Following the horrors of World War II, there was a strong desire for a better world in which peace would be maintained and human rights respected - the U.N was born. Now, more than 60 years later, the image of the UN has become severely tarnished.
Sidney Rittenberg arrived in China as a GI at the end of World War II. Discharged there, he joined the Communist Party, and was an active participant in the Communist revolution & its aftermath, including the Cultural Revolution, Great Leap Forward & Hundred Flowers Campaign.
This is the story of the unhealthy meeting of two cultures: an indigenous tribe, the Yanomami and the western anthropologists who came to the Amazon to study them.
From the brewing discontent that preceded the Egyptian revolution, to the 18 days of brutally suppressed protests when success seemed far from inevitable, this film puts us in the centre of the action.
This study of subliminal messaging in film, music, politics and advertising, takes you on a journey through the subconscious mind examining the history, research and effects of such techniques on society.
In 1988, Olivier made a perilous journey across Afghanistan, under Soviet occupation, with a $50,000 donation in his backpack. He then had a car accident, amnesia and the new challenge of rebuilding his identity.