ACT OF VALOR
2012, Relativity Media, 100 min, USA, Dir: Mouse McCoy, Scott Waugh

Starring a group of real-life active-duty Navy SEALs in a story of contemporary global antiterrorism, Mouse McCoy and Scott Waugh's slickly constructed war drama combines high-octane combat sequences, up-to-the-minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a genocidal terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop the coordinated attack, they somehow must balance their commitment to country, families and the potentially deadly mission ahead.


HEARTS AND MINDS
1974, Rialto Pictures, 112 min, USA, Dir: Peter Davis

Explosive, persuasive and shocking, this landmark documentary from director Peter Davis and producer Bert Schneider unflinchingly confronts the United States’ involvement in Vietnam. Using a wealth of sources - from interviews to newsreels to documentary footage of the conflict at home and abroad - a powerfully affecting portrait is constructed of the disastrous effects of war. The controversial winner of the 1974 Academy Award for Best Documentary.


IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY
A VER ES MEZ FOLDJEN
2011, FilmDistrict, 127 min, USA, Dir: Angelina Jolie

In 1990s Sarajevo, Serbian policeman Danijel (Goran Kostić) and Muslim artist Ajla (Zana Marjanović) fall in love despite their ethnic differences. Separated when the Balkan War erupts, the two meet again when Ajla becomes a prisoner at the camp Danijel oversees. As the conflict rages on, their relationship darkens as each is torn by other loyalties. Angelina Jolie’s remarkable debut as a writer-director shines new light on a war whose wounds remain fresh, and whose causes remain murky to Western observers.

"The most compelling, heartfelt movie Jolie has made in years. She isn't in it, but she's all over it." - Mary F. Pols, Time Magazine

In Bosnian with English subtitles.


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