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  10 October 2012
Movies that "made a differance"

We all know the entertainment value of movies. Sometimes we watch them, enjoy them and go about our business.

Other movies touch us personally and we love them for it. They hit a nerve, make us happy, bring joy to our lives or made us think.

Many here watched a movie once upon a time and said "I want to be a part of that" and here you are years later working on movies as a way to make a living.

But I was wondering can you think of a movie that changed the world or changed anything for the positive or negative?

Recently I watch an Asian film from South Korea called "Silenced"
It is based on a true story of "deaf children" who were abused at their boarding school.

So powerful was the movie it affected an entire country. And made real changes.

Quote: Depicting both the crimes and the court proceedings that let the teachers off with minimal punishment, the film sparked public outrage upon its September 2011 release, which eventually resulted in a reopening of the investigations into the incidents. With over 4 million people in Korea having watched the film, the demand for legislative reform reached all the way to the National Assembly, where a revised bill, dubbed the Dogani Bill, was passed in late October 2011 to abolish the statute of limitations for sex crimes against minors and the disabled.

What movies do you think or know of that have changed things?
  10 October 2012
James Cameron's AVATAR struck a chord with many people in China and called attention to the way the government sometimes re-possesses property.

I also think "The Shinjuku Incident" was very powerful... as sort of a reminder that a country should take care of its people better so that they do not take extreme means to leave and end up in a worse place.
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  10 October 2012
Down here in Argentina we had a movie called "Rati horror show" ("Rati" is a pejorative term that offenders use to refer to the police). It´s a documental movie about a case where an innocent person was held in prision for years withouth a trial. The movie had the director (Enrique Piñeyro) and his family threatened to death. But, as the movie gained attention, the man in jail had to be released for lack of any evidence. The story is longer than that, and pretty interesting. I think it´s brilliant a director actually achieved the freedom of a man with a movie.
  10 October 2012
I was going to list some but a lot of them are posted here. People have many different yardsticks.

  10 October 2012
Cloud Atlas and Looper are two recent films that left me thinking of how fast life can fly by and to cherish every moment. Highly recommended films!
  10 October 2012
There are very well made anti-war films that made a serious difference to people's perception of what realworld war is like - hellish.

In this category, I would list:

- Full Metal Jacket
- Platoon
- The Deer Hunter
- Apocalypse Now
- Born on the 4th of July
- Empire of the Sun
- Casualties of War
- Birdy
- The Battle of Algiers
- No Man's Land
- Hotel Rwanda
- Doctor Strangelove
- Saving Private Ryan
- The Thin Red Line
- Flags of our Fathers
- Letters from Iwo-Jima
- Downfall
- Black Hawk Down
- Blood Diamond
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