In 1978, Oakley Hall III was a brilliant 28-year-old playwright who lost everything after a single moment on a slippery bridge snatched his brilliant mind, and left him a stranger to himself and those who loved him.
Shot on location in a nursing home, this film tells the real stories of aging: couples bonded and divided by disability, children caring for their parents and their children, workers doing unsavory work for poverty wages, and a nursing home director committed to change.
On the night of July 24, 1964, frustration and resentment brought on by institutional racism, overcrowding, lack of job opportunity, and police dog attacks exploded in racial violence that brought Rochester to its knees.
Negroes with Guns follows Robert Williams’s journey from North Carolina community leader to exile in Cuba and China, a journey that brought the issue of armed self-defense to the forefront of the Black Power and civil rights movements.
Shot over a period of four years, Girl Trouble documents the compelling personal stories of three teenage girls entangled in San Francisco's failing juvenile justice system.
With the help of God, guns, and the hundreds of blood relatives that populate his jurisdiction, Sheriff Ronald E. Hewett oversees Brunswick County, North Carolina — a rural region fraught with murder, robbery, and the occasional theft of ceramic lawn ornaments.
In friendship, one size fits all. Five short films explore the whimsical, comforting, and transformative powers of the bonds of friendship, from a fairground odyssey and a comic book obsession to identity, loneliness, and loss.
Sisters: Portrait of a Benedictine Community follows the lives of the women of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota as they pursue a balanced life based on the Rule of St. Benedict and face an uncertain future with spirit, conviction, and wit.
Thousands of North Korean refugees risk their lives trying to escape their homeland and China, aided by activists via an underground railroad.
Meet Telma, Eva, and Judith, three undocumented workers who toil as cooks, housekeepers, and even surrogate mothers — often at the expense of their own families — as they attempt to pursue their American dreams.
Race Is the Place presents the creative visions of a group of multicultural actors, poets, visual artists and musicians on America’s most pressing social issues.
One embraced the Cuban revolution, the other American democracy. Separated by time, place and politics, identical twins Margarita and Ramona de Saá continued to share a passion for dance.
A Family at War follows one American family over the course of a year after their son’s combat death in Iraq, tracing their changing attitudes and views on the military and global politics.
Filmed over two decades in the life of Vern Sager and his family, The Last Cowboy captures a family's struggle to preserve a vanishing way of life as cowboys and Indians in the Badlands of South Dakota.
From a 1960s barbershop doo-wop group to 1970s masters of funk, through pitfalls, comebacks, to becoming the world's most sampled band, P-Funk continues to perform, record, and funk on into the 21st century.
This film invokes the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance through the memories of Bruce Nugent (Robinson), who co-founded the revolutionary literary journal Fire!! with legendary authors Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Wallace Thurman.