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LOVE THY NATURE
Presents a compelling case that reconnecting with the natural world is the key to improving personal health and ensuring our survival on earth.


PINK BOY
A verite-style documentary profiling the challenges of raising a gender non-conforming boy in a conservative area of rural Florida.


REVOLUTION
A global journey to uncover the grave dangers threatening the world’s oceans -- and ultimately, humanity -- as well as to learn what it will take to reverse the challenges to life on earth.


THE INVISIBLES
Follows four refugees from different countries in search of a better life as they attempt to wade through Germany's challenging, months-long immigration process.


ANOTHER WAY OF LIVING
Chronicles urban planner Robert Simon’s quest to create in Reston, VA, a new kind of suburban American town that values community, nature, diversity and social equity


FINDING BABEL
Follows the grandson of famed Russian author Isaac Babel as he searches to better understand the enigmatic man executed by Stalin, whose powerful stories resonate with lessons for today.


A PLACE TO STAND
The inspiring story of how learning to read and write in prison transformed Jimmy Santiago Baca from a functionally illiterate convict to an award-winning poet and novelist.


FLY BY LIGHT
Follows four teenagers for 3 years as they seek to overcome the violence in their lives and create a new path for their future by connecting to a world outside their neighborhoods.


THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL
Journeys into the Chernobyl Dead Zone several decades after the nuclear disaster to find a small community of elderly survivors along with scientists and others.

OYLER: ONE SCHOOL,
ONE YEAR

Profiles how a "community school" helped turnaround a poverty-stricken neighborhood, part of a growing national movement to help better meet the basic needs of poor children.

BIG VOICE
Follows a challenging year in the life of a determined public high school choir director, demonstrating the transformative value of arts education programs.

SHOUT GLADI GLADI
Narrated by Meryl Streep, chronicles the maternal health care crisis in Africa and the efforts to rescue African women from a condition during childbirth that turns them into outcasts - if they survive.

NATURE'S ORCHESTRA
Follows noted soundscape ecologist Dr. Bernie Krause as he travels to the Arctic and shows how nature sounds are crucial indicators of the health of today’s wild habitats, and the origins of music.

THE BURDEN
Examines how America’s dependence on fossil fuels poses serious national security threats – and how the military is taking a leading role in the battle for clean, renewable energy.

MY DEPRESSION
Heartfelt and entertaining, illuminates the symptoms and emotions of depression through animation, comedy and music to help make a difficult topic more understandable.

THE BATTLE OF AMFAR
The little-known story of how in the early days of the AIDS pandemic celebrities and scientists joined together to change the public perception of the disease and begin the search for a cure.

CALIFORNIA HIGH:
THE GREAT MARIJUANA DEBATE

A balanced look at the controversy over the legalization of marijuana and its far-ranging consequences, focusing on California's experience.

BREAKING POINT
Investigates a major ecological disaster rapidly approaching in the Southwest - California's largest lake, the Salton Sea, is disappearing, a casualty of the drought and “water wars”.

THREATENED
Presents the history and likely causes for the Southern Sea Otter’s decline, as well as its ecological significance and the controversy over how best to protect the otter population.

LUBE JOB
Uncovers the oil and gas industry's role in the making of one of greatest environmental tragedies in modern times that threatens to eradicate much of southern Louisiana protective wetlands.

PICTURES FROM A HIROSHIMA SCHOOLYARD
Presents the aftermath of the first atomic bomb through the drawings and untold stories of Japanese children who were part of a unique exchange with their American counterparts.

WALKING WITH THE
GREAT APES

Biologist Holly Carroll hosts a comprehensive, engaging 6 part series that explores the current status of the world’s largest remaining primates in the wild.

FROM BILLIONS TO NONE
The cautionary, little-known story of the rapid extinction of America's once most abundant bird -- the passenger pigeon -- which went from billions to none in just a few decades.



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JENS JENSEN
THE LIVING GREEN

Profiles the pioneer landscape architect who became one of the most influential urban designers and early conservationists, shaping the Midwest’s landscape.

HOW I GOT OVER
An innovative profile of formerly homeless and incarcerated African-American women that dramatically reveals the social causes of their plight and how their lives were transformed.


FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN
An intimate look into the lives of six young Black men determined to disprove society’s stereotypes as they start college and face racism head-on.

The Last One THE LAST ONE
Traveling with the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the film presents an updated history of the AIDS epidemic in America, with 50,000 new cases still every year. Aired on Showtime.


barber of birmingham BARBER OF BIRMINGHAM
Academy Award Nominee. Portrays the history and impact of the civil rights movement through the personal story of a Southern barber and long-time activist.

ferraro paving the way GERALDINE FERRARO: PAVING THE WAY
The first feature documentary about the life and impact of the woman who made history as the first female Vice Presidential nominee of a major political party.


Garwin GARWIN
Profiles renowned physicist Richard Garwin, who helped shape history as designer of the first hydrogen bomb and later as a top science adviser on nuclear arms control.

Pembe Ya Ndovu PEMBE YA NDOVU
(Tusk of the Elephant)
Travels through the heart of Africa and Asia in a journey to uncover the serious threats to African wildlife and biodiversity, especially the elephant ivory trade.


Walking in Two Worlds WALKING IN TWO WORLDS
Journeys to the Tongass Forest in Alaska to reveal its splendor and shed light on the devastation and division resulting from the Settlement Act.

Pretty Slick PRETTY SLICK
The first film to fully reveal the devastating, untold story of BP’s Corexit dispersant coverup following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


ALL OF ME ALL OF ME
Shines a fresh light on the causes, challenges, and psychological struggles surrounding obesity in our society as well as our attitudes and prejudices towards the obese.

BIPOLARIZED: RETHINKING MENTAL ILLNESS BIPOLARIZED: RETHINKING MENTAL ILLNESS
Challenges conventional wisdom about mental illness and drug therapy through the raw personal journey of a man diagnosed as bipolar.


THE MILKY WAY THE MILKY WAY
Follows two pediatric nurses on a journey to discover why America has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, and how other countries make it the norm.

STOLEN EDUCATION STOLEN EDUCATION
The untold story of how Mexican-American school children challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950’s and changed the face of education in the Southwest.


GROWING UP GREEN DVD GROWING UP GREEN
Profiles a unique statewide hands-on environmental education program that is a national model for improving academic performance and the areas they inhabit.

FREE THE MIND DVD FREE THE MIND
Profiles the pioneering work of renowned psychologist Richard Davidson, who found that it is possible to rewire the brain through meditation and mental training exercises.


DRYING FOR FREEDOM DRYING FOR FREEDOM
Travels from America to India to explore how the electric dream was marketed without regard for environmental impact and led to the banning of the age-old clothesline.

THE GREAT TURNING JOANNA MACY AND THE GREAT TURNING
Author Joanna Macy presents her understanding of “the Great Turning” -- the third major revolution of human existence after the agricultural and industrial revolutions.


DEATH MAKES LIFE POSSIBLE DEATH MAKES LIFE POSSIBLE
Follows cultural anthropologist Marilyn Schlitz as she explores the mysteries of life and death from a variety of perspectives and world traditions. Featuring Deepak Chopra.

RELEASED DVD RELEASED
Presents the hopeful stories of four parolees who prove that the tide of recidivism can be reversed, if former prisoners are given the support they need to reenter society.


THE POLYGON
The ongoing legacy of the Soviet Union’s extensive Cold War nuclear testing program in Kazakhstan, where over 600 nuclear bombs were detonated at the secret Polygon site.

THE IMMORTALISTS
Follows two biomedical scientists seeking to radically extend human longevity through regenerative medicine. But not without controversy and concern.


PLANT THIS MOVIE
A comprehensive look at the evolution and impact of the global urban agriculture movement -- from cities across the United States to diverse countries around the world.

SIMPLE NATURE
World famous physicist Dr. Leonard Susskind introduces The Anthropic Principle, an attempt to explain how the physics of the universe seems perfectly tuned for life.



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