When Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933, one of his first actions was to ban Jews from working in that country's film industry, praised as the most creative cinema in the world. Men and women who had made landmarks of movie history fled their homeland in the ensuing months and years. Many went to Hollywood. This compelling documentary traces the experiences of the exiles who took refuge in Hollywood, and examines their impact on both the German and the American cinemas.
A multi-award winning and heart-wrenching, beautifully told story about nine-year-old Eero who is sent from Finland to Sweden as a war refugee, where his foster mother welcomes him to her home but not her heart.
Haunting images of violence and war blend with breathtaking scenery in this moving film about life in an outpost just inside the Iranian border with Afghanistan, focusing on a young Afghan refugee who does odd jobs in a roadside coffee house.
Looks at the history of 'race movies', films made by, for and with African Americans. It examines the work of Oscar Micheaux, Spencer Williams Jr and the Noble Bros, plus some of the actors who appeared in the films.
The teen movie is a genre like the Western or the film noir and reflects American culture or subculture and thereby has a huge influence on the younger generations world-wide. We look at how and what makes these films.