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  • About Executing Eichmann

    About Executing Eichmann - Why did a prominent group of Holocaust survivors and philosophers oppose the death sentence for Adolf Eichmann?

  • Alois Nebel - It is the end of summer, 1989. Alois Nebel works as a train dispatcher at a small railway station in the Sudetenland, a mountainous region on the Czechoslovak border.

  • Amateur Photographer - The story of a German soldier and the photographs that he took, while serving on the Eastern Front during WWII.

  • The Apology - Three former "Comfort Women" forced to serve Japanese troops during World War II tell their harrowing stories.

  • As a Young Girl of Thirteen

    As a Young Girl of Thirteen - Holocaust survivor Simone Lagrange vividly recounts her experiences in Auschwitz, and the role she played in bringing Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie to justice.

  • August Sander - A portrait of one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, who though uncelebrated in his own lifetime, pioneered social documentary photography.

  • B

  • Black Sun - A history of the esoteric ideas and myths that served as a breeding ground for Nazi ideology and inspired Adolf Hiter.

  • C

  • A Child's Century of War - Takes the viewer on a journey through the past century - the bloodiest in history - from the perspective of children, and tells their stories in their voices.

  • D

  • Deadly Enemies

    Deadly Enemies - From early attempts to use bacteria as weapons, to the advent of gene splicing and the creation of superbugs, this is the chilling story of the development of biological weapons.

  • Ducktators - A unique look at the use of cartoons during World War II.

  • E

  • Epoca - How is history created? What does or does not enter our memory? By staging a variety of historical fragments, this meditative documentary challenges the idea of "authentic" history.

  • F

  • Forging Identity - The remarkable' life of Adolfo Kaminsky, master forger. He helped thousands of Jews escape Nazi persecution, and after the war many 'underground' movements.

  • G

  • Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters

    Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters - The story of one woman's brutal ordeal as a "comfort woman" for the Japanese Army during World War II.

    H

  • The Hermitage Dwellers - This kaleidoscope of people and events in the great museum unfolds into a poignant account of Russia's painful 20th century transformed by the "dwellers" intimate relationship with the art.

  • Hermitage-Niks - This five-part series is the expanded, in-depth version of THE HERMITAGE DWELLERS.

  • Hiroshima Bound - A personal documentary that tracks the construction of America's collective memory (or lack of one) of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

  • Hotel Terminus - Marcel Ophuls' Academy Award winning examination of the Nazi officer Klaus Barbie, the infamous "Butcher of Lyon," weaves together 40 years of footage and interviews.

  • I

  • I Am Become Death: They Made the Bomb - Illuminating stories told by scientists who actually worked on the Manhattan Project.

  • In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers - Shohei Imamura travels first to Malaysia and then to Thailand, to investigate the lives and experiences of Japanese soldiers who, during World War II, chose to desert.

  • The Ister - A journey up the Danube River, this film takes up some of the most challenging paths in Martin Heidegger's thought. With the philosophers Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy, Bernard Stiegler, and filmmaker Hans-J├╝rgen Syberberg.

  • J

  • Japan's Peace Constitution

    Japan's Peace Constitution - Explores the origins of Japan's Constitution in the ashes of war, and the significance of its famous peace clause, Article 9, and the debates surrounding it, in the 21st century.

  • Japan, The Emperor and the Army - Examines how Japan's demilitarization in the months following the WWII continues to resonate today - in Japanese politics, national identity and cultural influence on the international stage.

  • Joe Polowsky: An American Dreamer - The story of an American World War II veteran who met the Russians at the Elbe River, and who dedicated his life to promoting peace.

  • K

  • Karayuki-San, The Making of a Prostitute - Shohei Imamura profiles a Japanese woman forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese military in Southeast Asia.

  • L

  • The Last Happy Day

    The Last Happy Day - A portrait of a doctor who saw the worst of society and ran.

  • Level Five - In Chris Marker's futuristic reverie, game-developer Laura creates a video game based on the WWII Battle of Okinawa.

  • Loss - An examination of German Jewish life and culture and the lasting intellectual, moral and spiritual void that loss has meant to their fatherland.

  • M

  • Mina's Recipe Book - Before dying of starvation in a concentration camp, Mina carefully recorded her favorite recipes, hoping they would somehow make it to her daughter overseas.

  • N

  • Nanjing

    Nanjing - Till today the history of the 1937 "Rape of Nanking" is a point of contention between China and Japan. How is it seen in each country, and can a shared memory ever be constructed?

  • 900 Days - Unforgettable life stories told by survivors of the Siege of Leningrad, where more than 1 million people died during World War II.

  • O

  • Outlaw-Matsu Comes Home - Shohei Imamura follows a former Japanese soldier during his first trip home after having been abandoned by the military in Thailand during World War II.

  • R

  • Remembrance of Things to Come - This tapestry of still photographs, subject-skipping montage and rapid shuttle of wit and philosophy is pure Chris Marker.

  • S

  • Senso Daughters

    Senso Daughters - Investigates the Japanese army's mistreatment of New Guinean women and "comfort girls."

  • Snake Dance - A reflection on the Promethean dimensions of nuclear power, following German-born Aby Warburg and Robert Oppenheimer, inventor of the atomic bomb

  • Stealing the Fire - In 1996, the German nuclear engineer Karl-Heinz Schaab was accused of selling secret information to Iraq. But was Schaab a shrewd traitor or a simple pawn in a much more extensive network?

  • T

  • Tango of Slaves - A Holocaust survivor's journey to Warsaw becomes the springboard for a meditative essay about history, memory, and their preservation in imagery.

  • To Tell the Truth: The Strategy of Truth

    To Tell the Truth: The Strategy of Truth - Directly follows the previous episode and examines documentary filmmaking in times of war and how it was used as propaganda.

  • The Two Lives of Eva - The complicated, traumatic story of a young woman, the filmmaker's mother, a well-off, Polish Lutheran before WWII, who afterwards married a Jewish Warsaw ghetto survivor.

  • W

  • When Memory Comes: A Film about Saul Friedlander - The noted historian's lifelong quest to describe the extermination of the European Jews.

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