Documentary, History, War: Heroism. Horror. World War I’s brutal trenches and terrible new technologies buried romantic notions of combat forever.
Documentary, War: City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” - a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.
Biography, Documentary, History: Academy Award®-winner for Best Documentary Feature, THE FOG OF WAR is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now - for the first time ever - he sits down one on one with award-winning director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) to offer a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. As leader of the world's most powerful military force during this nation's most volatile period in recent years, McNamara offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War. Featuring newly released Oval Office recorded conversations with Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, THE FOG OF WAR received critical acclaim for its up-close and personal insider perspective. See the film that Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) hailed as "a masterpiece!"
News, War: Seen through the lens of filmmaker Brian Oakes, Foley's close childhood friend, Jim takes us from small-town New England to the adrenaline-fueled front lines of Libya and Syria, where Foley pushed the limits of danger to report on the plight of civilians impacted by war. On Thanksgiving Day 2012, Jim Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years. Thrown into a world of false leads and misinformation, the Foley family was threatened with prosecution by the U.S. government if they paid a ransom. In Oakes' gut-wrenching film, Foley's family, friends and fellow journalists tell Jim's story, while his fellow hostages reveal the details of captivity with chilling immediacy. Brilliantly constructed with unparalleled access, Jim: The James Foley Story is a harrowing chronicle of bravery, compassion and pain at the dawn of World War ISIS.
Documentary, War: Rebels. Poachers. Oil companies. The endangered mountain gorilla has many enemies, and one friend: local park rangers.
Documentary, History, War: Drone is the remarkable story of a secret war. It is a conflict acted out thousands of miles away from its targets. It is a tale of soldiers killing with joysticks, faceless targets and widespread collateral damage. It is the CIA's controversial drone program. Packed with intimate stories from the war on terror, Drone explores what it is like to live under the constant threat of these pilotless, yet powerful aircraft in the remote regions of Pakistan, but also explores the consequences felt by the pilots, the moral stance adopted by the engineers behind the drones and the arguments of politicians who fight to justify its use. From the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions, to the people willing to stand up against the violations of civil liberties, Drone is a thought provoking, cutting-edge insight into the biggest military revolution of our age. Are drones a necessary requirement to secure the safety of a dangerous world, or simply a ruthless tool to enact an indiscriminate killing program? Either way, warfare as we know it is changing forever…
Documentary, History, War: This film follows the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle as it prepares for a mission. Find out more in the docuseries “Five Came Back.”
Documentary, War: Director John Ford captures combat footage of the Battle of Midway. Learn more about this state-sponsored film in the docuseries "Five Came Back."
Documentary, War: Commissioned, then suppressed, by the U.S. government, this 1946 film follows veterans treated for trauma. Learn more in the series "Five Came Back."
Documentary, War: After the Allies invade Italy, San Pietro becomes an example of war’s brutal effects. Learn about this state-funded film in the series "Five Came Back."
Documentary, History, War: It's the year 2055 and the world has been ravaged by climate change. London is underwater, Sydney is on fire and nuclear war has turned India into a wasteland. An archivist looks back at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change. From the director of McLibel and starring Pete Postlethwaite, this bold, provocative film warns of the dire consequences of our failure to stop climate change.
Documentary, Music, War: Half a mile from the Gaza border, rockets rain down on Sderot. But underground, musicians in this besieged Israeli town continue to create a sound all their own.
Documentary, War: British and American troops join forces to liberate Nazi-occupied North Africa. Learn more about this propaganda film in the series "Five Came Back."
Biography, Documentary, Drama: In 1944, Soviet forces occupied Lithuania for a second time in less than five years. Juozas Luska was part of the guerrilla army fighting back. Having realized that the pen was mightier than the sword, Luksa escaped to Paris in 1948 to spread the word of the partisan struggle.
Crime, Documentary, Drama: Violence took away their power. Now these women have banded together to heal -- and to take back their lives.
Documentary, History, War: This government-commissioned film explores the need for a Russo-American alliance to defeat the Nazis. Find out more in the series "Five Came Back."
Documentary, History, War: Offensive by modern standards, this propaganda film examines the history of Japan from the 1500s to the 1930s. Learn more in the series "Five Came Back."
Biography, Documentary, History: His images brought the darkness to light. And he lived as he photographed: with compassion, bravery and responsibility.
Documentary, War: At the height of the protests in Kiev's Maidan Square, a piano, about to be used as a barricade, is rescued by a music student. The bashed up piano becomes a symbol of the revolution, reigning over the square, singing along with the protesters and fuelling their fervour. Piano is the story of an instrument at war and the "piano extremists" who fought to keep its message of freedom alive.
Documentary, War: They search for survivors among the wreckage as bombs continue to fall. These ordinary men are extraordinary heroes.
Documentary, History, War: A P-47 Thunderbolt squadron is shown in preparation, at play and in bombing raids during World War II. Learn more in the docuseries “Five Came Back.”
Documentary, War: Frank Capra chronicles the rise of authoritarianism in Germany, Italy and Japan. Learn more about this state-funded film in the series "Five Came Back."
Biography, Documentary, History: Two A-bombs within days. He lived to tell his story so that history wouldn't repeat one of its worst tragedies.
Documentary, History, War: The story behind the infamous downing of an American Black Hawk helicopter by Somali gunmen, this doc offers an in depth look at the troubled US intervention in Somalia - the deadliest US military engagement since the Vietnam War. This gripping doc reconstructs the pitched street battles between US Marines, Army Rangers and Somalis using US army broadcasts from the event, and assess the fallout.