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Virgil Films 2015 Film Round Up: History Documentaries

By December 30, 2015September 8th, 2016News, Uncategorized

One can research a particular moment in history through books and various films. Historical documentaries often present different moments and events in history, thus educating the viewer. Below are some history documentaries that any history buff would enjoy watching.


To some, such as South Africa’s former President Mbeki, Jean-Yves Ollivier (alias “Monsieur Jacques”) was a mysterious businessman and sanctions buster or a French spy. For others, such as Winnie Mandela and Mozambique’s former President Chissano, he was a trusted friend and man of bold vision. For the first time, heads of state, diplomats, master spies and anti-Apartheid fighters reveal how “Monsieur Jacques” positioned himself to be the improbable key to Nelson Mandela’s prison cell. He himself bears vivid testimony to the behind-the-scenes bargaining that he engineered and which was instrumental in establishing regional peace and the end of Apartheid.

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An in-depth investigation by documentary filmmaker Tim Mahoney searches for answers to these questions amid startling new finds that may change traditional views of history and the Bible.

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August 1963. Sears Crossing, Buckinghamshire, England. Fifteen men pull off “The Great Train Robbery,” netting today’s equivalent of almost $70 million. THAT WE ALL KNOW. We’ve read the books, seen the TV specials. We’ve heard Ronnie Biggs and Bruce Reynolds reel off their usual spiel. We think we know the full story by now. But the truth is, we’ve never heard the actual INSIDE STORY because no one’s ever learned the identity of the missing mastermind – the elusive and mysterious “Ulsterman.” UNTIL NOW

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