"Responding to the increase of noise pollution, a 'major environmental and public health burden' according to the World Health Organization, In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. This critical acclaimed documentary takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe - from Denali National Park in Alaska to a forest outside of Tokyo, where a researcher studies the impact of silence on urban dwellers - and instantly inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world."--Container.
New Documentaries & Educational DVDs
The remarkable story of WWII infantryman and photographer Tony Vaccaro, who created one of the most comprehensive, haunting and intimate photographic records of the war using a smuggled $47 camera while developing the negatives in his helmet at night.
Contrasting the dominant pro-gun, pro-religion tea party community that surrounds them in Texas, a small group of free-speech avowed atheists host a public access call-in show in Austin, TX to explore the culture wars playing out in the heart of America and debate ideologically conservative callers.
A dark documentary of the self-styled dictator of Uganda providing a disturbing portrait of one of the 20th century's most notorious figures.
A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2,000 Kenyan children.
Bruce Lee expert John Little (A Warrior's Journey) tracks down the actual locations of some of Bruce Lee's most iconic action scenes. Many of these sites remain largely unchanged nearly half a century later. At monasteries, ice factories, and on urban streets, Little explores the real life settings of Lee's legendary career. This film builds on Little's earlier short, Pursuit of the Dragon, to present a comprehensive view of Lee's work that will change the way you see the films.
The Globe Trekker hosts journey across key World War II locations in Europe and the Pacific region. Sites include the D-Day landing sites in Northern France, Hitler's birthplace in Vienna, Nuremburg, Pearl Harbour, Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, and the remote jungles of Australia.
Learn the story behind the War of Currents.
Filmmakers Julie Winokur and her husband Ed Kashi show their lives taking care of Winokur's elderly father while raising their own two children.
Follows controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.
How did a punk-loving girl with a Mohawk touch a nerve in her father that traced back to his time under Hitler's oppression of the Jews? Follow a second-generation Holocaust survivor on a journey of discovery through five cities to uncover her father's story and what happened to him during his childhood in the dark days of Berlin and the Holocaust.
In just a few years, technology will merge with our bodies in unimaginable ways and push the boundaries of what it is to be human. While medical technology still aims at remediating disabilities, cyborgs strive to something else: a merging of man and machine with the goal of enhancing human capabilities.
Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, Riverblue spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world's most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, the groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.
Cinematic recreations and expert commentary reveal the story behind business magnates John D. Rockefeller and Thomas A. Scott.
All-access glimpse into the world of advertising in America during the tumultuous decade of the 1960s. It was inspired by the real men and women of Madison Avenue who perfected the art of the sale and transformed American culture in the process.
Star-studded, provocative and thoroughly entertaining, It dares to ask uncomfortable questions about just how free speech can really be, with unexpected and hilarious results that will leave viewers both laughing and appreciating the importance of humor even in the face of events that make them want to cry.
Endangered African species like elephants, rhinos and lions march closer to extinction each year. Their devastating decline is fueled in part by a global desire to consume these majestic animals. This investigates the powerhouse industries of big game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation.
It tells the remarkable story of the journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon into the heart of the South American rainforest to chart an unexplored tributary of the Amazon.
"Nine to Ninety is the love story of Phyllis and Joe Sabatini, who at age 89 and 90 live in the home of their daughter and her husband, relishing time with their young granddaughter Jacqueline. But as their health problems escalate, Phyllis becomes determined to free her daughter from the burden of caring for everyone from nine to ninety. When Phyllis makes a difficult decision to move 3,000 miles away to live with their other daughter, she faces parting from Joe after 62 years. Challenging taboos about death, plainspoken Phyllis sets in motion a process of saying goodbye that shakes up and engages her whole family. Phyllis and her family's surprising choices about end-of-life care ignite both personal reflection and urgent conversations about how to age with dignity in America"-- Container.
"Just two years ago, the Torrez family looked a lot like many American families: Mexican-American with immigrant roots, multilingual and multicultural, working class with two kids in public schools getting a decent education, living in a mid-sized American city and weathering the economic downturn with any work the primary bread-winner could find. But in an instant, everything changed. After fourteen years of living undocumented in the U.S., Vanessa Torrez crossed into Mexico when visiting her dying mother, and as the only family member without U.S. citizenship, was not allowed to return to her family in the U.S. So the Torrez family left everything behind and moved to Nogales, Sonora, committed to remaining together. Now, while the family lives in a dilapidated public housing compound at a dangerous border crossing, Kimberly must cross the border daily on foot to go to school in the U.S. Meanwhile, her father, Rick, finds himself unemployed, stricken with Hepatitis C, and in dire need of a liver transplant. Vanessa travels to Juarez to obtain the visa that will allow her to live in the U.S. with her children if her husband dies. Told through the eyes of adolescent Kimberly over the year in which her family is forced to straddle two countries, Life on the Line offers an intimate story from a quintessentially American place, illuminating the changing face of America and the impact of our immigration policies through the story of one girl and her family"-- Film website
Killer Hurricanes pursues the riddle of an 18th century Caribbean super storm that killed 20,000, the highest known death toll of any single weather event. To reconstruct its epic scale and investigate what made it so devastating, NOVA joins historians and storm sleuths as they track down clues in eyewitness chronicles, old ruins, and computer simulations.
Tells the story of the role played by American tycoon and physicist Alfred Lee Loomis and a team of British scientists at Loomis's home laboratory outside New York City in countervailing Nazi advances in nuclear fission during World War II.
All over the world, scientists are discovering traces of ancient floods on a scale that dwarfs even the most severe flood disasters of recent times. In Killer Floods, NOVA discovers gigantic scars in the landscape that testify to North America's greatest ever mega flood, which tore across the western states with 60 times the flow of today's Amazon.
Five women veterans who have endured unimaginable trauma in service create a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of stranded homeless women veterans by entering into a competition that unexpectedly catalyzes moving events in their own lives to bring them full circle in a quest for healing and hope.
Obesity is the biggest health crisis on the planet. This documentary explains the reasons for rapid weight gain and looks at what people can do about it.