Tagged: history

Status Anxiety

Status Anxiety (2004), presented by Alain de Botton and based on his book of the same name. In this documentary film, Alain de Botton discusses the desire of people in many modern societies to...

Miracle Planet: Ep.3 – New Frontiers

This third episode follows our ancestors from the shallow saltwater seas to the freshwater rivers, then discusses the colonization of land. The focus is mainly on the Devonian and Carboniferous periods. Miracle Planet is...

The Secret History of Genghis Khan

I’ve been reading the book “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World” by Jack Weatherford which was a 2004 New York Times best seller. Through extensive research, Weatherford makes a convincing argument...

Vietnam – American Holocaust

This thorough re-evaluation of the Vietnam War looks at how and why it happened in the context of overarching American policies that justify and perpetuate wars around the world since Vietnam. The film uses...

Transcontinental Railroad

By the middle of the 19th century, the benefits brought by the host of advances of the industrial age were gradually beginning to reach America, which soon developed a spectacular achievement of its own...