Category Archives: Movies – Documentary

“The Last Days” A Documentary About the Holocaust and Hungarian Jews

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I recently watched “The Last Days.” The documentary tells the stories of five Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust during the last years of World War II. The film focuses on the horrors of life in the Nazi concentration camps but also stresses the survivor’s optimism and desire to survive. It won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It was remastered and re-released in 2021 by Netflix.[1]

I was deeply moved by the film and it brought forth many feelings and thoughts including: Continue reading “The Last Days” A Documentary About the Holocaust and Hungarian Jews

Summary of “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria”

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I recently watched the PBS “Frontline documentary “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria.” It investigates the rise of deadly drug-resistant bacteria. As the world health organization has recently reported, we may be heading for a post-antibiotic world where common infections will again kill. Continue reading Summary of “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria”

Review of “Exile Nation: The Plastic People”

I have recently watched the documentary: Exile Nation: The Plastic People. It is about U.S. deportees in Tijuana who struggle to survive a cartel war zone, and who live in cardboard boxes and sewer pipes, in an ever-expanding underworld of exiles. Continue reading Review of “Exile Nation: The Plastic People”

Command and Control: Damascus Titan Missile Explosion

Last night I viewed the new documentary film, Command and Control from director Robert Kenner. It was released January 10, 2017, and broadcast by PBS as part of its American Experience series. [11] The documentary is based on Eric Schlosser’s book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. The book focused on the explosion, as well as other Broken Arrow incidents during the Cold War.[6][7] It was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History.[10] Continue reading Command and Control: Damascus Titan Missile Explosion