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Dreamland

Takes a sharp but disarming approach in examining the romance of gambling, and reveals the decidedly unromantic reality.

Added 08/14/2018

Icarus Films 2001 71.0 minutes 7-12, College, Adult

When Parents Can't Fix It

Looks at the stresses and rewards in the lives of five families who are raising children with disabilities. A realistic look at different family strengths and coping styles.

Added 08/08/2018

The Fanlight Collection 1997 58.0 minutes College/Adult/Professional

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  • Living Memory

    Living Memory

    About Mali's ancient culture, and this culture's position in the country today. Exposes tensions in a society assailed by modernization, Islam and global tourism, yet confident that it will maintain its own distinctive character.

    Added 08/08/2018

  • Sex and the Holy City

    Sex and the Holy City

    Investigates the impact on poor women and families of the late Pope John Paul's position on sex and reproductive health.

    Added 08/03/2018

  • Drowning by Bullets

    Drowning by Bullets

    Exposes the massacre, cover-up, and the years of denial of what was undoubtedly one of the darkest nights in the history of France.

    Added 07/30/2018

  • The Singular Story of Unlucky Juan

    The Singular Story of Unlucky Juan

    THE SINGULAR STORY OF UNLUCKY JUAN is a comprehensive, accessible examination of the particularities of the Cuban economy.

    Added 07/30/2018

  • The Iron Ministry

    The Iron Ministry

    Filmed over three years on what will soon be the world's largest railway network, traces the vast interiors of China on the move.

    Added 07/30/2018

  • Rocky Road to Dublin

    Rocky Road to Dublin

    The last film screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1968. A provocative, biting portrayal of 1960s Ireland: the stultifying educational system, the repressive, reactionary clergy, and the myopic cultural nationalism.

    Added 07/30/2018

  • Waking the Green Tiger

    Waking the Green Tiger

    By declaring that nature must be conquered in the name of progress, Chairman Mao ushered in an era of environmental degradation for China. Now, passionate activists strive to preserve their natural wonders, educate their compatriots and encourage public debate. Gary Marcuse's stirring documentary celebrates the brave souls at the forefront of China's new revolution.

    Added 07/19/2018

  • Fang

    Fang

    A whole century of Western attitudes towards African culture packed into 8 minutes

    Added 07/10/2018

  • Around India with a Movie Camera

    Around India with a Movie Camera

    Sandhya Suri skillfully weaves together archival footage—including hand colored sequences and a new score—to create a story about life across India from 1899 to 1947.

    Added 07/10/2018

  • Travels in the Congo (Voyage au Congo)

    Travels in the Congo (Voyage au Congo)

    A restored version of a remarkable documentary from the 1920s of André Gide's and Marc Allégret's travels through equatorial Africa.

    Added 06/27/2018

  • I Cannot Tell You How I Feel

    I Cannot Tell You How I Feel

    Filmmaker Su Friedrich moves her fiesty mother into an "independent living" facility.

    Added 06/21/2018

  • Before the Flood

    Before the Flood

    The residents of the historic Chinese city of Fengjie clash with officials forcing them to evacuate their homes to make way for the world's largest dam.

    Added 06/15/2018

  • Eternity Has No Door of Escape

    Eternity Has No Door of Escape

    Brings viewers to the places and institutions in France, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium where the history of "Outsider Art" unfolded and continues to unfold today.

    Added 06/06/2018

  • Jamilia

    Jamilia

    A search for Jamilia, the title character in the novella by Chingiz Aitmatov about a young woman who rebels against the rules of Kirghiz society.

    Added 06/06/2018

  • The Scientist, the Imposter and Stalin

    The Scientist, the Imposter and Stalin

    Two extraordinary human destinies, caught up in the implacable political machinery of the burgeoning Soviet Union of the 1920s, prey to famine.

    Added 06/06/2018

  • A Republic Gone Mad

    A Republic Gone Mad

    In 1954, Luc de Heush filmed the traditional harmonious relationship between Tutsi herdsmen and Hutu farmers in the Central African kingdom of Rwanda, then still a Belgian protectorate. Forty years later, a million Tutsi perish at the hands of the Hutu in the first genocide of modern African history.

    Added 05/26/2018

  • A Tribe of His Own

    A Tribe of His Own

    Indian journalist reminds us of the meaning of responsible journalism.

    Added 05/21/2018

  • Still Waters

    Still Waters

    In his tiny, one-room, after hours, free school in Brooklyn, Stephen Haff teaches forty Hispanic kids reading, creative writing and Latin.

    Added 05/21/2018

  • Plane Truths

    Plane Truths

    With the "Pivot to Asia" increased activity at the navy base on Whidbey Island, WA is making life unbearable for locals and wildlife - collateral damage in the ever increasing militarization of our society.

    Added 05/21/2018

  • The Heretic

    The Heretic

    Follows Rob Bell, former founder of a megachurch in Michigan, but now an influential writer and speaker, who spreads a message of love and inclusion and searches for what it means to be human.

    Added 05/21/2018

  • The Poets

    The Poets

    Follows two West African poets and lifelong friends, Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare, as they travel through their home countries of Sierra Leone and Nigeria to explore what has shaped their art.

    Added 04/12/2018

  • Justice at Agadez

    Justice at Agadez

    Agadez, Niger: Alongside the laws of the state, another judicial system exists. The living heritage of the Muslim tradition.

    Added 04/10/2018

  • Behind the Rainbow

    Behind the Rainbow

    An in-depth exploration into the internal conflicts of the ANC in South Africa, which led to Jacob Zuma's election as president.

    Added 04/10/2018

  • Before the Flood

    Before the Flood

    The residents of the historic Chinese city of Fengjie clash with officials forcing them to evacuate their homes to make way for the world's largest dam.

    Added 04/02/2018

  • The Red Soul

    The Red Soul

    Why do so many Russians still defend Stalin as a great leader and a hero? Russians speak openly about Joseph Stalin and their traumas, rooted in a violent history.

    Added 03/28/2018

  • The Other Side of Everything

    The Other Side of Everything

    A Belgrade apartment divided in two—with one half that has been locked for more than 30 years—tells the story of Serbia's political turmoil.

    Added 03/28/2018

  • A Man's Place

    A Man's Place

    Confronted with unforeseen pregnancies and, in most cases, abortions, men reveal their feelings and thoughts.

    Added 03/28/2018

  • Symbiotic Earth

    Symbiotic Earth

    Explores the life and ideas of Lynn Margulis, a scientific rebel who challenged entrenched theories of evolution to present a new narrative: life evolves through collaboration.

    Added 03/23/2018

  • 12 Days

    12 Days

    Legendary filmmaker-photographer Raymond Depardon chronicles the patients of a psychiatric ward where justice and madness meet.

    Added 03/02/2018

  • CERN

    CERN

    Stunning imagery and fascinating insight into the largest particle physics laboratory in the world, the Large Hadron Collider.

    Added 03/01/2018

  • France (Les Habitants)

    France (Les Habitants)

    Documentarist Raymond Depardon travels through provincial France in a camper, gathering conversations with people from all walks of life.

    Added 02/28/2018

  • Journal de France

    Journal de France

    A journal, a voyage through time. Depardon photographs France, Nougaret rediscovers the unseen footage he has so carefully kept: his first steps behind the camera, his TV reports from around the world, snatches of their memories and of our history.

    Added 02/28/2018

  • A Quest for Meaning

    A Quest for Meaning

    Two childhood friends take an impromptu road trip attempting to uncover the causes of our current global crisis and discover a way to bring about change.

    Added 02/23/2018

  • Open Bethlehem

    Open Bethlehem

    The filmmaker comes home to Bethlehem to find the city being strangled by the Wall and ongoing Israeli settlements, and starts a campaign to keep Bethlehem open to the world.

    Added 02/23/2018

  • Earth Seasoned: #GapYear

    Earth Seasoned: #GapYear

    Diagnosed with learning difficulties, Tori finds her greatest teacher in nature, spending a "gap year" living semi-primitively with four other young women in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

    Added 02/23/2018

  • Jean Ziegler, the Optimism of Willpower

    Jean Ziegler, the Optimism of Willpower

    An in-depth look at the charismatic and controversial sociologist, professor and best-selling author Jean Ziegler and his endless belief in socialism

    Added 02/22/2018

  • Silentium

    Silentium

    An intimate look at the Benedictine Nuns of Our Dear Lady convent in the Swabian Alps.

    Added 02/22/2018

  • A Dangerous Idea

    A Dangerous Idea

    Examines the history of the US eugenics movement and its recent resurrection, which uses false scientific claims and holds that an all-powerful 'gene' determines who is worthy and who is not.

    Added 02/20/2018