Dictators

  • 55 min.

    30 Years of Darkness

    Martin, Manuel, 2012

    The extaordinary story of Manuel Cortes told in this film seems unreal. However, the story of his life is familiar to hundreds of other Spanish people, fearing the repression of the infamous regime of dictator Franco after the Spanish Civil War.

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  • 50 min.

    Before, during and after - Chile, October 5

    Diamand, Frank, 1988

    Shot during the days of the 1988 referendum in Chile, this documentary film gives a personal touch to this immense political event. The referendum has divided the Chileans in two: the camp of the No-voters and the camp of the Si-voters.

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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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  • 45 min.

    Finding Mercy

    Paterson, Robyn, 2012

    By trying to find her childhood friend Mercy, filmmaker Robyn ends up encountering the chilling truth about contemporary Zimbabwe.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Han, the price of freedom

    Dereims, Alexandre, 2009

    With dictator Kim Jong-Il being in control, the political situation in North Korea has forced a large segment of the population to literally run for their lives.

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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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