All posts by sdmonerri

The Bang Bang Club (2010)


The biographical story of four photojournalists who documented at close range the brutal attacks made between opposing political parties during the final days of Apartheid in South Africa. Venturing into volatile townships, the club members risk death to capture that one prize-winning shot, which in the case of Kevin Carter (Taylor Kitsch), came with an unexpected price…

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Unrest (2017)

This poignant, feature-length documentary shines a light on the hidden epidemic that is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Filmed partly on her cell phone and almost entirely from her sickbed, director Jen Brea breaks the mould and proves that anyone can be a filmmaker! In a truly human story, she documents the lives of forgotten patients, who after decades of maltreatment due to stigma and medical ignorance are rising up in a global movement for change.

 

 

Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage / Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (2005)

A harrowing and vital historical documentation of the the last days of Sophie (Julia Jentsch) and Hans Scholl’s lives, who were members of the White Rose, a student resistance group formed in Nazi Germany. The film re-enacts their interrogation by the Gestapo and subsequent trial where they were charged for high treason, then executed.