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Emanuel is a movie starring George Howard Adams, A.R. Bernard, and Nadine Collier. An inside look at the tragic event that took place in Charleston, South Carolina at the Emanuel AME Church, where 9 innocent churchgoers were gunned...

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1 hours 20 minutes
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Brian Ivie
Brian Ivie
Brien Gregorie, George Howard Adams, A.R. Bernard, Nadine Collier
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National headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service in Charleston, South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, nine African Americans lay dead, leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members, EMANUEL, from executive producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, examining the healing power of forgiveness.

Comments about documentary «Emanuel» (24)

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Many of us who are social media experts may be aware of what sort of information our "friends" share on social media. However, what most of us don't know is that many of these "friends" are not just harmless acquaintances, but they may be family members, employees, or even politicians. In fact, a recent study conducted by the US Department of Justice and other law enforcement agencies, revealed that the amount of people who may have some sort of connection with "Facebook," "Twitter," and/or "LinkedIn" has increased by over 400% in the last decade. What is really frightening is that as these websites become more important in people's lives, you may begin to wonder whether or not the information you "share" with your friends on social media could actually be released to the police or other authorities. What you may also wonder is whether or not the social media sites you use may ever be able to protect you from the next "surprise." All of these concerns could be significantly impacted by a government who considers them to be dangerous and thinks that releasing that information would be a "hinder" on your "social media" empire. "Freeing the Internet" has been a "cause" for a lot of people over the years, but is often the last resort for those people who want to keep an eye on their "friends" and keep an eye on the "enemy." For this film, the Free the Internet team brings to the viewer a look at how the U.S. government, through various programs, has attempted to release and block information regarding various aspects of "free speech." By the end of this documentary, you may begin to be convinced that not all information is always a public good, and that not all information is available to the general public. All of the information is out there, and anyone with access to the Internet can access it. In addition, many of the techniques used to extract information about specific individuals or groups is a tactic that many government officials would find shocking. Even though the film focuses more on how the government has attempted to release information regarding the internet, you will see that the government has also tried to target more particular types of information in the media. For example, at one point, the film points out that a group of "progressive" bloggers have written a series of articles about the economic state of the country that go into great detail about how government policy, such as the economic stimulus program, has contributed to a greater increase in unemployment. Despite being a free speech issue, the information released in this film may be considered quite damaging to some individuals, especially if they have a connection with the government. Still, many of these issues would seem quite irrelevant to the people on the receiving end of the information. We are shown a number of videos and web sites that have been blocked by the U.S. government. One example is a video on a "free market" solution to the financial crisis. The video criticizes the use of "socialized medicine" by U.S. government and suggests a "free market" solution. A second example is a YouTube video of an African-American man attempting to sell his goods for six dollars. The man makes his pitch, but is immediately turned down by the storekeeper and sent away. This video was

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Carl Pierce

I first saw this documentary at an art film festival a few years back. I did not find the topic to be particularly interesting or informative. However, after it aired on PBS, I watched it again, and now feel that the topic is much more interesting and informative than the content. Perhaps the subject matter is not actually particularly deep and interesting, but the documentary has a great rhythm and style to it. The film comes across as a very interesting and well made film. The subject matter may be somewhat controversial, but there is no feeling of censorship here, and you can definitely see the effort that was put into it. I also think that it is really interesting to see a documentary that is made by an art film maker. It is the artists point of view of what he/she/they have seen, and the documentary captures that perfectly. Overall, a really interesting documentary about an issue that is difficult to discuss with the average person.

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Sara Weaver

I recently attended a screening of this movie in Atlanta. As the movie ended, the audience applauded. Yes, it was loud and vigorous. It was also effective. I have not yet met anyone in my life who would not agree with me on this point. So when I read that there are people who disagree with me about this movie, I was thinking that maybe I was seeing things incorrectly. What is going on? Why does this film not go over well with most of the country? It is a great film. However, in my view, its makers are working from a premise that I could never see as being true. If you want a movie to convince people that the world is a mess, then this film is for you. If you want a movie to use your movie star's name to sell a product, then this film is not for you.

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Kevin C.

What I liked most about this film was how it captured the climate and lived in it. Unlike the environmental message documentaries that have been popping up recently, "The War on Christmas" takes a different angle and shows the effect it has on the consumer. It's hard to say how much of an effect it's having because most of the commentary is just talking points that aren't really supposed to be taken seriously. That's the problem. It was also interesting to see how the film changed depending on which side of the debate you fall on. Most of the comments seemed to be fairly positive, though I saw a couple that were somewhat negative. Still, it's good to see something a bit different and it was nice to see the way that the film starts off with the "War on Christmas" thing. The film is worth seeing just for that. The person who directed it, but also produced and directed, is Justin Welborn. He is also the producer of "Disaster Movie: The Movie" and this film will be his first project. He has also made documentaries in the past but this is his first feature film. I'm not a huge fan of his work, but it is good to see him do something new.

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Steven B.

This documentary is a great resource for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, whether it's hiking, camping, kayaking, biking, fishing, hunting, fishing tackle, etc. The film is well-constructed and non-judgmental. It's got great interviews with plenty of really knowledgeable people. We also have an underwater cave tour, where you can see how a diver made his way to the surface from a very deep and dark cave. There are also some fantastic underwater video footage, including a great underwater park tour (part of the underwater part of the film) and a helicopter flight, which is probably the best part of the film. In addition, there's lots of great talking-heads, including Peter Benchley and Brian Martin, former marine scientists and the executive producer of the documentary. He also mentions that he was an actual diver and took underwater photos as well as answering a bunch of questions, which is interesting. There's also a lot of great info about the North Pole, including the rigging on the glacier, the roads and trails, the buildings and sights, etc. If you're into outdoor films, you should definitely watch this one. You'll find some really great things here, including information on how it was actually possible to climb all that way to the North Pole, some great shots of the landscape and the glaciers, the cinematography of the shots, the new technology that was used to create the video and the wildlife photos, etc. It's a great documentary that anyone who enjoys the outdoors should really see.

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I have just seen this movie at the New York Film Festival and was very pleasantly surprised. It is a superb documentary on the work of the great actor/director. I really enjoyed it and found it very insightful and helpful in understanding what he was trying to accomplish. I highly recommend it.

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Mark L.

I was impressed by this documentary about the author of the bible, "Emanuel", who was one of the first intellectuals to develop an abstract theory of human nature and culture. He is also the inventor of the term, "nihilism", which is one of the most important terms in the history of modern philosophy. The term is used in many ways, but the one that I liked most was the word "nihilism" is the perfect description of this man's mind. This is a very interesting and intelligent documentary, but if you want to watch a more academic documentary, I suggest you watch "Hermann Hesse's Diary of a Chemical Fire". Also, the documentary is also very interesting, but I prefer "Life Is Beautiful" to this one.

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Thomas Young

From his debut in the '70s as a silent art student, Sam Levy of 'The Virgin Suicides' and 'Emanuel' is back in a big way. Levy directs and stars in this fascinating look at a man who has spent the better part of his life in a world of silence, solitude and some of the strangest escapades ever filmed. From his first sequence in a grocery store with no customers in sight, he turns his camera and walks the streets of Paris - in full-screen - to document the events in a real-time, episodic manner. Levy revisits themes from 'La Ronde' (1995) and 'Endless Summer' (1998), but he explores a whole different range of themes, including police corruption, post-9/11 terrorism, dark visions of revenge and, of course, a good movie. Levy is the first director to have his work screened in multiple languages, and he does so in a moving and ultimately touching way, conveying his own deeply felt connection to the themes he tackles. I've always admired the work of Edvard Grieg, the master of silent film-making, who was influenced by Shaw's work, but Levy's style is more conversational and even poetic, even if he is more engaging on the grand scale. Levy's approach is elegant and uncompromising, and his camerawork is perfect for his use of the long lenses. What is not to like about this man?

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Scott B.

I have been watching documentaries on the refugee crisis for the last two years and this is the first one that has made me think about a refugee. This documentary is shot in Morocco and the main character is Emmanuel who is a computer programmer who has fled Morocco for France. He is a part of the family that makes a living at the electronics stores. Emmanuel is an interesting person. He has his own restaurant and is always preparing meals. In this documentary Emmanuel is able to talk about his own situation and his experiences in Morocco. He talks about his father who left Morocco when Emmanuel was a baby. The movie also shows the struggles of the refugees in Morocco and how they are not accepted by their own country. I recommend this movie for those who like to learn more about this issue.

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I have seen this film many times on cable and finally watched it on DVD, and it is indeed a good movie, but. It is VERY well done. I thought the way the video shot this film was amazing. The camera angles were really cool and I just wanted to show it to everyone I know. I thought the thing that really stuck out was that the songs are always consistent from the first recording to the last. (I don't want to give away any of the songs, so you'll just have to watch it yourself). Other than that, it's a great documentary. I recommend this film to everyone!

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Gloria C.

One of the best documentaries I have ever seen. The best thing about it is that it has a real message. The part of the movie I liked most was the very beginning, showing the life of the woman in the first row, who was the main participant in the revolution and who was put in jail. That part is the most powerful. Another part that is very interesting is the part when she is released from jail and sees her friends, who are all new to the revolution. They are shocked by her treatment and just want to see her again. I think that was the most powerful part of the movie. And it is also very moving. Overall I think that this is the best documentary ever made.

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A man named John Emanuel, who's been living in Sweden for the past 15 years, spends most of the film talking about the psychology of the anti-fascists, and it's compelling, interesting, and hard to watch. He doesn't always sound like he's speaking with authority, but he's clear and sane about what he's saying. He was wounded by the violence of the anti-Nazi movement in that country, and he's got his own sense of personal responsibility. He's a pacifist, but he is not a pacifist, he believes that violence, especially against one's own people, is wrong. He's an anti-racist, but he doesn't have a message to tell other groups to stop committing acts of violence against their own people. He just wants his country to be safe, and the same for other countries, and he's a genuinely good person. What's also interesting is his response to other anti-fascists. Many of them are sympathetic, and they do what they can to help, but they're not very well connected to their own movement. It's a personal story, not the usual anti-racist film, but it's real, and it's worth seeing, even if you don't have an emotional connection to the subject. I recommend it.

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Shirley B.

I was just going through some of the comments on this website and came across one that gave an inside view of one man's dedication to a cause that had touched his life. Mr. Emanuel is a man who stands for the moral values that the great majority of the population has abandoned in order to advance the monetary interests of a small group of rich people. His main concern in life is to live in harmony with others as opposed to sacrificing any of his own personal life in order to make a difference. On the face of it, he is not a super hero, rather a humble, humble man who works hard for his family, despite the fact that he is the father of three small children. In the film, Mr. Emanuel also shows how his own personal life is often overshadowed by his work. His own personal life is almost as important to him as his work, and that is a testament to his commitment to social justice. He is the author of the Oscar-winning children's book, "Nike, We Are the World", a story about a young boy named LeBron James who makes it to the very top of his sport by engaging with the spirit of the greatest player of all time, Kobe Bryant. In a similar vein to the Oscar-winning "Forrest Gump", this movie tells the story of how people can make a difference, whether it be through activism, or by giving a little back to those in need. Mr. Emanuel can truly make a difference, and he makes his voice heard with each and every decision he makes.

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Kimberly T.

This is a very unusual documentary. It's not a typical documentary, like "Coming Clean", "Truth or Dare" or "Facing the Facts". The subject is Emmanuel Emmanuel's story, as he tells his story of how he changed his religion, from "atheist" to "agnostic". It's not a typical story. The only difference is that this documentary is really about his life, rather than his thoughts. For a religious person it is not about that much. Emmanuel and his family are really great. This documentary also gives a very important lesson, one that is hard to forget. It's not something you see on the news or in the news, but something that really happened. Emmanuel is really smart and I have never seen that before. I also really admire his parents for taking their son's personal life to the next level. I really feel that, just as his parents did, Emmanuel Emmanuel is really different from other parents. I really recommend this documentary.

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Jack Sims

I have been a fan of Emmanuel's work for many years, and I am now able to say that I like this documentary very much. This film does a wonderful job of explaining his work. It shows the extent to which his subjects, both Nazi and non-Nazi, were willing to go to achieve their ends, and how his patients and family members often became victims to the abuse and oppression they suffered. This is not to say that there was not a lot of abuse; there was, but the film does a wonderful job of showing the good and the bad side of the Nazi regime, and the good and the bad side of the human race. I also liked the film's ending, which is a bit different from what I have read on the internet, as it does not come out with a happy ending. I also thought that the film was done in a way that didn't suggest that there is any other way of dealing with the subject, which is a good thing. I would recommend this film to anyone who is a fan of Emmanuel's work, as I was.

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When I saw this film on television, it was just not the kind of documentary I was expecting. It was full of facts and statistics about people who don't know how far from reality this part of the world is. But the director chose a style that kept me interested. He knew that the camera had to look right, but he also made sure that it was interesting. In short, it was a very convincing documentary. People who have never seen a man covered in snow for seven days, and it doesn't matter because they're in a small village with a tree, will probably find it interesting. I saw it last night, and it is still in my head.

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Stephen Barnett

Uwe Echelin is an interesting figure in the history of cinema. Born in 1946 in the small town of Karlsruhe, Germany, he started as a musician, then moved to Paris and then to New York. He studied film and film editing at the City University of New York and then went on to make several small films. He then became a professional film director and is best known for his work in the history of cinema. The documentary, entitled "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" (2015) is a portrait of Echelin's work and his life. As it is an extensive and detailed documentary, it is a somewhat slow moving piece. It is very much worth seeing, but also a bit slow moving and a little bit boring. I have not seen the original "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius", but it is also a rather slow moving documentary. I have read some of the other reviews on this film, and a lot of them were very positive. However, there were a number of negative comments. The positive reviews were mostly positive, and the negative reviews were mostly negative. I am not sure why the negative reviews are so negative, but it does seem to be related to the film. The film is not bad, but is not great either. There are some good scenes and a few good scenes that do not make the film a must see, but are still interesting. The film is also very slow moving, and a bit boring at times. Overall, the film is a worthwhile documentary, but I have read the negative reviews and think the film is a little slow moving and a little boring. I would not recommend this film to anyone who is not a history or art buff.

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George Burns

I can't believe this was not nominated for an Oscar. The documentary style with commentary and interviews is not only interesting but also eye opening. I especially enjoyed the interview with the late long time environmental activist and activist of the direct action movement. He is very intelligent and honest, but he was more concerned with the long term effect his actions would have on the people around him. He gave a great insight into how his actions were going to affect the environment and the people he loved. The film is not perfect. The comments from the man who talks about the "whole, whole, whole" is a bit awkward and I am not sure if he meant it or not. But I think that is only a minor quibble. The interviews are in chronological order and there are a few bad editing choices, but overall this documentary is a good way to see how the "humanitarian" movement has changed over the years. And it is clear that the environmental movement is not the only one that has changed. I recommend it to anyone who wants to understand and appreciate the human impact on the environment.

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Deborah A.

The film was about the US foreign policy and how this policy is affecting people of different nations. This was the first film I have seen about this topic and I thought the film was well done. I enjoyed seeing different countries represented. This film is not a 'wanna see' type of film, it is not a 'let's go to the beach' type of film. It is an important film and should be viewed by anyone. I thought the film was well done, I will recommend it to anyone.

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Jeremy Wilson

This is the first documentary I have ever seen, and it's the first documentary I have ever seen in English. I could have understood it if I was able to understand it, but I'm not. This documentary is a good one. It is a story of a famous person who was a great artist in his own right, but was also a great artist in his family's life, his wife's life, and the lives of those around him. This story is told from the perspective of the artist and his family, and is the focus of the film. The documentary is divided into three parts, the first being the artist's family, the second being his wife, and the third being his work. This documentary is excellent because it is not full of negative comments. There is a lot of love, and admiration, and respect, and respect for his work, and all the people around him. The documentary has some nice interviews, and some nice pictures, but it is all a little boring. This is a film that needs to be seen.

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Jesse G.

I am a big fan of Emmanuel's films. I think he is a wonderful director. I have seen all of his films and I can say he is the best director around. This documentary is a wonderful tribute to his films. There is so much to see in this documentary. It shows the real work that he does with the real people. It is very informative and has a lot of really great footage. I give this documentary a 9. It is really a very good documentary and I recommend that you watch it. It is very good.

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William Harrison

The discussion of crime and punishment in America is a contentious topic. Justice system and sentencing, and crime and punishment are issues that both sides will claim as their own. Each side will try and poke holes into the other. The result is that it can be difficult for those not familiar with the topic to understand what is really happening in the justice system. With the recent wave of "Too Tough On Crime" and "Too Soft On Crime" films, the discussion is on the table again. One could argue that all these movies are a reflection of the "real" situation. The truth is, "Too Tough On Crime" is only an attempt to give us a glimpse of what the "real" situation is, but it fails. Too Soft On Crime and "Too Soft On Crime" shows us the real thing, but does not actually prove anything. It's not a statement of the film, but of the political agendas behind the debate. This film does not attempt to address what crime and punishment are really about, but simply presents facts and then comments on the crimes. The conclusion is still a contentious issue. Still, this film does a good job of presenting the facts and coming to conclusions. While it is not an extensive movie, this documentary is a good step forward. I'd give it a rating of 7/10.

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Crystal D.

I must admit that I have seen this documentary before but not so much of it as I was interested in watching this film. The reason why I did not watch it was that I am a strong believer in the influence that great artists have on people. It is one of the main reasons why I enjoy documentaries, like this one. This film is about the life of Emmanuel Lubezki, who is one of the greatest and most influential artists in the world. Although he is the most famous artist in the world, it is his life that has been the main focus of this film. It is also about the two artists and their close friends and associates. It is also about his death and the events that happened after. The film is not only about Lubezki's life but also about the influence that his life had on other artists, especially on other artists from the Jewish people. The director had the advantage of knowing what Lubezki had to say, he had all the information he needed to make a good documentary. The documentary is very informative and the director did a great job in bringing the images and information to the viewers. The most important thing about the film is that it is real. We get to see a lot of things from Lubezki's life and in the film we get to see the events that happened after his death. The film is very informative and the director made it very interesting. The documentary is very good and I recommend it to everyone.

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Danielle Hayes

This film is as American as apple pie. It's the story of the U.S. Embassy in Israel, with the most famous diplomat in the world, the late, great, Madeleine Albright, living the life of the American ambassador in Israel, but without the glamor or the support of the American media. As the story develops, the viewer learns more about the Israeli/American relationship, and the reasons behind it, and how the world views that relationship. The film is both informative and entertaining. I found it to be a good, realistic look at the relationship between the two nations. It is funny and very entertaining. The film is a good way to learn more about the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, but also about the U.S. and its place in the world.