FILM LIFE: Genocide | Chapter 14

by Dr-Faustus | created - 12 Dec 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana _________

Master List: FILM LIFE: Chapters 1 to 29.

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1. Good Times, Wonderful Times (1966)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Drama, War

GOOD TIMES, WONDERFUL TIMES was Lionel Rogosin's plea for humanity and against war and fascism. For two years, Rogosin traveled to twelve countries to collect footage of war atrocities from... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Rogosin | Star: Molly Parkin

Votes: 128


Wikipedia: Genocide. _______________________________________

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." - John Stuart Mill __________

Good & Evil

Wikipedia: Good and evil. ________

Wikipedia: Good Times, Wonderful Times.

2. Preventing Genocide (2009 Video)

109 min | Documentary, History, News

Preventing Genocide focuses on not just remembering the victims of genocide, but practical steps and effective action toward preventing future genocides. It examines genocides of the 20th ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Hamburg | Stars: Kofi Annan, Lee Hamilton, Sam Nunn, Jeffrey Sachs

3. I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Biography

59 Metascore

A documentary on the Austrian-Jewish architectural engineer who became a Nazi hunter after surviving the Holocaust.

Director: Richard Trank | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Simon Wiesenthal, Asher BenNatan, Frederick Forsyth

Votes: 628 | Gross: $0.01M

Simon Wiesenthal quote: "The history of man is the history of crimes, and history can repeat. So information is a defense. Through this we can build, we must build, a defense against repetition."

Wikipedia: War crime.

Wikipedia: List of war crimes.

Wikipedia: List of convicted war criminals. ________

Wikipedia: Crimes against humanity. ________

Wikipedia: List of wars and anthropogenic disasters by death toll. _________________

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (The Most Dangerous Animal). ____________

Amazon Books: The Most Dangerous Animal: Human Nature and the Origins of War by David Livingstone Smith. _________________

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Fire Song). ________

Wikipedia: International Association of Genocide Scholars.

4. We Must Remember (2009)

32 min | Documentary, Short

We Must Remember is a documentary about sixteen American high school students who discover the Holocaust while spending a year producing a film on the Holocaust. Shot in Germany, Poland, ... See full synopsis »

Director: Douglas Green

Votes: 11

5. Genocide (1982)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Orson Welles and Elizabeth Taylor compassionately narrate this harrowing documentary about Jewish persecution in Nazi Germany, which soon turned into a notoriously industrious plan to wipe them from existence.

Director: Arnold Schwartzman | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Orson Welles, Simon Wiesenthal, Neville Chamberlain

Votes: 425

6. Human Remains (1998)

30 min | Documentary, Short

Film clips of the 20th century's great dictators with narration in first person combine to form a fascinating portrait of power and evil.

Director: Jay Rosenblatt | Stars: Eva Braun, Francisco Franco, Adolf Hitler, V.I. Lenin

Votes: 441

"Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice." - Adolf Hitler

Miles Anthony Smith: 55 Compelling & Infamous Dictator Leadership Quotes.

8. E-Team (2014)

88 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals ... See full summary »

Directors: Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Anna Neistat, Ole Solvang, Peter Bouckaert, Fred Abrahams

Votes: 753

9. Access to the Danger Zone (2012)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History, War

Access to the Danger Zone is a film narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis about victims of war and their need for humanitarian aid. It describes the difficulties and dangers humanitarian ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Casaer, Eddie Gregoor | Star: Daniel Day-Lewis

Votes: 21

Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them

Wikipedia: Humanitarianism.

10. Norika Fujiwara & National Geographic Present: The History of the Red Cross & Battle of Solferino (2012 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

This program traces the origin and the history of the Red Cross to examine how the organization built a reputation of devotion to the spirit of goodwill and global humanitarianism. Norika ... See full summary »

Director: Mikito Kyo | Star: Norika Fujiwara

11. Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness (2012)

80 min | Documentary, War

"Beyond Right & Wrong" looks at areas of conflict around the world and asks what it takes to forgive, and what it takes to ask for forgiveness under the most difficult of circumstances. ... See full summary »

Directors: Lekha Singh, Roger Spottiswoode

Votes: 27

12. Risking Light (2018)

87 min | Documentary

From the streets of Minneapolis, the aboriginal lands of Australia, and the killing fields of Cambodia, three people with the courage to step out of a tragic dark past, risking everything to reach the light of their own compassion.

Director: Dawn Mikkelson

Votes: 7

13. Watchers of the Sky (2014)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

85 Metascore

Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer ... See full summary »

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Benjamin Ferencz, Raphael Lemkin, Matt Mitler, Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Votes: 246 | Gross: $0.02M

Raphael Lemkin quotes: "If you act in the name of conscience you are stronger than any government in the world."

"Why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?"

Wikipedia: Raphael Lemkin.

Link: 'Watchers of the Sky' Official Site. ____________

Amazon Books: A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power. ________

Wikipedia: Genocide.

Wikipedia: Cultural genocide.

Wikipedia: Policide.

Wikipedia: Democide.

Wikipedia: Ethnic cleansing.

Wikipedia: Genocidal rape.

Wikipedia: Utilitarian genocide.

Wikipedia: Genocidal massacre. ________

Wikipedia: Genocides in history.

Wikipedia: List of genocides by death toll. __________________________

Scars of the Armenian Genocide

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Walking Wounded). _______________________________

The Holocaust and Rwandan Genocide

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (Playing a Part). ___________________

Genocide in Guatemala

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (30 Years of Silence). ____________________

The Srebrenica Genocide

IMDb Watch Now Link: Full Movie (A Walk with Ghosts). ________

Wikipedia: Effects of genocide on youth.

14. Carthage: The Roman Holocaust (2004 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Documentary

When Rome was still in its infancy, Carthage was the dominant power of the Mediterranean. As Rome grew, Carthage remained its only great rival. It was that rivalry that drove Rome to utterly destroy Carthage, and massacre its people.

Director: Joseph Maxwell | Star: Richard Miles

Votes: 87

15. Genghis Khan (2005 TV Movie)

58 min | Biography, Drama

Genghis Khan, ruthless leader of the Mongols and sovereign over the vastest empire ever ruled by a single man, was both god and devil - not just in the Middle Ages, but for centuries to come.

Director: Edward Bazalgette | Stars: Orgil Makhaan, Unubold Batbayar, Unurjargal Jigjidsuren, Erdenetsetseg Bazarragchaa

Votes: 535

16. 500 Nations (1995)

374 min | History

An exploration of the various Native American nations and their fall to the European conquerors.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Gregory Harrison, Eric Schweig, Gordon Tootoosis

Votes: 456

Wikipedia: Genocide of indigenous peoples. ________

Wikipedia: European colonization of the Americas. ________

Wikipedia: American Indian Wars. ________

Wikipedia: List of Indian massacres. ________

Wikipedia: California Genocide.

17. Mystic Voices: The Story of the Pequot War (2004 TV Movie)

116 min | Documentary, History, War

Spring 1634: Unidentified Indians kill John Stone, a scurrilous Englishman and pirate. The English blame the Pequots and for two years Colonial-Pequot tensions remain high. 1636: Block ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Clemmons, Guy Perrotta | Stars: Roy Scheider, Gregory Zaragoza, Jeremy Black, Simon Boughey

Votes: 15

The Pequot War: July 1636 - September 1638

Wikipedia: Pequot War.

Link: 'Mystic Voices: The Story of the Pequot War' Official Site.

Mystic Massacre: May 26, 1637

Wikipedia: Mystic massacre.

19. The Sand Creek Massacre (2006 Video)

21 min | Documentary

"The Sand Creek Massacre": Winner best documentary film in 3 film festivals-Catalogued into Smithsonian Institute Libraries, 42 tribal college libraries, several museums, colleges and ... See full summary »

Director: Donald L. Vasicek

The Sand Creek Massacre: November 29, 1864

Wikipedia: During the American Indian Wars, the American Army carried out a number of massacres and forced relocations of indigenous peoples that are sometimes considered genocide.

The Sand Creek Massacre, which caused outrage in its own time, has been called genocide. General John Chivington led a 700-man force of Colorado Territory militia in a massacre of 70-163 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho, about two-thirds of whom were women, children, and infants. Chivington and his men took scalps and other body parts as trophies, including human fetuses and male and female genitalia.

In defense of his actions Chivington stated:

"Damn any man who sympathizes with Indians!... I have come to kill Indians, and believe it is right and honorable to use any means under God's heaven to kill Indians.... Kill and scalp all, big and little; nits make lice." - Col. John Milton Chivington, U.S. Army

Wikipedia: Sand Creek massacre.

20. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: We Shall Remain: Part I - After the Mayflower (2009)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In March of 1621, in what is now southeastern Massachusetts, Massasoit (actor Marcos Akiaten, Chiricauha Apache), the leading sachem of the Wampanoag, sat down to negotiate with a ragged ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Marcos Akiaten, Cassidy Alla, William Belleau, Benjamin Bratt

Votes: 120

21. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: We Shall Remain: Part II - Tecumseh's Vision (2009)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Each of the episodes focuses on important historical events and concludes with a short contemporary story that links the past to the present.

Directors: Ric Burns, Chris Eyre | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Michael Greyeyes, Alex Meraz, Dwier Brown

Votes: 121

Wikipedia: Tecumseh.

22. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: We Shall Remain: Part III - Trail of Tears (2009)

TV-PG | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The Cherokee would call it Nu-No-Du-Na Tlo-Hi-Lu, "The Trail Where They Cried." On May 26, 1838, federal troops forced thousands of Cherokee from their homes in the Southeastern United ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Jackson Walker, Elijah Abdullah, Thomas N. Belt, Josh Blaylock

Votes: 96

Wikipedia: Trail of Tears.

Wikipedia: Indian Removal Act.

Wikipedia: Cherokee Nation (1794-1907). ________

Wikipedia: Indian termination policy.

23. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: We Shall Remain: Part IV - Geronimo (2009)

TV-PG | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In February of 1909, the indomitable Chiricahua Apache warrior and war shaman Geronimo lay on his deathbed. He summoned his nephew to his side, whispering, "I should never have surrendered.... See full summary »

Directors: Sarah Colt, Dustinn Craig | Stars: Keith Basso, Benjamin Bratt, Collin G. Calloway, Silas Cochise

Votes: 85

Wikipedia: Geronimo.

24. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: We Shall Remain: Part V - Wounded Knee (2009)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

On the night of February 27, 1973, fifty-four cars, horns blaring, rolled into a small hamlet on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Within hours, some 200 Oglala Lakota and American Indian ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Benjamin Bratt, Carter Camp

Votes: 81

Wounded Knee Incident: February 27 - May 8, 1973

Wikipedia: Wounded Knee incident. ______________________

Wounded Knee Massacre: December 29, 1890

Wikipedia: Wounded Knee Massacre.

25. Ishi: The Last Yahi (1993)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

In the early 1900s, Ishi, the last of the Yahi Indian tribe, is discovered nearly 20 years after the Yahi tribe was thought to be wiped out. The curators of a museum agree to look after him... See full summary »

Directors: Jed Riffe, Pamela Roberts | Stars: Rayna Green, Linda Hunt

Votes: 94

Ishi quote: "When I am dead, cry for me a little. Think of me sometimes, but not too much. It is not good for your wife or your husband or your children to dwell too long on the dead. Think of me now and again as I was in life, at some moment which is pleasant to recall, but not for long. Leave me in peace as I shall leave you, too, in peace. While you live, let your thoughts be with the living." ____________

Amazon Books: Ishi in Two Worlds, 50th Anniversary Edition: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America by Theodora Kroeber.

26. The Last Tasmanian (1978)

105 min | Documentary, Drama, History

TThe Tasmanians were a distinct people, isolated from Australia and the rest of the world for 12,000 years, until in 1803, British colonisation began.

Director: Tom Haydon | Stars: Leo McKern, Jim Allen, Rhys Jones, D.A. Lowe

Votes: 11

The Black War: 1820s - 1832

Wikipedia: Black War.

Wikipedia: Aboriginal Tasmanians.

27. Utopia (II) (2013)

110 min | Documentary

Exploring offenses practiced by popular media, big business, police forces and Governments helping the Australian 225 year campaign of genocide continue against Aboriginal Australians.

Director: John Pilger | Stars: John Pilger, Jon Altman, Pat Anderson, Mal Brough

Votes: 342

28. White King, Red Rubber, Black Death (2003 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, History

65 Metascore

Documentary about how King Leopold II of Belgium acquired Congo as a colony and exploited it by reign of terror.

Director: Peter Bate | Stars: Elie Lison, Roger May, Steve Driesen, Tshilombo Imhotep

Votes: 181

The Congo Horrors: 1885 - 1908

Wikipedia: Atrocities in the Congo Free State.

Herero and Namaqua Genocide: 1904 - 1908

Wikipedia: Herero and Namaqua genocide.

30. They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief (2016)

54 min | Documentary

The Near East Foundation, known initially as Near East Relief, spearheaded this first great mobilization of international humanitarian assistance in the United States, in September 1915, in... See full summary »

Stars: Victor Garber, Andrea Martin, Tony Shalhoub, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 38

Wikipedia: Near East Foundation. _____________________

The Armenian Genocide: 1914 - 1923

Wikipedia: Armenian Genocide. ______________

Adolf Hitler quote: "I have issued the command - and I'll have anybody who utters but one word of criticism executed by a firing squad - that our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines, but in the physical destruction of the enemy. Accordingly, I have placed my death-head formations in readiness - for the present only in the East - with orders to them to send to death mercilessly and without compassion, men, women, and children of Polish derivation and language. Only thus shall we gain the living space (Lebensraum) which we need. Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?"

31. Armenian Genocide (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History, War

The first Genocide of the 20th century when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I, between 1915 and 1918.

Director: Andrew Goldberg | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Ron Suny, Peter Balakian, Elizabeth Frierson

Votes: 1,700

32. Architects of Denial (2017)

102 min | Documentary

Though both the historical and modern-day persecution of Armenians and other Christians is relatively uncovered in the mainstream media and not on the radar of many average Americans, it is... See full summary »

Director: David Lee George | Stars: Taner Akçam, Julian Assange, Jonathan Babington-Heina, George Clooney

Votes: 201 | Gross: $0.07M

33. Aghet - Ein Völkermord (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

"Aghet - A Genocide" - On the Armenian Genocide by the Young Turk government of the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It is based on eyewitness reports by European and American personnel ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Friedler | Stars: Hermann Beyer, Samuel Finzi, Martina Gedeck, Sylvester Groth

Votes: 630

34. Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, History

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Taner Akçam, Hagop Asadourian, Peter Balakian

Votes: 443

35. Holodomor: Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-33 (2008)

12 min | Documentary, Short

In 1932-33, Ukraine, the breadbasket of Europe, had bountiful crops of grain, yet its people were dying of starvation. In order to crush the will of the independent-minded Ukrainian ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Leigh | Stars: Jim Henderson, Jonny Lewis, Greg Halek, Tammy Ninichuk

Votes: 38

Holodomor: 1932 - 1933

Wikipedia: Holodomor. ________

Wikipedia: Soviet famine of 1932-33. ________

Wikipedia: Kazakh famine of 1932-1933. ________

Wikipedia: The Black Book of Communism.

36. Lady and Bread (2015)

Documentary, Short, Biography

A 95-year-old lady recalls her troubled youth while baking bread: we discover about secrets of her life and surviving the Europe's largest famine, Holodomor.

Director: Vyacheslav Bihun | Stars: Lidia Myroshnychenko, Vira Konyk

Votes: 70

37. Horror in the East (2000 TV Movie)

PG | Documentary, War

An examination of atrocities and depredations committed by Imperial Japanese military forces, from 1931 to 1945.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Samuel West

Votes: 193

Wikipedia: Horror in the East.

38. Nanking (2007)

R | 88 min | Biography, History, War

76 Metascore

Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | Stars: Hugo Armstrong, Rosalind Chao, Stephen Dorff, John Getz

Votes: 3,315 | Gross: $0.16M

The Nanking Massacre: December 13, 1937 - January 1938

On December 1937, Reverend James M. McCallum wrote in his diary:

"I know not where to end. Never have I heard or read such brutality. Rape! Rape! Rape! We estimate at least 1,000 cases a night and many by day. In case of resistance or anything that seems like disapproval, there is a bayonet stab or a bullet... People are hysterical... Women are being carried off every morning, afternoon and evening. The whole Japanese army seems to be free to go and come as it pleases, and to do whatever it pleases."

Wikipedia: Nanking Massacre.

Wikipedia: Contest to kill 100 people using a sword.

Wikipedia: Nanjing War Crimes Tribunal.

Wikipedia: International Military Tribunal for the Far East.

40. Silent Shame (2010)

87 min | Documentary, History, War

A Japanese-born filmmaker took seven years to peel back the cultured facade of her country, and uncovers its darkest secrets giving us a shocking and provocative look at Japan's inhumanity in war.

Director: Akiko Izumitani | Stars: Ren Hanami, Akiko Izumitani

Votes: 23

41. Unit 731 (2015)

60 min | Documentary

Unit 731 explores a side of WWII history that is largely unknown to the Western World. Documenting the development of WWII from the perspective of the Far East Front, the story of the gruesome human research center, UNIT 731, is revealed.

Director: Chris D. Nebe | Stars: Louis Fantasia, Chris D. Nebe

Votes: 55

Wikipedia: Unit 731.

42. Thirty Two (2013)

44 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

December 1944, 24-year-old Wei Shaolan and her 1-year-old daughter were seized and sent to a Japanese camp, where Wei was forced to work as a 'comfort woman' -- a woman forced into ... See full summary »

Director: Ke Guo

Votes: 110

Wikipedia: Comfort women.

43. Twenty Two (I) (2015)

112 min | Documentary, Crime, History

An estimated 200,000 Chinese women were forced into prostitution by the Japanese army during WWII. Only 22 of them remain today to speak out publicly. This documentary is not a film for ... See full summary »

Director: Ke Guo

Votes: 358 | Gross: $0.05M

44. Tokyo Trial (1983)

277 min | Documentary, War