Biography - Frederick Douglass. The self-taught orator, writer, and abolitionist who was born a slave in the South and made a brave escape to the North, was in the words of one historian: A major figure in the coming of the Civil War, and the way the Civil War was fought. I think you can say he was the conscience of the nation. Douglass campaigned Lincoln to free the slaves and allow African Americans to serve in the nation's army. An early proponent of women's rights, he campaigned for equal rights for all people up to his death in 1895 at the age of 78. (DVD Running Time Approx.
Ken Burns' The Civil War - Hailed as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burns' epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict. With digitally enhanced images and 5.1 surround sound, here is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one. (DVD - Running Time Approx. 11 hours - Color/BW)
Chickamauga: High Tide in the West. Explores the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia (September 19-21, 1863) with a fresh, dynamic approach. From primary accounts of the frontline soldiers to massive scale reenactment battle formations, this film captures the essence of combat in what is known as one of the deadliest engagements ever fought on the North American continent. (DVD)
Chancellorsville. Narrated by Jody Powell. Documents the history of the battle using reenactors on the actual site. Produced in cooperation with Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Parks. (DVD)
Andersonville - They left the nightmare...and entered Hell. Captured Union soilders cope with life inside the Civil War's most notorious prisoner-of-war camp. A powerful, compeling tale of war and will, with Emmy Award-winning direction by John Frankenheimer and a cast including Frederic Forrest (Apocalypse Now) and William H. Macy (ER, Fargo) Year: 1996 Director: John Frankenheimer Starring: Jarrod Emick, Frederic Forrest, Ted Marcoux. (DVD/Approx. 167 minutes/Color)
Aftershock tells you about the time just after the Civil Wars ends when our discordant nation found itself caught in the midst of deadly race riots and angry insurgencies. Aftershock examines the disturbing reality behind the murder, terrorism and chaos that marked this unique time in our history. DVD, approx. 90 minutes plus extras.