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Profiles seven of the 20th century?s most inspiring figures. Includes five winners of the Nobel Prize. This uplifting series celebrates the lives and achievements of seven towering figures whose vision, courage, and talent changed the course of history. Here, in their own words and insightful interviews with noted historians, journalists, and cultural figures, are their powerful stories. Compelling archival footage is moving testament to how these 20th century icons shaped their times, and how they continue to inspire new generations.

BILLY GRAHAM The most celebrated religious figure of the 20th century and comforting voice to the nation and the world in its most difficult hours.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. From a church pulpit to a human rights icon and man of peace in a time of war.
NELSON MANDELA His spirit unbroken after his 27-year imprisonment,Mandela was the face of the anti-apartheid struggle and was elected South Africa’s first Black president in 1994.
C.S. LEWIS “Narnia” and his other imaginative works continue to bring magic into the lives of children and adults.
ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN The force of truth in his great book “The Gulag Archipelago” proved more powerful than the military might of the brutal Soviet empire he risked his freedom to expose.
MOTHER TERESA The “Saint of the Gutters” is synonymous with compassion for the suffering.
ELIE WIESEL He survived the horrors of the Holocaust to become a witness on behalf of those who could no longer speak.

FATHER DAMIEN The “Leper Priest” ministered to lepers in Hawaii and died at the age of 49 with the people he loved.

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Product Details

Product #: 669267

Status: Current Title

Date Published: 01 Feb 2015

UPC: 033937044007

Publisher Code: QD4400

Publisher: Questar

Subjects: DVD - Documentary

Category: DVD - Documentary