For close to a century, a great American epic has been played out in the tiny town of Caledonia, Illinois. The Real Dirt on Farmer John tells the story of one man and his family farm — a story that parallels the history of American farming.
Living in poverty with their mother in the mountains of Bolivia, 14-year-old Basilio and his 12-year-old brother, Bernardino, work long shifts in the Cerro Rico silver mines, braving deadly conditions to earn enough money to attend school.
Using dreamlike cinematography and personal stories, Frozen Angels presents the future of human reproduction, available now in Los Angeles.
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.
The founder of On a Roll talk radio, Greg Smith travels the globe in his power wheelchair, but finds his own nation's capital inaccessible — a minor challenge compared to living independently and having safe intimate relationships.
What happens when an American energy conglomerate purchases a state-run electricity company in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia? Power Trip explores the real power struggle behind who keeps the lights on.
Building on his past as a Harvard professor, LSD pioneer and spiritual leader, Ram Dass works to transform his recent experience as a stroke survivor into words of wisdom for baby boomers facing aging, death, and dying.
In the 1960s, Baptist minister Curtis Boyd left his East Texas pulpit to become a doctor, providing safe abortions before it was legal. This portrait by his son Kyle, offers a myth-shattering look at a father, his times and his community.
The last 40 families of Blair, West Virginia stay to fight America's second-largest coal company as mountaintop removal mining threatens their homes.
Outraged by being forced to retire at the age of 65, Maggie Kuhn formed the Gray Panthers to fight against mandatory retirement and ageism and improved society's treatment of older Americans.