1991 C 51 Min. Audrey Hepburn
2008 54 Min. Playing Life—Louis Armstrong
52 minutes. Dachau! The word haunts the world's collective memory, a chilling nightmare from the past housed in a storybook Bavarian town. How can one live in this icon of atrocity? With unexpected candor, children, politicians, survivors, teachers, bar keepers, teenagers, Miss Dachau, and many others, speak out. They tell us what Dachau means for them as a symbol of the Nazi era and as an affluent Munich suburb they have chosen to call their home. Are they guilty, innocent, tainted by the past, tormented by ghosts, unconcerned by the sins of their fathers or just simply enjoying the present?
years in the making, the film is a fast-paced, provocative document that lets
Germans themselves try to answer the perplexing question: "How can anyone
live in a town called Dachau?"
minutes or 104 minutes or 156 minutes. This complete biography reveals the outstanding
achievements of one of the world's most celebrated entertainers. It examines his
sometimes difficult romantic life, his successful dual career as a singer and
actor, and his worthy efforts in aid of children in need.
OSKAR SCHINDLER: THE TRUE STORY
minutes. This compelling documentary examines the tense real-life drama of the
playboy industrialist who risked everything to save over a thousand Jewish workers
from the Holocaust. Extensive newsreel, film, photographs, and testimony from
survivors and Schindler himself combine to present and unforgettable experience.
ROAD TO MANDALAY
Beyond the reach of the world's press, in the far north of Burma, a gold rush has been quietly gathering force, sending out ripples of rumors, creating a magnet whose force can be felt throughout the country.
The lure is almost irresistible: When the rivers are low, their empty banks reveal gold-bearing sand, riches just waiting to be scooped up, instant wealth there for the taking. Truth rarely matches fantasy, especially after it has passed from mouth to mouth and from one end of the country to the other. But in this case, some of the tales are indeed fueled by fact. There is gold to be found on the Irrawaddy and along the Chindwin. Men and women have become rich, perhaps not overnight, but certainly within the space of a few months.
Women are at the head of this gold rush, the owners of many of the claims and the rigs which suck up the ore from the river bottom - market sellers or housewives one day, women of wealth the next.
The film focuses on several of these women, those who have already made their fortunes, and those who are still rich only in their dreams. Their stories form the central narrative of the film as they speak about what motivated them to leave their former jobs, and the dynamics of their life on the river: the rigs and sluices where they work, the shanty towns in which they live, the parasites who prey upon them, and the gold dealers who buy their wealth or trade it for precious stones.
together, these accounts form a portrait of THE GOLDEN ROAD TO MANDALAY.
FLOWERS OF DEATH
The 'Golden Triangle:' the fabled, forbidden heart of southeast Asia, home of heroin, morphine, and a host of amphetamines. One corner rests in northern Thailand, another in the jungles of Laos and the third is lodged deep in the mountains of Burma. On the rugged hillsides and in remote clearings, rippling seas of golden poppies glint in the harsh sunlight. Soon their sap will begin its journey to the back streets of the world's urban ghettos.
The Burmese portion of the triangle has traditionally been the biggest, most productive and, in recent years, the most foreboding. A kind of no-man's land and a haven for drug lords, it has become a monument to monoculture - the cultivation of opium.
But times are changing for the opium world. One by one, the drug warlords are making peace and disbanding their armies. Crop substitution is being introduced as a viable alternative for poppies, and the 21st century is now reaching into this forgotten corner of the globe.
This film focuses on the opium growers themselves, tribal peoples who are currently caught in this moment of change when opium may well cease to be their staff of life. Interviews with them will form the core of the narration. In their own fashion, they relate what it is like to live in a culture of opium where everyone is a grower, or trader, or user, any, or all three. What have they learned from this school of life? How do they view the forces that are currently trying to wean them away from poppy cultivation.
3 x 30 - Underwater exploration. Adventurous, sometimes dangerous, but always exciting. In this series, you will travel to some of the most exotic locations on earth to explore beneath the sea in search of shipwrecks, unique marine life, and wondrous underwater growths of coral and plants.
audience will be fascinated with the tremendous variety of life in the sea. It
is educational as well as entertaining. Each half-hour episode features a new
adventure as we EXPLORE OUR WATERWORLD.
3 x 60 - The Last Sailors is a journey into the forgotten world of working sail where men still set out, as they have for centuries, to gain their livelihood from the sea.
This is the story, filmed over a two-year period, about the last men going to sea under sail to make a living. The production team sailed the world’s oceans to record the remnants of "working sail" and to meet some of "the last sailors" who make their living under sail, whether on board dhows, junks, trading schooners or other working sailboats. Times are changing rapidly, and the deep water sailor who hoists sail and sets out to gain his livelihood from the sea, is left in the wake of technology.
This effort represents a systematic search for those places in the world where sailing craft are still part of the economic system. The team corresponded with diplomats, harbormasters, travelers and yachtsman cruising abroad, asking each of them what he had seen of working sail. All too often the replies were "Sorry, you’re five years too late," or "The last one is now in a museum." However, despite frequent disappointments, they finally prepared a list of countries where traditional sailing craft can still be found.
The team set out, as fellow sailors, to meet with the men who sail these craft. They showed interest in whatever they might be doing and were willing to take part if an extra hand was needed. Wherever possible, they worked alongside the sailors and tried to share their way of life. They spent days, and in a few cases, weeks, getting to know them before the cameras appeared.
The end of this long sailing era is not a peaceful one. Beneath the surface there is a quiet violence as what was ceases to be. Ways of life are in conflict, and even the sea is not big enough to keep them all afloat…
Narrated by Orson Welles.
DISCOVERY OF ART
51 x 45 or 51 x 26. This informative and visually spectacular series presents an in-depth look at some of the greatest works of art created from the Medieval Times to the 20th Century. Brilliantly produced in a highly-comprehensible and easy-to-follow format, each program in this series gives the viewer a totally unique art experience as well as a comprehensive lesson in art history. The result of advanced research and documentation, these programs enable viewers to witness the unraveling of the great masterpieces of art, providing insights into the artists, and educate both amateur and art connoisseur alike.
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For many centuries, astrology has helped people to understand themselves and their
relationships. Horoscopes act as a guide through the events that affect us all.
More people than ever are using the stars to bring greater meaning and enjoyment
into their lives. Astrosign presents the profile of each astrological sign with
a humorous and graphic twist.
(5 x 60) This five part series begins to unravel the mysteries of UFO’s by consulting experts, eye-witnesses, artifacts, photographs and films.
The Prowler of Space
Witness photographic evidence of the existence of UFO’s! Hear eyewitness accounts of encounters with these craft. Why is the U.S. government trying so hard to conceal our contact with the Aliens at Roswell, New Mexico? What technology can we acquire from these Alien beings? These questions are explored in "The Prowlers of Space".
Is there evidence of Alien influence on early human civilizations? Archeological sites like the pyramids of Giza were built according to astronomical measurements that far surpassed the technology that existed during that time. On Mars a similar set of Pyramids exists, as well as sculpture of a human face. Explore these cosmic mysteries in Traces.
Begin with an in-depth look at animal phenomenon. Then hear the stories of people who have been abducted. Many have proof beyond mere memories-cuts, scars, and in some cases, brain implants. These are the subjects of E.T.’s Experiments.
To Travel Like Them
How close are we to interplanetary travel? Top physicists discuss the potential for humans to travel among the planets. Explore technology witnessed in UFO sightings. Find out if we will be able "To Travel Like Them".
have been in contact with humans for many years. Now hear the incredible stories
of credible eyewitnesses-military personnel, airline pilots, and scientists-who
have all made "Contact."
(5 x 60)
Explore the mysteries
of the universe from an earth-bound perspective. How and when was the universe
created? How many solar systems are there? What is the future of Space exploration?
What is the ultimate destiny of earth?
Witness the first steps taken by the United States to put a man in Space, and then on the moon. These early MR-1 and 2, and Gemini missions laid the groundwork for all space exploration. Join NASA in its initial phase of space communication.
Exploring the Sun
Mission Helios was the first German-American space venture designed to explore the sun. This NASA film emphasizes the cooperation between two nations in exploring an object with transcends nationality. This episode also provides a basic overview of our solar system and the earth’s relationship to the sun.
The Moon and Other Satellites
Relive the amazing journey of Apollo 11 and watch man take his first steps on to the moon. Join the astronauts in the lunar rover as they drive along the surface and explore the lunar highlands. Then learn about the valuable uses of man-made satellites and their functions.
Exploring the Planets
How much do we know about our own solar system? Join NASA as they send out the voyager probes to learn more about our neighbors. What lies beneath the clouds of Venus? Why are canals present on the surface of Mars? Explore the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter as we travel with NASA to these exotic locales.
Searching for Life
Join Orson Welles and Rod Serling as they explore the vastness of the universe and the potential for other intelligent life. Has intelligent life been visiting Earth? Could a special breed of Alien life have influenced human evolution? Join us as we scan the universe, Searching for Life.
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