Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails, and all of our personal information. This data is precious, and cybercriminals want it. From the sleuths who decoded the world's most advanced cyber weapon to scientists who believe they can store a password in your unconscious brain, NOVA investigates how a new global geek squad is harnessing cutting-edge science, all to stay one step ahead of the hackers.
Join best-selling author Steven Johnson to hear extraordinary stories behind remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about, and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered.
A peek between the glossy surface of sophisticated 21st-century society reveals a chilling revelation--the enslavement of more than 27 million people worldwide. Look deeper still and you will uncover an industry that brutalizes and debases these individuals, many of them young girls, through sex slavery. Finally, you come face to face with the manifold atrocities surrounding the industry, from the deceptive recruitment and kidnapping of the victims to their working and living conditions and their physical, mental, and spiritual torment, oftentimes under the umbrella of government complicity and societal neglect. Filmmaker Benjamin Nolot travels through 19 countries, across four continents, into dingy Cambodian brothels, Thai karaoke bars, Amsterdam's infamous red-light district, Moldovan orphanages, legal Nevada brothels, and the street corners and alleyways of metropolises worldwide.
Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to survive.
Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that seem ill-equipped for survival. Somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. Revealing some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their environment.
Tells the moving stories of animals that formed an unlikely bond with a human. These rare relationships cross the divide between the species and provide a glimpse of the inner life of the creatures who share the world. Each animal's story is a lesson from the recent past with the power to change the modern view of their species.
A look at some of the planet's great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers, sometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions. Some gather to breed, migrate, for protection, or simply to keep warm. But in the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all.
This gritty, eye-opening film takes viewers deep inside the intricate culture of urban pickup basketball and its players. By shining an unflinching light on one court and the lives of five men who play there, Ballin' at the Graveyard vividly reveals the heart, humor and brotherhood forged on the court and beyond. This surprising documentary knocks down stereotypes and challenges assumptions, offering a perspective on African American men--as fathers, mentors and community-minded leaders.
Marieke Schroeder embarks on a search for the authentic America, a country at a turning point. It is a search for the substantial: the morale, the pioneering spirit that holds the nation and its population together in crisis. Meet the young generation of American singer-songwriters who consider themselves successors of Country-rebels such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Steve Earle.
This episode of the PBS series Craft in America looks at the relationship between craft and the military, and profiles five practicing artisans who either were veterans or whose work honors them. Artisans covered in the program are: Ehren Tool, Gulf War veteran, who makes clay cups that draw attention to the realities of war and its consequences; Judas Recendez, Iraq War veteran who practiced ceramics at the Army Arts and Crafts Center and went on to get a BA in Fine Arts at the Corcoran College of Art + Design; Peter Voulkos, celebrated ceramic artist, who served in World War II, and earned his art degree through the G.I. Bill; Pam DeLuco, who created a book that presents the experiences of women veterans; Eugene Burks, Jr., a member of "the Old Guard", the Army's oldest active duty regiment, who makes leather horse tack for the caissons that transport the remains of fallen soldiers to Arlington National Cemetery.
Recounts the career and times of talent manager and Hollywood insider Shep Gordon, told through interviews with Shep Gordon himself as well as Alice Cooper, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Douglas, Anne Murray and many of his other clients and friends.
This offers a unique opportunity to mark the 40th anniversary of a defining moment in American history. From 1972 to 1974 the Watergate scandal unfolded on The Dick Cavett Show, as Cavett interviewed nearly every major Watergate figure, even non-political guests expressed their opinions. Dick Cavett's Watergate documents the scandal in the words of the people who lived it.
In 1975 Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only 'Elder of the Jews' not to have been killed during the war. From Nisko in Poland to Theresienstadt, and from Vienna to Rome, the film provides an unprecedented insight into the genesis of the Final Solution. It reveals the true face of Eichmann.
Best known for the groundbreaking portrait of his mother, James McNeill Whistler was the original art star. But beneath the high gloss, the struggle of this genius to find his own voice resulted in a breakaway style that moved painting towards abstraction and would revolutionize the art world in his time-and beyond. Dramatic re-creations, art, graphics, and interviews combine to profile this fascinating character.