Human Rights Leaders
Part of the Series: Advocates of Change

Human Rights Leaders
Show More

Related videos

Heads Of State
Part of the Series: Advocates of Change
They have made a difference and revolutionized the world. They come from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. These remarkable individuals have pioneered, developed and forever improved their industry and the world in which we live. Engaging and relevant, these individuals will change the way…
Conversations with Gorbachev
Rosemarie Reed's 1994 documentary Conversations with Gorbachev sheds light on world events from the first-hand perspective of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, as interviewed by Professor of Russian and Soviet Studies at NYU and Princeton, Stephen F. Cohen. It includes Gorbachev's insights on reintegration in the post-Soviet space and his…
Nelson Mandela - The Freedom Fighter
Nelson Mandela is one of the most influential men in the world. Born into the Thembu royal family, he committed his life to the advancement of black people in South Africa. Mandela stood firmly as a public leader of the anti apartheid movement. In 1962, he was arrested and convicted…
Rafic Hariri: Car Bombing In Beirut
Part of the Series: Political Assassination Series
Son of a peasant worker, born in Saida on November 1, 1944 Rafic Hairiri leaves Lebanon at the age of 18 and builds an immense empire in Saudi Arabia. He serves twice as Prime Minister of Lebanon, from October 31st 1992 to December 2nd 1998 and then from October 23rd,…
Thomas Jefferson: A View from the Mountain - A Close Look at Thomas Jefferson's Life
A story that tears at the heart of America, this critically acclaimed documentary from the director of Bonhoeffer explores Thomas Jefferson and his personal and public dilemma about race and slavery. For centuries people have asked how it was possible that the man who wrote the creed for America, declaring…
Pete McCloskey
Pete McCloskey: Leading from the Front tells the colorful story of former Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey, a true political "maverick", who was both a Marine war hero in Korea and a leading peace advocate during Vietnam. While representing California's 11th District from 1967 to 1983 (now Silicon Valley), McCloskey became…
Evita
Long after Evita was embalmed and secretly buried under a fictitious name in Milan, the former First Lady of Argentina once again was catapulted to fame after Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical. A few years later, Alan Parker's movie adaptation of the same would contribute the necessary ingredients to transform…
Tableau Ferraille
The story of an idealistic young politician's rise and fall in a small town, TABLEAU FERRAILLE ("scrap heap") paints a picture of a corrupt post-colonial elite. TABLEAU FERRAILLE offers an intimate view of how modernization, at least as practiced in today's Africa, corrodes traditional communities and retards grassroots development. Like…
JFK & LBJ - A Time for Greatness
PBS
JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness sheds light on the fascinating story of a president who knew how to harness the nation's grief over JFK's assassination, and become an unlikely champion of Civil Rights. The film includes rarely seen footage, secret White House tapes, and personal testimony from LBJ's…
Doc: A Portrait of Herbert Vere Evatt
In April 1945 San Francisco hosted a conference to design the United Nations Charter. Among the delegates who held the future of the world in their hands was Herbert Vere Evatt, Australian Minister for External Affairs. Known as "the Doc", Evatt was an idealist, an internationalist, a lawyer and politician.…
The Prime Minister is Missing
With Australia at war in Vietnam in 1967, suddenly Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared without a trace--an event unparalleled in the history of western democracy. The nation was in shock and disbelief at the shattering news, hoping for a miracle for the man who famously declared it was "all the…
The Life and Times of Malcolm Fraser
The Life & Times of Malcolm Fraser is a documentary about John Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister of Australia from November 11 1975 to March 11 1983. Fraser is central to the controversial events leading up to the 1975 dismissal by Governor-General Sir John Kerr of the messianic Gough Whitlam and…