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  • In Colombia under Alvaro Uribe's presidency members of the Army have killed hundreds of innocent civilians, claimed them as guerrillas killed in combat, for the purpose of showing military success and to get benefits. This scandal became known by the name of "false positives" or "extrajudicial...

  • "Divino Inferno" reveals the little-known story behind The Gates of Hell – one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in the History of Art, and the key to sculptor Auguste Rodin’s works as a whole. Director Bruno Aveillan, himself an artist, brings a startling visual intensity to this poetic,...

  • Experience the rise and fall of Des Moines' vanished movie theatres and drive-ins that once dotted downtown and the suburbs, in a pop-culture retrospective that brings their history back to life through old photos, footage, animation, and a treasure trove of amazing stories.

  • FREE CHOL SOO LEE tells the story of a Korean American death row inmate convicted of a 1973 Chinatown gangland murder in San Francisco, and the activists who led a pan-Asian American movement to free him. Spanning the late 1970s to the early ’80s, this movement would for the first time bring...

  • A custodian. A housewife. A pediatrician. A grandmother. Seemingly ordinary individuals. Yet these individuals have a story to tell. It is the story of suffering and death. It is the story of refugees. It is the story of terrified villagers running for cover. Yet, at the same time, it is...

  • As the Western frontier closed, America sought to forcibly re-educate Native Americans at Indian Boarding Schools.  Their motto was “Kill The Indian To Save The Man.”  In 1892, the Pueblo of Isleta sued the Albuquerque Indian School for the return of “Los Cautivos” (The Captives), 36 children...

  • A group of mariners' lives are changed when they find adventure, danger, and belonging on the high seas as they pursue their ultimate dream: navigating the western coast of the United States on an 18th century pirate ship replica.Today there is still an adventure-shaped-hole in the hearts of our...

  • In the country with the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, where the king values the happiness of his people above the money they make, a threat is looming. Bhutan's primary revenue source is hydropower; quotas with India would require damming every last river. A man named “...

  • As social and economic forces encroach upon traditional culture in Turkey's Kachkar mountain highlands, many distinctive practices have vanished or are facing extinction. Among the three generations now straddling the not-yet-forgotten past and the globalized tomorrow, some are finding hope in...

  • Nestled in India’s northeastern Assam district, Kaziranga National Park contains the world’s highest density of the endangered Asian One-Horned rhino. But it is also ground zero for poaching and illegal trade of rhino horn. To help combat this, Kaziranga Park has become the poster child for a...

  • When legendary rock keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer died, the music world was shocked. It was an open secret amongst musicians he had been suffering for years with repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) from playing. But nobody talked. Facing an upcoming tour in Japan and unsure...

  • Dale Evans: Queen of the West and the wife of Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys,
    offers us the chance to experience the inspirational journey of an American icon as we follow Dale's path from precocious childhood, to eloping at 14, motherhood at 15 and divorce for the first of three times,...

  • About one American in seven has some degree of dyslexia. It's a condition that makes it hard to learn to read the same way other people do. With some special techniques, taught or self-invented, most dyslexics can learn to function normally. And a lot of dyslexics are brilliant, talented, and...

  • The new high-definition 13-part series Passport & Palette represents the next generation of art education on television and is presented to public television stations nationwide at no cost. Passport & Palette follows and documents - Master Artists on an Artistic Expedition of the World...

  • VP: Passion to Serve chronicles the changing role and importance of the office of the Vice Presidency as told through the eyes of those who have held the office. The office of the Vice Presidency of the United States began to change under the Carter administration in the mid-1970s. The...

  • Yoga and meditation are mainstream practices; Sanskrit words like mantra, guru and karma are part of everyday speech, and certain Indian precepts are so commonly held that Newsweek titled a 2009 article “We Are All Hindus Now.” Recently, the Smithsonian Institution mounted an exhibit titled Yoga...

  • Do we have the right to free speech? The right to privacy? The right to security?The same rights that have protected our democracy for generations are now in jeopardy in the most unlikely of places: online. The Internet may appear to be an open forum, but behind closed doors, a war is being...

  • Voices intimate, entertaining, and very powerful fill our ears and our lives daily.  A forgotten history, never before told on film, unfolds with alarming relevance. Spanning more than a century, filmmaker Michael James Kacey traces radio's origins and battles for control of the airwaves—battles...

  • Each year, between 20-35,000 young adults reach the end of their allotted time in the foster care system and are thrust out into the world to make it on their own. These young people are forced to navigate all of the responsibilities of adulthood, many without having sufficient preparation nor...

  • Straight/Curve examines the current trends around female body image and showcases the pioneering women, and men, fighting to redefine society’s unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty. 90% of women and young girls say they do NOT feel represented in today’s fashion industry or media....

  • Drawing on his own childhood struggles adjusting to life in the US, Lebanese-American Mark Kabban uses soccer to help kids like Yousif Khummi, a recent refugee from Iraq, emerge from the shadow of war and develop a sense of identity and possibility in the United States. East County Yalla follows...

  • In 1989, Jim Klages - former cornet soloist of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band - was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which prompted his early retirement. After years of declining health and unsuccessful medical treatments, Jim tried Gonstead chiropractic treatment, which has...

  • Push Out is a documentary in development about low-income minority children with learning disabilities and their over-representation in the juvenile system.

  • The Debra Hill Documentary explores the life and career of the legendary film producer. Hill began her career in the 1970s, and after the extraordinary success of her first production, HALLOWEEN (co-written with director John Carpenter), she became a key player in a wave of trailblazing women...

  • In a Strange Land follows the story of Mu Hpare, a refugee from Burma and member of the Kayan tribe (a.k.a Long Neck Women), who has resettled in the U.S. She is a young, single mother who is determined to make a better life for her and her toddler son. This documentary tells us about her...

  • The fragile culture of the Yapese is at a crossroads of change, as a major tourism development threatens to take over the island. My Island & Me is a documentary that asks the question, "Can an ancient culture be protected amidst the demands of modern society?"

    A recent development...

  • A social impact Doc series exposing state secrets of Education behind the achievement gap, drop out rate and poverty. Why is it that Dyslexia, the most common of all reading difficulties and learning differences, divides rather than unites for the sake of saving children? Why the...

  • The New Orleans mayoral election scheduled less than a year after Hurricane Katrina was a circus filled with unique characters, heated debates and groundbreaking politics. In the weeks before the election the city became a hot bed of political, social and economic debate.

    The stakes in...

  • Stranded in tents and detention centers in Greece and Turkey, or in temporary housing throughout Europe are thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria whose predicament started 70 years earlier with the expulsion of their parents and grandparents from Palestine.

    The director, Hala...

  • What do a military flight attendant, a breast cancer survivor, and a pediatrician have in common? A healthy addiction to competitive figure skating. During the filming, Andy, who could be whisked away at a moment's notice from California to a war zone, suffered from anxiety, fear and stress-...

  • JOCK brings a little known chapter of horse racing history to life in
    a story-rich documentary about the first generation of female jockeys
    who overcame sexual harassment, ridicule and life threatening
    compromises to wage a gallant fight for the right to ride in the late
    ...

  • Born in late 1940’s Los Angeles as James Bartlett, we follow the wild life of a counter-culture and drag icon who would eventually become known as Rumi Missabu. As one of the founding members of the radical queer performance group, The Cockettes, Rumi leaves Hollywood a trained child actor and...

  • Most people know George Takei as the helmsman of the Starship Enterprise, but beyond the celebrity of this "Star Trek" icon is an activist utilizing his grace and humor to bridge galactic social and political divides.

  • The 196710th grade class at Cubberley High School was studying Nazi Germany when teacher Ron Jones informed them that they could achieve power by utilizing "Strength Through Discipline". Jones then extolled "Strength Through Community", suggesting that individual achievement be sacrificed for...

  • This is a documentary that explores the worlds of identical twin brothers, now 75 years old. Joel-Peter Witkin is a world famous photographer and super star of contemporary art photography and his younger brother by 5 minutes, Jerome a major realist painter. Estranged since childhood yet their...

  • Exponential technology is changing the world and there's only one university in the world devoted to teaching students how to harness it: Singularity University (SU).The new feature documentary, The University, tells the story of the students, the faculty, and how Singularity University teaches...