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Showing posts with label History. Show all posts
Showing posts with label History. Show all posts

Sep 5, 2019

Dead Souls (2018)

A dozen aging survivors are interviewed from Jiabiangou, a complex of three work camps in Northwest China where supposed rightists were sent for re-education in the 1950s and 1960s under Mao Zedong.



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Central Airport THF (2018)


Berlin's Tempelhof Airport was opened in 1923 and, under Adolf Hitler, extended to become the world's largest airport which was finally closed in 2008. But even today Tempelhof Airport remains a place of arrivals and departures being used simultaneously as a refugee shelter and a leisure park for the inhabitants of Berlin. A historically unique moment for a portrait of this city within a city, but also of a European society in a state of emergency, caught between crisis and utopia.

Cassis (1966)


One day of the Cassis port filmed in one shot.

Sep 4, 2019

Dinosaur 13 (2014)


A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. Two years after the discovery of "Sue," the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton found to date, government officials seize the remains and claim that "Sue" was stolen from federal land.

Back to the Soil (2014)


In 1924, in collaboration with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the Soviet government offered parcels of land in the Ukraine, Belarus, and Crimea to former merchants, whose work had been outlawed under Communist rule. The JDC provided financial, legal, and agricultural support. Jewish families left the ghettos, and resettled in these new rural colonies, where they learned how to farm. In May 1927 the colonies were documented by James H. Becker of Chicago, my grandfather, who shot the 1000 feet of 16mm film that comprise this film. By 1938, more than 250,000 Soviet Jews would settle in 215 colonies, across 2.5 million acres of land. Their fate has been well documented elsewhere. This is a story of their journey back to the soil.

Sep 2, 2019

A Faster Horse (2015)


The 50-year history of the Ford Mustang, including archival footage and interviews with designers, fans and collectors.

Sep 1, 2019

The Bug (2016)


The Volkswagen Bug is one of the most recognizable and beloved vehicles on the planet. From its dark past in pre-WWII Germany, to the Summer of Love, this car captured the hearts and minds of millions around the world. This film explores not only the history of this automotive icon, but also the intense emotional connection it has with its owners past and present.

Let the Fire Burn (2013)


Filmmaker Jason Osder illustrates how prejudice, intolerance and fear can lead to unthinkable acts of violence. A history of the conflict of the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, that led to the disastrously violent final confrontation in 1985.

Hellstorm (2015)


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.


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