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The Mission Begins

   2017    Art
The wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II are profiled. The documentary focuses on five directors – John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens – whose war-related works are analysed by modern filmmakers, respectively Paul Greengrass, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, and Lawrence Kasdan. In the first episode, John Ford's The Battle of Midway was approved directly by President Franklin D. Roosevelt while Frank Capra fights to get Why We Fight made.
Series: Five Came Back

The Price of Victory

   2017    Art
The five directors, John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens, return to Hollywood after the war but are forever haunted by what they saw. Ford goes on a drinking bender after filming the carnage at D-Day. Stevens is wholly unprepared for the horrors of Dachau and realizes he is not there to film propaganda but to capture evidence of crimes against humanity. Wyler, who lost his hearing during the war, fears his career is over. Huston chronicles soldiers suffering from postraumatic stress disorder in the film Let There Be Light, only to have it suppressed by the U.S. government.
Series: Five Came Back

The Toys that Made Us
The Toys that Made Us

   2017    Technology
A History of Christianity
A History of Christianity

   2011    History
Through the Wormhole Season 6
Through the Wormhole Season 6

   2015    Science
Walking with Cavemen
Walking with Cavemen

   2003    History
The Virtual Revolution
The Virtual Revolution

   2010    Technology
How Art Made the World
How Art Made the World

   2006    Art
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial

      History
The Private Life of Plants
The Private Life of Plants

   1994    Nature