Manipulation

Pandora’s Box (1992) Director: Adam Curtis Runtime: 6 x 45 min A six-part documentary series dealing with the effects and irrational consequences of political and scientific rationalism. The focus of the story is how the engineers and scientists inappropriately interfered in economy and politics, while on the other hand, economists and politicians equally inappropriately interfered …

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The Constant Gardener (2005) Director: Fernando Meirelles Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz Runtime: 129 min A British diplomat tries to discover what is behind the murder of his beloved wife, an activist found dead in a remote area of Northern Kenya. As the yarn slowly unravels, it turns out that she was killed in an …

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Nuit et brouillard (1955) Director: Alain Resnais Runtime: 30 min Short and analytical documentary about Nazi concentration camps, primarily Auschwitz. It covers many aspects: the construction and setting up of the camps, hierarchy and the role of Kapos (inmates who become supervisors of other inmates), the exploitation of slave labor and prostitution, starvation, torture and …

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Racism: A History (TV mini-series 2007) Director: Paul Tickell Runtime: 3 x 59 min An excellent overview of the history of racism from its origins to the present day, through the development of colonialism, the abolition of slavery, imperialism, various racial theories, eugenics, monstrous exploitation and genocide around the world. Solid and informative.

Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum (1975) Directors: Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta Actors: Angela Winkler Runtime: 106 min After spending a night with a young man whom she met at a party the previous evening, the police breaks in looking for the boy, and arrests her instead. Although the police initially claim that this …

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The Devils (1971) Director: Ken Russell Actors: Oliver Reed, Vanessa Redgrave Runtime: 117 min Historical drama about the Urbain Grandier, a controversial Catholic priest from the 17th century who was tried for witchcraft, and sentenced for political reasons. Believe it or not, this movie is based on actual events. You can download this film or …

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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick Runtime: 167 min The nearly three-hour long documentary contains excerpts from over a hundred hours of video material of conversations and interviews with Noam Chomsky – linguist, anarchist, political thinker, theoretician and activist. The basic topic are the media as the ideological …

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