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.
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.
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 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.
Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.
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.
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.
"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 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.
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.
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.
"Cruel and unusual tells the story of the Angola 3, three remarkable men--Robert King, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox--who as members of the Black Panthers have been fighting for justice since the early 1970s. For decades left forgotten in the depths of America's bloodiest prison, between them the Angola 3 spent over a Century in solitary. Their struggle became an international scandal"--Container.
Peer into the world of ants with sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson to understand why some people consider ants the most successful life form on earth.
Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two animators known for their work on Bambi, Pinocchio, Lady and the Tramp and others, share their secrets and insights into the world of Disney animated movies.
Get into 'The Zone' using Callanetics simple, yet focused exercises which have helped individuals successfully firm and re-shape their bodies for decades. Each 'Zone' targets a different part of your body. Our on-screen pulse meter keeps you on track. You don't need more than 15 minutes to see your body transform in quick time. Includes 4 individual 15-minute programs. Do 1, 2, 3, or do all four for a full body 60 minute workout, you can self-select your programs and order! Recommended equipment: mat, paper plate, chair.
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career.
Black colleges and universities are a haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries and have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. Examines the impact these institutions have had on American history, culture, and national identity.
Explores the conflict from three unique vantage points. Ashley Judd takes a look at The Union, Trace Adkins follows the rise and fall of The Confederacy, and Dennis Haysbert details the harrowing fight for freedom waged by the men and women with the most to gain, and the most to lose, the enslaved Americans.
The world's most consumed fruit has an untold story. The industrialization of the humble tomato preceded the globalized economy that was to follow. It is now as much of a commodity as wheat, rice, or petrol.
Challenges preconceptions about the intelligence of birds. Presents evidence of problem solving skills in varieties of crows, ravens, and parrots, as well capabilities such as postponement of reward, empathy, and the ability to read facial expressions.
A delightful autobiographical documentary about a nice Jewish boy from Miami who travels to San Francisco for the "Summer of Love" and returns a hippie. Later, as a successful but dissatisfied businessman, he discovers Ram Dass's iconic book "Be Here Now" about the Indian Saint Maharaiji and decides to travel to India in search of a more meaningful life.
How the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades. With allegations going back to Weinstein's early years, the film investigates the ways he and those around him tried to silence his accusers.
Follow chef Marcus Samuelsson as he immerses himself in diverse immigrant communities and cuisines in cities across the US. In each hour, Marcus will travel to a different city and dive into a new food culture. He'll discover the important immigrant histories - and delicious culinary traditions - that shape the way America eats today.
"Ancient Aliens and the Illuminati" is a 2 DVD set containing compelling and cutting-edge research into these fascinating subjects