Year: 2008


A look at hunger striker Bobby Sands and the brutality he protested.


The life of gay activist Harvey Milk, who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.

Never Again? Genocide Since the Holocaust

Examines the chronicle of genocide with a look at Mao’s purges in China, Cambodia under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, the Arab/Israeli conflict, border wars in Pakistan and Bangladesh and killing in Central America.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Explores social unrest in the republic of Liberia, where a civil war has broken out, and a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who have risen up and, through nonviolent tactics, put pressure on their government to pursue peace talks.

Waltz with Bashir

Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman wrote, directed and stars in this autobiographical animated film. As a 19-year-old infantry soldier in the 1982 war with Lebanon, Folman witnessed the Sabra and Shatila massacre, but realizes that he has no memory of the event. In 2006, he seeks out others who were in Beirut at the time to discuss their memories, including a psychologist specializing in post-traumatic stress disorders and the first journalist to cover the massacre.