Personality - Inspired by the New York Times bestselling book, this film asks what it means to be an a-hole, and more importantly, how people stop their proliferation. Director: John Walker. Starring: John Cleese, Suji Gelerman, Robert I. Sutton
Art & Society - A documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes ‘Aggie’ Gund’s life. Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists, particularly women and people of color, and unwavering commitment to social justice issues. Director: Catherine Gund
Art - The political art, criminal stunts, and daring invasions of Banksy, the worlds most infamous street artist, have outraged the establishment for over two decades. Featuring rare interviews with Banksy, this is the story of how an outlaw artist led a revolutionary new movement and built a multi-million dollar empire, while his identity remained shrouded in mystery. Director: Elio Espaa. Starring: Mark Holgate
Musician Biography - Billie Holiday had one of the greatest voices of all time. She was a woman of breathtaking talent and global popularity who was unafraid of stirring controversy. Raw, emotional, and brutally honest, this is filled with incredible unheard testimonies from musical greats like Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, and Count Basie. A showcase of an American legend, an arresting and powerful tale of one of the greatest singers who ever lived. Director: James Erskine. Starring: Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Count Basie, Sylvia Sims
African American Studies - It is a lively and illuminating documentary that explores the double-edged sword of racial and gender oppression that Black Women face in America. Frustrated by the lack of intersectionality in the women’s movement and the misogyny plaguing the Black liberation movement, filmmaker Zanah Thirus set out to shine a light on the complexities and power of Black feminism. Featuring interviews with a wide range of scholars, writers, business owners, veterans, and comedians. Director: Zanah Thirus
Immigration - In Central America, a caravan of migrants seeking a better life heads north to the United States, as narco-traffickers move drugs and money back and forth across the same border. The film explores the depths of corruption plaguing Mexico and Central America. Director: Nick Quested, Sebastian Junger
Environmental Issues - As global temperatures continue to rise, scientists are wondering if there are solutions beyond reducing emissions. Enter geoengineering. From sucking carbon straight out of the air to physically blocking out sunlight, the options may seem far-fetched. Can geoengineering really work? How much would it cost? And what are the risks of engineering Earth's climate?
Aging & Health - These easy-to-follow exercises created by award-winning instructors Joy Prouty and Josie Gardiner will help viewers to regain or maintain flexibility, increase functionality, lose weight, build muscle, strengthen bones, or just look and feel better. Starring: Joy Prouty, Josie Gardiner
Art Biography - Come on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided by interviews, commentary, and Frida’s own words, Exhibition on Screen uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy. Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, Exhibition On Screen explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo. Displaying a treasure trove of color and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience, and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics, and her cultural heritage. Director: Ali Ray
Arctic Environmental Impact - For centuries, Inuit in the Arctic have lived on and around the frozen ocean. Now, as climate change is rapidly melting the sea ice between Canada and Greenland, development here threatens to upset the delicate balance between their communities, land and wildlife. Director: Scott Ressler
Religion - Filmmakers travel across Europe to uncover the truth about Islam and terrorism. They visit refugee camps and mosques, until an event changes their quest. Director: Jack Baxter. Starring: Joshua Faudem, Will Keenan, Aeham Ahmad
Science - This DVD double feature presents two documentaries exploring the science and promise of the red planet. The first documentary illuminates humankind's drive to get to Mars and takes viewers behind the scenes with Elon Musk and his engineers as they prepare the Falcon Heavy rocket launch. The second documentary follows the long journey of NASA's Curiosity rover, from the drawing tables at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to launch at Cape Canaveral, the seven minutes of terror in landing on Mars. Starring: Elon Musk
Professional Football - After 58 years of coming up short, a Super Bowl title had become Philly's Holy Grail. From throwing snowballs at Santa Claus to having a jail in their stadium, this fanbase has earned their title of worst in the NFL. This documentary offers an intimate look at the lives of four very different and very dedicated Eagles fans, unified by their common dream of becoming Super Bowl Champions. Eagles fans demonstrate what brotherly love truly means in the best comeback sports story in years. Director: Kyle Thrash. Starring: Shirley Dash, Barry Vagnoni, Bryant Moreland, Jesse Callsen
War - After the holocaust the world said, ‘never again,’ yet genocide is happening in the world right now. The stories we forget to tell, of the survivors we never knew, will haunt us until we listen and act. It challenges the audience to experience first-person accounts of survivors of the genocide. Sichan Siv and Gilbert Tuhabonye share how they escaped the killing fields of Cambodia and the massacre of school children in Burundi. Director: Paul Allen Hunton
Women's Health - Personhood: Policing Pregnant Women in America tells a different reproductive rights story, one that ripples far beyond the right to choose and into the lives of every pregnant person in America. Tammy Loertscher’s fetus was given an attorney, while the courts denied Tammy her constitutional rights and sent her to jail. Through her story, the film re-frames the abortion debate to encompass the growing system of laws that criminalize and police pregnant women. Director: Joanne Ardinger. Starring: Melissa Etheridge
Filmmakers - It is the most influential filmmaker of the past 30 years. His bloody, talky, nonlinear films pull together dozens of influences to form bracingly original cinematic events. In a Hollywood that worships at the altar of franchises and remakes, Tarantino’s films are the best kind of tentpoles, wholly unique cinematic visions from a filmmaker at the peak of his powers. Director: Tara Wood. Starring: Zoe Bell, Bruce Dern, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson
Political Minds - Benjamin Franklin, with only two years of proper schooling, changed the academic world for the better. Learn more about his contributions in this video lecture. Starring: Richard Bell
Political Biography - Few people have left such an indelible mark on the world than the one and only Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Throughout her career and her personal life, she has become one of the true champions of the time. Ginsburg's fearlessness and ferocity have made her one of the world's political greats. This hard hitting documentary dives into the life of this incredible judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Director: Kim Harrington
Military Leaders - Learn more about General Patton's impact during World War II and why he wasn't celebrated for the hero he was. This documentary looks into Patton's silence post-war. Director: Robert Orlando
Children and war - For more than seven years now, the civil war that opposes the rebel armies against the armed forces of Syrian president Assad has caused over 200,000 victims. The first victims of this thug are civilians, including children. Through this documentary, follow the daily routine of a young boy who lives with his brothers and parents who decided to stay and fight against Bachar El-Assad's regular Army. Has this generation of 13 to 16 year-old boys lost their childhood forever?
Astronomy - It is a mission that might prove impossible. In the fall of 2020, a NASA spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx attempts to reach out and grab a piece of an asteroid named Bennu and bring it back to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx team has just three chances to extend its spacecraft's specialized arm, touch down for five seconds, and collect material from the surface of Bennu. Can they pull it off? NOVA takes you inside the mission as the team plans its approach. Director: Terri Randall
Toys - Step into a world of beloved and cherished toys in this fun documentary that looks at the most popular toys of all time. Take a peek at classics such as the much beloved Barbie, the ubiquitous Legos, Hot Wheels, Transformers and even the Yo-Yo! This playful documentary takes viewers on a wild ride of unbelievable nostalgic facts. Director: Taylor Ronson. Starring: Cathy Warren
Animal Rights - A whistleblower is sued for $1.5 million for plotting to steal a walrus and launches into a personal quest to end marine mammal captivity. Director: Nathalie Bibeau. Starring: Phil Demers
Senior Exercise - Yoga is not just for the young and hip. Soft-spoken, down-to-earth veteran yoga instructor Lilias Folan is the perfect person to introduce this exercise routine, presented in a manner that's inviting rather than intimidating. Starring: Lilias Folan
Health & Illness - Some ideas are hard to comprehend, so Verne is here to give viewers the basics in a simple, fast, and visually stimulating documentary! This time Verne will explain the basics about viruses in under 30 minutes! Enter the invisible and fascinating world of viruses!
Animals - In this 2020 high-definition program, learn all about sloths. What is the eating/digestive process of the sloth? How and why do sloths sleep in trees? Why is a sloth's fur a green color? How and why do sloths move across the rainforest floor? The answers to these questions and many more are covered with detailed graphics, diagrams and exciting video; as well as on-screen, multiple-choice reviews at the end of each segment that reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.