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Title: Fall of the Roman Empire
Series Title / Date:
Call Number: VCR 2007-103
Description: The Roman Empire is at the height of its glory in 180 A.D., but slowly crumbling under its own corruption and the barbarians from the north and east; starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd.
Keywords: Rome: History; Sophia Loren

Title: Fellini Satyricon
Series Title / Date: World Films
Call Number: VCR 2007- 46
Description: Fellini's adaptation of Petronius' "Satyricon," recreating the bawdy and lecherous days of Nero's reign in ancient Rome; an allegorical satire of the self-indulgence of modern history.
Keywords: Petronius Arbiter; Fellini, Federico

Title: Germinal
Series Title / Date:
Call Number: DVD 2008-78
Description: Story of a coal miner's town north of France in the mid 19th century who go on strike.
Keywords: Coal Mines; Claude Berri

Title: Glory
Series Title / Date: 1989
Call Number: DVD 2009-30
Description: Based on the true story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Robert Gould Shaw and Cabot Forbes, two young Bostonians, lead the group; Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins unites the troops; and Pvt. Trip is a runaway slave who joins the regiment. Cast includes Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman.
Keywords: Edward Zwick; Civil War; Slavery

Title: Heaven and Earth
Series Title / Date: Oliver Stone Collection
Call Number: DVD 2009-117
Description: Based on the true story of a Vietnamese woman during and after the Vietnam war and her struggles as a rice farmer's daughter, freedom fighter, prostitute, and an American soldier's wife.
Keywords: War; Historical; Biographical; Tommy Lee Jones

Title: Hidalgo: La Historia Jamas Contada
Series Title / Date: 2011
Call Number: DVD 2014-83
Description: From his jail cell at a military hospital, Hidalgo recalls memories of his past particularly his time as a Parish Priest where he translated and produced the stage play "Tartuffe" by Moliere, and the time when he fell love briefly leaving the priesthood to raise a family of three.
Keywords: Biography

Title: Huo Zhe = To Live
Series Title / Date: World Films
Call Number: DVD 2007- 64
Description: The story of a prodigal son set against the backdrop of China in the tumultuous era of the 40s and beyond; starring Ge You and Gong Li.
Keywords: Mandarin; China: History, Civil War

Title: Ivanovo Detstvo = Ivan's Childhood
Series Title / Date: 1962
Call Number: DVD 2011-3
Description: A 12-year orphan boy works for the Soviet Union's Red Army during World War II, undertaking dangerous reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines.
Keywords: Children and War

Title: Juarez
Series Title / Date: 1938
Call Number: DVD 2014-85
Description: Story of three men, Benito Juarez, Napoleon III, and Emperor Maximilian, driven by political passions, and a woman, Empress Carlota, driven to madness.
Keywords: Mexico History

Title: Judgment at Nuremberg
Series Title / Date: 1961
Call Number: DVD 2011-17
Description: American judge Daniel Haywood presides over the trial of four German jurists accused of "legalizing" Nazi atrocities.
Keywords: Nuremberg War Crime Trials