World History


AFGHAN WOMEN: a history of struggle
AFGHAN WOMEN: a history of struggle

Women's Studies  Islamic Studies  Russia  Political Science  Middle Eastern Studies  World History  2008  Directed by Women 

The tumultuous history of Afghanistan from the perspective of the country's female population, Afghan Women: A History of Struggle chronicles the stories of women who have risked their lives to achieve political, economic, and social equality.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: a time for courage
WOMEN OF COURAGE: a time for courage

World History  Women's Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Violet Milstead ferried powerful military aircraft, from single engine Spitfires to The Hurricane and Mosquito's. Denied the right to fly in the RCAF, Canadian pilot Milstead chose to volunteer for civilian service in Britain’s Air Transport Auxiliary.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: showtime at the front
WOMEN OF COURAGE: showtime at the front

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of the army show entertainers who faced the hazards of war to give the boys “A taste of home”.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: rescue from sumatra
WOMEN OF COURAGE: rescue from sumatra

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

“One Woman Ordered – The Enemy Obeyed – 2000 Were Saved” – that’s how news reports at the end of The Second World War covered the remarkable story of Joan Bamford Fletcher.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: eyewitness to war
WOMEN OF COURAGE: eyewitness to war

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

For five years Gladys Arnold watched and wrote of a war she knew was coming, but others denied. In 1935 she was a reporter in France, sure of two things:Her objectivity and pacifism.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: nurses on the battlefield
WOMEN OF COURAGE: nurses on the battlefield

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

One operation every 15 minutes, 98 operation in less than 24 hours – These are gritty sometimes disturbing images of the reality of war.

THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization (Part I)
THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization (Part I)

World History  Directed by Women 

Examines the technological advances, the wide-ranging exploration and the collision of cultures that characterized the midpoint of the last millennium.

THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization (Part II)
THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization (Part II)

World History  Directed by Women 

Examines the technological advances, the wide-ranging exploration and the collision of cultures that characterized the midpoint of the last millennium.

THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization [set]
THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization [set]

World History  Directed by Women 

Examines the technological advances, the wide-ranging exploration and the collision of cultures that characterized the midpoint of the last millennium.

WOMEN OF COURAGE: UNTOLD STORIES OF WWII (series)
WOMEN OF COURAGE: UNTOLD STORIES OF WWII (series)

Women's Studies  World History  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Women of Courage is a five part series based on true, untold stories of remarkable and courageous women who served in the Second World War.

THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES (Series)
THE SENSATIONAL SEVENTIES (Series)

World History  American Studies  American History 

The major political, cultural and social issues of each year in the decade are brought vividly to life in this ten-part series.

THE LOOMIS GANG
THE LOOMIS GANG

World History  Sociology  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Animation 

The powerful Loomis Gang of Central New York may have been the largest family crime syndicate in 19th-century America. In this video, documentary filmmaker Brian Peter Falk returns to Waterville, New York, his boyhood home and the epicenter of Loomis power during the Civil War era, to chronicle the gang’s legend and explore the efforts by a handful of local people to revive it.

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FORGOTTEN JOURNEY: THE STEPHENS-TOWNSEND-MURPHY SAGA

American History  World History 

In 1844 the Oregon Trail was full of farm families moving West, but that summer one party set out on its own, heading into an unknown wilderness and blazing the trail to California.

DISPLACED: MIRACLE AT ST. OTTILIEN
DISPLACED: MIRACLE AT ST. OTTILIEN

American History  Jewish Studies  Sociology  World History 

This documentary is based on the true experiences of U.S. Army privates Edward Herman and Robert Hilliard, who were stationed in Germany at the close of WWII. They discovered the horrendous treatment of displaced Jews in St. Ottilien, a displaced persons camp run by the U.S. military.

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POMPEII, A.D. 79

World History 

The volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, A.D. 79, called an abrupt halt to the busy life of the city of Pompeii. Buried under a shower of ash, pumice and volcanic mud, the ancient town played host to a unique disaster of nature, one which preserved as it destroyed.

IN VIENNA, THEY PUT YOU IN JAIL: THE MAX BIRNBACH STORY
IN VIENNA, THEY PUT YOU IN JAIL: THE MAX BIRNBACH STORY

Jewish Studies  World History  Directed by Women 

In 1938 Vienna, anti-Semitism was at its peak. Hitler's army was threatening Austria's border and Max Birnbach knew that he would have to flee Austria or risk certain death as a Jew.

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NO EASY WALK (series)

African Studies  Anthropology  Europe  Political Science  Sociology  World History 

This series chronicles the history of colonialism and the struggle for independence in three African countries - Ethiopia, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.

WHO BUILT AMERICA? (series)
WHO BUILT AMERICA? (series)

American Studies  American History  Labor Studies  Education  Women's Studies  World History  Sociology 

This ten-part series on nineteenth and twentieth-century American history uses period graphics and innovative computer animation to make history accessible and exciting for high school, college and adult education students.

GRENADA: THE FUTURE COMING TOWARDS US
GRENADA: THE FUTURE COMING TOWARDS US

Latin-American Studies  Europe  Political Science  Spanish Language  World History  Directed by Women 

Examines the aims and accomplishments of the New Jewel Movement and the reasons for the Fall 1983 U.S. military invasion.

SACRIFICIO: WHO BETRAYED CHE GUEVARA?
SACRIFICIO: WHO BETRAYED CHE GUEVARA?

Criminal & Law  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  World History  Sociology  Spanish Language 

The one person singled out as ultimately responsible for Guevara’s capture was his former lieutenant, Ciro Bustos. His version of those events, combined with interviews with historians, former CIA agents and Bolivian army officers, raises serious questions about how history is written.

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