Mickey Almon is a sports star turned reporter covering the athletics in Moscow. Framed by the KGB and forced to confess that he was spying for America, he is sentenced to detention in a ... See full summary »
California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.
FINDING OSCAR is a feature length documentary about the search for justice in the devastating case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala. That search leads to the trail of two little boys ... See full summary »
A documentary film about the Soviet Gulag. An 89 year old Estonian Canadian returns to his former home to retrace a terrifying journey that began in 1941. Traveling by car from Tallinn ... See full summary »
Artists, Poets, Writers, Musicians, and Dissidents, Husbands and Wives, in the Marxist USSR GULAG camps of Barashevo and Vorkuta, suffer in and survive their Gulag death camps. It is a ultimately a spiritual struggle.
During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were ... See full summary »
The Jazz legends Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster on adventures in 1960s Copenhagen. Women, drugs and jazz music in full swing in a story from a bygone (jazz) era. There was both a geographic ... See full summary »
Two dissidents, fall in love in a Marxist USSR Gulag death camp. As their friends die, they commit to the seeming impossible, escape, but both must first answer their deepest moral ... See full summary »
This film needs to be seen by everyone in the world it is not enough to be told about it you need to see this. The Gulags were Stalin's labour camps in which all kinds of horrific things happened I know at my drama school we recreated one and it was one of the most incredible things I have ever done. The Gulags were like the Nazi's concentration camps only the prisoners were not simply killed but they were basically forced to work until they were close to death or killed. The majority of people in Gulags were 'convicted' (and I use that word in the loosest sense possible) of crimes such as stealing bread to feed their families or being a state traitor despite having not a clue of what they were supposed to have done. These people were then sent to Siberia to work. I can't describe it well enough in such a short space of time but watch this film it is a travesty that this has not been more widely acknowledged. If you get to this page read these books Man Is Wolf To Man by Janusz Bardach, Journey Into The Whirlwind by Eugenia Semenovna Ginzburg, A Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich and The Gulag Archipelago both by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Gulag by Anne Applebaum is good but its a really difficult read and very hard to get in to. but these books will open your eyes to things you could never imagine.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?