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Not In Our Name (2012)

Director: Hazuan Hashim & Phil Maxwell | Producer: Hazuan Hashim & Phil Maxwell
Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2009 | Story Teller’s Country: United Kingdom

Tags: Conflict, Culture, Europe, Politics, United Kingdom, War

Synopsis: Featuring veteran anti-war campaigner Tony Benn and peace campaigners from around the world, the film examines works by artists in response to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twelve artists provide a candid analysis of war through their work and take the viewer on a journey that celebrates humanity and the struggle for peace. Shot in 14 different countries including Iraq and the U.S.A., the film subtly contrasts the difference between destruction and creativity. Six years in the making, this truly independent production without any budget has been made possible through collaboration with other film-makers and a passion for peace and humanity.

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2018 in Documentary, Politics, War

 

The Real Rosie the Riveter Project

This archive of filmed oral histories was created by filmmakers Anne de Mare, Kirsten Kelly and Elizabeth Hemmerdinger under the guidance of the irreplaceable Dr. Michael Nash. The 48 women represented here provide a complex portrait of Rosie the Riveter, taking the viewer beyond the iconic “We Can Do It” poster girl and deep into the experiences real Rosies from diverse backgrounds, challenging the popular perception of women in American History. The filmmakers were inspired by the extraordinary women of The Real Rosie The Riveter Project to develop this material into an animated documentary project using new media technologies called The Girl With The Rivet Gun.

Directed by: Kirsten Kelly, Anne de Mare

http://dlib.nyu.edu/rosie/node/1029


 

 

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The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980)

The U.S. entry into World War II created an unprecedented demand for new workers. Thousands of posters and billboards appeared calling on women to “Do the Job He Left Behind.” Rosie the Riveter was born — the symbol of working women during World War II. The story is told by the women themselves, five former “Rosies,” who movingly recall their histories working in Detroit, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco during the war. Their testimony is interwoven with rare archival recruitment films, stills, posters, ads and music from the period, which contrast their experiences with the popular legend and mythology of Rosie the Riveter.

Directed by: Connie Field

 

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False Profits

This documentary film focuses on the global economic crisis, its impact on the working class and the responses by trade unions, government and big business in South Africa. Progressive and pro-worker in its critique, this film is stunning for telling such a similar story of collapse by big banks and capital, leading to massive unemployment and frustration by workers who remain angry today and are ready to consider serious alternatives to the current economic system

Directed by: Alternative Information Development Center & Workers World Media Production

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2014 in Documentary, Politics, War

 

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10 Years On: Afghanistan & Pakistan

This tightly focused documentary shows how after a decade of war, US attacks have spread the conflict across the border into Pakistan. This policy has contributed to many civilian deaths and deteriorating economic conditions. Pakistan is now a country increasingly dominated by corruption and violence, leaving workers and peasants to fight back with militant strikes and protests throughout the country. Afghans take to the streets to protest U.S occupation and the repression of women. On both sides of the border, their movements echo the same demands for economic and social justice heard from OWS here at home.

Directed by: Kathleen Foster

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2368523/

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2014 in Documentary, Politics, War

 

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Where Soldiers Come From

(Heather Courtney, 2011) A documentary that chronicles four years in the lives of childhood friends as they enter a faraway war.
http://www.wheresoldierscomefrom.com

 

Arsenal of Democracy: PBS Great Depression Series (1993)

PBS Great Depression Series, #7

Producer: WGBH, Boston

Narrator: Joe Morton

53 minutes

The seventh and final installment in the PBS Great Depression series, this film links the onset of World War II and the role of the United States as the primary producer of war materiel with the lingering struggles of the Great Depression. Blending oral history with photos from Dorothea Lange and others, archival films, and audio clips, “Arsenal of Democracy” details the persistent plight of the poor throughout the 1930s, especially for migrant workers, farmers, and the homeless who, despite the historical attention they received, often remained outside the public and political scope at that time. It also explores the social, cultural, and economic changes that the transition from peace to war wrought, such as the racism and discrimination that African Americans and Asians experienced during the 1930s and in hiring and job opportunities; the internment of Japanese Americans after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; the use of racist imagery in wartime propaganda; greater employment opportunities for women and African Americans in wartime production; California’s incredible growth due to massive outlays of federal spending; and the end of the Great Depression.