Silent Running (1972) G | 1h 29min | Drama , Sci-Fi | 10 March 1972 (USA) Director: Douglas Trumbull Writers: Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino (as Mike Cimino) Stars: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin --- In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed, most of the crew of the Valley Forge rejoice at the prospect of going home. Not so for botanist Freeman Lowell, who loves the forest and its creatures. He kills his colleagues taking the ship deep into space. Alone on the craft with his only companions being three small robots, Lowell revels in joys of nature. When colleagues appear to "rescue" him, he realizes he has only one option available to him. Written by garykmcd --- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067756/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 --- Support the creators and distributors of this film by subscribing to streaming services where this film is available or buy physical media where available
After surviving more than eleven years of illegal independence and UN-imposed sanctions, Rhodesia is now facing what looks like its most serious crisis yet. Guerrilla activity is increasing, talks between white and black leaders appear to be at a standstill and the economy is now being hit by Mozambique president Samora Machel's decision to close his borders to Rhodesian exports. This report back grounds the issues.
Film extolling the wonderful life and achievements of Rhodesia. Emphasis is on united Rhodesians, with footage of them in various situations - agricultural shows, city scenes, country scenes and village scenes. It looks at the natural resources of the country and mentions the importance of using them wisely and being conservation-minded. Schools are shown and mention is also made of increased industrial production, few strikes, health services, agriculture and sports. Footage is shown of black and white soldiers in the bush to illustrate the claim that all Rhodesians are cooperating to create an efficient force against terrorism.
Notice how nice everyone looks and how clean everything is. IN AFRICA!
Medium shot of children lined up with their families. Medium shot of footbridge and fountain with distant sign stating - Portugal. Building stating 'Rhodesia' camera pans right to show trade fair. Ditto. Close-up of Rhodesian flags fluttering. Medium shots of Rhodesian building. Camera zooms in to show 'The Tony Ellman Brown Hall - Rhodesian Industry'. Various shots of black men with flags outside the Tony Ellman Hall. Sign - 'All products made in our factory in Rhodesia'. Camera zooms out to show 'Lever Brothers' building, then zooms in again. Ditto. Camera follows chauffeur driven Rolls Royce until it passes left out of shot. Various shots of speedboat with a placard in the foreground advertising fibreglass company. Shots of farming machinery. Various shots of brass band playing. Various shots from outdoor area that sees the arrival of an unnamed dignitary and a police escort and military presence upon his leaving. Police escort car passes camera to the right and small crowd can be seen applauding in the background as another car passes them. Cars come towards camera as a man and his wife (Governor?) steps out and shakes hands with various people in the crowd. Shot of chauffeur driven Rolls Royce with motorcycle convoy in tow, man steps out. Various shots of crowd standing in expectancy.
With the Geneva talks to thrash out a settlement for the Rhodesian issue of majority rule adjourned without any sign of progress, Britain's chairman, Lord Ivor Richard, has been shuttling around southern Africa to find common ground among the main participants before re-convening negotiations. Meanwhile, the war continues unabated on four-fifths of Rhodesian soil with innocent blacks suffering in the cross-fire between government soldiers and nationalist guerrillas. The air of uncertainty is worrying settlers, who are growing less hopeful of a peaceful outcome and buying guns "just in case".
Viscount Down and the Rhodesian SAS is the story of Keith Nell, a man that passed the Rhodesian SAS Selection at the age of 37. there were entire selection groups of 100 men were 0 men made it through. Normally 2-5 made it through out of 100. There were only 250 Rhodesian SAS men in 1978. That was after they "upped" the numbers. The selection course ran 5 months long just like the British SAS. That would be AFTER basic training of 3 months.
It's An incredible story of how he personally and alone took a band of terrorists and turned them into a fighting force that eventually captured the perpetrators of the Viscount disaster.
Historical footage of Rhodesia from the 1970's. This is a fascinating film. You'll love it. Rhodesian Army training film about the correct way to interact with people in the tribal areas and how to enter a Kraal.
Rhodesia - The Nyadzonya Raid (Operation Eland) 1976 Operation Eland, also known as the Nyadzonya Raid, was a military operation carried out by operatives of the Rhodesian Selous Scouts at Nyadzonya in Mozambique on 9 August 1976.The Rhodesians claimed 300 ZANLA and 30 FAM (Armed Forces of Mozambique) soldiers were killed; documentation captured after the event suggested that 1,028 were killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Eland
Following the downing of the Viscount, The Rhodesian government has launched a series of hard strikes into Zambia against alleged camps of ZAPU, the nationalist guerrilla forces led by Joshua Nkomo. The strikes have the support of the three black members of the ruling Executive Council and now the nationalists find themselves fightingblack as well as white soldiers. Inside Rhodesia, Africans are also being trained to fight a guerrilla-type war as auxiliaries to the main security forces, another move that is bringing African against African.
The Video mentions the, "Rhodesian war machine" - instantly asserting that Rhodesia was somehow the dominant power in this struggle, when in fact, the Rhodesian armed forces rarely had 10,000 men in active service at one time and were in fact outnumbered by the terrorist-communists 3 or 4 to one. They also suffered under a decade-plus of international sanctions that kept them desperately short of arms and equipment - helicopters, tactical aircraft, tanks, and even rifles and trucks. They were hardly a "war machine." In fact they worked near constant miracles with tiny underequipped forces that relied on excellent training, leadership, tactics, and elan. The Rhodesians showed the world how to fight a counterinsurgency without massive loss of civilian life and under the most trying of circumstances.
But the media's bias is incredible, they more or less put a white hat on the terrorists and a black one on the Rhodesians from the get go.
On November 11 1975, Rhodesia marks the tenth anniversary of its unilateral declaration of independence from Britain. In the past year, pressure for a settlement between Mr. Smith's Government and the African opposition, led by the African National Council, has increased as both South African Premier Mr. Vorster and the Presidents of Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia and Tanzania commit themselves to the resolution of the crisis. So far, however, talks have been unsuccessful and Mr. Smith seems determined to carry on while his African opponents have once again split into feuding factions.
"For many guerrillas, their first encounter with the Rhodesian army, is often their last."
An incredible documentary covering the Rhodesian Military forces and the casualties they endured. A group of 20,000 men (4,000 full time) that policed a 2,000 mile border. They discuss the lack of conscription and the inability of the Army to take on all the prospective volunteers. Their basic training was 6 months. They discuss and show the 2 Black and 2 White Fire Force companies. One of the only documentaries that actually shows the African Rifles and their contribution to the war effort. 1/2 of the Army was paratroop trained with over 10,000 operational jumps. Many units had parachuted into direct combat over 40 times. At each encounter, the terrorist bodies are flown back to Salisbury and they are fingerprinted and forensic analysis of their weapons are done to see if they were involved in any earlier confrontations.
I've shown Nick Downie's award winning combat footage from the 1970's Rhodesian Bush War. This is the film he made of it. This is the best film you will see of actual combat footage during the Rhodesian bush wars. His film partner, Lord Richard Cecil died making this documentary.
"Thames Televisons Jonathan Dimbleby explains how that the white dominated Rhodesian Army is one of the main sticking points in the peace process and the path to the creation of the Republic of Zimbabwe." This is how it is described in 1977 by the BBC, Jut how many inconsistencies can one pick out in this video. Thankfully we live in the future. Sadly, Rhodesians did not have our vantage point.
Foreign news reel of Rhodesia, introducing an American audience to the country in the late 70s It's VERY good and somewhat fair. It shows the differences between South Africa's Apartheid and Rhodesia. it also points out some interesting facts about the makeup of the Army and lack of conscription among black Rhodesians.
The formation of the Rhodesian SAS goes back to November 1959 when it was decided in the Federal Assembly to form a Parachute Evaluation Detachment to examine the practicalities of military parachuting and parachute training in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, with a view to the possible formation of an airborne unit. This was announced by the then Federal Minister of Defence John Moore Caldicott, but it was Sir Roy Welensky who was the reported driving force behind the reforming of what was to become the SAS.
In 1960 a detachment of RAF arrived under Squadron Leader E. Minter to conduct the training of the Parachute Evaluation Detachment (PED). By March 1960, the PED was complete and those on the course were presented their wings by the said Minister of Defence. The "experiment" was a complete success and in July decided to form a regular European Special Air Services Squadron. In late 1960, No 1 Training Unit was formed, and once assembled and trained they would form the nucleus of what was to become: 1 Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI) and "C" Squadron SAS.
Only looks decent on a phone. No idea why he made it in such low rez. On the 11th of November, an independent state This was much against the wishes of (((certain governments))) Who's leaders tried to break us down and make us all repent
1. The Regiment Lives On- John Edmond 2. Shangani Patrol - John Edmond 3. Battle of Bembezi - John Edmond 4. Rhodesia We'll Ever Cherish Thee - Various Rhodesian Schoolchildren 5. Salisbury Town - John Edmond 6. Rock and Roll Rhodie - John Edmond 7. Goodbye, Britannia - John Edmond 8. UDI - John Edmond 9. Another Hitler - Clem Tholet 10. Last Word in Rhodesian - John Edmond 11. George - John Edmond 12. It's a Long Way to Mukumbura - Mike Westcott & Leprechaun 13. Green Leader - John Edmond 14. Rhodesians Never Die - Clem Tholet 15. Rhodie Girl - The Rhodies 16. What a Time it Was - Clem Tholet
Re-uploaded. Bitchute glitched on the last one. It was first performed by the Marine Band on July 2, 1892 in Portland, Oregon It was regularly on Rhodesia radio during the bushwar. Rhodesians felt a bit of a kinship with Americans because of their own Declaration of Independence from Britain.
"Life in Africa during a White Rebellion against Britain! Interview with Jan Lamprecht about his life growing up in Rhodesia during the Rhodesian Bush war which took place after Prime Minister Ian Smith declared UDI (Unilateral Declaration of Independence) from Britain in 1965. This resulted in world sanctions against Rhodesia. The Russia’s, Chinese and Warsaw Pact communists trained and armed large numbers of blacks to fight the whites of Rhodesia. Jan is a Boer. Half of his large family moved from South Africa to Rhodesia in 1947. Boers were a minority in Rhodesia but they were 100% in support of the British Rhodesians who were fighting the black communists. Eventually the communists won and the Chinese backed communist, Robert Mugabe came to power in 1980." --Jan Lamprect (2018) www.historyreviewed.com
Graham Gillmore's Super 8 cine film taken in Rhodesia 1977 to 1980, showing views of Salisbury with the funeral of President John Wrathall, Kariba and Victoria Falls. Rhodesian Light Infantry, Support Commando at Grand Reef, Fire Force call out. As taken, the cine film was silent so a sound track was added with the music of the times. The quality is not marvellous but reflects the limitations we had with amateur cine film. I have resisted the temptation to tweak it up with modern editing but rather leave it as a document of those times. His Youtube page is: https://invidio.us/channel/UC_Qq4HGs2_f79EE5WNL-iwg
This documentary was filmed for Rhodesian television and broadcast in 1980. Comprised of interviews with women from various backgrounds and professions, it depicts how their lives were affected by the ongoing political turmoil facing the country. Featuring Kaye Perioli, aka Kay Smit.
The only remaining video of the annual television 'Troopie Shows' that toured Rhodesia in late 1978, and the last show to be recorded from the Monomatapa Hotel before the birth of Zimbabwe. Sit back, and let the extraordinary talents of Peter Maxwell, international pianist and entertainer, enchant you once again, as we remember 'What a time it was... with so few friends to turn to'
It's a long way to Mukumbura It's a long way to jawl It's a long way from your hometown But you can have yourselves a ball With your mukkas
Goodbye Bulawayo, tot siens Cecil Square It's a long, long way to Mukumbura And we're going up there to stir
It's a long way to JOC Inyanga It's a long way, ek se It's a long way from Umtali But it's white tar all the way Well, nearly Goodbye to the Cecil Hello the Mont Claire It's a long, long way to JOC Inyanga And the crowd is fighting there
It's a long way to Kariba It's a long way to run It's a long way from Mukute But you can do it on your THUMB With your FN
We love our Sergeant Major, when he drives in our RL But when he takes it on those bush roads; it's just like going to... Heaven, I'm in Heaven
It's a long way to Llewelyn It's a long way on the train We could kwai it to the North Pole, but they'd build one just the same With a parade square We all dig the stoppies, the haircuts and the graze And if we really scheme it's lekker when we start on our first phase
For the Mortars Action, disarm, look again They're so loud
For the Blues Changa to echo base Homing call required over Chopper coming
For the Instructors One check your rear aperture Two move your wetty bars to the rear
For the Greys You fool private the tails at the back
For Signals Hello two this is one over Hello, one this is one too, are you one two?
For the Medics This water cannot be drunk until it has been passed by the M.O
For the Cops No madam that’s not what we use Vickers for You want the pest control vehicle
For the RWS Ah, Becky, I can't make up my mind Whether to wear the green or the blue eyeshadow for weapon training today
For the Techs Now you chaps are expected to be keeping this keep As it should be kept The keep does not keep itself
For the Engineers That’s not a flocculent idiot It’s a soap powder
It's a long way to Mukumbura It's a long way to jawl It's a long way from your home town But you can have yourselves a ball With your mukkas Goodbye Bulawayo, tot siens Cecil Square It's a long, long way to Mukumbura And we're going.. up.. there.. to..
A TV News report from Rhodesia in 1976, covering everyday life and where the everyday man thought the future was going. Little did they know that in 3 years their country would turn into majority rule Zimbabwe-Rhodesia (June 79) and that in 4 years (April 1980) the Communists would take every Parliamentary seat and the country would be renamed Zimbabwe, ruled by Robert Mugabe until 2017 (37 years). The coverage has a very British take on the situation. Take it all with a grain of salt.
I read a book by John Coey called A Martyr Speaks. It is the journal of an American Marine that went and fought in Rhodesia and died. He said this in the book. "On occasion, I could see trucks taking food and other supplies over the bridge to the Zambians" and "While Zambia harbors terrorists, Rhodesia's best sanction against her would be cutting off electricity from Kariba. But this action is not taken because the Anglo-American copper mines and smelters would shut down."
Around 1974 Terrorists were based in Zambia and Mozambique and would run into Rhodesia, kill kill kill and run back to their respective safehavens in the aforementioned countries.
Rhodesia at the time had the absolute power to roll right over the borders into Zambia and Mozambique and could have ended the war in it's track in about a month.
Rhodesia ALSO could have won in another way. A MUCH MUCH easier way. They could have just STOPPED sending food aid to Zambia and Mozambique. Zambia would have starved out in a month or two. Mozambique would have lost the fight. Either way they would have won. Know why they didn't ? Copper mines owned by Anglo-American in Zambia needed well fed workers. The same owners of those mines where ALSO arming the rebels.
Then figure out what year Glencore started in Zambia... Follow the money then look who pardoned the owner of those mines for world wide tax evasion -- John Alan Coey (12 November 1950 – 19 July 1975) was an American soldier who served in the Rhodesian Army as one of "the Crippled Eagles", a loosely organised group of US expatriates fighting for the unrecognised government of Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) during that country's Bush War. A devout Christian and fervent anti-communist, he was the first American fatality of the war. He moved to Rhodesia to join its army in 1972, the day after graduating from college in his home town of Columbus, Ohio, and served until he was killed in action in 1975. He kept a journal throughout his service that was posthumously published as A Martyr Speaks. -- Original Video by Sobieski here https://youtu.be/jrhvaTpQfNc Backing up everything Rhodesia as Youtube tube is deleting it all slowly.
The Lancaster House Agreement, signed on 21 December 1979, declared a ceasefire, ending the Rhodesian Bush War; and directly led to the creation and recognition of the Republic of Zimbabwe. It required the imposition of direct British rule, nullifying Rhodesia’s 1965 Unilateral Declaration of Independence. British governance would be strictly proscribed to the duration of a proposed election period; after which independence would follow. Crucially, the political wings of the black nationalist groups ZANU and ZAPU, who had been waging the escalating, and increasingly violent insurgency, would be permitted to stand candidates in the forthcoming elections. This was however conditional to compliance with the ceasefire and the verified absence of voter intimidation.
The Agreement would lead to the dissolution of the unrecognised state of Zimbabwe Rhodesia, created months earlier by the Internal Settlement; an agreement forged between moderate black nationalists and Prime Minister Ian Smith's Government. While Zimbabwe-Rhodesia remained unrecognised, the Internal Settlement enfranchised the majority of blacks (hitherto the key British demand) and resulted in the election of the country's first black Prime Minister.
Lancaster House covered the Independence Constitution, pre-independence arrangements and the terms of ceasefire. The Agreement is named after Lancaster House in London, where the parties interested to the settlement attended the conference on independence from 10 September to 15 December 1979.
The parties represented during the conference were: the British Government, the Patriotic Front led by Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo, ZAPU (Zimbabwe African Peoples Union) and ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union) and the Zimbabwe Rhodesia Government, represented by Prime Minister, Bishop Abel Muzorewa and Minister Without Portfolio, Ian Smith.
This is a GREAT news cast of about 1 hour chock full of great stuff. They start out talking about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and later on have an Interview with Ian Smith. This is the best news compilation i have heard from Rhodesia. Give it a listen and get the mindset of the time in South Africa and Rhodesia. They ask Ian Smith about his now famous quote "Let me say it again. I don't believe in black majority rule ever in Rhodesia—not in a thousand years. I repeat that I believe in blacks and whites working together. If one day it is white and the next day it is black, I believe we have failed and it will be a disaster for Rhodesia" . It was the first interview 2 weeks after he made the quote.
This is mostly music. The coverage of the events of UDI are at the end of the recording. This was recorded by Radio Rhodesia on November 11th, 1977. The recording is muted. Maybe one of you audio geniuses can perk it up?!
"The mantle of the pioneers has fallen on our shoulders to sustain civilisation in a primitive country." — Ian Smith, 11 November 1965
Bad Ronald (1974) Unrated | 1h 14min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 23 October 1974 Director: Buzz Kulik Writers: Andrew Peter Marin (teleplay by), John Holbrook Vance (based on a novel by) Stars: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch
A shy teenager accidentally kills a mocking peer's equally mocking younger sibling, and his mother helps him hide in a spare room in their house. Problems arise when the mother goes for an operation and dies, and the house is sold to a new family, with the teen still living inside. Written by Kyle Palkowski
A one hour Troopie show FOR Troopies. This was a VERY rare show where soldiers broadcasted right from the bush in early 1979. The quality is horrible. Maybe one of you audio wizards can clean it up ?! Please let me know in the comments. They are broadcasting from a mobile studio in 1979 direct from the front lines.
This is an ad campaign for new and potential immigrants to Salisbury Rhodesia from the Salisbury Publicity Association. Find out the history and how this wonderful city represented itself to the world in 1976! R A R E
01. Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn - As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone 02. Abba - I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do 03. Heintje Simons - Jou hart is weer myne 04. Black Lace - Y Viva España 05. Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby 06. Guy's & Dolls - There's A Whole Lot Of Loving 07. Bobby Vinton - Don't You Know 08. Della Reese - Don't You Know 09. Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls 10. Sweet - Fox On The Run 11. Sam Neely - You Can Have Her 12. George Baker - Sing A Song Of Love 13. Steve Harley - Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) 14. Paul Williams - One More Angel
01. KC & The Sunshine Band - (Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty 02. Frankie Miller - Darlin 03. Bruce Millar - When I'm Dead and Gone 04. John Travolta - Greased Lightning 05. Michael Eager - Rock me to Sleep 06. Abba - Fernando 07. Devil Woman - Cliff Richard 08. Boney M. - Mary's Boy Child, Oh My Lord 09. Dobie Gray - You Can Do It 10. Barry White-Just The Way You Are 11. Tommy Dell - Don't worry about me 12. Cornelia - Too late to say goodbye 13. George Jones & Tammy Wynette Golden Ring 14. Ian & Dix - Sonder Jou
01. John Lennon - Stand By Me 02. Sonja Herholdt - Ek verlang na jou 03. Fox - Only You Can 04. Buttercup - Baby Love Affair 05. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Hey You. 06. Millie Jackson - It Hurts So Good 07. Jody Wayne - Pictures of Patches 08. Copperfield - Rock 'n' Roll Singer 09. George Baker Selection - Paloma Blanca 10. Jonathan Butler - Please Stay 11. The Look In Your Eye - Johnny Nash 12. Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together 13. Bimbo Jet - El Bimbo 14. Caroline du Preez - Net Soos ek die Telefoon Neersit
01. ABBA - Hasta Mañana 02. Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby 03. I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton 04. Stephanie De Sykes - Born With a Smile On My Face 05. Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You 06. After All Help Me My Love 07. Neil Herbert - She's a woman 08. Neil Diamond - Longfellow Serenade 09. Wings - Juniors Farm 10. George Baker Selection - Morning Sky 11. KC And The Sunshine Band - Queen Of Clubs 12. Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff 13. George Baker Selection - We'll Make It Right Someday
01. The Drifters - Kissin In The Back Row Of The Movies 02. Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim 03. Jack Jersey - Don't Break this Heart 04. Try A Little Love - Oscar Harris and the Twinkle Stars 06. Olivia Newton-John - If You Love Me, Let Me Know 07. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas Full HD 08. When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees 09. Marvin Gaye - Lets get it on 10. The Walkers - Jack of Diamonds 11. Big John's Rock 'n Roll Circus - Rockin' in the USA 12. Rub It In - Billy Crash Craddock 13. Ipi Tombi - Mama Tembu's Wedding 14. Please Don't Stop Loving Me by Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner 15. Unknown - A Wonder
During the late 1970s, as the Rhodesian Bush War reaches its height, arms dealer David Swansey (Richard Harris) is a "sanctions busting" specialist, one of many who keeps the Rhodesian Security Forces supplied through black market purchases despite an extensive international arms embargo. Swansey's latest assignment is to arrange the illicit purchase of military helicopters, which he acquires in the form of surplus Bell UH-1s being auctioned from a United States Air Force base in West Germany. However, word of this transaction is soon leaked to a foreign office of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), which applies strong political pressure in an attempt to kill the deal in its cradle. Due to this, the helicopters are barred from reaching Rhodesia and instead diverted to neighbouring South West Africa.
1. Dan Hill - Tchip tchip 2. Lena Zavaroni - Ma He's Making Eyes at Me 3. Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown 4. TSOP - MFSB 5. Peter Vee - Baby, Baby Answer Me 6 . Hot Chocolate - Emma 7. Mungo Jerry - Long Legged Woman Dressed in Black 8. Band on the Run - Wings 9. Lee Reed - Shlick Shlack Boom 10. Jody Wayne - Heartbeat 11. Abba - Waterloo 12. Gwynneth Ashley - Little Soldier Blue 13. George Baker - Over And Over 14. Studio Group - On A Night Like This
01. Kris Kristofferson - Why me Lord 02. Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat 03. Paperlace - The Night Chicago Died 04. Badfinger - Apple Of My Eye 05. The Dooleys - A Rose Has To Die 06. Geli & Billy - Hazy Hazy (Crazy Crazy) 07. Tommy Oliver - Just an Everlovin' Woman 08. The Rubettes - Sugar Baby Love 09. Wings - Let Me Roll It 10. Tammy Wynette - Joey
I have a TON of music recorded on to Cassette Tapes from the 1970s in Rhodeisa. I just learned how to use Windows moviemaker. I'll upload one or two everyday. Pop them in your MP3 player and put them in your car and listen. You'll be transported back to the 1970s in Rhodesia and here what people did in thier cars when they were driving around 40+ years ago. Love ya' fam
In Rhodesia, the handover to black rule is some five months away, but the country seems ill prepared for a peaceful transition. The recent massacres of missionaries have shocked blacks and whites alike, and emptied schools out in the countryside, where they are most needed. In the towns some racial barriers have fallen, but racial legislation remains on the statute books and if Premier Ian Smith's internal settlement is to carry conviction with the black majority, bigger steps towards racial equality will have to be taken, and soon. This report backgrounds the race issue. It also looks at the massacre and at two churchmen who are staying put: one is a defenseless Catholic priest, the other a pistol-packing preacher from Dallas, Texas, who's turned his mission into a fortress, complete with guard dogs trained to attack blacks only.
8mm Footage of 1971 Salisbury, Rhodesia. The Music is: John Edmond - Farewell Britannia Clem Tholet - What a Time it Was Rhodesia Clem Tholet - Peace Dream Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra - Afrikaan Beat
Beyond the Darkness (1979) Buio Omega (original title) Unrated | 1h 34min | Horror | 1 June 1984 (USA) Director: Joe D'Amato Writers: Ottavio Fabbri (screenplay), Giacomo Guerrini (story) Stars: Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale, Franca Stoppi
A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out and disposes of a series of young maidens, trying to find the right replacement for her, and the disapproving housekeeper helps him with the disposals. Written by Ed Sutton <[email protected]>
The Omen (1976) R | 1h 51min | Horror | 25 June 1976 (USA) Director: Richard Donner Writer: David Seltzer Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens
Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all. They are happily married and he is the US Ambassador to Great Britain, but they want nothing more than to have children. When Katharine has a stillborn child, Robert is approached by a priest at the hospital who suggests that they take a healthy newborn whose mother has just died in childbirth. Without telling his wife he agrees. After relocating to London, strange events - and the ominous warnings of a priest - lead him to believe that the child he took from that Italian hospital is evil incarnate. Written by garykmcd
Dark Star (1974) G | 1h 23min | Comedy , Sci-Fi | 9 February 1974 Director: John Carpenter Writers: John Carpenter (original story and screenplay), Dan O'Bannon (original story and screenplay) Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle
Low-budget story of four astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonised. The late Commander Powell is stored in deep freeze, where he is still able to offer advice. As their mission nears completion, they must cope with a runaway alien which resembles a beach-ball, faulty computer systems, and a "smart bomb" who thinks it is God. Written by Alexander Lum <[email protected]>
Voyage of Discovery 1h | Sci-Fi | Episode aired 22 September 1973
Condemned to be stoned to death for heresy (daring to question the Elders), Devon escapes Cypress Corners with his love Rachel. Her betrothed, Garth, follows to bring her back. They find they're on the Earthship Ark, headed for destruction. Written by Joules Taylor --- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0709390/?ref_=ttep_ep1 ---
THX 1138 (1971) R | 1h 26min | Drama , Sci-Fi , Thriller | 11 March 1971 (USA) Director: George Lucas Writers: George Lucas (story by), George Lucas (screenplay by) | 1 more credit » Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley
It's sometime in the future in a state controlled society, where conformity and homogeneity are the rule. What is also the rule is that the populace follows the wants of the faceless state without question. How this is achieved is through a mandatory drug regimen, which also suppresses human desire, with sexual intercourse and human relationships banned. The law of the state is policed by a force of robocops. The physical environment is totally within a manufactured enclosure, what being outside of this unknown. THX 1138 is a loyal subject, he who goes about his business as a skilled factory working building robocops. And even when he begins to have strange feelings, he does what is obliged by going to the state run confessional, which further brainwashes through its reinforced mantra of happiness, loyalty and understanding. THX 1138 is given a glimpse into the other side through his computer matched and thus appointed female roommate, LUH 3417, and her surveillance colleague SEN 5241... Written by Huggo
Grand Theft Auto (1977) PG | 1h 24min | Action , Comedy , Crime | 16 June 1977 (USA) Director: Ron Howard Writers: Rance Howard, Ron Howard Stars: Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan, Elizabeth Rogers
Paula Powers, daughter of wealthy gubernatorial candidate Bigby Powers, decides to reject her parents' attempt at matchmaking and run off to Vegas to marry her sweetheart, Sam Freeman. As they drive away in a stolen Rolls-Royce, spurned suitor Collins Hedgeworth follows behind in hot pursuit, along with a cadre of goons hoping to get the $25,000 reward that's been offered for Paula's return. Can the young lovers make it to Vegas for a quickie wedding before the forces of conformity and privilege arrive to put a stop to their romance? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <[email protected]> --- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076100/?ref_=nv_sr_6 --- This post is for historical and research purposes only. Please support creators and distributors of this content by buying their products and services.
Phase IV (1974) PG | 1h 24min | Horror , Sci-Fi , Thriller | September 1974 (USA) Director: Saul Bass Writer: Mayo Simon Stars: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick
Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. But the ants have other ideas. Written by Niz
Burnt Offerings (1976) PG | 1h 56min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 18 October 1976 (USA) by feeding off of the life forces of its injured occupants. Director: Dan Curtis Writers: Robert Marasco (novel), William F. Nolan (screenplay) Stars: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith
Ben and Marian Rolf rent a grand old country mansion as a summer getaway for themselves, their twelve year old son Davey, and Ben's Aunt Elizabeth. They feel they can't turn down the rent deal offered to them by the house's owners, siblings Roz and Arnold Allardyce, despite some reservations. First amongst those reservations, they are to take care of the house on their own, which Ben feels is too big a job, especially for Marian and the interior housekeeping. In Marian's words, the large size of the house is a "waste". And second and perhaps more important amongst those reservations, the Allardyces' aged mother will be staying in her room at the house, the Rolfs who are to provide a tray of food left outside her room three times a day, which Marian vows to take care of on her own, with no other members of the family to go into that isolated wing of the house so as not to disturb Mrs. Allardyce's peace. Upon their arrival at the house for the first day of their stay, they find a note ... Written by Huggo
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) R | 1h 44min | Comedy , Drama , Sci-Fi | 15 March 1972 (USA) Director: George Roy Hill Writers: Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (novel), Stephen Geller (screenplay) Stars: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche
Using his own terminology, Billy Pilgrim is "unstuck in time", which means he is moving between different points in his life uncontrollably, although he is aware of it at certain of those points as witnessed by the letter to the editor he writes to the Ilium Daily News about his situation. Primarily, he is moving between three general time periods and locations. The first is his stint as a GI during WWII, when, as a pacifist, he was acting as a Chaplain's assistant for his unit. This time is largely as a POW, where he was in Dresden the day of the bombing, spending it with among others an older compassionate GI named Edgar Derby, and a brash loudmouth GI named Paul Lazzaro. The second is his life as an optometrist in Ilium in upstate New York, eventually married to the wealthy and overbearing Valencia Merble, and having two offspring, Robert, who would spend his teen-aged years as a semi-delinquent, and Barbara, who would end up much like her mother. And the third is as an abductee on... Written by Huggo