At a Pennsylvania abortion clinic, women face unplanned pregnancies and protesters outside. Drawing on a groundbreaking Frontline 36 years ago, the film examines what has changed and follows those on both sides of the abortion divide. Director: Elizabeth Leiter
'You're free. Go home.' Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. However, this is not a typical Holocaust film. It begins with these words, inviting audiences to experience what happened next. In watching the struggles of survival, the audience feels a searing connection to our current political climate, as history teaches us the vital role humanity plays in our hopes for greater understanding and compassion. Director: Jon Kean
Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race. Director: Kirk Wolfinger
Participants, family members, historians, and experts paint a rich portrait of one of the most fascinating achievements in history. It is a story about the people, the events, and the obstacles that comprised one of humanities' greatest triumphs. Director: Liz Reph
On the Jurassic Coast of England, a remarkable 200-million-year-old fossil is discovered - the bones of an Ichthyosaur, a giant sea dragon. David Attenborough joins the hunt to bring this ancient creature's story to life. Using state-of-the-art scanning and CGI, the team reconstructs the skeleton, creates the most detailed animation of an Ichthyosaur, and unravels an age-old murder mystery. Producer: Sally Thomson
In one of the oldest towns in India, a group of young women are rewriting tradition. The day before her final exam, Apsana runs from her arranged marriage so that she can continue going to school. Samira wants to marry for love, but chooses to listen to her parents. Two months later, her friend, Karishma disappears with her childhood sweetheart. The film follows their journey for self-determination and love. Director: Yashaswi Desai, Ellie Walton
Nuns, guns, and cannabis. Meet Sister Kate, former high-flying corporate executive, reborn rebel and founder of Sisters of the Valley, California's fastest growing marijuana farm, providing medical cannabis to those in need. This is her journey to becoming a voice for the unheard, and possibly the most feared nun in the world. Director: Robert Ryan
Follows Steve Bannon through the 2018 midterm elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. Keen manipulator of the press and gifted self-promoter, Bannon continues to draw headlines and protests wherever he goes, feeding the powerful myth on which his survival relies. Director: Alison Klayman
For thousands of years humanity has been using the cannabis plant to treat various medical conditions. The ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Greek people's all recognized the immense medical potential of this often-misunderstood plant. Thousands of years later, in the most technologically advanced age of human history, medical marijuana is a controversial topic. From CBD oils to all-new wonder drugs, this is truly an exciting time for medicine. Director: Philip Gardiner
A documentary film by Michael Fisher that recounts the unique character of Cherry Grove, a community on Fire Island, New York. Cherry Grove became a safe haven for gays during a time when two men holding hands in public was illegal. Fisher's interviews with residents expose hidden stories and unknown facts that need to be told. Director: Michael Fisher
Einstein called it 'spooky action at a distance,' but today quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology. Physicists have become gradually convinced that quantum entanglement is real, but a few doubts remain. NOVA follows a groundbreaking experiment in the Canary Islands to use quasars at opposite ends of the universe to once and for all settle remaining questions. Director: Jamie Lochhead
The world-hopping documentary journeys between New York City's cultural hub and Ferrante's native Italy, exploring how an anonymous author's visceral tales of love and friendship gained such an enthusiastic following. Director: Sasha Waters Freyer
In a spectacular adventure, NOVA unlocks the mystery on the vast, grassy plains of Kazakhstan, where horses still roam free, and nomadic herders follow their traditional way of life. Investigating clues from archaeology and genetics, researchers reveal vivid evidence of the very first horsemen. They also discover warriors who swept across Europe and turn out to be the ancestors of millions today.
In 1968, NASA sent three men farther and faster than anyone had gone before. This is the story of how Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders changed history on the flight of Apollo Eight. Director: Paul J. Hildebrandt
A revelatory four-part series from behind the scenes of The New York Times during the first year of the Trump Administration. Through extraordinary access and exclusive interviews, this series chronicles the tenacity of editors, journalists, and reporters who fight every day for the freedom of the press in their tireless pursuit of the truth, no matter the political cost or personal sacrifice.
The film celebrates the life and career of one of America's most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films from the Cohen Film Classics library, it is directed by Peter Bogdanovich, a filmmaker and cinema historian. Director: Peter Bogdanovich
When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, they can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. A timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world. Director: Penny Lane
NOVA tells the stories of residents who had to flee for their lives during the 2018 California fire season. Scientists race to understand what's behind the rise of the record-breaking megafires and investigate how forestry practices, climate change, and the physics of fire itself play a role in the dramatic increase in wildfires in recent decades. Director: Miles O'Brien
Iyengar Yoga is universally respected, practiced worldwide and credited by multitudes as life transforming, but because its founder B. K. S. Iyengar is famously reclusive, little is known about the man who invented this powerful practice. Thanks to exclusive, intimate access to this legendary yogi, Jake Clennell's documentary is able to showcase the profound spirituality embedded in his practice, which has led religions around the world to incorporate Iyengar Yoga into their ritual observances. Director: Jake Clennell
Sam Cooke died at the age of 33 on December 11, 1964, at the Hacienda Motel, at 9137 South Figueroa Street, in Los Angeles, California. Answering separate reports of a shooting and of a kidnapping at the motel, police found Cooke's body, clad only in a sports jacket and shoes but no shirt, pants or underwear. He had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest, which was later determined to have pierced his heart. The motel's manager, Bertha Franklin, said she had shot Cooke in self-defense. Director: David Czarnetzki
As young children, they lived through 'humanity's darkest hour.' Now, over 70 years after World War II, Frontline speaks with some of the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust. The film paints a portrait of what is most troubling to many survivors as they contemplate reaching the end of their lives - specifically the rise in anti-Semitic sentiments around the world. Director: Arthur Cary
The story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their South Pacific Kingdom. The film follows Joey, a devout Catholic of noble descent, as she organizes an exuberant beauty pageant presided over by a princess, provides shelter and training for a young contestant rejected by her family, and spars with American-financed evangelicals threatening to resurrect colonial-era laws. Director: Joe Wilson, Dean Hamer
The film investigates Charles Moore's self-immolation in protest of racism in his hometown of Grand Saline, Texas and explores three major themes: the life and death of Charles Moore, the vestiges of racism in rural America, and the impact of Moore's death on people in Grand Saline and surrounding areas. The film encapsulates the racial climate in Grand Saline and chronicles Moore's life and death, presenting Grand Saline and Moore as two pillars of the film's narrative. Director: Joel Fendelman
From acclaimed director David Sutherland comes this unique look at the immigration issue. The film follows the efforts of Elizabeth Perez, a decorated United States Marine veteran, to reunite her family after the deportation of her husband, an undocumented worker from Mexico. Her struggle begins to challenge her assumptions about justice and fairness in the nation for which she fought. A co-presentation with FRONTLINE. Director: David Sutherland
The feature-length documentary reveals the fascinating, far-reaching impact and appeal of the show with a compelling blend of rare footage, historical images, and behind-the-scenes stories while also exploring the dramatic talents of creator-producer-director Dan Curtis. Know as the 'King of TV Horror,' the Emmy-winning filmmaker followed the show with other iconic genre favorites including The Night Stalker, Trilogy of Terror, and Burnt Offerings. Director: David Gregory
Werner Herzog and Andre Singer's riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three never-before-seen interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world's greatest living politician. Now 88 and battling illness, the visionary Gorbachev, the former General Secretary of the USSR, is still gently but resolutely pushing toward his goals. Director: Werner Herzog, Andre Singer
All chefs dream of a Michelin star, and those who have one work tirelessly to keep this distinction. This film goes behind the scenes to see how the stars are awarded. It offers an in-depth, honest, and relevant view into the world and every day of Michelin chefs and restaurants. A thoughtful and elegant meditation on creativity, business, and the art of perfection chronicling the inner-workings of the culinary world. Director: Rasmus Dinesen
A film that investigates new and controversial techniques and methods for treating PTSD but more than that, it is a look into the lives of veterans in America today. It is an authentic portrayal of veterans today in America and their bitter combat to overcome drug addiction, criminal issues, and their individual struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Through investigation and understanding veterans, only then can a solution be proposed to reduce that tragic number. Director: Korey Rowe
As a dark wave of anti-transgender bathroom bills began sweeping across the nation, the Human Rights Campaign called 2016 the most dangerous year for transgender Americans. Filmmaker Vlada Knowlton captured the ensuing civil rights battle from the perspective of a group of embattled parents, including herself and her husband, parents of a young trans girl, fighting to protect their children from discriminatory laws in their home state. Director: Vlada Knowlton
For two years, special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election dominated news headlines and rocked Washington, DC. Drawing on in-depth interviews with senior law enforcement officials, Trump insiders, attorneys, authors, and journalists, Frontline offers an inside look into the investigation that President Donald Trump has continually deemed a 'witch hunt.' Director: Michael Kirk
The egg, life's perfect invention, nurtures and protects new life from the outside world. These remarkable structures are strong enough to withstand the full weight of an incubating parent and weak enough to allow a chick to break free. But how is an egg made and what is its purpose? From creation to hatching, join host David Attenborough as he reveals the wonder behind these miracles of nature.
The unsettling discovery that chemical gasses (CFCs) possibly damaged the ozone layer turned the world upside down in the 1980s. Without the ozone layer, our planet would have no protection against the sun. Scientists and politicians convinced two of the most unlikely eco-warriors in history, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, to take action. This resulted in a historic treaty: for the very first time, the world decided to ban environmentally harmful substances. Director: Jamie Lochhead
The story of Scotland's ancient clans is a blood-soaked saga of battles and feuds, loyalty and betrayal, love and death set against the country's wild mountains and glens. Their fierce warriors were legendary, and their deeds of heroism and villainy shaped the destinies of Scotland's most iconic characters. Discover how the clans crushed the English King's mighty army to help win Scottish independence, and how they used clan muscle to plot, maneuver and murder their way to power.
Since 1976, the Dead Sea's level has dropped more than 100 feet, leaving its coastline pockmarked with thousands of sinkholes. NOVA follows the unprecedented endeavor to connect the Red Sea to the Dead Sea by way of a massive desalination plant - perhaps the world's largest water chemistry experiment - as scientists race to save the Dead Sea and bring water to one of the driest regions on Earth. Director: Terri Randall
Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children's literature: the bestselling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of readers and became one of the most banned books of modern times. Includes the author's family, scholars, folklorists, artists, fans, and children's book authors such as R.L. Stine, Q.L. Pearce, and more. Director: Cody Meirick. Starring: R. L. Stine, Alvin Schwartz, Amelia Cotter, Peter Schwartz
On the 100th anniversary of his birth, internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta examines Ingmar Bergman's life and work with a circle of his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers. This documentary presents key components of his legacy, as it retraces themes that recurred in his life and art and takes us to the places that were central to Bergman's creative achievements. Director: Margarethe Von Trotta
A continuation of director Claude Lanzmann's award-winning documentary masterpiece, comprised of interviews conducted with four women who survived the Holocaust, each finding herself improbably alive after war's end. It is presented as a two-part theatrical release. Director: Claude Lanzmann
Inside the no-holds-barred war for control of the Supreme Court. From Brett Kavanaugh to Robert Bork, an investigation of how a 30-year-old grievance transformed the Court and turned confirmations into bitter, partisan conflicts. Director: Michael Kirk
A documentary that captures the evolution of four mothers from caregivers for their terminally ill children, with all of the ensuing stress and strain on their personal relationships, to ardent political activists, learning how to navigate government agencies and company boardrooms to reach their goal. Director: Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
An intrepid team of volcano experts leads a daring expedition to reach the Virunga Mountains in East Africa, two of the world's most dangerous, spectacular, and least understood volcanoes. Join a team of volcanologists as they explore one of the world's most active and mysterious volcanoes in central Africa: Nyamuragira. What feeds its frequent eruptions? And what are the other hidden dangers? Director: Simon Winchcombe, Ben Wilson
Follow the stories of four freshmen students who experienced one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history at Columbine High School in 1999. Director Laura Farber, who was also a freshman during the shooting, sensitively captures her classmates deeply personal and unique perspectives during an unprecedented walk-through of the school itself, shedding light on the complexity of a life impacted by violence and loss at a young age nearly twenty years after the tragedy. Director: Laura Farber
Nestled in a small Indiana town since 1895, Whispers Estate embodies a true paranormal haunting. Turning skeptics into believers, this house proves that its walls do more than just talk. Hear the chilling testimonies of the homeowner, the staff, and numerous visitors of their encounters with the entities who reside in this home that many claim is alive.
Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in this intimate coming-of-age documentary about four members of a wrestling team at Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama's list of failing schools. Teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the state championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health struggles, and run-ins with the law threaten to derail their success on the mat. Director: Suzannah Herbert, Lauren Belfer
A film that seamlessly blends mission audio from Apollo 11's historic journey featuring conversations among Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins with new footage, NASA archive, and stunning CGI to recreate the first moon landing.
The documentary examines issues before, during, and after WWII, regarding the treatment of people of Japanese ancestry in America, most of them, American citizens. Many of these forces are still here and have repercussions today, worldwide. Director: Claudia Katayanagi
On May 19, 2015 Plains All-American Pipeline's onshore pipeline ruptured spilling 140,000 US gallons on the Gaviota coastline. Oil flowed through a culvert and into the Pacific fouling beaches from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. Follow the story of the spill, the cleanup, and the active community response. Director: Gail Osherenko
At the height of the Cold War, Sherwood Schwartz filmed Gilligans Island, which depicts seven castaways shipwrecked on a deserted island. The film reveals this seemingly innocuous sitcom was intended as an analogue for a post-apocalyptic world where survivors must rebuild civilization and astoundingly create a communist society. Director: Cevin Soling
Examines the systemic abuse of elderly people in Las Vegas and exposes a cautionary tale where some of society's most vulnerable citizens are robbed of their life savings, healthcare decisions, and autonomy. Victims are drawn into a scheme that allows corrupt court-appointed guardians to take control of their lives. Armed with court orders obtained under dubious circumstances, guardians are able to forcibly remove elderly wards from their homes and isolate them from their families. Director: Billie Mintz
America's first superstar designer rose to international fame in the 1970s, creating an empire and personifying the dramatic social and sexual revolution of the last century. Reaching beyond the glitz and glamour, acclaimed filmmaker Frederic Tcheng reveals Halston's profound impact on fashion, culture, and business. Director: Frederic Tcheng
An enticing documentary film that focuses on the lead up to and formation of Queen, and continues by exploring the first part of their career in the 1970s, during which they had their biggest hit with one of the most cherished, popular and successful songs of all time, 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. Featuring rare footage from the time, archive interviews with band members and others who were pivotal to Queen's success.
Join young host Kristin as she introduces viewers to each letter of the alphabet and things that go from A to Z! Light-hearted, kid-friendly illustrations depict everything from an awesome airplane to a revved-up racecar, all while learning upper-case letters. Each upper-case letter of the alphabet gets presented several times then linked to a corresponding mode of transportation, which makes mastering the alphabet fun.
Using the latest tools in forensic science, computer modeling, and medical imaging, this doc examines what really caused the great Egyptian Empire to collapse 4,000 years ago and what that might tell researchers about today's world. Suggested audience: GRADES 6-8
Join Captain Colors and all your favorite playroom toys for a sing-and-dance-along extravaganza! Explore colors in a whole new way with fun songs that preschoolers and kids of all ages can enjoy. The party never stops, and the toys never stop playing.