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The documentary follows a unique rehabilitation effort in a Virginia jail that encourages inmates to write and record original music. In the jail's makeshift recording studio, four men collaborate to produce an album with Grammy-winner Todd 'Speech' Thomas of Arrested Development. As the creative process unfolds, these incarcerated artists must confront the traumas of their past, and music becomes the key to unlocking a new chapter in their lives.
In the days immediately following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed seventeen people, filmmakers Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman began filming with students and families whose lives were forever altered.
By the close of the Industrial Revolution, the American food supply was tainted by frauds, fakes, and legions of new, untested chemicals, all threatening the health of consumers across the country. Based on the critically acclaimed book by Deborah Blum, it tells the story of crusading government chemist Harvey Washington Wiley, the man who led the pure food movement against the food manufacturing industry in the early years of the twentieth century.
The story of three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall. As the director of the National Butterfly Center, Marianna Trevino Wright has become a leader of wall resistance in the Valley. Includes English and Spanish dialogue. Also includes forced English subtitles only during Spanish dialogue.
The fascinating documentary examines Joe Biden's 2020 run for the presidency of the United States. The former Vice President and political legend will give it everything he has to defeat Donald Trump. But one question remains, do Biden's best days lie ahead?
A fascinating intimate portrait of Yves Saint Laurent in his twilight years. The film takes viewers behind the scenes of the fabled fashion house and the couturier's complex relationship with business partner, and former lover, Pierre Berge. Banned following its 2007 release, the film is finally available for the first time in over ten years.
Ancient civilizations hid the secrets of their incredible knowledge of astronomy in their temples and palaces, built to align with the sun, on the same day, all over the world. Revealing humankind's obsession with the sun, across thousands of years and every continent, this is architectural magic on a cosmic scale.
The upstart Bowery Slam Poetry Team, made up of five young African-American, Afro-Hispanic, and queer poets, prepares for the national championships. Mentored by a demanding coach who pushes them past their boundaries to write from a painfully honest place, the poets break down, break through, and compose their best work ever. Will their soul-searching pieces about police violence and the whitewashing of black culture be able to compete against choreographed crowd-pleasers for the title?
National headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service in Charleston. South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, nine African Americans lay dead, leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members. From executive producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, and co-producer Mariska Hargitay.
Discover the real story behind the most famous family conflict in American history: the bloody backwoods battle between Appalachian clans, the Hatfields and McCoys. This film goes beyond the myth to show how the feud was ignited.
Who's to blame for the devastating Camp Fire, and why was it so catastrophic? With accounts from survivors and first responders, this is the inside story of the most destructive fire in California history, its causes, and the impact of climate change.
A complex portrait of a city and its people, this film gives viewers a look into the collective consciousness of the present. The film’s point of departure is one city over one month: New York City, during August 2017. It’s a month heavy with the tension of a new president, growing anxiety over rising rents, marching white nationalists, and unrelenting news. It’s a society on the verge of catastrophe, registering the anxieties, distractions, and survival strategies that preoccupy ordinary lives.
The promise and perils of AI; from fears about work and privacy to rivalry between the US and China. A new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our lives, our jobs and our world, and allow the emergence of the surveillance society.
A riveting insider look investigates the rise and fall of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar healthcare company founded by Elizabeth Holmes. In 2004, Holmes dropped out of Stanford University to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare, and in 2014, Theranos was valued at nine billion dollars, making Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. Two years later, her company was cited as ‘massive fraud’ by the SEC, and its value was less than zero.
Today, Jim Allison is a name to be reckoned with throughout the scientific world, holding a 2018 Nobel Prize for discovering the role of the immune system in defeating cancer. But for decades, he waged a lonely war against the skepticism of the medical establishment and the resistance of Big Pharma. This is the astounding true story of one warm-hearted, stubborn man's visionary quest to find a cure for cancer.
A fresh, contemporary look at what is truly important for the fourteenth Dalai Lama: the ongoing confrontation between Tibetans and China; His Holiness’s influence in political and spiritual spheres; his work with educators and neuropsychologists; and his personal feelings on aging and dying. Will there be a fifteenth Dalai Lama, or will he be the last?
When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.
The searing story of President Duterte's bloody campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the war, the Manila police and an ordinary family from the slum.
The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud. With the Financial Times, FRONTLINE investigates how Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin.
A remarkable story from the past is especially timely today. Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Toledo, this film retraces the 800 years in medieval Spain when Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences, revealing what made this rare and fruitful collaboration possible, and what ultimately tore it apart.
Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, it offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion ‘houses,’ from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty.
Pipeline Fighters fuses testimonials of lamentation, defiance and resolve in a scathing examination of fossil fuel infrastructure projects, hydraulic fracturing, climate change, impacting the water, the safety and the way of life. Featuring Jane Kleeb the XL pipeline killer, and Lorne Stockman of Oil Change International, a watchdog group, and Mekasi Camp-Horinek, a protest coordinator for Standing Rock in N.D. Recipient of an Award of Excellence from Impact DOCS Film Festival in La Jolla, CA.
The story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor-sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril and said ‘Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.’ Molly's words have proved prescient.
It has always been thought that all Viking warriors were men, but new discoveries are challenging everything that to be known. Scientist and National Geographic Explorer Ella Al-Shamahi take on a quest, using cutting-edge science and technology to reveal evidence that elite Viking warrior women lived and fought more than 1,000 years ago.
It tells the astonishing, heartbreaking, inspiring, and largely untold story of Native Americans in the United States military. Why would Indian men and women put their lives on the line for the very government that took their homelands? The film relates the stories of Native American warriors from their own points of view, stories of service and pain, of courage and fear.
Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy's Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.
In the 2020 high-definition program, learn all about the human eyes and ears. What are the parts of the eyes and ears and the functions of each part? What are the role of the brain in processing sights and sounds? What is an optical illusion? What is the Doppler Effect? 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.
In this 2020 high-definition program, learn all about the surprisingly sophisticated communication system and hive organization of honey bees. What are their important roles and responsibilities in the hive? What are some basic honey bee facts? How are honey bee colonies organized? How do honey bees make honey? How do honey bees communicate through dance and movement? How can I prevent being stung by a honey bee?