Till min dotter
2019, Documentario
8.5

Società, Guerra: FOR SAMA is an intimate feature documentary that takes the form of a letter from Waad al-Kateab, a 26-year-old Syrian mother, to her daughter Sama recorded in the last days of the battle for Aleppo, Syria. Waad lives with Sama’s father, a doctor in the last surviving hospital in rebel-held Aleppo. Surrounded on all sides, bombarded daily by the Syrian regime and Russian air force, Waad fears they may be killed at any moment. So she crafts a filmed message to her one-year old daughter to explain who her parents were, what they were fighting for and why Sama came into this world – a record for the young girl in case they don’t survive. Waad’s story begins in 2012 when she was a student studying marketing at Aleppo University. Protests against the brutal dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad reach the university and Waad is one of the first to join. Her camera captures the joy and optimism of those early days. She meets a young medic in the protests called Hamza and with a group of friends they continue to demand freedom even as the regime resorts to greater and greater violence to crush them, eventually engulfing the city in full-blown war. They lose friends and narrowly escape death themselves at the hand of snipers, airstrikes and barrel bombs, scenes all captured on camera. Then, in the midst of the storm, Hamza proposes marriage. They marry, move into their first home and before long Waad is pregnant, scenes recognisable to any young couple anywhere in the world. The difference is their honeymoon plays out against an increasingly apocalyptic war. When the Russians intervene to save the regime in September 2015, they unleash ferocious violence against the rebels. Yet despite their fear, Waad and Hamza decide not to flee the city as so many have done, but to stay and continue the fight for freedom. She realises that the struggle is no longer only for them, it’s for the future of her daughter. Sama is born on the 1st January 2016, a small ray of hope in the chaos. Sama’s first year of life will see the last year of the battle for the city, a time of almost unimaginable darkness. The regime and its allies resort to every imaginable atrocity to crush the rebels. Hamza’s hospital is bombed. They are besieged and witness attacks by chlorine gas, cluster and barrel bombs, massacres of women and children. Yet amid it all, Waad and Hamza have the joy of parenthood, witnessing the first weeks of their baby daughter’s life, full of fun and laughter. She gives them the strength to endure and inspiration to all of the last band of rebels. Eventually, they are overwhelmed and forced into exile. In the exodus, the family pack their things and with tears in their eyes, bid farewell to the shattered city, the place where their dream of freedom was born and where it died. Yet they carry their daughter with them, an eternal symbol of the love and hope that the violence of tyrants cannot destroy.

Virunga
2014, Documentario
8.2

Documentari, Guerra: Ribelli, bracconieri, compagnie petrolifere... I gorilla di montagna hanno pochi alleati: i ranger del parco.

The Fog of War: La guerra secondo Robert McNamara
2003, Documentario
8.1

Biografie, Documentari, Storia: Un'avvincente lezione di storia – ma con riflessioni che toccano anche la contraddittoria natura dell'homo sapiens/demens – è questo documentario, tratto da 30 ore di interviste a Cambridge (Massachusetts), che è pure un vivido ritratto di Robert McNamara, studioso di logica, etica, statistica, docente all'università di Harvard, presidente della Ford, segretario della Difesa dal 1961 al 1968 prima con Kennedy e poi con Johnson, figura-chiave della politica statunitense nel Novecento.

The Soviet Story
2008, Documentario
8.1

Documentari, Storia, Guerra: 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".

Apocalisse nel deserto
1992, Documentario
8.0

Documentari, Guerra: Il disastro provocato dall'incendio dei pozzi petroliferi in Kuwait commentato senza l'uso della parola da immagini affascinanti accompagnate dalla musica.

Breaker Morant
1980, Documentario
7.8

Storie drammatiche, Storia, Guerra: Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Religiolus
2008, Documentario
7.6

Commedia, Documentari, Guerra: Già autore di Borat, Larry Charles, presenta un documentario dissacratore sulla religione e sulle sue implicazioni attraverso il mondo. Il titolo Religulous è la contrazione delle parole "Religion" e "Ridiculous"

Last Days in Vietnam
2014, Documentario
7.6

Documentari, Storia, Guerra: During the final days of the Vietnam War, North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. An unlikely group of heroes emerged as Americans and South Vietnamese took matters into their own hands.

Caschi bianchi
2016, Documentario
7.5

Documentari, Guerra: Cercano i sopravvissuti tra le macerie mentre le bombe cadono ancora. Questi uomini ordinari sono eroi straordinari.

Inside the Golden Statue
1999, Documentario
7.5

Storie drammatiche, Storia, Romantici: There is drastically more than meets the eye to curating a successful awards ceremony. The Academy Awards, widely known as one of the most sophisticated and historic of these institutions, is no exception.

City of Ghosts
2017, Documentario
7.4

Documentari, Guerra: Un documentario incredibile che segue lo straordinario viaggio di "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently"- un gruppo di anonimi giornalisti che - dopo aver visto il proprio paese aggredito dall'ISIS - ha deciso di rischiare la vita per documentare il più grande male del mondo.

Taxi to the dark side
2007, Documentario
7.4

Crimine, Documentari, Guerra: Il 1° Dicembre 2002, Dilawar, un giovane taxista afgano, carica tre passeggeri, non farà più ritorno a casa. Prendendo spunto dall'indagine giornalistica di Tim Golden del “New York Times” sulla misteriosa morte di Dilawar nella prigione americana di Bagram (2002), Alex Gibney intraprende una sorprendente inchiesta che, partendo dalle torture e i soprusi subiti dai “terroristi” arabi rinchiusi nelle carceri militari americane in Afganistan e Iraq, arriva a indagare e svelare la vera natura di gravissimi episodi di violazione dei diritti umani, solo apparentemente accidentali. Un indagine che lo porta sino a Guantanamo, e ai metodi di interrogatorio della CIA negli anni '50, '60 e '70, per svelare il lato oscuro della politica anti-terrorismo dell'amministrazione Bush dopo l'11 settembre ed i tanti retroscena dell'intervento americano in Medio Oriente.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
2017, Documentario
7.4

Biografie, Documentari, Storia: Hedy Lamarr, prima attrice ad apparire nuda sul grande schermo, ingegnere emigrata ebreo-austriaca, fu anche inventrice di un sistema di comunicazione segreto per combattere i nazisti; solo verso la fine della sua vita, fu dato credito alle sue idee, utilizzate ora come base per la sicurezza dei sistemi WiFi, GPS e Bluetooth.

Last Men in Aleppo
2017, Documentario
7.4

Documentari, Guerra: Nessuno più dei Caschi Bianchi presenti ad Aleppo ha chiaro il costo umano della guerra civile in Siria. Sempre tra i primi ad arrivare in città quando bombrardamenti e devastanti attacchi terroristici spingono la popolazione sull'orlo del collasso, i volontari Khaled Mahmoud e Subhi, da mesi si precipitano verso i siti distrutti mentre tutti gli altri sono costretti a scappare. Cercano instancabili tra le rovine degli edifici crollati i sopravvissuti e coloro che invece non ce l'hanno fatta.

I bambini del califfato
2018, Documentario
7.3

Documentari, Guerra: Al-Nusra, braccio siriano di Al-Qaeda. Abu Osama combatte il regime credendo fermamente nella legge della Sharia e vive con la sua famiglia, i cui figli sono avviati verso l’estremismo islamico. Talal Derki ha passato due anni fingendo di essere un sostenitore della jihad per seguire da vicino le dinamiche di una padre che educa i propri figli alla guerra, riuscendo a entrare all’interno di un mondo inaccessibile, un orrore a noi quasi sconosciuto e incomprensibile.

The Age of Stupid
2009, Documentario
7.0

Documentari, Storia, Guerra: It's the year 2055 and the world has been ravaged by climate change. London is underwater, Sydney is on fire and nuclear war has ravaged India. An archivist looks back at footage from 2008 to understand why humankind failed to stop this disaster. From the director of McLibel and starring Pete Postlethwaite, this provocative film warns of the dire consequences of our failure to stop climate change.

The Hornet's Nest
2014, Documentario
6.7

Azione, Avventura, Documentari: 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.

San Pietro
1945, Documentario
6.6

Documentari, Guerra: Dopo lo sbarco degli Alleati, la battaglia di San Pietro diventa un esempio degli effetti devastanti della guerra. Per saperne di più, segui la serie "Five Came Back".

Attack Force Z
1982, Documentario
5.6

Azione, Avventura, Storie drammatiche: A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II. Starring Mel Gibson and Sam Neil.