Documentary

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Häxan

Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen’s legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious– instead it’s a witches’ brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.

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Hemp for Victory

An informational film produced to encourage farmers to grow hemp for the war effort during WW2. The film details the many industrial uses of hemp, including cloth and cordage, as well as a detailed history of the plant’s use.

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Africa Speaks!

Explorer Paul Hoefler leads a safari into central Africa and what was then called the Belgian Congo, in the regions inhabited by the Wassara and the famous Ubangi tribes.

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Here Is Germany

A “know-your-enemy” propaganda film similar to “Know Your Enemy: Japan” and “My Japan”, films about Japan with the same objective. It contains a history of the prelude to WW II, the death camps and other Nazi war crimes, and commentary on the character of the German people. Directed by Frank Capra, this film is in essentially the same format as his “Why We Fight” series. It was intended to be shown to American troops participating …

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Marvellous Melbourne: Queen City of the South

‘Marvellous Melbourne’ is a compilation of a series of films that Higgins and Spencer made about aspects of everyday life in the city and premiered at Wirth’s Olympia in Melbourne on 22 November 1910. The footage, with its camera angles, static shots, dollies and steady pans across the city, illustrates the beauty and many attractions of the city of Melbourne and is an important visual record of Melbourne’s history. According to the National Film and …

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The Quiet One

A documentary account of the rehabilitation at the Wiltwyck School of an emotionally disturbed Black boy who is unwanted, misunderstood, and inwardly tortured.

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The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler

1950’s television documentary special that includes interviews with Hitler’s sister Paula Wolf and a fellow prisoner who was incarcerated with Hitler, actual footage shot by the Nazi’s and Eva Braun’s rare home movies.

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Three Songs About Lenin

This documentary, made up of 3 episodes, is based on three songs sung by anonymous people in Soviet Russia about Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

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Operation Ivy

A short produced by the US government about the development of the hydrogen bomb leading up to its testing and explosion over Bikini Atoll.

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Why We Fight: War Comes to America

Part VII of the “Why We Fight” series of wartime documentaries. This entry attempts to describe the factors leading up to America’s entry into the Second World War.