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The Accidental Hero: Oskar Schindler
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directed by David Haggie; produced by David Haggie and Anna Laura Malago, CTVC and British Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999, originally published 1997), 31 mins
This documentary on Oskar Schindler, the wartime rescuer of 1200 Jews, grapples with the moral ambiguity of a flawed hero. Schindler had joined the Nazi party early on and sympathized with their expansionist views. Personally, he was a gambler, adventurer, womanizer and drinker. How does such a person become the m...
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directed by David Haggie; produced by David Haggie and Anna Laura Malago, CTVC and British Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999, originally published 1997), 31 mins
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Brazil: An Inconvenient History
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directed by Phil Grabsky; produced by Seventh Art Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001, originally published 2000), 47 mins
While everyone knows of the history of slavery in the USA, few people realize that Brazil was actually the largest participant in the slave trade. Forty percent of all slaves that survived the Atlantic crossing were destined for Brazil, while only 4% were sent to the U.S. At one time half of the population of Braz...
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directed by Phil Grabsky; produced by Seventh Art Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001, originally published 2000), 47 mins
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Charles DeGaulle: A Profile
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directed by Greg Barker, fl. 1996-2016; produced by Greg Barker, fl. 1996-2016, Reuters Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997, originally published 1996), 27 mins
In June 1940, a junior general in the French army escaped to London determined to save France after its surrender to the Germans. Charles De Gaulle became the leader of the Free French, and the embodiment of their hope for the future. Arrogant and abrasive, through sheer force of will he asserted France's position...
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directed by Greg Barker, fl. 1996-2016; produced by Greg Barker, fl. 1996-2016, Reuters Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997, originally published 1996), 27 mins
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China: One Child Policy
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produced by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 23 mins
In 1980, the Communist Government of China instituted a policy of one child per family as a means of curtailing population growth. Now, the success or failure of this highly controversial social experiment can be assessed. In this comprehensive report, correspondent John Taylor journeyed from the high rise flats o...
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produced by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 23 mins
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Choosing Exile
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directed by Marc Radomsky; produced by Marc Radomsky (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 56 mins
Filmmaker Marc Radomsky is third generation South African. His grandfather emigrated from Lithuania to escape pogroms. The family established their roots in Johannesburg and prospered. However Marc and his wife see that growing lawlessness and crime in post-Apartheid South Africa has driven the white community int...
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directed by Marc Radomsky; produced by Marc Radomsky (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 56 mins
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Concert Yiddish Soul
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directed by Turi Finocchiaro and Nathalie Rossetti (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 44 mins
Lovers of Klezmer and Yiddish music are treated to performances by vocalists Chava Alberstein, Myriam Fuks, Shura Lipovsky, Karsten Troyke, the KlezRoym ensemble and a host of talented accompanists. Playing to a packed house in Brussels in 2005, their mournful and ecstatic tunes continue to evoke a rich tapestry o...
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directed by Turi Finocchiaro and Nathalie Rossetti (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 44 mins
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De Stand Van De Zon = The Eye of the Day
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directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich, 1959-; produced by Hetty Naaykens, 1905-1980 and Leonard Retel Helmrich, 1959- (Netherlands: Scarabeefilms, 2001), 1 hour 34 mins
After a reign of thirty-two years, President Suharto of Indonesia was forced to resign as a result of a raging crisis. That happened in 1998. It was the beginning of a turbulent period that is called the REFORMASI in Indonesia. Since then, the ongoing political changes in Indonesia have been accompanied by uprisin...
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directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich, 1959-; produced by Hetty Naaykens, 1905-1980 and Leonard Retel Helmrich, 1959- (Netherlands: Scarabeefilms, 2001), 1 hour 34 mins
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Drancy: A Concentration Camp in Paris, 1941-1944
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directed by Stephen Trombley; produced by Bruce Eadie, Worldview Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996, originally published 1994), 54 mins
Drancy: A Concentration Camp in Paris, 1941-1944 is a startling new film which examines in detail how the French authorities arrested and interned more than 74,000 Jews before sending them to Auschwitz. Only 2,500 survived. Drancy explores the structure of the Holocaust in France: how the Nazis brought the French...
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directed by Stephen Trombley; produced by Bruce Eadie, Worldview Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996, originally published 1994), 54 mins
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Emil and Fifi
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directed by Brett J. Love, 1962-2003; produced by Brett J. Love, 1962-2003 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991, originally published 1990), 50 mins
The award winning film tells the history through the force and emotion of a personal story. It is the engaging portrait of Emil Synek, the filmmaker's grandfather, who was a revered playwright, journalist and politician in Czechoslovakia during the era of the Second World War and the Communist takeover. When he wa...
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directed by Brett J. Love, 1962-2003; produced by Brett J. Love, 1962-2003 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991, originally published 1990), 50 mins
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Fading Traces
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directed by Walo Deuber; produced by Rose Marie Schneider, Doc Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001, originally published 1998), 1 hour 7 mins
The western Ukraine was once home to the largest Jewish community that ever existed. Five million Jews living there had a rich culture, with Jewish music abounding and a thriving Yiddish theater. All this disappeared with the German invasion of Russia in 1941 and the tragic events of the Holocaust. Fading Traces a...
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directed by Walo Deuber; produced by Rose Marie Schneider, Doc Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001, originally published 1998), 1 hour 7 mins
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