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date: 8th Apr 2015

tags: Humanities, War


This week beamafilm is bringing you another powerful documentary from war journalists Sebastian Junger and the late Tim Hetherington. Six years ago, the pair documented the men who manned the Forward Operating Base Restrepo, giving a humanized look into the war many disagreed with. The film did away with any political agenda instead focusing on the people who fight and the effects war has on them. Tragically Tim Hetherington was killed while covering the Libyan Civil War and could not finish the follow up to the popular film Restrepo, however, in his memory Sebastian Junger completed the film with a successful Kickstarter campaign.

date: 13th Mar 2015

tags: History, War


Nancy Wake was one of the most decorated servicewomen of World War II, and by the end of the war, was the Gestapo’s most wanted with a 5 million franc price on her head. Codenamed ‘The White Mouse’ she would become one of the most iconic Femme Fetal identities in history.

date: 27th Nov 2014

tags: Documentary, History, War


The last witness speaks. A man who lived in Hitler’s court, working as his telephone operator and bodyguard, tells a Jewish woman from Israel about the final years of Hitler’s life, about his last hours. He sifts through hundreds of photos, pulling out this one and that one; here he is with Hitler; and here he is standing guard while Hitler sleeps; and here is Eva Braun; and the Goebbles family.


date: 9th Oct 2014

tags: Documentary, War


From Academy Award®-nominated director Dan Krauss, Sundance award-winning ‘The Kill Team’ goes behind closed doors to tell the riveting story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. Tragically, his father’s pleas for help went unheeded. Once Adam’s fellow soldiers got wind of what he’d done, they threatened to silence him — permanently. Forced to choose between his conscience and his own survival, Adam found himself drawn into a moral abyss, faced with a split-second decision that would change his life forever. 

date: 29th Sep 2014

tags: Culture, Documentary, News, Politics, Society, War


It’s official! We are at war with the “Death Cult” trying to control Syria and Iraq who call themselves Islamic State. Did we say Death Cult? Wait a minute, our side killed 200,000 in the last Iraq war; what does that make us? The term conjures up Country Joe, whose famous Anti-Vietnam War song fell into the hands of Chris Strachwitz when he needed the money to keep Arhoolie Records going. This story and many more are told in ‘This Aint No Mouse Music’

date: 20th Sep 2014

tags: Documentary, Politics, War


Things get worse by the day. Expect a “terror alert” in Brisbane just before the G20. AFP will haul away several bearded men and leave families bewildered and crying and the Courier Mail will shout “THEY THREATEN OUR WAY OF LIFE” – or some such. Overkill will be the order of the day and anyone foolishly chatting about be-headings, or destruction will be under threat; like the hapless English guys who, before heading off to the States to party like there was no tomorrow, found there really was none. They had told friends on Facebook how they were going to “destroy America” and were promptly deported.

date: 15th Sep 2014

tags: Animation, Drama, Fiction Film, War


‘Alois Nebel’ is a 2011 Czech animated drama film directed by Tomáš Luňák, based on the comic-book trilogy by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99. The film was first presented at the Rotterdam Cinemart co-production market back in 2009. Shortly after The Match Factory picked up the film for international sales.

date: 22nd Aug 2014

tags: Drama, War


From the producers of THE CONSTANT GARDENER and THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN is based on the best selling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and weaves together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of war.


date: 1st May 2014

tags: Biography, War


On April 20, 2011, shortly after the release of his documentary “Restrepo” – and only six weeks after attending the Oscar ceremony as a nominee – photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was killed by mortar fire in the city of Misrata, Libya, where he’d been covering the civil war. He bled out in the back of a pick-up truck while being raced to the hospital, and a brilliant life was cut tragically short.

date: 28th Apr 2014

tags: Politics, War


Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller “Blackwater”, journeys into the hidden world of America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond. Part action film and part detective story, “Dirty Wars” is a gripping journey into one of the most important and underreported stories of our time.



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