Last Train Home
Set against the backdrop of the world’s largest annual human migration, Last Train Home follows the Zhang family who travel home on Chinese New Year to reunite with their teenage daughter.
Highlighting the challenges faced by bullied kids, Bully shows parents and teachers addressing aggressive behaviors beyond “kids will be kids” clichés, and captures a growing movement to change how bullying is handled.
Two sisters adopted in China as infants by Californian and Norwegian parents grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. Although language is a barrier, their bond grows deeper and they arrange to finally meet.
What led the driver of a Japanese commuter train to speed dangerously, causing a deadly crash? Brakeless investigates this tragic case and whether Japanese society’s pursuit of efficiency at all costs was in part to blame.
In Kanpur, India, a city with 15 hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin Hood-style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity utility company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good.
Pyanki is a 9-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalaya. How will the first television signals ever seen in Laya shape him?
Oil & Water
Oil & Water is the true David & Goliath story of two boys coming of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. One fights for the survival of his Amazonian tribe, while the other attempts to revolutionize the oil industry.
Miss Nikki & The Tiger Girls
If you think it's hard making it as an all-girl band, try being the first to do it with a military dictatorship breathing down your neck.
In the lingering aftermath of the U.S.-Mexican War, the border town of Laredo, Texas created an annual debutante ball unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
Writer and human-rights activist Alice Walker’s story is an inspiring personal journey of a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice – ideals that sprang from a background of poverty and violent racism.
Follow Idris and his best friend Seun from kindergarten through high school for a personal look at the achievement challenges and prospects for African American boys of all socioeconomic backgrounds in America.
The State of Arizona
The State of Arizona captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration.
The Graduates/Los Graduados
The struggles and triumphs of Latino and Latina students from across the United States are explored through their own eyes in this documentary about the challenges faced in the American public education system.
The Waiting Room
The Waiting Room is a cinema verité portrait of a California city's public safety-net hospital as it struggles to handle patient overload in a swooning economy and a constantly shifting landscape of health care policy.
Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives.
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.
Beauty Is Embarrassing
Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture.
Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story
A young, gifted street musician searches for identity, legitimacy, and love on the frenzied streets of Jakarta, Indonesia.
Tales of Masked Men
Lucha libre, or Mexican wrestling, is a working-class sport that has become an indelible part of Mexican culture.
Up Heartbreak Hill
Three Navajo high school seniors must decide whether to stay in their community — a place inextricably woven into the fiber of their being — or leave in pursuit of educational and economic opportunities.
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