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.
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.
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.
The Revolutionary Optimists
Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sown hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.
The Invisible War
The Invisible War exposes one of the United States's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.
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.
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.
Kind Hearted Woman
In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation.
Bitter Seeds is an examination of the debate surrounding biotechnology and the future of farming.
The Black Kungfu Experience
From Blaxploitation cinema in the 1970s to hip-hop and reggae iconography, the martial art of kungfu provides a vital subtext for the modern African American cultural experience.
Jordanian wife and mother Rafea is leaving home for the first time — to attend a college in India that is training rural women to become solar energy engineers.
Give Up Tomorrow
When a teenager from a political family in the Philippines is accused of double murder, the country’s judicial system is put to the test after years of alleged corruption.
Weightlifter Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end.
Summer Pasture is the unique love story of Locho and Yama, nomadic herders in Tibet faced with a difficult choice as their way of life begins to give way to the modern world.
Living and performing on the road since the 19th century, the hardscrabble Ponce family circus struggles to preserve their art and way of life against the backdrop of Mexico's collapsing rural economy.
Revenge of the Electric Car
In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than five years later, the electric car is back ... with a vengeance.
When the Drum Is Beating
When the Drum Is Beating explores Haiti's complex past and present through the music of the country's oldest and best-known band and the memories of its founder and leader, Ulric Pierre-Louis.
To Be Heard
A look at a unique poetry class in the Bronx for at-risk kids where anything could be said or shared.
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