A dramatized documentary pairing the story of a UK propaganda team with that of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer & his friends prior to the latter’s execution.
The story of Czech martyr Milada Horáková, from her pre-WW 2 attempt to warn the British of Hitler’s intentions, through her imprisonment by Nazis & Communists, including the impact on her family.
This is the story of how Oscar Romero, a conservative ,archbishop is transformed into a crusader for justice when he witnesses the oppression of his people in El Salvador. Raul Julia turns in one of his best performances.
Documentary, Not Rated. Running time: 1 hour 33 min. Our star rating (1-5) 5 Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and …
Hanged on a Twisted Cross (1996)
The Life, Convictions and Martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Running time: 2 hours. This two-hour documentary would be an excellent resource in accompaniment with the PBS dramatic film we reviewed in the last issue—Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace. This is a first class production with lots of archival newsreels of the Nazi era and specially filmed …
Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
A true story of the German pastor Bonhoeffer who was killed after he joined the underground against Hitler. His ideas & writings influence believers today.
FOR US THE LIVING: The Medgar Evers Story (1983)
The story of NAACP’s Medgar Evers civil rights work in Mississippi & his murder in 1963 is powerfully depicted.
CRY FREEDOM (1987)
The friendship of black activist Steve Biko & journalist Donald Woods, set in S. Africa, is told up to Steve’s death & Woods & family fleeing the country.
The Attack (2012)
A powerfulm by a French-Lebanese filmmaker about an Arab-Israeli doctor shocked to discover that his wife is the suicide bomber who killed 17 people, many of them children, in a Tel Aviv café. Most of the film consists of his physical and spiritual journey to try to find out why such a loving person as his wife committed such a terrible deed.