Brunhilde Pomsel was closer to Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels than anyone alive today. She was his personal secretary and stenographer.
'Lanzmann' explores the arduous 12-year journey that led to the creation of one of the most important films of our time. On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the release of Claude Lanzmann’s 'Shoah' this documentary reveals for the first time the trials and tribulations the French iconoclast faced.
Invasión, an eye-opening documentary about the U.S. military siege of Panama that ousted dictator Manuel Noriega 25 years ago while wreaking untold collateral damage. By turns sardonic and harrowing, Invasión sets out to shatter the willful amnesia of a country all too eager to bury its troubled past.
War of Lies is the story of an Iraqi refugee, whose information about portable weapons of mass destruction passed through the hands of the BND, MI6 and CIA. This information was ultimately used by the US government to legitimize the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Today we know the war was based on a lie.
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, as well as the identities of the killers. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.
This is the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Jewish sports club, Hakoah Vienna. Hakoah ("Strength" in Hebrew) was founded in 1909, in response to the notorious Aryan Paragraph, which most Austrian sports clubs adopted forbidding the acceptance of Jewish athletes as their members.
In the early sixties the most popular books in Israel were the "Stalags," lustful pornographic books describing sadomasochistic acts between sexy female Nazi officers and prisoners held at concentration camps. This film is a voyage in search of the genre writers who until now have never revealed their identities or the motives that led them to produce these books
The fascinating story of the special friendship forged between two women: Perla Ubitsch, the last remnant of a family of dwarfs that survived Dr. Mengele's cruel experiments in Auschwitz, and researcher Hannelore Witkovsky a German Protestant born after the war
In 1961, Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann faced trial in Jerusalem. What is less known is that while the defendant was presented before a worldwide audience, numerous other trials were taking place far from the public eye. The defendants in these trials were Jews, holocaust survivors, accused of collaboration with the Nazis.
Veit Harlan was, along with Leni Riefenstahl, Nazi Germany's most successful film director, remembered today for his infamous Jud Süß. Harlan was a master of national kitsch, exulting in melodrama and death, but he was also an extraordinary artist who ended up serving the Nazi propaganda machine
This is the story of a film that was never completed, a rough first draft of the longest Nazi propaganda film ever shot inside the Warsaw Ghetto. Shortly before the major deportation from the ghetto, a large professional film crew was sent inside to juxtapose meticulously staged scenes of Jews enjoying a life of luxury in the ghetto with images of hunger disease and death that required no staging at all
Their family names alone evoke horror: Himmler, Frank, Goering, von Ribbentrop. Hitler’s Children is a film about the descendants of the most powerful figures in the Nazi regime: men and women who were left a legacy that permanently associates them with one of the greatest crimes in history.
Former New York City's Mayor, Ed Koch, is the quintessential New Yorker; ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, Koch ruled New York from 1978 to 1989—a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, Koch thrillingly chronicles the personal and political toll of running the world’s most wondrous city in a time of upheaval and reinvention.
Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick F.B.I. file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted in 75 years of the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.
For the first time ever, six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service agency, agree to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions
In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love.
The film traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and the efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria’s most marginalized population: women.
Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi's "The 50 Year Argument" rides the waves of literary, political and cultural history as charted by its subject: the influential publication The New York Review of Books, America’s leading journal of ideas for over fifty years.
Night Will Fall tells the story of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration camps. Using remarkable archive footage and testimony from both survivors and liberators, it tells of the efforts made to document the almost unbelievable scenes that the allies encountered on Liberation.
Through previously undiscovered private letters, photos and diaries that were found in the Himmler family house in 1945, the "The Decent One" exposes a unique and at times uncomfortable access to the life and mind of the merciless "Architect of the Final Solution"