Description: The movie portraits the scene previous to the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution, from the end of Porfirio Díaz´ government, the social volatility, the ephemeral government of Madero and the presence of the working class in the figures of Villa and Zapata, until the signing if the Constitution of 1917. All of this through moving images, filmed during those happenings mainly by the Alva brothers, filmmakers of that time. Those photos allow us perceive the contradictory and shuddered glance of the folks of that period.
Description: "Long is the Road" - The first detail movie to represent the Holocaust from a Jewish perspective. Shot on zone at Landsberg, the biggest DP camp in U.S.-occupied Germany, and mixing neorealist and expressionist styles, the movie follows a Polish Jew and his family from pre-war Warsaw through Auschwitz and the DP camps.
Description: The impact of Marx on the 20th century has been all-pervasive and world-wide. This tool looks at the man, at the roots of his philosophy, at the causes and explanations of his philosophical development, and at its most direct outcome: the failed Soviet Union.
Description: The movie traces the life of Çakırcalı Mehmet Efe, a Zeybek (active as an outlaw in the region enclosing İzmir, Aydın, Denizli, Muğla and Antalya in modern western Turkey, from 1893 to 1910) whose father, Çakırcalı Koca Ahmet Efe was murdered by an Ottoman sergeant.
Description: The epic says about the life and heroic deeds of Koroghlu (literally "son of the blind man") as a character of the folks who struggled vs unjust rulers, defending his guild or tribe.
Description: The movie says the storyline of Pir Sultan Abdal, a popular folk poet in Turkey, who criticized some Ottoman governors, Hizir Pasha in particular and as a effect was hung by him.
Description: Sarı Zeybek is a 1953 biopic movie written and directed by Münir Hayri Egeli. The movie specifically showed the last 300 days of Mustafa Kemal's life and portrayed his ordinary human characteristics rather than his military prowess or political talents.
Description: A native of Sennwald, Anna Göldi arrived in Glarus in 1765. For seventeen years, she worked as a maidservant for Johann Jakob Tschudi, a physician. Tschudi reported her for having place needles in the bread and milk of one of his daughters, apparently through supernatural means. Göldi at first escaped arrest, but the authorities of the Canton of Glarus advertised a reward for her capture in the Zürcher Zeitung on February 9, 1782. Göldi was arrested and under torture, admitted to entering in a pact with the Devil, who had appeared to her as a black dog. She withdrew her confession after the torture ended, but was sentenced on June 18, 1782 to execution by decapitation. The charges were officially of "poisoning" rather than witchcraft, even though the law at the time did not impose the death penalty for non-lethal poisoning.
Description: The Ave Valley is, for more than a century, a zone seized by an imposing industry. Amongst ruins and operating factories, we descend the river on a adventure alongside the banks of the present, unveiling the marks of the past.
Description: Carmine Gallone and Amleto Palermi’s The Last Days of Pompeii 1926 stages in sumptuous colour tinting the epic fall of the ancient town buried by Mount Vesuvius’ eruption. Adapted from Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s love story, the movie was innovative in its unique results and an early major box-office hit. A pretty tinted restoration print was prepared using photochemical processes by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale in the mid-1990s and the premiere screening of the restoration print was held in the amphitheatre in Pompeii, followed by a screening at the major restoration festival ‘Il Cinema Ritrovato’ in Bologna in 1998.
Description: Cocaine has everytime gotten a terrible rap, and for a reason. It is a drug used by the rich and the terrible legally and illegally, Mexican cartels fought over it with Colombia once associated with the brutal cocaine wars, and a source of tension between the American and Mexican borders on the folks who are illicitly bringing in cocaine from one side of the border to other and will do anything to do it. So it can be surprising at times to the viewer throughout the course of the documentary special, that it was never everytime like this.
Description: Years after the Second Punic War, Scipio Africanus finds himself generally unliked, despite his conquer of Hannibal Barca. He and his brother, Scipio Asiaticus, are accused by Marcus Porcius Cato of the theft of 500 talents intended for Rome.
Description: "Selma," as in Alabama, the zone where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a popular statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.
Description: Film, based on a storyline by Latvian novelist Egons Līvs, focuses on the resolve of a human being and the entire Lithuanian nation in the face of cataclysmic happenings to search the time and room for easy emotions. The movie depicts a chaotic period through the relationship of the two brothers, one dedicated to his family and conscience; the another dedicated to a political ideal. These divided brothers can be read as a representation of a country torn in two, of a history rudely divided. Lithuania has a history of occupation and the struggle to survive is as much private as it is cultural.
Description: This historical drama says the storyline of Qin Shihuang, who unified China’s vast zone and declared himself emperor in 221 B.C. During his reign, he introduced sweeping reforms, built a vast network of streets and connected the Nice Wall of China. From the grandiose inner sanctum of Emperor Qin's royal palace, to fierce wars with feudal kings, this movie re-creates the glory and the terror of the Qin Dynasty, including footage of Qin's life-sized terra cotta army, constructed 2,200 years ago for his tomb.
Description: This in-depth A&E tool takes you under the hood of one of the most necessary cars in history -- the steam train -- revealing fascinating features about the influential engines. Along the way, you'll experience the Union Pacific's famed "Big Boy"; ride the Chesapeake & Ohio and the Norfolk & Western lines; and visit far-flung museums and rail yards to view some of the biggest iron horses in captivity.
Description: Ohm Krüger (English: Uncle Krüger) is a 1941 German biographical movie directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Emil Jannings, Lucie Höflich and Werner Hinz. It was one of a series of propaganda movies produced in Nazi Germany attacking the British. The movie depicts the life of the South African politician Paul Kruger and his eventual conquer by the British during the Boer War. It was the first movie to be awarded the 'Film of the Nation' award. It was re-released in 1944
Description: This storyline of the miller Florian, who gave all his cash to the fight vs Napoleon, is loosely based on a real story. After the war, Florian's reimbursement is challenged, and he gotta also pay taxes on his destroyed mill. He resists the tax collectors and takes off to Vienna, where he intends to defend his rights. On the way, he rescues the Duchess of Guastalla from assault. She also wants to go to Vienna, as His Majesty Franz II is trying to contest an heir in her favor. With cunning, luck, and dagger, Florian wars his method through a slew of nobility and their secret police.
Description: Depicting a year in the life of a tiny city caught in the center of the high-profile Penn State scandal, this strong movie reveals how it affected the community: showcasing the strength and resolve of those who live in and cherish what is known as "Happy Valley."
Description: In Russia, in 1907, a rich lenient husband of a loose unfaithful girl is brutally murdered. She and her two lovers are suspects, but what about the stranger she met just before the murder? With no mates left, she and the stranger bond.
Description: Underwater Dreams, narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic storyline of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build underwater robots. And go up vs MIT in the process.
Description: Last years in the Life of german Dramatican Georg Büchner. Around the year 1830 he and his fellow students test to initiate a revolution in Germany, but they are not successful. Büchner has to leave the country and seeks exile in France and Switzerland, where he falls ill with typhus.
Description: The family patriarch Van Paemel is a farmer on baron de Wilde's estate. His mild-mannered son Désire is accidentally shot during a hunting party on the estate and remains an invalid. Eduard, the eldest son, is a member of the socialist workers' movement and involved in strike actions in the city. Vs her father's wishes, his daughter Cordule begins an affair with the poacher Masco. His youngest daughter, Romanie, is forced to work as a domestic servant at the castle, where she is seduced by Maurice, the baron's son and heir, and becomes pregnant. When the youngest son Kamiel also has to leave the farm because he is drafted into the army, the lack of workers on Van Paemel's farm becomes critical. As a result, the family is evicted from their home because they cannot pay the rent. Three of the kids emigrate to the USA, one becomes a nun and one dies, until only the farmer and his wife remain.
Description: The movie documents the trade union war of the workers of the Apollon printing house in Rome, occupied for a several months after the management decided to fire all the personnel and sell the land on which the factory was standing.
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