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Mister Green

by Greg Pak

In this parable about change, a jaded government undersecretary becomes the unwitting test subject for an experimental program to curb global warming.

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PIA

by Tanuj Chopra

When a woman in mourning encounters a mysterious wandering service android, she is forced to redefine its conceptions of humanity, relationships, and family.

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Play

by David Kaplan and Eric Zimmerman

Society’s obsession with video and online gaming has advanced to the point that virtual environments are indistinguishable from physical ones.

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Race: The Power of an Illusion

by Larry Adelman

Uncovering the history of race, the "science" that justified it, and how these beliefs have taken hold of our imaginations, this documentary series deconstructs the concept of race, demonstrating how it is a biological myth and a social invention.

Revenge of the Electric Car

by Chris Paine

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.

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Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands

by Andrea Torrice

Personal stories of Pacific Islander students, fishermen, elders, scientists, and farmers put a human face on the international climate change debate.

A Robot Walks into a Bar

by Alex Rivera

A new breed of labor robot works at a bar, his mission is to excel at his new job while avoiding human injury, he soon learns that this may be impossible.

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Sandburg's Arithmetic

by Lynn Smith

This animated film, which uses crayon drawings on glass, offers a playful interpretation of Carl Sandburg's poem "Arithmetic," and includes a joyful and musical reading by the poet himself.

Sepideh – Reaching for the Stars

by Berit Madsen

Sepideh wants to become an astronaut, but how will this be possible for a young Iranian girl? She doesn't stop to ask herself this question, she is far too busy living her adventure.

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Silver Sling

by Tze Chun

In the polarized economy of the near future, corporations offer incentives to their high-ranking female employees to pay for surrogate pregnancies and chemically accelerated births.

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