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Documentary : “Eritrea Struggle To Survive”– Part 1


Eritrea’s Struggle to Survive is the result of unprecedented access that offers a rare look inside the reclusive nation of Eritrea. It’s a place that many have never heard of, yet which offers stunning beauty, geographical and ethnic diversity – and an indomitable spirit. This is the first full-length High Definition documentary ever filmed in the newly created state – it’s the story of saving unique Art Deco architecture, a mid-century steam train – and also the more urgent attempt to preserve the health of its children through its education system and network of teachers. It’s also the story of the longest successful guerrilla war in history – a three decade underground struggle that created an underground government-in-waiting. And when those fighters won independence, we see the remarkable result: health and education systems created in tandem that work together, and now which are set on preserving the future of its school children, just like it has set out to preserve its culture. Beautifully filmed, enjoyable to watch, Eritrea’s Struggle to Survive will take you on a journey to the most beautiful place you’ve never been to. Part of Baney Media’s PBS series “Behind the Crisis” www.amazon.com

12 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm

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Experiments to derail trains – World War Two RailRoads & Spectacular Train Crash Documentary


In March 1944 the United States National Defense Resources Committee & Office of Strategic Services performed a number of experiments on the Claiborne-Polk military railroad to help determine the best way to derail trains. The results were presented in the film “Derailment”. The film discusses amount of explosive used, technique of making “gaps” in railroad track to overturn train. Uses filmographic techniques such as slow motion, reverse motion, and freeze frame to show effects of “gaps” and explosives on train and results of experiments. Illustrated arrows point to areas of train considered especially relevant to experiment. Narrator explains each type of explosive and reason for variations.

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - June 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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Documentary : “Eritrea Struggle To Survive”– Part 2


Eritrea’s Struggle to Survive is the result of unprecedented access that offers a rare look inside the reclusive nation of Eritrea. It’s a place that many have never heard of, yet which offers stunning beauty, geographical and ethnic diversity – and an indomitable spirit. This is the first full-length High Definition documentary ever filmed in the newly created state – it’s the story of saving unique Art Deco architecture, a mid-century steam train – and also the more urgent attempt to preserve the health of its children through its education system and network of teachers. It’s also the story of the longest successful guerrilla war in history – a three decade underground struggle that created an underground government-in-waiting. And when those fighters won independence, we see the remarkable result: health and education systems created in tandem that work together, and now which are set on preserving the future of its school children, just like it has set out to preserve its culture. Beautifully filmed, enjoyable to watch, Eritrea’s Struggle to Survive will take you on a journey to the most beautiful place you’ve never been to. Part of Baney Media’s PBS series “Behind the Crisis” www.amazon.com

5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - May 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm

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A Great Railroad at Work – 1942 American Railroads & Trains Documentary


Climb aboard the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in the early 1940’s and ride behind electric & steam locomotives and first generation diesels. This film also shows a wide range of buses, trolleys, ferries and other modes of transport owned by the railroad to help perform its core business of freight and passenger transportation. There are scenes from inside the workshops, in the freight yards, views of the “Yankee Clipper” and inside the luxury passenger carriages. The railroad infrastructure is seen, including the large stations. You’ll even see trains being transferred via barges along the rivers!

10 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - April 11, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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