Category Based on actual events

Medium Cool

Medium Cool (1969) Director: Haskell Wexler Actors: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz Runtime: 111 min A realistic movie centered around a TV cameraman and his relationship with a single working class mother, made in the social atmosphere of a mass political awakening and loss of trust in the legitimacy of the system. The focus […]

Grave of the Fireflies

Hotaru no haka (1988) Director: Isao Takahata Runtime: 89 min A tragic story of two Japanese children left on their own in the midst od World War II. In the spring of 1945 U.S. bombers dropped napalm on Kobe, at the time the sixth-largest city in Japan with about one million inhabitants. The firestorm that […]

Chronicle of the Years of Fire

Chronique des Années de Braise (1975) Director: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina Actors: Yorgo Voyagis, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Leila Shenna Runtime: 177 min It is very rare to see colonialism depicted from the perspective of the enslaved. In this great Algerian movie, director Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina succeeded in showing the essence of colonial rule and many aspects of resistance to […]

Shake Hands with the Devil

Shake Hands with the Devil (2007) Director: Roger Spottiswoode Actors: Roy Dupuis, Owen Sejake, James Gallanders Runtime: 112 min General Roméo Dallaire was the Force Commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Rwanda (UNAMIR) in the moment when, at the beginning of April 1994, the Rwandan army and paramilitary forces of the ruling party MRND […]

Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday (2002) Director: Paul Greengrass Actors: James Nesbitt, Allan Gildea, Tim Pigott-Smith Runtime: 107 min Bloody Sunday, also known as the Bogside Massacre, was an incident on 30 January 1972 in a neighborhood in Derry, the second largest city of Northern Ireland. British soldiers opened fire on a protest march of the Northern Ireland […]

The Professor

Il Camorrista (1986) Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Actors: Ben Gazzara, Laura del Sol, Leo Gullotta Runtime: 164 min Outstanding movie about the Mafia in southern Italy at the end of the 1970s. In the beginning of the movie, the authors say they hope that viewers will strengthen their belief in the necessity of the state and […]

Stonewall

Stonewall (1995) Director: Nigel Finch Actors: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis Runtime: 99 min In the early morning hours of 28 June 1969 in front of the New York bar Stonewall there was a violent confrontation between police and a large number of gays, lesbians, transvestites… This movie follows a young gay who just […]

Rebellion in Patagonia

La Patagonia rebelde (1974) Director: Héctor Olivera Actors: Héctor Alterio, Luis Brandoni, José Soriano Runtime: 110 min Rebellion in Patagonia is a name given to the turmoil during 1920 and 1921 in the province of Santa Cruz in Patagonia, a region at the southern tip of South America. The export price of wool and other […]

The Strawberry Statement

The Strawberry Statement (1970) Director: Stuart Hagmann Actors: Bruce Davison, Kim Darby, Bud Cort Runtime: 109 min Students are rebelling against the war in Vietnam, against co-operation of their university with corporations from the military-industrial complex, but also against the university’s appropriation of a playground in the poor African-American neighbourhood. The protesting students decide to […]

Wasted Youth

Wasted Youth (2011) Directors: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel Actors: Haris Markou, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Arthouros Kiviliov Runtime: 122 min Two parallel stories are developed in the course of one day in the streets of Athens, capital of Greece, which is deeply shaken by the world financial crisis and the economic collapse of the country that can […]