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33 Videos in Villon Films

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Strip
An unglamorous look at life on and backstage at a striptease club in London's Soho.
Life of Lenin
A Russian biography of the Communist leader in Russia's turbulent history.
South Africa: The Apartheid Years - The White Laager
In their quest for land in Southern Africa, the Boer people fought off the African inhabitants of the land they were invading from a circle of covered wagons, a laager.Long after they had won their battles, they still considered themselves…
Anatomy of Violence - Dialectics of Liberation and the Demystification of Violence
The meeting in London of the Symposium on the Dialectics of Liberation and the Demystification of Violence, organized by R.D.Laing, with Allen Ginsberg, Paul Sweezey, Paul Goodman, Herbert Marcuse, Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm X, etc. An important record of the spectrum…
Alan Paton's Beloved Country
Alan Paton - teacher, author, politician - was one of South Africa's most remarkable sons. This documentary reveals the man and the complex relationship he had with his country. Repelled by the racism he saw all around him in his…
Mission to Yenan, 1944
Story of the wartime mission to the Chinese Communists in their headquarters, made in 1944 by OSS, but suppressed and never shown. Shot by OSS operatives behind enemy lines in wartime China, this story of the visit to Chinese Communist…
Bram Fischer's Story
A powerful documentary that reveals the personal journey of Bram Fischer, the white South African lawyer responsible for saving Nelson Mandela and other top ANC leaders from execution during the Rivonia Treason Trial. It is a deeply moving account of…
Nelson Mandela - Prisoner to President
This is the story of the life of the pre-eminent figures of the twentieth century, Nelson Mandela, up until his release after 27 years of prison. It takes us from boyhood with roots firmly embedded in the soil of Africa,…
South Africa: The Apartheid Years - Generations of Resistance
From the moment that white colonizers stepped onto the shore of Southern Africa, there was black resistance. This resistance continued unabated until apartheid was defeated. But the story of this resistance was suppressed and distorted because whites controlled the history…
Song of Africa
A fantasy tale about a young Zulu who leaves his village to go to the city, falls in love with the new music he hears there, and returns home to form a Zulu jazz band. The South African production and…
In Darkest Hollywood
Almost from the beginning of cinema, filmmakers have looked at the continent of Africa with a mixture of fear and fascination, prejudice and contempt. South Africa, with its fabulous mineral wealth, exotic locations, and white settlers, attracted scores of movie…
America Against Itself
Student revolt Politics Americana. What happened at the Democratic convention in Chicago, 1968. The story of the events surrounding the Democratic convention in Chicago, 1968.
Black Sea, Voyage of Healing
This documentary chronicles a circumnavigation of the Black Sea, in search of solutions to the problems of the region. Problems ecological, economic, and spiritual. Greek Orthodox Church/environment. The Black Sea separates Europe from Asia, and is a great trading area.…
Counterpoint: The U-2 Story
Story of two spies on different sides of the Iron Curtain. The story behind the U-2 incident, which perpetuated the Cold War. The 1960 U-2 incident, told through the story of spies on different sides of the Iron Curtain, one…
African Jim
A simple story of a country lad who comes to the city to look for work, takes some knocks while adjusting to city life, but comes out on top when his singing talent is discovered. In 1949, two expatriate Britishers,…
Building a Nation
The epic story of the rise of the Afrikaner people in South Africa, told from their view of history.
Immigrants
Life of immigrants to London from the former British Empire. Coloured immigrants in London, 1964.
Jamaica
An overview of the island nation of Jamaica in 1964.
Social Gospel and the Public Good
Intersecting lives of two prairie politicians, JS Woodsworth and William Aberhart.
De Voortrekkers (Winning a Continent)
White version of the Great Trek of the Boer people across South Africa - actually, the invasion of Zulu land. This silent film shows the villainy and treachery of the Zulus and the heroism of the whites. But in its…