(In a dark basement) Norma hears the faint voice of Everio and her own, from an Ampex vintage tape recorder. They have been talking incessantly, and *oftentimes the taped conversations coincide with their *chats. The only thing troubling Norma is that until that day, she and Everio had never met and the last she heard was Everio strangling her.
A detailed retrospective of an emblematic moment in Brazilian history, the abolition of slavery, presented from other perspective. Contrary to what was preached by textbooks and other aspects of official history for a long time, it was not merely the signature of Princess Elizabeth in the Golden Law on May 13, 1888, that freed the slaves, and neither was such a gift a gift or a step in the direction of mythological racial democracy.
Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy—these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. What began as a pacifist movement fueled by persuasion and prayer became a fiery and furious struggle that forever changed the nation. The Abolitionists takes place during some of the most violent and contentious decades in American history. It reveals how the movement shaped history by exposing the fatal flaw of a republic founded on liberty for some and bondage for others. In the face of personal risks—beating, imprisonment, even death—abolitionists held fast to their cause, laying the civil rights groundwork for the future and raising weighty constitutional and moral questions that are still with us today.
Hare carries bag of apples for 4 sonnies and lovely daughter. But along the way he gives all apples to forest dwellers leaving his children hungry.
A feature shot as a documentary, with minimal interference in the surrounding action. The resulting film is a truthful and innocent portrayal of the era with no imitations or conscious borrowings but with its own avant-garde experiments.
In 1988, the centenary of Abolition of Slavery in Brazil, Zózimo Bulbul made this powerful historical analysis of racial issues in his country. This documentary provides an in-depth look through extensive archival researching and interviews of key figures who were involved in preserving black culture. Aside from historical testimony, this epic documentary also points to the current relevance of facing the racism that still confronts the black population in Brazil.
A short film produced by the House Committee on Un-American Activities documenting demonstration and rioting during the San Francisco hearings.
Made in 1968, this is the only film by the writer, artist, poet, art critic Alain Jouffroy. This film constitutes a full scale attack against cult of art and its specialization, but also against authority figures and nation.
Joshua is burdened with a single task that will ultimately decide the worlds' fate.
The purpose of the film is to go beyond the notion of the body as a system of functions, symptoms and reflexes that try to delimit the whole body. The body, represented here with all its norms, confronted with itself in a space devoid of causal references, moves towards the abolition of its image and the springing of its inner source: it is the luminous nucleus of the human body.
Former Special Agent Tim Ballard has spent over a decade rescuing children from child sex tourism both domestically and overseas before he leaves, founds his own organization and begins saving the large majority of children that fell out of the purview of the US. This is the story about the lost children and the attempt to investigate and liberate them from around the world.
The struggle of Victor Schœlcher for the abolition of slavery in the French colonies.