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THE GOLDEN ROAD TO MANDALAY
Beyond the reach of the world's press, in the far north of Burma, a gold rush has been quietly gathering force, sending out ripples of rumors, creating a magnet whose force can be felt throughout the country.
The lure is almost irresistible: When the rivers are low, their empty banks reveal gold-bearing sand, riches just waiting to be scooped up, instant wealth there for the taking. Truth rarely matches fantasy, especially after it has passed from mouth to mouth and from one end of the country to the other. But in this case, some of the tales are indeed fueled by fact. There is gold to be found on the Irrawaddy and along the Chindwin. Men and women have become rich, perhaps not overnight, but certainly within the space of a few months.
Women are at the head of this gold rush, the owners of many of the claims and the rigs which suck up the ore from the river bottom - market sellers or housewives one day, women of wealth the next.
The film focuses on several of these women, those who have already made their fortunes, and those who are still rich only in their dreams. Their stories form the central narrative of the film as they speak about what motivated them to leave their former jobs, and the dynamics of their life on the river: the rigs and sluices where they work, the shanty towns in which they live, the parasites who prey upon them, and the gold dealers who buy their wealth or trade it for precious stones.
Taken together, these accounts form a portrait of THE GOLDEN ROAD TO MANDALAY.
FLOWERS OF DEATH
The 'Golden Triangle:' the fabled, forbidden heart of southeast Asia, home of heroin, morphine, and a host of amphetamines. One corner rests in northern Thailand, another in the jungles of Laos and the third is lodged deep in the mountains of Burma. On the rugged hillsides and in remote clearings, rippling seas of golden poppies glint in the harsh sunlight. Soon their sap will begin its journey to the back streets of the world's urban ghettos.
The Burmese portion of the triangle has traditionally been the biggest, most productive and, in recent years, the most foreboding. A kind of no-man's land and a haven for drug lords, it has become a monument to monoculture - the cultivation of opium.
But times are changing for the opium world. One by one, the drug warlords are making peace and disbanding their armies. Crop substitution is being introduced as a viable alternative for poppies, and the 21st century is now reaching into this forgotten corner of the globe.
This film focuses on the opium growers themselves, tribal peoples who are currently caught in this moment of change when opium may well cease to be their staff of life. Interviews with them will form the core of the narration. In their own fashion, they relate what it is like to live in a culture of opium where everyone is a grower, or trader, or user, any, or all three. What have they learned from this school of life? How do they view the forces that are currently trying to wean them away from poppy cultivation.
DACHAU TODAY -- HOW THE GERMANS VIEW THEIR NAZI PAST
52 minutes. Dachau! The word haunts the world's collective memory, a chilling nightmare from the past housed in a storybook Bavarian town. How can one live in this icon of atrocity? With unexpected candor, children, politicians, survivors, teachers, bar keepers, teenagers, Miss Dachau, and many others, speak out. They tell us what Dachau means for them as a symbol of the Nazi era and as an affluent Munich suburb they have chosen to call their home. Are they guilty, innocent, tainted by the past, tormented by ghosts, unconcerned by the sins of their fathers or just simply enjoying the present?
Two years in the making, the film is a fast-paced, provocative document that lets Germans themselves try to answer the perplexing question: "How can anyone live in a town called Dachau?"
FRANK SINATRA: HIS LIFE AND TIMES
52 minutes or 104 minutes or 156 minutes. This complete biography reveals the outstanding achievements of one of the world's most celebrated entertainers. It examines his sometimes difficult romantic life, his successful dual career as a singer and actor, and his worthy efforts in aid of children in need.
OSKAR SCHINDLER: THE TRUE STORY
104 minutes. This compelling documentary examines the tense real-life drama of the playboy industrialist who risked everything to save over a thousand Jewish workers from the Holocaust. Extensive newsreel, film, photographs, and testimony from survivors and Schindler himself combine to present and unforgettable experience.
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