History


New! The Last Survivors 54 min.

This is a landmark documentary about some of the last survivors of the Holocaust. As young children, they lived through the Holocaust. Now, some of the last remaining survivors recount their memories and the lingering trauma. Frontline offers a haunting look at how disturbing childhood experiences and unimaginable loss have impacted their daily lives and relationships—from survivor’s guilt, to cri...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices 72 min.

Trace the improbable journey of Robert Shaw's life and career, from his childhood as a preacher's son in rural California through his meteoric rise as a star of popular music during the Great Depression. An early champion of civil rights, his chorales were among the first to break the color barrier in the American South.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation 98 min.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that became a touchstone for a generation. This film brings the concert to life through the voices of those who were present at what became the defining moment of the counterculture revolution.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Muhammad Ali: Part I 84 min.

As Muhammad Ali approaches his epic first fight with Joe Frazier in 1971, we look back on his childhood as Cassius Clay in Louisville, KY (a “strong baby,” he inadvertently knocked out one of his mother’s teeth); his introduction to boxing at 12, where he fought on local TV as one of “Tomorrow’s Champions”; his amateur career, which culminated in a Golden Gloves triumph and a 1960 Olympic Gold Med...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Muhammad Ali: Part II 80 min.

Determined to avenge his defeat to Joe Frazier, Ali builds a rustic training camp in Deer Park, PA, and goes on to defeat a parade of contenders – Jimmy Ellis, George Chuvalo, Floyd Patterson – before breaking his jaw and losing to Ken Norton in 1973. The loss jeopardizes a Frazier rematch, but a recommitted Ali beats Norton in a second bout, setting up an encore with Frazier, who was dethroned by...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality 101 min.

This feature documentary follows Bryan Stevenson – lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative – through his experiences as a capital defense attorney and advocate for community-based reform. Interweaving watershed moments from Stevenson’s cases with insights from his clients, colleagues and members of his family, the film focuses on Stevenson’s life and career – particularly his indictment...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Boss: The Black Experience in Business 116 min.

From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson comes a film that educates, informs, and examines more than 150 years of African-American men and women who have embodied the qualities that are the heart of the American entrepreneurial spirit.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! First Horse Warriors 53 min.

Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals? Scientists use archeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the world.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party 112 min.

Uncover the true story of the demonstration that changed China forever. On June 4, 1989, the world’s most famous pro-democracy movement ended in brutal violence, leaving thousands dead, and laying the foundation for China’s future.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

American History's Biggest Fibs: Supremacy 52 min.

In the third and final film in the series, Lucy Worsley reveals the historic myths and deceptions told following the United State's emergence as a superpower after the Second World War. We often remember the 1950s and early 1960s in America as a golden era of abundance, harmony and the American dream made real. This film reveals that to be a carefully constructed illusion. In truth, the era of Ame...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019