In the shadow of Table Mountain

In the shadow of Table Mountain

           In the shadow of Table Mountain
               Genre: Documentary
               Poverty, Apartheid, South Africa, Township, Cape Town
  If these days and the weeks to draw the eyes of the world to South Africa, we are hopefully off to experience the green lawn, as this country closer together during the World Cup and presents itself as a true rainbow nation with a future, the burden of Past experience has shaken off. The presence at any rate is also 16 years after the end of apartheid, remains somber for most of the population, such as clothes and Alexander Daniela Michel show in her documentary In the shadow of Table Mountain – When the Mountain meets its Shadow. Their film shows the realities of the country and reveals how the historical injustice also limited by the football World Cup continues almost seamlessly – only the signs have shifted: “Before, it was only for whites’, today it is only for rich, ‘”says one of the protagonists of the film. What manifested during apartheid, the racist regime of inequality and injustice, is now done at the “blessings” of the privatization of housing and basic services. The end of segregation has not eliminated the slums – to the contrary. But who thinks that this injustice would make people despondent looks, just by the examples shown here are wrong. The filmmakers accompany including Ashraf and Mne of the Anti-Eviction Campaign (AEC), the draw at night through the streets to remove the water closures in the townships and in and the other undesirable residents somewhat to allow for normal life. They are like many other poor South Africans at risk of eviction – and mainly because their houses and neighborhoods in the vicinity of the airport and on the edge of the traffic of tourists in particular are N2 Highway. So much visible poverty could be reflected on the general mood of celebration and euphoria – and that would be part of the state prevent you. The difficulties of the present are still the memories added to the events in the troubled past, from the Ashraf and Mne tell and they get rid of probably never: These are the many deaths in the riots and rebels in the seventies, where they had to witness how the police and military did not even shrink from the shootings of children. But the injustice that the two learned came not only from the state institutions, but certainly its own by the people: who was suspected for state torture by members of the ANC, an “informer” of the apartheid regime to have been alive in body burned using automobile tires – another dark chapter in the history of the country, which today is preferred over the mantle of silence covered. In addition to the two members of the grassroots movement AEC, the film also shows the struggle against the South Africans further cemented the status quo of a society collide in the extreme poverty of many and the extreme wealth less hard. How about when Zoliswa who himself lives in a shabby corrugated iron hut and in their work as a maid in a wealthy, predominantly white residential “gated community” every day at first hand experiences, as it is, if you are not in the privileged land heard. If you think all this is very far away and somehow “typical African”, it should not be too sure. Finally, here in the yawning gap between rich and poor is widening. In terms of creative resistance and courage, we can certainly learn some of the admirable people who come in the film to speak. (Joachim Kurz)
  Title: In the shadow of Table Mountain Original Title: When the Mountain meets its Shadow Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 2009 Length: 75 (Min.) Distribution: Dokwerk

In the shadow

In the shadow

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Shadow Fathers

Shadow Fathers

Shadow Fathers

  Germany’s children are looking after their fathers. If cinematic themes are subject to temporal cycles that 2005 is the year of the mysterious father and questioning children. Who in Horst Buchholz … My Papa or 2 or 3 Things I know about him or found children’s winter still not enough answers, you can try one more time. In the shadow fathers are two opposing camps and two generations. On 24 April 1974 to be arrested Guenter Guillaume and his wife Christel in Bonn. The closest adviser to Willy Brandt was a GDR spy

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Shadow world

Shadow world
               Genre: Drama
  Volker Widmer, RAF member of the second generation will be released after more than twenty years in prison. In addition to freedom and a new life awaits him, however, an unpleasant encounter: Valerie, the daughter of an “accidentally” murdered RAF victim. Will she get her revenge?

During the journalists of the alleged dismissal of the former top terrorist Volker Widmer (Ulrich Noethen sensationalist entgegenharren), he is leaving undetected with the help of his attorney Ellen Weber (Tatja)

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Harlan – In the shadow of Jud Suss

Harlan - In the shadow of Jud Suss
               Genre: Documentary
  Veit Harlan, who shot 1940 for the National Socialists the anti-Semitic propaganda film Jud Suss, could emerge from this shadow of evil ever again. His family struggled throughout her life against this brown heritage vain – many times. The documentary shows that deal as the wife, children and grandchildren with the family’s Nazi past.

The many faces of Hitler’s extermination policy, including the Head of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels, who was responsible for Veit Harlan, with the shooting

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Light and shadow – Between Something and Nothing

Light and shadow - Between Something and Nothing

Light and shadow – Between Something and Nothing

  In light and shade – Between Something and Nothing / Between Something & Nothing, the second part of his trilogy, which sticks closely to his own experiences, Todd Verow leads us back into the world of Joe (Tim Swain), which is already in Vacationland knows. It has now done on an elegant art college in New England. And although the boy from the country can not keep up with his newly rich classmates, he feels happy. Finally, he is escaping the stuffy confines of his rural home to Maine,

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In the Shadow of the Moon

In the Shadow of the Moon

In the Shadow of the Moon

  Coming events cast their shadows: On 20 July 2009 (or 21 in July after CET) it will mark the fortieth time that a man has set foot for the first time the moon. The pictures were seen around the world than in the control of Houston received a radio message: “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed!” And a little later when Neil Armstrong became the first man walk on the moon and uttered the memorable phrase “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, this moment should be to

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Globi and the shadow thieves

Globi and the shadow thieves

Globi and the shadow thieves

  In Switzerland, the adventures of the smart blue parrots Globi, who is a gifted inventor who achieved cult status among the kids. In the figure are based not only comic books and children’s books, but now also a radio play and even a television series. Globi Now comes the first time on the big movie screen – the first European Anime, Made in Switzerland and Germany.

The story of Globi and the shadow thieves seems to somehow familiar: The young guitarist Benji is a close friend of Lucinda and verge

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Shadow Land – trip to Mazury

Shadow Land - trip to Mazury

Shadows Land – trip to Mazury

Was so tenderly Suleyken called Siegfried Lenz 1955, its now-famous stories about grotesque characters from Mazury, which he described as rogues with life, which defied the beautiful, barren landscape and the political turmoil. Like today, the reality of the region of former East Prussia, in northeast Poland, and from what has become of their people? In his latest documentary film shadow land deals, the director Volker Koepp with this question, their answers are given on the journey and Mazury in

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