Preserving American Jazz and the efforts of Dr. Albert Vollmer for his life's work in honoring Jazz's Senior Citizenry through the founding of the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band. Founded in 1973 by trombonist Clyde Bernhardt and jazz aficionado Albert Vollmer, the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band became the world's most authentic swing band. It stars veteran jazz and blues musicians (64 to 96 years old) whose roots reach back to the classic period of the 20's and 30's. These 'originals' actually did 'jump' at the Woodside and 'stomp' at the Savoy, with Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton
1 in 3 children is impacted by this environmental illness- 22,000,000 U.S. children today, but chances are they've never even tested your child. It conservatively costs the U.S. $100 billion annually, however a carefully crafted political campaign has made you think it's not your problem. Think again.
Cocaine has always gotten a bad rap, and for a reason. It is a drug used by the rich and the poor legally and illegally, Mexican cartels fought over it with Colombia once associated with the brutal cocaine wars, and a source of tension between the American and Mexican borders on the people who are illicitly bringing in cocaine from one side of the border to another and will do anything to do it. So it can be surprising at times to the viewer throughout the course of the documentary special, that it was never always like this.
Knyaz Boris I reached the most important spiritual insight - the country needed a single language and script. It accepts students of Cyril and Methodius, creating Ohrid and Preslav Literary School. What other nations took centuries, for bulgarians takes place only about 20 years after their baptizing - introduced a Slavonic Alphabet.
Last years in the Life of german Dramatican Georg Büchner. Around the year 1830 he and his fellow students try to initiate a revolution in Germany, but they are not successful. Büchner has to leave the country and seeks exile in France and Switzerland, where he falls ill with typhus.
Shunned by his parents, brought up by a Poojary, nursed by a cow, Dhyanu Bhagat grows up performing miracles, curing the ill, and singing the praise of Devi Maa Durga. He faces many opponents, including Satish, who believes that Dhyanu is wooing his fiancée, Paro. After witnessing Mughal troops' desecration of the Devi's Mandir, Dhyanu's biggest challenge will come from none other than Shahenshah Akbar himself who will ask him to convert to Din-i-Ilahi.
Echoes That Remain combines hundreds of rare archival photos and previously unseen film footage with live action sequences shot on location at the sites of former Jewish communities in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania. The film's production team spent over a year of research in archives around the world collecting film footage and photographs to help dramatize the folk stories, parables, and anecdotes. Playing an important role in the film are a series of evocative images from the famed photo biographer of Eastern European shtetl life, the late Roman Vishniac.
Drama describing the story of the building of Saint Peter's Cathedral, Vatican, Rome.
History brings the extraordinary world of ancient Egypt to life in a bountiful collection of documentaries that journey back to a time of giant pyramids, mysterious hieroglyphs, and elaborate burial tombs. From the secrets of the Sphinx to the glittering sepulcher of the legendary Tutankhamun, Egypt: Pyramids and Mummies details the pharaohs and feats that created the world's very first superpower. Get an inside look at the recently discovered KV-5, believed to be the family tomb of Ramses the Great, follow the Egyptian Book of the Dead, one of the oldest religious documents in the world and the likely source of the Ten Commandments, from its creation in approximately 1800 BCE near the site of the Egyptian city of Thebes, to its rediscovery in 1887 AD, and learn how ancient Egypt's gods and rituals impacted modern religions to help create a spiritually unique country.
Action takes place in Latvia in 1920-thies. Entrepreneurial Edgar Ceplis establish joint-stock company, to produce and export clay bricks. He attracts to project many investors in the hope of the promised huge profits. Soon Ceplis gets enamored to his office typist, but the business stays neglected, and it turns out that the selected clay is not valid for export bricks. While no one has learned, Ceplis quickly changes his plans and puts young officer in charge of company. A strory about the destructive human features: envy, greed, selfishness, cynicism, cruelty.
Dirk de Villiers -An English woman dares to defy the might of the British Empire and champions the cause of the Boers during the Anglo-Boer War, battling to alleviate the suffering of women and children in concentration camps. - Veronica Lang, Terence Alexander, Jenny Runacre
A quiet French peasant has spent three years as a corporal on the front lines in World War I, and one day he cannot take it anymore and goes AWOL, escaping into the Alps in the southeast of France. He first takes leave of his wife before heading into the mountains and manages to survive in the breathtaking, vast landscape while using all the knowledge and wiles under his command. Even though the area around him is fairly isolated, another deserter arrives on the scene -- but he cannot take the solitude and leaves. As the peasant diligently works at his own survival, the police from the region know he is hiding out somewhere within their jurisdiction, and so his future is anything but secure. This subdued, pacifist film strives for distance rather than emotional involvement, so as to present a pacifist cause as reasonably as possible, but as a consequence, the routine of the deserter's existence verges on a grinding boredom.
Supremely addled mix of live footage, wasted home movies of the Truxes and their nose-rubbing junkie pals, and a police procedural.