memory

AMERICAN MASTERS
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

 

Explore the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer through her granddaughter’s eyes. Never-before-seen photos and film footage, family memories and new interviews reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself.

 

Hawaiian Voices:

Bridging Past to Present

HAWAIIAN VOICES: 
Bridging Past to Present

 

This award winning, one-hour documentary pays tribute to the role of the kupuna (elders) in preserving Hawaiian culture. It focuses on the legacies of three respected Hawaiian elders whose lives bridged the transition from older times into the late 20th century. They are Ruth Kaholoaʻa, age 93, of the Big Island; Lilia Wahinemakaʻi Hale, age 85, of Oʻahu and Molokaʻi; and Reverend David “Kawika” Kaʻalakea, age 78, of Maui.

 

A special emphasis in the documentary is the power of the Hawaiian language as a key to cultural connectedness and continuity. Each of these kupuna speaks Hawaiian fluently, as it was once learned within their families. Each is a living archive of invaluable lore and recollection, a treasure whose stories, memories and perspectives need to be shared as a way of bringing the healing wisdom of the past into the often-fragmented world of the present.

 

“The films of Eddie Kamae are like no other. His only subject is his subject, not a demonstration of style. Direct, heartfelt, unfettered, pure, Kamae’s effect is one of wry precision.”
– Dave Donnelly, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

 

Source: hawaiianlegacyfoundation.org

 

Snapshot: A Love Story Interrupted by Invasion

SNAPSHOT: A Love Story Interrupted by Invasion

 

Mitzi Sinnott stars in a solo dramatic presentation of a true story of a daughter’s journey, initiated by the question “What do I know about war?” The answers are lying in an album of faded photos of her absent father, who left for Vietnam before she was born. She creates a world in which her father has a leading role, with snapshots from the album projected larger than life on a black wall, bringing the characters to life.

 

WALLANDER SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE
The Troubled Man

 

Acclaimed actor Kenneth Branagh stars as Inspector Kurt Wallander in three nail-biting episodes. Dealing with northern Europe’s most violent and deranged criminals, Wallander also battles personal demons and appalling health habits. Now, as he starts to lose his memory, his greatest fear is that he is succumbing to the same disease that felled his father: Alzheimer’s.

 

The Troubled Man
With his memory failing, Wallander draws on primal instincts to crack a decades-old submarine mystery. But is it finally curtains for Kurt?

 

WALLANDER SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE
A Lesson In Love

 

Acclaimed actor Kenneth Branagh stars as Inspector Kurt Wallander in three nail-biting episodes. Dealing with northern Europe’s most violent and deranged criminals, Wallander also battles personal demons and appalling health habits. Now, as he starts to lose his memory, his greatest fear is that he is succumbing to the same disease that felled his father: Alzheimer’s.

 

A Lesson In Love
A knife-slashed corpse puts Wallander on a chase for the victim’s missing daughter. Increasingly forgetful, he breaks a cardinal rule of policing.

 

WALLANDER SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE
The White Lioness

 

Acclaimed actor Kenneth Branagh stars as Inspector Kurt Wallander in three nail-biting episodes. Dealing with northern Europe’s most violent and deranged criminals, Wallander also battles personal demons and appalling health habits. Now, as he starts to lose his memory, his greatest fear is that he is succumbing to the same disease that felled his father: Alzheimer’s.

 

The White Lioness
The case of a missing Swede in South Africa leads Wallander down a dangerous path. Worst of all, he’s having blackouts.

 

NOVA
Memory Hackers

 

On this thought-provoking journey into the mind, NOVA investigates the mysterious nature of how we remember. Using cutting edge research, neuroscientists are exploring the precise molecular mechanisms of memory. By studying individuals ranging from an 11-year old whiz-kid who remembers every detail of his life, to a man who had his spider phobias vanquished, to a woman who even had memories implanted, scientists have uncovered a provocative idea: while for much of human history, memory has been seen as a tape recorder that faithfully registers information and replays it back intact; but memory is far more malleable, always being written and rewritten, not just by us but by others.

 

FRONTLINE
Memory of the Camps

 

A landmark historical film discovered by FRONTLINE in a museum vault decades ago has been called “Hitchcock’s lost Holocaust film.” First broadcast by FRONTLINE in 1985, the documentary shows the first horrifying footage shot as Allied troops entered the Nazi death camps. Drawing on initial editing done by famed director Alfred Hitchcock before the film was shelved 70 years ago, FRONTLINE reconstituted the forgotten reels and script and showed them in public for the first time 30 years ago.