Reccomended Films 2018

Films/videos recommended by BBCF: Not a comprehensive list, these films have inspired & informed

AFRICA

2014 Feb-march ws 2 263Two films about Western Sahara giving the historic background and the present situation of refugees and occupation.   El  Problema https://www.filmin.es/pelicula/el-problema   mad

Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYY2fuKMKmE

And soon to be released,  SIROCCO: Winds of Resistance. The life of Sahrawi refugees though the eyes of two woman and their grandmothers – with a Canadian connection. Will be screened in Victoria in Sept., 2018

A [powerful feature film based on current history in the Congo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX5jXeXPTB4

ASIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz9UFhPD4Pc     Stealing a Nation     John Pilger’s film about one of the least known injustices in the world; the stealing of the Chagos Islands by UK to give to USA for a military base.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neBQcvMRBRk The Coming War on China.  Another of Pilger’s many excellent films.

http://hooligansparrow.com/  Hooligan Sparrow directed by Nanfu Wang. The life of an activist sex worker in China.

LATIN AAMERICA 

Victoria activists give  tribute to Oscar Romero, assassinated Archbishop of El Salvador/    The Prophetic Legacy of Oscar Romero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swD1VFX76o0

Flin Flon  Flim Flam     A film showing the activities of Canada’s HUDBAY mining company in Peru, Guatemala, USA and Canada  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7aacPtEI8s

The consequences of gold mining in Latin America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADQyPEWGox8

PALESTINE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-mnvGHpk9U  Hug a Terrorist   what happens when two girls go out on a street in Toronto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWy1k8Gea3I    What is happening in Gaza in 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0p2yWq45C4    Danger of peaceful expression in Gaza

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctcF3ewB6A4    the only woman fisher in Gaza

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-promise   http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-promise/episode-guide/   The Promise is a 4 part TV feature film about the UK occupation of Palestine after WW 2 and leading up to modern times.

https://nakba70action.org/   remembering the Nakba

CANADA

https://vimeo.com/246742365  Setsuko Thurlow accepts the Nobel Peace Prize 2017setsuko Nobel prize 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdyAIfaoU8Y   Disturbing the Peace. Why the Sire-C dam is a terrible mistake

https://globalnews.ca/video/4130698/first-nations-leaders-rally-hundreds-of-anti-pipeline-protesters-on-burnaby-mountain    1st Nations lead the protection of our land and water against Kinder-Morgan pipe line

https://www.canadawildproductions.com/film/koneline/    A fine film about northern BC  and lives of 1st nations who live there.

https://www.nfb.ca/film/obachans_garden/     a Japanese- Canadian story, lovingly made by a grand daughter

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