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PRODOS Film Study Group: 2 Tributes to the Israeli Air Force

PRODOS: “What does it take to defend liberty? Ask Israel.”

For the advancement and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of Producer/Director Steve Feld

AND

With special thanks to The History Channel (A & E)

Two Documentary Tributes to the Israeli Air Force.

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1. Raid on the Reactor

Israel’s 1981 airstrike on Iraq’s nuclear reactor.
“The true story of how Israel used politics, espionage, blackmail, targeted assassinations and finally military power to destroy Saddam Hussein’s nuclear reactor and deny him the bomb. “

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2. Dogfights of the Middle East

Israel’s pilots in action!
“In the cauldron of the Middle East the Israeli Air Force has forged one of the most skilled fighting units in the history of aerial warfare.
Often outnumbered, the Israelis have tallied more victories in the modern dogfight than any other air force.

“Now with remarkable computer animation, you’re in the cockpit with the best of the IAF as Mirage-III and F-15 fighters slug it out with combat tested MiGs. Experience the battle, dissect the tactics, relive the dogfights of the Middle East.”

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Date: Monday December 19 2011

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PRODOS Film Study Group: Gene Kelly – Anatomy of a Dancer

Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer

Ayn Rand writes about tap dancing:
From her essay, Art and Cognition within the book, The Romantic Manifesto

Tap dancing is completely synchronized with, responsive and obedient to the music — by means of a common element crucial to music and to man’s body: rhythm … (tap dancing) looks, at times, as if it is a contest between the man and the music, as if the music is daring him to follow — and he is following lightly, effortlessly, almost casually.

Complete obedience to the music?

The impression one gets is: complete control — man’s mind in effortless control of his expertly functioning body. The keynote is: precision.

It conveys a sense of purpose, discipline, clarity — a mathematical kind of clarity — combined with an unlimited freedom of movement and an inexhaustible inventiveness that dares the sudden, the unexpected, yet never loses the central integrating line: the music’s rhythm.

For the advancement and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With special thanks to Producer, Robert Trachtenberg
And with the kind permission of American Masters (PBS)

Another brilliant documentary from the
Film Study Group project’s Creative Heroes library …

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GENE KELLY:
ANATOMY OF A DANCER

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Date: Monday December 12 2011

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PRODOS Film Study Group: 10 short John Stossel films

John Stossel in the Classroom

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members

PRODOS FILM STUDY GROUP

Proudly presents

With the kind permission of

“Stossel in the Classroom”

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Ten short John Stossel
educational films

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