Category: Biography

October 29, 2018 / Biography

The tumultuous presidency of 17th-president Andrew Johnson is chronicled in this biopic. The story begins with Johnson’s boyhood and covers his early life. During the Civil War, Johnson stays a staunch Unionist and upon Lincoln’s reelection in 1864, becomes his Vice President. After Lincoln’s assassination, Johnson becomes the President and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.

October 20, 2018 / Biography

The year is 1919. German troops retreat from Ukraine. The Directory, the Ukrainian national government lead by Symon Petliura, takes control of Kyiv. Meanwhile, the Bolshevik division commanded by Mykola Shchors is marching on the capital. The Bolsheviks capture the cities of Vinnytsia, Zhmerynka, and others one by one, but lose Berdychiv to Petliura’s forces. They are demoralized by the defeat. By his personal example of courage and military skill, Shchors inspires the retreating Red troops and leads them to victory over the enemy.

April 19, 2018 / Biography

A dramatised account of the events which led Sylvia Ashton-Warner to develop the revolutionary approach to teaching which won her worldwide acclaim. When Sylvia and her husband, arrive at a small country school (Puhoi), they find that many of the pupils cannot read. She finds that the dull, inflexible approach to teaching, as dictated by the Education Department, fails to engage the interest of these country kids, many of whom are Maori. When she develops a more exciting approach, officials become even more inflexible.

April 19, 2018 / Biography

George “Babyface” Nelson became one of the most important gangsters of 1920s Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone, he allied himself with John Dillinger.

December 18, 2017 / Biography

The film was actually based on a touring stage play, which itself was based on the life of Dr Mary McLeod Bethune, the pioneering educator and civil rights activist who became an adviser to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.