Reconstruction of the state’s massacre of Bolivian tin miners that took place on ‘The Night of San Juan’ in 1967 in an attempt to break the re-organization of the radical left. The film uses the miners themselves to act out the reconstruction.
Mourir à Madrid brings together several papers on the Spanish Civil War and integrates capturing different points of view, intended to represent the continuity of the suffering of the Spanish during the Franco regime. The death of Federico Garcia Lorca, Guernica, the defense of Madrid, the International Brigades, are some of the items comprised in this documentary.
Cited by many as the most “personal” effort of Swedish filmmaker Arne Sucksdorff, The Great Adventure is also one of his few films to tie together its magnificent images with a dramatic narrative. “Adventure” means “life” to Sucksdorff, and that life is experienced by a group of Swedish farm children, two of whom are played by the director’s own sons. The kids save a wild otter from a hunter, then attempt to tame the animal. When spring comes, the children realize without remorse that the otter will be happier roaming free in the wilderness.
Jean Benoit-Lévy’s silent documentary detailing chronologically Pasteur’s life, directed by Jean Epstein and based on a screenplay by Edmond Epardaud, with most of the story taken from “La Vie de Pasteur” by René Vallery Radot, adapted by Edmond Floury. Intertitles tell us of his discovery of microbes. Scenes filmed on location where he lived and reconstructed sets alternate between informational intertitles.
The life of the famed Mexican bullfighter Luis Procuna, from his boyhood through his training and the triumphs that followed as Procuna rose to the peak of his profession.
The Soviet General Vlasov remains one of the most intriguing, yet least known figures of World War II. In 1942, the German war machine had come to a halt near the Russian city of Leningrad. The Russian Second Assault Army, led by General Vlasov, fights itself to death in an effort to break the German siege. Their general is captured and later defects to the Germans. In ANGELS OF DEATH we experience the fate of General Vlasov’s army as we hear the personal accounts of those who died in the massacre through their poems, letters and photographs.
In the late Spring of 1970, nationwide protests against the war in Vietnam focused in the Wall Street area of New York City and ultimately in a major anti-war demonstration in Washington, D.C. A group of New York University film students documented the demonstrations as they happened in both cities. The extended final scene is a spontaneous conversation among Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Jay Cocks and Verna Bloom who, along with a large group of NYU students, found themselves frustrated and perplexed by the events and hopeful that the protests would result in change.
Everyday the children of the neighborhood known as “Tire Dié”, in the city of Santa Fe, wait for the train to ask for money, shouting “Tire dié!” (toss me a dime!) to the passengers. Considered the first survey-on-film in Latin America.