Films: I

Browse the entire American Experience series featuring over 250 films. Watch full films online, download teacher’s guides, go behind the scenes, and learn more about your favorite films.


American Experience

Ida B. Wells - A Passion for Justice : 1 hr

An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.


American Experience

If You Knew Sousa : 90 mins

John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.


American Experience

In the White Man's Image : 1 hr

Schools taught Native Americans to imitate white men in a liberal "civilizing" mission in 1875.


American Experience

Indians, Outlaws, and Angie Debo : 1 hr

In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.


Influenza 1918

Influenza 1918 : 1 hr

The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.


American Experience

Insanity on Trial : 1 hr

The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.


Into the Deep

Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World : 2 hrs

The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.


The Iron Road

Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.


American Experience

Ishi: The Last Yahi Indian : 1 hr

The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.




Producer Picks

jfk

JFK : 4 hrs

The latest addition to our Peabody Award-winning Presidents collection, JFK is a four-hour biopic of our 35th president.


Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Uprising : 90 mins

Triangle Fire is one of three AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentaries to be honored with a win at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards.


Relevant Now

jfk

JFK : 4 hrs

The Fall of 2013 will mark the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination. No president since Kennedy has earned higher approval ratings.


death and the civil war

Death and the Civil War : 2 hrs

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War