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12 Years a Slave

  • Director: Steve McQueen
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Production Country: United States

A free black man from New York is abducted and sold into slavery. He deals with the brutal reality of being a slave in the Deep South, submitting in order to survive in a culture that sees him as less than human, yet holding on to his own sense of self worth and humanness if he is to fulfill his dream of escaping and returning back to his life as a free man.

1492: Conquest of Paradise

  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Production Country: France, Spain

When Columbus finds land while searching for a route to China, he believes this is his opportunity to start a new life with a new city under his rule... but the arrival of his ships has tragic consequences for the natives they encounter and Columbus struggles with the duties of leader. Meanwhile, back in Spain, forces there are conspiring against Columbus to strip him of all he has gained.

15 Février 1839 (February 15, 1839)

  • Director: Pierre Falardeau
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Production Country: Canada

Sentenced to death for rebelling against the oppressive, British-backed government in Montreal, two French Canadians have one last day to look back upon their lives and reflect on what they wanted to achieve by revolting—and what they actually accomplished.

1776

  • Director: Peter H. Hunt
  • Release Date: 1972
  • Production Country: United States

Improvisation and compromise are the games of the day, as John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce a reluctant Thomas Jefferson into authoring the Declaration of Independence as a desperate stalling tactic while they scramble to convince enough of their fellow landholders to vote for separation from Great Britain–a tall order, since the one man who insisted the vote must be unanimous is not inclined to agree with their notion that independence is the future for the Colonies.

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.

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