Featured Films--Judgment at Nuremberg to Kokoda

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Director: Stanley Kramer, Running time: 186 minutes.

It has been three years since the most important Nazi leaders had already been tried. This trial is about 4 Judges who used their offices to conduct Nazi sterilization and cleansing policies. Retired American Judge, Judge Dan Haywood has a daunting task ahead of him. The Cold War is heating up and no one wants any more trials as Germany, and allied Governments, want to forget the past.  But is that the right thing to do is the question that the tribunal must decide?

 

Kanal (1957), Director: Andrzej Wajda, Running time: 96 minutes.

The central film of Wajda's war trilogy follows Resistance fighters as they descend into Warsaw's sewer system (or kanaly) to escape the Nazis. Based on actual events during the Warsaw uprising in 1944, "this hallucinating picture is a heartfelt reenactment, taut and penetrating" (Variety).

 

Kokoda (2006), Director: Alister Grierson, Running time: 92 minutes.

Born from a profound desire to tell the story of the forgotten militiamen of the Australian campaign along the Kokoda track in 1942, the film is inspired by the story of a platoon of the 39th battalion. The story visually describes their extraordinary courage, endurance and self sacrifice.