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The Crossing
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
The Crossing

2000, USA, Robert Harmon
When it seemed to everyone that the American revolution was just about finished, George Washington pulled off a desperate surprise attack on the British army on Christmas day in 1776. An exciting …

Crazy Horse
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Crazy Horse

1996, John Irvin (TV)
Gripping story of the great Indian war chief leading the Cheyenne and Sioux nations against Custer and the US army. A very satisfying film. Especially when Custer gets his. Listen to Johnny …

American Roots Music
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American Roots Music

4 part documentary
2001, US, Jim Brown
200 years of music in America (some going back farther than that) is presented in this wonderful four-hour story that ties in the many peoples and sounds and styles. A …

Citizen King
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Citizen King

2004, USA, Orlando Bagwell/Noland Walker.
There are quite a few documentaries on the Civil Rights leader, but I liked this one as it was very balanced, showing Dr. King’s flaws (womanizing, poor health habits, questionable associations, …

Malcolm X
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Malcolm X

1992, USA, Spike Lee
Epic biography of America’s fiery black revolutionary, from his early days as a zoot-suited hustler known as “Detroit Red” to his pilgrimage to Mecca, as a Black Muslim — all with an …

The Long Walk Home
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The Long Walk Home

1990, USA, Richard Pearce
A small but compelling film about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The best feature film I have seen on the Civil rights movement. Whoopi Goldberg is fantastic. A more effective and convincing film …

Geronimo: An American Legend
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Geronimo: An American Legend

1993, USA, Walter Hill
The authentic bloody chronicle of the last Apache leader as recorded in the memoirs of one of the cavalrymen who hunted him down. Lots of violence but it is the injustice of …

John Adams
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John Adams

2008, USA, Tom Hooper.
Americans had their rangzen v. middle-path wrangle in 1775 and the first few parts of this HBO 7-part miniseries, depicts the great national debate at the 2nd Continental Congress at Philadelphia between …