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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

History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles

   2013    History
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan

   2021    History
The Story of China
The Story of China

   2016    History
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History
The Life of Birds
The Life of Birds

   1998    Nature
Minimalism
Minimalism

   2015    Culture
Magic Numbers
Magic Numbers

   2018    Science
The Story of the Jews
The Story of the Jews

   2013    History