Cry of Reason: An Afrikaner Speaks Out
A film that strips away the ignorance and fear associated with schizophrenia. I’m Still Here presents compelling examples of individuals afflicted with this illness but who are able to lead lives of extraordinary courage and accomplishment. A comprehensive presentation of medical facts from professionals, heartbreaking experiences and the uplifting hope from families of schizophrenics, this film expresses the compassion these remarkable people deserve.
Robert Bilheimer (for Wheeler Communications Group)
I’m Still Here: The Truth About Schizophrenia
A film version of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece, staged by the author, for the San Quentin Drama Workshop. Robert Bilheimer was named Director of the Year by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for this project.
Robert Bilheimer (for Smithsonian Visual Press)
Beckett Directs Beckett: Endgame
Not My Life
A Closer Walk is the first film to depict humankind’s confrontation with the global AIDS epidemic. Through interviews and profiles of more than 50 women, men and young people in regions and locations that include Uganda, South Africa, Haiti, Switzerland, India, Nepal, Ukraine, Cambodia, and various locations in the United States including New York City, Kansas City, San Francisco, and Cambridge, A Closer Walk encompasses the broad spectrum of the global AIDS experience. These are the stories of people with HIV/AIDS from all walks of life; AIDS children and orphans and those caring for them; doctors, nurses, and social workers; human rights advocates; and prominent scientists, economists, researchers, government leaders, and NGO officials.
This film addresses the underlying causes of AIDS; the relationship between health, dignity, and human rights; and the universal need for action, compassion, and commitment to counter what has become the worst plague in human history. Narrated by Glenn Close and Will Smith.
Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.
Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence and child soldiering.
Challenging though it may be, Not My Life's message is ultimately one of hope. Victims can be set free and go on to live happy and productive lives. Those who advocate for slavery victims are growing on numbers, and are increasingly effective. At this crossroads for the defining human rights issue of our time, Not My Life tells us, as the late Jonathan Mann said, "We can no longer flee, no longer hide, no longer separate ourselves."
Narrated by Glenn Close. Original music performance by Dave Brubeck, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi
Cry of Reason is the remarkable personal and social odyssey of Rev. Beyers Naude as he moves from South Africa’s white Afrikaner elite to his new ministry dedicated to the liberation of South Africa’s black population.
Starting out as a member of the Afrikaner secret society that invented apartheid, he becomes a student of Steve Biko. Scorned by his own people, he is taken in by South Africa’s blacks: “I am astounded every day by the forgiveness that I find in blacks.” Cry of Reason is a wealth of footage and information on apartheid, South African history, massacres, the black consciousness movement, repression of children, death squads and the remarkable black religious leaders of the battle against apartheid. Cry of Reason was nominated in 1988 for an Academy Award.