Communism & Socialism

  • 82 min.

    Back to Utopia

    Fabio Wuytack, 2016

    The 500-year-old book UTOPIA takes us on a journey through the world of today.

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  • 28 min.

    China on China, the power and the peopl

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet, 2013

    After centuries of Western dominance, the world's center of economic and political weight is shifting eastwards.

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  • 61 min.

    Generation '89

    Zmarz-Koczanowicz, Maria, 2002

    A portrait about the 'Generation of Great Change' in Poland.

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  • 116 min.

    Do you remember revolution

    Biancon, Loredana, 1997

    In this film four women who actively participated in the Leftist Armed Struggle in the Italy of the 70ies are interviewd. All of them were leading figures in the Red Brigades.

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  • 56 min.

    K.O.R. KOR

    Grudzinska, Joanna, 2009

    The spontaneous workers revolt and protests in 1976 in Communist Poland were violently repressed by the authorities. But almost immediately, a group of intellectuals and workers banded together to form K.O.R., the Workers Defense Committee.

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  • 68 min.

    Alyosha

    Muhu, Meelis, 2008

    For Estonians Alyosha, the Bronze_soldier_of_Tallinn is more than just a statue. Some people admire the statue as a monument for great patriotic war soldiers, whilst others see the statue as evil propaganda for the USSR.

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  • 55 min.

    My Mothers Farm

    Burkovska Jacobsen, Ilze, 2008

    Tale Kalna is a magnificent woman: hardworking, clever, strong and with a great sense for human relationships. In another life, Tale Kalna may have made it to the presidency of Latvia, but reality has made her a farmer.

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  • 52 min.

    Tibet the Chinese Lie

    Debord, Bernard, 2009

    Situated deep in the Himalayas lies the former sovereign nation Tibet. Also known as The Roof of the World, the geographical location of this spiritual country kept it relatively isolated for centuries conserving a deep-rooted Buddhist culture.

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  • 48 min.

    Chomsky on Anarchism - Interview by Barry Pateman

    Unknown, 2005

    This interview is an eye opener for everyone interested in the personal view of the renowned Noam Chomsky on anarchism. While being interviewed by anarchist and editor Barry Pateman, he provides the viewer with insight to his political points of view.

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  • 28 min.

    China on China, a Dramatic History

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet & Jarnebrink, Lollo, 2013

    As of 2013, China has the second-largest economy in the world, in terms of nominal GDP. No other country in history has risen so quickly from poverty to prosperity. How is this possible? How did the rise take place and what happened along the way?

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  • 43 min.

    An American in communist Poland

    Morawski, Piotr & Kaczynski, Ryszard, 2009

    The visit of Robert Kennedy to communist Poland in 1964 was a chance for the secret police to see the American capitalist enemy with their own eyes.

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  • 55 min.

    Lech Walesa - Twenty years later

    Kinaszewski, Adam, 2003

    Crippled by a low education, a poor background and still managing to become President of Poland, Lech Walesa has become the Polish archetype of a self made man.

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  • 60 min.

    The Parade

    Fidyk, Andrzej, 1989

    This renowned documentary film Defilada by filmmaker Andrzey Fidyk is highly regarded by its distinctive images, exposing a hidden part of the North Korean society for a large audience.

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  • 56 min.

    The Runaway

    Pawlowski, Marek Tomasz, 2007

    The protagonist of this documentary film has led an extraordinary life, including an escape from concentration camp Auschwitz.

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  • 90 min.

    Living Utopia

    Gamero, Juan, 1997

    In 1996, the director visits the reunion of the 1936 social revolution in Spain. The guests are old and grey, but still appear to have a burning passion for the main cause, anarchism.

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  • 168 min.

    Manufacturing Consent - Noam Chomsky and the Media

    Achbar, Mark & Wintonick, Peter, 1992

    Propaganda is to democracy is what violence is to dictatorship. These are the critical words of renowned linguist and activist Noam Chomsky.

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  • 47 min.

    With Fidel whatever happens

    Radovanovic, Goran, 2011

    An old man unable to fix his ancient motorcycle, a dentist struggling to get to work and a couple tending to the only public telephone in the area. These are the patient, reserved protagonists, living their lives in communist Cuba in the 21th century.

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  • 64 min.

    Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge - Part I: Politics of power and terror

    Maben, Adrian, 2001

    When in 1975 the Khmer Rouge seized power, the Cambodian population, tired of Lon Nol and the bloody civil war, welcomed the soldiers with open arms. Little did they know, it was the beginning of something worse.

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  • 51 min.

    Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge - Part III: Crime without Punishment

    Maben, Adrian, 2001

    After the death ofPol Pot and the implosion of the the Khmer Rouge, a revival of national culture and religion took place in Cambodia. Still, the hideous actions of the Khmer Rouge remain vivid in the nightmares of Cambodian families.

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  • 60 min.

    Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge - Part II: The mystery of Pol Pot

    Maben, Adrian, 2001

    Who exactly was the Janus-faced Saloth Sar: a polite child, a friendly teacher, a charming politician, or a cruel, relentless murderer? The latter plays a central part in this film.

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  • 50 min.

    President Mitterrand - The prince and his image

    Paige, Hugues Le, 2011

    From 1987 until 1993, Hugues Le Paige was one of the few journalists allowed into French President Mitterrands Inner Circle in the Elysee Palace, with exclusive access to him.

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  • 49 min.

    Romania, the taming of the intellectuals

    Brunner, Benny, 1990

    What were the motivations behind RomaniaÂ’s intellectuals to collaborate with the Ceaucescu regime?

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  • 52 min.

    Inside China's campus

    Ponsin, Camille, 2008

    Inside China's Campus gives the viewer a glimpse into student life in China. Contrary to the free and easygoing lifestyle enjoyed by many university students in the West, studying at in China requires a life of strict self-discipline.

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  • 70 min.

    On a Tightrope

    Lom, Petr, 2007

    The Chinese province of Xinjiang holds a large Uyghur population. Four children are interviewed who live in the state orphanage and who want to master the ancient Uyghur skill of tightrope walking.

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  • 86 min.

    The Threat

    Luzi, Silvia & Bellino, Luca, 2008

    In this eye-opening portret of Hugo Chavez, the Bolivarian Revolution is depicted as a threat to the Venezuelan dream of a better life.

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  • 52 min.

    Bernard Kouchner

    Citroen, Elisabeth, 2005

    Regisseur Elisabeth Citroen volgt in deze documentaire het leven van de opmerkelijke Franse minister van Buitenlandse Zaken: Bernard Kouchner.

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  • 52 min.

    Secret Story: The Gulag Archipelago

    Crepu, Jean & Miletitch, Nicolas, 2008

    Alexander Solhenitsyn and his loyal group 'The Invisibles' secretly collaborated to publish one of the most important books ever written: The Gulag Archipelago (1968).

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  • 45 min.

    The engineer's plot

    Curtis, Adam, 1992

    Part one of the BBC television documentary series Pandora's Box, The engineer's plot examines the implementation of social engineering in the former Soviet Union.

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  • 70 min.

    Que viva Mauricio Demierre

    Goel, Stephane, 2006

    Que vivamauricio Demierre evokes the tragic destiny of Mauricio Demierre who took part in the Sandinist revolution and was killed in an ambush held by the Contras in February 1986.

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  • 59 min.

    The Secret of My Success

    Jinchuan, Duan, 2002

    Winner of the IDFA IDFA silver Wolf in 2002, this extraordinary film gives unique insight into China's first attempts at the politics of democracy and the realities of the one child policy.

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  • 59 min.

    This happy life

    Yue, Jiang, 2002

    Mr Liu is head of passenger affaires at Zhengzhou, one of China's busiest stations. And Mr Fu is party secretary and responsible for the political education of the station staff.

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  • 70 min.

    The factory

    Molenaar, Hillie & Wijk, Joop van, 1981

    The documentary film 'The factory' offers an unbiased view into the heart of Cuban socialism with many points of departure for discussion.

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  • 89 min.

    Water and Fire

    Seelen, Joost, 1998

    Water and Fire" is a historic documentary film about the turbulent and famous history of Marinus van der Lubbe, the Dutch bricklayer and communist who was arrested in 1933 for setting the German Reichstag on fire during the rise of Hitler.

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