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Ginger & Rosa
A24
The Cuban Missile Crisis meets the Sexual Revolution in this critically acclaimed film about two friends (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert) in 1960s London. Their friendship is tested as they try to overcome personal devastation as the world around them…
Rachel Carson - The Woman Who Launched the Modern Environmental Movement
PBS
When Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was published in 1962, the book became a phenomenon. A passionate and eloquent warning about the long-term dangers of pesticides, the book unleashed an extraordinary national debate and was greeted by vigorous attacks from the…
The Abolitionists Part 1
Episode 1 of American Experience: The Abolitionists
PBS
Shared beliefs about slavery bring together Angelina Grimke, the daughter of a Charleston plantation family, who moves north and becomes a public speaker against slavery; Frederick Douglass, a young slave who becomes hopeful when he hears about the abolitionists; William…
Henry Ford
PBS
An absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, Henry Ford offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long…
The Great War: Part 1
PBS
Explore America's tortured, nearly three-year journey to war. Ever the idealistic diplomat, Wilson vowed to keep his country out of "the Great War," but by 1916, there was a growing sense that the war was coming closer to home.
The Abolitionists Part 2
Episode 2 of American Experience: The Abolitionists
PBS
Douglass escapes slavery, eventually joining Garrison in the anti-slavery movement. Threatened with capture by his former owner, Douglass flees to England, returning to the U.S. in 1847. He launches his own anti-slavery paper. John Brown meets with Douglass, revealing his…
The Abolitionists Part 3
Episode 3 of American Experience: The Abolitionists
PBS
The battle between pro-slavery and free-soil contingents rises to fever pitch. During his raid on Harpers Ferry, John Brown is captured, then executed, becoming a martyr for the cause. Abraham Lincoln is elected president in 1860. Southern states secede, war…
The Great War: Part 2
PBS
Examine the speed of the U.S. mobilization and the transformations required of America. Wilson hired George Creel to lead an unprecedented pro-war propaganda campaign, but for those who resisted the fervor, the consequences could be severe.
World in the Balance "The People Paradox"
PBS
Fast forward to the year 2050.... Will it be a world of sharp, unpredictable climate swings, devastating mass extinctions of plants and animals, chronic shortages of water, and unparalleled human poverty and hunger? Or will it be a world where…
The Great War: Part 3
PBS
Chart the ways in which the bloodiest battle in U.S. history, and the ensuing peace, forever changed a nation. African Americans found ways to push for change. Women's suffrage gained converts, and America stepped onto the world stage.
World in the Balance "China Revs Up"
PBS
NOVA takes the pulse of China's hyperactive economy, the fastest-growing in the history of the world. During the last two decades, China clamped down on its population growth through its controversial one-child policy, but in recent years it has relaxed…
American Experience: The Abolitionists
PBS
Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, THE ABOLITIONISTS tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Fighting body and…
3 videos
The Great War - The History of World War I
PBS
Drawing on unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, THE GREAT WAR tells the rich and complex story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as "doughboys." The series…
3 videos