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History - World (1/5)

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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AFTER THE FACTS

AFTER THE FACTS

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 5 min

In the early years of cinema, editors were usually women. This short documentary by Karen Pearlman looks at how they wielded power, and how their work was made invisible. more

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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

RE-MASTERED FROM ORIGINAL FILM NEGATIVES! 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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BRIDE FLIGHTS, THE (English version)

BRIDE FLIGHTS, THE (English version)

2022 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 58 min

The one-way ticket from Spain that changed Australian migration: about 700 Spanish women arrived in Australia during the early 1960s, supported by an informal agreement between the regime of Francisco Franco (1939-1975) and the Australian Government of that time. more

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BRIDE FLIGHTS, THE (Spanish version)

BRIDE FLIGHTS, THE (Spanish version)

2022 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G)

The one-way ticket from Spain that changed Australian migration: about 700 Spanish women arrived in Australia during the early 1960s, supported by an informal agreement between the regime of Francisco Franco (1939-1975) and the Australian Government of that time. 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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BYSTANDER STORY, THE

BYSTANDER STORY, THE

2021 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 30 min

Fusing studio re-enactments, interviews, archival, bodycam and CCTV footage to tell a radically new story about psychology's bystander experiments, The Bystander Story investigates how strangers come together to help strangers – culminating with the bystanders who tried to prevent the killing of George Floyd. more

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CHIFLEYS OF BUSBY STREET, THE

CHIFLEYS OF BUSBY STREET, THE

2008 (G) 72 min

The Chifleys of Busby Street is an eloquent portrait of Australia's best-loved Prime Minister Ben Chifley, his wife Elizabeth, and their cherished spirit kept alive in Bathurst for the five decades since his death. Friends and colleagues share anecdotes and memories of the Chifleys in this charming documentary. 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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CRACKS IN THE MASK

CRACKS IN THE MASK

1997 (G) 56 min

A century ago the Torres Strait Island were the subjects of the famous Cambridge Anthropological Expedition - the resulting depletion of their cultural artifacts left them with nothing but a history of remembered loss. The only people in the Pacific to make elaborate turtleshell masks have none left - they are all in foreign... more

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DEATH IN THE CITY

DEATH IN THE CITY

2022 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 72 min

An intimate portrayal of the sacred city of Varanasi, situated on the holy Ganges, 'the river of life'. The city is the revered destination for death for Hindus since time immemorial, with legendary funeral pyres burning non-stop for over three millennia on the river bank. 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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