With the ongoing debates regarding its legalization in the United States, cannabis remains a relevant topic of interest in our modern times. This relevance is by no means a new phenomenon. As illustrated in the enlightening documentary "Cannabis: The Lost History", the plant has played a key role in many aspects of society for thousands of years.
This is a full feature documentary on the history of gay bars in San Diego, from post WWII to present day. The film traces the development of gay bars in San Diego, from post-WWII to present times, and features interviews with LGBT community members, bar owners, activists, bartenders and entertainers.
Through the Golden Ages: The History of Chess is an animated film that explores the ancient game from its origins in India as it spread across Persia to its adoption in the Middle East, and its migration into Europe and around the world. Chess is a game that is surrounded in mystique and intrigue, and where its champions are hailed as society's brightest and most intelligent. Through wars, chess has both been spread and adopted by the conquerors, each empire influencing the game and being influenced by it, whilst attaching it to bold symbolism. For Harun Al Rashid’s empire, chess reflected the teachings of Islam and its emphasis on intellect over luck. For the mighty Queen Isabella of Spain, co-sponsor of Christopher Columbus’ voyage that discovered America, the game evolved to reflect her ruthless power. For the U.S.A. and Soviet Union, the Championship between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky became a proxy battle in the midst of the Cold War.
A 6 DVD set with the story of Edenbridge til 2015. Lots and lots of live material.
History brings the extraordinary world of ancient Egypt to life in a bountiful collection of documentaries that journey back to a time of giant pyramids, mysterious hieroglyphs, and elaborate burial tombs. From the secrets of the Sphinx to the glittering sepulcher of the legendary Tutankhamun, Egypt: Pyramids and Mummies details the pharaohs and feats that created the world's very first superpower. Get an inside look at the recently discovered KV-5, believed to be the family tomb of Ramses the Great, follow the Egyptian Book of the Dead, one of the oldest religious documents in the world and the likely source of the Ten Commandments, from its creation in approximately 1800 BCE near the site of the Egyptian city of Thebes, to its rediscovery in 1887 AD, and learn how ancient Egypt's gods and rituals impacted modern religions to help create a spiritually unique country.
Archival footage and interviews with 22 lesbians and gay men give an overview of gay history in the UK from the 1920's. Clause 28, the Well of Lonliness, AIDS, the Pet shop Boys, it's all there in some form or another.
Using almost totally historical material, For Love or Money encompasses the role of Australian women in both paid and unpaid work, over a 200 year period.
A fascinating, fun-filled trip with segments on the 1884 courthouse riots, the 1937 Ohio River flood, Tony Trabert, Ezzard Charles, the Reds, the Bengals, the Stingers, the Royals, Coney Island's Shooting Star, and the Island Queen steamboat. Relive the Beatles' Cincinnati visits and discover the Cincinnati connection to Charles Manson, Annie Oakley, Jim Thorpe, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
Take another trip through yesterday's Cincinnati, and its people, places, and events, which includes highlights of Cincinnati's Bicentennial Celebration.
Though their ranks largely included slaves and prisoners of war, the gladiators of ancient Rome enthralled the masses, and the most successful fighters in the game were treated as superstars, as this thorough documentary reveals. Historians and scholars recount the amazing stories of these larger-than-life warriors -- who included women, senators and even an emperor -- in this episode of the History Channel series "History's Mysteries."
A revealing documentary charting the formation of the Sex Pistols, released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of punk. The film shows the band igniting the punk explosion of the 1970s, rocking the very foundations of the then stale British establishment, and changing the musical landscape indelibly. Features exclusive interviews with manager Malcolm McClaren, producer Dave Goodman, guitarist Glen Matlock, film-maker / DJ Don Letts, photographer Ray Stevenson and many more. Also includes never-before-heard music written and produced by the Sex Pistols' producer Dave Goodman.
Michael Jackson HIStory Tour Live in Auckland, New Zealand 1996
Long-buried tale of the tragic hours that brought Greenwood to a fiery end, and the misunderstanding that started when a white elevator operator accused 19-year-old Greenwood resident Dick Rowland of assault prompted the violent race riot. Eyewitness accounts, archival film, and dramatizations recount the 1921 race riots in Tulsa.
For how long have we been laughing? Are human beings the only ones to laugh? In the past, scientists tended to neglect such questions of laughter, leaving them to the philosophers. Jacques Mitsch's A NATURAL HISTORY OF LAUGHTER explores recent scientific attempts to explicate this most elusive of human faculties, undertaken by scientists who see it as a means of approaching some of the larger mysteries of neurology and human behavior.
This is the first part of a history about the history of paper.
Explores the history of Japanese video games through exclusive interviews and never-before-seen access to a wide variety of material.
This documentary examines the media's coverage of the Canadian federal election of May 1979. Filmed over a 3-week period, it takes a fascinating look at journalists in action and the politicians who attempt to manipulate the media.
America's answer to the introduction of the MiG-15 into the Korean War -- the F-86 Sabre jet -- is the subject of this documentary that takes viewers inside the cockpit of the plane that allowed the United States to regain its air superiority. Focusing on the design, performance and history of this legendary flying machine, the program offers up intense footage of some of the most gut-wrenching dogfights in history.
Nobody symbolized the steady resolve of the British people during World War II more than Winston Churchill. This penetrating study chronicles Churchill's life from his birth through his military career and his uncompromising fight against Hitler. Featuring archival footage, this installment of The History Makers of World War II series promises to enlighten and entertain history enthusiasts.
Following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 almost 2,000 people were missing. Bitter recriminations from the relatives of the missing has divided the island further. This documentary reveals the existence of previously unknown mass graves, the possible last resting place of the missing people.