Military & Soldiers

  • 51 min.

    Broken Dreams

    Suzanne van Leendert, 2014

    Filmmaker Suzanne van Leendert made a great documentary about the lifetime story of the Dakota airplanes. The first planes were built during WWII, where mainly American women assembled the airplanes in US factories.

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  • 55 min.

    Closed District

    Pierre Yves-Vandeweerd, 2005

    In 1996 filmmaker Pierre Yves-Vandeweerd travelled to the village of Mankien in South Sudan to film the civil war that was raging on in that area for decades. The town always had a strategic position.

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  • 49 min.

    Hijacking the Arab Spring

    Redouani, Kamal, 2012

    For decades, the Muslim Brotherhood was an outlawed organization, marginalized and persecuted. Today, along with the Salafists and other Muslim groups, they are the principal winners of the Arab revolutions.

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  • 52 min.

    Standing Army

    Parenti, Enrico & Fazi, Thomas, 2010

    During the Second World War America made a start establishing what would later be known as the Military-Industrial Complex, an intricate relation between government legislation, weapons industry and economy.

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  • 65 min.

    The alpha diaries

    Bergman, Yaniv, 2007

    Alpha diaries is the story of young Israeli men who are drafted every year by the Israeli army to become soldiers for 30 days.

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  • 51 min.

    Death on the Eastern Front - part 1

    Ihden, Sven, 2003

    The end of World War II. The civilian population falls between the fronts and is left helplessly at the mercy of both the Red army, filled with hatred and revenge, and of the Wehrmacht, incapable of protecting its own people.

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  • 51 min.

    Death on the Eastern Front - part 2

    Ihden, Sven, 2003

    The end of World War II. The civilian population falls between the fronts and is left helplessly at the mercy of both the Red army, filled with hatred and revenge, and of the Wehrmacht, incapable of protecting its own people.

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  • 57 min.

    Angels of death

    Boer, Leo de, 1998

    The Soviet General Vlasov remains one of the most intriguing, yet least known figures of World War II.

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  • 53 min.

    Ahmed Shah Massoud

    Malhotra, Iqbal, 2005

    This informative documentary is about the life and times of the late Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, the famous Afghan leader. He was assassinated by two Tunisian assassins on September 9, 2001.

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  • 55 min.

    09:11 Zulu - Special Forces at the job

    Franke, Viktor, 2006

    Embedded as a war journalist filmmaker Viktor Franke joined the Dutch and US Special Forces for more than two months in the heart of enemy Taliban lines in Uruzgan. In vivid detail the film shows how the special forces operate in enemy territory.

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  • 27 min.

    Babilon.pl

    Jaroszewicz, Kropat, Kalukin, Maciejewski, Staron, 2004

    The directors have gone out of their way to make an unique documentary film by showing authentic images of the daily life of Polish soldiers deployed in Iraq, as part of the NATO training operation after the 2003 Iraq war.

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  • 55 min.

    Surviving Afghanistan

    Imielska, Małgorzata, 2012

    For years, soldiers from the country and NATO member Poland set out for the war in Afghanistan, including the five soldiers shown in this documentary film.

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  • 53 min.

    France: the unseen occupation

    Sampigny, Serge de, 2012

    What did German soldiers think of the French between the years of 1940 and 1944? And how did the French react to the occupation of their country?

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  • 87 min.

    Anatomy of Evil

    Nyholm, Ove, 2004

    In war situations, some people lose the one thing that makes them human: morality. Their actions are so unreal, it makes you think they are nothing but wild animals. The Anatomy of Evil is about confronting this heartlessness.

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  • 58 min.

    Fokking Hell!

    Velde, Peter ter & Feijten, Eric & Stakelbeek, Hans, 2010

    How could one possibly know what the life of a Dutch soldier deployed in Afghanistan looks like?

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  • 49 min.

    Congo files

    Alonso, Julio, 2009

    Congo files shows the current situation of Congo citizens, specifically focused on the conflicts that took place in the region of North-Kivu in the first decade of the 21st century.

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  • 60 min.

    My daughter is a terrorist

    Arnestad, Beate, 2007

    What makes anyone want to blow themselves up for a cause? In this intimate and personal portrait we join two young female elite soldiers trained for the ultimate mission.

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  • 48 min.

    To the Brink of Eternity

    Curtis, Adam, 1992

    Adam Curtis sheds an interesting light on the post-WWII period, overshadowed by both science and fear.

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  • 54 min.

    The Devil's apprentice

    Huismann, Wilfried, 2002

    A brutally honest and lengthy interview, The Devil's apprentice is Michael Souphi's chilling confession.

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  • 93 min.

    Smile and wave

    Jongbloed, Marijke, 2003

    Smile and Wave is a cinematographic journey through post-war Afghanistan in 2002 as seen through the eyes of the Dutch peacekeeping force.

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  • 39 min.

    Xiao's long march

    Gong, Wu, 2002

    China has a standing army of more than one million men. For eighteen year old Xioa Zhenning, a poor boy from the province who is unemployed and fed up with life in his parents two room apartment, the red army is a place of last resort.

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  • 16 min.

    Hiroshima Nagasaki

    Ronder, Paul, 1945

    Around 7.15 am on August 6, 1945 Japanese radar detected three American aircraft flying south at high altitude.. At 8.16 am, the leading B-29 bomber, named, Enola Gay, dropped “Little Boy”, an enriched uranium bomb, over the city of Hiroshima.

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  • 43 min.

    The Memphis Belle

    Wyler, William, 1944

    The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress is a 1944 documentary film produced, by the US army, which ostensibly provides an account of the final mission of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 Flying Fortress.

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  • 53 min.

    Divide and Conquer

    Capra, Frank, 1943

    Divide and Conquer is the third chapter of the Why We Fight propaganda series. Using newsreel footage and animated maps, Capra delineates Hitler's strategy in overtaking Europe.

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  • 100 min.

    Why We Fight

    Jarecki, Eugene, 2005

    A documentary that examines America's policies regarding making war, most recently the Iraq war and what is termed pre-emptive strikes (The Bush-doctrine).

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  • 52 min.

    The concrete curtain

    Brunner, Benny, 2005

    Following on from his 2004 film The Wall, Brunners latest documentary focuses on the impact of Israel's expropriations for and construction of the West Bank wall as it encircles and carves apart integral parts of Palestinian East Jerusalem.

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  • 53 min.

    The Wall

    Brunner, Benny, 2003

    This critical point-of-view documentary, by outspoken Israeli filmmaker Benny Brunner, attacks the construction of the Israeli West Bank barrier as a symptom of what ails Israel.

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  • 52 min.

    Nuclear Tango

    Malhotra, Iqbal, 2005

    "Nuclear Tango" investigates why Dr.Khan, the father of the Pakistani nuclear weapons program, was made to take the rap and accept responsibility for having orchestrated the Pakistan - North Korea nuclear relationship.

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