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They Chose China

They Chose China

Oscar nominated filmmaker Shuibo Wang aims his camera at the astonishing story of 21 American POWs who, after the Korean War ended, chose to live in China instead of returning the USA. Using rare archival footage, excerpts from American and Chinese TV programs,...

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The Great Book Robbery

The Great Book Robbery

70,000 Palestinian books were systematically "collected" by the newly born state of Israel during the 1948 war. The story of the "collected" books is at the heart of this film. Was the appropriation of Palestinian books and manuscripts in 1948 a case of...

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Grandma's Tattoos

Grandma's Tattoos

Filmmaker Suzanne Khardalian makes a journey into her own family's history to investigate the terrible truth behind her grandmother's odd tattoos and, in the process, unveils the story of the Armenian women driven out of Ottoman Turkey during the First World War. During...

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1932: A True History of the United States

1932: A True History of the United States

To Govern a Republic, One Must Know the Minds That Created It ...while a nation goes speculation crazy the people neglect to think of fundamental principles. These were the words of Franklin Roosevelt in the months leading into the Democratic National Convention of...

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Crash Course: World History

Crash Course: World History

Crash Course is a YouTube channel featuring short, fast-paced video lessons about World History. Videos move very quickly, almost frantically at times, making them more like entertaining overviews of these topics than serious lessons. There are a couple of innuendos thrown into both...

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8.75

The Strangest Dream

The Strangest Dream

This is a documentary on the life of Jo Rotblat, who mobilized the world’s leading scientists to save the world from nuclear annihilation and won the Nobel Peace Prize for his life-long dedication. Rotblat and the Pugwash movement have inspired thoughtful people everywhere....

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The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground explores the unbelievable story of the Weathermen, the notorious group of 70 s radicals who, outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, went underground to wage a low-level war against the U.S. government, bombing targets across the country...

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The Empire in Africa

The Empire in Africa

Located in Western Africa, Sierra Leone is a nation caught in a struggle between extreme poverty and extreme wealth; while diamond mining provides the bulk of the country's income, most of its people struggle to survive by raising their own crops. In 1991,...

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8.50

Beating The Bomb

Beating The Bomb

A story about the biggest weapons of mass destruction ever created, the people who use them and, more importantly, the people who fight them. Beating the Bomb charts the history of the British peace movement against the backdrop of the atomic age. The...

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Tank on the Moon

Tank on the Moon

During the 1960s, the United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in a feverish competition to be the first to set foot on the moon. We know who won this race, but less about a secret chapter. The Soviets many not have...

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