Thank You for Playing
An indie game developer builds an unusual video game to document his experiences raising a son with terminal cancer, and to honor him while he is still alive. The film follows the creation and success of the game, as his son’s health declines.
What Tomorrow Brings
Coming-of-age story about young Afghan girls struggling against tradition and time, who discover their school is the one place they can turn to understand the differences between the lives they were born into and the lives they dream of leading.
A four-part series that chronicles the unexpected history of Native American nations in the 20th century.
Best of Enemies
Legendary nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, defined a new era of public discourse in the media, the moment TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle.
T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold
Flint, Michigan’s Claressa "T-Rex" Shields won a Gold Medal in 2012, the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympics. T-Rex is a coming-of-age tale of a girl who learns that in Flint, a gold medal doesn't always make life easier.
The Return weaves together stories of those affected after California voters passed Prop. 36, which amended the harsh 3 Strikes Law, the first time U.S. history citizens voted to shorten sentences of the incarcerated.
Dogtown Redemption explores the complex dynamics of race, class, and systemic poverty as it tells the story of four recyclers in Oakland who struggle to survive in a neighborhood already decimated by unemployment, addiction, and violence.
Welcome to Leith
Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small North Dakota town by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor.
TED Talks is a three part PBS series of one-hour television specials recorded at the Theater in New York, and features TED Talks from some of the world’s greatest thinkers and doers. The programs also feature performances and short independent films. Hosted by author and comedian Baratunde Thurston, each program highlights speakers and films that focus on a different theme: Science and Wonder, War and Peace, and Education Revolution.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution sheds light on the Black Panther Party — and all its reviled, adored, misunderstood, and mythologized history.
Nine to Ninety
In this intimate portrait of three generations of an Italian American family, 89-year-old Phyllis Sabatini realizes that sometimes the best way to say “I love you” is to say “goodbye.”
National Gallery goes behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
Black Gold Boom
One of the most serene places in America has become a brash, noisy place full of drilling rigs and massive trucks. A 30-minute television documentary and transmedia project, Black Gold Boom explores how North Dakota's oil boom has changed lives and altered the peaceful prairie.
Friends from infancy, a group of elderly Chilean friends common history helps them overcome their differences through a 60-year friendship.
Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.
War for Guam
The story of how the native people of Guam, the Chamorros, remained loyal to the U.S. under Japanese occupation in WWII, only to be later stripped of much of their ancestral lands by the American military.
When I Walk
When 25-year-old filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he didn't wallow in gloom. He picked up a camera and set out to inspire people.
The New Black
Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, The New Black takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
A thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling a master sushi chef’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and a loving yet complicated father.
Xmas Without China
Pride and mischief inspire Chinese immigrant Tom Xia to challenge his American neighbors to celebrate Christmas without Chinese products. Fed up with toy and food recalls, the Jones family takes on the mission while Tom strives to understand his own divided loyalties.
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