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Back to the Fatherland

This is the story of young people leaving their home country to try their luck elsewhere...but the young people here are moving from Israel to Germany and Austria - countries where their families were persecuted and killed.

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Dateline-Saigon

The story of five young journalists whose courageous reporting during the early years of the Vietnam War in the face of fierce opposition - and worse - from government is uncannily relevant to challenges journalists face today.

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Eye of Vichy, The

A Film by Claude Chabrol (Madame Bovary). Using rarely seen Nazi and Vichy propaganda newsreels and footage, Chabrol creates a masterful look at the Nazi occupation of France during World War II.

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Fidel

A unique look at one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time through exclusive interviews with Castro himself, Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte, Nelson Mandela, and many more.

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Führer Cult and Megalomania

By early in the 20th century Nuremberg was regarded as the most anti-Semitic city in Europe. By 1929 Hitler had decided to make it the "City of the Party Rallies" and a symbol representing the greatness of the German Empire.

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Garbo: The Spy

"Ingenious and engrossing" (Roger Ebert), this documentary thriller tells the tale of self-made counterspy Juan Pujol García, the only person to have been decorated by both the Allies and the Axis for service during World War II.

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German Doctor, The

Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor meets an Argentinean family who welcomes him into their home and entrusts their daughter to his care, not knowing that they are harboring Josef Mengele, one of WWII's most heinous Nazi war criminals.

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Graves Without a Name

In this profoundly moving follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film The Missing Picture, Rithy Panh continues his personal and spiritual exploration of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge era.

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Hamsun

In this epic story of love and treason, Max von Sydow (The Exorcist, Minority Report, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Seventh Seal) gives a towering performance as Knut Hamsun, Norway’s controversial Nobel Laureate who embraced Hitler.

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Heinrich Himmler: Anatomy of a Mass Murderer

Born into a bourgeois family, Heinrich Himmler became the driving force behind the indescribable crimes of the Nazi regime. Using rare archival materials, this film biography shows how – and why – Himmler became a “monster of history.”

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I, The Worst of All

In 17th century Mexico, the brilliant and beautiful poet Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz (Assumpta Serna) enters a convent, and the local vicereine (Dominique Sanda) becomes her protectress and erotic muse.

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Mademoiselle Paradis

The true story of Maria Paradis, a gifted pianist and friend of Mozart who lost her eyesight as a child but unexpectedly regains it as a young adult. But this miracle comes at a price.

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Men at Lunch

Part homage, part investigation, Men at Lunch tells the story of "Lunch atop a Skyscraper," the iconic photograph taken during the construction of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, and the unprecedented race to the sky and the workers that built New York.

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Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero

In El Salvador in the late Seventies, Monseñor Óscar Romero was the voice of the poor, the disenfranchised, and the Disappeared – all struggling under the corrupt Salvadoran government.

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Myth of a Colorblind France

A documentary that explores the lives of renowned Black artists who emigrated to Paris to liberate themselves from the racism of the United States, including Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, Richard Wright and Augusta Savage.

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Nana

Directed by her 25 year old granddaughter, NANA is the story of Auschwitz survivor Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant, who spent her life fighting intolerance.

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Night of Broken Glass, The

After seizing power, the Nazis began their crusade against Jews with discriminatory laws and the looting of property; they turned to violence openly in what has come to be known as Kristallnacht: the night of broken glass.

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Reich Underground, The

Long forgotten after the victorious American Army sealed them off from intruders, the sprawling underground labyrinths built by the Nazis to house armament factories are reopened for the first time in decades by a team of experts.

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Shusenjo: Comfort Women and Japan's War on History

During World War II the Japanese Imperial Army enslaved an estimated tens of thousands of women in military brothels. Now, there is a movement in Japan - supported by some Americans - to challenge and deny this shameful history.

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Siege of Leningrad, The

In 1941, Hitler ordered the German Army to invade Russia. But Leningrad - the cradle of the Bolshevik Revolution - did not fall quickly. Instead it resisted. It is a breathtaking story both of heroism and mankind's failings.

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Silent Waters

Set in Pakistan in 1979, Silent Waters begins as a bucolic story about a woman and her son, complete with a wedding celebration worthy of Bollywood, but then transforms into an eloquent tale of identity, belonging, faith and radicalism.

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Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

This powerful film tells the story of the Austrian writer and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942. Zweig was one of the most famous writers of his time, but as a Jewish intellectual he struggled to find the right stance towards Nazi Germany.

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Top Secret Trial of the Third Reich, The

Through authentic footage of the 1944 trial of the men who conspired to assassinate the Führer, this astonishing film details the various attempts to assassinate Hitler and sheds light on the anti-Nazi resistance.

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Your Unknown Brother

This landmark film exploring the role of the individual in confronting anti-fascism was invited to the Cannes Film Festival, but ironically, was withdrawn by the East German authorities.