October 18, 2006

Documentary videos

Some great documentaries available (atleast for now) on Youtube & Google-Video.

Injection is the real-life story of six health care workers falsely accused and jailed in Libya, the deplorable conditions that led to their arrest
, and the simple solution that might have prevented not only this injustice, but millions of needless infections. In Libya in 1999, five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor were arrested and convicted of infecting over four hundred Libyan children with HIV in a Benghazi hospital. Libyan dictator Moammar Khadaffi proclaimed before the trial that the nurses conspired with the American CIA and the Israeli Mossad to maliciously infect the children. Scientists and others (including some Bush rhetoric after meeting the Bulgarian president) rallying in their defence aside, I fear that "freeing the Benghazi Six" is only wishful thinking; although for now their death sentences have been quashed (on 25 December 2005) by the Libya's Supreme Court and a re-trial has been ordered.

Who killed the electric car? (Update: not available any more ... taken out by Youtube due to copyright violations)
The documentary (Review, Trailer, Wikipedia) explores the birth, limited commercialization, and subsequent death of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the 1990s. The film explores the roles of automobile makers, the oil industry, the US government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology. It is due to be released on DVD to the home video market on November 14, 2006 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Daily Show had an interview with the director, Chris Paine.

Improbable Collapse -The Demolition of our Republic - a documentary about the collapse of the Twin Towers. Speaking of 9-11, to whatever extent polls and surveys may reflect reality, its amazing to me that 84% of people in the US think the government is hiding something about that days events!

A two-part documentary -
Part I and Part II - about the Rape of Nanking - Japanese Atrocities during WWII: A documentary based on 20 years research and consists entirely of archival photos and film-clips.

A documentary about
imprisoned Kurdish female leader Leyla Zana

1 comment:

Nandhu said...

fewer categories usually give better reading and hits.

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