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The question of domestic slavery in our globalized world, while emphasizing those women's determination, sisterhood and the strategies they find to face the obstacles that awaits them in the near future.
On the night of September 26, 2014, a convoy of students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College was disappeared by a drug cartel-afflicted Guerrero state. Weiwei portrays the human impact in the families by this event.
The strange case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia, who rocketed to prosperity and prominence in the 1990s, served a decade in prison, and became an unlikely martyr for the anti-Putin movement.
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Sicilian Letizia Battaglia began a lifelong battle with the Mafia when she first pointed her camera at a brutally slain victim. Documenting the Cosa Nostra's barbaric rule, she bore unflinching witness to their crimes. Her photographs, art, and bravery helped bring an end to a shocking reign of slaughter.Written by
Bored with the constant tripe, recycled movies and average trash being pumped out at present, so I decided to turn to documentaries.
This is an absolute gem. I loved how it was put together. Never a dull moment. A little bit of an emotional rollercoaster too. This is a must see for anyone who enjoys good, interesting and compelling stories. Also anyone interested in history. Especially Sicilian mafia history.
Everyone knows something about the Sicilian Mafia (Cosa Nostra), right? But many don't know the true horrors that went on under their rule for centuries and the endless murders/executions. This film only skims the surface of some of the horrors that took place from around the 70's onwards under the Corleonesi Mafia clan.
Photojournalist Letizia Battaglia's story intertwined with the Corleonesi mafia was really well done in my opinion. It's a fantastic piece of filmmaking and had me glued. Her photography is amazing and also disturbing. Much of it she is not proud of and some photos she doesn't even remember taking. She has never had an easy life but has no regrets, it seems.
I could have watched another straight hour or two of this but I believe the story is well presented/edited in the time shown. It has opened my eyes to the director Kim Longinotto and I'd love to see more of her work.
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