DOCUMENTARIES

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Title: Augustine: The Decline of the Roman Empire

Duration: 2 x 100 min

Year: 2003      

Genre: Drama, History

Sinopsis: Augustine: The Decline of the Roman Empire is a 2010 two-part television miniseries chronicling the life of St. Augustine, the early Christian theologian, writer and Bishop of Hippo Regius at the time of the Vandal invasion. 


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Title: Augustus

Duration: 2 x 100 min

Year: 2003

Genre: Drama, History

Sinopsis: Augustus Caesar tells his daughter Julia how he became emperor of the Roman Empire as he lays on his deathbed.


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Title: Clare and Francis

Duration: 2 x 100 min

Year: 2007

Genre: Drama, History

Sinopsis: A major epic feature film on the lives of St. Clare and St. Francis of Assisi shot on location in Italy by the Italian film company Lux Vide, the producers of Saint Rita, Pope John Paul IIand St. John Bosco. This outstanding movie is unique among films on St. Francis because of the historical accuracy of the story and its authentic spirit of joy and piety Francis was known for, as well as the major role played by Clare who is given equal stature with Francis. 


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Title: Francesco

Duration: 1 x 50 min

Year: 2013

Genre: Documentary

Sinopsis: On March 13th the world has a new Pontiff: Pope Francesco, the Italian-Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. The resignation of Pope Benedetto XVI; the short days of the Conclave and the election of the new Pope. The images of CTV offer material about the two popes, while the interviews with 4 eminent cardinals focus on the spiritual journey that led Ratzinger to make such an unexpected decision, and for learning about the story of Pope Francesco. 


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Title: The Hidden Vatican

Duration: 6 x 50 min

Year: 2013

Genre: Documentary

Sinopsis: Thanks to the Vatican Television Center cameras, this unique project introduces us to places where usually no one can access. An inedited Vatican shows its art, history, habits and curiosity unknown to most. The episodes are composed of original images, interviews with experts and leaders in the Vatican world and precious film footage to better cover the purely historical aspect of the story.


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Title: I am With You (Io Sono Con Te)

Duration: 1 x 103 min

Year: 2010

Genre: Drama, History

Sinopsis: Rai Cinema presents I Am With You, a film directed by Guido Chiesa that focuses on the life of Mary of Nazareth. 


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Title: John XXIII and John Paul II, Life , History & Holiness

Duration: 5 x 50 min

Year: 2014

Genre: Documentary

Sinopsis: The new unreleased profiles of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII introduced by Pope Francis on the eve of canonization Mass on April 27, 2014. The history and heritage of their the pontificate converge in the epilogue of the Holy Mass of canonization. 


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Title: Nero

Duration: 2 x 100 min

Year: 2004

Genre: Drama, History

Sinopsis: Imperium: Nero is an Italian-British-Spanish television film, part of the Imperium series.


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Title: Pompeii

Duration: 2 x 100 min

Year: 2007

Genre: Drama, History

Sinopsis: Imperium: Pompeii is a 2007 Italian television film, part of the Imperium series. It tells the story of the last days of Pompeii, the city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. It was shot in the Empire Studios in Hammamet, Tunisia


Title: Pope Francis, Cuba and Fidel. A Historical Visit

Duration: 2 x 60 min

Year: 2016

Genre: Documentary

Sinopsis: Cuba is the Latin American country which has had 3 papal visits in the last twenty years, respectively that of John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis. This makes us realize the strategic importance and ideology that the Catholic Church has played in the Revolution. It was the Argentinean Pontiff, the Pope from the South, whose mediation was able to produce the much hoped dialogue between Cuba and the United States discussed in our documentary. The merit is without a doubt, due to his charisma. 


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Title: Saint Peter

Duration: 2 x 100 min

Year: 2005

Genre: Drama, History

Sinopsis: Imperium: Saint Peter is an Italian television-film about the life and work of Saint Peter. The film stars Omar Sharif as Peter, and was originally released as San Pietro.


Title: The Star of Bethlehem

Duration: 1 x 90 min

Year: 2007

Genre: Drama, History

Sinopsis: The movements in the sky are written in an old map made of precious stones and kept in the bottom of the most ancient trunk in a forgotten temple. When the dance of the planets described in the old map takes place, something exceptional is bound to happen. Melkhior, the last of the wise man initiated to the Prophecy of Light has detected that the dance has already begun and decides to start the walk. But the never-ending routes in the arid desert, in a world punished by the war between Babylon's and Romans, only an old blind man and an orphan seem to believe in the language of the stars.