Odd Destiny of Sergeant York, The
Producer: Albatross/Nomades TV
Rights: 6 Releases, 1/1/20 to 12/31/21
In early 1917, Germany created havoc in the English Channel by sinking all commercial vessels. Their goal was to bring down the UK economy. The German navy sunk an American merchant ship bringing America into the war on April 6, 1917. America joined with France, Great Britain and Russia as the Allies against Germany.
Alvin York and Native American Joseph Oklahombi were among the hundreds of Americans, leaving behind their families and homes, sent to France to join this struggle.
How did a farmer from Pall Mall, Tennessee become the greatest American hero of the First World War? Convinced by his pastor to enlist, Alvin York ended up fighting in the Argonne and received the highest awards, including the Medal of Honor and Croix de Guerre, for his capture of 132 German soldiers.
One the same day, not far from the Argonne, the infantryman Joseph Oklahombi performed an exceptional feat of arms by taking 171 German soldiers as prisoners. Since he was an Indian from the Choctaw tribe in Oklahoma – who were not recognized as American citizens at that time but invited to enlist all the same – he never received the Medal of Honor.
Without ever meeting, these two men became symbols of the courage that young American volunteers showed in WWI. A hundred years later, both men deserve a spotlight in our collective memory. In 1941, as America prepared for World War II, actor Gary Cooper depicted Sargeant York in the movies and was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor. Alvin York passed away in 1964. NOTE: All titles in the final version will be in English.
I’ll Have It My Way with Hattie Bryant
“The medicalization of American life from birth to death is killing our souls.”
– Hattie Bryant
As much as we all want to believe we can live forever, we all know deep down that it simply can’t be true.
From this program viewers learn that there are things each of us can do to live fully, all the way to the end. Anyone who is willing to take four simple steps now, while healthy, can minimize if not avoid entirely, the pain, suffering, confusion and disagreements that can arise when end-of-life healthcare wishes are not clearly spelled out.
Americans need this information because 70% say they want to die peacefully surrounded by friends and family … while actually 70% are dying in institutions surrounded by strangers.
Few people choose to contemplate critical illness or the inevitability of death until their time comes. Because possibilities are rarely discussed, many people are unprepared or unable to make critical end-of-life decisions and spend their last days in over-medicalized and unnecessarily painful and protracted situations.
Breaking through the taboo of discussing death, Hattie Bryant shows that we have choices.
Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? with Mark Hyman, MD
Did you know that oatmeal actually isn’t a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn’t build bones, and eggs aren’t the devil? In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, Dr. Mark Hyman looks at every food group and explains what we’ve gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. He also explains food’s crucial role in functional medicine and how food systems and policies affect our environmental and personal health.
With myth-busting insights, easy-to-understand science, and delicious, wholesome recipes, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? is a no-nonsense guide to achieving optimal weight and lifelong health.
Eating real food doesn’t have to be complicated. Dr. Hyman is going to show us the principles of healthy eating by walking through each of the major food catefories – from meats to beverages and everything in between. Dr. Hyman tells the viewer exactly what foods to focus on and what to avoid. He will provide easy steps to get started, taking out all of the guess work of putting together meals. As a bonus, Dr. Hyman will also explain how food is one of the greatest contributors to global warming and pollution, then he will show us what foods will take less of a toll on our environment and our health.