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Historical events world-wide including stories of war and peace especially in China and other Asian countries, from British colonial ventures to the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing.

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ALLIES

ALLIES

1983 (PG) 95 min

Made at the time of Bob Hawke's unequivocal embrace of the American alliance, this film explores Australia-US relations during the Cold War: the setting up of ASIO to appease American agencies worried about Communist influence; the Petrov Affair; and the determination of Sir Robert Menzies to follow the US into Vietnam. more

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ANGELS OF WAR

ANGELS OF WAR

1982 (PG) 54 min

In January 1942 Papua New Guinea became the battle ground for nearly 2 million foreign soldiers. This film documents the experiences of Papua New Guinea's indigenous population during this campaign. more

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BACH IN AUSCHWITZ (LA CHACONNE D’AUSCHWITZ)

BACH IN AUSCHWITZ (LA CHACONNE D'AUSCHWITZ)

2000 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 105 min

Members of a Jewish women's orchestra at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp recall how their musical abilities allowed them to survive as prisoners of the Nazis. more

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BALI TRIPTYCH

BALI TRIPTYCH

1988 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 174 min

Three one-hour documentaries that explore the history, culture and way of life of the people of Bali - Episode 1: BETWEEN THE MOUNTAIN AND THE SEA; Episode 2: THE PATH OF THE SOUL and Episode 3 DEMONS AND DEITIES. more

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BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE, THE

BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE, THE

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: M) 81 min

The story of four charismatic and inspirational African women, now living in Australia, who, with the help of acclaimed theatre director Ros Horin, turned their harrowing stories of survival into a joyous theatre of humanity that has filled theatres from across their new country to the other side of the world. more

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BERKELEY IN THE SIXTIES

BERKELEY IN THE SIXTIES

1990 (PG) 113 min

The 1960s alumni of the Berkeley campus tell their stories about how the quiet school became the site of massive political activism on the part of students fighting for their right of political expression on campus and then against the Vietnam War. more

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BORDER POLITICS

BORDER POLITICS

2018 (PG) 90 min

In this film, leading Human Rights barrister, Julian Burnside AO, deconstructs harsh asylum seeker policies around the world, arguing that failure in political leadership is compromising human rights and destroying democratic principles in the West. more

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BURNSIDE CONVERSATIONS, THE

BURNSIDE CONVERSATIONS, THE

2019 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 115 min

16 conversations, 1 topic: Human rights. In dynamic conversations with human rights barrister, Julian Burnside QC, key global thinkers reveal personal perspectives on current threats to human rights in the West, expanding on ideas raised in the film BORDER POLITICS (also available from Ronin Films). more

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CHINA'S 3 DREAMS

CHINA'S 3 DREAMS

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 84 min

Confused by the expurgated history they learned at school and the silence of their grandparents, China's young people are making their way with new dreams for the future - to make their country rich and powerful, and to find a better life and meaningful existence for themselves. more

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COMMON PURPOSE, A

COMMON PURPOSE, A

2011 (PG) 75 min

Twenty-five people are convicted of the murder of one man, fourteen are sentenced to hang, one lawyer is assassinated and the other goes into exile. A Common Purpose is the dramatic story behind a notorious murder trial that marks South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy. more

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CORN ISLAND

CORN ISLAND

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: M) 100 min

A compelling feature film from the Republic of Georgia: a timeless story of struggle against the elements by an elderly peasant and his granddaughter. "An astonishing feat of cinema" (Variety). more

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DOGS OF DEMOCRACY

DOGS OF DEMOCRACY

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 58 min

WINNER! Spirit of Activism Award, Nevada Women's Film Festival, March 2017. WINNER! Best Documentary Feature, 2017 Imagine This: Women's International Film Festival, Brooklyn, New York! A documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them. In the on-going financial crises of the 2010s,... more

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DVORAK AND AMERICA

DVORAK AND AMERICA

1999 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 56 min

On 26 September 1892 when the Czech composer, Antonin Dvorak, arrived in New York to direct the National Conservatory of Music of America, he was given the daunting task of creating a school of music for a young nation boundlessly confident in its resources, but still looking to Europe for a sense of identity. more

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ELETTRA

ELETTRA

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 48 min

A portrait of the remarkable Princess Elettra, daughter of the pioneer of wireless communication, Guglielmo Marconi. The inspired industrialist created an empire that Elettra inherited when she was a child. The Princess now plans to turn her crumbling family palace into a radiant academy for the arts and science. more

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ESCHER:  JOURNEY INTO INFINITY

ESCHER: JOURNEY INTO INFINITY

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 80 min

A portrait of one of the most influential and inspiring artists of the 20th century, M.C. Escher. Narrated by Stephen Fry, in Escher's own words. A superb film by highly regarded Dutch filmmaker, Robin Lutz. more

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FIERCE GREEN FIRE, A

FIERCE GREEN FIRE, A

2012 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 101 min

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the international environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep. more

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FIFTY YEARS OF SILENCE

FIFTY YEARS OF SILENCE

1994 (M) 57 min

50 YEARS OF SILENCE tells the story of Jan Ruff-O'Herne and her experience of enforced prostitution at the hands of the Japanese military during World War II. As the first European woman to go public on this issue Jan faced the difficult decision to reveal her secret to her family, her friends and her parish. more

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FIRST FAGIN, THE

FIRST FAGIN, THE

2012 (PG) 87 min

From New York to Hobart, and from the darkest jails and prison ships of England to the penal colony of Port Arthur, THE FIRST FAGIN brings to life the passionate love and dramatic adventures of Ikey Solomon, family man, fence, and Charles Dickens' inspiration for the character of Fagin in Oliver Twist. more

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FLOWERS AND TROOPS (Hana to Heitai)

FLOWERS AND TROOPS (Hana to Heitai)

2009 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 106 min

Inspired by the documentaries of the great Imamura Shohei, under whom the filmmaker studied, this film explores the lives of Japanese soldiers who chose not to return to Japan when the war finished, but who stayed behind in south-east Asia to build new lives for themselves. more

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FROM UNDER THE RUBBLE

FROM UNDER THE RUBBLE

2018 (M) 76 min

The Samouni family story: a powerful civilian perspective on the violent clash between Palestinians and Israeli armed forces in Gaza. Australian filmmaker Anne Tsoulis has created an intimate and unflinching film about an appalling crisis. more

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