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

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Friendship Has No Prejudice

What it’s about Bruno is the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp during WWII. His friendship with a Jewish boy he meets across the fence leads to unexpected consequences. Why you should watch it Is hatred for those who think different to us in our blood or do we learn to hate those who think different? This film uses a story between … Continue reading The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Friendship Has No Prejudice