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Planet B-Boy

Planet B-Boy

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 Think breakdancing died in the eighties? Think again. PLANET B-BOY is a feature-length, theatrical documentary that re-discovers one of the most incredible dance phenomena the world has ever seen. Originally known as “B-boying”, breakdancing was an urban …

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In the Shadow of the Moon

In the Shadow of the Moon

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Waco: The Rules of Engagement

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This controversial documentary about the stand-off between an unorthodox Christian group – the Branch Davidians, under the leadership of the young, charismatic David Koresh – and the FBI and ATF in Waco, Texas, from February to April …

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Haitian Revolution: Toussaint Louverture

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The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave revolution in history; it created the world’s first Black republic – traumatizing Southern planters, inspiring U.S. Blacks, and invigorating anti-slavery activist world-wide.

At the forefront of the rebellion was General …

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Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France

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Marie Antoinette, the young and beautiful Austrian princess who was strategically married into the most prestigious monarchy in Europe, was to become the symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century aristocracy and was to be France’s …

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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.

Factually accurate and based on extensive …

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The Samurai

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They were the knights of medieval Japan, an elite warrior class that held the reins of power and the fascination of the people for more than 700 years.

Masters of sword and bow, driven by an unforgiving code …

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Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer

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Cleopatra – the most famous woman in history. We know her as a great queen, a beautiful lover and a political schemer. For 2,000 years almost all evidence of her has disappeared – until now.

In one of …

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Engineering an Empire

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Engineering an Empire is a program on The History Channel that explores the engineering and/or architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies on this planet.

Engineering an Empire has received critical acclaim. …

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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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A highlight of the nationwide Lincoln Bicentennial celebration is this unprecedented documentary on the life and legacy of the man widely considered one of the best – and most enigmatic – presidents.

It addresses many of the controversies …

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