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Era: 20th Century

Western civilization increasingly continues its domination. The rest of the world scrambles to catch up, while the West seeks control of the petroleum that fuels their dominance. In the latter half of the century, colonialism recedes, furthering the growth of the post-colonial world. Consumerism drives the creation of a global economy, and the Internet steps onto the world stage.

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  • Director: Özhan Eren, Murat Saraçoglu
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Production Country: Turkey

It is winter in the Caucasus Mountains, and the only people left in a village able to carry aid to besieged Ottoman soldiers are the children.

1915 Armenian Genocide

  • Director: Mark Bedrosian
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Production Country: United States

In addition to reforming the Ottoman constitution, the political group known as the Young Turks embarked upon a planned destruction of the Christian Armenian population of Turkey in what is now widely agreed to be one of the first modern acts of genocide and the second-most studied Holocaust.

1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

  • Director: Michael Radford
  • Release Date: 1984
  • Production Country: United Kingdom

Winston thought he could keep both his illegal personal diary and his affair with the free-thinking Julia secret, but Big Brother was watching; eventually, Winston, a historian who once spent his days writing revisionist history for the State, has his own personal encounter with revisionist history, courtesy of the totalitarian state of Oceania.

25 Watts

  • Director: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Production Country: Uruguay

Leche, Javi, and Seba deal with pointless jobs, unwanted studies, and drug dealers, all of which hinders their desire to drink and have fun on their Saturday.

4 Little Girls

  • Director: Spike Lee
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Production Country: United States

On Sunday, September 15, 1963, a bomb went off under the steps of an African-American church, killing four African-American girls. Less than a year later, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law—in large part because of the national outcry after the bombing. But no matter the resulting changes in society, four families were still without their daughters and four lives had been ended, forever.

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