A unique and essential 4.5-hour documentary series addressing the roots of gender inequality, the devastating impact of poverty and the ripple effects that follow, including: sex trafficking, teen-pregnancy, gender-based violence, child slavery and the effective solutions being forged to combat them. An edge-of-your-seat dramatic encounter which travels across the United States and to Haiti, Colombia and Kenya.
Openly LGBT elected officials at all levels and from across the country - including the first gay US Senator, Tammy Baldwin - share their stories of self-doubt and triumph over multiple barriers ranging from race and poverty to gender and sexual orientation, revealing a deeply personal, rarely-seen side of politicians and LGBT people.
In his vivid and thought-provoking filmmaking debut, physician Ryan McGarry gives an unprecedented access to America's busiest Emergency Department. Amidst real life-and-death situations, McGarry follows a dedicated team of charismatic young doctors-in-training as they wrestle with both their ideals and the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system.
Today, more military members are lost to suicide than on the battlefield. After serving their country overseas, many veterans in their darkest moments turn to the unique services of the Veterans Crisis Line to help with traumas like post-traumatic stress, depression, homelessness and drug dependence. The 40-minute documentary is an intimate look at the vital work of several responders who provide life-saving intervention and desperately needed referrals through the 24-hour Veterans Crisis Line.
An emotional march from past to present combining the rarely seen news footage from 1964 with present day testimony to tell the true story of troubled times in the historic tourist town of St. Augustine, Florida.
In the remote Northwestern Territory of Australia, the Galpu clan, an Aboriginal family led by famed didjeridu craftsman and player, Djalu Gurruwiwi, struggles to maintain their ancestral traditions at the face of modern pressures. When Djalu's son displays little interest in the clan's legacy and the effects of nearby Rio Tinto bauxite mine begin to take its toll, he and the clan elders must devise a strategy to preserve their cultural identity, while staying connected to the modern world.
Former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck. Kristin's journey in search of the American ideals that she protected has a whole new meaning as she lives her life truthfully as a transgender woman. After a lifetime of service, Kristin has learned that her fight for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness did not end on the battlefield.
Dr. Lustig explains that the problem is the quality and not the quantity of food people eat. The real culprit is processed food, loaded with added sugar and stripped of its natural fiber and nutrients. He is leading the groundswell to expose the high sugar content in processed food, and the dangers and costs to our health.
Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies are connected to every website. This film explores the intent hidden within these unread and ignored agreements, and reveals what corporations and governments are legally taking from people and the outrageous consequences that result from clicking "I accept."
These intimate interviews of the former chiefs themselves, along with two former presidents, provide an unprecedented look behind the closed door of the Oval Office and the annals of history that have unfolded there over the years. Spend almost three hours with the most powerful advisors and closest confidants of presidents past and discover the closely guarded secrets to being the president's gate keeper.
Station wagons were America's 'workhorses on wheels.' Today, they conjure images of outdated family photos, over-sized hairdos and unfashionable wooden siding. In 2011, Volvo, the leading premium wagon manufacturer, discontinued the sale of its last wagon model in the United States.
On July 4, 2012, scientists at the giant atom smashing facility at CERN announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that seems like a tantalizingly close match to the elusive Higgs Boson, thought to be responsible for giving all the stuff in the universe its mass. Now CERN's scientists are preparing to restart the history-making collider, hoping to find the next great discovery.
Following an international team of scientists whose findings are crucial to saving these elephants from extinction, learn how it may be possible to save not just these but the whole species of Asian elephants. In the process viewers learn how Myanmar's use of elephants for tree-by-tree logging also preserves one of the largest remaining forest habitations on earth.
The use of Penguincams (super-realistic animatronic cameras disguised as penguins, chicks, and eggs) gives viewers an inside look at all the drama and challenges various species of penguins experience throughout the year. An up close look at the freezing Antarctic and the emperor penguin, the Humboldt of South America's deserts, and the Rockhopper of the Falkland Islands.
Never before has the life of the common loon been filmed so dramatically close, beautifully, and memorably. Be with a loon pair, mated for life, when they court, bathe, dive, and hunt fish. Stay with them as they patiently incubate their two eggs. See how they carefully roll each egg in the nest and how they protect them from danger. Thrill to their mournful calls and wild laughter in the wilderness night. Listen to a loon chick being called from the nest, and watch as fledglings learn to fly.
A film that raises awareness for important animal issues around the world. It uncovers the work that many different individuals and animal organizations do in a way that has never been done before. The film illustrates what is really going on with the underground black market trade of wild and exotic animals, puppy mills, poaching, animal abuse and neglect, conservation, the food we consume, the fur industry, the pet industry and so on.
A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87, the documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both on stage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including Sondheim, Tina Fey, and Nathan Lane.
Mitra Farahani's lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland-- revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime.
Thirty of WWE's biggest and brightest superstars do combat in an over-the-top-rope Royal Rumble, with the winner advancing to a main event match at WWE's biggest event of the year: WrestleMania. Greats like the Rock, John Cena, and Hulk Hogan have all won the Royal Rumble and gone on to main event. Who will be the one this year?
A look inside the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli. Follows director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki, and director Isao Takahata for a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki's The Wind Rises and Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
Two New York icons meet for one final time. Academy Award-winning documentary writer Mark Monroe chronicles the intersecting histories of the landmark Shea Stadium and the legendary performer Billy Joel. An engaging look at the highs and lows of the New York Mets and the music career of Joel. Monroe interweaves interviews with players and performers with exclusive concert footage from the goodbye performances in July 2008.
With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.
Award-winning author and historian Amanda Vickery hosts this engrossing look into an often-overlooked subject: the life and work of female artists. The series offers a comprehensive examination of women artists, beginning with the Renaissance and ending with the early twentieth century.
Inspired by Deborah Willis's book, Reflections in black, Through a lens darkly casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris's family album. It considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery. The film embraces both historical material (African-Americans who were slaves, who fought in the Civil War, were victims of lynchings, or were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement) and contemporary images made by such luminaries as Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems. The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens.
Beginning in 1997 with a few thousand revelers in Los Angeles, the Electric Daisy Carnival has become the largest dance music event in North America. Known for its displays of pyrotechnics, world-class artists, costumed theatrical performers, interactive art installations, full scale carnival rides and state-of-the-art lighting and sound production, the 2013 festival in Las Vegas attracted 345,000 attendees from June 21-23, 2013.
Comprising elements of travelogue, history lesson, biography, critical analysis, psychological study, and fan testimonial, this documentary explores the work and influence of German writer W.G. Sebald, via a long walk through coastal East Anglia, retracing the steps he took in his most famous book, The rings Of Saturn. Includes interviews with writers, artists, and filmmakers.
Video tours the state of Idaho to showcase its scenery and natural wonders including the lakes of northern Idaho, Craters of the Moon, the Snake River, the Salmon River, the Palouse, Payette Lake and many other features.
Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, the film uncovers new evidence on how John F. Kennedy reversed years of U.S. policy by leading back-channel peace efforts with Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, and other U.S. enemies. This riveting documentary highlights how President Kennedy was subverted by top U.S. officials and resented by military advisors, all the while considering how the world may be different had he lived.
A journey in the footsteps of the enigmatic young American named Chris McCandless, who vanished and ultimately perished in the Alaskan wilderness. New interviews and never before released letters probe the mystery behind the best-selling book and movie 'Into the Wild.'
Through extensive archival materials and interviews with scholars and notable Italian-Americans, viewers will learn the story of those who played vital roles in helping to shape a unique Italian-American identity.
Offers a view of the 1989 invasion of Panama that was not given by the American media. Presents evidence of mass burials of civilian casualties and internment of homeless civilians which was concealed by the U.S. military or went unreported. Also claims to reveal President Bush's "secret agenda" behind the invasion: to keep U.S. military bases in Panama after the year 2000 in defiance of canal treaties.
The 1960s was the decade America transformed from a country of conformity to a land of political, cultural, and social liberation. Looking through the lens of television, this production weaves together the events and personalities that influenced and dominated the 1960s in America, sketching a portrait of this remarkable decade that is both entertaining and illuminating.
Explore the life and legacy of August Wilson, the playwright some call America's Shakespeare, who chronicled the twentieth-century black experience. Features James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Laurence Fishburne, Viola Davis, new dramatic readings, and rare footage.
Bing Crosby was, without a doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the twentieth century, pulling audiences in with his intimate, laid-back voice and innate charm. Narrated by Stanley Tucci and directed by Robert Trachtenberg, this film explores the life and legend of this iconic performer, revealing a personality far more complex than the image the public had only thought they'd known.
Follow Cesar Millan's rise from impoverished illegal immigrant to celebrity dog trainer to international superstar. Join Cesar as he embarks on his live world speaking tour, films his new television series in Spain, and leads thousands of dogs and owners on a Pack Walk in Washington, D.C. Cesar reflects on his humble past, his family life, and his ever-evolving philosophy, which inspires people to improve their relationship with their dogs while becoming the pack leader of their own lives.
The remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most important people. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped turn the tide of the Second World War. Instead of receiving accolades, he faced terrible persecution. In 1952, the British Government forced him to undergo chemical castration as punishment for his homosexuality. In despair, Turing committed suicide. He was only 41 years old.