Part of Halas and Bachelor's unfinished "Know your Europeans" series by the late John Halas. The film takes an irreverent, funny and - at times downright bizarre look at German history.
This film is the direct answer to Britain's 1916 war documentary film "The Battle of the Somme" and features footage taken in the time of June to November 1916. This was the first film made under the BuFA (Bild- und Filmamt - Picture and Film Agency - precursor to the UFA) regime was a direct response to the British model. It was called "Bei unseren Helden an der Somme" and was first shown publicly in Berlin on 19 January 1917. For the first time a film was released bearing the explicit characterisation "amtlich-militärisch" - or "official military business". Never before had a film presenting pictures of actual battle been shown in Germany - this film was advertised of doing so. And never before had a propaganda film been given a festival premiere. A journalist reported: "One was invited to the first private performance preceding the public performances in one of the modern Berlin movie palaces.
The revolt of the people of a Sicilian village further to the Expedition of the Thousand which, in 1860, enables Garibaldi to liberate Sicily.
The film director, Bujar, is making a movie about the life and activity of Enver Hoxha. During the film, many retrospectives from the war times till the end of his life are given.
Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a weak and ineffective king - wasteful in his spending habits, unwise in his choise of chansellors, and detached from his country and its people. When he seizes the land of his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, both the commoners and the barons decide that their king has gone too far...
A fantastic martial artist and cat burglar puts his skills to use when he joins the Chinese resistance movement against the invading Japanese.
The film is a historic parable about the topicality of revolution. 1514. The peasants' uprising is over, Dózsa has been arrested. Werbőczy tries to get the imprisoned peasant leader deny the revolution and offers him the lives of his people in exchange.
ROM people are peculiar, and their identity is lost somewhere in between the past and their roaming through the land. From India to Egypt and from Sweden to Britain the Wandering Kings of the Road are a steady part of human geography, sometimes living slightly outside the law and social acceptance.
“Why does cinema need death, when it can’t show it?” The filmmaker’s monologue and the discourse of images meet
A recording of a play about the intangible impacts AIDS has on a community. This is a moving, beautifully photographed combination of theater and documentary that captures the incredible excitement of live theater and intensifies the power of the play's message.
Following Tennessee moonshiner Popcorn Sutton as produces what he swears will be the last of his product.
Compiled after 15 months filming and editing, this fast-moving, professional video documentary will give you a unique education on the inner teachings of Judaism and the Talmud. Through the television camera "The Other Israel" takes you where few Christian scholars have gone before.
A historical drama focusing on the days leading up to Albania's declaration of independence from the Ottoman Empire in November 1912.
Action takes place in Latvia in 1920-thies. Entrepreneurial Edgar Ceplis establish joint-stock company, to produce and export clay bricks. He attracts to project many investors in the hope of the promised huge profits. Soon Ceplis gets enamored to his office typist, but the business stays neglected, and it turns out that the selected clay is not valid for export bricks. While no one has learned, Ceplis quickly changes his plans and puts young officer in charge of company. A strory about the destructive human features: envy, greed, selfishness, cynicism, cruelty.
A group of college students develop an underground network that helps women get abortions in the pre-Roe vs. Wade Chicago.
The movie travels through the XX-th century by monitoring a steam-boiler. We see life, agricultural work and people at different times. We see history of Estonia. The language spoken is an old South Estonian dialect.