Annenberg Classroom Documentaries Honored for Excellence

This post was updated on October 25, 2016.

Two Annenberg Classroom documentaries released in 2015, “Habeas Corpus: The Guantanamo Cases” and “Magna Carta” have received awards for excellence.

“Habeas Corpus: The Guantanamo Cases,” which can be seen here, explains how the right of habeas corpus protects individual freedom from unlawful or arbitrary imprisonment. The documentary examines four major cases brought before the Supreme Court regarding the constitutional rights of prisoners who were suspected of terrorism and detained at Guantanamo Bay in the wake of the attacks on 9/11. The documentary has won:

The documentary “Magna Carta,” available here, looks at the origins and legacy of one of the most important documents in the history of democracy. The Magna Carta, whose 800th anniversary was celebrated in 2015, was a written declaration of rights by English barons and went on to inspire the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The film has been awarded:


Annenberg Classroom is a project of the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and the films were produced in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands. Annenberg Classroom provides a range of resources for civics education, including videos, guides and lesson plans, games, and more.