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Lately I had some free time on my hands and a lot of movies on my hard disk, so I’ve spent most of my time watching movies and TV Shows.
Here are a few things I’ve enjoyed watching:
I seriously don’t know why it took me this long to watch the movie. I love George Clooney but for some reason I didn’t enjoy the trailer much first time I saw it. I wouldn’t say the movie is great, but it isn’t bad. I’d give it a 6.5 or 7 out of 10.
When looking up this movie on IMDB, I thought it wouldn’t be much special – it has a 4.4 rating. This kind of movies are excellent for watching with the family on a lazy day. But it also has an important lesson: Just Believe!
The Dolphin Tale
I’m a big fan of Morgan Freeman, so when finding this one on my hard disk, I had to watch it. And it wasn’t dissapointing – bel marra. Okay, I must admit I’ve shed a few tears :P
TV Series – History of Terrorism
I couldn’t find a trailer for this documentary by Michael Prazan, but here’s the synopsis:
A bomb explodes daily in Iraq and in Afghanistan, taking its toll on dozens of innocent lives. It has become a regular occurrence since 9/11. No society, no country, however remote, is exempt from the threat of a terrorist attack. How did things come to this? This documentary serial is a cold analysis of terrorism, the hottest issue of our time, in its minutest details throughout history: means, objectives and worldwide targets. Throughout three 52 minutes episodes we will explore the genealogy of terrorist movements, their ideology, their practices and their operating methods. We will highlight the turning-points, the shifts and the crossovers responsible for passing on the phenomenon from one organization to another, from one region of the globe to another; the effects of filiations and transmission, both in terms of know-how and of ideological and political heritage.
Part One will focus on the beginnings of the phenomenon, the sudden swings in history that transform the notion of resistance into a notion of terrorism. It will look at the period covering World War Two and the colonial wars.
Part Two will plunge us into the heart of terrorist organizations to examine from the inside the internationalization of the phenomenon in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. From radical groups formed in the developed world, such as the Baader-Meinhof Gang, the Red Brigade, the Japanese Red Army, and also ETA (the Basque separatists in Spain) to the appearance of Palestinian terrorism, the terrorism of the 1970s, its geopolitics, its founding fathers, its filiations and its means.
Part Three will examine the reaction of modern democracies confronted by terrorism, with, as a focal point, the nebulous al-Qaeda. For this, we will look back at certain sequences of Islamist terrorism, on the campaign waged by al-Qaeda henchmen and on the “War Against Terror” led by the US and its allies after the New York attacks of 2001.