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.
The making of the mob. cover
The series, which blends dramatic scenes with interviews, archival footage and VFX, traces the rise of the American Mafia. A deeper look into the rise of organized crime in America and the legendary five main families with footage spanning over 50 years, beginning in 1905.
The making of the mob. cover
This series documents the emergence of organized crime in Middle America through the rise and fall of iconic gangster Al Capone. From Capone's early days in New York running the streets with Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel, to his prolonged war with the Irish gangs of Chicago and his final battles with Eliot Ness and law enforcement, the series will tell the true and full story of the Chicago underworld.
Augie cover
Tells the story of Augie Nieto, founder of the fitness company Life Fitness. In 2005, Augie was diagnosed with ALS. Since then, he and his wife Lynne have been on a quest for effective treatments and an ultimate cure for this debilitating disease.
The world's most wanted animal cover
Found in Africa and Asia, pangolins are the most poached and trafficked animal in the world. Based in Namibia, conservationist Maria Diekmann is working to save them. On an emotional journey, Maria travels to Asia to better understand the global issues facing pangolins, before joining forces with a Chinese megastar to bring awareness to the plight of a scaly mammal most people have never heard of.
Naples '44 cover
In 1943, a young British officer, Norman Lewis, entered a war-torn Naples with the American Fifth Army. Lewis began writing in his notepad everything that happened to him during his one-year stay, observing the complex social cauldron of a city that contrived every day the most incredible ways of fighting to survive. These notes turned into his masterpiece, a memoir.
First ladies revealed cover
"Some used captivating style to boost diplomacy. Some offered compassionate calm in days of war. Some embraced the role they never expected to make a difference. And some seized the role they always dreamed of to blaze a trail. Every first lady has their own tale to tell, and this series examines some of the women who left their indelible mark on the White House and in history. Join us as we go beyond the public lives to tell the private stories of Dolley Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, and more."--Container.
Swimming to Cambodia cover
Spalding Gray performs a monologue that mostly recounts his trip to Southeast Asia to create the role of the U.S. Ambassador's aide in the 1984 Oscar-winning film The Killing Fields.
Boston : the documentary cover
The history of the Boston Marathon from its humble origins starting with only fifteen runners, to the first female runners, through the tragedy in 2013, and ultimately the triumph of 2014.
Heal : change your mind, change your body, change your life cover
A documentary film that takes viewers on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that, by changing one's perceptions, beliefs, and emotions, the human body can heal itself from any disease.
Dogs of democracy cover
A documentary about the stray dogs of Athens and the people who take care of them. Filmmaker Mary Zournazi explores life on the streets through the eyes of the dogs and people's experience. Shot on location in Athens, the birthplace of democracy, the documentary is about how Greece has become the "stray dogs of Europe", and how the dogs have become a symbol of hope for the people and for the anti-austerity movement.
Shark Week. cover
All new, groundbreaking shark stories incorporating research technology that offers insight into some of the world's most unique shark species. Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is featured, getting schooled on everything 'shark' at the Bimini Shark lab before making a splash in the most interesting race of his career.
McCain cover
An exploration of Senator John McCain's complicated relationship with President Trump and the Republican Party, as well as his life and politics. It traces his motivations and his political history, from his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, to his dramatic vote against the GOP's health care bill in 2017. It examines how, with his 2008 nomination of Sarah Palin as running mate, McCain himself contributed to a growing challenge to the party establishment.
The perfect martial arts workout cover
Features a series of exercises that derive from the martial arts style Goju Ryu Kara-te, created by Chojun Miyagi. The workout featured has not changed since its inception decades ago. Viewers will learn basic martial arts techniques that help promote a stronger body and mind.
Keep on keepin' on cover
Depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, having played in both the Duke Ellington and Count Basie bands. He broke racial barriers on American television and mentored the likes of Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, but his most unlikely friendship is with Justin Kauflin, a 23-year old blind piano prodigy. Justin, fighting a debilitating case of stage fright, is invited to compete in a prestigious competition.
Vita activa : the spirit of Hannah Arendt cover
"The German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of the "Banality of Evil" when referring to the trial of Adolph Eichmann, which she covered for the New Yorker magazine. Her private life was no less controversial thanks to her early love affair with the renowned German philosopher and Nazi supporter Martin Heidegger. This thought provoking and spirited documentary, with its abundance of archival materials, offers an intimate portrait of the whole of Arendt's life, traveling to places where she lived, worked, loved, and was betrayed, as she wrote about the open wounds of modern times."--Zeitgeist Films website.
Vietnam in HD cover
This is the story of the men who came home from the Vietnam War and tried to forget. The men who represent a second silent generation. Covered is the time period from the initial massive troop build-up in 1965 to the fall of Saigon in 1975. Contains never-before-seen color footage transferred to high definition as well as a soundtrack filled with hits from the era.
For Grace cover
Curtis Duffy, one of the country's most renowned chefs, is building his dream restaurant at the worst time of his personal life. Duffy has ambitions for his Chicago restaurant Grace to become the best in the country, but his laser focus at his cooking career cost Duffy his marriage and two young daughters.
Miss Sharon Jones! cover
The inspirational story follows soul queen Sharon Jones during the most courageous year of her life as she battles life-threatening illness and triumphantly returns to center stage.
Battlefield. cover
This definitive documentary focuses on the history of America's involvement in Indochina, from the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu to the reunification of Vietnam after the last American troops left Saigon, with footage from Vietnamese, Chinese and French combat photographers rarely seen in the West.
Going to war cover
What is it really like to go to war? For millennia, only warriors could really answer that question. Now, a new PBS documentary takes viewers inside the experience of battle and reveals the soldier's experiences as never before. It helps viewers make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it is like to be a soldier in times of war.
Blackout in Puerto Rico cover
An investigation into the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. With NPR, the film examines how the federal response, Wall Street, and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive.