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American Anarchist - The Man Who Wrote "The Anarchist Cookbook"
In 1970, William Powell wanted to help build a new society so he taught the world how to blow the old one up. As the heady days of the late 60's counterculture and political upheaval turned darker, Powell, at 19,…
Tower - First Hand Accounts of the University of Texas' 1966 Shooting
August 1st 1966 was the day our innocence was shattered. A sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the iconic University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in what was a…
I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin and Race in America
An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House.…
Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up? - An In-Depth Look at the Complex History Between the U.S. & Cuba
Award-winning director Saul Landau embarks on an in-depth exploration of Miami-Havana politics through the story of the Cuban 5 -- a group of spies sent by the Castro government to infiltrate right-wing terrorist organizations in Miami. WILL THE REAL TERRORIST…
Message From Hiroshima - Remembering the Life & Culture of Hiroshima Before the Bombing
MESSAGE FROM HIROSHIMA illustrates the immense suffering and loss that resulted when the world's first atomic bomb detonated in the historic city of Hiroshima. Today, where the Hon and Motoyasu rivers meet, stands the Peace Memorial Park -- the former…
Elgar's Enigma - The Deeply Emotional Biography of a Concerto
Near the end of his life, the renowned English composer Edward Elgar composed some of the greatest music of his career. This film examines the idea that Elgar's deeply emotional "Cello Concerto in Em" was provoked by memories of his…
The 1936 Olympic Games - Nazi Secrets at the Berlin Olympics
Berlin, Germany. August 1936. Hundreds of thousands of spectators gather to watch as Hitler and the Olympic delegates arrived at the opening ceremony. Olympic flags hang cheerfully side-by-side to the banners bearing the Nazi swastika. What really happened behind-the-scenes at…
Music as a Mirror of History
In the worlds of painting and literature, it's easy to see where history and art intersect. But what about music? What is the intersection--if any--between the masterworks of Western concert music and the historical times that surrounded them? The unique…
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The Path to Nuclear Fission - The Story of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn
The story of two close friends who discovered nuclear fission is told in great detail within the context of both World Wars. This video is as much about role of scientists in political events, social responsibility, and discrimination against women…
The State of Eugenics - The Story of Americans Sterilized Against Their Will
Between 1933 and 1974, North Carolina ran one of the most aggressive eugenics programs in the world, sterilizing more than 7,600 men, women and children. One-by- one, they gathered the "unfit" -- the poor, the undesirables -- and took them…
Island Roots - A Filipino-American Story
When the Filipino pioneers of the 1920's and 30's settled on Bainbridge Island, Washington they were hired by Japanese-American landowners to tend their renowned strawberry farms. The bombing of Pearl Harbor turned this relationship upside down when the Japanese Americans…
7 Days in Kigali - The 1994 Rwandan Genocide
RWANDA - 1994: An inter-ethnic genocide erupts on an industrial scale. What happened in Rwanda was not simply spontaneous; it was a planned genocide. Lists were made. Weapons were collected. The radio station, RTLM (Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines),…
You Will Not Have My Hate - A Man Rebuilds His Life After a Terrorist Attack
Based on the International Bestseller by Filmmaker Antoine Leiris Days after the murder of his wife in the 2015 Bataclan attacks, Antoine Leiris wrote an open letter on Facebook to his wife's killer. It was a letter of exceptional grace…
Cold War Secrets - The Female Soviet Spy Who Stole American Atomic Bomb Secrets
On August 29, 1949, the USSR set off their first atomic bomb -- just four years after the Americans. The speed with which they achieved this surprised the world. What nobody knew was that, behind it all, was an espionage…
Above and Beyond - The Birth of the Israeli Air Force
Would you risk everything - your future, your citizenship, even your life - to help a brother in need? In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call…
1971 - The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI
On March 8, 1971, a group of citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, PA, took every file, and shared them with the public. Their actions exposed the FBI's illegal surveillance program of law-abiding Americans. Now, these previously anonymous…
The Stolen - Lost Children in Spain
Shortly after the Spanish Civil War, up to 300,000 babies in Spain were stolen from "undesirable" families and trafficked by an unholy alliance of doctors, the Catholic Church, and Franco's Secret police. Decades later, some of these stolen children try…
Tehlirian on Trial - The Murder of One of the Architects of the Armenian Genocide
A fascinating story of conspiracy and revenge. On March 15, 1921, Armenian student Soghomon Tehlirian walked up to Talat Pasha, the former ruler of the Ottoman Empire, and shot him in the head. There were numerous witnesses and everyone expected…
Wanda the Wonderful - The True Story of a 1920's Era Female Wild-West Sharpshooter
She had four husbands, but she only shot one of them... "Wanda the Wonderful" is a documentary film that tells the true story of a 1920's era gun slinging wild-woman, Wanda, and her journey from Indian Territory to sheep country,…
The Hornet's Nest - Two Journalists Follow US Troops in Afghanistan
The Hornet's Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan's most hostile valleys. What was…