Documentary Sampler

View the world through the eyes of documentary filmmakers. Find these selections and many more at the Lititz Public Library.

Secrets of the Six WivesSecrets of the Six Wives
Historian travels back in time to the Tudor Court of England’s Henry VIII to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of his six wives.

Fire at Sea
Over the last twenty years, the Italian island of Lampedusa is the first port of call for thousands of migrants and refugees traveling from Africa and the Middle East in search of freedom.

The Technovation Challenge aims to empower high school girls from around the world to better their communities through technology and collaboration.

Life, Animated
A once chatty boy who suddenly stopped speaking and disappeared into autism found a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world through Disney’s animated films.

The Hudson River School : Artistic PioneersThe Hudson River School
In the vicinity of New York’s Hudson River Valley, a group of American painters led by British-born artist Thomas Cole forged an artistic vision that became the first American school of landscape painting.

Jim: The James Foley Story
An in-depth look into the life and work of Foley, a journalist who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012, and became the first American citizen to be killed by the terrorist group ISIS.

The Eagle Huntress
A thirteen-year-old girl trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, a tradition that is typically handed down from father to son.

Maggie’s War
James “Maggie” Megellas, a young man from pastoral Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, became one of WWII’s most effective and decorated platoon leaders.

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point
The impact of healthcare on the economy and infrastructure can be transformed by following best practices from around the world.

O.J.: Made in America
An examination of the rise and fall of Orenthal James Simpson juxtaposes his story with that of race in America.

Unseen footage and previously unheard song tracks highlight the story of six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse.

Blood Brother
Traveling in India, a young American meets a group of children with HIV and decides devote his life to them.

A Promise to My Father
A Holocaust survivor returns to Poland to look for items buried in the basement of his old home as the German army advanced in 1939.

Despite the abundance of glamour in her life, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed ninety-three-year-old continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during her upbringing during the Great Depression.

American Experience : Last Days in VietnamLast Days in Vietnam
In the final weeks of the Vietnam War, American service members began the difficult mission of evacuating friends, family members and South Vietnamese collaborators before the fall of Saigon.

Twice Born: Stories from the Special Delivery Unit
Courageous doctors and their patients take on the challenges of operations done on babies still inside their mother’s wombs.

June 9, 2017