Titles tagged 'history':
The compelling and inspiring story of the journeys of tennis champion Martina Navratilova, golf great Jack Nicklaus, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci, track and field star Edwin Moses, and Dutch Paralympian Esther Vergeer.
In a farmhouse basement on the Iowa countryside, eccentric collector Mike Zahs makes a remarkable discovery: the showreels of the man who brought moving pictures to America’s Heartland.
Among the treasures: rare footage of President Teddy Roosevelt, the first moving images from Burma, a lost relic from magical effects godfather Georges Méliés.
The Rape of Recy Taylor
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang rapped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. She spoke up and bravely identified her rapists, despite being in Jim Crow South.
Man In Red Bandana
Welles Remy Crowther, age 24, on 9/11, performed extraordinary acts of courage and valor. Eight months after the disaster, his parents learned about how their son spent his last hour due to an ordinary object...a red bandana.
Featuring footage captured by a carefully curated group of the some of America's finest documentary filmmakers, 11/8/16 follows sixteen subjects spanning the contry's geographic, socioeconomic, and polical divides throughout the course of that history-altering day of President Trump's presidential win.
Canadian actor and comedian Jay Baruchel sets out on an epic road trip through Canada, Ireland and Scotland with his new friend Eoin O'Callaghan, an Irish soccer journalist. Together, the two travel to the iconic stadium of their favorite football team: the Celtic Football Club.
Lady Be Good
Captures the lost stories of female jazz musicians from the early 1920s to 1970s in provocations and often humorous interviews.
Run Boy Run
A true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.
Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White
A story of Douglas White, an 89 year old Lakota Sioux medicine man from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, who spent 17 years in federal prison for a crime he did not commit.
The definitive story of the drive-in movie. A product of post World War II optimism, the drive-in movie theater emerged as the perfect blend of entertainment and car culture.
The Rape of Europa
The epic story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe's art treasures during the Third Reich and the Second World War.
Widely praised as the most authentic film ever made about Jewish life within the Holocaust, this classic documentary uses the secret diaries of a single community to reveal the heroic struggle of 250,000 people trapped in the longest surviving Jewish community in Nazi Europe.
An important piece of African American history, tells the story of the 92nd Buffalo Division, the all African American segregated combat unit that fought with outstanding heroism in Italy during WWII.
This documentary concerns the 1942 Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive that supported the World War II war effort and highlights the dramatic participation of the WWII home front from the perspective of the more recent war on terror.
United We Fan
Fans, stars, creators, and more come together to explore the dynamic history and evolution of save-our-show television fan campaigns from the letter-writing and product mail-in campaigns of yesterday to the social media and crowdfunding campaigns of today.
For survivors, liberation from the camps was the beginning of a life long struggle. They wanted to go home, but there was no home left in Europe. Following six women, this film captures what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life.
Ice Eagles explains the emergence of science as a major driver for U.S. and world interests in Antarctica and documents the International Geophysical Year (1957-58) and the ongoing Operation Deep Freeze which still supports science today.
In Search Of
The Israel-born, award-winning chef of Zahav, Michael Solomonov, offers up a tour of 70 plus diverse cultures of Israel through food. Over the past 30 years, Israel has gone from having no fine food to a food scene that is world renowned.
Featuring a narrow escape from Nazis on make-shift bicycles, Monkey Business explores the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margaret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children's books.
A portrait of Highlights magazine following the creation of the culture phenomenon's 70th anniversary issues, from the first editorial meeting to its arrival in homes, and introducing the people who passionately produce the monthly publication from "the world's most important people,"...children.
A Fat Wreck
Through the highs and lows, Fat Wreck Chords made a deep cultural impact on the music scene, somehow managing to stay true to its 100% independent ethos.
The story of a few people who helped transform the world of tattoo, and the way we think about tattoos, forever.
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, the iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century.
An Oscar-nominated story of the Jordan family's gamble to save their Iowa farm.
JFK: A President Betrayed
The death of John K. Kennedy remains among the most compelling mysteries of the 20th century. But what may be more significant are the actions he took that provoked such extreme resentment.
Ordinary British stockbroker Nicholas Winton organized the rescue of 669 children from Prague just before the outbreak of World War II. Today, there are over 6,000 descendants of "Winston's Children" all over the world.
The Azusa Street Project
The Azusa Street Revival, created by Will J. Seymour, shook the foundations of the church, spawned numerous denominations and changed the lives of six million people forever.
Loved by his friends, hated by his enemies, Lee Atwater write the GOP playbook.
It was not only the Gestapo, but the German Tax officials who also invaded Jewish residences to confiscate all property. A competition evolved between bureaucrats as to how to organize the robbery of the Jews before they were expelled.
The Long Shadow
An astonishingly candid look at the history of anti-black racism in the United States, “The Long Shadow” traces the blunt imposition of white privilege and its ultimate manifestation-slavery.
Pennhurst is a story of segregation, abandonment, and the meaning of home as told by the people that lived in, worked at, and crusaded for one of the largest and oldest Intellectual and Developmental Disability Institutions in the United States.
The Young Karl Marx
26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels. Together, they will lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era.
The Politics Of Hate
This insightful and expansive film examines the interconnection between fascist ideologies in the US and Germany that led to the Holocaust straight through to the white supremacist marches in Charlottesville.
A lyrical time capsule that offers a window into the shifting heart of New York City. Filmed entirely in October of 2008, a time when gentrification is rapidly displacing the working and middle classes, Wall Street is plummeting, and Senator Obama is making his first presidential bid, the story begins with Clay Pigeon, an intrepid radio host who takes to the streets of New York City to talk to everyday citizens who are facing the uncertainty of change.
Neat: The Story
A documentary that dives into the rich and storied world of bourbon. Exploring its colorful history, charismatic characters, and uniquely American process, the film is a celebration of the time, artistry, and relationships that make America’s only native spirit.
Hunting A Nazi Criminal
Josef Mengele, a twisted doctor infamous for torturing the prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp with his deadly human experiments. After WWII, he was hunted down in a 34-year-long manhunt to no avail...
The Land Beneath Our Feet
The never-before-seen footage of Liberia's past with uncovered footage, embraced as a national treasure.
Fish: The Surfboard Documentary
A look at the origin and impact of the fish surfboard design and how it was influence mainstream surf culture 30 years later.
3 Still Standing
Following three veteran stand up comics as they struggle to survive the downfall of comedy in a changing world.
Codebreaker: The Story of Alan Turing
The remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most important people. Alan Turing's success breaking the German naval Enigma code helped win World War II.
The Power Of The Powerless
Explore Czechoslovakia's legacy of communist rule and the struggle against it: From the iron-fisted Stalinist government of the 1950s; through the vibrant and politically active Prague Spring of the 1960s; the hard-line backlash of the 1970s; and finally the bloodless revolution of 1989.
The powerful portrayal of France's infamous Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in a subtly moving, career-defining performance.
Inside Hana's Suitcase
A poignant story of two young children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia and the terrible events that they endured just because they happened to be born Jewish.