FILM LIFE: The American Presidents and the History of the United States | Chapter 16

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"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln ___________

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1. A Star-Spangled Story: Battle for America (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 51 min | Documentary

The Star-Spangled Banner is known by all, treasured for its powerful melody and stirring lyrics. And yet, only about 40% of U.S. citizens know all the words. And even fewer know their ... See full summary »

Director: Molly Hermann | Stars: James Bailey, Bill Boslego, Clent Bowers, Vince Eisenson

Votes: 12

The American Presidents and the History of the United States ____________

United States

Wikipedia: United States.

Years of the United States of America

Wikipedia: List of years in the United States. _______________________

The Star-Spangled Banner

Smithsonian Channel: A Star-Spangled Story: Battle for America. ________

Wikipedia: Star-Spangled Banner (flag).

Wikipedia: Mary Young Pickersgill.

2. Anthem (2012 Video)

61 min | Documentary

Anthem tells the story behind Francis Scott Key's creation of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and explores the role of music and patriotism during The War of 1812. Featuring musical performances... See full summary »

Director: Mark Hildebrand | Stars: Ralph Eshelman, David Hildebrand, Richard Brookhiser, Ginger Hildebrand

3. Star Spangled to Death (2004)

402 min | Documentary, History

Star Spangled to Death is a 2004 experimental film directed by Ken Jacobs, consisting almost entirely of archive footage, depicting the history of the United States in film.

Director: Ken Jacobs | Stars: Jack Smith, Jerry Sims, Gib Taylor, Bill Carpenter

Votes: 121

History of the United States

Wikipedia: History of the United States.

Wikipedia: Star Spangled to Death.

4. The American Flag: Two Centuries of Concord & Conflict (2007 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

A beautifully photographed documentary about the American flag showing flags from very rare, early revolutionary flags to present day 9/11 flags, this is the definitive history of the ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Koch | Stars: Danny Goldring, Tom Hayden, Norman Lear, Harold Ramis

Flag of the United States

Wikipedia: Flag of the United States.

5. I Am The Flag (2018)

6 min | Documentary, Short

A patriotic look at America told through the eyes of the flag itself. Recited by Jimmy Weldon, World War II veteran and the voice of Yakky Doodle on the original Yogi Bear show.

Director: David Bartlett | Star: Jimmy Weldon

IMDb Watch Now External Link: 'I Am The Flag' Filmmakers Website.

6. Under the Stars and Stripes (2003 Video)

G | 60 min | Documentary, Family, History

A Children's Celebration of America in song and dance. Peace, Unity, Diversity,Tolerance. Children of all ethnic backgrounds come together to talk about what it is to be American and to ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Eskenazi

7. We'll Meet Again (2018– )

50 min | Documentary

Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds.

Star: Ann Curry

Votes: 55

Wikipedia: We'll Meet Again with Ann Curry. ___________________

The American People

Wikipedia: Americans.

Wikipedia: Columbia (name).

8. American Bear: An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers (2013)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Adventure, Romance

Armed with nothing but their curiosity and a camera, playful couple Sarah and Greg travel through America for 60 days -- relying on the kindness of strangers for a home each night. Their ... See full summary »

Directors: Gregory Grano, Sarah Sellman

Votes: 21

9. Reconnecting Roots (2018– )


Reconnecting Roots is a series hosted by Gabriel McCauley. It's purpose is to bridge the generational gap by portraying American Progress through music, culture, and history over the last ... See full summary »

Stars: Gabe McCauley, Heidi Feek, Dillon Hodges, Mandy McCauley

10. Craft in America (2007– )

TV-PG | Documentary

CRAFT IN AMERICA, the award-winning documentary series, is a journey to the artists, objects, techniques, and origins of American craft. Teachers highlights the renowned individuals who are... See full summary »

Votes: 26

12. Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2010)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

Our American Stories exploring the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. Becoming American - exploring the many journeys to becoming ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Alexander, Mario Batali, Stephen Colbert, Louise Erdrich

Votes: 84

Wikipedia: Faces of America. _________________________

Culture of the United States

Wikipedia: Culture of the United States.

Wikipedia: Race and ethnicity in the United States.

Wikipedia: Demography of the United States. _______________

White Americans

Wikipedia: White Americans.

Wikipedia: Lists of Americans.

13. Latino Americans (2013– )

360 min | Documentary

Chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

Stars: Maurice Ripke, Maria De Los Angeles Torres, Jason Ramirez, Eduardo Roman

Votes: 21

14. Americanos: Latino Life in the United States (2000)

81 min | Documentary

Americans of Latino and Hispanic descent are transforming the face of America. Latinos have made enormous contributions to our national heritage in the arts, politics, business, education, ... See full summary »

Directors: Susan Todd, Andrew Young | Stars: Jennifer Broncamontes, Dennis Chavez, Crissy Guerrero, Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Votes: 21

15. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)

TV-PG | Documentary

Professor Gates describes the history of the African American people by talking to historians, authors, and the people who made history.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Bernard E. Powers Jr., Peniel E. Joseph, David Levering Lewis

Votes: 175

African Americans

Wikipedia: African Americans.

Wikipedia: Lists of African Americans.

16. Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery (1998– )

360 min | Documentary, History

The history of African Americans.

Stars: Angela Bassett, Jeremy Rabb

Votes: 66

17. The Lost Civilizations of North America (2010)

63 min | Documentary

An engaging and thought provoking film, The Lost Civilizations of North America reveals why we haven't heard about the great civilizations that once existed on the North American continent ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Stout

Votes: 5

18. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: The New Americans (2004)

408 min | Documentary

The New Americans follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they journey to start new lives in America. The detailed portraits--woven ... See full summary »

Directors: Laura Angelica Simon, Susana Aikin, Carlos Aparicio, Jerry Blumenthal, Steve James, Indu Krishnan, Gordon Quinn, Renee Tajima-Pena | Stars: Ismail Bashey, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera

Votes: 27

19. America Reframed (2012– )


Through the lens of independent documentaries, America ReFramed brings to national audiences compelling stories that illuminate the changing contours of an ever-evolving America. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Natasha Del Torro, Shola Lynch

Votes: 12

Wikipedia: America ReFramed.

20. Age 7 in America (1991 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

US take on the classic UK documentary series "Up". This first US entry follows a group of economically, racially and socially diverse 7-year-olds. The idea was to make followup films on them every 7 years but the project ended in 2006.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Alexis, Ashtyn, Brandon, Douglas

Votes: 77

Age 7 in America

Wikipedia: Age 7 in America.

21. 14 Up in America (1998 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

US adaption of a classic UK documentary series called "Up". Part 1, made in 1991, followed a group of economically, racially and socially diverse 7-year-olds growing up in the early 90s America. They are now 14.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Phil Joanou, Kate Greathead, Lucy, Alexis

Votes: 46

14 Up in America

22. 21 Up America (2006)

Documentary, Biography

US adaption of a classic UK documentary series called "Up". Part 1 from 1991 and part 2 from 1998 followed the same group of economically, racially and socially diverse kids growing up in America in the 90s. They are now 21.

Director: Christopher Dillon Quinn | Stars: Alexis, Ashtyn, Douglas, Eric Nicolaides

Votes: 49

21 Up in America

23. No Passport Required (2018– )


Chef Marcus Samuelsson hosts a culinary and anthropological exploration of the people, rituals and food of multicultural America.

Stars: Marcus Samuelsson, Jon Madray

Votes: 33

24. Pursuing Happiness (2015)

84 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

Join the journey and discover the secrets to living a truly happy life as two filmmakers travel the country in search of the happiest people in America.

Director: Adam Shell | Stars: Amy Feder Alper, Stephanie Angel, Daniel Arnold, Nic Arnzen

Votes: 9

25. Dream On (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

Is the American Dream alive or dead? Political comedian John Fugelsang hits the road to find out in Dream On. This epic road trip retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Weisberg | Star: John Fugelsang

Votes: 11

The American Dream

Wikipedia: American Dream.

Wikipedia: Democracy in America.

Wikipedia: Dream On (film).

26. NET Journal (1966– )
Episode: Tocqueville's America (1970)

60 min | Documentary, Drama, News

Some interesting predictions made by the young french count Alexis de Tocqueville about the future of democracy in America during an 1831 visit, with specific pertinence insofar as the relationships between black and white were concerned.

Stars: Everett Dirksen, Vance Hartke, Budd Knapp, Eugene McCarthy

27. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography, News

Renowned academic and author Noam Chomsky elucidates 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power that have led to unprecedented inequality and the hollowing out of the American middle class.

Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Star: Noam Chomsky

Votes: 8,119 | Gross: $0.13M

28. Unbreaking America: Solving the Corruption Crisis (2019)

12 min | Documentary, Short