This is the last of these.
A few years ago I used to run a biweekly free film showing in the University for anyone who wanted to come along. The films were a mix of documentaries, fiction and based on true story stuff. I would try to get a guest along to speak too.
I thought I would make the list of films available here with links to where you can see them free where possible.
I’ve divided them into rough groups and posted links to where you can find them online if you want to. The first week I had some films about the media and the second was economics, the third was biographies and the fourth was some great anti-war films. The fifth was documentaries about protests. The sixth was some tear-jerkers.
This 7th and last part it is a bit of a mix of everything, but all worth watching…
Why We Fight – “is a 2006 prize winning documentary film about the US military-industrial complex. The title refers to the World War 2 era eponymous propaganda movies commissioned by the U.S. Government to justify their decision to enter the war against the Axis Powers”.
The War On Democracy – “The War On Democracy’ (2007) was John Pilger’s first for cinema. It explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile”.
Supersize Me – I am sure most of you have seen this but it is Morgan Spurlock’s documentary about the health effects of McDonald’s food. In order to test this he subjects himself to eating nothing but McDonalds every day for a month.
It is online if you look. Easy to find.
They Live – This is a rather good film by director John Carpenter, it’s an alien film but, well, it isn’t really. You’ll have to watch it to find out why.
Here is the IMDB page. You can look around online for it too.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (aka Chavez: Inside the Coup) – “2002 documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. A television crew from Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ happened to be recording a documentary about Chávez during the events of April 11, 2002. Shifting focus, they followed the events as they occurred. During their filming, the crew recorded images of the events that they say contradict explanations given by Chávez’s opposition, the private media, the US State Department, and then White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. The documentary says that the coup was the result of a conspiracy between various old guard and anti-Chávez factions within Venezuela and the United States”.
It is online here.