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Africa, Episode 7, The Rise of Nationalism
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directed by Andrew Harries, 1954-; presented by Basil Davidson, 1913-2010; produced by John Percival, 1937-2005, Channel Four Television, Monarda Arts and Mitchell Beazley Television, in Africa, Episode 7 (Halle, Saxony-Anhalt: ArtHaus Musik, 1984), 53 mins
This major eight-part series reveals the rich and diverse drama of African history and is presented by the distinguished historian and scholar Basil Davidson. Covering a vast time scale - from the origins of some of the world‘s greatest civilisations, to colonisation, the rise of nationalism and the emergence of...
directed by Andrew Harries, 1954-; presented by Basil Davidson, 1913-2010; produced by John Percival, 1937-2005, Channel Four Television, Monarda Arts and Mitchell Beazley Television, in Africa, Episode 7 (Halle, Saxony-Anhalt: ArtHaus Musik, 1984), 53 mins
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Biography, Emperor Hirohito
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in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1963), 26 mins
This documentary examines the early days of Hirohito's reign through his role in Japan's miraculous post-war resurgence.
in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1963), 26 mins
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Burden on the Land
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produced by Roger Pyke Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 5 mins
Filmed in the face of enormous political and geographical obstacles, Burden on the Land is a comprehensive look at Africa's future as it faces the 21st century. It addresses the root causes of famine and suggests reasons why development efforts in Africa have been so disappointing. Examining the sub-Saharan countr...
produced by Roger Pyke Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 5 mins
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From Congo to Zaire
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directed by Olivier Moser and Frederic Tadino (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 2 mins
The Congo, the largest country in Central Africa, was granted its independence from Belgium in 1960. This riveting historical documentary, using a wealth of archival material, illustrates how the legacy of colonialism effected modern Congo, led first by Patrice Lumumba, then by General Mobutu for thirty years. Fro...
directed by Olivier Moser and Frederic Tadino (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 2 mins
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Frontiers, Gold and the Gun
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produced by Jenny Barraclough, in Frontiers (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1990, originally published 1990), 49 mins
Distinguished presenters visit some famous dividing lines between nations. Sometimes against a backdrop of breathtaking beauty, sometimes of bleak barbed wire, each film shows what a frontier does to the people who live in its shadow. Among those explored are former East/West Germany, South Africa/Mozambique, and...
produced by Jenny Barraclough, in Frontiers (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1990, originally published 1990), 49 mins
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Frontline, Season 32, Battle Zones: Ukraine & Syria
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directed by James Jones, fl. 2014; presented by Muhammad Ali, fl. 2012-2014 and James Jones, fl. 2014; produced by James Jones, fl. 2014, Missy Frederick, fl. 2007-2016 and Jamie Doran, Frontline (Television program), in Frontline, Season 32 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2014), 56 mins

Battle for Ukraine: The unrest in Ukraine in early 2014 has provoked one of the biggest confrontations between Russia and the United States since the Cold War. FRONTLINE's James Jones (Secret State of North Korea) delivers a chilling look at both sides of the ongoing fight--revealing firsthand the deep-seated hatr...

directed by James Jones, fl. 2014; presented by Muhammad Ali, fl. 2012-2014 and James Jones, fl. 2014; produced by James Jones, fl. 2014, Missy Frederick, fl. 2007-2016 and Jamie Doran, Frontline (Television program), in Frontline, Season 32 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2014), 56 mins
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Hadrian
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directed by John Trefor; produced by John Trefor (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008, originally published 2008), 1 hour
Emperor Hadrian is well known for his eponymous wall. 70 miles long, it was a prodigious feat and remains one of the greatest physical remnants of the Roman Empire. But in reality, the wall was nothing more than a sideshow ...
directed by John Trefor; produced by John Trefor (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2008, originally published 2008), 1 hour
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Ho Chi Minh
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directed by Greg Barker, fl. 1996-2016; produced by Greg Barker, fl. 1996-2016, Reuters Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997, originally published 1996), 27 mins
In Vietnam, one of the last communist nations, Ho Chi Minh remains the father figure for the nation. For many in the West there remains a fascination with Uncle Ho, the frail, idealistic leader who against seemingly insurmountable odds humiliated two of the world's strongest armies, the American and the French. Th...
directed by Greg Barker, fl. 1996-2016; produced by Greg Barker, fl. 1996-2016, Reuters Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997, originally published 1996), 27 mins
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Illuminations: Private Lives of Medieval Kings, Episode 2, What a King Should Know
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directed by Graham Johnston, fl. 1980-2014; produced by Graham Johnston, fl. 1980-2014, Oxford Film and Television, in Illuminations: Private Lives of Medieval Kings, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 59 mins
Dr Janina Ramirez unlocks the secrets of medieval illuminated manuscripts and shows how they gave power to the king and united the kingdom in an age of plague, warfare and rebellion. She discovers that Edward III used the manuscripts he read as a boy to prepare him for his great victory at the battle of Crecy and...
directed by Graham Johnston, fl. 1980-2014; produced by Graham Johnston, fl. 1980-2014, Oxford Film and Television, in Illuminations: Private Lives of Medieval Kings, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 59 mins
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Infamous Assassinations, 18, The Assassination of Charles de Gaulle
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directed by Nicolas Wright, fl. 2003; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Infamous Assassinations, 18 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2007, originally published 2007), 26 mins
There were three attempts to kill General de Gaulle, all of which were unsuccessful. The first was by German snipers in Paris 1945. The second was on 8 September 1961, when a plastic charge was fired at his car by a gang controlled by Raoul Salan. The third attempt was on 22 August 1962, when his car was raked by...
directed by Nicolas Wright, fl. 2003; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Infamous Assassinations, 18 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2007, originally published 2007), 26 mins
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