Albert Nerenberg
Doug CollinsAlbert Nerenberg
Laughter.... Plato hated it, the Bible discouraged it and the school you went to probably banned it. The first feature documentary on the subject, LAUGHOLOGY is a groundbreaking and "screamingly funny" odyssey into why we laugh and a look at those who would stop us. When Canadian filmmaker and journalist Albert Nerenberg realizes he needs to lighten up after a family tragedy, he goes on a quest to find the cure for seriousness and rediscover his own laugh. What ensues is an investigation into the science of laughter, and a journey to discover its meaning and power in a world that desperately needs a good chuckle. LAUGHOLOGY features a special appearance by Doug Collins, "the man with the most contagious laugh in the world".
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Nanking - Narrated
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2007 | 90mins
A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent, this award-winning documentary tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking?which was then China's capital?to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to establish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these missionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen?including a Nazi named John Rabe?bore witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from slaughter. The story is told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, chilling archival footage and photos, testimonies of former Japanese soldiers?and a staged reading of the Westerners' letters and diaries by Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Jurgen Prochnow and others. NANKING is a testament to the courage and conviction of individuals who were determined to act in the face of evil and a powerful tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people?a gripping account of light in the darkest of times. This version of the film features descriptive narration for the blind and visually impaired, created by the Narrative Television Network.
Nanking - Narrated