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  • PremiereBrakeless
    Brakeless

    What led the driver of a Japanese commuter train to speed dangerously, causing a deadly crash? Brakeless investigates this tragic case and whether Japanese society’s pursuit of efficiency at all costs was in part to blame.

    60 minutes

  • PremierePowerless
    Powerless

    In Kanpur, India, a city with 15 hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin Hood-style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity utility company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good.

    60 minutes

  • PremiereHappiness
    Happiness

    A Himalayan village in Bhutan, the nearest road a three-day walk away, is connected to electricity for the first time. A 9-year-old monk leaves for the city in search of a TV, in a story of the bittersweet seduction of technology and progress.

    60 minutes

  • Twin Sisters
    Twin Sisters

    Two sisters adopted in China as infants by Californian and Norwegian parents grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. Although language is a barrier, their bond grows deeper and they arrange to finally meet.

    60 minutes

  • Bully
    Bully

    Highlighting the challenges faced by bullied kids, Bully shows parents and teachers addressing aggressive behaviors beyond “kids will be kids” clichés, and captures a growing movement to change how bullying is handled.

    90 minutes

  • The Oath
    The Oath

    The Oath is a story about family, taxis, al Qaeda, Guantanamo Bay, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    90 minutes

  • Before the Spring, After the Fall
    Before the Spring, After the Fall

    Three years before the Arab spring, a film crew began documenting Egypt’s small heavy metal community. The young musicians voiced the frustrations of a generation raised under a dictator. Two years into filming, a revolution began ...

    60 minutes

  • Broken Heart Land
    Broken Heart Land

    A conservative Oklahoma family is shattered when their gay teenage son commits suicide after a town debate about Gay and Lesbian History Month. As they unravel the mystery behind his death, they discover a tragic secret, and begin to question their own civic responsibility.

  • The Fighting Spirit
    The Fighting Spirit

    Three young boxers from Bukom, Ghana try to navigate the glittering prizefighting rings of Europe and North America through triumph and defeat.

    60 minutes

  • Let the Fire Burn
    Let the Fire Burn

    Documentary brings to life one of the most tumultuous clashes between government and citizens in modern U.S. history, as a longtime feud between Philadelphia police and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a tragic climax in 1985.

    90 minutes

  • Muscle Shoals
    Muscle Shoals

    Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. This film is a history of the small Alabama city’s remarkable legacy in rock and soul music, focusing in large part on the huge contributions from FAME Studios founder Rick Hall.

    120 minutes

  • Spies of Mississippi
    Spies of Mississippi

    The story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation during the 1950s and ‘60s. Granted broad powers, this commission investigated citizens and organizations in attempts to derail the civil rights movement.

    60 minutes

  • The State of Arizona
    The State of Arizona

    The State of Arizona captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.

    90 minutes

  • How to Survive a Plague
    How to Survive a Plague

    How to Survive a Plague is the story of two grassroots coalitions — ACT UP and Treatment Action Group — made up of innovative activists, many of them HIV-positive, who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

    90 minutes

  • Young Lakota
    Young Lakota

    When South Dakota abortion politics bring political turmoil to the doorstep on the Pine Ridge Reservation, three young idealists and the tribe's first female president have to decide how far they will go to change politics as usual in their own community.

    60 minutes

  • Indian Relay
    Indian Relay

    Follow teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian Relay season.

    60 minutes

  • Injunuity
    Injunuity

    Injunuity is a unique mix of animation, music, and real thoughts from real people exploring our world from the Native American perspective.

    30 minutes

  • The Graduates/Los Graduados
    The Graduates/Los Graduados

    The struggles and triumphs of Latino and Latina students from across the United States are explored through their own eyes in this documentary about the challenges faced in the American public education system.

    120 minutes

  • Seeking Asian Female
    Seeking Asian Female

    Two strangers — an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman — pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to start a new life with him in America, in this intimate and quirky, personal documentary about modern love.

    60 minutes

  • Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
    Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

    Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.

    60 minutes