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Duty of the Hour
The story of Dr. Ben Hooks is an exploration of this nation's long, complex, and difficult history of race in America. "Duty of the Hour," a documentary that examines Benjamin L. Hooks' rise from the streets of segregated Memphis to the national stage, encourages each of us to ask, 'Am I making the seconds of my life count?'? Are we engaged in the civic affairs of our local, state, and national community? Whether we choose to live a private life or a life on a larger stage, the documentary makes the point that almost all of us can make a personal commitment to get involved with issues and people that shape our world.
The film "Poverty, Inc." presents a fascinating analysis of how the over-reliance on aid charities inhibits real local economic growth in the developing world (Haiti, Ghana, Rwanda), and how NGOs profit from the "global poverty industry," creating a new type of economic colonialism.
A fable about the gold industry, an excursion behind the scenes of this very prosperous sector. On one end of the spectrum, there are the sparkling displays in jewelry shop windows and the luxury industry itself, on the other end there is the condition of those damned by dirty gold, from the Indians to the activists who fight against this murky cartel. A film that transforms the viewer's perspective about this business and makes a contribution to the necessary discussion in favour of more ethically responsible gold.
"South Bureau Homicide," set in South Los Angeles, explores the unsung bond created by the homicide detectives of LAPD and the local community's anti-violent-crime activists who together investigate and cope with the persistent menace of homicidal violence that plagues a disproportionately small part of LA.
"The Trials of Muhammad Ali" covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam, and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali’s choice of belief and conscience over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, striking issues of race, faith and identity that continue to confront us all today.
Nimrod is left alone in the house after his family has returned to their routine. Haim visits him and tries to make him talk about the time he spent as a prisoner of war, and reveals some details he hasn’t told him yet.