New Documentaries & Educational DVDs

Haunted houses : most evil places on Earth. cover
Embark on a sinister travelogue taking you to haunted places few would suspect exist. Armed with video cameras and hiking bags, two ghost hunters explore the grandest, oddest and most haunted buildings to ever exist in Europe.
Neat : the story of Bourbon cover
Dives into the rich and storied world of bourbon, exploring its colorful history, charismatic characters, and uniquely American process, the film is a celebration of the time, artistry, and relationships that make America's only native spirit.
In search of memory : the neuroscientist Eric Kandel, winner of the Nobel Prize cover
The life and work of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel. A compelling blend of autobiography and history that recounts the life of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century and illuminates scientific developments in our understanding of the brain's role in recording and preserving memory. In addition to archival footage and dramatic re-creations of Kandel's childhood experiences in Nazi-occupied Vienna and his formative years as an emigrant in New York, the film features discussions with Kandel, friends and family, as well as his public lectures in Vienna and New York, which explore both his professional and personal life, especially his emotional ties to Judaism.
I am another you cover
Eating garbage, dodging police, and hitching rides with strangers, award-winning Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang shares the streets with a young drifter named Dylan who left a comfortable home and loving family for a life of intentional homelessness. Fascinated by his choice and rejection of society's rules, Nanfu follows Dylan with her camera on a journey that takes her across America and explores the meaning of freedom - and its limits.
Outback : journey through northwest Australia cover
In a landscape so ancient that, in parts, it predates life on the planet, are animals superbly adapted to the harsh and beautiful extremes of Outback Australia. Over the course of a year, journey with the people and animals of Australia's Kimberley region in northwest Australia: a vast, rugged and remote wilderness, bursting with character.
UN Sex Abuse Scandal [videorecording]. cover
An investigation of sex abuse by United Nations peacekeepers in the world's conflict zones. The film traces allegations from Bosnia to Congo to the Central African Republic, with firsthand accounts from survivors, witnesses, and officials.
Civilizations cover
Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. The nine-part series reveals the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduces viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity, and illumination across cultures. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.
Earth's natural wonders. cover
Earth's Natural Wonders are parts of the natural world that nature has carved on an almost unbelievable scale, from vast mountain ranges to impenetrable rainforests and dazzling tropical islands, where nature is visible at its most primal, most powerful, and most extraordinarily beautiful. For human beings, survival within these wonders can pose extraordinary challenges.
The Amazing Human Body [videorecording] cover
This three-part series uses cutting-edge graphics to reveal the surprisingly beautiful biological processes that keep one alive. Discover the ingenious ways your body develops, adapts, and endures, and witness the fascinating and finely tuned systems that keep one's body motoring, and the scientists guessing.
Myanmar's killing fields cover
Secret footage going back years shows the effort to kill and expel Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar. With accounts from victims and a whistleblower within the military, the film examines evidence that security forces committed crimes against humanity.
Trafficked in America cover
Get the inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in Ohio. An investigation of labor trafficking exposes a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, companies profiting from forced labor, and the US government's role.
Wonders cover
Reporting from the frontiers of science, follow researchers on the winding paths of uncertainty and the unknown. From the mysteries of astrophysics to the technologies that could rival or surpass the abilities of the human mind, the series reveals how far humans have come, how they've managed to get here, and the remarkable scientists who are transforming the world and the future.
For Ahkeem cover
An intimate coming of age story which illuminates the challenges that many black teenagers face in America today, and witnesses the strength, resilience, and determination it takes to survive.
First civilizations cover
Having lived as mobile foragers for 99 percent of our time on Earth, how and why did humans set out on the road to civilization? How did they create villages, towns, cities and states, and establish the blueprint for the modern world? Explore the seedbed civilizations of Mesoamerica, the Middle East, and the Indus Valley in this global story.
Bowling for Columbine cover
"In the wake of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, the intrepid filmmaker Michael Moore set out to investigate the long, often volatile love affair between Americans and their firearms, uncovering the pervasive culture of fear that keeps the nation locked and loaded. Equipped with a camera and a microphone, Moore follows the trail of bullets from Littleton, Colorado and Flint, Michigan, all the way to Kmart's midwestern headquarters and NRA president Charlton Heston's Beverly Hills mansion, meeting shooting survivors, militia members, mild-mannered Canadians, and rock provocateur Marilyn Manson along the way. An unprecedented popular success that helped usher in a new era in documentary filmmaking, the Oscar-winning Bowling for Columbine is a raucous, impassioned, and still tragically relevant journey through the American psyche"--Container.
Half the picture cover
Women and men attend film schools in equal numbers, but women direct only four percent of top grossing feature films in the US. Why are women largely shut out of this prestigious, lucrative and culturally influential profession? High profile women directors including Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle In Time), Lena Dunham (Girls), Jill Soloway (Transparent), offer candid, unfiltered and often humorous tales of their careers in Hollywood.
The Mayo Clinic : faith, hope and science [videorecording] cover
Discover the story of the renowned institution that has been called a 'Medical Mecca', the 'Supreme Court of Medicine', and the 'place for hope when there is no hope'.
Sir Edmund Hillary : Everest and beyond cover
Sir Edmund Hillary was a bee-keeper, mountaineer, war veteran, explorer, philanthropist, husband, father, and the first person to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest. From his childhood in South Auckland, New Zealand, to the plane crash that killed his wife and daughter, the intriguing drama portrays the life, loves, and losses of one of the most famous explorers of all time.
Human flow cover
Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.
Rwanda : the royal tour cover
Rwandan president Paul Kagame leads a tour of his country. Included: gorilla trekking through Volcanoes National Park; jet skiing in Lake Kivu; exploring Nyungwe Forest National Park; and observing wildlife at Akagera National Park.
Trump's takeover. cover
Go inside President Donald Trump's high-stakes battle for control of the Republican party. Learn how Trump attacked fellow Republicans and used inflammatory rhetoric that rallied his base and further divided the country in his first year as president.
Spielberg cover
"Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalog of groundbreaking films over the course of nearly 50 years. In the exclusive HBO documentary, Spielberg steps out from behind the camera to open up about his directorial influences and motivations, while sharing little-known stories behind some of his most iconic films. Acclaimed producer/director Susan Lacy charts the evolution of this iconic filmmaker, having conducted nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the famously private Spielberg"--Container.
Breaking balls cover
Breaking Balls is a 75-minute feature length documentary film that follows three key figures in the lead up to and aftermath of the 30th anniversary of the Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce tournament: Gino Latessa, the Tournament Director; Brian Polantz, a world class bocce player from Mayfield, Ohio; and Dominic Olivo, the head groundskeeper at the Wickliffe Italian-American Club.
The grammar of happiness cover
Daniel Everett is an American linguist and author best known for his study of the Amazon Basin's Pirahá people and their language. This documentary explores whether one man's journey into the heart of the Amazon can redefine the understanding of human language.
Treasures of the earth : power, gems, metals cover
Explores the three categories of mineral resources found within the earth (power resources, gem stones, and metals) and how they have been utilized for the advancement of civilization.