When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.
Fred Martinez was a Navajo youth slain at the age of 16. But Fred was part of an honored Navajo tradition - the nadleeh, or 'two-spirit,' who possesses a balance of masculine and feminine traits.
On the eve of the 2008 election, the town of Shelbyville, Tennessee finds itself embroiled in a struggle to come to terms with a new wave of immigrants and grappling with what it means to be American.
Like a detective story, this film untangles the web of influences behind Japan's captivation with insects. It opens in modern-day Tokyo where a single beetle recently sold for $90,000, then slips back to the early 1800s, to the first cricket-selling business and the development of haiku and other ...
Bhutto chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time. Hers is an epic tale of Shakespearean dimension. It’s the story of the first Muslim woman elected in history to lead an Islamic nation: Pakistan.
An examination of outtakes from an infamous Nazi propaganda film exposes how the Reich manufactured scenes of life inside the Warsaw Ghetto before the brutal deportations and ultimate liquidation of the largest ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe.
After a vicious attack leaves him brain damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in Marwencol, a 1/6th-scale World War II-era town that he creates in his backyard, in this surprising tale of love, secrets, pain, and adventure.
"The moment when one thing turns into another is the most beautiful moment. A combination of sounds turns into music. And that applies to everything." — Brazilian artist Vik Muniz
Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat more than 20 years ago, this definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist whose brilliant life was cut short.
The Desert of Forbidden Art is an incredible story about a group of visionary Soviet-era artists and one man who risked his life to rescue their work.
A story of forgiveness, hope, and the joy of family life, Pushing the Elephant captures one woman’s mission for peace in her country beset by genocidal violence.
In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for murder and subsequently sentenced to life in prison. What mystified filmmaker Daniel Birman was just how common violence among youth is, and just how rarely we stop to question our assumptions about it.
Those who knew the iconic beat author best examine the interplay between his public persona and his private life.
When I Rise is about Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.
Every member of the Spirit of Goodwill band copes with incredible challenges and obstacles, but nothing holds them back when it's time to rock the house.
Between the Folds chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and hard-earned graduate degrees — all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paper-folders.