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The Good Fight

The Good Fight

Director: Noel Buckner, Mary Dore, Sam Sills
Year: 1984

Narrated by Studs Terkel, The Good Fight explores a significant gap in our history through its use of newsreels, photographs, interviews with Lincoln veterans and Depression-era music.

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Legacy of a Dream

Legacy of a Dream

Director: Richard Kaplan

Legacy of a Dream is a 24 minute film that uses selected footage from the 180 minute Academy Award nominated documentary King: A Filmed Record; Montgomery to Memphis to present a shorter account of Dr. King's non-violent campaign for civil rights and social justice.

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SEMBENE!

SEMBENE!

Director: Jason Silverman, Samba Gadjigo
Year: 2015

In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. This true story celebrates how the father of African cinema, against enormous odds, fought a monumental, 50-year battle to give Africans a voice.

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Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

Director: Daniel Gordon
Year: 2007

The first Western interview with Comrade Joe, James Joseph Dresnok, an American soldier who defected to North Korea in 1962 and has embraced life in the secret state ever since. From the director of A STATE OF MIND.

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Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary

Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary

Director: Richard Dindo
Year: 1994

Over 40 years ago, on October 9, 1967, Ernesto Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian army, aided by the CIA. Guevara's diary, a detailed, personal account of his futile 11-month attempt to foment revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this moving portrait.

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Director: Bill Siegel
Year: 2013

THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure.

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The Eleanor Roosevelt Story

The Eleanor Roosevelt Story

Director: Richard Kaplan
Year: 1965

Pulitzer prize winner Archibald MacLeish scripted this touching portrait of the woman who emerged from a privileged but painful childhood to become a powerful humanitarian. Academy Award winner for Best Documentary. Introduced by Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Year: 1925

For eight decades, Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 masterpiece has remained the most influential silent film of all time. Yet each successive generation has seen BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN subjected to censorship and recutting, its unforgettable power diluted in unauthorized public domain editions from dubious sources. Until now.

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Videocracy

Videocracy

Director: Erik Gandini
Year: 2009

Critically-acclaimed documentary explores the underbelly of the high-glitz, low-politics, skin-baring media culture promulgated by Berlusconi's ownership of the majority of the Italy's TV stations. Approaching the material as both insider and outsider, Gandini gains remarkable access to the world of Berlusconi's associates and the willing wannabes that swarm around them, unveiling a modern Italy as both comedy and tragedy.

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Tony Manero

Tony Manero

Director: Pablo Larrain
Year: 2008

As Augusto Pinochet holds Chile in the grip of dictatorship, a fifty year old man obsessed with John Travolta's character from Saturday Night Fever imitates his idol each weekend in a small bar on the outskirts of Santiago. A stinging allegory for the corruption and egomania of Augusto Pinochet. "An indelible portrait of a sociopath with the soul of a zombie." - The New York Times.

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