In the wake of a recession that has hit Janesville, Wisconsin particularly hard, the town and its residents struggle to redefine themselves. From the day the GM factory closes through a showdown at the state capitol, this film traces the impact of the economic crisis.
Sergeant Nathan Harris led a company of Marines in Southern Afghanistan against a Taliban stronghold. But while war against a ghostlike enemy is unpredictable and frustrating, coming home can be the most unsettling journey of all.
In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.
Daisy Bates was a complex, unconventional, and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.
This five-part series chronicles the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa’s entrenched apartheid regime and its international supporters who considered South Africa an ally in the Cold War.
Charismatic leaders of the Disability Rights Movement narrate the story of a long and successful drive that brought together a powerful coalition that created some of the most far reaching civil rights legislation in our nation's history.
Bhutto chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time. Hers is an epic tale of Shakespearean dimension. It’s the story of the first Muslim woman elected in history to lead an Islamic nation: Pakistan.
The story of a Vietnamese American community on the edge of New Orleans that fought the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill near their homes.
Project Kashmir tests the limits of friendship and costs of war in one of the most dangerous and beautiful places on earth.
Can the deal between South Africa’s old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time? The film explores the transition of the ANC, from a liberation organization into South Africa’s ruling party, through the evolution of the relationship between two of its most ...
Mine is a powerful story about the essential bond between humans and animals, told against the backdrop of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.
Like many modern-day quests, Our Disappeared/Nuestros Desaparecidos starts with an innocent search on Google, but soon leads to a gripping personal journey into a world of brutality, repression, torture, and death during the Argentinian junta.
En Route to Baghdad is a portrait of the peacekeeping career of former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose death in a 2003 Baghdad bombing attack became a tragic metaphor for the effort to bring stability to Iraq.
As wars rage in the Middle East, the U.S. military is eager for more recruits — unless they happen to be openly gay.
They were Japan’s Divine Wind Special Attack Unit, or Kamikaze tokkōtai, and 4,000 of them died in a futile effort to turn the tide of a war already lost. Little known outside of Japan, a few Kamikaze survived. Now old men, they must reconcile their guilt with their gratitude for the ...
Iranian American filmmaker Marjan Tehrani chronicles her brother's return to Iran as he travels with his American wife to have a traditional Persian wedding and explore his lost heritage.