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May 29, 2018

Chinese Exclusion Act

Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens.

May 4, 2018

Jazz Ambassadors

The Cold War and Civil Rights movement collide in this remarkable story of music, diplomacy and race.

February 1, 2018

Powerful As Truth

This documentary and discussion, facilitated by John Gfroerer, tells the story of William Loeb, publisher of the Manchester Union Leader. It traces Loeb's rise to be one of the most influential voices in New Hampshire.

December 6, 2017 to December 27, 2017

Documentary Film Series at the Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum continues its Documentary Matinee Series for 2017, featuring films from the Museum’s collection. The films, which last from 30 minutes to an hour, will be shown on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM.

December films include the final installment of the PBS series Rebels & Redcoats: The World Turned Upside Down (December 6th), Season of Valor: The Battle of the Bulge (December 13th), Back to the Battlefield featuring local veteran Mike Fitch (December 20th), and Men of Honor: Freddie Stowers & Alvin York (December 27th).

March 5, 2017 to March 26, 2017

Women’s History Month Film Series 2017: Trailblazing Women

The 2017 Women’s History Month Film Series honors trailblazing women, celebrating their accomplishments and exposing the gender injustices that still permeate our world.

January 27, 2017

Langston's Lawrence - Film Premiere

A short film documenting the influence Lawrence, Kansas had on Langston Hughes' representation of humanities in African American life and culture.

December 16, 2016

Understanding Cuba through Film: Iroko Nuevo and Short Films

A half-hour program of evocative ethnographic short films opens a window into the unique world of Afro-Cuban folklore and traditions, illuminated by a live and lively performance led by Miguel Periche, from Holguín, Cuba, and Iroko Nuevo, a 13-member ensemble performing and teaching folkloric dance and music infused with chants and flavor.

December 15, 2016

Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition

Cattle were introduced into the present day United States when Juan Ponce de Leon brought Spanish cattle to Florida in 1521. Bob Stone’s multi-media presentation explores and celebrates the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century.


November 8, 2016 to December 4, 2016

Short Film Adaptation of "Gladiolus", Brookings

This is a short film adaptation of South Dakota poet Christine Stewart-Nunez's poem, "Gladiolus." "Gladiolus" is an ekphrastic response to Myra Miller's painting of the same name. Miller was a rural South Dakota artist (1882-1961).

November 5, 2016

The Barn Raisers - Film Premiere

The public is invited to the premiere screening of "The Barn Raisers," a documentary film that examines the iconic architecture of barns.

October 20, 2016

Introducing Montana Native American Literature with Dottie Susag

A one-to-two-hour presentation only covers one major work, but may include video, picture books, poems and some primary documents. These presentations work for students as well as book clubs, local historical societies, and other community organizations.

October 14, 2016

MDAH Hosts Jane Austen Film Festival at Welty Garden

The Eudora Welty House and Garden and the Mississippi Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America are teaming up to host a mini Jane Austen film festival in 2016.

August 30, 2016

Stark Decency: New Hampshire's World War II German Prisoner of War Camp

During World War II, 300 German prisoners of war were held at Camp Stark near the village of Stark in New Hampshire's North Country. Allen Koop reveals the history of this camp, which tells us much about our country's war experience and about our state.  

May 21, 2016

Ancient Wars/Modern Vets

In this ninety-minute illustrated presentation, Peter Meineck offers short readings from contemporary translations of ancient texts to elucidate the connections between the experience of the American veteran community and the ancient Greeks and Romans.

May 17, 2016

Undocumented Immigrant Youth: Listening to Students and Forging a New Path

New York is home to over 750,000 undocumented immigrants (Pew Hispanic Center, 2014), many of whom live in mixed-status families. This presentation will address state and national policies through the lens of some remarkable undocumented youth, to illustrate the realities, challenges and opportunities they face through high school, college, and beyond.

April 22, 2016

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History and Culture Latin American and Spanish Film Festival

"Latino Americans: 50 Years of History and Culture" is an eight-month series of public events, which aims to give a Fox Cities audience, particularly its Hispanic/Latino population, an opportunity to examine, discuss, and celebrate the historical and cultural impact of Latino Americans.

March 31, 2016

Shakespeare and Political Philosophy

A movie discussion on Richard II for adult and high school audiences.

February 27, 2016

Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)

Widespread immigration to the US from Latin countries begins � first with a small group from Cuba, then a larger one from Mexico See the film and participate in a scholar-led discussion that explores the Mexican laborers that arrived in Dodge City with the railroad..

February 20, 2016

Foreigners in Their Own Land (1565-1880)

One hundred years after Columbus' arrival in the Caribbean, Spanish Conquistadors and Priests push into North America in search of gold and to spread Catholicism. See the film and participate in a scholar-led discussion that explores Coronado's expedition through the area of Dodge City.

January 22, 2016

Playing for Empowerment: Mill Town Baseball During the Depression Era

Baseball was a game that everyone could either play or watch as they sought power/empowerment: mill owners sought enthusiastic workers and loyal mill town citizens, players sought self-esteem and personal glory, and fans pursued excitement and group identity. Mill town baseball was much more than a game; it gave real meaning to life.

November 24, 2015

The Pilgrims

The challenges the Pilgrims faced in making new lives for themselves still resonate almost 400 years later: the tensions of faith and freedom in American society, the separation of Church and State, and cultural encounters resulting from immigration.

November 10, 2015

"Prejudice and Pride" (1965-1980): a screening and discussion

“Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)” is the fifth episode in the PBS documentary series, Latino Americans. It examines the efforts of Latino farmworkers and labor organizers, artists, educators, and political activists to combat discrimination, strengthen community identity, and attain greater visibility and agency in American society in the mid- to late twentieth century. The episode addresses the farmworker movement led by César Chavez and Dolores Huerta, the socially influential plays, poetry, and films of Luis Valdez and Corky Gonzalez, and Sal Castro’s pursuit of equality in public education, among other topics.

October 31, 2015

Wisconsin Women Making History: Film Screening of Emma Toft: One with Nature

This film explores the work of the environmental pioneer from Door County who was willing to fight for the land and the respect of plants and animals. A discussion after the film screening will be facilitated by Sam Watson, Associate Professor of Art at UW Sheboygan.

October 21, 2015

"Prophet's Prey" Film Screening

Join us for a special screening of the film adaptation of Sam Brower's critically-acclaimed book Prophet's Prey at Peery's Egyptian Theater. Brower will be present for a Q&A following the screening.

October 6, 2015

"The Great Divide"

The Great Divide is a new Havey Productions documentary film presented by Colorado Humanities, Colorado Foundation for Water Education, Colorado Heritage Agritourism, and Poudre Heritage Alliance.

September 12, 2015 to October 15, 2015

The Reel Past

A series of entertaining programming for adults dedicated to educating attendees on Coweta County contributions to the art and entertainment industry with special focus on locally produced and filmed movies and television series and local artists.

August 13, 2015

The Maine Frontier: Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson

The film is centered around a collection of over 1500 photos taken just after the turn-of-the-century by Isaac Simpson: photographer, blacksmith, barber, musician, woodsman, mechanic, and Father of 13. Isaac Simpson, his wife Effie, and their friends and family, exemplify the character, necessities, and unique condition of the turn-of-the-century northern Mainer.

May 13, 2015

1913 Seeds of Conflict

Documentary explores the divergent social forces growing in Palestine before World War I

April 24, 2015

Antonio Meucci, True Inventor of the Telephone

Antonio Meucci (1808-1889), an Italian immigrant to New York, has been denied his rightful place in history as the true inventor of the telephone. His story is emblematic of the fiercely competitive "Age of Invention" in America (roughly 1870-1910).

April 16, 2015

1913: Seeds of Conflict

Documentary explores the divergent social forces growing in Palestine before World War I

April 13, 2015

The Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Influence on Women's Rights

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage, the two major theoreticians of the early women's rights movement, had direct knowledge of the Haudenosaunee, writing about the superior social, political, religious, and economic status of women in the Iroquois nations. Their work for women's rights, Wagner argues, was inspired by the vision they received from the Haudenosaunee of gender balance and harmony.

April 7, 2015

Islam 101: Perceptions, Misconceptions, and Context for the 21st Century

What does it mean to be Muslim in a modern world? What if much of what we believe about Islam is incomplete or simply wrong? For more than 1.3 billion people across the world and many people in Washington state, Islam is not only their religion but also a way of life.  Led by scholar David Fenner, this presentation focuses on Islam and the many aspects that form the substance of a rich culture, traditions, and a way of life. Endeavoring to provide a complete and accurate view of Islam, Fenner creates an open atmosphere and encourages free dialogue specifically to promote greater understanding of Islam, its history and its place in the modern world.

January 6, 2015

Tambien La Luvia (Even the Rain)

The film explores the skyrocketing costs of water in third world counties when the water supply has been outsourced to multinational corporations. With its emphasis on conflicting water rights, it prefigures the kind of political conflicts that are and that will continue in Kansas as water supplies diminish.

October 6, 2014

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle is a series of four important documentary film screenings at multiple locations across Colorado. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, partnering with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Created Equal uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America's civil rights history.

September 26, 2014

Heart of the Drum: The Story of the Delaware Tribe of Indians in Kansas

The Delaware Indian's history in Kansas is chronicled in this full-length documentary film.

July 20, 2014

Cornucopia Oral History DVD-Premiere

This film features interviews with community elders sharing the story of logging, farming, and fishing during the early years of settlement.

July 20, 2014

Cornucopia Oral History DVD-Premiere

This film features interviews with community elders sharing the story of logging, farming, and fishing during the early years of settlement.

June 16, 2014

Freedom Summer discussion at the Newseum in Washington, DC

A conversation with civil rights leaders and the director of a new NEH-funded documentary on the 1964 Freedom Summer campaign to register black voters in Mississippi

April 25, 2014 to April 26, 2014

Besa: The Promise

Never-before-told story of Albania – a small European country which opened its borders to shelter Jewish refugees, even as it endured a brutal Nazi occupation.

March 23, 2014

BESA: The Promise

BESA: The Promise is the never-before-told story of Albania – a small European country which opened its borders to shelter Jewish refugees, even as it endured a brutal Nazi occupation.

March 19, 2014

"Voices of the Indiantown"

Documentary film which tells the history of the African American families who sharecropped in Dorchester County, Maryland.

February 26, 2014

The Loving Story screening - NYU DC

February 19, 2014


Created Equal Film Series.  "The Loving Story"

February 13, 2014

Exhibition and Film Screening of "The Freedom Riders"

Join the Rebekah Jacob Gallery for a special, one night only, exhibition at NYU Washington, DC -- a special screening of FREEDOM RIDERS will follow.

February 8, 2014

Documentary Film - BESA: The Promise

This documentary records the bravery and compassion of the Albanian citizens who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.

February 7, 2014

Film Screening: Slavery By Another Name

Slavery by Another Name challenges one of our country’s most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

February 6, 2014

“Ask an Expert” Documentaries

Laurie Kahn, film director/producer, will lead the NEH Google+ Hangout on Documentaries, using her NEH-support film A Midwife’s Tale, based on the diary of an 18th century midwife, as an example.

January 31, 2013

Film Premiere of Strokes of Justice: the Simmie Knox Story

Join the Delaware Humanities Forum for the premiere of Strokes of Justice: the Simmie Knox Story about the life and work of artist Simmie Knox and meet the artist at a reception following the film screening.

January 6, 2013

Besa: The Promise

Documentary on the little-known story of the Albanian Muslims who took Jews into their homes during WWII and saved thousands of lives.

December 17, 2012

The Central Park Five: Film Screening and Discussion with Ken Burns

Ken Burns will screen and discuss his new documentary on the Central Park jogger case in an event sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and New Hampshire Public Television.

December 10, 2012 to December 16, 2012

The Loving Story

This Oscar-shortlisted film is the definitive account of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage: Loving v. Virginia.

December 7, 2012

Paris: The Luminous Years

In the early decades of the Twentieth Century, a storm of modernism swept through the art worlds of the West, uprooting centuries of tradition in the visual arts, music, literature, dance, theater and beyond.

October 17, 2012

National Youth Summit: Dust Bowl

A webcast discussion of Ken Burns' The Dust Bowl and environmental stewardship.

July 29, 2012

Besa: The Promise

Besa: The Promise chronicles the inspiring story of Albanian Muslims who helped rescue Jewish refugees during World War II.

July 26, 2012

The Dust Bowl preview screening

A preview screening and panel discussion of Ken Burns' NEH-funded film The Dust Bowl at the White House.

July 20, 2012

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

A White House screening and panel discussion of the NEH-funded documentary on Charles and Ray Eames.

April 26, 2012

Chairman Leach Introduces Besa: The Promise

NEH Chairman Jim Leach introduces NEH-funded documentary film, Besa: The Promise.

April 5, 2012

Bridging Cultures through Law Film Series: The Loving Story

A screening of the NEH-funded documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, whose successful challenge of a Virginia law barring interracial marriage changed history, provides the centerpiece for a  panel discussion of civil rights law.

March 21, 2012

Bridging Cultures through Law Film Series: I Came to Testify

I Came to Testify, a documentary about women testifying to the use of rape as a war crime.

February 22, 2012

Bridging Cultures through Law Film Series: Prohibition

A moderated panel discussion on issues of Constitutional law presented in Ken Burns' NEH-funded film Prohibition.


October 19, 2011

Bridging Cultures through Law Film Series: Freedom Riders

Throughout the summer of 1961, more than 400 black and white young Americans traveled together on buses and trains throughout the Deep South...