Tag Archives: Profit over people

Catch-22

Catch-22 (1970) Director: Mike Nichols Actors: Alan Arkin, Art Garfunkel, Richard Benjamin Runtime: 122 min This anti-war comedy of the absurd attempts to show the defeat of the rational mind in the face of the madness of war. A squadron of U.S. B-25 bombers is deployed on a small Mediterranean island near Italy. The commander […]

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 […]

Syriana

Syriana (2005) Director: Stephen Gaghan Actors: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright Runtime: 128 min A movie about the impact of the oil industry and petroleum politics on the Middle East, but also on world politics. Syriana is a term used by Washington think-tanks to describe a hypothetical re-shaping of the Middle East. The structure […]

Counter-Intelligence

Counter-Intelligence (2013) Director: Scott Noble Runtime: around 330 min Exceptional five-part documentary series which aims to show through in-depth analysis how the current world order, dominated by the USA as an imperial power, is maintained primarily by (public or concealed) organized violence of huge proportions and the threat of violence, destruction, torture and death of […]

Afrique 50

Afrique 50 (1950) Director: René Vautier Runtime: 17 min René Vautier went to West Africa to make a documentary for the French League of Schooling, but when he arrived there he was appalled by the colonial exploitation, brutal crimes of the French army and poverty people lived in. Although upon his return to the country, […]

The Promised Land

Ziemia obiecana (1975) Director: Andrzej Wajda Actors: Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak, Andrzej Seweryn Runtime: 138 min Three young friends, a Pole, a German, and a Jew, decide to join forces and open a textile factory. Due to lack of money, they have to cope in various ways, at any cost, using all the means and […]

Superpower

Superpower (2008) Director: Barbara-Anne Steegmuller Runtime: 119 min A documentary about U.S. foreign policy, the position of the USA in the World, the journey it made to arrive at global hegemony and the mechanisms by which this position is maintained. This film is full of information, not overcrowded, but very carefully crafted to successfully cover […]

Margin Call

Margin Call (2011) Director: J.C. Chandor Actors: Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci Runtime: 107 min At the beginning of the global economic crisis, a young analyst uses a computer simulation to predict the imminent fall of the market. The movie covers a period of 24h during which senior executives decide to sell all the […]

The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary (2011) Director: Bruce Robinson Actors: Johnny Depp Runtime: 120 min This movie was made as homage to Hunter S. Thompson, based on his semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. A young writer in search of work and inspiration arrives in Puerto Rico and begins working for the local newspaper. Condemned to write […]

The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine (2009) Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom Runtime: 82 min The economic doctrine that glorifies the free market and deregulation, widely known as the ideology of neoliberalism, is so devastating for the population that it is generally impossible to be carried out except in extraordinary situations. It was implemented for the first time […]