Category Archives: Documentary

August 29, 2017

PBS – The Civil War: A Very Bloody Affair (Part 2/9) – Video

The year 1862 saw the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Lincoln’s war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. Episode Two begins with the political infighting that threatened to swamp Lincoln’s administration and then follows Union General George McClellan’s ill-fated campaign on the Virginia Peninsula, where his huge army meets a smaller but infinitely more resourceful Confederate force. During this episode we witness the battle of ironclad ships, partake of camp life, and watch slavery begin to crumble. We meet Ulysses S. Grant, whose exploits come to a bloody climax at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee. The episode ends with rumors of Europe’s readiness to recognize the Confederacy.

August 28, 2017

PBS – The Civil War: The Cause (Part 1/9) – Video

Beginning with a searing indictment of slavery, this first episode dramatically evokes the causes of the war, from the Cotton Kingdom of the South to the northern abolitionists who opposed it. Here are the burning questions of Union and states’ rights, John Brown at Harpers Ferry, the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the firing on Fort Sumter, and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides. Along the way the series’ major figures are introduced: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and a host of lesser-known but equally vivid characters. The episode comes to a climax with the disastrous Union defeat at Manassas, Virginia, where both sides learn it is to be a very long war.

August 25, 2017

Marilyn Monroe – The Making of Some Like It Hot (Documentary)

2006 documentary on the making of Some Like It Hot. Interviews with Billy Wilder, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and others surrounding the production of this movie classic.

August 10, 2017

Frederick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia (Documentary)

The Prussian king Frederick the Great was one of the greatest warriors and leaders in modern European history, achieving greatness through the Seven Years War and lauded as a philosopher and cultured ‘Prince of the Enlightenment’. Yet the reputation of both Frederick and his Prussia was to be tarnished by association with Hitler’s Nazi regime. Historian Christopher Clark re-examines the life and achievements of one of Germany’s most colourful and controversial leaders.

July 25, 2017

1967 Detroit Riots WXYZ-TV Documentary (Video)

This film was recorded during the July 23-27, 1967, civil disorder in Detroit, Michigan, and was compiled into a documentary by WXYZ TV-7, an ABC affiliate. The footage includes scenes of looting, fires, interviews with victims and bystanders, scenes of police and federal troops, gunfire, and scenes of injured and dead in a hospital. The film alsoincludes portions of press conferences with government officials and concludes with funerals for police and firefighters.

Click here to watch 1967 Detroit Riots WXYZ-TV Documentary.

July 11, 2017

The Soviet Story (2008) – Documentary

The Soviet Story is a 2008 documentary film about Soviet Communism and Soviet–German collaboration before 1941 written and directed by Edvins Šnore and sponsored by the UEN Group in the European Parliament.

July 10, 2017

Stalin: Inside the Terror (Documentary)

This is a BBC2 documentary from 2003 and probably one of the best on Stalin. The archive footage is very good and it draws upon some excellent evidence from close witnesses, including Stalin’s own family.

June 18, 2017

Geert Wilders: Let’s Stop the Cowardice, And Tell The Truth About Islam (Video)

This week, a documentary called “Wilders” premiered at DocFest, a film festival for documentaries in the British town of Sheffield.

The documentary is made by American film director Stephen Robert Morse. Although he does not agree with my political views, he at least tried to bring a balanced story, which is more than I can say of many Dutch journalists.

I allowed Morse and his team to follow me around for a few months. The documentary shows how, due to Islamic death threats, I have to live under 24/7 police protection, am being driven around in armoured cars, am obliged to wear a bulletproof vest whenever I have to speak in public, etc.

Some live in almost similar situations, such as Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard and his Swedish colleague Lars Vilks, British author Salman Rushie, Danish historian Lars Hedegaard, and others. In that sense, this documentary is also a tribute to them. What we all have in common is that we are on Islam’s death list. But what always strikes me is that I am the only elected politician on the list.

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June 17, 2017

America Under Siege: Civil War 2017 (Documentary)

Working with Dangerous Documentaries, director Judd Saul and conservative commentator Trevor Loudon have compiled a team of researchers and undercover operatives to probe the roots of the anti-Trump movement, highlighting the ultimate goals and ulterior motives. Mr. Loudon, a regular contributor to Glenn Beck’s online programming, is the foremost expert on the left-wing organizers of mass protests.

June 16, 2017

Merle Haggard – An American Story (Documentary)

TNN Documentary, narrated by Willie Nelson, with a number of guests, fans, family, and admirers. that also, somewhat promotes, the tribute album, “Mama’s Hungry Eyes,” Bruce Bouton and Tim DuBois.