The Castro revolution was just consolidating its power when, in 1961, over 100,000 students were sent from their schools into the countryside to teach the peasants there how to read. Coinciding with the Bay of Pigs invasion, in this docudrama, 15-year-old Mario (Salvador Wood) has come to a tiny village in the Zapata swamps and gradually wins the villagers over to his task. At the same time, he receives an education in the realities of rural life from the hard-working peasants.
Dito Tsintsadze's first feature that won the “Silver Leopard” at the Locarno Festival.
Maria lives with his son Darko in a Croatian village that was attacked by Serbian Chetniks one night. Them two manage to escape, and find hideout in the nearby town. Maria takes up job in the laundry, while Darko joins Croatian Defendors, much to his mother's opposition. After discovering that her son was killed, Maria sets off to the front so she could bury his body if nothing else.
As Serb forces close in on Srebrenica a Serbian mother seeks the body of her 11-year old son, who was tortured and killed by Muslims in Bosnia.
Indochina, 1945. Robert, a young French soldier, witnesses the Japanese executing his family. Hungry for revenge, he enlists in the fight alongside the French soldiers, but his encounter with an Indochinese prostitute will turn his beliefs and his hatred on their head.
Former Marine Corps infantry platoon members recall November 22, 2004, during the Second Battle of Fallujah, with diverse opinions on different aspects of their war experience.
Sensational psychological drama, concerning the activities of the People's Guard in Silesia, presents from the human characters and attitudes perspective story of provocation of Gestapo agents, penetrating the ranks of the Resistance.
Short documentary about the Sarajevo Film Festival. Sarajevo in the twentieth month of its besiegement. The situation is critical but the city chooses to organise an international film festival. Dutch filmmakers Johan van der Keuken and Frank Vellenga present Van der Keuken's documentaries Face Value and Brass Unbound there and one of the festival organisers asks a festival visitor: `What is the significance of film in war? In Sarajevo Film Festival Film, a reflection on film, war and daily life, fictional images are juxtaposed in a disconcerting way with the gruesome reality of the lives of the festival visitors. (netherlands film commission)
The making of 'The World At War.' Each film in the 26 episode series had to be an essay on an aspect of the war, because the length and separate aspects of the war was far too much to cover in detail. Jeremy Isaacs talks about the production process and the aims of the project. The intention of the crew that were involved with the various skills in making 'The World at War' had no desire to use film from British, German, French, Polish, Russian, Japanese, or the Americans because of their specific means of showing the winning side of a specific action. Rather, an effort was made to interview people who were not part of the establishment, but rather the common people or assistants and secretaries of historical persons. Film was researched for those films from cameras where there was no special subject, but those that would allow the viewer to make their own decisions about what they had just seen and heard
Film about the 5 Heroes of Vig, who died in a bloody battle during the National Liberation War.
Victory is a 1976 Taiwanese war film directed by Liu Chia-chang, set in the Second Sino-Japanese War. The film won 5 awards at the 1976 Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards, including Best Feature Film.
After WWI, two friends, awarded officers return to their lives in peacetime. One of them becomes a commander of the gendarme's, while the other gets into conflict with the authorities and gets imprisoned, but escapes soon. A former hero becomes an outlaw hunted by the police.
Belgium - France border, May 1940 During the British retreat to Dunkirk, two soldiers take cover in a church cellar. Trapped behind enemy lines, they must try to survive without any resources.
Goodbye My Friend is a Hong Kong Crime-Drama starring Chow Yun-Fat.
Based on a novel by Ismail Kadare. A group of partisans is tasked with reestablishing Radio Tirana.
Shpresa goes to the house of fascist collaborators to commit an assassination. After that, dressed as a bride, she becomes an illegal.
A group of partisan girls and women go on a journey in order to take part in the first Congress of the Anti-Fascist Women in Berat.