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Remarkable Creatures

Set against the dramatic landscape of the English coastal town of Lyme-Regis and centers on two female 19th century fossil hunters who make significant discoveries that changed the scientific world forever. The story reveals invisible women in science who were influential but marginalized and whose accomplishments were appropriated by men.

Love Canal

The film focuses on extraordinary group of working class housewives from Love Canal, New York who took on the government and the chemical industry in the 70s.

Salt to the Sea

At the end of WWII, three refugees from East Prussia believe their way to safety is on the ship the Wilhelm Gustloff. Just when freedom seems in their grasp, tragedy strikes: the sinking of that ship ias one of the worst maritime disasters that ever occurred.

Zealot: The Life and Ti...

Set in first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker Jesus of Nazareth walks across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he calls the "Kingdom of God." The revolutionary movement he launches is so threatening to the established order that he is captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal.

Cleopatra

The Egyptian queen Cleopatra, a firm ruler and military tactician, embarks on a ruthless rise to power. She twice marries brothers, killing each of them as well as a sister. Romantic alliances with the much-older Roman honchos Julius Caesar and Marc Antony help her solidify power, but her dalliance with Antony undoes both of them.

King Leopold's Ghost

Set at a moment when European countries are racing to find ways to carve up the natural resources of Africa, Belgium's King Leopold II becomes the world's richest man with billions stashed in secret bank accounts by gaining private ownership of the Congo Free State, and inserts a mercenary army to cruelly plunder rubber and ivory. He forces the locals to harvest it. Those who refused are dismembered or worse, and as many as 8 million are killed in this ruthless pursuit. The Congolese defy Leopold II and fight back. Their heroic plight sparks a daring and unlikely alliance between a black American missionary, an English investigative journalist and an Irish spy that shine a light on the horrors and give birth to the first human rights movement.

The Battle of Britain

In 1940, the Royal Air Force battle the German Luftwaffe for control of British airspace over the city of London, which ultimately prevents a Nazi invasion of Britain.

Tripoli

During the Jefferson presidency, U.S. diplomat William Eaton joined forces with a king to overthrow the lord of Tripoli, in what is now Libya.

Attila

Focuses on the formative years of Attila the Hun who later in life becomes the leader of the Hunnic Empire, which brazenly attacks Rome and lays waste to much of Europe. He dies under mysterious circumstances on his wedding night in 453 AD.

Everest

In 1924, George Mallory makes an ascent of Mount Everest. But he and Andrew Irvine mysteriously never return from their climb. His legacy involves the possibility that he, and not Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953, was the first man to reach the summit.

Flying Tigers

A volunteer fighter squadron is formed by General Claire Chennault to help the Chinese fight against the Empire of Japan before the United States enters WWII. The aging Chinese planes are no match for the superior Japanese forces, until the volunteers arrive in American-made P-40 War Hawks. The two squadrons fly side by side, in fighter planes emblazoned with the gaping tiger's teeth logo. After Pearl Harbor, the Flying Tigers become an effective squadron in the U.S. Air Force.

Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler makes a defiant stand against Polish Nazi occupation. She develops an incredible network to care for and save 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto. Following her arrest by the Gestapo during the height of the war, it becomes a race against time to save not only herself but the identities of the hidden thousands who'll face certain execution.

The Honeymoon

Recounts Dinitia Eliot’s honeymoon in Venice in June, 1880 following her marriage to John Walter Cross, a man 20 years younger.

The Last Duel

In 1386, a young King Charles IV sanctions a duel between knights Jean de Carrouges and Jacques LeGris, which will leave only one of them standing and could result in the additional death of one of their wives.

Warrior Queen

A young Queen Amanirenas rules over the Kush Kingdom of Nubia, one of the richest kingdom's in Ancient Africa. She successfully leads her army of Nubians into battle against the mighty invading Roman Empire forcing them to withdraw and negotiate peace.