On April 26 1937 the small Basque town of Guernica was bombed without warning by the German aviation. Two thousand people, all civilians, got killed. Like millions all over the world, Pablo... See full summary »
While filming the Olympics, a filmmaker encounters a Japanese girl. Manchurian born and French educated, she's an intriguing anomaly. He films her around Tokyo, as she speaks of Japan, being Japanese and her unique perspective on life.
Diego is one of the chiefs of the spanish Communist Party. He is travelling back to Paris (where he lives) from a mission in Madrid. He is arrested at the border for an identity check but ... See full summary »
This documentary tells the story of film director Aleksandr Medvedkin, throughout his life a sincere believer in communism, whose films were repeatedly banned in the Soviet Union. Modern ... See full summary »
Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's LE JOLI MAI (The Lovely Month of May) is a portrait of Paris and Parisians during May 1962;the first springtime of peace after the ceasefire with Algeria ... See full summary »
The narrator says in the opening sequence: "When men die, they become history. Once statues die, they become art. This botany of death is what we call culture." This documentary makes an excellent analysis of the cold cruelty by which colonialism and imperialism destroyed the original art of Africa. They first enslaved and destroyed the civilization that created these objects and was able to comprehend them, they recognized only aesthetic properties of these artefacts, as if they exist only to entertain colonizers, transformed them into exotic souvenirs and further degraded them by turning them into mass produced commodities made to be sold on bazaars. Due to the harsh criticism of colonialism, the film was censored and almost the entire second half of the movie was banned. The full original version was publicly screened in France in 1968, fifteen years after it was made.
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