The second thing [it showed was] that people were desperately in need of something.“In the 80s it looked as though there were two forces at work in the country.In a mind-bending twist, they play both themselves and their victims.
Caught between Israeli security laws and a Palestinian Authority they see as having failed them, they work for Israeli contractors by day while hiding from police by night.
Like youths everywhere, they pass their idle hours talking about love, marriage and future hopes.
Refusing to confine the tears, rage, laughter and hope to dinner table conversations, Helfand invites us to witness her personal journey from radical hysterectomy patient to vocal opponent of toxic exposure.
From her suburban home to the halls of Congress, the intensely private becomes widely public, and an American family is transformed and strengthened.
At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. In one of documentary cinema's more remarkable enterprises, 49 Up makes its U. broadcast premiere as the seventh in a series of films that has profiled a group of English children every seven years, beginning in 1964.
Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Renowned director Michael Apted () has doggedly pursued the series as the children have grown into adults, navigating the divide between childhood dreams and adult realities. broadcast premiere of 49 Up in 2007, returns with 56 Up to find the group settling into middle age and surprisingly upbeat.One of them - the Dublin/Merrion Street/Fine Gael/Gemma Hussey/Ruairi Quinn/Garret Fitz Gerald one - completely misunderstood what was happening in Ireland, and had contempt for it and [thought] that this was some sort of backlash or a demonstration of something else.They would lose the divorce referendum in 1986, and they would have misunderstood the whole abortion debate before that.The pressure came that summer and emerged in those images of people staring at statues.“It was a late spring-summer phenomenon; it didn’t go into the winter. If you were working as a sociologist you would have to put down 10 different reasons for it and some of them would be the opposite of each other.Yet his yearly visits reveal the increasing desperation of family and friends who remain trapped in psychological as well as political limbo.