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Boston College’s History Channel (Ch. 49) is broadcast to the entire BC campus community through closed-circuit cable. The History Channel serves primarily as a supplement to courses in the History Department; professors request certain films to be broadcast that correspond to the material being covered in their classes. In addition, the History Channel regularly features historical films that we hope will be of general interest to the BC community.

Each month, a listing of the films to be shown will be posted, along with links to a synopsis of each film. Weekly schedules will also be posted.

Showing in May

Paris the Luminous Years

From 1905 to 1930, Paris was the magnetic center for radical innovation and experiment, the Mecca for creative talents. On-camera, dramatic and historic moments are recalled by participants in these legendary events e.g. Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Jean Cocteau, Aaron Copland, and many more. Traces who came to Paris and why, whom they met, what they made there, and how being in Paris transformed them and their work.

People’s Century 1979 God Fights Back

"By mid-century, modern technology and Western thought had swept religion to the margins of public life. Since, millions have turned back to God--and taken political action based on their religious beliefs."--Container.

People’s Century 1991 People Power

"By the 1970s the Soviet Union was at the height of its power, and the Communist world stretched from Asia to the heart of Europe. The Soviet regime seemed impregnable and all-powerful. But it was a world of mass illusion"--Container.

Sudan: Black Kingdoms of the Nile

"Follows the trail of the young French naturalist and pioneer Frédéric Cailliaud, whose account of his journey to Merowe in 1820 first sparked interest in Sudan. Excavations and artifacts provide insights into the way of life, beliefs, and accomplishments of the peoples who inhabited the region from Neolithic times onward."--Container.

W.E.B. Du Bois of Great Barrington

Details the life and accomplishments of W.E.B. Du Bois with commentary by various scholars.