Category: History

Recount-2008 7.4

Recount-2008

In this dramatization of the 2000 Presidential election, Al Gore concedes the Presidency to George W. Bush, but recants when he learns of irregularities in the Florida vote count. Democratic strategists Ronald Klain and ...

Deepwater Horizon-2016 7.1

Deepwater Horizon-2016

In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset ...

Love Between the Covers-2015 7.3

Love Between the Covers-2015

Love Between the Covers is a feature-length documentary film about the little-known, surprisingly powerful community of women who read and write romance novels. Romance fiction is a female-powered engine of commerce, a m...

Poverty, Inc.-2014 7.7

Poverty, Inc.-2014

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of the development narrative. But the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and developing world leaders have become increasingly vocal in calling for...

How to Change the World-2015 7.6

How to Change the World-2015

In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world's imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the...

We Shall Not Die Now-2019 8.7

We Shall Not Die Now-2019

A chronicle of the Holocaust, exploring stories of survival, tragedy, hope, and resilience through one of history's darkest chapters....

The Incomparable Rose Hartman-2016 6.8

The Incomparable Rose Hartman-2016

With a career spanning decades Photographer Rose Hartman is known for her Iconic Photos from Studio 54 and the fashion world, her boisterous personality and ever presence capturing the New York social scene.  Her work wi...

A War Over Reality-2018 5.7

A War Over Reality-2018

For millennia mankind lived upon this planet without the need for electronic devices. No smart phones, tablets or gadgets running our homes. We knew about the cycles of nature and the balance of life. Now, we live in an ...

Meeting Gorbachev-2018 7.2

Meeting Gorbachev-2018

The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.::theshining_1980...

The Mute-2018 5.5

The Mute-2018

Two men in the early Middle Ages come to a pagan land: one to bring Christianity, the other to find his way of living. They choose two different ways of reaching the pagans. In the fight between dialogue and force, one o...

Casanova, Last Love-2019 4.6

Casanova, Last Love-2019

In the eighteenth century, Casanova, known for his taste for fun and play, arrived in London after having to go into exile. In this city of which he knows nothing, he meets several times a young courtesan, the Charpillon...

Rome’s Invisible City-2015 7.3

Rome’s Invisible City-2015

Rome. The heartland of the greatest empire of antiquity. We are familiar with the Forum, St. Peter's Basilica and of course the arena of death that was the Colosseum. But what lay underneath? In this one-off documentary,...

Why We Fight-2005 8

Why We Fight-2005

He may have been the ultimate icon of 1950s conformity and postwar complacency, but Dwight D. Eisenhower was an iconoclast, visionary, and the Cassandra of the New World Order. Upon departing his presidency, Eisenhower i...

Flight 93-2006 6.3

Flight 93-2006

On September 11th 2001, four domestic flights are hijacked by terrorists in the United States of America. After the collision of three against selected targets, the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 fight ...

JFK: A President Betrayed-2013 7.4

JFK: A President Betrayed-2013

Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, "JFK: A President Betrayed" uncovers new evidence that reveals how JFK embarked on secret back channel peace efforts with Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro and was determ...

Bobby Sands: 66 Days-2016 7.3

Bobby Sands: 66 Days-2016

In the spring of 1981 Irish Republican Bobby Sands' 66-day hunger strike brought the attention of the world to his cause. Drawing on an Irish Republican tradition of martyrdom, Sands' emotive, non-violent protest to be c...

The Final Inquiry-2006 5.2

The Final Inquiry-2006

It is the year 33 A.D. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the th...

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days-2005 7.6

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days-2005

The Final Days is the true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to life. Sophie Scholl is the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Using historical records of...

First They Killed My Father-2017 7.2

First They Killed My Father-2017

In the 70's, a Cambodian middle-class girl sees the lives of her family and her turning upside-down when the Khmer Rouge invades the Cambodia. They leave their comfortable apartment and lifestyle to live in a primitive w...

Fresh Dressed-2015 6.5

Fresh Dressed-2015

Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of Hip-Hop Urban fashion and its rise from southern cotton plantations to the gangs of 1970s in the South Bronx, to corporate America, and everywhere in-between. Supported by rich ar...

Shelby American-2019 7.7

Shelby American-2019

Documentary of Carroll Shelby's life and career, which varied from racer to chicken farmer to entrepreneur....

Night Crossing-1982 6.4

Night Crossing-1982

In 1978, in East Germany, two families, the Strelzyks and the Wetzels, make plans to escape the Communist East and flee to the West. Peter Strelzyk comes up with a daring idea to construct a homemade air balloon big enou...

Sissi: The Young Empress-1956 6.7

Sissi: The Young Empress-1956

Through her Hungarian teacher the young Empress Sissi is enchanted by Hungary, a country she has never visited, but feels an affinity with. The Council of Ministers wants to punish some Hungarian rebels, but Emperor Fran...

Sissi-1955 7

Sissi-1955

The young Emperor Franz Joseph is on his way to his summer residence at Ischl, where his birthday will be celebrated with a big party. His mother, Archduchess Sophie, has decided that he shall marry her niece Princess He...

Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress-1957 6.6

Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress-1957

The young Empress Sissi is staying at the Gödölle Palace in Hungary with her little daughter and some court people. Here she can be herself, liberated from all the strict court rules in Austria. She spends her days with ...

The Eagle-1925 6.6

The Eagle-1925

Vladimir Dubrouvsky, a lieutenant in the Russian army, catches the eye of Czarina Catherine II. He spurns her advances and flees, and she puts out a warrant for his arrest, dead or alive. Vladimir learns that his father'...

Conspiracy-2001 7.7

Conspiracy-2001

In January 1942, as the United States enters World War II, a conference assembles near Berlin. S.S. General Heydrich and his associate, Lieutenant Eichmann call the meeting to discuss the "evacuation" of Germany's Jews a...

Julius Caesar Revealed-2018 6.2

Julius Caesar Revealed-2018

Classicist Mary Beard asks what do we really know about Julius Caesar? She looks at how he became the autocratic ruler of Rome, the tactics of his military campaigns, his use of PR and at the reasons behind his assassina...

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy-2019 8

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy-2019

A chieftain of 66 villages in early colonial rule, Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, revolts against the atrocities of East India Company. He raids and defeats British Army camps and becomes a threat to the colonial rule. Afte...

The Secret Lives of Pigs-2019 7.8

The Secret Lives of Pigs-2019

Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a crime far worse than killing t...

A Story of Children and Film-2013 7.1

A Story of Children and Film-2013

A Story of Children and Film is the world's first movie about kids in global cinema. It's passionate, poetic, portrait of the adventure of childhood: its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness and stroppiness: as s...

Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe-2017 6.8

Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe-2017

BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL. In the early 1980s He-Man arrived on the scene and hit the world with a punch as powerful as the character himself. Designed in the wake of Conan the barbarian and under the shadow of Star Wars...

Print the Legend-2014 7.1

Print the Legend-2014

Follows the people racing to bring the hot new 3D printing technology to your home, documenting the "Macintosh Moment" of this revolution and exploring what it takes to live the American Dream.::Infinite Film...

The Treacherous-2015 6.1

The Treacherous-2015

The story of Joseon's tyrant king Yeonsan who exploits the populace for his own carnal pleasures, his seemingly loyal retainer who controls him and all court dealings, and a woman who seeks vengeance.::globalreciever...

Death by China-2012 5.3

Death by China-2012

In 2001, China joined the World Trade Organization with the strong support of a Democratic President and Republican Congress. Before the ink was dry on this free trade agreement, China began flooding U.S. markets with il...

Against the Wall-1994 6.7

Against the Wall-1994

Based on the true story of the uprising at Attica Prison in 1971. Michael Smith, a new recruit to the prison service, along with several of his colleagues get caught up in a prison riot fueled by bad prison management an...

American Hardcore-2006 7.4

American Hardcore-2006

Inspired by Steven Blush's book "American Hardcore: A tribal history" Paul Rachman's feature documentary debut is a chronicle of the underground hardcore punk years from 1979 to 1986. Interviews and rare live footage fro...

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin-2014 7.3

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin-2014

Dan is a 35 year old computer programmer from Pittsburgh who lives a busy life. Along with balancing work, his marriage, and raising his three boys, Dan spends much of his time actively involved in all things Bitcoin. Af...

Empire City-1985 3.8

Empire City-1985

Guided by seasoned New Yorkers, political figures, and cultural connoisseurs, "Empire City" examines Manhattan and its surrounding boroughs in order to paint a portrait of the ever-evolving metropolis. Appearing to be bo...

Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact-1987 7.8

Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact-1987

Pairing his collection of figurative paintings with an astute conversation surrounding mortality and humanity, "Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact" offers personal insight into the mind of an artist. In an interview...