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    While not every film listed here will be used throughout the course of the semester, parents and families are welcome to contact Mr Huesken will any questions or concerns about a particular film being looked at in class as part of our course film study. Films are selected based on their relevence to the course content and curriculum and are usually incorperated into a larger class discussion, debate, project, or unit assessment at their conclusion.

  • Meet the Natives: USA

    by TV Series (Travel Channel & Discovery) Year Published: 2009 Not Rated (TV)

    "Meet the Natives: USA" introduces viewers to five tribesmen from the remote Pacific island of Tanna, whose mission is to spread their wisdom and kindness as they travel across the United States visiting such otherworldly locales as Manhattan, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

     

    Unit = Culture

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  • King Leopold's Ghost

    by Pippa Scott & Oreet Rees (Directors) Year Published: 2006 PG-13

    Based on the best-selling book by historian Adam Hochschild, this documentary dives into the exploitation of the Congo by King Leopold II of Belgium during the age of European Imperialism in Africa.

     

    Unit = Imperialism

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  • Amigo

    by John Sayles (Director) Year Published: 2011 PG-13

    A Filipino leader (Joel Torre) must decide whether to keep the peace with the American troops occupying his village or join the insurgency with his brother and son. A fictional account of events during the Philippine-American War.  

     

    Unit = Imperialism

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  • Breaker Morant

    by Bruce Beresford (Director) Year Published: 1980 PG

    In South Africa during the Second Boer War, Australian Army Lieutenants Harry "Breaker" Morant (Edward Woodward), Peter Handcock (Bryan Brown) and George Witton (Lewis Fitz-Gerald) stand accused of the murders of six Boer prisoners and the assassination of a German missionary. British Commander-in-Chief Lord Kitchener is determined to see the men found guilty, which he can use as a bargaining chip in an impending peace conference with the Boers.

     

    Unit = Imperialism

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  • Breaker Morant: The Retrial

    by Nick Bleszynski & Gregory Miller (Directors) Year Published: 2013 Not Rated (TV)

    Bush balladeer Breaker Morant was executed for following orders during the Boer War. Was he a victim of the cruelty and criminality at the heart of turn-of-the-century British military strategy, or was his a fair execution? This documentary attempts to shed light on still simering historical mystery.

     

    Unit = Imperialism

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  • The Promise

    by Terry George (Director) Year Published: 2016 PG-13

    Brilliant medical student Michael (Oscar Isaac) meets beautiful dance instructor Ana (Charlotte Le Bon) in late 1914. Their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana's boyfriend (Christian Bale), an American photojournalist who's dedicated to exposing the truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred as they join forces to get themselves and their people to safety.

     

    Unit = Nationalism

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  • Intent to Destory: Death, Depiction & Denial

    by Joe Berlinger (Director) Year Published: 2017 PG-13

    Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide by exploring the tangled web of responsibility that has driven a century of denial by the Turkish government and its strategic allies.

     

    Unit = Nationalism

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  • Finding Oscar

    by Ryan Suffern (Director) Year Published: 2017 Not Rated

    A forensic scientist and a dedicated prosecutor seek justice for the massacre of a boy's family during the Guatemalan Civil War, raising questions of war crimes and US Cold War foreign policy in Latin America.

     

    Unit = Decolonization

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  • First They Killed My Father

    by Angelina Jolie (Director) Year Published: 2017 TV-MA

    Loung Ung is 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge assumes power over Cambodia in 1975. They soon begin a four-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly 2 million Cambodians die. Forced from her family's home in Phnom Penh, Ung is trained as a child soldier while her six siblings are sent to labor camps.

     

    Unit = Decolonization

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  • Cry Freedom

    by Richard Attenborough (Director) Year Published: 1987 PG

    Donald Woods is chief editor at the liberal newspaper `Daily Dispatch' in South Africa. He has written several editorials critical of the views of Steve Biko, but after having met him, he changes his views and attracts attention from the security police. When Steve Biko dies in police custody, he writes a book about Biko. The only way to get it published is for Woods himself to illegally escape the country.

     

    Unit = Decolonization

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  • The Siege of Jadotville

    by Richie Smyth (Director) Year Published: 2016 TV-MA

    An Irish commander and his battalion of 150 men withstand a siege by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining corporations.

     

    Unit = Decolonization

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  • The Kite Runner

    by Marc Forster (Director) Year Published: 2007 PG-13

    Afghani immigrant Amir is summoned from his California home to Pakistan by Rahim Khan, an old, dying friend of his father. As a boy in Afghanistan, wealthy Amir was best friends with servant's son Hassan, but when Hassan was brutally assaulted by a local bully, Amir was too scared to save him, and has been tormented by guilt ever since.

     

    Unit = Democratization

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  • Hotel Rwanda

    by Terry George (Director) Year Published: 2004 PG-13

    Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a Hutu, manages the Hôtel des Mille Collines and lives a happy life with his Tutsi wife (Sophie Okonedo) and their three children. But when Hutu military forces initiate a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Tutsi minority, Paul is compelled to allow refugees to take shelter in his hotel. As the U.N. pulls out, Paul must struggle alone to protect the Tutsi refugees in the face of the escalating violence later known as the Rwandan Genocide.

     

    Unit = Democratization

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  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    by Justin Chadwick (Director) Year Published: 2013 PG-13

    The remarkable life of South African revolutionary, president and world icon Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba) takes center stage. Though he had humble beginnings as a herd boy in a rural village, Mandela became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and co-founded the African National Congress Youth League. His activities eventually led to his imprisonment on Robben Island from 1964 to 1990. In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa.

     

    Unit = Democratization

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  • Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower

    by Joe Piscatella (Director) Year Published: 2017 TV-14

    When China's Communist Party breaks its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, a teenager rallies thousands of kids to occupy the streets and becomes an unlikely leader and dissident.

     

    Unit = Democratization

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  • The Square

    by Jehane Noujaim (Director) Year Published: 2013 Not Rated (TV)

    Egyptian revolutionaries battle their leaders and regime to build a new society as a Arab Spring begins. he film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary at the 86th Academy Awards. It also won three Emmy Awards out of four for which it was nominated.

     

    Unit = Democratization

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  • Bobby Sands: 66 Days

    by Brendan J. Byrne (Director) Year Published: 2016 Not Rated (TV)

    Exploring the story of Bobby Sands's 66-day hunger strike in the spring of 1981 using extracts from Bobby Sands's diary, testimony and footage from the archives. Plus, hearing from journalists, historians, sociologists, medical experts, and who knew Sands.

     

    Unit = Democratization

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  • Last Man in Aleppo

    by Feras Fayyad (Director) Year Published: 2017 Not Rated

    Following members of the volunteer group, the White Helmets, who offer aid to the wounded during the Syrian Civil War.

     

    Unit = Democratization

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