History


New! 10 Monuments that Changed America 56 min.

A whirlwind tour of 10 monuments that mark key moments in American history: from the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore, to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and the AIDS Quilt. Find out which 10 monuments made the list!

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! 10 Streets that Changed America 56 min.

A whirlwind tour of 10 streets that change the way we get around: from Broadway in New York and Wilshire in Los Angeles, to the Boston Post Road and the Lincoln Highway. Find out which 10 streets made the list!

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! American Masters: Ted Williams 55 min.

American Masters presents a new biography of the Boston Red Sox baseball player whose only goal in life was to be known as the greatest hitter who ever lived. A complex and entertaining portrait of a man who was as obsessive as he was talented, the documentary reveals Ted Williams' complicated relationships with family and friends and explores the impact he has had on the current generation of MLB...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! First Civilizations: Part 1 54 min.

War addresses the paradox that good comes from bad. The threat of destruction engenders a sense of fear, but also creates tighter bonds within a community, while driving an arms race of technological progress. This happened in the Zapotec civilization in Mexico, but also with the Teotihuacan civilization which overthrew the Zapotecs and emerged as the first superpower of the Americas.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! First Civilizations: Part 2 54 min.

Religion examines the power of a shared belief system, which serves as the social glue to unify a population within a single state. Nowhere was this truer than in Ancient Egypt - still the world’s longest lasting civilization - which depended for its stability on the god-like status of its rulers.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! First Civilizations: Part 3 54 min.

Cities investigates the symbiotic link between urban living and civilization—there have been no cities without civilization, no civilizations without cities. The world’s first settlements were in Mesopotamia, where the emergence of farming created the calories necessary for people to feed themselves on a permanent basis. This led to an exponential increase in population and a blossoming of innovat...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! First Civilizations: Part 4 54 min.

Trade explores the civilizing effect of buying and selling goods. In particular, the Indus Valley Civilization—on the borders of modern-day India and Pakistan—was seemingly created with the single purpose of encouraging the free flow of trade. The knock-on effects were massively beneficial—an increase in wealth, co-operation and trust.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! It Will Be Chaos 93 min.

An epic, yet intimate and heartbreaking portrait of lives in transit from all sides, It Will Be Chaos unfolds between Italy and the Balkan corridor, focusing on two unforgettable refugee stories of human strength and resilience in search for a better and safer future. Aregai, an Eritrean man fleeing repression and deprivation, embarks on a risky Mediterranean crossing from Libya. The overloaded bo...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Cubaneo: Embodying Resilience 27 min.

After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Cuba was left with no Soviet Union financial support. Since 1991 the Cuban people have demonstrated resilience as they develop ways to support their families and reinvent a nation. This film tells the personal stories of these people as they show their love for family enterprise, love for organic agriculture and love for art and music.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Empire of Liberty 82 min.

Davy Crockett makes a stand at The Alamo; President Polk risks war with Britain and Mexico, sending John Fremont and Kit Carson on a secret mission that ignites a war for California and the Pacific.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018