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It was a time when identities were fluid and few Arabs or Jews could imagine the conflict that would engulf the region for the next century. 1913: Seeds of Conflict explores the crumbling of Ottoman rule and the rise of Jewish and Palestinian nationalism through the words of those who helped shape history: Albert Antebi, a Sephardic Jew known as the Jewish ˜pasha; Ruhi al-Khalidi, the scion of a Palestine family and Jerusalems elected representative to the Ottoman Parliament; Khalil al-Sakakini, a Christian schoolmaster and voice for Palestinian cultural autonomy; and Arthur Ruppin, a German Zionist who opened the Palestine Office to strategise the shape of a Jewish homeland to come.
Based in part on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by Jon Margolis, 1964 follows some of the most influential figures of the time”Lyndon B Johnson, Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan”but also brings out from the shadows the stories of ordinary Americans whose principled stands would set the country onto a new and different course.
This would be a daunting assignment for any student, but the boys at Greenwood all suffer from learning differences that have made their personal, academic and social progress extremely challenging. Embedding camera crews at the school for three months to chronicle the boys struggle to learn Abraham Lincolns immortal words and deliver them in a final public recitation, acclaimed film maker Ken Burns has created a fascinating and inspiring documentary that shows them heroically confronting past failures and humiliations, ultimately opening the door to what Lincoln himself called œa new birth of freedom.? Interweaving the history of this most famous of American speeches with the contemporary journey of the boys at Greenwood, The Address reveals the timeless resonance of Lincolns words, while culminating in the triumph of the human spirit.
Just hours after the shooting, Amish community members visited the gunmans family to offer forgiveness. The tragedy at Nickel Mines horrified America for its senseless brutality and left many questioning the victims startling response. Lyrical and meditative, The Amish answers many questions people have about this insistently insular religious community, whose intense faith and adherence to 500-year-old traditions have by turns captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused for more than a century. With unprecedented access to the Amish built on patience and hard-won trust, this AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film is the first to deeply penetrate and explore this profoundly attention-averse group, painting an extraordinarily intimate portrait of contemporary Amish faith and life. What does Americas attraction to the Amish say about deep American values? What does the future hold for a community whose existence is so rooted in the past?
Estranged from family, the former Amish find themselves struggling to understand and make their way in modern America. Interwoven through the stories are the voices of Amish men and women who remain staunchly loyal to their traditions and faith. They explain the importance of obedience, the strong ties that bind their communities together and the pain they endure when a loved one falls away.