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Rabin In His Own Words - A Biography of an Israeli Prime Minister
Through a combination of rare archival footage, home movies and private letters, Yitzhak Rabin's personal and professional dramas unfold. From his childhood as the son of a labor leader before the founding of the State of Israel, through a change…
Shalom Bollywood - The Untold Story of Indian Cinema
A celebration of the all-singing, all-dancing history of Indian cinema, SHALOM BOLLYWOOD reveals the unlikely story of the 2000 year old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world's largest film industry. Official Selection at the UK…
The War At Home - Resistance to the Vietnam War
This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of the impact of the war in Vietnam on one American town, using the Midwestern city of Madison, Wisconsin as a microcosm for the 1960s Antiwar Movement. Over twenty interviews with antiwar activists, university…
Every Face Has a Name - World War II Survivors Tell Their Stories
In this documentary, survivors from World War II tell their stories as they view themselves on an archive reel shot on April 28, 1945, the day they were liberated from the concentration camps. In the archive film they are anonymous…
China, A Century in Revolution
A tour de force journey through the China's most tumultuous period. First televised on PBS, this award-winning documentary series presents an astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation with rare archival footage, insightful historical commentary and stunning eyewitness accounts from…
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China in Revolution
China in Revolution charts the country's most violent era where decades of civil war and foreign invasions led to the bloody battle for power between Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek.
The Mao Years
The Mao Years examines the turbulent era of Mao's attempts to forge a "new China" from the war-ravaged and poverty-stricken nation.
Born Under the Red Flag
Mao's death begins BORN UNDER THE RED FLAG, which follows the country's new leadership of Deng Xiaoping and its unlikely transformation into an extraordinary hybrid of communist-centralized politics with an ever-expanding free market economy.
Womanhouse - Feminist Art in the 1970s
A historic documentary about one of the most important feminist cultural events of the 1970s. Judy Chicago (best-known as the creator of THE DINNER PARTY) and Miriam Shapiro rented an old Hollywood mansion and altered its interior through decor and…
She's Beautiful When She's Angry - The History of the Women’s Liberation Movement
A provocative, rousing and often humorous account of the birth of the modern women's liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millennium, direct from the women who lived it. Best Documentary winner at…
Red Hollywood - Films Made by Victims of the Hollywood Blacklist
A revelatory documentary by Thom Andersen ( Los Angeles Plays Itself ) and film critic Noel Burch, RED HOLLYWOOD examines the films made by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist and offers a radically different perspective on a key period…
Daguerréotypes
A classic documentary from Agnes Varda, DAGUERREOTYPES is a wonderfully intimate portrait of the small shops and shopkeepers on a short stretch of the Rue Daguerre, a picturesque street that has been the filmmaker's home for more than 50 years.…
Mister Rogers: It's You I Like - A Retrospective of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
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This new documentary pays tribute to the beloved Fred Rogers and the nearly 900 episodes of his landmark children's television program first seen in 1968 on PBS that continues to resonate with children and adults alike. In this retrospective hosted…
Target: St. Louis - Environmental Racism During the Cold War
Post-Hiroshima, the US Army engaged in classified open-air studies on the effects of aerosol radiation. Low-income African-Americans in St. Louis were the unwitting subjects of that testing, by design. TARGET: ST. LOUIS investigates historical catalysts for these events, tracing firsthand…
Antonio Lopez: Sex, Disco & Fashion - The Life and Work of a Revolutionary Fashion Illustrator
This documentary is a vibrant time capsule of the decadent world of '70s haute couture as viewed through the eyes of Antonio Lopez, the dominant fashion illustrator of the era. Full of stunning archival footage and interviews with Lopez's friends,…
Jane: An Abortion Service - The Underground Abortion Service
This fascinating political look at a little-known chapter in women's history tells the story of "Jane", the Chicago-based women's health group who performed nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions between 1969 and 1973 with no formal medical training. As Jane members…
The Socialist Dream - President Lázaro Cárdenas and the Socialist Ideals his inspired in Mexico
In the convulsive Mexican post-revolutionary times of a complex and divided country, the ideas of Lazaro Cardenas paved the way towards social transformation. Radical, practical and courageous, Cardenas and his socialist dream molded the future of Mexico.
Light in the West - Photographers of the American Frontier 1860-1880
When photography was in its infancy, the American West was still a frontier; and, for a period of about fifty years, the two interacted in a complex and fascinating way. Dramatic subject matter in the West became accessible to photographers…
Broadway Express - A Historic Portrait of New York City
Shot in 1959, Michael Blackwood's first film, Broadway Express, is a portrait of the people of New York City, as experienced in the city's lively subways. Blackwood's camera captures the beautiful and chaotic choreography of the commuters. Accompanied by a…
We Were German Jews - Herbert and Lotte Strauss's Story of Escaping the Holocaust
Herbert and Lotte Strauss fled Germany in 1943, escaping their near certain fate in a Nazi Concentration camp. The brave pair take us back through time, sharing the details of their trying and personal journey to the United States and…