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From Executive Producers Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, NATIONAL BIRD is the story of courageous whistle-blowers who break the silence around the secret U.S. drone war; a decision that will change their lives forever.
One of the most brutal conflicts in Australian war history, the Kokoda Campaign was a powerful victory that directly saved Australia from the threat of Japanese occupation.
Codenamed 'The White Mouse' for her elusiveness, international femme fatale, Nancy Wake was a key inspiration behind Sebastian Faulkes' celebrated fictional spy Charlotte Gray.
This real life thriller tells the story of one of Israel's prized intelligence sources, the son of a top Hamas leader. Under the code name "The Green Prince", he is recruited to spy on his own people for over a decade.
Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'.
Based on the diaries of Kurdish-Iranian poet Sadegh Kamangar, RHINO SEASON tells the story of Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel and his wife Mina, a couple unjustly incarcerated during Iran's Islamic Revolution.
The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered
KORENGAL picks up where the Oscar-nominated RESTREPO left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but KORENGAL explains what war really feels like, and the scars it leaves behind.
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. When civil war breaks out in Nigeria in the late 60s, political lines are drawn and families are forced to scatter.
Throughout his ten-year career, Hetherington dedicated himself to dramatic frontline stories such as Liberia and Afghanistan, becoming one of the most important journalists of his generation.
Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill journeys into the hidden world of America's covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond.
1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society.
Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he attempted, with the help of his father, to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing.
THE RESCUERS, the latest film from Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Michael King, uncovers the largely unknown stories of 13 heroic and courageous diplomats who, at tremendous personal cost, saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II.
Once upon a time, during WWII, somewhere in Nazi occupied Romania, a night of comic misadventures ensues when a boy discovers a dead soldier.
For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel’s domestic secret service agency, the Shin Bet, share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions.
A documentary that challenges former Indonesian death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
After being seriously wounded in Afghanistan, Marine Sgt Nathan Harris is forced to cut his tour short, leaving the danger and excitement of life on the front line behind.
ALOIS NEBEL tells the tale of a Czechoslovakian train dispatcher who is haunted by the events in which he played a part during the Second World War.
A man delivers telegrams to farming families during World War II in a rural community letting them know a husband or son was killed in action.
Award winning film director Janus Metz arrives in Afghanistan with a group of young soldiers on their first tour of duty.
When these soldiers left home, their patriotism was firm, their convictions strong. As they return from Iraq, nothing is clear. Their bodies and souls have been wounded or broken. How can they re-learn what it means to be human and stay in the world.
Hope In A Slingshot explores the day-to-day realities of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the effect on civilians on both sides. A journey through the underbelly of the occupation of Palestine by Israel.
Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray.
From May 2007 to July 2008, Battle Company of the 173rd Airborne Brigade was stationed in the remote Korengal Valley of eastern Afghanistan - considered one of the most dangerous postings of the war.
The Most Dangerous Man in America catapults us to 1971 where we find America in the grip of a familiar scenario: a dirty war based on lies.
In the tribal areas of Pakistan lies a town where the local industry is the handcrafting of firearms. It has been this way since long before the "War on Terror".
The man who lived in Hitler's court, working as his telephone operator and bodyguard, tells about the final years of Hitler's life and about his last hours.
The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.
A captivating step back in time, Pozieres explores the small village in Northern France which, during the Great War in 1916, was the setting of one of the bloodiest battles in history, a twentieth century tragedy.
Thanks Girls and Goodbye is a documentary about a group of women who worked on farms during the Second World War in Australia - 'the land girls'.
The Killing Fields is the true story of one man's heroism and the struggle for two men to reunite.
In January 1942, Papua New Guinea became the battleground for nearly 2 million foreign soldiers. This film documents the experiences of Papua New Guinea's population during this violent campaign.