Some of This Years Featured Films

A film by John Pilger: Acadamy Award winning documenatry filmmaker
A powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of ‘embedded’ and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an ‘electronic battlefield’ in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?

 A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions. The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace.

-Between Arab Revolutions, Counter Revolution & NATO War-
A powerful documentary on the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. This film also looks at the contradiction that surrounds the NATO military intervention and war against Libya and its impact on innocent civilians.
A film by Fulvio Grimaldi, legendary Italian (and former BBC) journalist and filmmaker who shot and smuggled out video footage of the Bloody Sunday massacre almost forty years ago. He champions a style of journalism that is passionate, that does not shy away from the graphic horror of war, and that resists the pretence of neutrality in times of barbarism.

* Please note that this film will be translated into English at the festival.

Award-winning director Saul Landau embarks on an in-depth exploration of US-Cuba politics through the story of the Cuban 5, five men sent to infiltrate anti-Cuban right-wing terrorist organizations in Miami. When the Cuban 5 turned over evidence of US-based terrorism to the FBI, they themselves were arrested, tried, and convicted in Florida courts while the confessed anti-Cuban terrorists live freely in Florida.