A Motherland Tour



Yvonne, a UN Envoy for Africa, UNICEF and Roll Back Malaria Ambassador embarked on the "Motherland" tour to meet women throughout Africa and bring their stories to an international audience. She interweaves her music with the powerful and inspiring stories of women who are transforming the lives of their families, their communities, and their countries. Entertaining, important, and timely, A MOTHERLAND TOUR will help focus much-needed attention on the women of Africa and their most pressing issues, including malaria, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, women's empowerment, education, and poverty. Yvonne uses her music to bring about positive change in Africa. Over her 25-year career she has performed alongside stars including Bono and Annie Lennox. She is considered like a daughter to Nelson Mandela who told Yvonne how he was sustained by her music during his time in prison. Nelson Mandela is also featured in the film.
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Nanking - Narrated
Nanking - Narrated
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