Five Puerto Ricans, who participated in the Nationalist Insurrection of 1950 to gain Puerto Rico's independence from the United States, reflect in their old age on the history of this forgotten struggle and the consequences it had on their lives to defy the world's most powerful government.
The recounting of a deadly Canadian bank robbery in the 1950's and the resulting massive man hunt for the killer.
This movie has any coherent plot. It is more the portrait of the lives of different people in the hard years of post-war in Spain (the 40's), and how people manage to survive in a country desolated by the war. Like other films: la colmena or roma (fellini) it shows us lots of characters and some moments of their lives.
A series of racist acts prompts three Mizzou students to pick up cameras and take us inside the student movement that brought down their college president. From the hunger strike, to victory, to the fear of violent reprisals, we live with the students who started a campus revolt.
Story about five Rajinikanth fans and their journey.
Farmer Al Falfa goes on a disastrous hunting trip in this animated Aesop's Fables short.
Jan Bocquoy narrates the story of his sexual life to age 28, imagining his conception (parents drunk, the encounter lasting ten seconds) and reporting his first orgasm (at the hands of Eddy, in a beach-side caravan, as they watch Laurel and Hardy), his comparative experiences with girls, and his move from Harelbeck to Brussels. There he meets Greta, bartender at a Bohemian cafe, who teaches him the Kama Sutra, the naked Esther, who reads him stories, and Thérèse, his wife for three years. They split after two children; he moves to a small flat, writes pornography to pay the bills, works sporadically on a novel, espouses anarchism, and meets more women. His self-confidence grows.
Chapter 11 of the series 18 decades of life in Mexico in the twentieth century. Images of the cultural, social and political life in Mexico between 1950 and 1954 Narrates the period of the history of Mexico from 1950 to 1954, marked by capitalism and exploitation of native peoples.
A unique and historically valuable addition to the Official Films Collection, these 14 minutes of material predate television and provides both black and white and colour coverage of the first ever FIFA World Cup™. There are five minutes of material from the final in colour, providing a record of Uruguay’s victory in 1930.
This European Film Award winner documentary tells the story of Recsk, Hungary's most notorious political prison camp, which operated between 1950 and 1953. During the early 1950's the very existence of this camp for political prisoners at Recsk was one of the Hungarian communist regime's deepest secrets. Hundreds of people were taken there without ever actually being sentenced by any court, and had to suffer through the brutal treatment handed down by their sadistic captors. This documentary tells the story of Recsk from both the captors' and the prisoners' point of view, capturing the atmosphere of paranoia, humiliation and degradation that prevailed throughout the Stalinist gulag system.
This Black and White newsreel footage is a designer's archaeological dig.
Documentary of the Korean War.
Newsreel footage recalls some of the events that defined the decade and a unique collection of amateur cine film captures scenes of everyday life to present this affectionate look back at the way we were in the 1950s Britain.
During the final decades of steam locomotive operation on British Railways, keen amateur photographers captured fascinating footage of the end of an era. This programme brings you some of these unique movies, including steam workings at Clapham Junction, the Great Central Line, Stanier Pacifics on the West Coast Main Line and much, much more. A real treasure trove of steam gems.
The work, which is as much a research project as it is a work of art, is comprised of private photographs collected, scanned, and retouched over a number of years by the artist. Each of the original images were commissioned by urban black working and middle-class families in South Africa between 1890 and 1950, a time when the government was entrenching its infamous policies towards those designated as "natives."