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Czech Republic , 2013 , 83 min. In 1969, Jan Palach saw the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia as a huge problem, so much so that he set himself on fire in protest. This dynamic three-part miniseries from politically driven Academy Award nominee Agnieszka Holland chronicles the catalytic drama of his sacrifice...
Germany , 2012 , 118 min. This gripping two-part epic, eight years in the making for German television, follows five young men and women through the tribulations of World War II. The once fun-loving, close-knit group will come to face not only unspeakable atrocities but their own role therein...
Canada , 2013 , 7 min. The music of Shostakovich provides the backdrop for this stunningly powerful animated look of the horror of war...
Here Was Cuba
Ireland , 2013 , 75 min. The world was almost annihilated in October 1962. This is not science fiction but the Cuban Missile Crisis, a history lesson that should not be forgotten because more countries today have these bombs and “there is no room for error with a nuclear weapon.”...
House with a Turret
Russia , 2012 , 80 min. Eva Neymann’s richly textured piece of old-school humanist art cinema builds its World War II-era narrative and visual perspective around a resourceful boy who must navigate an urban space as his mother lies dying.
Yekaterina Golubeva co-stars in her final film role...
The Kill Team
USA , 2013 , 79 min. Dan Krauss directs this doc about Spc. Adam Winfield, a soldier in Afghanistan whose platoon called itself “The Kill Team.” Members of intentionally killed civilians and planted evidence, but when he threatens to out their crimes, Winfield is charged with premeditated murder...
No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka
United Kingdom , 2013 , 93 min. Nobel-nominated filmmaker Callum Macrae documents the Sri Lankan government’s war crimes against its own people in 2009. Officials deny killing some 70,000 civilians; this film raises awareness in the international community, which must ensure the guilty are held responsible...
Vital Voices: Hawa Abdi
USA , 2013 , 4 min. A delightful animated documentary about the life of Somalia’s first female gynecologist...
Where Is My Home?
USA , 2013 , 9 min. Award-winning animated telling of Vera Gissing’s escape from Czechoslovakia in the early years of WWII...
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