This section contains various online documentaries that might be interesting for many students.
Civilization by Kenneth Clark
This series is a classic, but at times might be a bit slow for modern audiences.
Guns, Germs and Steel
The Man, the Myth, the Legend...Jared Diamond. He no strong, but no one can explain the distribution of the world's "cargo" like he can.
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
This is one of my favorites of all time -- a series of interviews done by Bill Moyers with leading mythologist Joseph Campbell. Life changing and life affirming. Finding the 6 segments of the series has proved difficult online, but if you follow these clips to YouTube you will find the entire series in many small parts that string together. Episode 5 examines the film Star Wars in the context of Campbell's life work. Section 8 below will change your life.
The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski
Another classic series from the 1970's. There are 13 episodes in total, but the first one is below. If you enjoy this you can easily find the rest online.