The Harmonists (Comedian Harmonists)

Harry and his friends form “The Harmonists”, a singing group in pre-war Germany 1927. Changes in the nation’s political tide force them to make decisions that will test their loyalty. When three of the six are disclosed as Jews, the group faces banning.

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Fool for Love

May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation is soon complicated when it turns out that they are half brother and sister involved in an incestuous relationship

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Belle and Sebastian

It all happened way up in the Alps, where the snow is pristine, where chamois and marmots frolic, where soaring peaks scrape the clouds. A solitary little boy meets a stray dog, and so begins a story of enduring friendship. The timeless tale tells the story of how Sebastian tamed Belle; the extraordinary adventures of a resourceful, adorable boy during the Second World War.

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Watermarks

Story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Vienna sports club Hakoah. Founded in 1909, the club grew into one of Europe’s biggest athletic organizations and its women’s swim team virtually dominated national competitions in the the 1930s. The club was eventually shut down during Hitler’s reign, though all the women managed to escape capture. It combines historical footage and contemporary interviews with seven of the club’s surviving members who re-unite for the first time at their old Vienna swimming pool..

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Waltz with Bashir

An animated motion picture based on events in the director’s own life, involving his attempts to both remember and verify his wartime experiences. After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal. At the end of the animated film is a very short segment of the film that shows live footage of war casualties.

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Unchained Memories Readings from the Slave Narratives

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930’s, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.

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Un Secret = A Secret

A young boy who has a vivid imagination dreams up a brother for himself and a better past for his family. On his 15th birthday he finds his dreams shattered when he uncovers a shocking secret that ties his family to the Holocaust.

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Food Chains

A powerful true story of one small group of workers overcoming corporate greed to end slavery and abuse in America’s fields.

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The Congress

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount Studios, her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions.

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Defiant Requiem

In the face of horrific living conditions, Jewish inmates of Terezin concentration camp–artists, musicians, poets and writers–fought back with art and music. Led by conductor Rafael Sch├Ąchter, they re-imagined a Catholic liturgical work, Verdi’s Requiem, as a condemnation of the Nazis. They performed for Nazi brass, singing what they dared not say. Six decades later, a new conductor and choir take Verdi’s Requiem back to Terezin to bring the story of Schachter’s artistic uprising back to life.

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