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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)

My Way to Olympia

by Niko von Glasow

Premiere Date: July 7, 2014


Who better to cover the Paralympics than a disabled filmmaker who hates sports and deems the games "stupid?" When Niko von Glasow meets the Rwandan sitting volleyball team and an American archer without arms, his notions get blown away. (60 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)

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.

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.

Sun Kissed

by Maya Stark and Adi Lavy

Premiere Date: October 18, 2012


When a Navajo couple uncovers a hidden link between their children’s rare genetic disorder and the American government’s conquest of their tribe, their lives are changed forever. (60 minutes)

The Edge of Dreaming

by Amy Hardie

Premiere Date: August 24, 2010


Can dreams predict the future? A filmmaker explores dreams, neuroscience and the realm of spirituality in this fascinating investigation of the human subconscious. (75 minutes)

Q&A

by Mike Rauch and Tim Rauch

Premiere Date: August 24, 2010


This four-minute animated short from the producers of StoryCorps features Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, interviewing his mother, Sarah. (4 minutes)

A Healing Art

by Ellen Frick

Premiere Date: August 17, 2010


Artificial eye makers combine artistry, skill and compassion, making eyes that are masterful works of art, and rekindling hope for their patients. (7 minutes)

Bye

by Anthony Morrison

Premiere Date: July 13, 2010


Bye follows Jayden, a two and half year old diagnosed with autism, through his first months of school in the Bronx. (9 minutes)

Notes on Milk

by Ariana Gerstein and Monteith McCollum

Premiere Date: April 21, 2010


A poetic look at some lesser-known aspects of America’s favorite drink: the industry’s spiritual underpinnings, politics and the struggle of independent farmers. (20 minutes)

Food, Inc.

by Robert Kenner

Premiere Date: April 21, 2010

Encore Broadcast: August 9, 2011


This 2010 Oscar-nominated film lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer. (120 minutes)

The English Surgeon

by Geoffrey Smith

Premiere Date: September 8, 2009


A remarkable depiction of one doctor's commitment to relieving suffering and of the emotional turmoil he undergoes in bringing hope to a desperate people. (90 minutes)

Life. Support. Music.

by Eric Daniel Metzgar

Premiere Date: July 7, 2009


When a guitarist suffers a brain hemorrhage onstage, doctors doubt he will emerge from a coma. The story of a family's astonishing struggle in the face of tragedy. (90 minutes)

In the Family

by Joanna Rudnick

Premiere Date: October 1, 2008


How much would you sacrifice to survive? When Chicago filmmaker Joanna Rudnick tested positive for the "breast cancer gene" at age 27, she knew the information could save her life, but she didn't know what to do about it. (90 minutes)

Critical Condition

by Roger Weisberg

Premiere Date: September 30, 2008


What happens if you get sick and are one of 47 million Americans without health insurance? (90 minutes)

Waging a Living

by Roger Weisberg

Premiere Date: August 29, 2006


The term "working poor" should be an oxymoron. For 30 million Americans, it's reality. Waging a Living chronicles the day-to-day battles of four low-wage earners.

The Self-Made Man

by Susan Stern

Premiere Date: July 26, 2005

Encore Broadcast: September 26, 2006


On Independence Day at Stern Ranch in central California, 77-year-old solar-energy pioneer Bob Stern finds out he is seriously ill — possibly dying. Part King Lear, part Western, The Self-Made Man is a true-life family drama about a controversial issue: Should we control how we die? (60 minutes)

Big Enough

by Jan Krawitz

Premiere Date: June 28, 2005

Encore Broadcast: August 8, 2006


In this intimate portrait, Jan Krawitz revisits some of the subjects who appeared in her 1982 award-winning film Little People. Through a prism of 'then and now,' she contrasts the youth of these individuals affected with dwarfism with their lives 20 years later. From navigating everyday life to dating and marrying, they confront physical and emotional challenges with humor, grace and sometimes, frustration.

The Education of Shelby Knox

by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt

Premiere Date: June 21, 2005


A self-described "good Southern Baptist girl," 15-year-old Texan Shelby Knox becomes an unlikely advocate for comprehensive sex education. (90 minutes)

Freedom Machines

by Jamie Stoble and Janet Cole

Premiere Date: September 14, 2004

Encore Broadcast: September 9, 2008


Freedom Machines takes a new look at disability through the lens of assistive technology.

State of Denial

by Elaine Epstein

Premiere Date: September 16, 2003


State of Denial takes viewers into the lives of six people struggling to survive with HIV in the face of social stigma, a severe lack of access to lifesaving treatments, and their president Thabo Mbeki's controversial stance on the connection between HIV and AIDS. (54 minutes)

Refrigerator Mothers

by David E. Simpson and J.J. Hanley and Gordon Quinn

Premiere Date: July 16, 2002

Encore Broadcast: July 27, 2004


Explore the traumatic legacy of blame, guilt and self-doubt suffered by a generation of mothers who were told they were responsible for their child's autism and learn more about this increasingly common disorder. (60 minutes)

The Smith Family

by Tasha Oldham

Premiere Date: June 25, 2002


On her ninth wedding anniversary, Kim's perfect life is shattered when she learns that her husband Steve has been having affairs with men. Three years later, she discovers she is HIV-positive. (80 minutes)

Live Free or Die

by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt

Premiere Date: September 26, 2000


New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die” motto acquires tense contemporary meaning when abortion politics play out in a quiet New England town.

The Vanishing Line

by Maren Monsen

Premiere Date: July 21, 1998

Encore Broadcast: June 15, 2002


When does life become a fate worse than death? In this age of medical "miracles," increasing numbers of doctors, patients and their families are forced to face this question.

A Healthy Baby Girl

by Judith Helfand

Premiere Date: June 17, 1997


Battling personal grief, corporate power, and her mother's guilt, Helfand turns the camera on herself and her family to document her battle with DES-related cancer.

Twitch and Shout

by Laurel Chiten

Premiere Date: July 11, 1995


An irreverent and humorous portrayal of people with the often misunderstood neurological disorder, Tourette Syndrome.

Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter

by Deborah Hoffmann

Premiere Date: June 6, 1995


Deborah Hoffmann's poignant, sometimes funny account of coping with her mother's Alzheimer's disease. Nominated for a 1994 Academy Award.

Leona's Sister Gerri

by Jane Gillooly

Premiere Date: June 1, 1995


A provocative film about abortion.

Dialogues With Madwomen

by Allie Light

Premiere Date: August 2, 1994


Seven women, including the filmmaker, describe their experiences with manic depression, multiple personalities, schizophrenia, euphoria and recovery.

The Heart of the Matter

by Gini Retickler and Amber Hollibaugh

Premiere Date: July 12, 1994


This gripping story of one HIV-positive African American woman opens a window on understanding women's sexuality in the age of AIDS.

When Your Head's Not A Head, It's A Nut

by Garth Stein

Premiere Date: June 29, 1993


Garth Stein's Hi 8 camera captures family drama and unexpected humor as his quirky, yet determined, older sister prepares to undergo brain surgery to cure her epilepsy.