The Most Beautiful (1944)

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This portrait of female volunteer workers at an optics plant during World War II, shot on location at the Nippon Kogaku factory, was created with a patriotic agenda. Yet thanks to Akira Kurosawa’s groundbreaking semidocumentary approach, The Most Beautiful is a revealing look at Japanese […]

Empires – Napoleon – To Destiny (2000)

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For nearly two decades he strode the world stage like a colossus — loved and despised, venerated and feared. From his birth on the rugged island of Corsica to his final exile on the godforsaken island of St. Helena, NAPOLEON brings this extraordinary figure to […]

Abraham Lincoln In Illinois [1830-1860] (2019)

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Abraham Lincoln. More has been written about him than any other American. Still few Americans know about Lincolns resolve to become educated. He used every opportunity to read history and great literature and he taught himself skills that would be useful in life. In that […]

Apollo 17: On The Shoulders Of Giants (1973)

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A 1973 documentary about the Apollo 17 mission to the moon during December 1972. Produced by A-V Corporation for NASA. The film was distributed both as an ephemeral film (shown to an audience via a 16mm film projector), and was also shown on TV (and […]

Ithaka (trailer)

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For years, John Shipton has been tirelessly campaigning to free his son, Julian Assange. The world’s highest-profile political prisoner, Julian Assange currently faces a 175-year sentence if extradited to the US. This compelling and skilfully crafted documentary from Australian filmmaker Ben Lawrence (Hearts and Bones, […]

Why We Fight – The Nazis Strike (1943)

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Why We Fight is a series of seven documentary films produced by the US Department of War from 1942 to 1945, during World War II. It was originally written for American soldiers to help them understand why the United States was involved in the war, […]