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August 11, 2010

White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007)

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white light black rain

A thrilling documentary with testimonies of the small numbers of survivors from the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the Americans in ´45 in which 140,000 victims perished in Hiroshima and 70,000 in Nagasaki. All survivors are now at the last days of their lives, only now have received a sort of indemnification from the Japanese government. As in other societies, those symbol of defeat, are consciously put aside, left behind, not wanting to be remembered. (more…)

September 6, 2009

Red Cliff (2009)

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red cliff

John Woo, Chinese director responsible for, among others, Face Off, this time focuses on Chinese History to create this saga of two long parts that form 4 hours of an epic historical movie at the times of the Han dynasty. This is the most expensive piece made ever in Asia and you can tell already from minute one. Armies of extras, outstanding effects, well chosen script, and beautiful stars. (more…)

August 10, 2009

Africa Addio – Director´s cut (1966)

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Africa Addio (En: “Africa Blood and Guts”) is an Italian documentary prepared in 1966 by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi, about the transition that African States made, from colonial provinces to free countries. This piece is indistinguishably a part of a time when certain norms of film shooting were acceptable, such as editing voices without restraint, adding effects unmercifully as well as other sounds, but the peculiar aspect of this doc lies in the veracity of its images.


July 10, 2009

The Soviet Story (2008)

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The Soviet story

A research documentary on Soviet crimes against humanity, from the communist revolution till the fall of the USSR. The film will make a historic review on the ideology that justified the mass killings of other ethnic groups in order to establish a reign of terror. This same measures of State terrorism will be copied by the Nazis latter on during WWII in the extermination of 6 million Jews. (more…)

June 19, 2009

Nanking Nanking (2009)

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Nanking was the capital of the Republic of China in 1937 at the time that the Imperial army of Japan arrived, during one of the Sino-Japanese wars. The Japanese take the city and deliberately kill tens of thousands of prisoners, some soldiers some others not. (more…)

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