What is art and how does it relate to society? Is its value determined by its popularity or originality? Is the goal profit or expressing one's personal vision? These are some of the questions raised as we follow fiercely independent New York artist Robert Cenedella in his artistic journey through decades of struggling for creative expression.
In this heartwarming and ultimately life-enhancing documentary, the extraordinary Rowena Kincaid, a terminally ill young woman with a wicked sense of humor, goes in search of a bucket list.
Director: Jody Cusack
When he created the Elite modeling agency in the 1970s, John Casablancas invented the concept of the supermodel. If names like Naomi, Cindy, Linda, Iman, Gisele or Kate are part of popular culture today, it's mostly his doing. He lived a life many have dreamed about, surrounded by glamour and beauty. Now, John Casablancas tells his own story.
Director: Hubert Woroniecki
Starring: John Casablancas, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen, Oprah Winfrey
The first-person stories of refugees and migrants fleeing war and persecution for Europe. Told through camera-phone footage filmed by the families themselves as they leave their homes on dangerous journeys seeking safety and refuge.
Starring: Will Lyman
The grandson of famed Russian-Ukrainian author Isaac Babel as he searches for answers to better understand the enigmatic man he never met.
Director: David Novack
Starring: Liev Schreiber, Andrei Malaev-Babel, Antonina Pirojkova
Six young black men from Akron, Ohio, enter college, determined to redefine society's images and low expectations. Despite their confidence, the stark reality of being away from home brings a series of crises.
Director: Karina Epperlein
An intimate portrait of iconic Cleveland artist Derek Hess by filmmaker Nick Cavalier. This film showcases the evolution of a celebrated artist, his effect on music and culture while highlighting the link between creativity and mental illness.
Director: Nick Cavalier
Starring: Dereck Hess
From the producers of Blackfish, this is the story of the doctors and nurses who risked everything to defeat the deadliest epidemic of our time, the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.
Director: Joel Clark
Starring: Tony Blair, Bono, Stephen Colbert
It follows a global movement of faithful Muslims inspired by the teachings of Fethullah Gulen halfway around the globe. Preaching social activism, dialogue, education and peace, Gulen has now inspired two generations of educators and humanitarian workers where they are most needed around the globe but couldn't escape from controversy in his home country and abroad. In 2013, Time Magazine named Gulen as one of the most influential people in the world.
Director: Terry Spencer Hesser, Stephan Mazurek
Three years after the horrific mass shooting in Newtown, CT that took the lives of twenty elementary school children and six educators on December 14, 2012, the small New England town is a complex psychological web in the wake of yet another act of mass killing at the hands of a disturbed young gunman.
Director: Kim A. Snyder
Over 200,000 people die each year due to a lack of access to their medical histories by the doctors who serve them, sometimes in the most critical moments. We assume doctors anywhere can pull up our charts and histories no matter where we have had care, no matter where we are. The truth is the opposite. Most doctors have no access to this most important information. Fortunately, there are modern-day pioneers who are working to establish the Health Information Exchange.
Director: Barry Simmons
Abandoned by family and condemned by the government, the illiterate Jimmy Santiago Baca had little to live for when he entered the Arizona State Prison. Yet beyond the rage and desperation, he found a new center; the quiet strength of poetry. For the first time ever, Jimmy had a future. And he blazed its trail with a fire that still burns today.
Director: Daniel Califf-Glick
An international team of adventurers, researchers, and ocean ambassadors goes on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine ocean. The result will astound viewers, just as it did our adventurers, who captured never-before-seen images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health.
Director: Craig Leeson
An examination of the key moments that shaped President-elect Donald Trump. Interviews with advisors, business associates, and biographers reveal how Trump transformed himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president.
Director: Michael Kirk
Starring: Will Lyman
In the late 19th century, as America's teeming cities grew increasingly congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-drawn trolleys with a faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient form of transportation. Ultimately, it was Boston, a city of so many firsts that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America's first subway.
Often called the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson rocked the world in 1962 with her book Silent Spring, which warned the American public of the impact of pesticides on the environment and unleashed an extraordinary national debate about science and safety. At the center of that firestorm stood Ms. Carson, a strong, intensely private woman who balanced her love of the natural world and passion for writing with personal strife.
Director: Michelle Ferrari
Starring: Oliver Platt
At late-night jam sessions in LA, jazz musicians used to dedicate their shows to the greatest alto sax player in the world, Frank Morgan, but if people wanted to hear him, they had to go to San Quentin.
Director: N. C. Heikin
Starring: Grace Kelly, Garrett Marchbank, Cathy Diane Tomlin
The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male dominated Palestinian street car racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, this takes viewers on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought they could.
Director: Amber Fares
Starring: Marah Zahalka, Noor Daoud, Mona Ennab, Betty Saadeh, Maysoon Jayyusi
When a brave high school student takes a stand against state-mandated BMI testing of her peers, she finds herself in the middle of a heated national debate, sparking a battle of wills between herself and high-ranking government officials.
Director: Bailey Webber, Michael Webber
Starring: Holly Allen, Laura Bruij-Williams, Stefan Czerwinski
From award-winning documentary filmmaker Steven C. Barber comes an inspirational story that chronicles the exploits of 31 paraplegics for six days, as they make their way in wheelchairs and hand cycles in what is known as the toughest road race in the world: Sadler's Alaska Challenge.
Director: Steven C. Barber
Explores the relationship between two men, Niklas Frank, and Horst von Wachter, each of whom are the children of high-ranking Nazi officials and possess starkly contrasting attitudes toward their fathers. Philippe Sands investigates the complicated connection between the two, and even delves into the story of his own grandfather who escaped the same area where their fathers carried out mass killings. Features never before seen home movie and archive footage from the heart of the Nazi regime.
Director: David Evans
Starring: Niklas Frank, Horst Von Wachter, Philippe Sands
A candid personal perspective on autism through the life of one of the world's greatest pinball players. Robert Gagno's real challenge lies outside the game on his journey to shed his youth and gain independence.
Director: Jeff Petry, Nathan Drillot
What are root words, prefixes, and suffixes? What are the most common prefixes and suffixes? What are their meanings? The answers to these questions are covered in depth with detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting video. On-screen, multiple-choice reviews at the end of each segment reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.
In this brand new, 2017, high definition program, learn all about the causes of the Revolutionary War, such as the French and Indian War, the taxes and laws imposed on colonists by the British government, the Intolerable Acts and the First Continental Congress. Detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting video, as well as on screen, multiple choice reviews at the end of each segment reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.
Explore Constitutional Amendments one through five and understand why the Bill of Rights was a necessary addition to the Constitution. Detailed explanations of the amendments are presented with landmark cases and an analysis of each amendment's present day relevance. Detailed graphics, diagrams and exciting video as well as on screen, multiple choice reviews at the end of each segment reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.
Students will explore constitutional amendments six through ten and understand why the Bill of Rights was a necessary addition to the Constitution. Detailed explanations of the amendments are presented with landmark cases and an analysis of each amendment's present day relevance. Detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting video as well as on-screen, multiple-choice reviews at the end of each segment reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.
Refocus, energize, learn better, and have fun with this innovative 2017, high definition program that teaches kids simple breathing and exercise techniques that can, for the most part, be performed while seated in a chair at a desk. Pilates utilizes small movements of core muscles that stimulate blood flow and regulate breathing, enabling students to increase their attention span and improve their posture.
The brand-new, 2016, high-definition program explores the characteristics of Earth's four systems: Geosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere and Atmosphere. Understand how the Earth's systems interact with each other. Detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting video, as well as on-screen, multiple-choice reviews at the end of each segment reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.
In this two-volume set, see what real astronauts go through, from initial candidate testing in the field to determine physical ability to selected astronauts preparing a mission on Earth to be replicated in space. Meet the astronauts up close and personal to learn about their specific backgrounds and schooling. Understand the prerequisites for becoming a viable astronaut candidate.