Double bill of documentaries from Marc Isaacs. ‘All White in Barking’ (2007) examines the attitudes the white citizens of Barking have towards the immigrants living in the area. These attitudes generally involve prejudices which focus on what clothes the immigrants wear, the religion they follow and the food they eat. ‘Men of the City’ (2009) follows a trader, a street-sweeper, an immigrant and an insurance agent in London as they attempt to move forward in the economic crisis and discover their place in the capital city.
BRAZIL – AN INCONVENIENT HISTORY (E) £14.99
The history of the biggest ever slave population. Whereas 4% of all African slaves were transported to North America, 40% were shipped to Brazil. This programme looks at those estimated 4 million people, on whose backs Brazil was built and without whom none of its present-day culture would be possible.
Canters on the incredible history of the West India Regiment and the act of parliament that established them as a new class of citizen – ‘Black and British’
IN THE LAND OF THE FREE…(E) 2009 USA VADIM JEAN £14.99
Samuel L. Jackson narrates this documentary about three black men who spent decades in solitary confinement after being targeted by prison officials for being members of the Black Panther Party and for fighting against inhumane prison conditions.
Documentary that examines the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela, the South African civil rights activist and leader who spent over a quarter of a century in prison.
A music documentary that traces the culture of reggae in Jamaican society.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JNR: BEEN TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP (E) 1968 £17.99
A collection of speeches and conversations of the great orator and civil rights leader spanning the last ten years of his life. Includes the ‘I’ve been to the mountaintop’ speech from Tennesse on April 3rd 1968; addressing the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama; accepting the Nobel Peace Prize; ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Alabama; opposing the Vietnam war; and co-coordinating the ‘Poor People’s March’.
Documentary about the inspirational American civil rights leader, who was assassinated in 1968, focusing on the legacy of his life and career and using rare archive footage and interviews.
MEN OF PEACE (E) 2010 £19.99
Documentary about the lives and work of three influential men of peace: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. All three of these men faced tumultuous times and risked immense personal danger to promote their philosophy of peaceful, non violent protest against political injustice and tyranny.
NELSON MANDELA: IN HIS OWN WORDS (E) 2008 £9.99
Former South African President, Nelson Mandela, has dedicated his life to the struggle against apartheid in his native country.In this documentary, Mandela talks about his fight against racial segregation from the early days of the Rivonia Trial in 1963, through to his incarceration for 27 years on Robben Island, to his eventual freedom and the birth of a new nation.
This documentary relates his story and features interviews with leading civil rights activists and archive news footage.
NINE MUSES (PG) 2010 AKOMFRAH. JOHN £15.99
Experimental documentary essay uses an abstract montage of archive material, landscape photography and literary reference to explore themes of immigration and identity.
Documentary profile of the legendary South African leader who was famously imprisoned for 27 years for resisting his nation’s apartheid regime. When he was released from prison Mandela was quickly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and elected South Africa’s first black president, completing a remarkable turnaround in both the life of the man and the nation where he grew up subject to racial abuse and discrimination.
Documentary about the blues singer.
SIMON SCHAMA’S ROUGH CROSSING (15) UK 2007 £15.99
True story of the struggle for freedom endured by thousands of African-American slaves, whisked from the plantations to fight on the British frontline during the War Of Independence.
SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION (E) 2009 BILL GUTTENTAG, B/STURMAN, D £14.99
Documentary about the role music played in the American civil rights movement. The film features interviews with civil rights activists as well as performances from The Roots, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Angie Stone and more.
UTOPIA (E) 2013 PILGER, JOHN £14.99
Aiming to uncover the truth about Australia’s treatment of its Aboriginal people, Pilger travels to a remote region in the West dubbed ‘Utopia’ where the reality is far removed from the perfection suggested by its title.
THE WERETH ELEVEN (E) 2011 CHILD, ROBERT £24.99
Docudrama which weaves archive footage, interviews and drama to tell the tale of eleven African-American soldiers who were executed by the Nazis in one of the lesser known war crimes of WWII.
Documentary about Hurricane Katrina, which takes in personal stories and at the same time explores a nation still divided along race and class lines.
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