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The War on Democracy (2007)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on June 10, 2013

This is a must-see masterpiece. John Pilger is a reporter, journalist and filmmaker who worked for the past 40 years making tens of documentaries about the injustices all around the world. This is one of his best pictures, centering on the 2002 American coup d’etat at Hugo Chavez’s presidency. The movie proves how CIA and American-backed traitors have executed a bloody attempt to remove from power a democratically chosen president, in order to set in motion an oil mafia controlled by U.S. powerful people.

It speaks in general about the longstanding imperialistic neo-colonizing policy of the U.S. after WW II – the author counts more than 50 attempts to overthrow governments worldwide. And it speaks in particular about this shameful event which occurred 11 years ago in what was then a peaceful country. This is a true case study which exposes “the American way” all down to its rabbit hole.  This documentary will open your eyes upon this subject.

My opinion: 8/10.

The trailer

The whole movie – part I (go from video to video to see the whole movie)

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The NewsRoom

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on August 12, 2012

Aaron Sorkin, creator and screenwriter for „The NewsRoom” is one of the most appreciated scripts author in the last 20 years. Let’s just take into consideration his major awards and nominations:

6 Emmy Awards, personally received for the TV political drama series „The West Wing”(1999-2006).

Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for the best screeplay, The Social Network (2010).

Oscar & Golden Globe nominations (and a few other nominations and awards) for the screenplay for „Moneyball”.

Golden Globe nominations for other 3 screenplays: A Few Good Men (1992), The American President (1995), Charlie Wilson’s War (2008).

Almost every script of his, either for cinema or TV, has been awarded or at least nominated.

So you can figure out that he’s a master in turning political and economical subjects into a tense spectacle, with a natural blend of tragedy and comedy. This drama does not lack the main characteristics of a Sorkin created universe (consider he wrote all the first season – though with collaborators, sometimes):

1. It’s very intelligent: if your IQ is lower than 120, take my advice: just give up! There’s the risk that you’ll understand something very, very wrong, so if „The NewsRoom” seems too easy, either you didn’t pay any attention, either you do not have the intellect to watch it. It may seem cruel to say so, but just take into consideration some of the things this TV show assumes that you already know, for example:

  • the whole political & electoral system in the USA and especially the funding procedures or legislation for parties and candidates

  • when „AP” means „Associated Press” or „Associate Producer”

  • what is the difference between a producer and an executive producer in television news – and how it’s different to what the same jobs do in cinema

  • how USA’s geography influences the news broadcasting schedule

  • what happened in the spring of 2011 in Tahrir Square

  • how corporate media works in USA

And these are only examples from the first 5 episodes.

2. There are a lot of characters and they all talk a lot and very fast. And they talk about politics, economics and journalism in a very complex and advanced way. If you studied economics and geopolitics AND you’re well documented at least on half of the major stories from the previous 2 years, you might get the most part of the hints.

3. The humor and the drama. The characters are sometimes funny, the situations are sometimes funny, but the whole thing is a very serious show. For example, „The Social Network” can be classified as a tragicomedy. Although there are funnier scenes than in „The Social Network” (including slapstick, verbal gags, embarrasing humor, character humor), the balance inclines towards drama.

4. The idealism. All the Sorkin-written films are tear-jerking, at the tipping point between cheesyness and great humanitarian messages. Many of the characters’ heroic gestures can be interpreted as plain stupid. And of course, the patriotism and the „can-do-better” message, in spite of the common facts which are layed out by Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) in the first 10 minutes of the pilot. The idealism often decays into propaganda, in my opinion – which did not happen with all the Sorkin-scripted productions. But, at least, it’s not cheap idealism. It’s expensive idealism – the kind of idealism you can afford when being a millionaire.

5. The professionalism. As usual, the ones who work the hardest, the best and the more, are glorified: they are, as Will says: the elite. The others are villains to walk on. Anybody who stand in their way is threatened. There seem to be no gray sides for „The NewsRoom”, and when the mistake happens, it is always pardonable for the stars and condemnable for the villains.

6. The romance. Walking in an Aaron Sorkin universe makes you feel like a little kid who enters in a candy store where (s)he can eat everything desired. It feels so magic that you seem never to want to go away, Here, everything is possible. There are at least 2 romances which dramatically sustain the whole first season and watching them sometimes feels as a rip-off: „in how many movies have I seen this before” – but Sorkin makes it feel so real, so possible, that it may seem to you as taken from real life. And it may very well be. But the way it’s presented makes it feel rather a soap-opera.

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Maybe both the big trouble and the big success of „The NewsRoom” is that it tries to be a bit of everything, and that is sometimes too much. Yes, the result is solid, but how could it be otherwise?

The producer Scott Rudin: Oscar + Emmy + 8 other wins + 20 other nominations.

The creator Aaron Sorkin: Oscar + 6 Emmys + 46 other wins + 37 other nominations.

The lead actor Jeff Daniels: 3 nominations for Golden Globe + 8 other awards + 11 other nominations

Supporting actor Sam Waterston: Oscar nominee for The Killing Fields (1984) + veteran of three „Law & Order” TV series + Golden Globe winner (+other 5 nominations, including 2 for The Great Gatsby”) + other 4 wins + other 27 nominations.

Co-witer and co-executive producer Paul Redford: won Primetime Emmy & Humanitas Prize together with Aaron Sorkin for „The West Wing” (1999-2006) + other 4 nominations.

Casting director Francine Maisler: almost 100 titles in portofolio, among others: The Usual Suspects (1995), The People vs. Larry Flint (1996), Gattaca (1997), Spider-Man (2002), Collateral (2004), Rendition (2007), Moneyball (2011). 8 awards + 20 nominations.

Musical theme composer: Thomas Newman, nominated for 10 Oscars + 1 BAFTA + 1 Emmy + 2 Grammys + 27 other awards + 26 other nominations.

Visual effects supervisor Sam Edwards: known for Star Wars (II), Star Trek (Nemesis), Pirates of the Carribean (The Dead Man’s Chest), Iron Man (2), Avatar, Peter Pan (2003), War of the Worlds (2005).

Make-up effects artist Michael Mosher: worked for Titanic (1997), Pulp Fiction (1993), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Cowboys & Aliens (2011) and other 72 titles. Also, a film director.

No point in going on. This TV series is made by the best, for the best, about the best. Professionally speaking, of course. The show is reaching for the stars and it may very well get them: Golden Globes, Emmys. Not to mention that HBO is the producing studio and what that means.

This is not just a show to watch. It’s a show to study. I would strongly recommend professors from university to strongly take into consideration this TV series as study material in the following fields:

  • Journalism. Passing over the idealism, it shows very well how a team should work.

  • Television. Passing over the US specifics, it can be applied in a lot of markets where professionalism is highly regarded.

  • Film. All the members of the crew are artists at conceiving a high-paced, extremely complex and relevant drama with a great mix of visual and dramatic means.

  • Economical Sciences. Learn about the business of corporate broadcast television and the history of the economic crisis.

  • Political Sciences. The political subjects issued in each episode can provide a frame for debate (if the students have a knowledge of American politics).

The good side is very good. Now the bad side. The TV show has a series of moral implications, considering the fact that the newscast in the film is portrayed as „the good guys” against mediocrity, incompetence and corporate money-grabbers. If the viewers do not use critical thinking, then messages such as these mentioned above can be understood (and are ment to be understood, by framing). They are very cinical and twisted:

  • if you have enough money, you can decide what is news and what is not

  • if you can’t get a real specialist on your show, improvise: check your phone agenda: your brother, your sister, your friends or your lover might be exactly the right experts on anything and everything. Don’t get upset if you creamed in the air – just hope it won’t happen.

  • When other are lying, it’s lack of professionalism. When a reporter is asked to lie in order to keep her job and to save an incompetent’s job, it’s honor and being human.

  • If you have a bullet-proof contract with a TV company, you can say as many stupidities on air as you want.

  • The news editor is actually taking on the „important” subjects that the producer dictates, either through consent or through manipulation (see the example on the smeering campaign against the Tea Party).

  • When a republican sympathiser is objective on the air, it’s „mediocrity”. When he’s attacking the opposition it’s called „courage”.

  • It’s not enough to be an underpayed journalist. You also have to be humiliated in front of everybody for uncovering the truth (see episode 6).

  • If you’ve betrayed a source’s trust about „off the record”, just say it’s been a misunderstanding and hope you’ll get your credibility back.

  • „America” refers to USA. The rest of the countries on the continent don’t matter.

  • If you use your logic against a black homosexual, it’s hurting feelings. But when you say the Ku Klux Clan was a Christian organization it’s politically correct.

And on, and on it goes. The series’ agenda is very devious. If you are not mentally equipped for watching this show, you’d better stay off it. The characters in the film and the crew behind the scenes of „The NewsRoom” really ARE the elite. But, if you are aware of the politics behind the politics and the agenda behind the entertainment, this might prove an extraordinary study material for civilization manipulation.

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What You REALLY Need to Know about Israel

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on June 26, 2012

Michel Collon, French journalist, comments and exposes in a brief time important elements about Israel, making a synthesis of the unconfortable  truths in the current geopolitical situation. His activity in waking up the public attention is impressing. His ideas are worth listening. You don’t have to watch the video, you may just listen to what he says in the background. If you find what he says interesting, tell others!


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The Best Government the Money Can Buy

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on March 15, 2012

This is a very interesting discussion with the filmmaker who directed the documentary The Best Government the Money Can Buy, which exposes the accaparation of power by lobbyists in Washington. After the film has been released in USA, the critics have acclaimed it and the specialist have appreciated it as being a close and scaring portrayal of all the major issues which it covers. In this interview, the film director explains the importance of knowing the facts for the American citizens.

Although it may seem of not so much important issue for citizens from other countries, I think it is worth as a case study for the mechanisms of corruption and understanding how USA are really ran.

Here you have a fragment of 15 minutes of discussion between the film director and an interviewer + the trailer

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Farewell, Comrades!

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on November 26, 2011

On November 14th 2011, I participated at the screening of the first episode of the historical TV documentary from the miniseries “Farewell, Comrades!”. The discussions were interesting, as it was an event organised by the Romanian television, with the participation of Alexandru Solomon, Romania’s greatest documentary filmmaker alive. At the event, Christian Beetz, one of the German film producers, has answered some of the questions about the making of, both from mr. Solomon and the public. Alecu Solomon: De ce cred ca “Adio, Tovarasi!” (Farewell, Comrades!) este un proiect important [pdf ] Read here his interview on hotnews.

Directed by a leading European filmmaker with solid international experience, the series “FAREWELL, COMRADES!” will be of global historical significance. A dense network of eight leading European coproducers makes ”FAREWELL, COMRADES!” a true European project:

Agitprop (Bulgaria)
Bestafilm (Poland)
Havas Films (Hungary)
Hifilm (Romania)
Hypermarket Film (Czech Republic)
Lystopad/ Mark Edwards (Ukraine)
Trigon Production (Slovakia)

Before giving you the technical information, I was totally impressed. I am a passioned documentaries fan and I can solemnly say I have never, in my life, seen, such a well-organized, international and facts-providing initiative, which can truly be called historical. The challenge is to surprise the impact of communism on the countries from the Central Europe (Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia) and Western Europe (Czechoslovakia, Poland, East Germany) which were behind the Iron Courtain, starting the 1975 moment, until the fall of the USSR, from the points of view of the survivours, which have sent postcards. These postcards, now investigated as historical documents, provide important insights which have not come out until 2011. The documentary offers a unique perspective on the social dimension: how did the day-to-day existence of those who lived in thos times actually looked like? Considering it documents events from 30-40 years ago, this builds upon the fact I already stated my chronicle of Red Gloves.

The official trailer

The effort is not only one of documentation for video purposes, but also for a multimedia platform, open to the whole world as a library. The media platform is an enhancement which would make the Frontline news show media platform from the PBS channel look tiny. It allows thematic search, cronological searchand and interactivity. I really think this is the future of documentary in the XXIth Century.

Lena Thiele, Creative director and cross-media producer, is developing and producing new formats in the field of documentary film, online, mobile and games.

The platform also shows footage of the video archives studied, but not selected for the film – which you may watch online and comment about.

 

The narrative structure also has a creative appropach, as it is a dialogue between a young woman (Tatjana Neksrov) in her 20s, which is researching about the horrors of communism, and her father (Alexandr Neksrov, the film director), which tries to explain to her how the things were. I haven’t ever seen such an inciteful manner of presenting a documentary subject.

Although I have only seen the first part of the six-part series, it seemed to me to bring an objective perspective. I found the documentary rich in well-documented information, concise, well-done technically and fast paced.

The six-parts documentary has been contracted for airing by these broadcasters from all over Europe:

ARTE France
BNT (Bulgaria)
Ceska TV (Czech Republic)
ICTV (Ukraine)
Magyar TV (Hungary)
Slovak TV (Slovakia)
TSR (Switzerland)
TVP (Poland)
TVR (Romania)
YLE (Finland)
ZDF ARTE (Germany)

Frome here we find out the following:

For the very first time, ”FAREWELL, COMRADES!” fully associates Arte’s three branches, Arte France, Arte GEIE, and Arte Deutschland / ZDF, together with coproducers Artline Films (France) and Gebrüder Beetz (Germany).

… and the network grows on!

”FAREWELL, COMRADES!”  is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

read the full list of partners in French  or in English.

The documentary started airing on November 17th on The Romanian National Television (TVR). HiFilm (The Romanian co-producer) editeda trailer for Romania.

Zelist.ro, the monitor of Romanian web 2.0, has considered the trailer for this documentary one of the most viral videos in the last period.

You may contribute to the presentation of this film in Romanian at Cinemagia, the local iMDB.

Other references:

Nu ratati: Serial fara precedent despre caderea comunismului
Official websites

Corabia lui Sebastian the author also has this blog

Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion:

photos 
Synopsis 
exhibition 
Book

web format description 

Torino Film Lab 

TVR începe difuzarea serialului „Farewell, Comrades!”- “Adio, tovarasi!”

 International Cities of refuge Network
ICORN Guest Writer Andrei Nekrasov releases major film documentary ‘Farewell, Comrades!’

Romanian website

International website in German, French, Russian and English.

Dan Tanasescu

Reelisor For more information, please contact the archive coordinator Antje Boehmert at: archive [at] farewellcomrades [dot] tv

Facebook

Iulia Blaga – Adio, dar rămân cu tine?

Later edit:

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam has commended this documentary and the film received

Prix Europa 2011 at the European Broadcasting Festival

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Der Untergang / The Downfall: Hitler and the End of the Third Reich (2004)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on October 8, 2011

Nominated at the Oscar for best foreign language film. It won Amanda Awards, Norway for best foreign film, Audience award at Bavarian Film Awards, best foreign film at British Independent Film Awards, best screenplay at Mar del Plata Film Festival, best actor in an international film at  Santa Barbara International Film Festival . It has been selected oficially in the Toronto international film competition. It is considered by iMDB constant users 94th best motion picture in history. Also considered one of the best war movies ever made.

I recommend the extended version (178 min, almost 3 hours).

It seemed to me one of the best films with documentary value about the war of Hitler. I have read a lot of books on the war of Hitler and the people behind the atrocities the nazis commit during WWII. And this film fits in the portrait of the dictator and of the historical situation like a piece of missing puzzle. It totally makes you feel like you are there. The accuracy of the film is stunning. Well worthing its fame, it is a must see.

My rating: 9 / 10 (A perfect movie)

Trailer spoken in German subtitles in English

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The Ugly American (1963)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on October 6, 2011

Nominated at the Golden Globes for best actor and best director; nominated for best screenplay by Writers Guild of American.

This is one of Marlon Brando’s great roles. This political drama is based on real facts, but the story has been dramatized in order to send a clear signal for the Americans against the political, economic and military interventionism in Asia. Thailand [en, wiki] has been one of the greatest free nations of Asia for more than 200 years. Even in the XIX th century,then known as the Kingdom of Siam, surrounded by British colonies, it has resisted, keeping the balance between its economic needs and its military protection. To see this film made half a century ago, you can understand the essence of the Cold War, the stakes of the conflict between China and USA and the mechanism of American interventionism.

Although it might be accused with didacticism, the film takes its point across and proves to be a film with documentary and historical value. Not a very good movie, but one well worth seeing, even for the simple reason it is one of Hollywood’s relatively fair portrayals of the Thailand nation.

My rating: 6 / 10 (good movie)

trailer

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Kynodontas

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on October 2, 2011

One of the most stagerring parables I have seen in awhile. Nominated for the Oscar at the Foreign film category in 2011, the greek production Kynodontas has received the award Un certain Regard (Cannes, 2009); The Best Director award at the Dublin International Film Festival (2010), at Montréal Festival of New Cinema (2009), the special Jury Prize at the Sarajevo film Festival (2009) and the Bronze Horse at the Stockholm Film Festival (2009).

The premises are quite innovative. This is a film like you haven’t seen many. The head of a family conspires with his wife to keep their kids inside their garden, never leaving… the premises. They have never been outside their place. They don’t know anything about foreign world, but only through the mediation of their father. All the things which he says are considered true.

A fierce satire on totalitarism, I would even consider a good. metaphor for the current American society. The film never makes clear wether there is a character study to the story, an exploration of the absurd, or a parable. The structure makes sense as either of them.

I don’t know it you will like it or not, but certainly it will shock you. Understand it and wonder about its subtleness. And share it! Watch it with friends who like to talk afterwards. After a few minutes of silence, you will start to get a new grip on a lot of realities. Chill down. It’s only a story. The reality is much scarier. It’s only that we have learned to look aside.

My rating: 7 / 10 (great film)

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Rollerball (1975)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on September 24, 2011

This blogger also remembers the Pro Cinema published top of best SF in the last century. Rollerball, although less known, is one well-worthy of being on the list. It is considered one of the best distopian movies and you will find it on fans’ list acrosss the internet.

The action takes place in a not-so-distant future, where the nations have disappeared and the world is ran by a giant supercorporation, which directs the life of everyone, surveilling everybody. The masses are entertained through a violent game, played as a sport, called “Rollerball”, which has the purpose of discouraging any particular individual’s initiative.

James Caan, a great American actor, plays the role of Jonathan, an expert player in rollerball who has become more famous than the game. At this point, the corporation asks him to step down. Jonathan starts asking questions, which is always a dangerous game in the world depicted by the screenplay and will end up costing him almost everything in his quest for bringing the corporation down.

Another classic story, about how one man fights the system as a hero, the saviour who brings freedom, which everybody waited. Some say that’s dangerous, but looking at Karl Popper’s morphology of the fairytale, it plain universal story-telling basics.

A great masterpiece, it is a great film worth seeing in order to understand some mechanisms of manipulation, which are already starting of being used. Present days are much more similar to the screen than 36 years ago, when the film was directed by the great American producer Norman Jewinson.

My rating: 8 / 10 (Masterpiece)

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Casino Jack (2010)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on September 18, 2011

Director George Hickenlooper, not much known, but the author of some brilliant other movies, takes the true story of an American lobbyist which has managed to scam tens of millions of dollars and, through his story, he creates a portrait of American political scene which will make you understand how things work in America and how laws are made.

This docudrama is also one of the best parts for Kevin Spacey (the greatest since American Beauty – he also got a Golden Globe nomination for best actor). Funny, brilliant, excellent. Great script, great acting. A true masterpiece. A movie you will love to watch again and again. Definitely, a must see.

My rating: 8 / 10 (masterpiece)

Enjoy watching it!

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Manusi Rosii / Red Gloves (2010) by Radu Gabrea

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on September 1, 2011

Together with Cel mai iubit dintre pămînteni / The Most Beloved from the Earth by Şerban Marinescu and Binecuvântată fii închisoare/ Bless You Prison by Nicolae Mărgineanu, this is the best non-documentary feature I have ever seen about the Communist jails. Inspired by a real fact, it dramatizes the real story of a young student in Cluj Napoca, in the late 50s and early 60s.

The historical set is this: in 1956, the Hungarians were encouraged by CIA to start a Revolution against the Russians. The Americans backed down on their intentions and the Russians entered Budapest with the tanks. The leaders of the movement have been jailed or killed, and a period of opression started against all the Magyars and the Szekelys, including those living in Transilvanya, a region of Romania with a special status. The Communist regime in Romania has been the toughest from all the Socialist countries in the Central Europe during the Cold War. As a Romanian, when I saw Das Leben Der Anderen I really didn’t understand why those people were complaining, compared to what happened in Romania during the Gheorghiu-Dej and Ceauşescu regimes.

“Red Gloves” is the adaptation of the journal written by the main character, condemned and tortured for a crime he never commited, forces through torture to condemn people to jail. The film really presents the heart of the issue from a human perspective and helps us understand the system, the opression and the conditions then. The music is absolutely superb.

Radu Gabrea is one of the most talented, yet less known film directors in Romania, especially since he preffered doing films in Germany during communism. Unfortunately, you wonţt find a great deal of information on the Internet Movie Database about those.

I have fortunately participated, two months ago, to the official launch of the picture in Cluj-Napoca, where the film director, the author of the book and the main actor participated. The hall was very warm. One of the most impressive things was that one of the participants at the launch has confessed it is the most realistic depiction of the jail conditions he also has experimented, as a political prisoner.

If you want to read further on Romanian communism,  there are a few non-Romanian recommendations I would have:

Les espions russes de Staline à Poutine : Les dossiers secrets by Patrick Pesnot & Monsieur X, chapter about Romanian Revolution
Revolution 1989: Fall of the Soviet Empire by Victor Sebastyen, chapter about the Romanian Revolution
The books are also available in Romanian, from Litera International.

and the documentary Videogramme einer Revolution, directed by Harun FarockiAndrei Ujica.

“Manusi rosii” can be seen in cinemas across the country.

My rating: 8 / 10 (Masterpiece)

Trailer:

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Century of the Self

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on July 18, 2011

“Century of the Self” – Adam Curtis’ documentary on how the western culture was radically transformed through widespread manipulation, public relations, advertising and research design. Here we have extended information on the research that has been done in the years ’70- ’80 concerning values and the categories that were developed based on those studies – I’m not only talking about the Maslow extended pyramid that he developed based on the suggestions of Clare W. Graves (not mentioned in the documentary), but also about the criteria, metaprograms (especially the self-others and need-want to dichotmies) and VALS I and VALS II systems.

My rating: 10 / 10

(A revolutionary documentary well-worth of being part of the history of mankind)

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Iraq for sale: The War Profiteers (2006)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on July 12, 2011

Director Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films stand behind a great series of documentaries produced on actual and relevant issues.

This is the best documentary on the war in Iraq released until now and the best documentary on any war that I have ever seen in my life. I have seen a lot of documentaries about US’ wars over energy resources (especially Iraq, Afghanistan – sure hope to see soon something about Lybia) and I have read some very good books on the war in Iraq, but this tops it all.

From A to Z, you will understand why the 2nd invasion of Iraq marks not only a new kind of warfare, but also a new kind of combatant in a war: it is the first time in the known history of mankind when a Government hired a private army to colonize a country. The film depicts the horrible mockery that this whole business has been to the state of Iraq, to the American soldiers and to the tax payers. Who benefits the most out a war which has no chance of ending in our lifetimes?

How do these companies waige war against another country without suffering any consequences for their actions?

What does this new kind of war means to the world?

How is the US Army killing and making sick its own soldiers for the profit of a few?

How are the contracts assigned and what is the importance of lobby and connections?

This documentary brings into light absolotely scandalous information, at first hand and gives us a full range perspective on the implications, mechanisms and characteristics of this war.

If you would only have one documentary to choose to understand the topic of Iraq war, this is the one. A definitely must see.

Warning! While it does not depict any visual violence, the greed depicted might make you sick!

My rating: 9 / 10 ( A perfect documentary)

Film trailers

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Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement (2007)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on June 29, 2011

Alex Jones, which I consider the greatest documentarist alive (yes, better even than Michael Moore), takes an open frontal approach to the issue of world depopulation plans. This documentary might shock you if you have no prior information.

The basic facts:

The Bildenberg Club is an organization counting about 300-400 people which meet every year in a very discrete location, away from the large mass-media coverage and take decisions about global geopolitics for the next few years. Usually, what gets discussed at the Bildenberg meetings gets done. In some years, the alternate media sneakes in and manages to find out what is being discussed, who and what says and so on.

Henry Kissinger is one of the worst war criminals in the history of America, worked as a US Ambassador and secretary of state, his career surviving the Vietnam and Watergate PR dizasters. He ellaborated in the ’70s a plan to reduce world population, which has been publicly supported by magnats (Ted Turner, Bill Gates) and politicians (Ronald Reagan, Prince William of the UK) and CEOs (alimentation, pharma) and is an ongoing process which advocates for:

  • abortions
  • wars
  • rights for the LGBT community
  • birth control & reduction
  • vaccines which produce sterility
  • political programs which destroy family life
  • eugenics
  • the right to commit suicide
  • genetically modified food
  • irradiated food
  • drug liberalization
  • weaponised viruses
  • … and pretty much anything which shorts or kills the life of any human

This documentary takes into account the facts and presents them subjectively, arguing it is a fight for any human being to take against these elites. Although it cannot be said it is an objective film, it has the great quality of presenting conspiracy facts in stead of conspiracy theories.

If you did not know the information from this film, I am sorry for your loss. You have the right to regret the beautiful bubble in which you lived until now. Welcome to the real world!

From the Youtube description:

“For the New World Order, a world government is just the beginning. Once in place they can engage their plan to exterminate 80% of the world’s population, while enabling the “elites” to live forever with the aid of advanced technology. For the first time, crusading filmmaker ALEX JONES reveals their secret plan for humanity’s extermination: Operation ENDGAME.

Jones chronicles the history of the global elite’s bloody rise to power and reveals how they have funded dictators and financed the bloodiest wars—creating order out of chaos to pave the way for the first true world empire. * Watch as Jones and his team track the elusive Bilderberg Group to Ottawa and Istanbul to document their secret summits, allowing you to witness global kingpins setting the world’s agenda and instigating World War III. * Learn about the formation of the North America transportation control grid, which will end U.S. sovereignty forever. * Discover how the practitioners of the pseudo-science eugenics have taken control of governments worldwide as a means to carry out depopulation. * View the progress of the coming collapse of the United States and the formation of the North American Union.”

My rating: 7 / 10 (great documentary)

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Inside Job

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on June 27, 2011

One of the best documentaries about the financial crisis, it has one of the best structured approaches I have ever seen in a documentary. It presents the history, the causes, the effects, the actors and the victims, from A to Z. Together with Alex Jones’ “Fall of the Republic”, it is the best film ever done about the new era of the world economy which has started in 2007. One of the greatest merits of the film is the way it takes a complex issue and approaches it in shuch a manner that it makes it easy for anyone to understand.

This film has been considered “the most important film at the Cannes festival (2010), the best full feature documentary of the year (Oscar – The American Academy for Motion Pictures and Sciences). It has received the Director’s Guild Award and the Writer’s Guild Award in 2011. it has been presented at the Toronto film Festival and it received, especially in the US, a lot of awards and nominations for excellence in film making. One of the Oscar receivers said at the ceremony it would be great to have jailed some of CEOs who was awarded lots of money after their companies broke .

Matt Damon proves his narrating abilities adding up to the film’s atmosphere. A clear-cut 360 degrees documentary. A must see!

My rating: 8 / 10 (Masterpiece)

 

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