PBS Premiere: Oct. 31, 2016
Inside the very first girls' school in a small Afghan village, education goes far beyond the classroom as the students discover the differences between the lives they were born into and the lives they dream of leading. A co-production of ITVS.
Hospice care is rarely associated with singing and laughter, but at Strathcarron it's different. At this remarkable Scottish hospice center, patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life's end with song and humor. Official Selection of the 2016 SXSW Film Festival.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 17, 2016
The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (aka Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to southern China as they seek justice in the case of six elementary school girls allegedly sexually abused by their principal. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Official Selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
PBS Premiere: Sept. 19, 2016
Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz takes an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico drug war. Witness the human side of the conflict through the eyes of a U.S. drug enforcement agent, an activist nun in Mexico and a former Texas smuggler. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB).
PBS Premiere: Sept. 5, 2016
Go behind the scenes at Japan's Yoshida Brewery, where a brotherhood of artisans, ranging from 20 to 70, spend six months in nearly monastic isolation as they follow an age-old process to create saké, the nation's revered rice wine. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Winner, Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary Director, 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
PBS Premiere: June 27, 2016
In this Oscar®-nominated film, winner of more than 50 awards, an optometrist identifies the men who killed his brother in the horrific 1965 Indonesian genocide. He confronts them while testing their eyesight and demands they accept responsibility. Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Critics Prize and Human Rights Award, 2014 Venice Film Festival.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 2, 2015
How the government's attempts to silence Ai Weiwei have turned him into China's most powerful artist and an irrepressible voice for free speech and human rights around the globe. Official Selection of the 2013 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 31, 2015
An eye-opening look at the cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels human trafficking in Cambodia.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 17, 2015
One teacher prepares his students for their new life in Switzerland as they struggle to learn a new language, prepare themselves for employment and reveal their innermost hopes and dreams.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 3, 2015
Sudanese civilians facing government bombing campaigns celebrate their heritage through music, finding hope and a common identity. Winner, Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award, 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
PBS Premiere: July 27, 2015
A charming and poignant look at how a seemingly mundane routine of tea and pastries has helped five Chilean women commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death. A co-production of ITVS International. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.Official Selection of the 2014 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
PBS Premiere: July 20, 2015
A look behind the barricades of the besieged Syrian city of Homs, where, for 19-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them. Winner of the first George Polk Documentary Film Award.
PBS Premiere: July 13, 2015
An extraordinary look into a internet addiction rehab in Beijing, China, the first country in the world to classify this evolving diagnosis. Official Selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
PBS Premiere: June 29, 2015
The Caretaker is a portrait of two women who are outsiders in the place they call home. Haru is a 95-year-old Japanese-American migrant who was interned during World War II. Joesy is an undocumented worker from Fiji who cares for her.
PBS Premiere: Nov. 11, 2014
In August 2005, Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Iraq.
Digital Premiere: Nov. 10, 2014
In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard. While serving in Baghdad, Justin formed an unlikely friendship with two Iraqi boys who lived nearby. At StoryCorps, Justin speaks with his wife, Deanne, about the lasting impression the boys left on his life.
PBS Premiere: Oct. 6, 2014
An Oscar® nominee and the most honored documentary of 2013, this dreamlike, terrifying film asks Indonesian death-squad leaders to dramatize their roles in genocide. In a mind-bending twist, they play both themselves and their victims.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 25, 2014
Big Men, executive produced by Brad Pitt, goes to Ghana to provide an unprecedented look at the global deal making and dark underside of oil development — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
PBS Premiere: Aug. 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.
PBS Premiere: 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.
PBS Premiere: 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?
Digital Premiere: April 7, 2014
The Whistle follows Marcin, a soccer referee in small-town Poland who faces angry players, managers and fans as he yearns for a better job and a better life.
Digital Premiere: April 7, 2014
Irma is an intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women's professional wrestling.
Digital Premiere: March 12, 2014
The Meier brothers' nursery faces the edge of the Garzweiler II coal pit. Every day the digger comes closer. A grey and lonesome world—except for one hidden place.