Monday, January 14, 2008

DocWatch Jan 14 - 20

Docs to explore this week:

Today, Monday 1/14
4 pm Sundance Keep Not Silent Three pious orthodox Israeli lesbians live in vastly different circumstances.

Tues 1/15
8:30 am Logo Zero Degrees of Separation Selim and Ezra, a gay Palestinian-Israeli couple, are fighting for the right to live together in Jerusalem
8:40 am STZ Iraq For Sale

Wed 1/16
4:15 am HBO fam Middle School Confessions Drinking, sex, violence, depression, school failure, and harassment. These are just some of the daily realities of life for many of today's adolescents.
5:15 am HBO sig. A Boy's Life Cindy Sez: this movie is like a Family Systems R Us. What's wrong with Robert? According to the grandmother with whom he's lived for the past five years, he's an emotionally disturbed seven year old with a serious personality disorder. To the boy's mother, therapist and school administrators, however, the real problem isn't Robert...
10 am Sund Little Peace of Mine After witnessing a terrorist attack on a busload of children, Nadav, a precocious 12-year-old Israeli boy, founds Peace for the Future, an opposition party promoting a constructive dialogue between Arab and Jewish kids.
11:20 am Shocase Flock of Dodos

Thurs 1/17
10 am Sund Guerrilla Girl an idealistic 21-year-old middle-class Colombian woman from the city who joins the FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, South America's largest guerrilla movement.
12:45pm TMC Genesis
12:45pm HBO Sand and Sorrow
8 pm Disc Galapagos: Beyond Darwin (with middle school lesson plan)
local - PBS Frontline Cheney's Law (you can also watch the full program online) For three decades Vice President Dick Cheney conducted a secretive, behind-closed-doors campaign to give the president virtually unlimited wartime power.

Fri 1/18
8:30 am Sund White Light/Black Rain
10:30 Sund Strange Culture What does it take to fall under suspicion as a terrorist in contemporary America?
8 pm Hist Cults: Dangerous Devotion
(Although I still have not seen this, it purports to be about dangerous/destructive groups, not new religious movements) -- includes Charles Manson -J im Jones and Jonestown, Warren Jeffs and the Yearning for Zion Ranch --Shoko Asahara and Aum Shinrikyo --David Koresh and the Branch Davidians
11:30 Sund Short Hymn, Silent War (20 minutes) the lives of four Afro-Canadian women are altered following an accidental shooting.

Sat 1/19
3 pm LOGO The Believers (The Transcendence Gospel Choir)

Sun 1/20
9:45 Starz Who Killed the Electric Car
3 pm Hist Jonestown Paradise Lost technically docudrama but quite accurate. useful for teaching about how politically progressive, charismatic leaders with good social values can still end up being dangerous.

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