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Look at this City

  This polemical documentary—using rare authentic images and newsreels from both sides—justifies the erection of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961. It represents West Berlin as the frontline of Read More

The History of the Volkswagen

  This revealing program looks at the history of the Volkswagen Beetle opening up the secret history of the World’s most popular car.  By the sixties, the Beetle had won Read More

Location: Neubrandenburg

  This professionally-produced documentary shot on location in Neubrandenburg, Germany, offers viewers a fascinating human perspective on daily life in post-Wende Germany.  Nine short portraits of citizens comprise the video.  Read More

Degenerate Art? Balance Sheet of an Iconoclasm

  Degenerate art (Entartete Kunst) was a term adopted in the 1920s by the Nazi Party in Germany to describe modern art. During the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler, German modernist Read More

Biedermeier: A Way of Life in Austria, 1815-1848

  This video traces the major social, cultural, technological and political developments that took place in Austria between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the revolutions of 1848, a Read More

The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Franz Kafka

  This ground-breaking video series combines drama, documentary and critical analysis by renowned authors and critics – including Anthony Burgess, V.S. Pritchett, and Frank Kermode – to illustrate the works Read More

The Open Door

  The film explores a middle-class Egyptian girl’s coming of age, against the background of the growing Egyptian nationalist movement before the 1952 Egyptian revolution.  It examines women’s rights in Read More

I Am Free

  I am Free is associated with the onset of a feminist context to Egyptian films in the 1960s. The film is also known as part of Salah Abu Seif’s Read More

Apples From the Desert

  Inspired by the award-winning play of the same name, this poignant drama centers around Rivka (Moran Rosenblatt), the only child of Ultra Orthodox Jewish (Sephardic) parents from Jerusalem, who Read More

Three Monks

  Three Monks is a Chinese animated short film produced by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio (SAFS).  A young monk lives a simple life on a hilltop Buddhist temple. He Read More