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  • an older White Man with a paint-splattered sweater and knit cap stands in front of a snow-covered house.

    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...

  • A photo of blue whale engulfing plastic bottles.

    Kohola tells the story of plastic pollution thru the eyes of a humpback whale and its family.

  • Dinosaur fossil head, extreme close up

    Our Documentary follows a paleontologist into the American west, where other cash-strapped paleontologists compete against time and erosion in search of new dinosaur discoveries, but they’re not alone. Commercial collectors armed with more funds dig at an exceptional speed to uncover fossils, selling them to the highest bidder. Some of these fossils end up in the collections of museums, while others land in private houses, their secrets lost to science. Our documentary explores various perspectives on this issue while trying to find common ground between the two distinct sides of paleontology.

  • The incredible history of The Palomino Club of North Hollywood (1949-1995) has never been told. What began as a watering hole with a hitching post out front serving the “Singing Cowboys of Hollywood” coming from movie sets became the most important venue for Country Music on the West Coast.

  • a face stares out the window on a cloudy day

    Thousands of miles from an escalating crisis in their homeland, two Afghan girls escape the relentless limbo of refugee life in Malaysia through their theater group. But after the youngest resettles with her family to Australia, their paths and dreams begin to diverge -- as does their meaning of...

  • 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...

  • In July of 2014, the documentary Particle Fever was released to the world to great critical acclaim. Filmmaker / Physicist collaborators Mark Levinson and David Kaplan worked from 2007 to 2013 to effectively capture the lives of just a few of the 10,000 scientists working on the CERN experiment...

  • 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...

  • Jessie hangs from the ropes of her sailboat, peering into the sunset over the horizon.

    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...

  • Ethiopian Jewish Women dressed in white sit during a Sunday service in a synagogue

    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...

  • crowd of people in a city

    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...

  • Three female children in pink leotards and rainbow-colored tutus stand before adult female volunteers dressed in black.

    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...

  • Pet Fooled Poster

    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 Title Card

    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.

  • A man in a black headscarf and glasses looks into the distance.

    A Canadian farmer and a Saharawi refugee use food to fight Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara. Through their work, that of activists, journalists and a blogger, they expose the human cost behind feeding Canadians.

  • Piano Lessons” is a feature-length documentary which tells the story of the “unsung hero” German Diez Nieto, pianist and pedagogue whose devotion to teaching has touched and formed generations of accomplished classical musicians.

  • 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...

  • A middle-aged Black man sits in his backyard before his large set up of Pigeon coups

    Men in South Central Los Angeles find a sense of purpose through their devotion to somersaulting pigeons.

    Photograph above by Shaughn + John.

  • 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...

  • An Indonesian man holds a tattered American flag in a trash heap.

    The untold story of the global plastic crisis as demonstrated through the microcosm of the island of Bali. Plastic Diamond travels from the gates of American industry and the shady world of recycling and reveals the pioneering research uncovering the toxic truth of plant-based plastics. The film...

  • 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 Point of No Return Educational Initiative will bring the documentary, Point of No Return, the inspirational story of the first solar-powered flight around the world, along with inquiry-based, hands-on STEAM curriculum around sustainability, climate change, and climate solutions, to middle...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • a yellow raft floats down the rapids of a Bhutanese river with a large building on the distant shore.

    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 “...

  • "I would find a child that nobody loved, that nobody cared for….all they wanted was a hug. If a child likes you, they'll do anything for you. Anything." - Richard, convicted child molester living in suburbia. 95% of sex offenders get released from prison. The question is: what happens then...

  • PRIDE OF LIONS shines a new light on Sierra Leone in hopes that the rest of the world will see the horror imposed on these peaceful people during the 11-year civil war that ended only six years ago. The film offers a rare glimpse into the lives of those who experienced the atrocities of war,...