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Fev 11
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Louis Theroux spends time with a small and very committed subculture of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers. He discovers a group of people who consider it their religious and political obligation to populate some of the most sensitive and disputed areas of the West Bank, especially those with a spiritual significance dating back to the Bible.

 

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Nov 10
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Sixty years ago Israel established itself in the wake of the British Mandate of Palestine. For the Palestinians, expelled from their homes in the process, the Israeli War of Independence is still known as The Catastrophe (al-Nakba). Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East editor examines the events leading up to the conflict, the war itself and the lasting legacy for the Middle East.

 

(The Birth of Israel: English / Portuguese Subtitles)

 

 

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Mar 10
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"Jenin Jenin", a 54-minute documentary made by Palestinian filmmaker/actor Muhammad Bakri, features at the International Documentary Filmfestival (IDFA) in Amsterdam. This film is Bakri's most cutting statement yet. Bakri says that the film is about "human suffering as such - about a wounded soul, a demolished home, a felled tree, a picked flower, a broken heart."

 

Bakri films in Jenin refugee camp after the atrocities of April 2002. He records the testimonies of local residents, men, women and children. Bakri's movie provides residents permission to speak. As his previous production "1948", Bakri records testimonies of the Palestinian collective memory. Palestinians interviewed in "1948" describe the moments when they became refugees and lost everything: their homes, their land, their villages, and their dignity. They described the brutality in which they were deported, or the fear of massacre that made them and their families flee for their lives. It is sad to hear these testimonies and see their faces. Likewise, "Jenin Jenin" speaks for itself. Wounded human souls, people who have experienced devastation, talk about the hopes they once had, about the calamity they've suffered, about their home that was demolished.

 

(Jenin Jenin: In Arabic with English Subtitles)

 

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Jan 10
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Narrated by Colin Friels and produced by Chris Hilton, Afghanistan: Drugs, Guns and Money asks these difficult questions by following the journey of this years opium crops, tracing the drug trafficking routes heading north from Afghanistan through the nations of the Old Silk Road on its way to Europe. The film examines who are the winners and losers as the crop finds its way to market. The awesome beauty of the landscape provides a powerful backdrop for the treachery uncovered each step of the way. Like a cancer, the heroin trade has spread its tentacles through almost every level of society. In Afghanistan there is mass local addiction, local HIV epidemics, an unending cycle of violence and crime, and the corruption of state institutions.

 

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Dez 09
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Fallujah, The Hidden Massacre is a documentary film by Sigfrido Ranucci and Maurizio Torrealta which first aired on Italy's RAI state television network on November 8, 2005. The film documents the use of weapons that the documentary asserts are chemical weapons, particularly the use of incendiary bombs, and alleges indiscriminate use of violence against civilians and children by military forces of the United States of America in the city of Fallujah in Iraq during the Fallujah Offensive of November 2004.

 

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Ago 09
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Iran and the West is the name of a three part British documentary series shown in February 2009 on BBC Two to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The documentary looks at the relationship between Iran and the countries of the west and features interviews with politicians who have played significant roles in events involving Iran, Europe and the United States since 1979.

 

The series is produced by Norma Percy, whose previous series include The Death of Yugoslavia and Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace.

 

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                EPISODE 1 - The Man Who Changed the World

                EPISODE 2 - The Pariah State

                EPISODE 3 - Nuclear Confrontation

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09
Ago 09
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IRAN (is not the problem) is a feature length film responding to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the US and Iran, as happened before with the lead up to the invasion of Iraq.

 

We have heard that Iran is a nuclear menace in defiance of the international community, bent on "wiping Israel off the map", supporting terrorism, and unwilling to negotiate. This documentary disputes these claims as they are presented to us and puts them in the context of present and historical US imperialism and hypocrisy with respect to Iran.

 

It looks at the struggle for democracy inside Iran, the consequences of the current escalation and the potential US and/or Israeli attack, and suggests some alternatives to consider. (excerpt from the official website - iranisnottheproblem.org)

 

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Ago 09
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Filmed during 2001-2003, this documentary exposes the subjugation of ordinary Palestinians at Israeli checkpoints. It doesn't spend time discussing the historical context of the conflict. Instead, the intent is to show viewers, without much meddling by the voice of the filmmaker Yoav Shamir, the power dynamics enforced at the checkpoints that choke the infrastructure of Palestinian society.

 

The simplest of activities are made impossible by Israeli soldiers, who are documented in the film as sometimes denying Palestinians movement just because they can. Palestinian men, women, and children - healthy, frail, old, and young - are forced to wait in bitter thunderstorms, snow, and the heat to get to hospitals, schools, funerals, jobs, and their homes. (excerpt from the electronic intifada)

 

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Jul 09
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The War of Lebanon is a 15-part documentary produced exclusively by Al Jazeera SatelliteChannel and distributed worldwide by Sabbah Media Corporation. This 2-year project cost several hundred thousand dollars and entailed filming over 150 hours of interviews withthe major players in the events that took place in Lebanon between 1976 – 1990.

 

Over 200 tons of equipment were shipped and transported during filming. More than 20 people took part in the production. In addition to interviews, the program relied heavily on archive material, over 26 hours of film footage were viewed to provide the 6 hours used in the program. In addition, still photographs were purchased from international photo agencies such as Gamma, and from Lebanese newspapers.

 

Other historical materials in the program include declassified US State Department documents. Moreover, the program presents in the 1st two episodes the historical background of the major events that influenced the course of the 15-year war.

 

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The War Of Lebanon – Episode 01 – Baptism of Fire
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 02 – The Roots of Conflict
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 03 – Explosion
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 04 – Death of a Country
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 05 – Damascus Intervenes
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 06 – Fire and Embers
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 07 – Zahle And The Indian Summer
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 08 – Sharon Invades
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 09 – Occupation Of An Arab Capital
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 10 – The Massacre
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 11 – Defeat of a Superpower
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 12 – Chaos
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 13 – Damascus Returns
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 14 – The Storm
The War Of Lebanon – Episode 15 – The Accord to End War

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Jul 09
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Once Upon a Time in Iran is a road movie featuring pilgrims and presidents: a journey to the spiritual heartlands of the Iranian people and a tale of martyrdom that has helped define their view of aggressors and the outside world.

 

Directed by BAFTA award-winner Kevin Sim - this documentary follows pilgrims on a breathtaking spiritual journey through Iran and Iraq. It reveals how the murder of Husayn ibn Ali at the Battle of Karbala in 680 CE still shapes Iranian identity. The anniversary of his death is called Ashura and it is a day of mourning and religious observance for Shi'ah Muslims. The film follows a group of ordinary Iranians to the source of this tale - on pilgrimage to Kerbala. All the pilgrims travel to Iraq in the knowledge that increasingly in recent months these Shi'a shrines - and Shi'a pilgrims - have become targets of Iraqi Sunni attacks.

 

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29
Mai 09
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What happened to the billions of dollars of Iraqi reconstruction money entrusted to the American Coalition? In just fourteen months, the CPA burned its way through nearly $20 billion. But no-one can account for where it all went. Iraq’s infrastructure is worse than ever before. Operating theatres are flooded with sewage. New-born babies are dying for lack of basic equipment. In this shocking ‘Dispatches’ investigation, Iraqi doctor Ali Fadhil goes in search of the missing money. He uncovers a horrific story of fraud, incompetence and corruption.

 

 

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Mai 09
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Which Country in the Middle East has undeclared Nuclear Weapons? Which Country in the Middle East has undeclared biological and chemical capabilities? Which Country in the Middle East has no outside inspections? Which Country Jailed its Nuclear Whistleblower for 18 years?

 

Israel Secret Weapon is a documentary about the Secret Nuclear, Biological and Chemical weapons programmes that Israel is running.

 

Israel's Secret Weapon (2003) from Malandro (English) on Vimeo.


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