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Cry Freedom
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  2 Comments
Cry Freedom

1987, UK, Richard Attenborough
Story of the murder of black activist Steve Biko by South African police, and the uncovering of the story by journalist Donald Woods. Political cinema at its best.
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Cry, the Beloved Country
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Cry, the Beloved Country

1995, South Africa, Darrell Roodt
Based on Alan Patten’s classic novel this (the 1951 version) was the first entertainment feature film set against the backdrop of apartheid. Both films are well made and intensely moving.
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Mandela
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Mandela

1995, USA, Jo Mennel (documentary)
A full and inspiring account of Mandela’s life and struggle. A must see. Also check out the A&E documentary Biography — Nelson Mandela: Journey to Freedom.
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Crazy Horse
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Crazy Horse

1996, John Irvin (TV)
Gripping story of the great Indian war chief leading the Cheyenne and Sioux nations against Custer and the US army. A very satisfying film. Especially when Custer gets his. Listen to Johnny …

Spartacus
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Spartacus

1960, USA, Stanley Kubrick
A must see. George Orwell, in one of his newspaper columns, reflected on the fact that though the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome had rested entirely on slavery, in …

Casablanca
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Casablanca

1942, USA, Michael Curtiz
The ultimate WWII romance movie. Inspiring in parts, especially the defiant singing of the French national anthem in Ricks café. Yvonne a pretty French coquette, drinking with the Germans, and flirting with …

Charlotte Gray
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Charlotte Gray

2001, UK, Gillian Armstrong
The fictional story of a British agent in Nazi occupied France who works with the French resistance to rescue her lover, a missing RAF pilot. God, what crap. Especially when you know …

Carve Her Name With Pride
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Carve Her Name With Pride

1958, UK, Lewis Gilbert
Inspirational story of the allied spy Violette Szabo in Nazi occupied France. Standard story of wartime heroism and martyrdom, yet strangely moving because you know it really happened. Violette was captured by …

The Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai)
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The Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai)

1954, Japan, Akira Kurosawa
The ultimate lesson on why you must stand up to injustice and help others do so; also expect no thanks or rewards, just do it for the ing. I watch this film …

American Roots Music
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
American Roots Music

4 part documentary
2001, US, Jim Brown
200 years of music in America (some going back farther than that) is presented in this wonderful four-hour story that ties in the many peoples and sounds and styles. A …