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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…
George Kennan: A Critical Voice - A Diplomatic Historian Speaks on Opposing US Involvement in Developing Nuclear Arms
Drawing on a political career that began in the years leading up to WWII and spanned four decades after, the esteemed George Kennan speaks with earnest articulation about the mounting tensions of the Cold War. Kennan's impressive credentials - he…
Working with Einstein - Albert Einstein as Remembered by his Students and Colleagues
Filmed at the Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies' commemoration of the centennial of his birth, WORKING WITH EINSTEIN offers a rare glimpse into the great scientist's professional musings as recalled by his students and colleagues. With participation from Banesh Hoffmann…
New Yorkers - A Portrait of a Manhattan Neighborhood in the Early 70s
Set in and around East 77th Street, NEW YORKERS follows inhabitants of the neighborhood, documenting their small businesses, daily encounters and commentary on New York in the 1970s. With the neighborhood experiencing changes in culture, cost and character we get…
Miss America - A History of America's Oldest Beauty Contest
Tracking the country's oldest beauty contest--from its inception in 1921 as a local seaside pageant to its heyday as one of the country's most popular events--MISS AMERICA paints a vivid picture of an institution that has come to reveal much…
Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed - The First Black Woman to Run for President
Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this Peabody Award -winning documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest…
Nothing Without Us - Women in the Global Fight Against AIDS
This is the inspiring story of the vital role that women have played - and continue to play - in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists, scientists and scholars in the US and…
Secrets & Mysteries Of Christopher Columbus
Was Christopher Columbus born in Genoa, Italy? An unlikely collection of experts from European royalty, DNA science, university scholars, even Columbus's own living family so he definitely was not. This ground breaking documentary follows a trail of proof to show…
First Lady of the Revolution - A Southern Belle's Journey through Love, Exile and Revolution in Costa Rica
This is the remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, who fell in love with a foreign land and the man destined to transform its identity. Her marriage to future President of Costa Rica Jose 'Don Pepe' Figueres in 1941 led to…
Lake of Betrayal - Seneca People Fighting to Protect Their Ancestral Lands
Completed in 1965, the Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania was originally proposed to help mitigate flooding in Pittsburgh--200 miles downriver, but the 27-mile reservoir that formed behind it inundated vast tracts of the Seneca Indians' ancestral lands,…
Because I Was a Painter - Secretly Crafted Artworks from Concentration Camps
In 1945, when the Allies liberated the concentration camps, they discovered thousands of secretly created artworks. With unprecedented access to paintings, drawings, etchings and sculptures held in collections around the world, BECAUSE I WAS A PAINTER conducts a gripping and…
Who Will Bury the Dead - The Death of Christianity in Lakota Country
This documentary offers a deep, candid, and historical look at the Christian experience of America's largest and best-known tribes: the Dakota and Lakota. Its exploration into Native American history also takes a hard and detailed look at President Ulysses S.…
Your Parents Will Come Back - The Children of Political Exiles Travel Back to Uruguay
In 1983 a group of 154 children aged 3 and 17 years old traveled alone from Europe to Montevideo, Uruguay. They were the children of political exiles from Uruguay, who were unable to come back to their own country so…
Fearless - The Stories of Those Who Disappeared During the Guatemalan Civil War
A group of relatives of people who disappeared during the Guatemalan military dictatorship requested and obtained, among many other measures of compensation, the production of a documentary film describing the events by the State. It was in 2012 when the…
Invasion - A Diary of the 1989 U.S. Invasion of Panama
The invasion of Panama by the U.S in 1989, when American troops deposed dictator Manuel Noriega, killing an unknown number of civilians in the process - serves as an excuse to explore how a people remember, transform, and often forget…
Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil - Secrets of a Renaissance Painter
In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar…
Liberty and Slavery - The Paradox of America's Founding Fathers
In 1776, America was a place of extreme paradox. While our Founding Fathers were fighting for they own independence, many were also unashamed slave-owners. Indeed they were simultaneously promoting both liberty and slavery. LIBERTY AND SLAVERY explores why the Founders…
Transnational Fiesta - A Couple Attends a Traditional Festival in Peru
Until recently, it was widely assumed that Native communities throughout the Americas would be absorbed into the mainstream or otherwise disappear. But 500 years after the beginning of the Conquest, indigenous peoples are asserting their presence and identity with renewed…
The Liberators - An Art Detective Tracks Down Missing Treasure
Medieval art treasures seized by the Nazis go missing at the end of World War II. Were they destroyed in the chaos of the final battles? Or were these thousand-year-old masterpieces stolen by advancing American troops? For over forty years,…
My Generation - The British Cultural Revolution of the 1960's
This documentary tells the inspiring story of the pop culture explosion in 1960s through the eyes of Britain's greatest living movie actor. Michael Caine introduces the film in the buttoned up, monochrome heart of London at the start of the…