80 Blocks From Tiffany’s

10 03 2010

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80 Blocks From Tiffany’s is a 1979 documentary directed by Gary Weiss. It depicts the daily life of gangs within the context of the South Bronx. It deals primary with two African American and Puerto Rican gangs known as the “Savage Skulls” and the “Savage Nomads”





The Lost World of Communism (BBC 2)

2 02 2010

Part I:A Socialist Paradise

How the collapse of communism affected people in the ‘socialist paradise’ of East Germany.

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The Lost World of Communism is a three part British documentary series which examines the legacy of Communism twenty years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall. Produced by Peter Molloy and Lucy Hetherington, the series takes a retrospective look at life behind the Iron Curtain between 1945 and 1989, focusing on three countries in the Eastern Bloc – East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Romania. Through film and television footage and the personal recollections of those who lived in these countries, the series offers a glimpse of what daily life was like during the years of Communist rule.

debuted on BBC Two on Saturday 14 March 2009 at 9:00pm