History

The Caliph

The Caliph

Al Jazeera's ambitious new three-part documentary series The Caliph pieces together a rich history that officially endured over the course of thirteen centuries. At times, this history has been perverted for savage purposes, as seen in recent years with...

7.07

The Romanovs

The Romanovs

An elegantly produced documentary divided into eight parts and running nearly seven hours in length, The Romanovs beautifully encapsulates the epic story of the Russian Dynasty over the course of over three hundred years. The first episode opens in...

9.05

Holy War

Holy War

Holy War is a searing and clear-eyed five-part series on the ideologies and tactics which drive the global Jihad movement. This primer proves particularly insightful and crucial today as the world faces the continued threat of terror acts inspired...

6.94

Lost on the Atlantic

Lost on the Atlantic

Most of us are fed the same historical narrative that Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. One theory, however, poses a great challenge to this universally accepted recounting of history. Upon examination, American-bred tobacco seeds were discovered inside the...

8.48

Persian Legacy of the Flames

Persian Legacy of the Flames

Dominating a territory spanning from northern Africa to central Asia, Persia once reigned as the world's first universal empire. Its archaeological treasures are rich and continue to expose secrets of a history obscured since the overtaking of Persia by...

7.63

Ice Age Hunters

Ice Age Hunters

A testament to the enduring legacy of archaeological researchers throughout the generations, Ice age Hunters identifies profound connections between the monumental discoveries of yesteryear and the research efforts which continue to this day. The film opens in Hamburg, Germany...

7.96

The Story of the Lost Nuke

The Story of the Lost Nuke

It's one of the worst case scenarios in the nuclear age, and it occurred on February 13, 1950. Flying over restricted airspace across the Canadian border, a United States Air Force bomber experienced massive engine failure, and the crew...

6.86

A Day in the Life of a Dictator

A Day in the Life of a Dictator

A probing documentary of great imagination and scope, A Day in the Life of a Dictator explores the mindset of three tyrannical leaders during periods of time that defined their reigns. The trio of dictators - Joseph Stalin, Idi...

8.55

Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home

Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home

This installation of the BBC's Hidden Killers series catalogs the innovations and discoveries of the Edwardian period (1901-1914) and the resultant dangers that were inadvertently introduced into the homes of that time. Host Suzannah Lipscomb meets with several historical...

8.31

The Origin of Democracy

The Origin of Democracy

The Origin of Democracy contrasts three ancient civilizations - Roman, Greek, and Persian - primarily focusing on their approaches to ruling the citizens that comprised them. In 392 B.C., in Athens, Socrates was found guilty by jury for corrupting...

6.05

World War I: American Legacy

World War I: American Legacy

Narrated by David Carradine, this poignant film reveals the true cost of World War I. The forgotten soldiers whose graves were never marked, the expense of human life and the immense suffering of those who did survive (for every...

8.36