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Black Venus (Belgium, France, Italy, 2010)

Monday 19 March8.30pm
Posted on 16/03/12

Nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Black Venus tells the story of Saartjes Baartman who was displayed in carnivals around Europe in the 19th Century. After leaving South Africa in 1808 in search of fame and fortune, she follows her master, Casear, to London. However she soon finds herself trapped in…


An Empress and the Warrior (Hong Kong, China, 2008)

Friday 16 December9.30pm
Posted on 29/11/11

Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen stars in this ancient Chinese period piece. When the emperor of Yan is assassinated, his lead general, Muyong Xuehu (Yen) is declared the new ruler. However, the other Yan generals do not take kindly to his appointment, so Xuehu vacates the throne to avoid a civil war and passes…


The Massacre at Nanking Double

Sunday 11 December8.30pm
Posted on 29/11/11

In 1937, the Chinese capital city of Nanking was laid siege by the Japanese Army. In this double feature, World Movies tributes the victims of the war with two feature films which tell the darkness of this appalling tragedy. At 8.30pm the Australian television premiere of City Of War: The Story Of John Rabe tells…