Films

Category: Films

  1. FILM: Knowledge or Certainty (1973, Jacob Bronowski, 50 min) In 1973 the BBC broadcast an 11-part documentary on cultural evolution written and hosted by Polish-born mathematician and poet Jacob Bronowski. Its title, The Ascent of Man, played on the title of Darwin’s 1871 book on…

  2. Directed by Margarethe von Trotta In 1960 Israeli agents arrested fugitive SS war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Argentina & took him to Jerusalem for trial & execution. Political theorist Hannah Arendt covered his trial for The New Yorker in articles then published as the controversial…

  3. Directed by Cate Shortland In the chaos of 1945, as Allied forces sweep across Germany, 14-year-old Lore is ordered by her Nazi parents to take her four younger siblings to safety at their grandmother’s home on the northern sea, more than 500 miles away, since…

  4. Directed by Jean-Jacques Arnaud The battle for Stalingrad (1942-43) remains legendary for the extreme losses & suffering endured by the city’s people, the defending Soviet troops & invading Germans, all stranded without outside support or supplies over one of the coldest winters on record. Based…

  5. A film about the 1986 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and Dr. Martin Luther King’s Evolving Vision of Justice Winner of Best Documentary Award, Organization of American Historians The documentary brings into sharp relief issues that have only become more urgent in the intervening years, offering…