The Battle of Bunker Hill – America: Her People Her Stories

Theatrical Release: March 11, 2010
DVD Release: March 11, 2010
The Battle of Bunker Hill – America: Her People Her Stories


It is the morning of June 17, 1775. The previous night, under the cover of darkness, the Colonial Patriots had quickly constructed an impromptu fortification on Breed’s Hill, and now await a full assault by the King’s Soldiers – the best equipped and most feared fighting force in the world. These Patriots have little ammunition or water, but on this hot, summer’s morning, they will stand as one against the British Infantry…relying on something which they have in abundance: courage. And by the end of the day, the world would know whether this ragged band of farmers, merchants and militia-men would be able to bring a new nation into being.

THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL is the story of the first major conflict of the American Revolution, and how two fathers and two sons left their farms, and joined the battle to defend the heights overlooking Boston Harbor. Through an innovative blending of epic recreation, historical commentary and vintage imagery, you will learn about life during that time, as well as the reasons why our Forefathers chose to rebel against the mighty British Empire and forge a new nation, conceived in liberty and freedom.

AMERICA: HER PEOPLE, HER STORIES is a series of DVDs from Producer/Director Tony Malanowski designed to teach the history of the United States in an informative and positive way. The Values of the Founding Fathers and subsequent American Heroes, and the perseverance of their Spirit and their Faith will be featured in a manner that is designed to instill in the viewer a knowledge of their sacrifice, and an appreciation of our country and our culture. Each DVD will be shot on motion picture film, and digitally transferred to High-Definition, and will have a complete audio mix in both 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo, with a full symphonic score.THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL is the first story in this series. Other DVDs in pre-production include GUADALCANAL, CITIZENSHIP OVER THE YEARS, and FIRST BATTLE OF BULL RUN/MANASSAS. We at Light a Candle Films take great pride in presenting this Premier Installment in our series AMERICA: HER PEOPLE, HER STORIES, and in telling the story of THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL.

Dove Review

This documentary is nicely done, with re-enactments of the Battle of Bunker Hill in addition to comments from historians and nice paintings and graphs. Visually, it is picturesque.

The DVD shows where our fight for freedom led us to by showing clips of President Kennedy and President Reagan and in addition reveals the fight for freedom continues as it displays armies and jeeps during war-time in various clips. Various battle strategies are discussed.

Historically, this DVD is quite educational as it speaks of the Whigs and colonists . Experts like author William Chemerka speak and share their knowledge of history. Other historians include Gregory J. Urwin and Richard Patterson.

The main theme is how colonists became fed up with the British and what the colonists perceived as taxation without representation. This DVD features a film which was made with care. The cinematography is breath taking in certain outdoor shots. This is a quality production with an important historical theme and we gladly award this DVD our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal and a four Dove rating!

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Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Some battle scenes with very little blood; blood seen on hand; the wounded seen lying on ground (not bloody).
Drugs: Some wine is held by a man.
Nudity: None
Other: A man prays and scriptures are quote; talk of the shortages of food and necessary items when the war was fought.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Tony Malanowski
Producer: Tony Malanowski
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 150 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter