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Description: Based on the royal and political happenings during the heyday of the Malacca Sultanate. A member of the Sultanate, Megat Datuk Seri Rama, successfully defeats a group of pirates, and rescues a local pretty girl in the process. The king, Sultan Mahmud, was delighted with his win for his kingdom and promotes Megat Datuk Seri Rama to Rear Admiral Datuk. This leads to resentment and jealousy from other member of the court, Bija Tun Ali, especially after Rear Admiral Megat Datuk Seri Rama marries the girl he rescued. Bija Tun Ali then leads a conspiracy vs him which ultimately leads to tragedy and upheaval in the kingdom. Written by mahajanssen
Description: The movie is a historic parable about the topicality of revolution. 1514. The peasants' uprising is over, Dózsa has been arrested. Werbőczy tries to receive the imprisoned peasant leader deny the revolution and offers him the lives of his folks in exchange.
Description: The royal summary court sentences Sallai Imre and Fürst Sándor to death on charges of attempting to uproot the state and the social order. The film, the storyline of which takes zone in 1932, enlarges the moment of delivering the death-sentence. Sallai, preparing for his death, envisions the folks and the happenings that have been decisive for his life.
Description: "Be Still" is an extraordinary movie that demonstrates contemplative prayer as a vital part of our daily lives and as a remedy for the ills of the frenzied, quick paced modern world. Featuring interviews with some of today's most highly respected authors, educators, and ministers, like Dr. Henry Cloud, Dallas Willard, Maximum Lucado, and Beth Moore, "Be Still" examines the importance of silent reflective prayer as a method to truly be launch to receiving God's guidance. This remarkable movie also details a helpful "how to" section that shows how contemplative prayer can be used by anyone at any time to better one's life and reaffirm that which is truly important.
Description: Romantic storyline set in Macau during the 1930s. Rich, Portuguese boy falls in love with poor, Chinese girl. Both families disown them and they start a life together. Rich boy actually has to work for a living and eats Chinese meal exclusively and the relationship gets stale.
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Description: 1780, a group of slaves flee from a sugar cane hacienda. As they are pursued by Don Manuel Aguirre, obsessed landowner who has fixed his eyes on Azu, the pretty slave with an ancestral destiny.
Description: Join critically-acclaimed creator and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and world-renowned theoretical physicist and creator Lawrence Krauss as they discuss biology, cosmology, religion, and a host of another topics.
Description: “Nude with Oranges” is a movie set during a civil revolt in the mid-19th century where Caribbean myths affect the lives of two characters – an indigenous boy enlisted in the Liberal Units and a mute white girl – who develop a mysterious url while seeking a fresh life.
Description: Maximilian was a righteous man, but a member of a fearsome guild of bandits. One day he encounters the destination: the witches of the moors advocate his ascension to the control of the band. From that moment, the boy was just what doubts assail, ambition, fear of betrayal and the oath of obedience to the will of the chief Durán, who gotta slay to take command.
Description: National-Socialist propaganda movie that serves to memorialize one of the early representatives of colonialism: the German philologist Carl Peters. He is, at the end of the 1900′s, a noted advocate of the establishment of a German colony. Without help from Germany, he struggles on his own acc vs the English in East Africa. Soon he is called Reichskommissar and promotes the expansion of a German colony. But Jewish and Social-Democrat enemies order him back to Germany and force him to resign.
Description: Filmed in Israel and Spain, the four-hour made-for-TV film "The Storyline of David" stars Timothy Bottoms as the Biblical king. The "David and Goliath" legend is presented as credibly as possible, while David's soon disastrous romance with Bathsheba (Jane Seymour) is handled with taste and decorum. Also in the cast are Anthony Quayle as Lord Saul, and Terence Hardiman as Bathsheba's unfortunate fighter husband Uriah.
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Description: SHADOWS FROM MY PAST interweaves the tragic fate of one Austrian Jewish Family from Vienna. Letters written from 1939 - 1941 as they were trying to save their kids and every another reverberate to today. SHADOWS details many face-to-face, unrehearsed interviews with contemporary Austrians and near past contemporary interviews including Simon Wiesenthal, Kurt Waldheim, President Heinz Fischer, Theodore Bikel, Jorg Haider, survivors and many others. SHADOWS interweaves the memories of Gita Kaufman's family with Austria's show perceptions with Austria's show perceptions of its role in the persecution and deportation of Jews during Globe Fight II. SHADOWS underlines the need for Holocaust memory preservation, tolerance education, and serves as a warning for today.
Description: This movie says the storyline of three defeats: Berlusconi’s political and human conquer in his “twilight”, the one of Ciccio Mirra, Berlusconi’s unconditional supporter, deeply rooted in an ancient culture that dies hard, and the director’s artistic conquer in an Italy that recognised itself in this “Berlusconian culture” for a long time, and probably still does.
Description: Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to flee to America, where he becomes involved in the happenings leading to the American Revolution.
Description: Most 72 is the very first movie essay directed and produced by The Markerists and the inaugural installment in the series 'Most'. The footage and the audio were recorded in a single day on June 17th, 2013 on zone in Auschwitz-Birkenau with post-production being finished within 72 hours. Surbhi Goel, a professor of cultural studies from India on her first trip outside of her homeland, recorded extemporaneous impressions as she walked the grounds of the death camp with the filmmakers. These were soon used as the voice-over narration. The project serves as the template in which future Markerists movie essays will be produced--shot and recorded on zone and finished instantly afterwards, staying relevant in this age of immediate global communication.
Description: A short made for TV with director Peter Greenaway discussing the dazzling 3.5 minute opening sequence from his film, 'Prospero's Books'. As Prospero (John Gielgud) walks through his library, Greenaway comments on the historical, mythological, biblical & fictional characters occupying the library.
Description: On February 1, 1960, four college students changed American history. Ezell Blair, Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil began a sit-in at a white only lunch counter in Greensboro. This act of bravery is noted as one of the vital moments in the American Civil Rights Movement. Offering a portrait of how four young boys whose courage at led another non-violent protests through the '60s.
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Students of Uncle Sam's doings in Latin America from the overthrow of Allende or earlier will search tiny fresh in Pilger's first large screen documentary. But its message needs to repeated again and again and as widely as possible: that "freedom" and "democracy" loving US regimes have stolen or overridden the rights of the terrible in each part of the world, perhaps most of all in the "back yard". I saw the film in a white liberal middle class district of London where the normally reticent audience gave it a round of applause. Preaching to the converted maybe. It needs to be shown as widely as possible. Viva Pilger!
John Pilger has won high accolades for journalism (Journalist of the Year, twice) and award-winning tv documentaries. But some folks will still ignore him because he is too 'New Statesman'. He utters unpopular views. He backs them up with evidence. But that can leave you feeling uncomfortable. His fresh movie does that in spades. Over South America.This fresh documentary is his first major movie for the cinema.When I personally have travelled in South America, I marvelled at how primary facts about Western foreign policy's role in destabilising 'unfriendly' governments is normal knowledge. From store workers to academics. Far more than in Britain. Here, most folks are actually probably aware that the CIA toppled the democratically elected President Allende of Chile. That they were responsible for the succession of the tyrant Pinochet. Those with slightly longer memories probably recall the scandal over Nicaragua when the USA backed the wrong side. Again, vs a democratically elected government. To live with ourselves (and our governments) we tend to think these were just mistakes of the past. The reality is that the truth, in those cases, couldn't be suppressed easily. The reality is that related happenings are continuing. As policy.Suppressing truth is everytime a sensitive issue. Many years ago, when I came out of the Singapore Fight Museum, there were Japanese visitors with tears in their eyes. It was the first time they had been confronted with the horrors that their government had committed during WWII. Another countries frequently feel mad that Japan does not retell more of its fight crimes in standard school books. It is simply easier, in most cases, not to. Pilger's movie is about crimes vs democracy that it is 'easier' to ignore. The culprit being a country that almost invented the word. The United States of America.Interviews are conducted with renegade CIA agents like Philip Agee, but also with Duane Clarridge, former head of CIA operations in South America. Clarridge openly defends America's right to do what they wish anywhere in the globe and to anyone, regardless of their innocence - as long as it's in America's national interest. 'Like it or lump it,' he says. A harrowing interview details an American nun, Dianna Ortiz. Ortiz reveals how she was tortured and gang raped in the late 80s by a group led by a fellow American clearly in league with a US-backed regime. Ortiz asks whether the American folks are aware of the role their country plays in subverting innocent nations under the guise of a 'war on terror'. CIA boy and Watergate conspirator Howard Hunt describes how he and others overthrew a previously democratically elected government. Hunt even mentions how he organised "a tiny harmless bombing".More controversially, Pilger details extensive footage with Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez. This is a boy demonised by President Bush, but one about whom the facts are harder to determine. That he has used much of his country's vast oil wealth to benefit the terrible is largely accepted, give or take some details. But that he has taken steps to concentrate power in himself arouses sterner debate. Fight on Democracy, uniquely, shows us the country from the inside. Many of the conditions are reminiscent of Allende's Chile. The power of the media seems unabated and is fiercely anti-government. But we see how it is owned by the rich half of the class divide. When the military test to unseat Chavez, thousands of folks come out of the slums to protest until he is returned to power. These are folks who had no voice before Chavez and they are devoted to him as passionately. Just as the wealthy classes are opposed to him. Given the forces he is up against, the assumption of power (and from a democratically elected base) seems more understandable. We recall how Allende, even with famous support, was brought down. Chavez looks like a tougher nut.Pilger's attitude towards Chavez is friendly, although he does ask him about the poverty that remains, in spite of the vast oil wealth. Should his interview have been more balanced without testing into the hands of those fabricating the lies he is trying to expose? Pilger also travels to America and uses undercover filming. The 'School of Americas' in Georgia is where Pinochet's torture teams were trained, together with death teams in another Latin American countries. The wide-ranging testimony is unsettling.Pilger's extensive travels in Latin America, in depth interviews, documentation and movie archives obtained under US freedom of information, evidence corroborated by folks in opposing camps, his own calm sincerity - they all paint a cohesive portrait of USA attacks on democracy.The main fault I found with the Fight on Democracy was not any lack of balance. Pilger argues his situation quite methodically and convincingly and gives critics ample right of reply. He is not a soundbite merchant, parading flashy quotes in Michael Moore fashion. But the difficulty - and one Moore did overcome - is that Pilger's years of experience on the tiny screen has not translated effectively to cinema. The timing is probably right - what with the re-examinations of 9/11 and criticisms of US privacy actually being acceptable subject of discussion. Horrors of Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib quickly come to mind. But it still feels like a tv programme, even if it is many notches above Panorama or Dispatches.Overall, The Fight on Democracy is an perfect primer on US destabilisation and anti-democracy measures in Latin America. To civil rights enthusiasts and Amnesty International supporters, much of it will be nothing new. But it is said with piercing insight and no sense of private axes-to-grind. Previous movies by John Pilger have done much good. $40 million was raised unsolicited by his movie on Cambodia (Cambodia Year Zero) which to support the thousands of orphaned kids there. The aim of this movie is simply to increase awareness.
I'm dual nationality US & UK, I've spent half my life across every nation and have everytime been far prouder of my American heritage but by that I mean the country, it's folks but not it's government.Let me clarify, the British government is atrocious and highly corrupt but the leaders over the pond have taken it to the next lvl ever since their creation.This wonderful piece by British journalist John Pilger is about Americas direct influence into Latin American countries such as Chile and Venezuala and the atrocities they have caused to better their own interests.Heartbreaking, strong and eye opening if you aren't aware of the steps the US go to further their economy this is essential viewing.The USA for anyone with any awareness is the proverbial man who cried wolf. They manipulate their folks using the media to such an extent with their lies that each time a fresh storyline comes out you do have to question it.They've been lying about the middle east for decades and still are. At time of writing how much of what we are said about North Korea is true? And how much is to sway public opinion to their own private agendas?The Good: Professionaly made Nice interview segments Essential viewingThe Bad: Doesn't create for the easiest watch Things I Learnt From This Movie: The US has attempted to overthrow 50 governments, more than I had originally believed
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