Refusing to let a failing kidney deter him, indie rock drummer Pat Spurgeon goes on tour with his band while searching for a donor and administering his own dialysis.
Power Paths follows a grassroots coalition of Native Americans and environmental groups determined to transform their reservation’s economy to green energy, preserving their land for future generations.
The dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement.
Milking the Rhino offers complex, intimate portraits of rural Africans at the forefront of community-based conservation — a revolution that is turning poachers into preservationists and local people into the stewards of their land.
Fermilab — a government research laboratory focusing on particle physics — is struggling to survive. Scientists race to find one of the most elusive sub-atomic particles ever theorized: the Higgs boson.
The journey of three teens from the Swinomish Indian Tribe who make a film about the threat from two local oil refineries to understand themselves, their history, and the environmental threat to their people.
Behind America’s dollar hamburgers and 72-ounce sodas is a key ingredient that quietly fuels our fast-food nation: corn. Follow two recent college graduates as they head to rural Iowa, where they decide to grow an acre of our most ubiquitous crop.
This film brings the stem cell debate to the forefront and examines the constantly evolving interplay between the promise of new discoveries, the controversy of modern science, and the courage of people living with devastating disease and injury.
Nicky Gottlieb was a child of extraordinary talents and odd behavior. At age 21, he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, a high functioning form of autism. Today’s Man follows Nicky over the course of six years as he struggles to leave the safety of his family’s home and find his own place ...
An Unreasonable Man takes an unsparing look at Ralph Nader, one of the most important and controversial political figures of our time.
The Environmental Protection Agency calls the former lead mining town of Picher, Oklahoma one of the most toxic places in America, but a dwindling population still calls it home. The Creek Runs Red explores the human response to environmental disaster, and the complex connections between people ...
The true story of a bohemian St. Francis in San Francisco and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild red and green parrots.
Nearly one in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Follow an Afghan American filmmaker and her father to his native Afghanistan, where he brings desperately needed medical attention and expertise to the women most susceptible to maternal mortality.
Twisted reveals the agonies and challenges of dystonia, a neurological disorder that forces muscles into abnormal — often painful — movements or postures.
A Fish Story is a tale of two women who lead their communities in a battle against a coalition of national environmental groups for control of the ocean. Three hundred years of fishing tradition and the health of the ocean hang in the balance.
This inspiring, harrowing and intimate series follows five children as they fight against cancer with the help of their families, nurses, and doctors over a span of six years puts viewers in the shoes of those who struggle to defeat disease.