History


New! Liberty: Mother of Exiles 82 min.

Over 4 million people visit the Statue of Liberty annually. The most photographed statue in the world, its meaning is universal and represents freedom, hope and protest to generations of people throughout the world. Liberty: Mother of Exiles casts a new light on one of America’s most familiar symbols, revealing its little-known history and surprising challenges, and celebrating it as an enduring b...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Feud 54 min.

The feud between the Hatfields and McCoys is perhaps the most famous family conflict in American history. As legend has it, two neighboring families in the backwoods of Appalachia waged a crude and bloody war against each other over a stolen hog, an illicit romance, and longstanding grudges. Yet the events that took place near the end of the 19th century between the Hatfields and McCoys are part o...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Last Survivors 54 min.

This is a landmark documentary about some of the last survivors of the Holocaust. As young children, they lived through the Holocaust. Now, some of the last remaining survivors recount their memories and the lingering trauma. Frontline offers a haunting look at how disturbing childhood experiences and unimaginable loss have impacted their daily lives and relationships—from survivor’s guilt, to cri...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices 72 min.

Trace the improbable journey of Robert Shaw's life and career, from his childhood as a preacher's son in rural California through his meteoric rise as a star of popular music during the Great Depression. An early champion of civil rights, his chorales were among the first to break the color barrier in the American South.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation 98 min.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that became a touchstone for a generation. This film brings the concert to life through the voices of those who were present at what became the defining moment of the counterculture revolution.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Northern Gold: A Fortuner Found 55 min.

The program chronicles the early days of Timmins and how the town was founded by new immigrants who faced immense prejudice and discrimination. This treatment led to the controversial practice of highgrading during the Golden Age of mining in the 1920s-40s. As miners continued to work in hazardous conditions, northern Ontario gold fueled the economic boom in the south.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Northern Gold: After the Rush 54 min.

As Timmins grew, miners fought successfully to improve their working conditions. Today, the city faces an uncertain future as mines close down. Multi-generational mining families like the Turcottes continue to work below ground - mining is in their blood. As the city evolves, recent immigrants and Indigenous communities are embracing new possibilities with hope and resilience.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Muhammad Ali: Part I 84 min.

As Muhammad Ali approaches his epic first fight with Joe Frazier in 1971, we look back on his childhood as Cassius Clay in Louisville, KY (a “strong baby,” he inadvertently knocked out one of his mother’s teeth); his introduction to boxing at 12, where he fought on local TV as one of “Tomorrow’s Champions”; his amateur career, which culminated in a Golden Gloves triumph and a 1960 Olympic Gold Med...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Muhammad Ali: Part II 80 min.

Determined to avenge his defeat to Joe Frazier, Ali builds a rustic training camp in Deer Park, PA, and goes on to defeat a parade of contenders – Jimmy Ellis, George Chuvalo, Floyd Patterson – before breaking his jaw and losing to Ken Norton in 1973. The loss jeopardizes a Frazier rematch, but a recommitted Ali beats Norton in a second bout, setting up an encore with Frazier, who was dethroned by...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality 101 min.

This feature documentary follows Bryan Stevenson – lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative – through his experiences as a capital defense attorney and advocate for community-based reform. Interweaving watershed moments from Stevenson’s cases with insights from his clients, colleagues and members of his family, the film focuses on Stevenson’s life and career – particularly his indictment...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019