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Apollo 13 – the Ingenuity of Man in All Its Splendour

What it’s about Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert of the Apollo 13 moon mission find themselves stranded when their spacecraft gets damaged. NASA must now find a way to bring them back before it is too late. Why you should watch it This film in nailbiting fashion tells the story of the fated Apollo 13 mission to the moon, and in doing so splendidly captures … Continue reading Apollo 13 – the Ingenuity of Man in All Its Splendour

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Looper – a Single Moment Can Define a Lifetime

What it’s about In the near future, the mob sends their victims back in time to get them executed by the loopers. Joe, one such looper, finds himself to be the victim of his own actions. Why you should watch it This is a very clever film which does its very best not to be confusingly clever, some may argue that it has succeeded in … Continue reading Looper – a Single Moment Can Define a Lifetime

Saving Private Ryan – In A World Of Equals Does One Life Ever Merit Saving Over Another

What it’s about During the Normandy invasion of World War II, Captain John Miller is assigned the task of searching for Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already been killed in the war. Why you should watch it This film is based on the sole survivor directive that the US implemented to stop a family from losing all of its children to war. Derived … Continue reading Saving Private Ryan – In A World Of Equals Does One Life Ever Merit Saving Over Another

Gandhi – Nonviolence Is the Most Powerful Weapon for Change

What it’s about A lawyer, Mohandas Gandhi, returns to British India from South Africa. He begins a nationwide campaign of non-violent resistance against the British rule, pressuring Britain to liberate India. Why you should watch it Winner of nine Oscars, this film is a brilliant example of the power of nonviolence as a method for bringing about change. It is not a documentary as such … Continue reading Gandhi – Nonviolence Is the Most Powerful Weapon for Change

Twelve Years a Slave – Riveting Tale of the Human Cost of Slavery

What it’s about Based on a true story. Solomon Northup, a free African-American, is promised a fortnightly job by Brown and Hamilton. However, after arriving in Washington DC, he realises that he has been sold into slavery. Why you should watch it This film provides an excellent insight into the human cost of slavery and does very well at avoiding telling people what to think … Continue reading Twelve Years a Slave – Riveting Tale of the Human Cost of Slavery