Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: Peter Jackson („Der Herr der Ringe“, „King Kong“) greift in seinem Dokumentarfilm das Geschehen des Ersten Weltkriegs auf und zeigt dabei nicht nur die Kriegsvorbereitungen, sondern auch die an der Front kämpfenden, in Gräben stationierten Soldaten bis hin zum 1918 eintretenden Waffenstillstand. Unter Verwendung modernster Technik erweckt der neuseeländische Filmemacher historisches Filmmaterial zum Leben, wie man es noch nie zuvor gesehen hat: Die über 100 Jahre alten Schwarz-Weiß-Bilder wurden aufwändig restauriert und koloriert, geschärft und in 3D konvertiert, und vermitteln dem Zuschauer intensiver denn je, was es im Ersten Weltkrieg bedeutete, durch den Schlamm zu kriechen, dem Feind aufzulauern und nicht zu wissen, ob man am nächsten Tag überhaupt noch am Leben sein wird.
Action, Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte: From his embed with US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris. The film seamlessly transitions from stunning war reportage to an intimate, visceral portrait of one man's personal struggle at home in North Carolina, where Harris confronts the physical and emotional difficulties of re-adjusting to civilian life with the love and support of his wife, Ashley. Masterfully contrasting the intensity of the frontline with the unsettling normalcy of home, HELL AND BACK AGAIN lays bare the true cost of war.
Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: ”The Network” connects both past and present – bouldering, sport, and competition climbing – and this cutting-edge film tangles the viewer inside the spider web of connections that makes up the world of the professional rock climber.
Krimi, Dokumentarfilm, Drama: Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill stumbles upon a U.S. night raid gone badly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan. An Afghani witness swears he saw American soldiers digging bullets out of the dead women and Scahill's investigation leads him to the secret maneuvers of the shadowy and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Our reporter is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams "find, fix, and finish" their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for Obama's "kill list," including U.S. citizens. From Afghanistan to Yemen and Somalia, as well as back home in New York where he tries to piece the puzzle together, Scahill meets with CIA agents, Special Forces operators, military generals and U.S.-backed warlords who go on camera and on the record-some for the first time. He tracks down the survivors of night raids and drone strikes, including the family of the first American citizen marked for death and being hunted by his own government. With a strong cinematic style and thriller structure, Dirty Wars takes viewers to remote corners of the globe to see first-hand wars fought in their name and offers a behind-the-scenes look at a high-stakes investigation. Dirty Wars is also a book by Jeremy Scahill on the same topic, exhaustively researched and footnoted and available on request.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Restrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90- minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” - a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.
Biografie, Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte: Academy Award®-winner for Best Documentary Feature, THE FOG OF WAR is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now - for the first time ever - he sits down one on one with award-winning director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) to offer a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. As leader of the world's most powerful military force during this nation's most volatile period in recent years, McNamara offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War. Featuring newly released Oval Office recorded conversations with Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, THE FOG OF WAR received critical acclaim for its up-close and personal insider perspective. See the film that Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) hailed as "a masterpiece!"
Action, Abenteuer, Dokumentarfilm: Armed only with cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history. Mike and Carlos embed with U.S. Forces fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan, amidst the constant threat of the Taliban. They are the only Father and Son Journalist Team to ever embed with the US Frontline Armed Forces due to the extreme danger involved. Their journey, ‘The Hornet’s Nest’, is a true story of survival not only for the soldiers, but for a father and son team who seek to re-connect under the most harrowing of circumstances.
Nachrichten, Krieg: Seen through the lens of filmmaker Brian Oakes, Foley's close childhood friend, Jim takes us from small-town New England to the adrenaline-fueled front lines of Libya and Syria, where Foley pushed the limits of danger to report on the plight of civilians impacted by war. On Thanksgiving Day 2012, Jim Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years. Thrown into a world of false leads and misinformation, the Foley family was threatened with prosecution by the U.S. government if they paid a ransom. In Oakes' gut-wrenching film, Foley's family, friends and fellow journalists tell Jim's story, while his fellow hostages reveal the details of captivity with chilling immediacy. Brilliantly constructed with unparalleled access, Jim: The James Foley Story is a harrowing chronicle of bravery, compassion and pain at the dawn of World War ISIS.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: "A touching story of friendship, struggle and triumph, the film follows the journey of two Somali national soccer team friends chasing their dreams in the face of impossible odds. After surviving two decades of war, Saadiq,17, and Sa’ad,19, the team’s most promising stars, enter the only televised match of the year hoping scouts will be watching. With passports of no value on the world stage, soccer may be their only shot to escape a growing terror threat, persecution and poverty.Against the backdrop of fear and shared sacrifice, they embark on separate but equally improbable journeys. In the opportunity of a lifetime, Saadiq sets off for America with dreams of an education and a soccer career. Sa’ad continues his career in Mogadishu with the hopes of someday being reunited with his friend. Their biggest dream is shared – to be symbols of hope to generations who have only known war."
Dokumentarfilm, Drama, Krieg: In the most provocative film of the year, Academy Award(r)-winner Michael Moore (2002, Best Documentary, Bowling for Columbine) presents a searing examination of the role played by money and oil in thewake of the tragic events of 9/11. Moore blends captivating and thought-provoking footage with revealing interviews, while balancing it all with his own brand of humor and satire.
Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: Ingenieure, Piloten, Gegner und Opfer von Drohnen schildern in diesem Film ihre Ansichten über die umstrittene neue Waffe des CIA im Krieg gegen den Terror.
Action, Abenteuer, Dokumentarfilm: In 1948, a group of Jewish American pilots flew for Israel in its War of Independence. The first feature-length doc about the foreign airmen in the ’48 War, ABOVE AND BEYOND weaves interviews and footage to present a fascinating, little-known tale.
Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: Die Crew der Memphis Belle, einer berühmten Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, rüstet sich für eine Mission. Dies und mehr erfahren Sie in der Dokuserie „Five Came Back“.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Der Regisseur John Ford präsentiert Aufnahmen von der Schlacht um Midway. Weitere Details über den staatlich finanzierten Film enthüllt die Dokuserie „Five Came Back“.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Dieser Film von 1946 über traumatisierte US-Veteranen wurde von der US-Regierung zunächst in Auftrag gegeben und dann verboten. Mehr erfahren Sie in „Five Came Back“.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Nach der alliierten Invasion in Italien ist San Pietro ein Paradebeispiel für die Brutalität des Krieges. Weitere Infos erhalten Sie in der Doku „Five Came Back“.
Biografie, Drama, Geschichte: A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan when he attempted, with the help of his father, to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. But Winfield’s pleas went unheeded. Left on his own, thousands of miles from his family, and with members of his platoon threatening his life, Winfield was drawn into the moral abyss, forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever. THE KILL TEAM is equal parts infuriating and illuminating, a searing look at what can happen when the psychological burdens and intense camaraderie of the battlefield are left unchecked by sound moral leadership.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Rebellen, Wilderer, Ölunternehmen – der Berggorilla hat viele Feinde, doch nur einen einzigen Freund: die Park-Ranger.
Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: The film tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust. The film shows recently uncovered archive documents revealing this. Interviews with former Soviet intelligence officers reveal shocking details on: The Great Famine in Ukraine (1923/33); the Katyn massacre (1940); the SS-KGB partnership; Soviet mass deportations; and medical experiments in the GULAG. These are just some of the topics covered by this first time documentary film by director Edvins Snore. Based on 10 years of research The Soviet Story was filmed over 2 years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, the UK and Belgium. As a result, The Soviet Story presents a truly unique insight into recent Soviet history, told by people once Soviet citizens, who had first hand knowledge of it. The Soviet Story also discusses the impact of the Soviet legacy on modern day Europe. The Soviet Story is a story of pain, injustice and "realpolitik".
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Der Dokumentarfilmer Talal Derki und sein Kameramann Kahtan Hasson begleiten den Alltag von Clan-Chef Abu Osama und seiner Familie über einen Zeitraum von ungefähr zwei Jahren im salafistischen Nordwesten Syriens. Osama erzieht seine beiden Söhne, die er nach dem Gründer der Terrorgruppe Al-Quaida und dessen Stellvertreter benannt hat, Ayman (12) und Osama (13), sowie deren zehn Geschwister streng islamistisch. Seine beiden Söhne gehen nicht zur Schule, sondern absolvieren ein Koranstudium. Wie bei vielen anderen Kindern in Syrien steht also statt Matheunterricht eine extreme Auslegung des Korans auf dem Stundenplan. In einem Militärcamp werden ihnen zusätzlich der Umgang mit Waffen, Gehorsam und Disziplin vermittelt. Die gefährliche Ausbildung hat zum Ziel, die Kinder zu „Gotteskindern“ zu formen.
Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Britische und US-Truppen befreien gemeinsam das von Nazi-Deutschland besetzte Nordafrika. Weitere Infos über diesen Propagandafilm erhalten Sie in „Five Came Back“.
Action, Abenteuer, Dokumentarfilm: CITIZEN SOLDIER is a dramatic feature film, told from the point of view of a group of Soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known since World War II as the “Thunderbirds. ” Set in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan at the height of the surge, it is a heart-pounding, heartfelt grunts’ eye-view of the war. A modern day Band of Brothers, Citizen Soldier tells the true story of a group of Soldiers and their life-changing tour of duty in Afghanistan, offering an excruciatingly personal look into modern warfare, brotherhood, and patriotism. Using real footage from multiple cameras, including helmet cams, these Citizen Soldiers give the audience an intimate view into the chaos and horrors of combat and, in the process, display their bravery and valor under the most hellish of conditions.