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Strip
An unglamorous look at life on and backstage at a striptease club in London's Soho.
Raja Edepus
A theatre production. In the summer of 2006 an adaption of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex was performed at the Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar, Indonesia. This film captures the full transformation of the classical drama into a Balinese-styled stage production.
DH Lawrence in Taos
In the late 1920s, writer D.H.Lawrence settled in Taos, New Mexico, where he lived on a mountain ranch. This was the happiest period of his life, even though three women were fighting over him. This struggle continued even after his…
Anatomy of Violence - Dialectics of Liberation and the Demystification of Violence
The meeting in London of the Symposium on the Dialectics of Liberation and the Demystification of Violence, organized by R.D.Laing, with Allen Ginsberg, Paul Sweezey, Paul Goodman, Herbert Marcuse, Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm X, etc. An important record of the spectrum…
Life of Lenin
A Russian biography of the Communist leader in Russia's turbulent history.
In Darkest Hollywood
Almost from the beginning of cinema, filmmakers have looked at the continent of Africa with a mixture of fear and fascination, prejudice and contempt. South Africa, with its fabulous mineral wealth, exotic locations, and white settlers, attracted scores of movie…
South Africa: The Apartheid Years - Generations of Resistance
From the moment that white colonizers stepped onto the shore of Southern Africa, there was black resistance. This resistance continued unabated until apartheid was defeated. But the story of this resistance was suppressed and distorted because whites controlled the history…
South Africa: The Apartheid Years - The White Laager
In their quest for land in Southern Africa, the Boer people fought off the African inhabitants of the land they were invading from a circle of covered wagons, a laager.Long after they had won their battles, they still considered themselves…
Chelsea Bridge Boys
A look at a London motorcycle gang in the mid 'Sixties. London motorcycle gang- "Rockers" - 1964
Jamaica
An overview of the island nation of Jamaica in 1964.
The Dixie Mission
What happened to the Foreign Service officers who appear in MISSION TO YENAN, and who reported favourably on co-operation with the Chinese Communists in the war against Japan, and how they were blacklisted.
Alan Paton's Beloved Country
Alan Paton - teacher, author, politician - was one of South Africa's most remarkable sons. This documentary reveals the man and the complex relationship he had with his country. Repelled by the racism he saw all around him in his…
Nelson Mandela - Prisoner to President
This is the story of the life of the pre-eminent figures of the twentieth century, Nelson Mandela, up until his release after 27 years of prison. It takes us from boyhood with roots firmly embedded in the soil of Africa,…
This Bloody, Blundering Business
An incisive and humorous satire on American foreign policy, THIS BLOODY BLUNDERING BUSINESS traces the history of American intervention in the Philippines following the Spanish-American War. A silent movie format with lively ragtime piano music is combined with a dramatically…
Song of Africa
A fantasy tale about a young Zulu who leaves his village to go to the city, falls in love with the new music he hears there, and returns home to form a Zulu jazz band. The South African production and…
America Against Itself
Student revolt Politics Americana. What happened at the Democratic convention in Chicago, 1968. The story of the events surrounding the Democratic convention in Chicago, 1968.
South Africa: The Apartheid Years - Winnie Mandela
During the more than a quarter of a century that her husband spent in jail, Winnie Mandela was persecuted by the white authorities, first to put pressure on her husband, and then because she developed as a leader in her…
Mission to Yenan, 1944
Story of the wartime mission to the Chinese Communists in their headquarters, made in 1944 by OSS, but suppressed and never shown. Shot by OSS operatives behind enemy lines in wartime China, this story of the visit to Chinese Communist…
Social Gospel and the Public Good
Intersecting lives of two prairie politicians, JS Woodsworth and William Aberhart.
Counterpoint: The U-2 Story
Story of two spies on different sides of the Iron Curtain. The story behind the U-2 incident, which perpetuated the Cold War. The 1960 U-2 incident, told through the story of spies on different sides of the Iron Curtain, one…