We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I an in my 70s and films like this where still presented while I was in school. The problem is the socialist or as they call it today progressive beliefs were well into its agenda even then and those films soon were locked away and forgotten just as to many things are today. With the internet today a lot of the old put aside stuff is coming to light but there is still much to do.
Despite the fact that socialism or the progressive agenda presented today either of which are eerily similar to communism have never in recorded history been successful the proponents of them still have success. (look at the President) The only defence is education and due to the fact the progressives seem to have control of our education system we have to teach our children about the dangers at home.
In my early 20s, through my workplaces, I knew a Ukrainian couple that had gotten out of the Ukraine via slave labor in Germany in WW2. They didn't want to talk about the Ukraine. Seeing the first minutes of the film reminds me why.
I knew a woman who had been 8 years old when Stalin invaded her native Estonia. She was also reticent about discussing the past.
Several years ago, when our MA middle schools were teaching about the holocaust, I asked the school librarian if they included ALL of the holocausts in their teachings......she looked at me blankly. Growing up in MA, you still heard about how the English attempted to exterminate the Irish......and starvation was one of their techniques.
It would be beneficial if the schools taught that this evil can be found, and must be guarded against, in a lot of cultures.
... the same folks who gleefully did the same to their Jewish neighbors. The Nazis recruited Ukranians for machine-gun-in-the-pit "operations" in Jewish communities that could not be transported to camps.
The Germans did the administrative/roundup work, the Ukranians and other Slavs got down in the pits with the machine guns.
Certainly part of that was Nazi racial theories, but it also was shrewd estimation of Slavic anti-Semitism.