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The Reagan Show - The Made-for-TV Politics of Ronald Reagan
An award-winning documentary about the original performer-president's role of a lifetime. Teasing apart the spectacle at the heart of finger-on-the-button global diplomacy, the film follows Ronald Reagan's rivalry with charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Chock full of wit and political…
The Great White Hoax - Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America
Acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise explores how Donald Trump expertly tapped into long-simmering racial tensions and rode an accelerating wave of white anxiety and grievance straight to the White House. Rejecting the notion that Trump's racial appeals to…
The Times of Harvey Milk
Part of the Series: Janus American Documentaries Collection
A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world.…
Ken Burns: Thomas Jefferson
PBS
Thomas Jefferson is a two-part portrait of one of the most fascinating and complicated figures ever to walk across America's public stage - our enigmatic and brilliant third president. Thomas Jefferson embodies within his own life the most profound contradictions…
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The War Room
Part of the Series: Janus American Documentaries Collection
The 1992 presidential election was a triumph not only for Bill Clinton but also for the new breed of strategists who guided him to the White House--and changed the face of politics in the process. For this thrilling, behind-closed-doors account…
The Most Dangerous Man in America - Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world.…
Fidel - The Life and Leadership of Fidel Castro
In May 1968, just nine years after the Cuban Revolution, filmmaker Saul Landau was invited to join Fidel Castro in Cuba for an unprecedented in-depth interview. Over the course of a week, Landau and Castro traveled through the island's mountainous…
Political Animals - Pioneering Women Who Paved the Way for LGBT Equality
Political Animals celebrates the legendary civil rights victories of the first four openly gay elected California state politicians - who were all women: Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe. Documenting the tough struggles they endured, the film…
Lumumba: Death of a Prophet - The Life and Legacy of an African Politician
This documentary offers a unique opportunity to reconsider the life and legacy of one of the legendary figures of modern African history. Like Malcolm X, Patrice Lumumba is remembered less for his lasting achievements than as an enduring symbol of…
Bhutto - Democracy Was Her Greatest Revenge Against Extremism
The epic story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation. A favored daughter of the family often called the "Kennedys of Pakistan," Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and…
The Island President - Politics in the Maldives
On February 7, 2012, Mohamed Nasheed resigned the presidency under the threat of violence in a coup d'etat perpetrated by security forces loyal to the former dictator. This film is the story of his first year in office. A film…
Fidel: The Untold Story - A Look into Castro's Personal Life
Whether dismissed as a relic or revered as a savior, many agree that Fidel Castro is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. Rarely are Americans given a chance to see inside the world of this…
Marcus Garvey - A Giant Of Black Politics
Black Nationalist pioneer and First Hero of Jamaica, Marcus Garvey is discussed by contemporaries, historians, family and friends. The film traces his early successes in organizing West Indian contract labor, to the phenomenal rise of his Universal Negro Improvement Association,…
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy - Investigating Alleged 2016 Presidential Election Fraud
Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida's electoral rolls. Now, Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans' dark operation, Crosscheck, the secret purge…
Evita
Long after Evita was embalmed and secretly buried under a fictitious name in Milan, the former First Lady of Argentina once again was catapulted to fame after Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical. A few years later, Alan Parker's movie adaptation…
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Tableau Ferraille
The story of an idealistic young politician's rise and fall in a small town, TABLEAU FERRAILLE ("scrap heap") paints a picture of a corrupt post-colonial elite. TABLEAU FERRAILLE offers an intimate view of how modernization, at least as practiced in…
A Perfect Candidate
Sometimes horrifying, often hilarious, A Perfect Candidate is a twisted journey into the underbelly of American politics. In 1994 former Marine Oliver North re-emerged from the Iran-Contra scandal to run for the U.S Senate. In the hotly contested race between…
President Trump
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
An examination of the key moments that shaped President-elect Donald Trump. Interviews with advisors, business associates, and biographers reveal how Trump transformed himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president.
JFK & LBJ - A Time for Greatness
PBS
JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness sheds light on the fascinating story of a president who knew how to harness the nation's grief over JFK's assassination, and become an unlikely champion of Civil Rights. The film includes rarely seen…
Putin's Way
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
The larger-than-life Russian leader has held power -- with one title or another -- for 15 years, and is set to reign for at least a decade more. Yet Putin remains inscrutable. With only a smattering of biographical details released…