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1st Squad, 3rd Platoon

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: November 11, 2014


In August 2005, Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Iraq.

The Last Viewing

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: November 10, 2014


Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son.

The Genius of Marian

by Banker White and Anna Fitch

Premiere Date: September 8, 2014


When Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer’s, her family grapples with the disease alongside her, and her eldest son attempts to recover her memories by recording conversations in this visually rich, poignant film. (90 minutes)

After Tiller

by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson

Premiere Date: September 1, 2014


Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in 2009, only four doctors in the country openly provide late abortions. With unprecedented access, After Tiller goes inside the lives of these physicians working at the center of the storm. (90 minutes)

A World Not Ours

by Mahdi Fleifel

Premiere Date: August 18, 2014


A passionate, bittersweet account of one family’s multi-generational experience living as permanent refugees at Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon. (90 minutes)

15 to Life: Kenneth's Story

by Nadine Pequeneza

Premiere Date: August 4, 2014


Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve society? Following a Florida man who received four life sentences at age 15, this eye-opening film reveals a justice system that routinely condemns young Americans to die in prison. (60 minutes)

Fallen City

by Qi Zhao

Premiere Date: July 28, 2014


After an earthquake levels Beichuan, China, a modern replica rises with astounding speed, but while a city can be rebuilt quickly, reconstructing a community’s heart and soul is a long, emotional journey for the survivors. (60 minutes)

A Good Man

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: July 21, 2014


Bryan Wilmoth and his seven younger siblings were raised in a strict, religious home. In this StoryCorps Animated Short, he talks to his brother Mike about reconnecting years after their dad kicked Bryan out for being gay. (3 minutes)

Dance for Me

by Katrine Philp

Premiere Date: July 21, 2014


At 15, Russian ballroom dancer Egor leaves everyone and everything he knows for a chance to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark's most promising young performers. Will his choice be worth the sacrifices he must make? (90 minutes)

Getting Back to Abnormal

by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker and Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler

Premiere Date: July 14, 2014


Election time in New Orleans: Corruption. Racism. Dancing in the streets. And one in-your-face politician trying to get re-elected. Let the good times roll. (90 minutes)

When I Walk

by Jason DaSilva

Premiere Date: June 23, 2014


Jason DaSilva was 25 and a rising filmmaker when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and inspired to film this forthright — and surprisingly uplifting — look at his new life. He searches for a cure, yet a different miracle comes his way. (90 minutes)

American Promise

by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson

Premiere Date: February 3, 2014


In American Promise, African-American parents Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson film their son and his friend, who attend one of the country’s most prestigious private schools. (120 minutes)

The Road Home

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: November 28, 2013


Eddie Lanier struggled with alcoholism for over 40 years, until his 28th stint in rehab finally led to sobriety.

Me & You

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: November 28, 2013


In New York, 73-year-old Jackie Miller talks to her adopted son, Scott, about her early life, shedding new light on his adoption.

Listening Is an Act of Love

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: November 28, 2013

Encore Broadcast: February 7, 2014


Celebrate the transformative power of listening with this animated special from the oral history project StoryCorps, which captures intimate conversations among everyday people. (30 minutes)

Marking the Distance

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: November 1, 2013 (Online Only)


Gweneviere Mann talks to her boyfriend Yasir Salem about losing her short term memory.

56 Up

by Michael Apted

Premiere Date: October 14, 2013


In 1964 a group of 7-year-old children were interviewed for the groundbreaking documentary Seven Up. Michael Apted has been back to film them every seven years since. Now they are 56. (140 minutes)

Brooklyn Castle

by Katie Dellamaggiore

Premiere Date: October 7, 2013


Brooklyn public school I.S. 318, serving mostly minority students from working-class families, has won more than 30 national chess championships, the country’s best record. (90 minutes)

Best Kept Secret

by Samantha Buck

Premiere Date: September 23, 2013


A Newark, N.J. public high school teacher races against the clock to find a place in the world for her students with autism before they graduate and "age out" of a unique and caring support system. (90 minutes)

The World Before Her

by Nisha Pahuja

Premiere Date: September 16, 2013


The World Before Her is a tale of two Indias: In one, a small-town girl competes in the Miss India pageant. In the other, a militant woman leads a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls. (60 minutes)

Ping Pong

by Hugh Hartford and Anson Hartford

Premiere Date: September 9, 2013


Seven players with 620 years between them compete in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships. Ping Pong is a meditation on mortality and a joyous tribute to the human spirit. (60 minutes)

5 Broken Cameras

by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

Premiere Date: August 26, 2013


Oscar®nominee 5 Broken Cameras depicts life in a West Bank village where a security fence is being built. The film was shot by a Palestinian and co-directed by an Israeli. (90 minutes)

Neurotypical

by Adam Larsen

Premiere Date: July 29, 2013

Encore Broadcast: August 11, 2014


A 4-year-old, a teenager and an adult, all on the autism spectrum and at pivotal moments in their lives, work with their perceptual and behavioral differences in a "neurotypical" world. (60 minutes)

High Tech, Low Life

by Stephen Maing

Premiere Date: July 22, 2013


High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters, bloggers who are fighting censorship to document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. (90 minutes)

xoxosms

by Nancy Schwartzman

Premiere Date: July 15, 2013


The modern-day love story of a guy from small-town Illinois who reaches out to a beautiful New York City art student from Korea. They meet in the only place that such different people might ever find each other— online. (14 minutes)

Only the Young

by Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims

Premiere Date: July 15, 2013


Three teens in a Southern California town wrestle with questions of love and friendship along with adult realities of financial uncertainty. (70 minutes)

Homegoings

by Christine Turner

Premiere Date: June 24, 2013


Through the eyes of Harlem funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Homegoings paints a portrait of grieving families and a man who sends loved ones "home." (60 minutes)

Grounded By Reality

by Elizabeth Strickler and Phoebe Brown

Premiere Date: April 30, 2013 (Online Only)


A glimpse into an artist's everyday struggles and her fierce determination to be seen as a whole and vital person through her art making.

Nostalgia for the Light

by Patricio Guzmán

Premiere Date: October 25, 2012


In the Atacama Desert, earthly and celestial quests meld. Archaeologists dig for ancient civilizations, women search for their loved ones and astronomers scan the skies for new galaxies. (90 minutes)

I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful

by Jonathan Demme

Premiere Date: September 20, 2012


Jonathan Demme’s portrait of post-Katrina New Orleans tells the story of Carolyn Parker, a lifelong resident of the Lower Ninth Ward, who is fighting for the right to rebuild her home and community. (90 minutes)

A Family Man

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: August 9, 2012


Sam Black talks to his wife about his father, an enduring lesson and the power of a look.

Facundo the Great

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: August 9, 2012


The new kid at school becomes a hero when his teachers cannot find a way to anglicize his name.

Eyes on the Stars

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: August 9, 2012


Carl McNair tells the story of his brother Ronald, an African-American kid in the 1950s who set his sights on the stars.