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La Marseillaise
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
La Marseillaise

1938, France, Jean Renoir
Renoir’s epic filming of the French Revolution, beginning with the events of 1789 & leading up to the storming of the Bastille & the birth of the French republic.
For more details, see …

Hot Winds (Garam Hawa)
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Hot Winds (Garam Hawa)

1973, India, M.S. Satyu.
The story of a Muslim family during partition. Very poignant and insightful. Balraj Sahni is terrific.
For more details, see Garm Hava on The Internet Movie Database.

Battleship Potemkin
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Battleship Potemkin

1925, USSR, Sergei M. Eisenstein.
The classic film of the beginning of the Russian revolution.
For more details, see Bronenosets Potyomkin on The Internet Movie Database.

The Train
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The Train

1964, USA, John Frankenheimer.
The resistance saves French art treasures from the Nazis. Riveting action film. Nazi’s officer’s (Goering most of all) at least valued French art enough to want to steal it. The Chinese just …

Lion of the Desert
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Lion of the Desert

1981, Egypt, Moustapha Akkad.
True account of Bedouin resistance against Mussolini’s occupation force in Libya. Inspiring in parts. A favourite with some older Tibetans in Dharamshala.
For more details, see Lion of the Desert on The Internet …

John Adams
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John Adams

2008, USA, Tom Hooper.
Americans had their rangzen v. middle-path wrangle in 1775 and the first few parts of this HBO 7-part miniseries, depicts the great national debate at the 2nd Continental Congress at Philadelphia between …

Lawrence of Arabia
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Lawrence of Arabia

1962, USA, David Lean.
See movie for the story of the Arab revolt against the Turks. Cautionary tale about how your revolution could get sold out by those (Lawrence et al) professing to be your friend. …

Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri)
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Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri)

1966, Algeria/Italy, Gillo Pontecorvo.
The quintessential film study of a nationalist insurgency against colonial oppression.
For more details, see La battaglia di Algeri on The Internet Movie Database.

The White Rose (Die Weisse Rose)
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The White Rose (Die Weisse Rose)

1982, West Germany, Michael Verhoeven.
Academy Award winning film based on the true story of a group of students in Munich in 1942 who put their lives in danger by distributing leaflets telling the truth of …