1. Frontline Club Oslo: Ethiopia


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    Here you can watch our last event in full-length online – about the dictatorship in Ethiopia, with video material disclosing suppression, land grabbing and internally displacement, smuggled out of the country by the Ogaden president's former advisor Abdullahi Hussein.

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    • Raymundo - English Subtitles - 127'


      from Ernesto Ardito y Virna Molina / Added

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      Raymundo (2003) is our first film. Winner of 16 international awards. Written, directed and produced by Ernesto Ardito and Virna Molina. This is a documentary film about the life and work of Raymundo Gleyzer, Argentine filmmaker, kidnapped and murdered by that country’s military dictatorship in 1976. Through Raymundo’s life, we follow the story of Latin American revolutionary cinema and the liberation struggles of the 60’s and 70’s. Raymundo was one of the major architects of the militant cinema, yet after his “ disappearance ”, he fell into oblivion. It is essential that the new generation rediscovers his life and works which are a source of inspiration today more than ever . This documentary will bring back what the CIA and the Latin American dictatorships couldn’t destroy: the memory, the ideals and the courage to tell the truth. We worked during four years on the research, recovery of archives an editing of the film, getting the support of Jan Vrijman Fund (IDFA - Netherlands), Fondation Altercine (Canada), and National Endowment of the Arts (Argentine). PRIZES OBTAINED: 16 International Awards • First Prize “Coral” to the Best Documentary and Documentary Prize “Memory”. Latin American Film Festival of La Habana, Cuba, (December 2003). • Golden Olive Award of Best Fiction Documentary Kalamata International Documentary Film Festival, Greece. (October 2003) • Human Rights Award Latino Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area, USA., (November 2003). • Best Documentary Film Latin American Film Festival of Brescia, Italy. (November 2003). • Best Documentary Film Valdivia International Film Festival, Chile. (October 2003). • Best “Opera Prima” Award DOCUPOLIS, International Documentary Festival of Barcelona, Spain. (October 2003). • “Union Latina” Award. Latin American Film Festival of Trieste, Italy. (October 2003). • Best Documentary Film VI Malaga Film Festival, Spain (April, 2003). • Special Jury Award VII Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, USA (July 2003). • Best Film in the Public's Choice Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal. (November 2002). • Best Documentary Film and Best Filmmaker Latinamerican Film Festival of Buenos Aires (October 2003) • Best Documentary Film IV Documentary Film and Video Festival, Argentina (July 2003). • Special Jury Award. Human Rights International film Festival of Buenos Aires (November 2002). • Regard sur le Jeune Cinéma Argentin La Sudestada, Paris (June 2004) FILM FESTIVALS: Selected at 42 film festivals around the world. This film has been selected in the official competition section of the following festivals: • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (Japón) • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (EE.UU.) • Festival International de Films de Fribourg (Suiza) • Docudays, International Documentary Film Festival of Beirut (Lebanon) • It's All True, International Documentary Film Festival (Brasil) • Ismailia Int.Festival for Doc.& Short Films (Egypt) • Cinema Paradise, Independent Film Festival of Honolulu (EE.UU.) • Montevideo International Film Festival (Uruguay) • Tiburón International Film Festival (EE.UU.) • Biarritz Film Festival, “La Cita” (France). • Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (Taiwan) The film has participated out of competition in different sections of the following festivals: • Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in Vassar College - Opening Night (EE.UU.) • International Documentary Film of Amsterdam (Países Bajos) • Cinema du Reel, International Documentary Festival (Francia) • Arizona Film Festival (EE.UU.) * Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival (EE.UU) • Ankara International Film Festival (Turquía) • International Seoul Labor Film and Video Festival (Corea) • International Art Film Festival Trencianske Teplice 2003 (Slovakia) • Activating Human Rights Film Festival Byron Bay, (Australia) • Perspektive, Human Rights Film Festival of Nuremberg (Germany) • Latin American Film Festival of Toulouse (France) • Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Buenos Aires (Argentina) • Latin American Film Festival of Providence (USA) • Images du Nouveau Monde Film Festival (Canada) • Latin American Film Festival of Ginebra (Switzerland) • Dahlonega Film Festival (USA) • Cine del Plata Film Festival (Uruguay) • Antropologique and Social Film Festival (Argentina) • Bogota International Film Festival (Colombia) • International Film Festival of Santa Fe (Argentina) • Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (Chile) • Latin American Film Festival of London (England) • Latin American Film Festival of Edhinburg (Escocia) • Latin American Film Festival of Cardiff (England) • Cinemambiente Film Festival (Italy) • Brisbane International Film Festival ( Australia) And others... Raymundo was "opening nigth film" at The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar 2003, Vassar College NY. This documentary was also the first argentinean film that participated in the International Competition of the prestigious Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan.

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      • Torture and democracy: what now?! - Darius Rejali


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        Darius Rejali traces the development and application of one torture technique after another in the last century, and he reaches startling conclusions. As the twentieth century progressed, he argues, democracies not only tortured, but set the international pace for torture. Dictatorships may have tortured more, and more indiscriminately, but the United States, Britain, and France pioneered and exported techniques that have become the lingua franca of modern torture: methods that leave no marks. Under the watchful eyes of reporters and human rights activists, low-level authorities in the world’s oldest democracies were the first to learn that to scar a victim was to advertise iniquity and invite scandal. Long before the CIA even existed, police and soldiers turned instead to “clean” techniques, such as torture by electricity, ice, water, noise, drugs, and stress positions. As democracy and human rights spread after World War II, so too did these methods. Rejali takes up the challenging question of whether torture works and will also address what to expect of the new Obama administration and the prospects for the future of torture internationally. Darius Rejali, professor and Chair of political science at Reed College, is a nationally recognised expert on government torture and interrogation. Iranian-born, Rejali has spent his scholarly career reflecting on violence, and, specifically, reflecting on the causes, consequences, and meaning of modern torture in our world. His work spans concerns in political science, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, history, and critical social theory. He is a 2003 Carnegie Scholar, recognized for his innovative approaches to the study of violence. Torture and Democracy (2007) is Rejali’s most recent book. It is an unrelenting examination of the use of torture by democracies in the 20th century. It won the 2007 Human Rights Book of the Year Award from the American Political Science Association. Rejali is also the author of Torture and Modernity: Self, Society and State in Modern Iran (1994) as well as many recent articles on violence including masculinity and torture, media representations of torture, the political thought of Osama bin Ladin, the history of electric torture, the practice of stoning in the Middle East, the treatment of refugees who have been tortured, and theories of ethnic rape. Respondent: Sudeep Dasgupta (UvA – Media studies) and Lars van Troost (Amnesty International). For both programs: introduction by Michiel Leezenberg (UvA) and Yolande Jansen (UvA)

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        • NAZION - ENGLISH SUBTITLES - 110' (2011)


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          Nazion is an essay about the history of fascism in Argentina. The film explores the ideology of Catholic Nationalism in Argentina, which inspired and justified the state terrorism in our country through the partnership between church and military. Leopold, a man of 82, who lived the persecution and deaths of their friends in the dictatorship, explores unreleased files about this ideology, to prevent this reborn in new generations. It is his legacy. Thus, he rediscovered, over the history of twentieth-century Argentina, the major crimes and concepts of the ultra nationalist right, mainly anti-Communist, anti-democratic and xenophobic. The ideas of the most prominent conservative intellectuals, the actions of the oligarchy, the Argentine Nazi newspaper, and homilies of nationalist priests; are documents that talk with their material consequences: coups, persecution, torture, exile, disappearances, and massacres. 110' / Documentary / Argentina / 2011 / DV Cam / Spanish language/ English subtitles. Written and directed by: Ernesto Ardito Executive producer: Ernesto Ardito Produced by: Ernesto Ardito and Leopoldo Nacht Animations: Virna Molina Original Idea: Leopoldo Nacht Camera and Photography: Ernesto Ardito Editing: Ernesto Ardito Script and texts: Ernesto Ardito Sound: Ariel Direse andErnesto Ardito Sound post: Ernesto Ardito Cast: Leopoldo Nacht, Cristina Banegas, Tony Vilas. With the support of: INCAA (National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts). Support to digital postproducciónl. AWARDS First Prize Malvinas and Special Jury Award, Latin American Film Festival of Trieste, Italy. OFFICIAL SELECTION IN FESTIVALS: -Documenta Madrid, Festival Internacional de Documentales de Madrid. Competencia Internacional. España. -EDOC, Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Ecuador. -Perspektive, Festival de Derechos Humanos de Nuremberg. -Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de Trieste, Italia. -Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana, Cuba.

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          • Muzzling the Media: News and Information in Closed Societies


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            Featuring: Aung Zaw @IrrawaddyNews Irrawaddy (via Skype) Shanthi Kalathil Georgetown University Nathaniel Kretchun @AudienceScapes InterMedia Hugo Landa @CubanetNoticias CubaNet Tuesday, July 24, 2012 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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            • Could There be a Dictatorship inside the EU?


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              On Friday, October 18, the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy welcomed Jan-Werner Mueller, Professor of Politics; Founding Director, Project in the History of Political Thought; and Acting Director, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society at Princeton University.

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              • Reese Erlich - Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire, Jan. 28, 2011.


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                Journalist and author, Reese Erlich, talks about his latest book, CONVERSATIONS WITH TERRORISTS: MIDDLE EAST LEADERS ON POLITICS, VIOLENCE, AND EMPIRE. Reese Erlich spoke at Portland State University in downtown Portland, Oregon, on January 28, 2011.

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                • Dissident Interview II


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                  Shooting Process work in progress creating video archives of the ex-USSR 1960 Moscow Dissident VB Interview II in New York 2010 TECHNOLOGOS CINEMASCAPES RUSSIAN Cultural and Dissidents ICONS as HOMAGE TO GENIUSES as COLLAGE OF LAST EPOCH WEBCINEMA dedicated to Anna Akhmatova http://www.xmail.net/technologos/Akhmatova.html and AD Sakharov http://www.xmail.net/technologos/ADS.html

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                  • The age of dictatorship: Europe 1918-1989 - The little dictators - Professor Richard J Evans


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                    Why did so many European states fell victim to dictators in the interwar years? The lecture looks at a variety of dictators for an answer, including Metaxas in Greece, Franco in Spain, Dollfuss and Schuschnigg in Austria, and the dictators of a number of countries in Eastern Europe. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-age-of-dictatorship-europe-1918-1989-the-little-dictators Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There is currently nearly 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: gresham.ac.uk Twitter: twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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                    • Dunaszaurusz II. rész, Danubesaurus 2nd part


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                      Adam Csillag's legendary documentary from the 80th. 1984-88. Csillag made his first documentary „Dunasaurus” (Dunaszaurusz). The two-part, 140 min. film had a profound, revelatory impact on Hungarian public life. It dealt with a theme declared off-limites by the Central Committee of the ruling Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party, and was filmed illegaly. It concerned the environmental effects of the Hungarian-Czechoslovakian Danube hydroelectric project . Aside from the ecological issues, the film showed the antidemocratic way in which Hungarian society and institutions functioned , and the impossiblitly of scientifically responsible decision-making in the overpoliticized climate enforced by the Party. It also showed the beginnings of civic action and civil deisobedience in this society, from the individual acts of the early eighties to the the 100,000 strong demonstrations of 1988. The film was banned after its completion , but aside from illegal distribution , it was possible to show it to a closed audience of almost 500-1000 , made up of , among others , most of the members of last Communist parliament. These pressured the Prime Minister of the time , Miklós Németh , who put a stop to the Hungarian side of the project. That was the first step before Hungary made the first rip in Iron Curtain Months before the Berlin Wall fell, Hungarians had marched to demand democracy The breaching of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago this month has become the symbol of the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and, ultimately, the triumph of democracy.

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