The idea that humans are superior to all other life forms is a fundamental underlying premise of western culture. It is an old historical idea, rooted in colonialism, and is embedded in religion and science. It is one of the root causes for destruction of the natural world, animal cruelty, war, the extinction of species and other immense problems. The Superior Human? challenges this arrogant and self-destructive ideology; unwinds the myths, using examples and 'common sense'.
John Pilger returns to the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and Gaza where, in 1974, he filmed a documentary with the same title -- Palestine Is Still The Issue -- a film about the same issues, a nation of people, the Palestinians, forced off their land and subjected to military occupation by Israel. Pilger hears extraordinary stories from Palestinians, though most of his interviews are with Israelis whose voices are seldom heard, including the remarkable witness of a man who lost his daughter in a suicide bombing. But for Palestinians, the overriding, routine terror, day after day, has been the ruthless control of almost every aspect of their lives, as if they live in an open prison. This film is about the Palestinians and a group of courageous Israelis united in the fight to be free...
The God Who Wasn't There is a documentary by Brian Flemming about his "journey exploring Christianity". The film questions the existence of Jesus, examining evidence that supports the Myth of a Christ against the existence of a historical Jesus, as well as examining other aspects of Christianity. Also explored are the questions around the ethics of indoctrinating children in schools at a young age with the fear of god and other principles of so called 'faith'...
Jesus Camp follows several young children as they prepare to attend a camp called 'Kids on Fire', a Christian summer camp run by Becky Fischer. Through interviews with Fisher, the children, and others, Jesus Camp illustrates the unswerving belief of the faithful -- a housewife and home-schooling mother tells her son that creationism has all the answers, footage from inside the camp shows young children weeping and wailing as they promise to stop their sinning, child after child is driven to tears. These scenes are contrasted with clips from another Christian radio host who is appalled by such tactics. Are these children being brainwashed?
By providing a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, Peace, Propaganda and The Promised Land zeros in on how structural distortions in U.S. media coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how, through the use of language, framing and the context of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza remains hidden in the news media...
Occupation 101: Voice of the Silenced Majority details life in the West Bank and Gaza Strip under Israeli military rule. Examining events from the rise of Zionism to the Second Intifada and Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, as well as the role of the United States in the conflict, Occupation 101 gives voice to many American and Israeli scholars, religious leaders, humanitarian workers, and NGO representatives -- more than half of whom are Jewish -- who are critical of the injustices and human rights abuses stemming from Israeli policy in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza...
Benny Hinn may be the most popular personality in the Christian world today. Thousands pack arenas to see him 'heal' the sick and the afflicted. Tens of thousands more watch his daily television program. Millions of dollars are donated every year to his ministry, none of which he says goes to him personally. But, what about those miracles? And where does all that money go?