Some crimes are so sensational that they leap out of the annals of crime and into popular culture. From Jack the Ripper to Roswell to Lady Di, each episode in this series revisits a page of our shared history, meticulously decoding and deconstructing a sensationalist news item. Unjustly disdained by historians and generally left to the tabloid press, these stories reveal much about the societies that spawned them and the later generations that keep reviving them. Director: Emmanuel Blanchard, Dominique Kalifa
The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter. Director: Skye Borgman. Starring: Jan Broberg, Mary Ann Broberg, Bob Broberg, Karen Campbell, Susan Broberg
As the deadliest drug epidemic in US history rages, follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they explore how addiction affects the brain, and how the opioid crisis should be addressed.
Fifty conversations exploring the many different ways of being 'gay' in America. This conversation focuses on the degrees and varying perceptions about how people define themselves, their lives, struggles and triumphs. Director: Jill Salvino. Starring: Vincent Ford, Lester Greene, Yuval David
Filmed entirely in India, this discussion of global environmental issues relies on economic history, scientific foresight, and philosophical and spiritual positioning. Director: Jagadeesh Sa. Starring: Madhave Srineedhi Anand
When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case, an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer's mother (Julita 'Nanay' Laude), galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism. Director: PJ Raval
A thoughtful and entertaining look at the history of disability portrayals in the media, and how these portrayals have impacted societal inclusion. Go behind-the-scenes with some of Hollywoods A-List Stars, Directors, Producers, and Studio Heads as we explore the history of disability portrayals in the media and the impact honest media characterizations have on real life inclusive opportunities for marginalized minority groups. Director: Jenni Gold. Starring: Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Marlee Matlin, Geena Davis, William H. Macy, Gary Sinise, Camryn Manheim, Danny Woodburn, R.J. Mitte
A small town in the American Midwest, Suzanna, aged 23, transitions into a man: Coby. His transformation deeply disrupts the lives of all who love him; ultimately, Coby's chrysalis morphs into the transformation of a whole family compelled to modify their own perspectives. Not only a physical metamorphosis is at stake here, but also a spiritual one that eventually takes place under the director's bright, unusual eye. Director: Christian Sounderegger
Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, this is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. It offers attainable, common-sense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but also one that affects every aspect of life. Director: Christopher Dillon Quinn. Starring: Natalie Portman
Focused on ordinary Clevelanders who have been long shaken by police misconduct, social discrimination, and poverty. Depicting intersecting movements in Cleveland, the series examines how residents' love for their hometown pushes them to work together to bring about real change in one of the most racially divided cities in America. Director: Catherine Gund
In this episode, we explore the remarkable history of one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations. We travel through the remote jungles of Central America to discover t extraordinary history of the grandest and most spectacular cities they created.
The promise of Facebook was to create a more open and connected world. But from the company's failure to protect millions of users' data to the proliferation of 'fake news' and disinformation, mounting crises have raised the question: Is Facebook more harmful than helpful? Director: James Jacoby
Based on The New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon, an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children society deems 'abnormal': a mother and son determined to show the world that his Down syndrome does not define him; a couple learning to communicate with their bright but nonverbal autistic son; a young woman dealing with what it means to be the only little person in her family; and parents whose love for their son persists even after he has committed an unspeakable crime. Director: Rachel Dretzin
Take a risky dive into an underwater cave in Mexico to discover the 13,000 year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager. Follow forensic clues that reveal intimate details of her life and death, and how her people first ventured into North America.
A documentary that follows six cancer patients who make the radical choice to 'let food be their medicine.' Given a bad prognosis with conventional methods, they decide to undergo a treatment that is based solely on the power of food to help the body cure itself. Director: Sarah Mabrouk
What started as a family feud turned into the largest non-union labor walkout in US history. In the summer of 2014, a firestorm within a New England supermarket chain sparked a corporate drama that Esquire called 'the last stand for the middle class.' The story of the battle to save a grocery store, and about the power of ordinary, passionate people to rewrite corporate history. Director: Jay Childs. Starring: Bernadette Beck
Deep in the Kentucky mountains hides a tourist attraction unlike any other. Portal 31 is an underground tour that is more than a trip back into a coal mine, its a step back in time. The ghost hunters known as The Crypto Files venture into Portal 31 to investigate claims of paranormal activity. Are the haunted spirits of the miners still lurking around? Take the tour and find out! Director: Thomas Marcum, Tony Felosi. Starring: Greg Champy, Heather Ealy Felosi, Thomas Marcum, Mike O'bradovich, Lisa Peters, Nick Sturgill, Belinda Taylor. Producer: Thomas Marcum, Greg Champy
Filmed in Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, the movie uncovers an unexpected set of artists, poets, activists, queer musicians, 'Affrilachian' poets, and intersectional feminists, all unexpected voices emerging from this historically misunderstood region. Director: Sally Rubin, Ashley York. Starring: Michael Apted, Ronny Cox
At just 19 years old, Clinton Young was charged with the murder of two men and sentenced to death. Now, fourteen years later, he is still awaiting execution and continues to plead he was not the real killer. With the conflicting testimonies not quite adding up, is the wrong man on death row? Through personal interviews with his family and witnesses, simulations with ballistic experts and frank discussions with Young himself, Jessica Villerius delves deep into the case. Director: Jessica Villerius
The son and grandson of two Navy admirals, McCain is a former Navy pilot who was shot down in Vietnam and spent over five years in a POW camp, returning to forge a career as one of our country's most passionate and formidable members of Congress. The six-term Republican senator and two-time presidential candidate sat down for interviews for this film just a few weeks after being diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017, and provided unprecedented access to his daily life in Washington, D.C. Director: George Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt. Starring: John McCain
Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, even as Kusama continues to create new work every day. Director: Heather Lenz. Starring: Yayoi Kusama
Never-before-seen footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda Radner to tell her own story; through the laughter and sometimes the tears. Incredibly, she was able to find humor in even the darkest of times. Her spirit lives on in comedy as a female trailblazer who continues to inspire many present day comedic performers. Director: Lisa Dapolito. Starring: Andrew Alexander, Anne Beatts, Chevy Chase, Bill Hader, Melissa McCarthy, Lorne Michaels
In Arkansas, 90% of methamphetamines are smuggled over the border from Mexico as a strain of stronger and cheaper crystal meth called ICE. Meth Storm tells the story of rural, economically disadvantaged users and dealers whose addiction to ICE and lack of job opportunities have landed them on endless cycle of poverty and incarceration - and of the police and DEA agents struggling to stop cartels from flooding the U.S. with this super-potent form of meth. Director: Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud
There are almost 300 species of squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes, and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal. Uncover the extraordinary abilities of these cheeky nut lovers as a filmmaker puts their problem solving to the test on a specially designed obstacle course. And see the world through the eyes of an orphan red squirrel called Billy. Director: Tom Jarvis, Rowan Crawford. Starring: Ana Gasteyer
Follow Edyth Boone, fearless muralist, activist, and educator, as she confronts injustice through the transformative power of art. Decades before her nephew Eric Garner's last words ' I can't breathe' ignited a national outcry for racial justice, Boone embodied the truth that black lives matter. From Harlem to California, with children and seniors, on buildings and in classrooms, Boone has worked to tackle poverty, racism, and inequality, with a paintbrush. Director: Mo Morris
A provocative and breathtaking wakeup call examining one of the truly extraordinary events of civilization, space travel, and looks at how this gave a totally different perspective on the Earth. Director: Guy Reid
In Salt Lake City, Utah, the religious monoculture severely complicated the AIDS crisis, where patients received no support from, or were cast into exile by, the political, religious, and medical communities. Further, Mormon culture encouraged gay men to marry women and have a family to cure themselves of their 'affliction,' counsel which led to secret affairs and accidental marital transmissions of HIV. Director: Jenny McKenzie, Jared Ruga, Amanda Stoddard. Starring: Kristen Ries, Maggie Snyder
A documentary film that draws on the work of filmmakers around the world to explore religious experiences and rituals as they relate to the life cycle: birth, adolescence, marriage, old age, death, and other key passages of life. Directed by Academy Award winner Thomas Lennon.
Features interviews with current and former Scientologists, taking viewers through this controversial organization's history and inside its walls. Director: Rainer Fromm. Starring: Sabine Weber, Ralf Gerhardt
As the Earth warms, sea levels rise, and super-storms become more frequent and intense, many major coastal cities will soon be under water. Sinking Cities shows New York, London, Tokyo, and Miami preparing for the real-time impact of rising seas and devising colossal new construction projects and groundbreaking solutions aimed at securing their future.
For 33 months, from 1977 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamour, Studio 54 was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater district. Director: Matt Tyrnauer. Starring: Steve Rubell, Ian Schrager, Jack Dushey
Stalking in the shadows, prowling almost every continent, cats are one of the world's most diverse and successful predators. Filmed over 600 days in 14 countries and featuring 31 species of cat, the groundbreaking three-part miniseries uncovers the secret lives of wild cats and introduces behaviors captured on film for the first time, using the latest camera technology and scientific research. Director: Nick Easton, Paul Williams, Gavin Boyland
Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of the time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable awards between them. They are also longtime friends who invite viewers to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Director: Robert Michell. Starring: Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith
A fly-on-the-wall documentary about professional boxer Amir Khan, filmed between 2014 - 2016. The documentary follows Khan as he chases a fight with the unbeaten superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. Outside of the ring Amir must grapple with the significance of family, fame, and religion, as he grows from being boxing's golden child into a man. Under the guidance of new trainer Virgil Hunter, Amir first puts on a stunning performance in beating former world champion Devon Alexander in Las Vegas.
At a time when transgender people are banned from serving in the U.S. military, four transgender troops risking discharge fight to attain the freedom they so fiercely protect. Director: Gabriel Silverman, Fiona Dawson. Starring: Laila Ireland, Logan Ireland, Jennifer Peace, Sue Fulton
Trump's fight against the investigation of his campaign and whether he obstructed justice. With the threat of impeachment growing, Trump wages an unprecedented war against the Special Counsel, the FBI, and even his own Attorney General. Director: Michael Kirk
The Vikings were a warrior race that invaded and controlled many parts of Europe. They are infamous for their fearsome ways as they pillaged peaceful towns. These remarkable people left behind a massive clue built into the landscape and visible from the sky. The truth about the Vikings shall be found in their belief systems from before they adopted Christianity. This is the amazing tale of the discovery of these secrets and more as the film takes viewers across Norway to uncover the truth. Starring: Harald Boehlke
Explains what kids need to know about diet and health by taking them aboard a biological starship. By seeing how the crew responds to messages from food, kids learn what makes us healthy and what makes humans fat and sick. irector: Tom Naughton. Starring: Tom Naughton, Kenny Naughton, Sarah Naughton, Jerry Naughton, Jimmy Moore
In this brand-new, 2016, high-definition program, explore Constitutional Amendments 11 through 15 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.
Explore Constitutional Amendments 21 through 24 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.
Children will explore the final Constitutional amendments 25 through 27, review the previous amendments covered in this series, 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 to reinforce important concepts.
An entertaining collection of videos for young children featuring delightful characters. Rhymes help build early literacy. Plus, you'll find songs for gross motor skills and counting up to five and ten. Songs include Five Little Ducks, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Farmer in the Dell, Baby Shark, Five Little Speckled Frogs, Teddy Bear Teddy Bear, Wheels on the Bus, Over in the Meadow, Five Little Monkeys, Wiggly Woo, I Had a Little Turtle, Six Little Ducks, Old MacDonald, and Ten in the Bed.
In 2011, construction workers were shocked to uncover the remains of a woman in an abandoned lot in Queens, New York. Follow forensic archaeologist Scott Warnasch and a team of historians and scientists as they investigate this woman's story, revealing a vivid picture of what life was like for free African American people in the North.