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.
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.