History


New! The Sunken Basilica (Secrets of the Dead) 56 min.

Uncover the sunken remains of a 4th-century basilica in western Turkey. Submerged beneath the waters of Lake Iznik for hundreds of years, the church could reveal crucial insights into the early days of Christianity.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! The Real Oppenheimer 45 min.

This film offers an in-depth portrait of the man who created the atomic bomb and changed the world forever. Featuring interviews with the widely respected authors and historians Alexander Larman and Guy Walters, the film also explores Oppenheimer's later preoccupation with the potential dangers that scientific inventions could pose to humanity.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

New! Appreciation: The Tomiko Morimoto Story 22 min.

In this program, Tomiko Morimoto shares her inspiring story of survival and triumph in the face of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. As a teenager, she watched the bombing from her schoolyard, losing her mother and grandfather in the attack. She went on to marry an American GI, become a professor at Vassar College, and at age 90 to advocate for world peace.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Episode 1: New Worlds (Native America) 54 min.

Native innovators lead a revolution in music, building, and space exploration. From the surface of Mars to the New York City hip hop scene to the Pine Ridge Reservation, Native traditions are transforming life on Earth and other worlds.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Episode 2: Warrior Spirit (Native America) 54 min.

Across Native America, warrior traditions support incredible athletes and connect people to combat, games and glory. Celebrate and honor the men and women who live and breathe this legacy today.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Episode 3: Women Rule (Native America) 54 min.

Native women are leading, innovating and inspiring in the arts, politics and protecting the planet. "Native America" explores the diverse ways they carry forward deep traditions to better their communities, their lands and the world.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Episode 4: Language Is Life (Native America) 54 min.

Celebrate the power of Native languages and the inspirational people who are saving them. From secret recordings to Star Wars films dubbed in Navajo, follow the revolutionary steps transforming Native America.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Native America 60 min.

What was the New World like before it encountered the Old? Now, scientific expeditions in North and South America are woven with drama recreations to investigate and present a new vision of America, and how the clash of civilizations forever altered the history of our world.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Donyale Luna: Supermodel 94 min.

"Donyale Luna: Supermodel" chronicles the remarkable life and career of Donyale Luna, the first Black model to grace the cover of both Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. Born Peggy Ann Freeman in Detroit, Michigan, Luna became a larger-than-life character who broke barriers in the fashion industry, challenged the prevailing ideals of beauty, and influenced culture - all before her untimely death at age 33...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

5th Paragraph Invalids 53 min.

The term 5th Paragraph Invalids referred to a long-standing discrimination faced by Soviet Jews, who were denied access to higher education and certain jobs due to suspicions of dual loyalty. In March 2020, filmmaker Boris Maftsir conducted Zoom interviews with 20 Israeli immigrants who left the Soviet Union in 1990/1991 from Moscow, Leningrad, and Kyiv. The film reveals the stark contrast between...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023