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Documental sobre Evo Morales. Hijo de la guerra norteamericana contra las drogas, un indio aymara llamado Evo, acompañado por una tropa de cocaleros, atraviesa los Andes y el Amazonas en jeans y zapatillas encabezando una contienda histórica para convertirse en el primer presidente indígena de Bolivia.

Born out of the US War on Drugs, an Aymara Indian named Evo – backed by a troop of coca leaf farmers – travels through Andes and Amazon in jeans and sneakers, leading an historic bid to become Bolivia’s first Indigenous President.

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Botín de guerra se concentra en la historia del nacimiento y crecimiento de la asociación Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, junto al espantoso fenómeno socio-político que les dio razón de ser: La apropiación sistemática de los hijos de detenidos-desaparecidos por parte de la dictadura argentina entre los años 1976/1983. Que tras secuestrar, torturar y asesinar a los padres, daba a sus bebés en adopción a miembros y “amigos” del régimen.

“Spoils of War” talks about a horrible tragedy perpetrated by the repressive Argentine government in the late 70s-early 80s. This regime was responsible for the disappearance of many political dissidents and the insane Falklands War. “Spoils” specifically focuses on the children of the many murdered dissidents and the grandmothers who organized to push for the return of the children.

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“The War on Democracy” es un premiado e ilustrativo repaso a la política de injerencias que Estados Unidos ha llevado a cabo sobre América Latina desde 1945. Bajo el velo de promover la democracia, de cuidar de su seguridad nacional, se esconde el verdadero sentido de su labor, apoyarse en la elites de estados más débiles para asegurarse la posesión de sus recursos naturales. John Pilger realiza entrevistas exclusivas con oficiales estadounidenses del gobierno, incluyendo agentes que revelan por primera vez cómo la CIA ha desplegado y está desplegando su guerra particular en Latino América. Pilger argumenta que la verdadera democracia popular se encuentra más bien entre los países más pobres de Latino América, cuyos movimientos y avances son ignorados por los medios.

Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America’s manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary people to free themselves from poverty and racism. Since the mid 19th Century Latin America has been the ‘backyard’ of the US, a collection of mostly vassal states whose compliant and often brutal regimes have reinforced the ‘invisibility’ of their majority peoples. The film reveals similar CIA policies to be continuing in Iraq, Iran and Lebanon. The rise of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez despite ongoing Washington backed efforts to unseat him in spite of his overwhelming mass popularity, is democratic in a way that we have forgotten or abandoned in the west. True Democracy being a solid 80% voter turnout in support of Chavez in over 6 elections.

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FC Barcelona, led by manager Pep Guardiola, gave Manchester United a lesson in football at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 25th May 2011, as they turned on the Barça style to claim their fourth European Cup victory.

The team repeated the success of 1992, when the Club took its first European Cup and with goals from the great trio of Messi, Villa and Pedro, they brushed aside the challenge of a competitive Manchester United to win 3-1.

Sir Alex Ferguson predicted the game of the decade and the 2011 final has confirmed Barça s position at the top of contemporary football – a win against a team who have rivalled Barça over recent years and that give it an importance that the fans mosaic before the game: We love football perfectly sums up.

Make a space at Camp Nou, as the fourth European Cup is on its way back home!

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Up until 1807, Napoleon’s life and career had been an almost uninterrupted tale of success, but things were beginning to unravel. The Emperor’s determination to impose the ‘Continental System’ on the whole of Europe was the driving force behind the decision to invade Spain and Portugal, known to posterity as the Peninsular War. A further headache presented itself in the form of a revitalised and remodelled Austrian army, a force that was to inflict Napoleon’s first decisive defeat on the battlefield. Family matters both home and aboard were also starting to cause Napoleon some problems, as his fortunes slowly began to wane.

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Fidel Castro led the revolution that overthrew President Batista’s military regime in Cuba in 1959 and was sworn in as Prime Minister shortly afterwards. Over the ensuing 48 years he has become one of the most iconic leaders on the world stage, regardes as a dictator by his opponents and as a liberator by his supporters. This documentary examines the life of the charismatic leader, from his early days as a college student to leading the first, albeit unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Batista in 1953 and his eventual imprisonment. There is the involvement of Che Guevara in the revolution and his eventual conflicting relationships with near neighbour the United States and reliance on the Soviet Union. Fidel Castro has outlived all of his protagonists, making his story one of the most important and diverse of all political leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries. This is the untold story.

Fidel Castro es uno de los personajes más destacados de nuestro tiempo. La historia no contada nos ofrece la oportunidad de conocer al hombre y su rol en la revolución a través de entrevistas, materiales de los archivos estatales y por medio de intelectuales como Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte y Sidney Pollack. Personalidades políticas como Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Ramsey Clark, Wayne Smith, el congresista Charles Rangel y un ex agente de la CIA, ofrecen una perspectiva histórica y política sobre Castro y el bloqueo a Cuba. Además, amigos cercanos, incluido el premio Nobel de literatura, Gabriel García Márquez, abren una ventana a la vida personal de Fidel.

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This documentary reviews over 56 minutes a century in the History of Education in Spain, taking the amazing boost in the process of modernization that Spain underwent at the beginning of the 20th century as a line of argument, and presents the achievements of the “Instituto-Escuela” towards the strengthening of free, secular state education.  
The “Instituto-EScuela” was born in 1918 as a pedagogical experiment of the JAE, the Board for the Promotion of Scientific Research, with the aim of establishing a new pedagogical model after which realizing the reform of state education.
Inspired by the international movement of the “New School” and by the practice of the “Institución Libre de Enseñanza”, it applies scientific research to the classroom, and assigns both teachers and pupils a brand new role more involved and active in public life affairs.
Its activities began under the supervision of José Castillejo, a passionate champion of Giner de los Ríos and the “Institución Libre de Enseñanza”‘s ideas. María de Maeztu was the coordinator for the primary school program and Luis de Zulueta was in charge of the training of the future teachers.
In 1932, with the advent of the 2nd Republic, the “Instituto Escuela” opens new bureaux in Barcelona, Valencia and Sevilla. They recruit the best teachers amongst those professors and researchers able to transmit to their students the enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.
“The forgotten school” analyses Education in Spain from an historical, economical, pedagogical and political point of view. The documentary depicts the testimonies of old students, old teachers’ children, historians, pedagogues and economists, who analyze the impact of the implementation of the new school model.
The project of the “Instituto-Escuela” is still valid nowadays, and it is currently in force in many Latinamerican countries like Mexico, where many of the Spanish teachers and the intelligentsia exiled after the advent of the Francoists dictatorship.

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El Documental LA ESCUELA OLVIDADA, repasa a lo largo de 56 minutos un siglo de historia sobre la educación en España, tomando como línea argumental el impulso modernizador que vivió nuestro país a principio del siglo XX, con el ensayo pedagógico oficial, mixto y laico del Instituto-Escuela.

El Instituto-Escuela nace en 1918 como experimento pedagógico dependiente de la Junta para Ampliación de Investigaciones Científicas (JAE), con el objetivo de buscar un nuevo sistema pedagógico para la reforma de la educación pública en nuestro país.

Influido por las corriente internacional de la Escuela Nueva y por los métodos practicados por la Institución Libre de Enseñanza, traslada la investigación a sus aulas, buscando la creación de un nuevo tipo de maestro y de alumno capaz de desenvolverse en la vida pública y de resolver los  problemas de su país.

Comienza su andadura bajo la dirección de José Castillejo, continuador de la idea de Giner de los Ríos de llevar las prácticas de la Institución Libre de Enseñanza a la enseñanza pública. María de Maeztu será  la directora de la sección de primaria y Luis de Zulueta el encargado de la preparación de los maestros aspirantes.

En 1932, con la instauración de la II República, el Instituto-Escuela abre nuevas sedes en Barcelona, Valencia y Sevilla. Buscarán los mejores maestros entre los catedráticos e investigadores, que sean capaces de trasmitir el entusiasmo y la curiosidad por aprender a los alumnos.

‘La Escuela Olvidada’ hace un análisis caleidoscópico de la educación desde el punto de vista histórico, económico, pedagógico y político. El documental recoge el testimonio de ex alumnos, hijos de antiguos maestros, historiadores, pedagogos o economistas, que analizan el impacto que tuvo su creación .

El experimento pedagógico del Instituto-Escuela es un proyecto todavía vigente, cuyo sistema sigue siendo aplicado en países latinoamericanos como México, que recibió un gran número de intelectuales y maestros exiliados por la dictadura.

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