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Ballad of the Little Soldier - Following Nicaragua's Child Soldiers
In this complex documentary from one of the most iconic voices of the German New Wave, Werner Herzog follows the child soldiers of Nicaragua during the Miskito resistance against the Sandinistas. True to Herzog form, this film ultimately illustrates the…
Women Against ISIS - Middle Eastern Women Lead Resistance Against the Jihadist Movement
In the war against the Islamic State, the only movement combating the jihadists with any effectiveness on the ground is the Kurdish resistance army. This movement is made up of both men and women fighters forcing back the jihadists and…
Nuclear Savage
Featuring recently declassified U.S. government documents, survivor testimony, and unseen archival footage, NUCLEAR SAVAGE uncovers one of the most troubling chapters in modern American history: how Marshall islanders, considered an uncivilized culture, were deliberately used as human guinea pigs to…
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Oscar Arias: Without A Shot Fired - Trying to Stop the Proliferation of Weapons
This is the story of a tiny country that made a decision to do something that no other country had ever done -- it decided to abolish its army and declare peace to the world. And this is the story…
The Tailor - Il sarto dei tedischi
July 1944. San Miniato, Italy, is occupied by the Nazis. Paolino, the local tailor, receives a visit of the SS officer Rudolf Schmidt, who commissioned him a suit. One day, Lucia enters his shop. She is as friend of Paolino…
Almost Sunrise - Two Iraq Veterans Confront their PTSD on a Cross-Country Journey
This moving documentary follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey - a 2,700 mile…
Military Medicine: Beyond the Battle Field - War Veterans Recover from their Injuries
PBS
Bob Woodruff traces the stories of veterans, surgeons, researchers, rehab experts, and families, from battlefield to military hospitals, from hi-tech research centers to rehab facilities, to homes and workplaces - where this new generation of wounded warriors have a chance…
The Disappeared - A Personal Story About Argentina's Dirty War
A film that relives the horrors of Argentina's Dirty War (1976-83) through the experience of Horacio Pietragalla, a young man raised by the maid of the officer who kidnapped him after the military brutally murdered his parents. The film follows…
Custer's Last Stand
PBS
Follow General George Armstrong Custer from his memorable, wild charge at Gettysburg to his lonely, untimely death on the windswept Plains of the West. On June 26, 1876, Custer, a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage ordered his soldiers…
Is America in Retreat? - American Foreign Policy Leaders Dealing with Modern Challenges
A fascinating documentary that looks at the hard questions American foreign policy leaders face in dealing with today's rapidly changing world order. Just how deeply entangled should America be in the world's affairs? What alternatives are there to being the…
Nazi Law: Legally Blind - The Manipulation of Law Under Hitler
A sobering look at how Hitler and the Nazi party manipulated laws to further their hate-filled agenda. People who were considered physically or racially inferior or disloyal to the state were deprived of their rights and often their lives under…
Exit: Music - How Music Was Controlled by the Third Reich
Before the arrival of Adolf Hitler in 1933, Germany was the center of the musical world. Within five years, thousands of musicians had fled the country as the Nazi regime tightened its race laws and attempted to fashion its own…
Emperor's Naked Army Marches On - A Japanese WWII Veteran Accuses Former Military Officers of War Crimes
This absorbing documentary follows Kenzo Okuzaki, a Japanese veteran of World War II, as he attempts to seek justice -- and vengeance -- for the unexplained deaths of several soldiers within his unit. Through meticulous research, he tracks down former…
Foxtrot - The Far Side of Paradise
At the beginning of WWII, Liviu, a Romanian count, and his wife Julia come to live on an uninhabited tropical island, where they hope to escape the war and their past. This 1970's classic was directed by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker,…
Attack: The Countdown to Terror - The UK's Efforts to Combat Terrorism
BBC
Through drama and expert interviews, this nerve-wracking film reveals how security agencies are working together to keep the U.K. safe from a terrorist attack. At the heart of the forensically researched docudrama is a tense cat-and-mouse narrative about a jihadi…
Jim: The James Foley Story - An American Journalist Killed by ISIS
On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James "Jim" Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years before the infamous video of his public execution sent shockwaves and introduced much of the world to ISIS. Jim: The James…
The Color of Honor - The Japanese American Soldier in WWII
A documentary on the responses of Japanese Americans to World War II -- from enlisting in a much-decorated unit for combat in Europe, to serving as military interrogators, and for some, refusing to serve in the armed forces and challenging…
Nisei Soldier - Standard Bearer for an Exiled People
A documentary focusing on the heroism and moral dilemmas of the Japanese American men who fought bravely to liberate European towns during World War II while the rights of their incarcerated families were denied at home. Blue Ribbon, American Film…
Syria: Witnesses for the Prosecution - Demanding Justice Against War Crimes in Syria
For five years, ordinary men in Syria have been gathering evidence of all war crimes committed, whoever the perpetrators. Amid the thunder of bombs, these anonymous and unsung heroes face the risks in hopes to hold those accountable at court.…
He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan - Exploring NZ's Longest & Most Secretive War
He Toki Huna (title taken from Maori proverb, 'the hidden adze cuts the most sharply') explores Aotearoa New Zealand's longest military involvement -- the country's engagement in the war in Afghanistan. The documentary also provides context to some of Afghanistan's…