What happens to art in the internet age, the philosophers, artists and exhibition makers in this documentary believe that endless reproduction liberates art from a muddled art market and an undemocratic exhibition circuit. A couple of critics wonder whether the urge for physical objects is really just a nostalgic fetishism.
The film follows individuals across a wide spectrum of political and philosophical beliefs as they engage in a debate concerning gun legislation in Oregon in the aftermath of a shooting at the Clackamas Town Center Mall in Oregon in 2012.
The story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948. This documentary was the last chance for many of its Israeli and Palestinian characters to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation.
On October 24 at 10am, Jon Foreman and his friends embarked on an epic journey of song and lyric. Attempting to play 76 unique songs in 25 different places, this pilgrimage of melody travelled all over San Diego. Beautifully shot in in locations ranging from a children's hospital to a wedding, from a Mexican restaurant (with a mariachi band) to a local beach (joined by surfing icon, Rob Machado).
In the 1980s, a bunch of underground cartoonists parodied a popular doll, whose name can't be spoken. The resulting commercial trading cards and stickers tapped into an international zeitgeist that was brewing in a young generation who felt that this product spoke to the revulsion they had for the corporate pop culture that was being fed to them. Learn the truth behind the myth of the Garbage Pail Kids.
In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a ragtag group of skilled American pilots - both Jewish and non-Jewish - answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain, and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. This band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and pride.
If one were impoverished and politically voiceless, ACORN hoped to change minds. For 40 years, the community-organizing group sought to empower marginalized communities. It critics, though, believed ACORN exemplified everything wrong with liberal ideals. Fueled by a YouTube video made by two young conservatives who posed as pimp and prostitute in a sting, ACORN's very existence would be challenged. It goes beyond the 24-hour news cycle and cuts to the heart of the great political divide.
Filmed over five and a half years, this documentary weaves together the stories of two tough, yet promising young black men as they navigate their lives in broken homes and low-income, high-risk communities in Chicago. Statistics predict they will drop out of high school and succumb to life on the streets; but both graduate and go on to college in spite of all the odds. After they graduate, the film follows them for another 6 months as they both find meaningful work in community service.
They are studied in school and visited by millions. They are world-renowned symbols of the nation. But they are also shrouded in misinformation, mystery, and mythology. How much is really known about America's greatest monuments?
At the very northern edge of North America is Ellesmere Island, where the unforgiving Arctic winds tear through the tundra, dipping temperatures to 50 below zero. But running through this shifting sea of snow and ice is one of the most hardened predators on the planet, the white wolf.
Contrasting the dominant pro-gun, pro-religion tea party community that surrounds them in Texas, a small group of free-speech avowed atheists host a public access call-in show in Austin, TX to explore the culture wars playing out in the heart of America and debate ideologically conservative callers.
Tells the story of the 1970's Bay area sci-fi conventions, told by the original organizers and fans. Includes celebrity interviews, costume contests and over 40 minutes of rare convention footage.
Barbecue: Every Fire Tells a Story - 2017 NR
Captured in cinematic 4K, filmed across twelve countries, and accompanied by a rich orchestral score; stories of race, class and belonging are told around the fire by families, cooks and backyard philosophers.
A towboat drifts down the Mississippi River, due for the port of New Orleans. On board, dry land's misfits find purpose and direction twenty-eight days at a time as the steady hands of an industrial ecosystem teeming with line boats, fleet boats, and a few million tons of cargo moved each year.
Thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys still feels like a visionary and is widely considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. Known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and his work across diverse media (from happening and performance to sculpture, installation, and graphic art) Beuys' expanded concept of the role of the artist places him in the middle of socially relevant discourses on media, community, and capitalism.
Bhutan's governing party pledged recently to follow the policies of the absolute monarchy it is replacing, after it won a landslide in the country's first parliamentary elections. This remote, beautiful country truly is in the throes of a noble experiment. What makes this experiment unique is that this move towards democracy has been initiated by the ruling monarch himself.
Follow the intimate stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing & engineering (STEM) fields. Through video diaries and verité moments, each of these girls defy the stereotype of what it means to be an over achieving woman in the fields of technology. From small town Iowa to the busy streets of the Middle East, viewers are immersed in a world designed by the next generation of girls.
Bill Nye is a man on a mission, to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. With intimate and exclusive access, as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy, this behind the scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view.
A dangerous rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war. From revolution in Iran, reaction by Saudi Arabia, and wars in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq, how religion and power politics drive perpetual conflict.
An investigation into the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. With NPR, the film examines how the federal response, Wall Street, and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive.
Endangered giant bluefin tuna have returned to Prince Edward Island, Canada, in surprising abundance after a complete disappearance from overfishing. But something strange is going on. Normally wary tuna no longer fear humans.
A reunion 40 years in the making. After decades of wondering what became of their combat interpreter, a group of U.S. Navy SEALs attempts to find Nguyen Hoang Minh, left behind in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. When they discover him living in abject poverty, the bond they forged during the conflict is so strong that the entire SEAL community takes up funds to ensure that Minh has financial security for the rest of his life.
A comprehensive guide for the beginning knitter. Neatby explains basic terminology, common knitting tools, fixing mistakes, reading patterns, the mechanics of knitting (and purling), knitting flat and in the round, and more.
An all-access look into the life of a sporting icon. Filmed over the course of several years, this feature documentary chronicles the astonishing rise of one of the most prolific, controversial, talented, outspoken and entertaining characters currently traversing the sporting and cultural landscape.
Introducing a brand-new 2018 series that covers core curriculum topics in all academic areas. Developed by a science curriculum writer, this program explores Albert Einstein. What were the significant events of Einstein's life? What were his major contributions to the advancement of physics? What is the General Theory of Relativity? The answers to all of these questions are covered in depth with detailed graphics, diagrams and exciting video.
Introducing a brand-new 2018 series that covers core curriculum topics in all academic areas. Developed from a history curriculum writer, this program explores the important achievements of Thomas Alva Edison. What were the significant events of Edison's early life? What were Edison's most notable inventions? How has he changed the way we see and hear the world around us?
The Peabody Award-winning documentary series is an inspirational journey to the artists, objects, techniques, and origins of American craft. Explore the connections between Mexico and the United States through craft.
The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a 'calling' to grow or just a 'broken brain'? This documentary explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience.
Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine called Earth. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that the climate is changing, and how can humans be resilient, even thrive, in the face of enormous change?
Told through his own words, the documentary reflects on his traumatic childhood, his difficult struggle with drugs and alcohol, the loss of his son, and how he always found his inner strength and healing in music. It features extensive interviews with Clapton himself, along with his family, friends, musical collaborators, contemporaries and heroes, including late music icons B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.
An honest look at the life of Gus Giordano, the founding father of jazz dance and master of choreography. From his early years as the son of immigrants in New York to his most successful moments as the founder of the Jazz Dance World Congress, Gus Giordano's love for dance took him to places he never imagined, where he was to touch the lives of many talented dancers and artists.
On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his wife Helen during a gig at a New York City club. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts all who knew the Morgans. The feature documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together.
Karen Black, the Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner shares 40 years worth of insights into the craft of acting. This in-depth interview covers everything from perfecting regional accents to finding a character's inner needs.
In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull became totally blind. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began documenting his experiences on audiocassette. It's an ambitious and groundbreaking work, both affecting and innovative.
A scientist and a filmmaker explore the intricate and potentially deadly forces of a tornado by driving into the heart of an actual storm in a specially designed vehicle made of 8,000 pounds of steel plating and bulletproof glass.
Amos Gitai returns to the West Bank to better understand the efforts of the citizens, both Israelis and Palestinians, to try to overcome the consequences of the 50-year occupation. Interspersing footage of his interviews with Yitzhak Rabin from the 1990s with the contemporary interviews of everyday citizens.
It tells the riveting story of a charismatic activist who leads a globally-regarded anti-trafficking NGO in Northern Thailand that provides shelter and education to young girls rescued from brothels. But as the filmmakers embed themselves at the shelter and meet the young girls and their families, discrepancies begin to emerge. As the filmmakers embark in a quest for the truth while keeping the girls safe, the heroic tale takes a shocking turn and uncovers a dark side of child advocacy.
Spend a day at Pixar Studios and get to know the president of the studio, animators and supervisors of this innovation machine that has already released twelve movies and received more than six billion dollars at the box-office. Hear the stories and learn what it takes to work for one of the world's most successful studios.
Kids learn all about the origins of Christmas. What is the winter solstice? What is the history of the Christmas holiday? What is the history of popular Christmas customs and traditions? The answers to all of these questions are covered in a fun, kid-friendly style 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.
In the 2017 high-definition program, learn all about rocks, minerals and geology. What are the similarities and differences between rocks and minerals? What are the properties used by scientists to identify minerals? What are the environmental conditions during the formation of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks? What are the physical changes that occur in rocks and minerals as a result of weathering and erosion? How are rocks and minerals used in everyday lives?