Τρίτη, 27 Οκτωβρίου 2009

The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium, and the Dead Children


Είδος: Ντοκυμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: Αγγλικά - Γερμανικά

Υπότιτλοι: English
Χρονολογία: 2004 , D
Σκηνοθεσία: Freider Wagner, Valentin Thurn
Διάρκεια: 53'




Ένα βραβευμένο ντοκυμαντέρ της γερμανικής τηλεόρασης από τον Freider Wagner και τον Valentin Thurn. Ο Γιατρός, το Απεμπλουτισμένο Ουράνιο και τα Παιδιά που Πεθαίνουν εκθέτει τη χρήση και τις επιπτώσεις των ραδιενεργών όπλων κατά τη διάρκεια του πολέμου εναντίον του Ιράκ. Την ιστορία διηγούνται πολίτες πολλών εθνών. Ανοίγει με τις παρατηρήσεις από δύο βρετανούς βετεράνους, την Kenny Duncan και την Jenny Moore, περιγράφει την έκθεσή τους σε ραδιενέργεια, αποκαλούμενη απεμπλουτισμένου ουρανίου (DU), τα όπλα και τις συγγενείς ανωμαλίες των παιδιών τους. Ο Δρ. Siegwart-Horst Gunther, ο πρώην συνάδελφός του Albert Schweitzer, και Tedd Weyman του Ιατρικό Κέντρο Ερευνών Ουρανίου(UMRC) ταξίδεψε στο Ιράκ, από τη Γερμανία και τον Καναδά, αντιστοίχως, για την αξιολόγηση της μόλυνσης ουρανίου στο Ιράκ.

An award winning documentary film produced for German television by Freider Wagner and Valentin Thurn. The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium, and the Dying Children exposes the use and impact of radioactive weapons during the war against Iraq. The story is told by citizens of many nations. It opens with comments by two British veterans, Kenny Duncan and Jenny Moore, describing their exposure to radioactive, so-called depleted uranium (DU), weapons and the congenital abnormalities of their children. Dr. Siegwart-Horst Gunther, a former colleague of Albert Schweitzer, and Tedd Weyman of the Uranium Medical Research Center (UMRC) traveled to Iraq, from Germany and Canada respectively, to assess uranium contamination in Iraq.




Πέμπτη, 8 Οκτωβρίου 2009

A Class Divided



Είδος: Ντοκυμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: English
Υπότιτλοι: -
Χρονολογία: - , US
Σκηνοθεσία: -
Διάρκεια: 53'


One day in 1968, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on the children, and its enduring power thirty years later.


Πέμπτη, 1 Οκτωβρίου 2009

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib


Είδος: Ντοκυμαντέρ
Γλώσσα: Αγγλικά
Υπότιτλοι: -
Χρονολογία: 2007 , US
Σκηνοθεσία: Rory Kennedy
Διάρκεια: 78'


The Shame of America, 23 February 2007
Author: lastliberal from Florida
HBO Films is currently presenting one of the nominated documentaries for a Grand Jury Prize at this years Sundance Festival: Ghosts of Abu Ghraib. This is a film that needs to be seen by every American. It is a stark lesson in what happens when we are led by individuals who have no respect for law and human rights.

Rory Kennedy's film is a masterpiece that demonstrated how and why America was shamed. It begins and ends with the lessons from the Milgram Experiment conducted in 1961. The actions of the guards at Abu Ghraib replicate the Stanford Prison Experiment of 1971. What is crucial is the fact that, as in the experiments, it has to be assumed that the soldiers were acting under higher authority. Part of the shame of what happened is that this higher authority escaped punishment for their crimes. This is, of course, the way of the world. The peons get the shaft while the higher authorities get medals and promotions.

A critical piece of evidence present might be missed: the techniques used at Abu Ghraib came from the Brazilian Military. These low-ranking soldiers would not have known of these measures. They had to be taught.

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