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7.7 The Mystery of Picasso

Using a specially designed transparent ‘canvas’ to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera rolls. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which…

7.4 Ayam El-Sadat

The melodramic history of an Egyptian president, whose life witnessed the 1973 war, the Jerusalem visit and camp David’s peace treaty. Even his death was a legendary scene when fundamentalists shot him dead during the October Military parade.

4.8 Will It Happen Again?

An account of Adolf Hitler’s rise and fall, his relationship with Eva Braun and their days of leisure at the Berghof, their Bavarian residence.

6.2 Solomon and Sheba

Under the rule of King David, Israel is united and prosperous although surrounded by enemies including Egypt and its allies. The aging King David favors his younger son, Solomon, as his successor, but David’s elder son Prince Adonijah, a warrior,…

7.2 Brother Sun, Sister Moon

This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.

7.7 Muscle Shoals

In a tiny Alabama town with the curious name of Muscle Shoals, something miraculous sprang from the mud of the Tennessee River. A group of unassuming, yet incredibly talented, locals came together and spawned some of the greatest music of…

7.8 Breaker Morant

During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the…

7.2 Brother Sun, Sister Moon

This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.

6.1 Little Buddha

After the death of Lama Dorje, Tibetan Buddhist monks find three children — one American and two Nepalese — who may be the rebirth of their great teacher.

7.3 Good Ol’ Freda

The story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: The Beatles. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda tells her tales for the first time in…