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This incredible, almost mythical beauty exploded on to the world scene in the early 1950's. But who was this star, this icon, this democratically elected honorary sex-goddess of the decade? This documentary tells the story of Brigitte Bardot's incredible rise to fame giving an overview of how the world fell…
Women of '69: Unboxed - Women from the Sixties Share their Stories
Intimate, personalized portrait of women of the 1960s through the eyes of one colorful class that graduated in 1969 - same year as Hillary Clinton - and recently turned 65, starting to explore the New Old Age. At a time when these Boomers' parents were asking less of themselves, many…
Scottsboro - An American Tragedy
Part of the Series: American Experience
In 1931, two white women stepped from a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century. The trial of the nine falsely accused…
Visit to the Soviet Union
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Commune
In 1968, two hippies hiking near Mt. Shasta in Northern California stumbled across an unlikely property for sale: an abandoned goldmine and surrounding land, 300 acres for $22,000. Fueled by contributions from the Doors, the Monkees, Frank Zappa and others, they bought the property and named it Black Bear Ranch.…
Farewell to my Country - Polish Jewish Discrimination
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New Directors, New Form
Part of the Series: The Story of Film
This is the story of the dazzling 1960s in cinema around the world. In Hollywood, legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler reveals how documentary influenced mainstream movies. Easy Rider and 2001: A Space Odyssey begin a new era in America cinema. And as the new wave in cinema sweeps around the world,…
European New Wave
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American Cinema of the 70s
Part of the Series: The Story of Film
This is the remarkable story of the maturing of American cinema of the late 60s and 70s. Buck Henry, who wrote The Graduate, talks exclusively about movie satire of the time. Paul Schrader in New York reveals his thoughts on his existential screenplay for Taxi Driver. Writer Robert Towne explores…
1960's
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Every decade has its share of important events. But in this completely engrossing series we bring you only the best, the most far-reaching, the most worldly, and the most consequential. You will see a unique clarity of history through the "most privy" in insider accounts and expert witnesses. Events include:…
After The Fair - The Legacy of the 1964 World's Fair
A look at the legacy of the 1964-65 New York World's Fair and how it still influences us today. In this documentary, we connect the dots between technology seen at the fair, like Bell Telephone's Picture Phone with Skype and other video chat services widely used today. We also examine…
1969—Walking on the Moon
The moon landing expanded humanity's sense of the possible. Learn how the space program grew out of advances in rocketry during World War II and advanced rapidly due to cold war paranoia exacerbated by the launch of Sputnik.