My enemy, my brother

18 minutes

How two enemy soldiers saved each other’s lives decades – and continents – apart

The Iran-Iraq War was a brutal conflict, raging for nearly nine years between 1980 and 1988, and killing hundreds of thousands – including child soldiers. The Canadian director Ann Shin finds fragments of hope in the war’s ashes, tracing the remarkable and deeply moving true story of two soldiers who fought on opposing sides and forged a powerful, decades-long bond through mercy, compassion and sheer coincidence. My Enemy, My Brother was one of the most critically acclaimed short documentaries of 2015, screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Hot Docs Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest, among others.

Director: Ann Shin

Website: My Enemy, My Brother

Video/Gender & Sexuality

In southern Mexico, a long-acknowledged ‘third gender’ is not masculine or feminine

9 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Ethics

If soldiers act with unjust aggression they are as culpable as civilian criminals

6 minutes

Video/Design & Fashion

A film that dreams of a poem that dreams of tragedy and love

4 minutes

Essay/History

The Masada mystery

Have archaeologists proven the ancient tale of mass suicide in the Judaean desert or twisted science for political end?

Eric H Cline

Video/Demography & Migration

The interned and the undocumented: the immigration spectrum in the US today

7 minutes

Idea/Religion

Understanding other religions is fundamental to citizenship

Kenneth Primrose

Essay/History

How Europe became so rich

In a time of great powers and empires, just one region of the world experienced extraordinary economic growth. How?

Joel Mokyr

Video/Work

What the night janitor knows about you. And what you should know about her

9 minutes

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Demography & Migration

Solving the mystery of the Druze – a 2,000-year-old odyssey

Eran Elhaik