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Showing posts with label History. Show all posts

Aug 27, 2019

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015)


Accompanied by human-rights lawyer Philippe Sands, the sons of two Nazi war criminals travel through Europe to confront the past sins of their fathers.

Neanderthal Apocalypse (2015)


40,000 years ago, the steppes of Eurasia were home to our closest relative, the Neanderthals. Recent genetic and archaeological discoveries have proven that they were not the dim-witted cave dwellers we long thought they were. In fact, they were cultured, technologically savvy, and more like us than we ever imagined! So why did they disappear? Scientists have now come to a startling conclusion.

Aug 26, 2019

Hotel Jugoslavija (2017)


A journey through the times and spaces of the Hotel Jugoslavija.

Back to Berlin (2018)


In 2015, the European Maccabi Games are held in Germany for the first time since the Second World War. Eleven bikers set out from Tel Aviv to recreate the journey undertaken before the first Maccabi Games in 1932, to fly the Israeli flag through Europe and to carry the Maccabiah torch with them. Along the way, the riders visit Auschwitz and learn how their own families survived or fell victim to the Holocaust, and meet European Jewish communities fearful again in today's political climate.

Aug 25, 2019

Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World (2010)


An underwater journey through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

Jerusalem (2013)


Archaeologist Jodi Magness travels through the city gaining unprecedented access to holy sites and its vast underground network to unravel some of Jerusalem's greatest mysteries.

Darwin's Darkest Hour (2009)


Charles Darwin is taken aback when he receives a manuscript from a colleague, Alfred Wallace, which contains many of the same conclusions as he on evolution and the development of various species. Darwin's theory was developed over a great many years and in flashbacks, the manner in which it developed is shown. He had many supporters and likely more critics. He knew that his ideas were radical and that they would conflict with religious thought on the subject of creation. In reviewing his thoughts however, he realizes that he can without much difficulty claim to have been the first to develop the theory. These events spur him on to publish his findings in his now famous book.

Crazy About Tiffany's (2016)


Filmmaker Matthew Miele examines how Tiffany & Co. evolved from a simple jewellery store to a global phenomenon.

Aug 24, 2019

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015)


Filmmaker Colin Hanks examines the history of Tower Records, from its rise and fall to the legacy forged by its rebellious founder Russ Solomon.

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (2007)


Using archaeological discoveries and genetics data, researchers and explorers piece together clues from mummies to better understand the culture, religion, medicine and daily life of antiquity. Relics and bodies provide a window into the world of the pharaohs and -- by reconstructing the DNA -- scientists hope to better understand present-day genetics and to advance medical treatments.

Egypt 3D (2013)


A look at the pyramids, pharaohs, mummification, the Sphinx, hieroglyphs and gods like never before in this stereoscopic journey in full 3D.

Dinosaurs Alive (2007)


This program presents some of the more recent ideas about dinosaurs that are gaining acceptance while following paleontologists searching for fossils over the decades in the Gobi Desert and New Mexico.

Aug 22, 2019

These Amazing Shadows (2011)


Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.

Aug 18, 2019

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (2011)


In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," set off on a legendary, LSD-fuelled cross-country road trip to the New York World's Fair. He was joined by "The Merry Band of Pranksters," a renegade group of counterculture truth-seekers, including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac's "On the Road," and the driver and painter of the psychedelic Magic Bus. Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, shooting footage on 16MM, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen. With Magic Trip, Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage by the Kesey family. They worked with the Film Foundation, HISTORY and the UCLA Film Archives to restore over 100 hours of film and audiotape, and have shaped an invaluable document of this extraordinary piece of American history.

Aug 16, 2019

Colliding Dreams (2015)


COLLIDING DREAMS recounts the dramatic history of one of the most controversial, and urgently relevant political ideologies of the modern era. The century-old conflict in the Middle East continues to play a central role in world politics. And yet, amidst this fierce, often-lethal controversy, the Zionist idea of a homeland for Jews in the land of ancient Israel remains little understood and its meanings often distorted. COLLIDING DREAMS addresses that void with a gripping exploration of Zionism's meaning, history and future.

Aug 15, 2019

Battle of Kings: Bannockburn (2014)


By 1314, through effort and intrigue, Scottish King Robert Bruce had captured every major English-held castle except Stirling. Now English King Edward II would try to stop him - and subdue the Scottish rebellion forever. This is the story of the pivotal campaign culminating at the decisive Battle of Bannockburn, in the shadow of Stirling Castle. Today as Scotland contemplates a countdown to a referendum for renewed Scottish independence, we search the hearts and minds of the characters whose efforts at the Battle of Bannockburn would build a nation. Filmed in the style of 300 and Sin City and with intense and bloody battle scenes, we bring to life one of the most iconic times in Scottish history.

A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015)


The history of Aardman Animations Studios, the acclaimed British stop-motion animation studio.

Aug 13, 2019

The Color of Fire (2015)


First hand witness to the infamous World War II fire bombing and destruction of his hometown, Dresden, Germany, 15-year-old Diether Warneck lost his girlfriend and bicycled to the front-lines of the war, enlisting in the German army under Hitler's rule. This single decision would haunt him for the rest of his life. Recalling the series of events that lead to his survival, Diether shares the extreme guilt he hid for seventy years while experiencing a life filled with love, family, intrigue, art and personal accomplishment.

I Am Not Your Negro (2016)


In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Aug 11, 2019

The Day the Dinosaurs Died (2017)


Investigates the greatest vanishing act in the history of our planet - the sudden disappearance of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.


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