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Film Type: Documentary

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.

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.

5 Broken Cameras

  • Director: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Production Country: France, Israel, Palestine

Given a video camera when his son is born, Burnat records his son's life as he grows up alongside the concrete barrier the Israeli government is constructing through the middle of their land. One day Burnat is filming the first steps of his child and the next catching the violent retaliation of the Israeli guards to the Palestinian villagers' non-violent protest to being separated from their ancestral lands.

500 Years Later

  • Director: Owen 'Alik Shahadah
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States

The people of Africa, scattered all over the globe after 500 years of colonial and imperial encounters, struggle still for equality in education, in opportunity, in prosperity. This is their story.

A Decent Factory (Nokia: A Decent Factory)

  • Director: Thomas Balmès
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, Finland, France, Denmark, Australia

Employees of the Finnish company, Nokia, travel to the Chinese factory where their products are made to investigate human rights abuses, where they find some problems but apparently nothing really to write home (or make a movie) about.

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