History Documentaries

America’s Great Indian Nations

When the people of the “new world” first laid eyes on Christopher Columbus, they thought he and his crew were gods sent from heaven.  

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The Day the Wave Came

The Day the Wave Came gives a detailed account of the magnitude and destruction of a tsunami using the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami as its backdrop.

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Makers: Women Who Make America

Makers: Women Who Make America is a three-hour documentary charting the second wave of feminism and the birth of the modern women’s movement that begun in the early 1960s.

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The Buddha

The Story of Siddhartha

In this documentary, directed by filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, we learn the Buddha’s story. The story starts 2500 years ago in India where there lived a sage whose story inspired the world’s fourth largest religion.

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Who Really Invented Vodka?

Travel with Igor Berglin to the frontlines of the Vodka Wars where he tries to discover who really invented this popular drink and finds out that the strained relationship between Russia and Poland can be salvaged by a bottle.

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Behind the Scenes: Recreating the Temple

In this controversial documentary, Gary Glassman and Tristan Barako travel to Syria to give you a behind the scenes tour of the temple that Judaic King Solomon built.

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Israel – The Enemy Within?

Israel’s history has been dominated by violence. Israelis are scared of foreign threats – but do their internal tensions post a larger threat to the future of Israel?

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Lost Cannibals of Europe

A Neolithic burial pit in Germany, found filled with expertly butchered human remains, challenges assumptions about cannibalism. Now, National Geographic explores how recently cannibalism existed in Europe -or whether it is still be practiced.

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The Enemy Within

Canada captured and housed Nazi POWs during World War II. In twenty five camps across Canada, German soldiers spent years of their life.

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anOther Story Of Progress

anOther Story Of Progress is a Do-It-Yourself documentary based on the anarcho-primitivist idea that humanity took a wrong turn with domestication and agriculture, leading to the chaotic situation of today with rampant environmental destruction and suffering.

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The Evolution of 8-Bit Art

Super Mario Bros, Zelda, Tetris, and the days of summers past! Starting with Atari and Nintendo and tracing the full 8-bit trajectory over the last 30 years.

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They Chose China

21 American soldiers came to an astonishing decision following the Korean War: they chose to stay in China and build a life there.

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Gandhi’s Children

Gandhi’s Children is not a documentary about Gandhi’s next of kin. It is a documentary about his legacy: on India. It is a documentary about where the children of India find themselves today: many decades after Gandhi’s assassination.

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Murder in Rome

This is a dramatized documentary of a famous Roman murder trial which established the law career of Cicero. Cicero is up against one of the finest prosecutors in the city – Erucius.

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Columbus – The Lost Voyage

The true story of Christopher Columbus was not only one of victorious discovery; it was also marked by disaster, accusation, and betrayal.

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The Empire State Building Shall Rise

The Empire State Building should never have been built. Constructed during the Great Depression, this icon of the New York skyline stood as the tallest building in the world for over 40 years.

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When Bankers Were Good

Ian Hislop presents an entertaining and provocative film about the colourful Victorian financiers whose spectacular philanthropy shows that banking wasn’t always associated with greed or self-serving financial recklessness.

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The Brooklyn Bridge: A Documentary

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most famous and beloved modern bridges in the world. This personalized documentary treats the bridge as an organic, living creature.

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The Silk Road

Glories of Ancient Chang-An The Silk Road or Silk Route refers to a network of interlinking trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean and European world, as well as parts of North and East Africa.

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Architecture of Doom

An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create the Aryan Ideal caused the extermination of millions.

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The Hunt for Hitler’s Scientists

In the closing months of World War II, defeat was imminent for the Germans. The invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 – D-Day – opened a second Allied front, and the Allies began overtaking a host of German positions; Paris was liberated on August 25; Romania and Bulgaria surrendered in quick succession.

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2210: The Collapse?

Imagine if hundreds of years from now, scientists excavated the abandoned ruins of some of our largest cities, what conclusions would they come to?

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America Before Columbus

History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells a very different story: When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living there.

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Laughing With Hitler

This documentary looks at the clampdown on satire and other undesirable comedians as the Third Reich grew in power. The plight of specific groups (or “art”) tends to get lost in the scale of the much bigger human cost of WWII.

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