Samurai Warrior Queens: The drama documentary tells the real life story of Samurai woman Takeko Nakano who in 1868 fights for her clans' independence in a final battle that marks the end of the Samurai era.
Underwater Dreams: Underwater Dreams, narrated by Michael Peña, chronicles the story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build underwater robots. And go up against MIT in the process.
Above and Beyond: In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of 'Machal' -- volunteers from abroad -- this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force.
Out of Print: A documentary exploring the importance of revival cinema and 35mm exhibition - seen through the lens of the patrons of the New Beverly Cinema - a unique and independent revival cinema in Los Angeles.
Che! : Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The film covers Guevara's life from when he first landed in Cuba in 1956 to his death in an ambush by government troops in the mountains of Bolivia in 1967.
Labyrinth of Lies: A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.
Garbo: The Spy: A compelling account of Juan Pujol, an extraordinary Spanish double agent during WWII who helped change the course of history.
The Fifteen Streets: In northern England around 1900, the worker John O'Brien lives near poverty in a small house in the worker's district. He falls in love with Mary, the teacher of his highly intelligent ...
Saint Joan: Young Joan of Arc comes to the palace in France to make The Dauphin King of France and is appointed to head the French Army. After winning many battles she is not needed any longer and soon...
Libertarias: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's group faces the problems of fighting not only the nationalists, but also factions on the left seeking to impose a more traditional military structure.
Yankee Buccaneer: Captain David Porter of the fledgling American Navy receives orders to masquerade as a privateer in order to corral some Caribbean pirates.
Istanbul United: The Ultra Fans of the three foremost football clubs in Istanbul, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas, have been known all over Europe for their unconditional support of their teams, and ...
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: A chronicle of how American Indians were displaced as the U.S. expanded west. Based on the book by Dee Brown.
Saladin and the Great Crusades: Saladin, ruler of the kingdoms surrounding the Latin state of Jerusalem, is brought to attack the Christians in the Holy Land by the sacking of a convoy of Muslim pilgrims, a group which included his sister. In a short campaign against odds, Jerusalem is taken and almost the entire Middle East is in Muslim hands. Crusade is called again in Europe, and the combined forces of the French king, German emperor, and English king form the 3rd Crusade, under the leadership of Richard the Lionheart of England. Although Accre is taken by the Crusaders, Saladin succeeds in preventing the recapture of Jerusalem, and in the end negotiations between himself and Richard (who Saladin admires as the only honorable leader) leave the Holy Land in Moslem hands.
Aleds Christmas Carols: Aled Jone's takes you on a remarkable journey across Europe and the Middle East to explore the origins of some of our most cherished songs. Aled joins the Libera Choir at Great St Barts ...
Treasure Seekers: Glories of Angkor Wat: Rediscovering the vast expanse of cities and temples of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, abandoned by the Khmers in the 14th century.
Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey: Look around you for items marked 'Made in the USA'. How many items did you find? Could the loss of manufacturing jobs be a vital reason why our economy is struggling? Does 'Made in the USA' mean anything anymore? After witnessing the tragic effects caused by a factory shutdown in his hometown of Ravenswood, WV, Josh Miller takes off across the country for 30 days on an epic journey into the heart of America seeking to discover the answers to these questions.
Anastasia: An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.
Our Man in Tehran: The events of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and Canada's involvement, especially concerning Ambassador Ken Taylor, are explored.
The Canadiens, Forever: A teenage hockey player endures a slump, while his mother and father remain preoccupied with their careers.
The Explorers: A Century of Discovery: Marvel at 100 Years of exploration. Go to the North Pole and Back. Watch some of the most significant expeditions in History through the eyes of National Geographic.
Schooled: The Price of College Sports: A documentary that examines how college sports in America became a billion dollar enterprise built on the backs of its unpaid athletes.
Sakuran: "Sakuran" is a gorgeous vibrant and simply beautiful movie. Stunningly visual lavish and absolutely mesmerizing.....Based on manga writer/artist Anno Moyocos "joyosei" (young womans) comic series "Sakuran" the story tells of a young girl sold to a brothel in the red-light district of Yoshiwara by her indifferent mother (during the late Edo period) and her struggles to adapt to life as a Oiran (courtesan).
Confucius: The life story of the highly-influential Chinese philosopher, Confucius.
Treasure Seekers: The Silk Road: The Bezeklik Grottoes in the Flaming Mountains near Turfan hang precariously off a cliff above a steep gorge. However, the Buddhist carvings and murals within these caves were not sufficiently remote to escape both the onslaught of Islam and the intentions of foreign archaeologists and treasure seekers. Now there is a new threat: that of numerous coach loads of foreign and domestic tourists, keen to see what's left.
The King of Communism: The Pomp & Pageantry of Nicolae Ceausescu: The story about the national personality cult of the Romanian dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu.
Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow: "Detective K" tells about the adventures of Joseon's top detective (Kim Myeong-min) as he investigates, as ordered by the King, a series of mysterious murders plaguing the country.
Lambert & Stamp: A documentary that reveals how the unlikely partnership between aspiring filmmakers Christopher Stamp and Kit Lambert produced one of the greatest rock bands in history: The Who.
Treasures from the Past: TREASURES FROM THE PAST brings history to life once more.
All American High Revisited: A time capsule of teen life in the 1980's, a long-lost documentary that captures an unforgettable era through the eyes of those who lived it.
Mountains of the Moon: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship emerging amidst hardship, and then dissolving after their journey.
Loose Change: Final Cut: Loose Change Final Cut sets out to prove the official story of 9/11 - 'that the impact of two planes flying into two World Trade Center towers and the resulting fires caused three World Trade Center steel framed buildings to collapse' is false.
The Real King's Speech: The true story of King George VI's struggle to overcome his stammer, and the parts played in his battle with his disability by his speech therapist, brother, father and wife.
Untold Stories of World War II: Showcases 3 major events during World War 2 involving both the Europeans & Pacific conflicts.
Iris: A documentary about fashion icon Iris Apfel from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.
Moby Dick: The True Story: The true story of the surviving sailors whose whaling ship was destroyed by a sperm whale.
The Battle of the Sexes: A look at the events leading up to the 1973 tennis match between retired men's champ Bobby Riggs and the current women's Wimbledon winner Billie Jean King.
The Last Frontier: Crude and uncivilized backwoods trapper Jed Cooper and his two partners sign up as scouts in a remote Oregon army fort, manned chiefly by untrained rookie soldiers.
Manjhi: The Mountain Man: Using only a hammer and a chisel, a man spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain.
What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?: On their return trip through France, Charlie Brown and the gang visit various memorials to the World Wars.