History Documentaries

Thoth’s Pill: An Animated History of Writing

This animated film takes viewers on a journey back to the birth of writing. The trip begins all the way back in the early cave days and then brings us right into modern day writing. 

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Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy

This film tells the little-known story about the selectivity and aims of great power and how the modern world is ordered.

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In Spite of Darkness

A Spiritual Encounter with Auschwitz

Auschwitz has become a historical symbol of what happens when the world chooses to remain silent if only for an instant.

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EARTHRISE: The First Lunar Voyage

This film tells the interesting story of how it came to be that the United States Government joined the space race and challenged NASA to embark on a mission to explore the moon.

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The Revelation of the Pyramids

The Discovery That Changed the World

This documentary by Jacques Grimault and Patrice Pooyard posts some disturbing questions and their unbelievable answers. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one that is still standing today.

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Lost on the Atlantic

This film, directed by Rudolph Herzog tells the intriguing story of a daring voyage. A crew of eight men and two women risk everything to prove that our ancestors knew much more than we give them credit for.

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The Living Stones of Sacsayhuaman

At a height of 3.5 thousand meters in the Peruvian Andes, one can find a fascinating city called Cuzco that was built during the reign of the Incas.

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The Man Who Saved the World

In October 1962, the entire world was on stand by holding its breath because just a few miles from the Florida coast, the two great superpowers were at a stand-off.

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Return to Tarawa

In the fall of 1943 the United States began an aggressive campaign against Japanese defenses in the Central Pacific. Over 35,000 US Marines and Naval forces were assembled for an invasion.

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JFK to 911: Everything is a Rich Man’s Trick

Immediately after the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963, the United States government came to the conclusion that a lone gun man, a former U.S.

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Little Thumb

Some Must Look Back to Move Forward

Little Thumb takes a look at the life of Frank Wybenga, a Dutch citizen that was captured and imprisoned in a forced labor camp for refusing to fight for the Nazis, who escaped his dark past by immigrating to the USA.

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The Way of the Samurai

Weaving a beautiful tapestry of compelling imagery, a traditional Japanese music score and an intriguing story line, The Way of the Samurai tells the story of a how Japan evolved from brutality to refinement.

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Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide

There’s a passage in the bible found in Deuteronomy 7, which was directly spoken to the Israelites. The passage states that when they entered a land to possess it, the people of that land were to be completely destroyed and shown no mercy.

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Honor Flight

One Last Mission

In many ways, World War II is an underdog story. Thousands of young boys were pulled off of their farms, pulled away from their families, and shipped all over the world to fight like heroes.

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Soviet Storm: WW2 in the East

This film project depicts the most important events and battles of World War II. The main objective is to bring history to life through the use of computer graphics, motion-picture images and sounds, and actual wartime shots.

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Beating the Bomb

In 1945, the United States became the first country to detonate a nuclear bomb. This one act pushed human kind violently into the Atomic Age.

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Jerusalem: Within These Walls

Visit the Historic Old City and Meet its Diverse People

Through the years, Jerusalem has drawn mankind to itself like a magnet. Thousands have left their countries and cultures seeking the ancient promise of peace.

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Year Zero: The Silent Death Of Cambodia

April 17, 1975 marked the end of the civil war in Cambodia. President Nixon and Henry Kissinger had unleashed one hundred thousand tons of bomb on this land, perhaps the gentlest territory in Asia.

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Blood and Oil

The Middle East in World War I

In the spring of 2003, the United States invaded the country of Iraq and removed its dictator, Saddam Hussein from power.

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Nanook of the North

A Story Of Life and Love In the Actual Arctic

This silent documentary, Nanook of the North, was the result of a series of explorations that took place in the Canadian Arctic between 1910 and 1916 by the explorer Robert J.

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Nanking

This film is a powerful reminder of the heart-rending toll that war takes on the innocent. It tells the story of how the Japanese subjected Nanking and its inhabitants to months of aerial bombardment and cruel emotional torture.

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Overview

Life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside

In December of 1968, Apollo 8 went to the moon. When the cameras turned to give viewers a look of Earth, many were touched deeply beyond words.

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I Am Street Fighter

This film is about celebrating the 25th anniversary of the well-known video game: Street Fighter. It includes dozens of interviews with fans, designers, and experts, all of which attest that their lives would have been very different if Street Fighter had not existed.

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Who Killed the Maya?

A powerful civilization ruled the rainforests of Central America for thousands of years, and then mysteriously vanished. Historians have never known for sure what triggered their disappearance, although many have speculated about it.

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