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    The Rosa Parks story

    Dramatic biography of Rosa McCauley Parks, who in 1955 created the spark that began the modern Civil Rights Movement.

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    Danton

    Georges Danton, the popular revolutionary leader, returns to Paris at a time when the new Republic is in disarray. Robespierre and his allies have set up a monstrous dictatorship, beginning the infamous "Reign of Terror." Danton pleads with the people for an end to the bloodshed which violates the spirit of their revolution.

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    Danton

    Danton, the popular revolutionary leader, returns to Paris at a time when the new French republic is in disarray. He is pitched into conflict against the dictator Robespierre and his infamous "Reign of Terror".

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    The new world

    Captain John Smith leaves the Jamestown fort to explore and trade with the Indians, but he is captured. Princess Pocahontas asks her father to spare Smith's life and they fall in love. When he returns to Jamestown, he finds the people starving. Pocahontas brings supplies, but while saving them English, she falls in disgrace with her people. When the Indians realize that the English will not leave their country, they attack. After a bloody battle, the English trade Pocahontas and lodge her in the fort to protect their families. With the return of Captain Newport, Smith is promoted and sent back to England. He asks a friend to tell Pocahontas that he drowned during the trip. Pocahontas is civilized and baptized by the English and John Rolfe proposes and marries her. Many years later, she hears that Captain Smith is alive, and she has to decide if she keeps her marriage or follows her heart.

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    The Battleship Potemkin

    Dramatization of the rebellion of the sailors on the Russian ship Potemkin in 1905, viewed as a forerunner of the Russian Revolution.

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    Antony & Cleopatra

    A dramatization of Shakespeare's famous play which explores the calamitous consequences of an overwhelming passion.

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    Henry IV, Part I

    A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Henry IV, Part I.

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    Henry IV, part II

    Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled Henry IV, part II.

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    King Richard the Second

    A dramatization of Shakespeare's play, the story of a rebellion against the corrupt Richard II.

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    The last emperor

    An epic adventure, full of slaves and concubines, empresses, and warlords. "The true story of Pu Yi, who, at the age of 3, toddled to the Imperial Dragon Throne to become Lord of 10,000 years," China's last emperor.

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    This house of power

    A tribute to the role of the church in the African-American experience, this documentary traces the development of the church from its origins as an "invisible institution" among the slaves to its present-day role as a major force for social change.

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    The last of the Mohicans

    A love story set during the French and Indian War, between an American raised by the Mohican Indians and the daughter of a British officer.

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    Glory

    Based on the true story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Robert Gould Shaw and Cabot Forbes are two idealistic young Bostonians that lead the regiment; Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins is the inspiration who unites the troops ; Pvt. Trip is a runaway slave who joins the regiment.

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    Lincoln

    A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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