Films

  • 2 Aug 2016
  • By German Anitua Azkarate
  • Rating:( 1202 votes )

Sunshine

In 2057, the sun is dying. A crew of eight pilot a colossal nuclear bomb aboard the spaceship Icarus II with the intent to jumpstart the sun. As they pass Mercury's orbit, Icarus II discovers the distress beacon of Icarus I, the first ship to attempt their mission, which disappeared seven years earlier. 

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  • 8 Jun 2016
  • By German Anitua Azkarate
  • Rating:( 965 votes )

Invictus

This is a movie about the story of the South African victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. That victory is credited for healing many of the wounds caused by the apartheid years. Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, consciously chose to support the Springboks – long seen as a symbol of white oppression in South Africa and hated by most of the country’s black population – as a rallying cry for national unity and putting aside the hate of the dehumanizing apartheid policy of the white South African government. The team did not disappoint. They won the World Cup in a memorable match against New Zealand, then the best rugby side in the world.

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  • 8 Jun 2016
  • By German Anitua Azkarate
  • Rating:( 924 votes )

A small act

"A Small Act" centers on the life story of Chris Mburu, who as a small boy living in a mud house in a Kenyan village had his primary and secondary education paid for by a Swedish woman. This cost her $15 a month. They had never met. He went on to the University of Nairobi, graduated from Harvard Law School, and is today a United Nations Human Rights Commissioner.

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  • 8 Jun 2016
  • By German Anitua Azkarate
  • Rating:( 831 votes )

The insider

"The Insider" is the story of two whistle blowers. The first, Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, was a highly placed tobacco industry executive. (Dr. Wigand has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and is not a medical doctor.) The tobacco industry at that time denied that nicotine was addictive and claimed that the evidence that tobacco use impaired health was inconclusive. In 1995, Dr. Wigand was the first tobacco company executive to come forward with information that, for decades, the tobacco companies had known that smoking caused cancer and that cigarettes were a delivery device for an addictive drug (nicotine).

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