397 free documentaries and films to watch online
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Nov 11
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Beginning in ancient Greece and Rome, historian Michael Wood (Legacy, The Story of India), leads an eye-opening tour through 2,500 years of Western art. Filmed at 150 locations in 8 countries, seen on PBS in the late 1980s, this acclaimed series reveals that art is more than paint on canvas or figures chipped from stone. Each work reflects the cultural forces, historical events, and social changes that defined its era.

     

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                 Episode 1: The Legacy of Greece

                 Episode 2: Imperial Stone - The Art of Rome
                 Episode 3: A White Garment of Churches
                 Episode 4: The Age of Gothic
                 Episode 5: The Early Renaissance in Italy
                 Episode 6: The Northern Renaissance
                 Episode 7: Heroic Ambitions
                 Episode 8: The Play of Light
                 Episode 9: The Birth of Baroque
                 Episode 10: Masters of Baroque 
                 Episode 11: The Age of Reason
                 Episode 12: The Passionate Eye
                 Episode 13: Painting the Modern World
                 Episode 14: Distanced Creations


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Nov 11
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A documentary which is exploring the impact of racism on a global scale, as part of the season of programmes marking the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. Beginning by assessing the implications of the relationship between Europe, Africa and the Americas in the 15th century, it considers how racist ideas and practices developed in key religious and secular institutions, and how they showed up in writings by European philosophers Aristotle and Immanuel Kant.

 

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                   Part 1: The Color of Money

                   Part 2: Fatal Impacts

                   Part 3: A Savage Legacy

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Nov 11
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Pompeii: one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history. We know how its victims died, but this film sets out to answer another question - how did they live? Gleaning evidence from an extraordinary find, Cambridge professor and Pompeii expert Mary Beard provides new insight into the lives of the people who lived in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius before its cataclysmic eruption.

 

 

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Jan 11

 

 

Robert Hardy presents this three part documentary chronicling the events of World War Two. From the Blitzkrieg of Poland, Denmark and Norway, through the fall of France, the invasion of Russia, the aerial and naval battles, the horrors of the concentration camps and the nuclear devastation of Hiroshima, up to the fall of Germany in 1945, all the major events of the war are detailed here.

 

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                      The History of World War II - Part 1

                      The History of World War II - Part 2

                      The History of World War II - Part 3  

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21
Nov 10
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In this Timewatch special, historian Bettany Hughes unravels one of the most intriguing mysteries of all time. She presents a series of geological, archaeological and historical clues to show that the legend of Atlantis was inspired by a real historical event - the greatest natural disaster of the ancient world.

 

 


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Nov 10
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At first glance Brazil appears to be an alluring playground of exciting carnivals, sultry samba, divine football and a vibrantly diverse people. Astonishingly Brazil, a Portuguese colony, received ten-times more African slaves than the numbers transported to North America.

 

This programme looks at those estimated 4 million people with whose blood, sweat and tears Brazil was built. Without them none of Brazil’s present-day success and appeal would exist.

 

Using contemporary testimonies, this film takes a hard look at Brazil s dark history through the eyes of those slaves.

 


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Out 10
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Universally acclaimed as one of the finest documentary series ever made about the Great War. The First World War is a powerful, original and truly comprehensive account of the conflict.

 

It places the war in truly Global military context as never before, exploring many of the little known campaigns, battles and actions as well as the better known conflict on the Western Front.

 

The series combines previously unseen footage from newly accessible archives in Central and Eastern Europe with exclusive film of many of the battlefields as they are today, studies key participants and weaponry, and diary entries and letters home from soldiers, officers and commanders.

 

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                                  EPISODE 1 - To Arms

                                  EPISODE 2 - Under the Eagle

                                  EPISODE 3 - Global War

                                  EPISODE 4 - Jihad

                                  EPISODE 5 - Shackled to a Corpse

                                  EPISODE 6 - Breaking the Deadlock

                                  EPISODE 7 - Blockade

                                  EPISODE 8 - Revolution

                                  EPISODE 9 - Germany's Last Gamble

                                  EPISODE 10 - War Without End

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The Death of Yugoslavia is a BBC documentary series first broadcast in 1995, and is also the name of a book written by Allan Little and Laura Silber that accompanies the series. It covers the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. It is notable in its combination of never-before-seen archive footage interspersed with interviews of most of the main players in the conflict, including Slobodan Milošević, then President of Serbia. This format, pioneered by the programme's production company, Brian Lapping Associates, was very influential and the company produced many others in similar style.

 

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                       Part 1 - "Enter Nationalism"

                       Part 2 - "The Road to War"

                       Part 3 - "Wars of Independence"

                       Part 4 - "The Gates of Hell"

                       Part 5 - "A Safe Area"

                       Part 6 - "Pax Americana"

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09
Jul 10
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Series of documentary travelogues in which Tim Mackintosh Smith follows in the footsteps of 14th Century Moroccan scholar Ibn Battutah, who covered 75,000 miles, 40 countries and three continents in a 30-year odyssey.

 

He was islam's and perhaps the world's greates traveller 1 - Beginning in north Africa, Tim visits Battutah's birthplace of Tangier in Morocco, and stumbles on a performance of medieval trance music. In Egypt, he goes to a remote village where Battutah had an astonishing prophetic dream and visits the world's oldest university in Cairo.

 

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                           Episode 1 - Wanderlust

                           Episode 2 - Magicians and Mystics

                           Episode 3 - Trade Winds

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07
Jul 10
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Six-part Channel Four television series on the history of the Spanish Civil War, using stills, interviews and copious archive film from British and Spanish sources.

 

The Documentary, using unique newsreel footage follows all the major battles and incidents throughout the three years of civil war in Spain, including the surrender in March, 1939.

 

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                            Part 1 - Prelude to Tragedy

                            Part 2 - Revolution, Counter-Revolution & Terror

                            Part 3 - Battleground for Idealists

                            Part 4 - Franco and the Nationalists

                            Part 5 - Inside the Revolution

                            Part 6 - Victory and Defeat

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02
Jul 10
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"Secrets of Lost Empires," is a special five-part NOVA series originally aired in February of 2000. In the series, NOVA crews attempt to ferret out long-forgotten secrets of early architects and engineers. How did they design and erect the Egyptian obelisks? The Easter Island stone monoliths called moais? Roman baths? The rainbow bridges of ancient China?

 

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                                 Episode 1 - Pharaoh's Obelisk

                                 Episode 2 - Easter Island

                                 Episode 3 - Roman Bath

                                 Episode 4 - China Bridge

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18
Jun 10
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Examines the claims of Professor Martin Bernal who questions the assumption of the “Europeaness” of our civilization placing instead the “black” Egyptians and Phoenicians at the center of the West’s origins.

 

Black Athena examines Cornell Professor Martin Bernal’s iconoclastic study of the African origins of Greek civilization and the explosive academic debate it provoked.

 

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