Posted in: War
The Alpha Diaries
An unprecedented, groundbreaking and voyeuristic look into military reserve life in Israel, this film was shot over a 5 year period in director and reserve soldier Yaniv Berman's life. A soldier in the Israeli army reserves, Alpha Company, Berman had unparalleled access and filmed the soldiers as they went about their military service day and night. Crossing over to the Palestinian border the camera captured remarkably every movement of the soldiers from the frenetic night-time house arrests to the quiet moments...
Posted in: Educational, History, War
D Day to Berlin
From the moment that Allied forces established the first beachhead in Normandy on D-Day, the end of the war in Europe was in sight. But although many soldiers joked about being in ‘Berlin by Christmas’, tenacious German resistance soon brought home the realisation that there were to be no quick victories. It was a nearly a year before the defeat of Nazi Germany was complete and Hitler’s Third Reich lay in ruins – a year of murderous struggle in the hedgerows of the bocage, exhilaration at the liberation...
Posted in: Educational, History, War
Dambusters Declassified
Martin Shaw takes a fresh look at one of the most famous war stories of them all. The actor, himself a pilot, takes to the skies to retrace the route of the 1943 raid by 617 Squadron which used bouncing bombs to destroy German dams. He sheds new light on the story as he separates the fact from the myth behind this tale of courage and ingenuity. Using the 1955 movie The Dam Busters as a vehicle to deconstruct the raid, he tries to piece together a picture of perhaps the most daring attack in the history of...
Posted in: War
Six Day War
The story of the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, the echoes of which are still heard today in the middle east. In May of that year, Egypt, under President Nasser, blocked the Tiran Straits to Israeli shipping and began to gather huge numbers of troops in the Sinai Peninsula. At the same time King Hussein’s Jordan allowed Iraqi troops across her border. Israel was swift to respond to this turn of events and there was a devastating pre-emptive air strike against the Egyptian airforce. Jordanian and Syrian attacks...
Posted in: Society, War
Street Vets
Over 100,000 United States Veterans are homeless every year. In a powerful, one-hour documentary, filmmaker Issac Goeckeritz takes viewers into the largely invisible world of homeless veterans and the difficult, but hopeful, pathways...
Posted in: Mystery, War
Lost Nuke
Examine the mystery of the 1950 crash off the B.C. coast of a U.S. Air Force bomber carrying a nuclear bomb; the Air Force’s official version of events does not fit with the actual location where the crashed plane was...
Posted in: War
Generals At War: The Battle Of The Bulge
1944- Adolf Hitler starts a gigantic offensive in the West. If the Allies cannot contain the German advance, Adolf Hitler could win a victory. This exciting series takes a fresh approach to the great battles of World War Two. Each film tells the story of the head-to-head between two iconic generals. In a dramatic device, a war-time bunker becomes the setting for these epic conflicts. As the generals face off across a the battle map it comes alive in CGI: soldiers march across the table, tanks blast away...
Posted in: Human Rights, Society, War
KONY 2012
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. HOW TO HELP: Join TRI or Donate to Invisible Children: http://bit.ly/yp5Ffv Purchase KONY 2012 products: http://invisiblechildrenstore.myshopify.com/ Sign the Pledge: http://www.causes.com/causes/227-invisible-children DIRECTOR: Jason Russell LEAD EDITOR: Kathryn Lang EDITORS: Kevin Trout, Jay Salbert, Jesse...
Posted in: 911, News & Politics, War
The 9/11 Decade
Immediately after 9/11, the US announced that the gloves were coming off in the fight against al-Qaeda. In the first of three films on the aftermath of 9/11, we examine the highs and lows of the intelligence war. A PR stunt which killed thousands and launched a propaganda war that has, so far, lasted a decade. Since 9/11, how far has the US and al-Qaeda been prepared to go to win hearts and minds with elaborate media strategies? A look behind the headline news of airstrikes and suicide bombings at the...