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  • Paintings by Basquiat and Gerhard Richter sell at auction for tens of millions of dollars; a multi-story inflatable ballerina by Jeff Koons dwarfs visitors at Rockefeller Center; a solid gold toilet by Maurizio Cattelan is...

  • The commercial sale of dinosaur fossils is a deep-seated issue that paleontologists have debated for decades. For academic paleontologists each fossil unravels new information about the past. For commercial collectors the fossils are prehistoric gold. THE NEW EXTINCTION covers the topic from all...

  • The Paper Trail: Into the Hornet's Nest chronicles modern American homesteader Lydia Doleman as she helps mobilize her community to block a massive timber sale in an attempt to defend the Little Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon.  Motivated by a government agency eager to log, Lydia and others...

  • Released in 1981, the original film, The Park That Kids Built is a transformative documentary of urban renewal. The film is set in South Los Angeles and depicts how two teachers, their fifth and sixth grade students, and the community turned a vacant lot filled with abandoned cars and trash into...

  • Dallas, Texas.  November 22, 1963.  The thirty-fifth President of the United States is gunned down.  As the world watches in horror, the news fumbles into action desperately trying to make sense of the inconceivable.  Still holding on to life, JFK arrives at Parkland Hospital.  Inside Trauma...

  • State Trooper Jessie Osborn is called to check out a suspicious sedan on a remote Alaskan Highway. The brief encounter leaves one man dead and turns Jessie’s life into a nightmare. The incident explodes in the press and Jessie’s world turns upside down in a perfect storm of suspicion and...

  • 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 Ethiopia, there is a community of over nine thousand Jews. They speak Hebrew, keep kosher and have relatives in Israel, yet Israel continues to deny their appeals for aliyah — the Jewish birthright to become a citizen of Israel. They survive within a temporary, difficult reality in Ethiopia,...

  • 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...

  • A multi-billion dollar American development is poised to engulf a small coastal community in Mexico with a mega hotel/condo complex. But local people are banding together to save their way of life and the delicate ecosystem on which they all depend. What rights do indigenous communities have...

  • PEACEFIRE is a story in which Tom Erba, a composer from Los Angeles, travels to the Congo to collaborate and record with some of the country’s young, most fiercely talented and resourceful musicians. Through the universal language of music, he comes to learn of the passion, the hopes, the dreams...

  • Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin and Veronica, ages 5 to 15, want to change the conversation. They reveal in their own words what it’s like to deal with the literal ups and downs of a challenged life. In this intimate verité documentary, four charismatic kids strive for acceptance in a world that is...

  • In a fresh twist on traditional perceptions, host and producer Jane Turville travels across America to explore the underlying impacts of population growth on human ability to thrive in a modern world.

    Population numbers matter.

    Most of us in industrialized countries don’t...

  • At a time when a decades old ethnic war split the country in two, an unconventional team of diverse players led Sri Lanka to one of the finest and most unforgettable World Cup performances in cricket history, uniting the nation’s people and proving to the world that Sri Lanka was more than a...

  • Pet Fooled is a documentary exploring the underbelly of the pet food industry. As a business that is largely unregulated, and controlled by a conglomerate of companies, this film will take an inside look at whether the nutrition we feed our pets is actually good for them. After the dramatic 2007...

  • Pet Fooled 2 takes a deeper dive into the pet food industry, solving once and for all what is biologically necessary for dogs and cats.

  • 1940: A Jewish girl's dream of becoming a ballerina is destroyed by the Nazi invasion of Paris. She vows that if she has daughters—she later has two—they will become dancers. Nearly 80 years later: Fernande Horenstein and her daughters confront the wounding impact of that pledge as they dance...

  • Radical civil rights attorney, Larry Krasner, leads a band of activists who set out to end mass incarceration by taking over the agency at its center: the district attorney’s office. Embedded behind closed doors, the film watches an unprecedented criminal justice experiment unfold to ask: can outsiders reform a system from within?

  • On April 23, 2006, renowned abstract sculptor, Isaac Witkin died. His once public career had wound down and his major personal relationship had ended the year prior to his death. The day after Isaac’s journey ended, his daughter, Tamar’s began. “Pieces of Isaac” is the story of a woman’s...

  • The godfather of a peculiar subculture, Keith London, and his mentee, Choo Choo, survive life in South Central L.A. through their dedication to somersaulting pigeons.

    Photograph above by Shaughn + John.

  • Over the past year, we've witnessed an ever growing tide of anti-Semitism and holocaust denial in the Muslim world: Iran's outgoing president Ahmadinejad citing Holocaust denial as his "greatest accomplishment", an Islamic rally in Pakistan, with marchers carrying signs that read "God Bless...

  • The Only Film Ever Made to Change the AUTISM Epidemic. Autism is the largest, most urgent childhood health epidemic in the world today, dwarfing AIDS, childhood cancers, and all childhood disorders and diseases, combined. In the US alone in 2010, more than 70,000 children will be born with...

  • Five 'rock stars' of the bagpiping world get their kicks on Route 66 in a 3-week musical tour down the Mother Road.Scottish pipers Willie McCallum, Stuart Liddell and Angus MacColl and drummer Jim Kilpatrick join forces with American percussionist Mike Cole in Chicago for the 2,400-mile journey...

  • PIRATE COPY : A road movie through the world of film pirateriaPirate Copy is a 90-minute documentary that tells the story of piracy in the age of digital reproduction of film, from a global perspective. This documentary examines the complex issues of artistic and intellectual property rights as...

  • In a time when communal progression and improvement needs to happen at a great velocity, PLANET PROGRESS brings ideas and resources into focus. PLANET PROGRESS is a documentary web series featuring innovative ideas that inspire people to alter their daily routines with new and unique ways that...

  • "Plant This Movie" is an exploration of the current state of urban farming on five continents and around the USA, intented to provide a great perspective for those who are already practicing or interested in urban agriculture and to inspire more people to become urban farmers in the future. The...

  • Poetry of Resilience is a feature-length documentary that explores the question: How strong is the human spirit? Serving as a provocative meditation on the creativity and dynamism of humanity the film traces the lives of 5 poets who survived some of the darkest hours of the 20th century: the...

  • The Politics of Youth Culture is a full-length documentary about the various tiers of discrimination that urban youth have faced since the 1980's. However, through alternative spaces, adolescents have been given opportunities to exercise their talents, and develop cultural movements. Today we...

  • The tiki kitsch that Hawaii is known for is far from the reality its residence face while living in a lush tropical landscape that is threatened by creeping industrialization. Hawaiians' stories mix with images of natural beauty to illustrate the real-world challenges to sustainability found in...

  • Described as arduous and painful but utterly addictive, endurance riding is the fastest-growing equine sport in America. At its most grueling, horse and rider may travel up to 100 miles in a single day. For the 2011 XP, we follow a select group of horses and riders as they prepare for the...

  • An inner city youth uses music to unite a community.  He uses his music not to get rich but to influence a community from within, to bring a community together, and to rise above the negative environment in which he lives. American inner cities face ever-so-challenging times. It offers young men...

  • At WAMO Radio at the foot of the Homestead High Level Bridge just outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. -- way before Alan Freed coined the term "Rock and Roll" -- a young white DJ named Porky Chedwick promoted a playlist of eclectic R&B, Blues, Jazz and Zydeco with a sound uniquely his own. From his...

  • This renowned painter (H. Somers) endured an incredible trauma and is now suffering from a terminal illness. Here's why he doesn't let either of those things stop him from living a full (and inspiring) life.It is often eluded that every modern generation takes for granted the wisdom of its...

  • On September 30, 1955, actor James Dean set out from Los Angeles in his Porsche Spyder 550 race car to attend the Sports Car Club of America's weekend road races in Salinas, California. He died four hours later on a dangerous, rural highway.

    Back in Hollywood, Dean left behind close...

  • Howard Suber is one of the foremost minds in cinema that you’ve never heard of. Long before Howard Suber wrote THE POWER OF FILM, his lectures at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television were legendary for teaching the art of great film storytelling and instilling penetrating lessons for...

  • 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 “...