Vietnam (2015)


A Vietnam veteran and the friends and family of of two men he served with during the war discuss the psychological burdens of the war.

Sep 15, 2019

Silenced (2014)


Three National Security whistleblowers struggle to reveal the dark secrets of the U.S. war on terror.

Prelude to War (1942)


The first of a seven-part propaganda series commissioned by the U.S. government explains to soldiers the necessity of fighting in World War II. Narrated by John Huston, the first part combines stock footage (including Leni Riefenstahl's work) and animation by Disney Studios to provide a basic introduction to the rise of fascism in Europe and Japan and its threat to democracy. Rife with stereotypical images of the period, the series remains a powerful record of an era.

Sep 8, 2019

Tunisian Victory (1944)


In the autumn of 1942, Allied forces prepare to mount a massive military offensive in North Africa against Germany's Afrika Korps. Two soldiers, one British (Bernard Miles) and the other American (Burgess Meredith), describe their experiences throughout the campaign. Their hopes and fears are revealed as they trace the offensive's progress from its initial stages in Operations Torch and Acrobat to its glorious culmination in the liberation of Tunis.

The Negro Soldier (1944)


The history of and contributions made by black Americans in the armed forces from the Revolutionary War to the 1940s.

Sep 7, 2019

War Photographer (2001)


For over 20 years, photojournalist James Nachtwey has been visiting war-torn countries such as Kosovo and Rwanda, capturing the destruction on film. While merely an observer, he still feels the immediate effects of the ravaged lands. The stark images are contrasted by Nachtwey's calm reserve as he fends off accusations of exploiting tragedy. Director Christian Frei attaches a small video camera to Nachtwey's still camera for a bird's-eye view of destruction, pain, and ultimately, hope.

Sep 6, 2019

The Battle of Russia (1943)

Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.



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San Pietro (1945)


After the Allies invade Italy, the Liri Valley town of San Pietro becomes an example of the brutal effects of combat, both for soldiers and civilians.

Sep 4, 2019

Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 (2014)


Sourcing original 35mm nitrate footage, filmmaker Bill Morrison pieces together a unique visual exploration of WWI from footage that has never been viewed by modern audiences, and will never be seen again outside of this film. Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov created the haunting score, commissioned and performed by the Kronos Quartet.

Sep 1, 2019

Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)


This documentary explores the American military's use of torture by focusing on the unsolved murder of an Afhgani taxi driver who, in 2002, was taken for questioning at Bagram Force Air Base. Five days later, the man was dead. The medical examiner claimed the driver died from excessive physical abuse. Taking this case as a jumping-off point, the film examines wider claims of torture that occurred at bases like Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay during the Bush administration.

Aug 31, 2019

Cease Fire! (1953)


A sometimes uncomfortable marriage between fact and fiction, this film is part documentary and part drama, mixing actual war footage with reenactments in which real veterans of the Korean War portray members of a platoon sent out on a reconnaissance mission near the end of the conflict. Though peace is imminent, violence unexpectedly erupts. A day that begins with the calm and mundane is transformed into a heated battle that typifies the cruel and unpredictable nature of war.

Aug 28, 2019

XY Chelsea (2019)


A look at the life and career of Chelsea Manning, a trans woman soldier in the United States Army, who was sentenced to serve 35 years at an all-male military prison for leaking information about the country's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Aug 27, 2019

World's Most Dangerous Paper Route (2018)


The story of the unsung heroes who deliver the 'Stars And Stripes' military newspaper to soldiers in Afghanistan. Part of the film shows the paper delivery to Camp Lightning after 90 minutes on a Chinook helicopter, two miles up a mountain, and further travel on Humvees.

Aug 26, 2019

The Russian Woodpecker (2015)


A Ukrainian survivor of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster discovers a dark secret and has to decide to risk his life by revealing it.

Aug 22, 2019

Mosul (2019)


The gritty, thrilling story of local militias and uneasy allies who banded together to liberate Iraq's second-largest city of 1.3 million people from ISIS in 2017.

Aug 21, 2019

25 April (2015)


The tragic 1915 Gallipoli Campaign of WW1 is told through the perspective of six New Zealanders who were involved.

Aug 15, 2019

The Coming War on China (2016)


The Coming War on China is John Pilger's 60th film for ITV. Pilger reveals what the news doesn't - that the United States and the world's second economic power, China (both nuclear armed) are on the road to war. Pilger's film is a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.

Aug 9, 2019

The Age of Consequences (2016)


'The Hurt Locker' meets 'An Inconvenient Truth', THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, border walls, and the European refugee crisis - and lay bare how climate change interacts with other socio-political factors to exacerbate societal tensions and spark conflict.

Aug 8, 2019

National Bird (2016)


NATIONAL BIRD follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences.Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the protagonists to Afghanistan where she learns about a horrendous incident. But her journey also gives hope for peace and redemption.


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