This documentary takes an in-depth look at the witch hunts that swept Europe just a few hundred years ago. False accusations and trials led to massive torture and burnings at the stake and ultimately to the destruction of an organic way of life. The film questions whether the widespread violence against women and the neglect of our environment today can be traced back to those times. Part two of a series of three films on women and spirituality, which includes Goddess Remembered and Full Circle. Directed by Donna Read - 1990
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In this feature-length documentary, 11 male sex-trade workers are followed over the course of a year. They share their struggles to survive alcohol and drug-related addictions, abuse and stigmatization – but most of all, their troubled pasts. Directed by Rodrigue Jean - 2008 | 144 min About the NFB The National Film Board of Canada produces and distributes documentary films, animation, web documentaries and fiction. Our stories explore the world we live in from a Canadian point of view. Watch over 3,000 films for free on NFB.ca – http://bit.ly/YThpNFB Want more? Sign up for our newsletter – http://bit.ly/YTnwNFB Connect with the NFB online: Facebook: http://bit.ly/ytfbNFB Twitter: http://bit.ly/yttwNFB
Views: 623310 NFB
This short documentary follows Montreal filmmaker Eylem Kaftan as she travels to Turkey in an attempt to unravel the 30-year-old mystery of her aunt Guzide's murder. As she searches for clues and closure, she encounters antiquated customs in a Kurdish culture she's never known. She knows that her aunt was the victim of a senseless vendetta killing and as she ventures from village to village she pieces together the woman’s final days and closes in on the identity of her killer.
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This feature documentary uses animation, archival stills and live-action footage to detail the history of women's participation in the largely male-dominated world of baseball and softball. Zany and affectionate, it features 7-year-olds learning the rules and skills of the game and 50-year-olds hitting home runs, from the early days of the Bloomer Girls to the heyday of the Colorado Silver Bullets. For more background info on this film, visit the NFB.ca blog: http://blog.nfb.ca/blog/2010/09/03/a-woman-traditional-roles-baseball/ Directed by Lois Siegel - 1995
Views: 18582 NFB
Reel Injun: is a 2009 Canadian documentary film directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes that explores the portrayal of Native Americans in film. Reel Injun is illustrated with excerpts from classic and contemporary portrayals of Native people in Hollywood movies and interviews with filmmakers, actors and film historians, while director Diamond travels across the United States to visit iconic locations in motion picture as well as American Indian history. Reel Injun explores the various stereotypes about Natives in film, from the noble savage to the drunken Indian. It profiles such figures as Iron Eyes Cody, an Italian American who reinvented himself as a Native American on screen. The film also explores Hollywood's practice of using Italian Americans and American Jews to portray Indians in the movies and reveals how some Native American actors made jokes in their native tongue on screen when the director thought they were simply speaking gibberish. Produced by: Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge Writers: Catherine Bainbridge, Neil Diamond, Jeremiah Hayes Starring: Angela Aleiss, Adam Beach, Clint Eastwood Sacheen Littlefeather, Zacharias Kunuk, Jim Jarmusch Robbie Robertson, Russell Means, Melinda Micco Jesse Wente, Neil Diamond Documentary Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reel_Injun http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1484114/ http://docuwiki.net/index.php?title=Reel_Injun
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This feature documentary profiles poet John McCrae, from his childhood in Ontario to his years in medicine at McGill University and the WWI battlefields of Belgium, where he cared for wounded soldiers. Generations of schoolchildren have recited McCrae’s iconic poem “In Flanders Fields,” but McCrae and Alexis Helmer—the young man whose death inspired the poem—have faded from memory. This film seeks to revive their stories through a vivid portrait of a great man in Canadian history. Directed by Robert Duncan - 1998
Views: 24899 NFB
From a review of the film (by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat): "The Burning Times, part two of the Women and Spirituality trilogy by Donna Reed, offers a chilly look at the persecution of women accused of being witches in Europe between the 15th and 17th centuries. The Christian church and the state cooperated in a concerted effort to wipe out the power and independence of midwives, healers, and crones. Thousands were tortured and burned at the stake. Matthew Fox and Margit Adler discuss the misogyny behind this massive campaign and also note the continuation of violence against women in our times." http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/reviews/view/6370/women-and-spirituality-the-burning-times
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This short documentary is an ode to the thrills and excitement of cycling. Including highlights from the 1976 Olympics and the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the film features some of the world's best cyclists and their coaches, in training and in competition. Directed by Gary Toole - 1980 | 28 min
Views: 4484 NFB
10-7 for Life is a funny, raw and occasionally violent chronicle of the last two weeks of Carol Banks's career as a cop in Parkdale, Toronto. Exploring the contrasts and absurdities of patrolling the streets, the film looks at everything from the now-almost-routine gang shootings to a colleague's shocking murder, while also capturing what Banks describes as "babysitting" -- officers trying to help people who can't look after themselves. Filmed by Carol's sister, Cindy Banks, this film offers a rare inside look at a police force struggling to cope with an increasingly violent city, and an intimate portrait of one burnt-out cop who has to get out for her own peace of mind. Directed by Cynthia Banks - 1995
Views: 17784 NFB
This archival film outlines the various government plans created to help World War II Canadian veterans return to civilian life. Cash bonuses, paid educational leave, assured work, free medical services and many other benefits were extended to the veterans to help them reintegrate into civilian life. Produced by the NFB for the Canadian Department of Pensions and National Health. 1944 | 15 min About the NFB The National Film Board of Canada produces and distributes documentary films, animation, web documentaries and fiction. Our stories explore the world we live in from a Canadian point of view. Watch over 3,000 films for free on NFB.ca – http://bit.ly/YThpNFB Want more? Sign up for our newsletter – http://bit.ly/YTnwNFB Connect with the NFB online: Facebook: http://bit.ly/ytfbNFB Twitter: http://bit.ly/yttwNFB
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The World According to Monsanto is a 2008 documentary film directed by Marie-Monique Robin. Originally released in French as Le monde selon Monsanto, the film is based on Robin's three-year long investigation into the US agricultural giant Monsanto corporation's practices around the world. Marie-Monique Robin (born in Poitou-Charentes in 1960) is an award-winning French journalist. She received the Albert Londres Prize in 1995 for Voleurs d'yeux, an expose about organ theft. She also wrote a book and made a film documentary titled Escadrons de la mort, l'école française (The Death Squads: The French School) which investigated ties between the French secret services and Argentine and Chilean counterparts. In this documentary she showed that counter-insurgency tactics used during the Algerian War (1954--62), including extensive use of torture, had been taught to Argentine security forces. The security forces later used them during the Dirty War in the 1970-80s and for Operation Condor. She received an award for "best political documentary of the year" by the French Senate in recognition of this investigation. In March 2008, her documentary "The World According to Monsanto" was aired on the Arte network in France and Germany and she won for this film many prizes like the Rachel Carson price in Norway and the Umwelt-Medienpreis in Germany. After studying journalism in Strasbourg, she went to Nicaragua and worked in South America as a freelance reporter. She traveled to South America more than 80 times including 30 times to Cuba. She reported on the Colombian guerrillas and later worked for CAPA. The documentary traces a wide range of controversies involving the use and promotion of genetically-modified seeds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Agent Orange, and the bovine growth hormone. The film delves into cases across the United States (including Anniston, Alabama), Canada, India, Mexico, Paraguay, the United Kingdom and France, pointing out along the way how the corporation's collusion with governments, pressure tactics, suppression and manipulation of scientific data, and extra-legal practices aided the company's attempts at dominating global agriculture. The World According to Monsanto draws on first-hand interviews with scientists, representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency, civil society representatives, victims of the company's activities, lawyers, and politicians.
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Subscribe & More Videos: Thank for watching, Please Like Share And SUBSCRIBE!!! # Graham Young Biography: Worst Serial Killer - Documentary Films Graham Fredrick Young (7 September 1947 – 1 August 1990) was an English serial killer . Serial Killer Documentary ➣ Graham Young The Teacup Poisoner Graham Fredrick Young (7 September 1947 – 1 August 1990) was an English serial killer who .
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Directed by: Christy Cabanne From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she got there, through a maze of murder involving a . Stars: Bela Lugosi, George Zucco and Molly Lamont Director: Christy Cabanne From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she . Trailer for the 1947 Cinecolor thriller, SCARED TO DEATH, starring Bela Lugosi, George Zucco, Nat Pendleton and Molly Lamont. The was the only color film to . The Original Movie Trailer.
Views: 3 Maia Metz
Disaster, love, murder and mayhem have coloured the corner of Dorch and Guy. Here are some of the craziest stories. Hold tight for a wild 20 plus minute ride.
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Set and filmed during the sixties, this fiction feature tells the story of a young Montrealer who edits an underground newspaper with help from his female friend and a draft dodger from the United States. Two rival philosophies of dissenting youth become evident in the choices they make: militant protest vs. communal retreat. Directed by Robin Spry - 1969 | 87 min Watch more free films on NFB.ca → http://bit.ly/YThpNFB Subscribe to our newsletter → http://bit.ly/YTnwNFB Follow us on Twitter → http://bit.ly/yttwNFB Follow us on Facebook → http://bit.ly/ytfbNFB Follow us on Instagram → http://bit.ly/2FdmRol Download our free iOS Apps → http://apple.co/2dbva4h Download our free Android Apps → http://bit.ly/2dbvHmO
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Village Teacher was the first postwar production by Soviet director k Donskoy, of Gorky Trilogy fame. Vera etskaya stars as Varenka, a starry-eyed . Сельская учительница Director: k Donskoy Stars: Vera etskaya, Pavel Olenev, Daniil Sagal. 【电影简介】2017年10月5日，两艘中国商船在湄公河金三角水域遭遇袭击，13名中国船员全部遇难，泰国警方从船上搜出90万颗冰毒。消息传回国内，. Young Leningraders, yesterdays school students, enter adult life. Different Fortunes (1956) movie Genres: Drama, Romance Production Co: Gorky Film Studio .
Views: 4 Gwendolyn Medhurst
Sir Alexander Mackenzie, fur trader, explorer (born around 1764 near Stornoway, Scotland; died 12 March 1820 near Dunkeld, Scotland). Mackenzie was one of Canada’s greatest explorers. In two epic journeys for the North West Company in 1789 and 1793, he traversed the dense northern wilderness to reach the Arctic and Pacific Oceans. The first European to cross North America, he inspired subsequent adventurers and traders, such as the famous Lewis and Clark expedition sponsored by the American military (1804–6). The Mackenzie River, named in his honour, symbolizes Mackenzie’s important place as a pioneer and fur trader in Canadian history.
Views: 23164 Historica Canada
On Nov. 8 1946, Viola Desmond stood up against a racially segregated movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Her courageous stand, 9 years before Rosa Parks' action, was a seminal event in Canada's civil rights movement.
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A madcap comedy, OUT OF THE BLUE focuses on a henpecked husband, the ditzy lady he picks up in a bar, and assorted others who provide ammunition for a . Out Of The Blue Trailer 1982 Director: Dennis Hopper Starring: Dennis Hopper, Raymond Burr, Linda Manz, Sharon Farrell, Don Gordon, Official Content From . Set in an apartment building whose occupants include Arthur Earthleigh, a meek and mild type married to the beautiful-but-domineering Mae; a Bohemian artist, . promotional trailer 1980.
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Muffins For Granny 88 minute documentary DVD Release: JUNE 17th, 2008 Distributed by Mongrel Media "Muffins For Granny is a remarkably layered, emotionally complex story of personal and cultural survival. McLaren tells the story of her own grandmother by combining precious home movie fragments with the stories of seven elders dramatically affected by their experiences in residential schools. McLaren uses animation with a painterly visual approach to move the audience between the darkness of memory and the reality that these charismatic survivors live in today."
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This 1952 black and white film about work safety is depicted using actors Larry Paquin (George Todd), John Hatton (Charlie Todd), Pat Jenkins (Sally Kendrick), Woodbury (Mabel), Ann Dere (Grace Todd), Art Jarrett (General Manager), Al McGranary (Mayor), and Marie Hildreth (Mrs. Wallace). It is produced by Video Varieties Corp. New York City. The conductor leans his head out of the train window (:39-:52). Men outside a store look at their pocket watches as the train whistle blows (1:07). A “Philco Stores” forklift driver moves containers (1:29). An assembly line of refrigerators hang from hooks (1:44). Sally and her beau Charlie sit on the couch in a 1950s living room. Her disapproving mother arranges flowers in a vase (2:25-2:48). George, Charlie’s uncle, has safety wall signs in his office: “Be where you are with all your mind” and “The Law of accidents is the law of cause and effect” 2:49-3:26). A train engineer climbs down a cab ladder (4:39-4:47). The couple lean in close on the couch. She admires her engagement ring and they hug (5:55-6:10). George watches as Charlie runs across multiple train tracks. The two argue (7:43-9:20). The mayor and a woman wearing a 1950s two-piece suit with ruffled blouse, hat, white short gloves, and large pearl earrings talk in George’s office (9:40-11:22). George and the General Manager shake hands (11:43). Sally, wearing a 1950s scalloped neckline blouse, sits on the floral couch (13:47). Charlie’s new job is at a men’s dress store. Mannequins display 1950s ties and shirts (14:51-15:12). George checks his pocket watch when the train whistle blows. He dials a black rotary telephone (15:47-16:23). A building advertisement for Van Heusen Shirts is seen downtown (19:19). A program cover says ‘Commencement Week High School Fiftieth Anniversary Class’ (19:23). The school auditorium is full (19:28). George wipes his forehead with a handkerchief (19:32). His wife, wearing a straw hat with netting and white gloves, straightens his tie and kisses him (19:59-20:20). The audience smiles and claps (21:19-21:25). Sally’s 1950s hat has silk flowers and netting (22:59). George’s scrapbook is filled with safety brochures, including The ABC’s of Lifting, Industrial Safety, and Psychology of Safety in Supervision (23:26-23:48). The teenagers in the auditorium listen intently (25:06). A Lackawanna streamliner “Phoebe Snow” train car is shown (26:39). Outside Frieda & Joe’s, a young man gets into his 1940s convertible with a back spare tire (26:50-27:17). A 1950s Plymouth Special DeLuxe Convertible passes railroad signs and a “Thru Traffic Stop” sign (27:18-28:05). A railroad worker climbs down a ladder on a Canadian National 483416 train car (28:11-28:22). A man falls off an unstable ladder outside a house. He grips his arm while lying on the ground (28:55-29:26). A man trips running across the rails and falls in front of a moving train. George lifts his pant leg to show what may be an artificial leg or a leg with a heavy brace (30:07-30:35). The audience gives a standing ovation (32:55). Sally waves to Charlie in the train cab (34:11-34:18). We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Most of us can only imagine what it must be like to have the mind of one gender, and the body of the other. For Lulu Gurney, a transgendered woman and former street youth in Vancouver, British Columbia, it was a difficult part of her life. People wanting to 'transition' can apply for and undergo treatment and surgery. However, these services can be hard to obtain for a former addict and street youth such as Lulu. From growing up with perceptions of genders, to not having enough money to pay for surgery, it has always been one thing after another. But with the start of the hormone therapy, will Lulu finally be able to become who she's wanted to be? For more info about Lulu, Aaron, and the Playing it Safe Porject, visit http://www.playing-it-safe.nfb.ca
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Legendary Canadian documentarian Alanis Obomsawin digs into the tangled history of Treaty 9 — the infamous 1905 agreement wherein First Nations communities relinquished sovereignty over their traditional territories — to reveal the deceptions and distortions which the document has been subjected to by successive governments seeking to deprive Canada’s First Peoples of their lands. http://tiff.net
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Truckers: A Road Well Traveled (2001 Canada) Genre: Documentary about Truckers live in Canada and North America "Day or night, there are about 4 million trucks on North American roads, criss-crossing the continent with an endless flow of goods. It appears to be a simple job, but for those who drive big rigs for a living, life on the road takes its toll. This documentary takes a fascinating look at the lives of several long-haul drivers, mixing behind-the-scenes footage with lively interviews. Sharing their stories are Stu Lorencz and Ed Lockwood, whose route takes them through the Arctic, and Don Lee, who drives a lengthy circuit from Canada through the United States." Director: Tom Dodd See also Dutch (from Holland) drivers in Europe: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=oliepitje+Bolk&oq=oliepitje+Bolk&gs_l=youtube.12..35i39.677.2439.0.36126.96.36.199.0.0.0.658.1055.3-1j0j1.2.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.V8bRhWS4Tbk
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http://www.friends.ca/freethecbc/ Respected police officer charged A police officer who investigated biker gangs is accused of selling info to the Hells Angels MONTREAL - After a career spent bringing biker gang members to justice, Benoît Roberge stood before a judge Monday on the opposite side of the law. The recently retired police investigator, who has been charged with gangsterism, likely recognized many of the lawyers and journalists gathered in the Montreal courtroom. He appeared to duck his head low when entering the prisoner's dock, sporting a pair of handcuffs. But Roberge, 50, couldn't hide from the fact he now faces the same charges he used to see filed against the people he investigated during his career. He is alleged to have sold information from ongoing police investigations to the Hells Angels. As a longtime member of anti-biker-gang squads, including most recently Montreal's regional integrated squad, Roberge had access to sensitive police intelligence gathered on the biker gang. Hours before Roberge's court appearance before Quebec Court Judge Lori Renée Weitzman, SQ Inspector Michel Forget made the stunning announcement that one of the Montreal police's best-known investigators may have sold information to the same gang he was being paid by taxpayers to investigate. Four charges filed against Roberge, who is the spouse of a provincial prosecutor, allege he transmitted information to a criminal organization between Jan. 1, 2010, and Oct. 6 of this year. He is charged with obstructing justice for the profit of a criminal organization (a gangsterism charge), attempting to obstruct justice by divulging information, contributing to the activity of a criminal organization (another gangsterism charge) and breach of trust. The offences allegedly occurred in St-Denis-de-Brompton, in the Eastern Townships near Sherbrooke. His lawyer, Giuseppe Battista, declined to have the charges officially read into the court record, so Roberge did not have to enter a plea on Monday. The prosecutor asked that Roberge remain detained until Thursday, when a bail hearing is scheduled. The judge agreed. Heavily armed members of a tactical squad arrested Roberge on the South Shore on Saturday. Roberge was arrested while in the company of a man Forget did not identify, but described as being part of a criminal organization. "(Recently), certain worrisome elements were detected relative to investigations involving organized crime. These irregularities set off an investigation to find out if members of organized crime were able to obtain information on ongoing investigations," Forget said. "The investigation demonstrated that (Roberge) transmitted information targeting organized crime in return for a sum of money. This situation is taken very seriously and all resources available were put in place to shine light on the circumstances surrounding this leak of information to organized crime." "The investigation is ongoing. As it is known, Mr. Roberge was well-known in the police milieu. There were a lot of meetings held (as part of the investigation) but as I speak we don't foresee other arrests being made," Forget said, adding that no police force in Quebec can tolerate such a leak of information. "We have reached a point in Quebec, I would say, where we have destabilized the structures of organized crime groups to the point where they would take any means to ruin our investigations." Forget said Roberge worked for the Montreal police until he retired from the force in August. At the time of his arrest, Roberge was working as a top investigator for Revenue Quebec, in charge of its intelligence division. According to a release issued by Revenue Quebec, Roberge had held the position since March 1 and was "provisionally relieved" of his duties after his arrest. Several sources have told The Gazette that Roberge is either married to, or is the common law partner of a prosecutor currently involved in a high-profile case involving Hells Angels members who were arrested last year.
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A man dressed in a checkered pattern winter coat enters a small convenience store in Montreal, Pointe-St-Charles, corner of Centre St. and Island St. He talks to an elderly woman who is buying magazines, tells her he will help her carry her bags, once outside, he steals her money and runs away. Anyone who will recognize this man can communicate with the Montreal police on their info-crime line: Info-Crime: 514 393-1133or through their website :http://www.infocrimemontreal.ca/signalerenligne.aspx Please mention the crime happened on February 22nd in Montreal, at the Depenneur Centre on the corner of Centre St. and Island St. in the neighborhood of Pointe St-Charles. The local police station attached to this event is :http://www.spvm.qc.ca/en/pdq15/ Thank you!
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View more from our digital library: http://video.ksps.org/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ksps Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KSPSPublicTV Find the latest programming updates: #WhatsOnKSPS David Thompson is revered as a national hero in Canada, but is less well known to Americans. "Uncharted Territory: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau" focuses on the years 1807-1812, the time that Thompson spent primarily in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and northwestern United States, and the significant contributions that he made to the history of the American Northwest. KSPS exists to improve the quality of life of each person we reach. KSPS content broadens horizons; engages and connects; enlightens, inspires and educates. KSPS is an international multimedia network providing quality programming.
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READ: Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors is a 2006 autobiographical graphic novel by Bernice Eisenstein and a 2010 animated adaptation of Eisenstein's book by Ann Marie Fleming. In the book and its film adaptation, Eisenstein explores her own identity through the experience of her parents, both Auschwitz survivors. Fleming was one of several animators approached by National Film Board of Canada producer Michael Fukushima for film treatments for a planned adaption of Eisenstein's book. Fleming had never head of the book and was at first reluctant, as she was more accustomed to creating her own personal works and because as a non-Jew, she was unsure she would be able to portray Eisenstein's story. She was assured that her background was not an issue for the NFB or the author, and submitted a proposal that was eventually accepted. Work on the 15-minute film would take almost four years, with Fleming using three animators: Lillian Chan, Howie Shia and Kevin Langdale. The film was named one of the Toronto International Film Festival's top ten Canadian films of the year.
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FACEBOOK: Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), sometimes known by the . The most famous mafia mobster ever to live, Al Capone, also known as Scarface, was born into an Italian immigrant family in 1899 in Brooklyn. He rose to infamy . Al Capone Documentary - Alphonse Scarface Capone Biography, The Chicago Outfit Boss and Infamous Gangster Al Capone. The most famous mafia mobster .
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Up until the early '70's, people on the native reservation at Alkali Lake were 100% alcoholic. This drama/documentary explores the alcoholic poisoning of a once proud people, followed by a story of hope, how that condition can be changed and by those who are the victims themselves.
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Normandy: The Airborne Invasion of Fortress Europe (1947) The story of the Allied invastion of Europe on D-Day from the Air. Watch classic s at . Watch s on war, weapons and warfare. s and documentaries on 2. Documentary,2015 Documentary, A country boy trains to be a paratrooper at Fort Bragg. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page
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A traditional doctor and his wife are in Police detention in Masaka over the death of their daughter. The nine-year old girl is believed to have succumbed to the severe injuries that she attained after she was allegedly beaten by her mother.
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Lili St. Cyr started her professional career as a chorus line dancer at the Florentine Gardens, in Hollywood. Two years later, her stripping debut was at the Music Box, in an Ivan Fehnova production. The producer had not even seen her perform—her striking looks were what won him over. The act was a disaster. Instead of firing her, Fehnova reconsidered and put together a new act. At the end of the dance, a stagehand would pull a fishing rod attached to St. Cyr's G-string. It would fly into the balcony and the lights would go dim. This famous act was known as "The Flying G", and such creative shows would be St. Cyr's trademark. Over the ensuing years and in a variety of different venues, many of St. Cyr's acts were memorable, with names like "The Wolf Woman", "Afternoon of a Faun", "The Ballet Dancer", "In a Persian Harem", "The Chinese Virgin", as well as "Suicide" (where she tried to woo a straying lover by revealing her body), and "Jungle Goddess" (in which she appeared to make love to a parrot). Montreal Lili St. Cyr received the title of the most famous woman in Montreal throughout the late 1940s into the 1950s. However, Quebec's Catholic clergy condemned her act, declaring that whenever she dances "the theater is made to stink with the foul odor of sexual frenzy." The clergy's outcry was echoed by the Public Morality Committee. St. Cyr was arrested and charged with behavior that was "immoral, obscene and indecent." She was acquitted but the public authorities eventually closed down the Gayety Theatre where she performed. In the 1980s, St. Cyr wrote a French autobiography, "Ma Vie de Stripteaseuse." In the book, she declared her appreciation for the Gayety Theatre and her love for the city of Montreal. Hollywood: nightclubs, films and photographs While performing at Ciro's in Hollywood (billed as the "Anatomic Bomb"), St. Cyr was taken to court by a customer who considered her act lewd and lascivious. In court, St. Cyr insisted to the jury that her act was refined and elegant. As St. Cyr pointed out, what she did was slip off her dress, try on a hat, slip off her brassiere (there was another underneath), slip into a négligée. Then, undressing discreetly behind her maid, she stepped into a bubble bath, splashed around, and emerged, more or less dressed. After her appearance as a witness, as a newspaper account of the time put it, "The defense rested, as did everyone else." St. Cyr was acquitted. While St. Cyr starred in several movies, an acting career never really materialized. In 1955, with the help of Howard Hughes, St. Cyr landed her first acting job in a major motion picture in the Son of Sinbad. The film, described by one critic as "a voyeur's delight", has St. Cyr as a principal member of a Baghdad harem populated with dozens of nubile starlets. The film was condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency. St. Cyr also had a role in the movie version of Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead in 1958. In this film, St. Cyr plays 'Jersey Lili', a stripper in a Honolulu night-club and girlfriend of a soldier who boasts to his pals that he has her picture painted inside his groundsheet. Regrettably, heavy edits of St. Cyr's night-club routine by censors result in some choppy editing in an otherwise finely crafted film. But St. Cyr's movie career was short lived, and typically she settled for playing a secondary role as a stripper, or playing herself. Her dancing is featured prominently in two Irving Klaw films, Varietease and Teaserama. St. Cyr was also known for her pin-up photography, especially for photos taken by Bruno Bernard, known professionally as "Bernard of Hollywood", a premier glamor photographer of Hollywood's Golden Era. Bernard said that she was his favorite model and referred to her as his muse. Retirement
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This Canadian produced film spotlights the young flyers of the Canadian Air Force in the early days of World War II. Quite well done and rarely seen. Narrated by Lorne Greene later the star of Bonanza.
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Post-War Germany_ Color Documentary Footage - 28 Months After V-E Day (1947) Amateur silent film by George T. Fonda of the Weirton Steel Company, investigating overall destruction, as well as industrial capabilities / recovery in a post war Germany. Further Information:. Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George. These pictures were taken by Mr. George T. Fonda, Assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Co., during an investigation of German industrial production. Mr. Charles Murray, Vice President,.
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For more than a generation, Black female stage directors have been a force in American theater and American life. Their art has shaped our thoughts and our world through their vision, politics and very survival in an industry that hesitates to recognize their immense contribution. It is their time to be properly applauded. Drama Mamas! The Film is a feature-length documentary that examines the world of women at the helm of dramatic presentations: women who push the proverbial envelope, "hit it upside the head", rip it to shreds and use the fragments to construct worlds that recall, illuminate, indict or beatify the human experience. Glenda Dickerson, Barbara Ann Teer, Vy Higginsen, Gertrude Jeannette and the late, great Vinnette Carroll are just some of the strong and distinguished directors who express extraordinary depth and craftsmanship. They, along with others like Shauneille Perry, Billie Allen, Jaye Austin Williams and Seret Scott, have directed landmark works in all categories. Works that offer themes for all people and is written by renowned playwrights of every ethnicity, but are largely overlooked by popular culture. Drama Mamas!The Film raises the curtain and puts the spotlight on these women, their struggles, triumphs and their need to express universal truth through their art.
Views: 1862 Stephen Booth
Opelousas woman says strays are attacking her guide dog
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Two heroin overdoses almost led to two deaths in LaPorte this weekend. Fortunately they were saved. What their near deaths did lead to is an investigation by police -- and an effort by code enforcement to condemn a very troubled property. WSBT 22's Zach Crenshaw just got back from the house where the party took place.
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The second of four videos detailing the experience of the First World War. This film covers differences between the Allied and German trench systems, feeding the troops, transport and supply logistics, the Eastern Front, lice and trying to keep clean, communication between soldiers and people at home, soldiers' leave from the front, and propaganda.
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RAPE PREVENTION - PART İ - HE LOVES ME NOT. Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964). GIVES ADVANTAGES OF REPORTING THE. RAPE PREVENTION, PART I, ITS NOT ALWAYS SOMEBODY ELSE. Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964). Intended Audience: ALL. RAPE PREVENTION - PART İ - HE LOVES ME NOT. Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964). GIVES ADVANTAGES OF REPORTING THE..
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Poem: http://jhameia.tumblr.com/post/1548626267/joy-harjo-i-give-it-back-a-poem-to-get-rid-of Organizations: http://pauktuutit.ca/iu/ http://www.nwac.ca/donations http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/index.html http://indspire.ca/institute/ http://www.canadianfeedthechildren.ca/ways-to-help/campaigns/aboriginal-nutrition --------------———————————— Jean Prouvaire is played by Jane (http://www.feyland.tumblr.com) Find other character's videos at http://www.officiallesamisvlog.tumblr.com/characters and send us questions, comments, or ideas at http://www.lesamisvlogs.tumblr.com/ask This episode was written by http://attackofthechewenod.tumblr.com/ http://feyland.tumblr.com/ Directed/Produced by Chey (http://www.attackofthechewenod.tumblr.com) Shira (http://www.theydieholdinghands.tumblr.com) All can be found at http://www.tumblr.com --------------—————————————— Statistics: [http://www.nwac.ca/files/download/NWAC_3E_Toolkit_e_0.pdf] Pickton: http://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/canada/seeking-justice-canada-s-500-missing-native-women http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/vancouver-police-reluctant-to-investigate-missing-native-women-pickton-probe-told/article4097796/ http://thetyee.ca/Mediacheck/2006/02/04/PicktonTrial/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Pickton Database: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/grim-number-jumps-in-study-241776001.html (Includes the actual list) http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/new-list-of-missing-murdered-aboriginal-women-gives-families-hope-1.2510650 Lauretta Saunders: https://news.vice.com/articles/indigenous-canadian-women-are-suffering-a-murder-epidemic?trk_source=homepage-in-the-news http://news.nationalpost.com/tag/loretta-saunders/ http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/trying-to-make-sense-of-loretta-saunders-death-1.2555237 NWAC: http://www.nwac.ca/press-release-immediate-release-2014-02-28-en http://www.nwac.ca/files/download/NWAC_3E_Toolkit_e_0.pdf Highway of Tear: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_of_Tears_murders http://www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/society/crime-justice/cold-cases-unsolved-crimes-in-canada/bcs-infamous-highway-of-tears.html http://www.rrj.ca/m8461/ Finding Dawn film (Pickton murders including victim Dawn Crey, Vancouver downtown east side, and Highway of Tears): https://www.nfb.ca/film/finding_dawn Residential Schools & Eugenics http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/a-history-of-residential-schools-in-canada-1.702280 The Sterilization of Leilani Muir http://skywalker.lcaat.ca/watch_video.php?v=SNAY7G95XMHX Stance of Harper's Government http://aptn.ca/news/2014/02/27/harper-government-unmoved-opposition-mps-press-missing-murdered-indigenous-women-inquiry/
Views: 494 Les Amis