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I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN YOU : THE LIFE & LEGACY OF SIMON WIESENTHAL

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Richard Trank’s 2007 profile on Simon Wiesenthal opens with a clip of a very young Barbara Walters repeating the same question on every journalist lips at the time ‘isn’t it time to forget?’ She’s asking this of Holocaust survivor Wiesenthal the intrepid hunter of Nazi War Criminals who would never ever give up his quest … Continue reading



Jim : The Story of James Foley

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James Foley …. known to everyone as Jim….. was a American freelance photojournalist who was abducted in Syria in 2012 and then publicly beheaded byISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) eighteen months later.  His compelling story is told in a new HBO documentary by first time director Brian Oakes who had been Foley’s … Continue reading



Korengal

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‘Restropo’ was an extraordinary documentary which was the ultimate in cinema vérité and the work of two intrepid and fearless filmmakers who chose to live through a grueling 14-month tour of duty with a company of American solders in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. It won Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger a Best Documentary Oscar … Continue reading



MANHUNT

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Greg Barker’s new movie ‘MANHUNT’ could easily be described as the documentary tale behind Kathryn Bigelow’s excellent ‘ZERO DARK 30’ Oscar nominated movie with a little more backroom detail thrown in.   Back in 1993, a team of top female CIA analysts known as ‘The Sisterhood’ were the first to identify evidence that a terrorist group known … Continue reading



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