Keyword: genocide

Schindler's List

Schindler's List (1993)

Rated: R Runtime: 185 minutes Release date: 12/14/1993
The true story of Austrian industrialist Oskar Schindler, who harbored Polish Jews during WWII by using them as workers in his factory. Schindler saved 1,100 Jews from certain death.
Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 05/20/2009
The year is 2018. Judgment Day has come and gone, leveling modern civilization. An army of Terminators roams the post-apocalyptic landscape, killing or collecting humans where they hide in the desolate cities and deserts. But small groups of survivors have organized into a Resistance, hiding in underground bunkers and striking when they can against an enemy force that vastly outnumbers them...
Jauja

Jauja (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 03/19/2015
Captain Gunnar Dinesen has come from Denmark with his fifteen year-old daughter Ingeborg to a remote military outpost in Patagonia during the so-called 'Conquest of the Desert,' a genocidal campaign against the aboriginal population of the region, to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. Being the only female in the area, Ingeborg creates quite a stir among the men. She falls in love...
Cut

The Cut (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/15/2014
Mardin, 1915. One night, the Turkish police rounds up all the Armenian men in the city, including the young blacksmith, Nazaret Manoogian, who is separated from his family. Years later, after managing to survive the horrors of the genocide, he learns his two daughters are also still alive. Determined to find them, his search takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts and Havana to the barren and...

Parce que j'étais peintre (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
In 1945, when the Allies liberated the concentration camps, they discovered thousands of secretly created artworks. These drawings, hidden from the Nazis, offer an unparalleled understanding of life in the camps. Featuring interviews with surviving artists and curators, as well as recently uncovered evidence, this fascinating documentary considers the ability of art to capture, reflect and survive...
Dir: Christophe Cognet
With: N/A

The Look of Silence (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/12/2014
Through Joshua Oppenheimer's work filming perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered - and the identity of the men who murdered him. The killers live just down the road and have been in power ever since the genocide. The family's youngest son, born after the genocide, asks how he can raise his children in a society where survivors are...
Jakob the Liar

Jakob the Liar (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 09/23/1999
In Nazi-occupied Poland, Poor Jewish cafe owner Jakob overhears a confidential radio news bulletin signalling Soviet military advances against the Germans. It's the first bit of news the depressed ghetto has received in five years and to keep spirits alive, Jakob conjures up fictitious news bulletins about Allied gains against the Nazis. When a renewed sense of optimism and humor has rejuvenated...
Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
Rwanda's first and only all women's drumming troupe is called Ingoma Nshya. Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the troupe offers a place of support, healing and reconciliation. When the group decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs, Jennie Dundas and Alexis Miesen of Brooklyn's Blue Marble Ice Cream, and open Rwanda's first ever ice cream shop, these...

Life After Death (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Twenty years after Rwanda's horrific genocide, twenty-somethings Kwasa and his best pal Fils have very different approaches to life in Kigali. Fils is anxious go back to school and get a trade, while Kwasa seems positively allergic to good jobs. So when wealthy Texan do-gooders Dave and Suzette come across Kwasa, he happily accepts their Christian guidance and generous help. Suzette especially...
Dir: Joe Callander
With: N/A
Act of Killing

The Act of Killing (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 07/18/2013
The filmmakers explore of a chilling aspect of Indonesian society, where death squad leaders from the military coup that overthrew the government in 1965 have become heroes. These killers of millions are challenged to reenact their crimes against humanity in the style of the American movies that they grew up loving and patterned their murders on. They play the killers and the victims, and what...
Barefoot Artist

The Barefoot Artist (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 12/04/2014
This documentary traces Lily Yeh's evolution as an artist - from her first exposure to Chinese landscape painting as a young girl in China to the hauntingly beautiful memorial she designed to honor the victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. It shows her methodology for community building - using art as the foundation - which she has developed over many years as she has worked in impoverished...
Dir: Daniel Traub
With: N/A
Watchers of the Sky

Watchers of the Sky (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 10/16/2014
With his provocative question "why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?" Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist Raphael Lemkin, who coined the term genocide, changed the course of history. Before Lemkin, the notion of accountability for war crimes was virtually non-existent. After experiencing the barbarity of the Holocaust firsthand, he devoted his life to...
Dir: Edet Belzberg
With: N/A
People Uncounted

A People Uncounted (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 05/15/2014
This documentary tells the story of the Roma, commonly referred to as Gypsies-a people who have been both romanticized and vilified in popular culture. The Roma have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution in Europe, most notably the Holocaust genocide where an estimated 500,000 were murdered. The film documents their culturally rich yet often difficult lives, and demonstrates how their...

The Gate (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 12/16/2014
Rescuers

The Rescuers (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 05/08/2014
This documentary 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. It follows Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who lost 100 members of her family in the Rwandan Genocide of the 1990s, and renowned 20th century and Holocaust historian Sir Martin Gilbert as they...
Still I Strive

Still I Strive (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 05/08/2014
At one orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the performing arts are the path to healing and transformation. Guided by their matriarch, renowned actress Peng Phan, the children aspire to achieve one of the highest honors in Cambodian society, to perform in front of Princess Bopha Devi. Interspersed throughout the documentary are narrative film sequences featuring the children as actors: With an epic...
Chaplin of the Mountains

Chaplin of the Mountains (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 02/20/2014
A recently orphaned young Kurdish-French woman travels to Kurdistan to find her mother's village, likely destroyed during the Anfal genocide. On her journey she meets two American film students who are traveling to remote villages screening Charlie Chaplin films. They decide to help her search, an undertaking that brings them to the war-weary Mount Qandil, dubbed by the locals the Kurdish Bermuda...
Missing Picture

The Missing Picture (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 03/18/2014
Filmmaker Rithy Panh tried to locate a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia. The image cannot prove mass murder, but as a record of history it offers us pause to meditate on the horror. His search took him to various archives in the country villages of Cambodia but he never could locate the photograph. Here, he gives us neither the picture nor the...
From Both Sides of the Aegean

From Both Sides of the Aegean (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 03/20/2014
Historians from America, Europe, Greece and Turkey discuss the greater history of the period between 1922-1924 in Turkey and Greece involving the expulsion and exchange of populations, while first, second and third generations of refugees from both sides of the Aegean tell their personal stories. The family tales unfold on the shores of Asia Minor, in the Pontus and in Cappadocia, as well as in...
Dir: Maria Iliou
With: N/A

Shadows From My Past (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 08/28/2014
Gita Weinrauch Kaufman is a writer and teacher in New York who fled Austria with her parents just as the entire family was about to be sent to a concentration camp. More than 50 years later, she returned to Vienna with her husband and co-director, Curt Kaufman, to search for her past and understand the country of her birth. She asks the question: Is present-day Austria truly different from the one...

Golden Slumbers (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 10/30/2013
Between 1960 and 1975, nearly 400 films were made in Phnom Penh - only 30 of which survive today. The Khmer Rouge destroyed them or allowed them to decay along with many of the country's studios and cinemas. Most of the individuals involved in the film industry became victims of the genocide. Here, filmmaker Davy Chou, the grandson of one of the most important film producers of the "Golden Age" of...