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Films by Saul Landau on DVDhttp://www.saullandau.comshapeimage_1_link_0
 
The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in ChiapasSixth_Sun.html
FidelFidel.html
Steppin’Steppin.html
Cuba and FidelCuba_and_Fidel.html
The Uncompromising RevolutionThe_Uncompromising_Revolution.html
Conversation with AllendeConversation_with_Allende.html
We Don’t Play Golf HereWe_Dont_Play_Golf_Here.html
Maquila: The Tale of Two MexicosMaquila.html
The CIA Case OfficerThe_CIA_Officer.html
Songs for Dead WarriorsSong_for_Dead_Warriors.html
Iraq: Voices from the StreetsIraq_Voices_from_the_Streets.html
From Protest to ResistanceFrom_Protest_to_Resistance.html
Land of My BirthLand_of_My_Birth.html
The JailThe_Jail.html
Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear GangPaul_Jacobs_and_the_Nuclear_Gang.html
Quest for Power: Sketches of the New American RightQuest_for_Power.html
Brazil: Report on TortureBrazil%3A_Report_on_Torture.html
Who Shot Alexander Hamilton?Who_Shot_Alexander_Hamilton.html
Target Nicaragua: Inside a Covert WarTarget_Nicaragua.html

About Saul Landau

Saul Landau, an internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. Landau's most widely praised achievements are the over forty films he has produced on social, political and historical issues, and worldwide human rights, for which he won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, and the First Amendment Award, as well as an Emmy for "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang." Landau has written over ten books, short stories and poems. He received an Edgar Allen Poe Award for Assassination on Embassy Row, a report on the 1976 murders of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier and his colleague, Ronni Moffitt. For more information please visit www.saullandau.com

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Fidel (1969) This documentary is a personal profile of Fidel Castro and a view of the developments since the revolution 10 years before. There is a lot of images of Fidel: listening to complaints, arguing, laughing and philosophizing. As he is traveling the countryside in a jeep with the filmcrew, he is trying to explain the Cuban revolutionary experience. There is beautiful footage of the Bay of Pigs invasion, and of Fidel and Che Guevara in the mountains. Also there are interviews with political prisoners. more...

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Conversation with Allende (1971) In this historic interview with Salvador Allende, Chile’s new president las out the program he intends to pursue as leader of the Popular Unity government. The conversation shows with rare candor Allende’s deep seated belief in the Chiliean Constitution and in the ability of his coalition to maintain control for the elected six-year period. He discusses the legal road to socialism, the anticipate problems with the Nixon Administration and the CIA, and how he planned to handle the antagonism of the Chilean borgeoisie. He also talks about his early days as a doctor, recounting how his medical career and contact with the poor led to his conversion to socialism. Color. 30 minutes

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Who Shot Alexander Hamilton?

An unusual portrait of the Watergate Congress at work. Watergate has a special place in contemporary history. It emphasizes the media's glorious role, thanks to the heroic efforts of two Washington Post journalists, attacking the government and bringing down a President of the U.S. During the Watergate hearings, a lot of dirt was uncovered. The burglary into the Watergate building was only small potatoes. Black and White. 62 minutes

Brazil: Report on Torture (1971)

This video shows why young, idealistic well-to-do lawyers, priests, and poor working people often become identified as  enemies of the state and, subsequently, torture victims. It features interviews with former political prisoners who recount their experiences of torture administered by Brazil’s political police during the Sixties, when the country was ruled by a right-wing military regime. This was was filmed in Chile in 1971.

Directed by Saul Landau and Haskell Wexler

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The CIA Case Officer (1975)

John “Bob” Stockwell, the son of Protestant missionaries, a former Marine Corps officer and corporate manager, reveals the planning and shaping of a CIA covert operation. Stockwell discusses his subsequent disillusionment with the CIA and how he became a “whistleblower” to expose the agency’s corrupt and immoral activities.

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Cuba and Fidel (1974) In 1974, Fidel Castro felt optimistic about the Cuban Revolution.  As he tours a newly-built apartment complex, he accepts a neighbor’s invitation, sips rum in her apartment and listens to her daughter sing “Que Linda es Cuba”.  Fidel also meets Vietnamese women and tells them “it is almost as hot here today as it was in Quang Tri”, revealing that he had visited the war zone in 1973  In his office, he discusses his conception of democracy and how it differs from the western notion. more...

From Protest to Resistance (1968) This film captures the rapid changes in the students’ movement that brought forth the pacifist anti-war movement, the free speech movement and the black power struggle. The film is full of street action, dialogues with draft dodgers in Canada and anti war activists in various milieus and activities lined up facing counter lines of police, youths overturning police ars and police charging, clubs flailing at demonstrators’ heads. It’s still fascinating to see and hear Stokeley Carmichael speaking, even after 30 years.

Syria: Between Iraq and a Hard Place (February 2004)

Syrians live with the tension of maintaining their centuries-old traditions and the invasion of “globalization”—as culture and economics. Located between Iraq and a hard place, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Syrians identify with their historical mosaic symbolized by ancient Roman ruins in Bosra, the Krak des Chevaliers crusader fortress and churches and mosques—bereft of tourists after the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. more...

Iraq: Voices From the Street (September 2002)

This film joins a U.S. congressional delegation led by Congressman Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia) and former South Dakota Senator James Abourezk, that traveled to Iraq in September 2002 to meet with Sa’doun Hammadi, Speaker of the Iraqi National Assembly and with Tariq Aziz, former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister, to discus the re-admission of UN arm inspectors in the hope of averting war. Given the Bush Administration’s repeated demands for a “regime change”, Aziz declares that Iraq seems “doomed if we do, and doomed if we don’t”. Whatever one’s attitude about the U.S. war with Iraq this short film offers a rare chance to hear the views of ordinary Iraqi citizens about the U.S. Color. 22 MInutes.

Land of My Birth (1976)

This is a documentary film that follows Michael Manley on the campaign trail in 1976 of his second run for Prime Minister of Jamaica. This film traces the issues facing the Democratic Socialist Governement  and their innovative social programs. There are rarely seen footage of rural Jamaica in the 1970’s and an opportunity to hear the people of Jamaica speak about the concerns they face. More

Maquila: A Tale of Two Mexicos (1999) The corporate globalization process on the US-Mexican border, the so-called 'new' Mexico, is contrasted with the traditional Mayan civilization in Chiapas. Since the uprising of the Zapatistas, Chiapas is constantly disturbed by motorized army convoys that trespass on Indian villages. The women washing clothes in the river may soon become the women inserting wires into telephone jacks at the factories in Juarez and Tijuana. The film shows the newly arrived workers, in the maquilas (foreign owned factories), and portrays the indigenous Maya struggling to maintain their land and their identity. Furthermore, there are interviews with maquila owners, developers and a foreign plant manager. more

Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang (1980) Paul Jacobs A poignant and potent political documentary that exposes the government's suppression of the health hazards of low-level radiation. Paul Jacobs is himself a victim of lung cancer, that would kill him before this picture was finished and which his doctors believe he contracted while he was investigating nuclear policies in 1957. He interviews civilians and soldiers, survivors of nuclear experiments in the 50s and 60s, testing the effects of radiation. By the time this film was made, a lot of them had died from the radiation. The footage of an atomic test explosion in Nevada is still of nightmarish beauty. More...

Que Hacer (1971) A spy story-musical feature film that brilliantly weaves documentary coverage of the Allende election and turmoil afterwards, with a fast-moving story of political intrigue. A young woman Peace Corps worker becomes involved with a mysterious American 'businessman' and subsequently joins with Chilean revolutionaries. This Brechtian treatment of the Allende election and the imperial politics that intervenes in the Chilean affairs, features the songs and acting of Country Joe McDonald as well as President Allende himself. It was filmed on location during the historic elections of 1970.  More

Target Nicaragua. Inside a Covert War (1983) Landau filming with Wexler in Nicaragua. The US-instigated war against Nicaragua is, of course, no secret anymore, nor is there much confusion now about the exceptionally dirty and vicious nature of the contra-campaign, although public knowledge about these issues seem to be fading. The reality of the destruction of Nicaraguan society emerges vividly when one actually sees the faces of the victims and hears the explanations of the mercenaries. The film traces the line of responsibility, from the arms dealers who profited from their deals with the contras, to the people in the smart suits in the Pentagon, CIA and the White House. Again it is Haskwell Wexler who is doing the superb photography. More...

Song for Dead Warriors (1974) Examines the reasons for the Wounded Knee occupation in the spring of 1973 by Oglala Sioux Indians and members of the American Indian Movement (AIM). The film captures the conflict between AIM, the Sioux militants, the government's Bureau of Indian Affairs and those allied with the US government. Winner of the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Color. 93 minutes.

Quest for Power: Sketches of the New Right (1980)

This film chronicles the emergence of the religious New Right in the early Eighties when buoyed by the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan as President, conservative politicians and organizations launched nationwide attacks on communism, homosexuality, feminism, abortion, pornography, and liberal politicians. This DVD offers a provocative portrait of the roots of a powerful force in contemporary American politics. Color. 52 minutes.

Steppin’ (1980)

This video shows Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley during an election throughout the island nation. The film captures an important moment in Jamaican history as the country faces a destabilization campaign after 8 years of Democratic Socialism. Lots of original music featuring Neville Martin with Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespear. Filmed in Jamaica by Judy Irola. Color. 45 minutes.

The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas (1997) Just before dawn on New Year’s Day 1994, armed Mayan Indians declared war on the government. They immediately seized eight towns in Chiapas and set in motion events that ripped away a facade of prosperity and stability to reveal ‘the other Mexico.’ They demanded land, public services and Indian autonomy- the right to communally own and farm land. They called themselves the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).  more...

The Uncompromising Revolution (1988) There's something oddly fascinating about THE UNCOMPROMISING REVOLUTION, that looks at current-day, 30 years after Fidel Castro's nationalist revolution. It shows the people, landscapes, large and small themes, to show the texture of Cuba after three decades of revolution. Weaving together archive footage, occasional flashbacks from earlier Landau pictures, recent personal interviews with Castro and scores of on-the-street and on-location interviews with women, professionals and workers. Landau tries to capture filmically what political scientists have tried to do empirically, that is, to understand Cuba 30 years after the revolution. more...

We Don’t Play Golf Here and Other Stories of Globalization (2007)

Using Mexico as an example of what much of the Third World has experienced, the filmmakers show how foreign investment in export factories distort both the culture and environment. Its exquisite photography, elegant editing, and original music probe the essence of the new economic disorder. more...

The Jail (1972)

Writer, producer, director Broadcast on WNET, (plus three educational films on Men and Women in the Correctional Facilities) for Harvard University Won first prize at Berlin and Ann Arbor more

NEW: The Saul Landau DVD Collection


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Saul Landau

DVD Collection

Features 21 films on DVD listed on this page including:

Fidel, Que Hacer, Maquila, Sixth Sun, Syria: Between Iraq and a Hard Place, We Don’t Play Golf Here and other stories of globalization, Brazil: Report on Torture, Conversation with Allende, and more

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NEW: The Saul Landau DVD Collection


Saul Landau

DVD Collection

Features 21 films on DVD listed on this page including:

Fidel, Que Hacer, Maquila, Sixth Sun, Syria: Between Iraq and a Hard Place, We Don’t Play Golf Here and other stories of globalization, Brazil: Report on Torture, Conversation with Allende, and more

Library / Institutional Edition (Save $484)

Home Edition (Save $141)                              

$1937

$564

Syria: Between Iraq and a Hard Place