Commandos have taken part in every war in American history, from the Revolution to today. But it wasn't until World War II that these unconventional units evolved into official, structured parts of the Army. And it was left to President Kennedy to grant them their trademark berets and legitimize the "special forces." Narrated by Stacy Keach, THE GREEN BERETS is a thrilling look at these fabled fighters. Explore what is known about their missions in Vietnam fighting behind enemy lines, the true story of their extensive "black ops" remain top secret. Military historians reveal how World War II units like the Rangers and "Merrill's Marauders" showed the need for a permanent, specialized force trained to operate with minimal supervision. See footage of the Berets in training and in action, and meet with some of the men who have served with this elite force. From Vietnam to Panama and the Gulf War, this is an up-close look at THE GREEN BERETS.
Animator Phil Mulloy follows a simple maxim in hypothesizing the origins of writing: the crudest explanation is most likely the correct one.
A kaleidoscopic history of the American heartland, nuclear weapons and the Native American genocide.
A tragic love story involving the 5th Shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty and a woman who became one of his concubines.
The uncensored history from the Brazilian band Ratos de Porão, one of the oldest Hardcore bands in the world. Almost three decades of drugs, madness and a lot of noise, told by the people who made and still make part of this institution of heavy rock.
A foosball movie video documentary about the players, promoters, history and passion of American foosball.
Haunted by his violent past, the ambitious lawyer Anuol returns to his homeland, South Sudan, committed to serve his country and hold accountable those who are responsible. But his quest, led by the rules of law, hits a wall when he is confronted with his countrymen’s reluctance to reconcile with history.
The extraordinary story of the planet’s most famous contemporary scientist, told in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking’s private life, this is an intimate and moving journey into Stephen's world, both past and present.
Behind all the jokes and insults, the AMC Pacer is actually a car with a great deal of history. It began as radical new design from an underdog company. In an attempt to combat the big, bland, boxy cars from Detroit's "Big Three," little American Motors Corporation decided to build something a little different. Their one-eyed car stylist Dick Teague proposed a small, wide car with big windows and smooth areodynamics. Americans had never seen anything like it.
What do fans of atmospheric post-punk music have in common with ancient barbarians? Not much ... so why are both known as “goths”? Is it a weird coincidence – or is there a deeper connection stretching across the centuries? Dan Adams investigates.
Through interviews and reenactments, The Natural History of the Chicken investigates the role of the chicken in American life and tells several remarkable stories. A Maine farmer says she found a chicken frozen stiff, but was able to resuscitate it. Colorado natives tell a story of the chicken who lost its head-- and went on living. A Virginia farmer tells about (and demonstrates) the benefits of raising chickens for his own consumption. Perhaps most surprising is the case of the Florida woman: she bathes her pet bird, and takes it both swimming and shopping. Through these and other stories, this documentary illuminates the role that chickens play in (some of) our lives.
Welsh poet Ifor Ap Glyn has a passionate interest in the toilet - its history and how it has evolved over the centuries, right up to the development of the current design. Here, he explains the reasons behind his unusual fascination.
When two boys leave for a philosophical journey and only one is prepared for it, their worlds will part forever
Comedian Lewis Black presents a "history of the joke" while trying to find the greatest joke ever told.
This programme looks at the origins, development and running of the London Underground "Tube" system. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Tube, London Underground are organising for an old Metropolitan steam loco to haul trains along the first section of line to open, the Metropolitan Railway from Paddington to Farringdon, and at Farringdon they are preparing for a royal visit by Prince Charles and Camilla.
An animated short film by Phil Mulloy.
The Complete History Of The Denver Broncos. NFL's Greastest Games- The Drive
Director James Benning turned his attention to phenomena of the digital world such as Web 2.0 in YouTube Trilogy, organising found material around three thematic clusters which apparently have little in common.
Also known as "History of a Man’s Face" and "By a Man's Face Shall You Know Him" . Immigrant gangs terrorize a Japanese town with their threats, loud jazz, and tasteless fashion sense, and only the tough but suave Dr. Amamiya (Ando) can stop them, as long as he gets rid of his silly peace-loving ideals.
The History of the Saints: Gathering to the West is a television documentary series produced by Dennis Lyman and Glenn Rawson. It focuses on the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members following the death of Joseph Smith. This includes the story of the Mormon Pioneers as they left behind Nauvoo, Illinois and traveled along the Mormon Trail to Utah.
American Writers: A Journey Through History is a series produced and broadcast by C-SPAN in 2001 and 2002 that profiled selected American writers and their times. Each program was a two- to three-hour look at the life and times of one or more significant American writer. Episodes were broadcast from locations of importance to the profiled writer and featured interviews with historians and other experts. The series had an overall budget of $4,500,000. The first program aired on May 19, 2001, and focused on William Bradford and the Mayflower Compact.
The names are legendary - Unitas and Berry, Manning and Harrison, Shula and Dungy. The games - from the "Greatest Game Ever Played" to the "Monday Night Miracle" - are unforgettable. Now NFL Films brings them all to you as part of the "History of the Colt's" DVD. Disc One brings you the full history of the team's Baltimore era, including the 1958 and '59 Champions and the incredible story of Super Bowl V. Disc Two details the Colts' arrival in the Hoosier State and the high-flying Peyton Manning era. With Almost 6 hours of action spanning more than 50 years of Colts football, Colts: The Complete History DVD is a must-have for any NFL fan.
Seek for Surname History is a TV series broadcast by ATV in Hong Kong in 2011. Each episode is dedicated to telling some of the legendary stories that belong with the Chinese surnames in the Hundred Family Surnames ancient text.
The History of Heavy Metal is a Swedish 2001 documentary movie made for TV spanning through the timeline of heavy metal music. It starts with the roots of heavy metal and ends with the metal of present times. Through interviews and archive material, the movie tries to give answers on many questions, including "which was the first heavy metal band?". It was produced by Malik Bendjelloul and edited by Mikael Björnsson and Johan Larsson for Barracuda Film & TV. The documentary also focuses on the three "enemies" of heavy metal including punk rock, glam metal and grunge. The movie was presented in TV by Backyard Babies singer Dregen and TV host Per Sinding-Larsen.