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Prisoners of War Betrayed

Prisoners of War Betrayed

The fate of prisoners of war and missing in action is one of the darkest chapters of the Cold War. Tens of thousands of American soldiers European survivors were sent to unknown destinations during World War II, the Korean War, and...

8.35

Royal Babylon

Royal Babylon

This is an investigative poem about the criminal record of the British Monarchy. Heathcote Williams has devised a form of polemical poetry that is unique, no-holds-barred personal and political. It is a great collection of facts that most people are unaware...

8.49

The Weight of Chains

The Weight of Chains

What was Yugoslavia to the people who used to live there? Some say it was the symbol of independence. Others say it was developing and changing country that could offer everything to everyone. A society of self-management for all its people....

7.18

The Invisible Nation

The Invisible Nation

The Algonquin once lived in harmony with the vast territory they occupied. This balance was upset when the Europeans arrived in the 16th century. Gradually, their Aboriginal traditions were undermined and their natural resources plundered. Today, barely 9,000 Algonquin are left....

8.30

Dracula: The True Story

Dracula: The True Story

The world's most famous vampire has been undead for over a century. The famous novel Dracula, written by Irish author Bram Stoker, was a mixture of reality, superstition, fearful fantasies and history. Stoker's role model for the novel was an actual...

6.53

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...

8.70

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...

6.71

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...

7.58

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...

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