Alaska, Silence & Solitude

Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. Dick filmed his adventures, and Bob Swerer later turned the footage into a film. Join nature filmmakers Bob Swerer Sr. and Bob Swerer Jr. as they visit with Dick Proenneke 20 years later while venturing into the remo…

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Our Spirits Don't Speak English : : Indian Boarding Schoo

"[U]ncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy which took Indian children from their homes, forced them into boarding schools and enacted a policy of educating them in the ways of Western Society. This DVD gives a voice to the countless Indian children forced through a system designed to strip them of their Nat…

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Bad Reputation

It's true, Joan Jett became mega-famous from the number-one hit "I Love Rock n Roll," but that's only part of the story. This documentary gives a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning's 70s punk scene and the rocky road to rock stardom decades on. Their interviews are lace…

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Carthage : a Journey Back in Time

Examine the spectacular wonders of the ancient city which stood on the northern coast of Africa, near modern day Tunis. The earliest artifacts unearthed by archaeologists date from 800 BC.…

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The Best of the Original An Evening at the Improv

Four DVD box set features the best and funniest comedians to have performed at the iconic Improv Club in Los Angeles including the likes of; Billy Crystal, Howie Mandel, Jim Carrey, Phyllis Diller, Leslie Nielsen, Jackie Mason, and 67 other outstanding comedians. Twelve hours of classic comedy chosen from the first 52 …

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Dinosaur 13

The incredible true story of the largest, most complete tyrannosaurus Rex ever found, and the battle with the U.S. government after federal agents seized it.…

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The Best of the Original An Evening at the Improv

Chosen from the first 52 original hours of the television series, this collection features twelve hours of stand-up comics performing their routines before live audiences at the Improv Club in Los Angeles, California. Also includes introductions and short bits by guest hosts as well as several musical performances.…

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E. O. Wilson : of Ants and Men

It chronicles the famed biologist lifelong love for the natural world and his groundbreaking research. His work with ants led to his remarkable studies of advanced social behavior. His research turned to human behavior, and the controversial discipline of sociobiology was founded. His work in the great National Park of…

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The Advocates

Over half a million people are homeless in the United States; 25% of whom are in California. Amid public outcry over the ballooning homeless population in Los Angeles, nearly 54,000 people on any given night three advocates with three different organizations show what the lost ideal of 'care in the community' looks lik…

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Evolution : Fossils, Genes, and Mousetraps.

Leading evolution educator Ken Miller discusses the controversy surrounding the teaching of evolution, presents compelling evidence for evolution and reasons why "intelligent design" is not scientific. The presentation features Dr. Miller's responses to questions from a live audience of high school students.…

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Mystery of the Megaflood

With the help of stunningly realistic animation, Nova takes viewers back to the Ice Age to reveal what happened when an enormous ice dam broke, unleashing a titanic flood that swept herds of woolly mammoth and everything else into oblivion.…

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George Harrison : Living in the Material World

"Using unseen photos and footage, ... director Martin Scorsese traces the life of George Harrison in a personal film, weaving together performance footage, home movies, rare archival materials and interviews with his family and friends"--Container.…

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New Orleans

"Follow traveler Justine Shapiro through the French Quarter, Warehouse District and Garden District to discover the history, drama and legend that is "The Big Easy""--Container.…

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The Universe. 4 : : Colonizing Space, Nebulas, Wildest We

Venture outside our solar system in another epic exploration of the universe and its mysteries. With strikingly realistic computer re-creations, feel like you have traveled to the edge of the unknown including visiting strange and unfamiliar worlds; prepare for the worst; uncover the secrets of our own galaxy. Learn wh…

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Planet Dinosaur

"Planet Dinosaur brings to life pre-historic monsters stranger and scarier than anything ever seen before, monsters that scientists never knew existed until a few years ago. Transporting viewers to locations across the planet and back through hundreds of millions of years, Planet Dinosaur brings to life the most amazin…

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Encounters at the End of the World

Filmmaker Werner Herzog examines life in Antarctica, focusing especially on the stories of the "professional dreamers" who reside there.…

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The Biggest Little Farm

Follows the filmmaker and his wife as they try to create a sustainable farm in Ventura County, California.…

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Flock of Dodos : the Evolution and Intelligent Design Cir

Tweaks egos and pokes fun at both sides in the evolution vs. intelligent design debate. From the shadowy, well-funded headquarters of the pro-intelligent design Discovery Institute in Seattle to the rarefied talk of scientists around a late-night poker table.…

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No Place on Earth

In October 1942, Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, leads her family underground to hide from the pursuing Nazis and stays nearly a year and a half. Their harrowing story of survival living in near total darkness in two cold, damp caves is one like no other ever told.…

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Born to Be

Follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City, where all transgender and gender nonconforming people have access to quality transition-related health and surgical care. This feature-length documentary takes an intimate look at how one do…

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Dinosaurs Alive!

Learn about some of the most incredible dinosaur finds in history. Join paleontologists as they comb the Gobi Desert and New Mexico to gain new insight into these long-extinct creatures.…

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Finding Your Roots

This 10-part series, with the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family and identity in today's America. Professor Gates shakes loose captivating stories and …

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Framing Walls

Larry Haun takes you step-by-step through the entire process of building the walls in a basic house, showing you practical ways to organize tasks, streamline procedures, and handle tools and materials efficiently.…

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Stephen Hawking and the Theory of Everything

Features interviews with Hawking, John Schwarz, Lisa Randall, Michio Kaku and more.…

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Love is blind, fickle and true. Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged to Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the kingdom of fairies, have a slight quarrel about whether or not the boy Titania is raising will join Ti…

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Anti-gay Hate Crime

Going beyond the headlines, take a discerning look at the escalation of violent crimes against homosexuals in America.…

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March of the Penguins

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, one by one in a single file. They will endure freezing temperatures, in b…

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Over Ireland

Go on a thrilling journey above the Emerald Isle. Glide gracefully over lush green landscapes, from the tops of rugged seaside cliffs to smooth pastureland across endless rolling hills. Get rare views of Giant's Causeway and soar above Ireland's thriving capital city of Dublin.…

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I Am Mlk Jr.

Following his journey across the mountaintops and valleys while capturing the Civil Rights Movement at large, the film provides intimate, firsthand insights on Dr. King, exploring moments of personal challenge and elation, and an ongoing movement that is as important today as when Dr. King first shone a light on the pl…

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Running of the Bulls : Live from Pamplona Spain!.

The Festival of San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain is a deeply rooted week-long celebration of traditional and folklore events, including Running of the Bulls. Each morning thousands of men, boys, and some women run a few steps ahead of six, 2000-pound charging bulls on the way to the Bull Ring. Since 1910, only 15 deaths hav…

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We the People-- : the U.s. Constitution and You

This video presentation explains the principles of the Constitution and how it affects the lives of Americans.…

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She-wolves: England's Early Queens. Episodes 1-3

Hosted and based on the book by Dr. Helen Castor, and filmed on location in England and France, this BBC series explores the lives of seven English queens who challenged male power, the fierce and fiery reactions they provoked, and whether, in fact, much has changed.…

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Maxed out : Nothing is Priceless

Take a journey deep inside the American style of debt, where things seem fine as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. Shocking and incisive, it paints a picture of a national nighmare, which is all too real for most.…

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25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts .

This videodisc features live and previously unseen performances, and includes the 2009 celebration of the Hall's silver anniversary, marked by two all-star New York Concerts that aired on HBO. Features U2 performing with Fergie and Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen with John Fogerty, Metallica, Aretha Franklin, and more.…

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Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years

A special birthday celebration of the public television series "Austin City Limits," featuring performances by Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Foo Fighters, and more.…

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The Thin Blue Line

Examines the roadside murder of a Dallas police officer, and the subsequent arrest and conviction of drifter Randall Adams, who was given a death sentence despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence.…

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What Darwin Never Knew

The source of the earth's great variety of animals was a scientific mystery until Charles Darwin proposed the idea of natural selection. Nova presents breakthroughs in a new science nicknamed "evo devo" that are linking the enigma of origins to another of nature's mysteries, the development of embryos.…

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Queen : Days of Our Lives

In 1971, four college students got together to form a rock band. Since then, that certain band called Queen has released 26 albums and sold over 300 million records worldwide. For the first time, the band tells their story. Featuring interviews with the band and unseen archive footage, including their recently unearthe…

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South Korea

Ian Wright travels throuout South Korea, including stops in Seoul, Jinbu, Hahoe, Pusan and to Cheju Island.…

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The Dust Bowl

Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life in…

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Tupac : the Lost Prison Tapes : Uncensored & Uncut

"Featuring an uncut and never-before-seen interview at the Clinton Correctional Facility, 'Tupac Shakur, uncensored and uncut : the lost prison tapes' presents a raw look into Tupac's world, as the rapper riffs on topics ranging from his involvement with gang life to prisons in America to his relationship with his moth…

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Moneytrack. Season One

Covers various aspects of personal finance, including family financial issues, investments, investment clubs, debt, and the influence of events in the business world.…

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Crisis Hotline : Veterans Press 1

Today, more military members are lost to suicide than on the battlefield. After serving their country overseas, many veterans in their darkest moments turn to the unique services of the Veterans Crisis Line to help with traumas like post-traumatic stress, depression, homelessness and drug dependence. The 40-minute docu…

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The White Lions

The story of two remarkable and extremely rare white lion cubs on their journey to adulthood. Both are female, sisters born as white as snow in May 2009 in South Africa's Kruger Park.…

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Getting Started in Signing

Everything you need to begin using sign language in practical, everyday situations like talking about your family, planning a party, or shopping.…

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The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. Season 3

In the third season of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, the host continues his groundbreaking journey into faith, spirituality, and human culture. Freeman travels to ancient religious sites and modern-day spiritual centers, participating in dazzling cultural spectacles and revealing moving personal stories.…

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Coral Reef Adventure

"Ocean explorers Howard and Michele Hall turn their love for the ocean and their concern for the future of the world's coral reefs into action. With Jean-Michel Cousteau, deep reef scientist Richard Pyle and Fijian diver Rusi Vulakoro, the Halls explore and capture on film the dazzling underwater world of coral reefs, …

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Dark Horse

Set in a former mining village in Wales, an inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse.…

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T'ai Chi for Health and Fitness .

Get a detailed overview of the basic philosophical principles, components, and techniques inherent in this controlled form of human movement.…

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The Quantum Activist : Amit Goswami

Tells the story of a man who challenges us to rethink our very notions of existence and reality, with a force and scope not felt since Einstein. This film bridges the gap between God and science. The work of Goswami, with stunning precision and without straying from the rigors of quantum mechanics, reveals the overarch…

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Stephen Hawking and the Theory of Everything

The legendary physicist's search for the secrets of the universe. Join Stephen Hawking and other renowned thinkers as they explore the revolutionary new ideas that have evolved since the publication of his blockbuster book. Besides interviews, this stimulating documentary uses computer graphics and simple, easy-to-unde…

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The Universe. 3 : : Supernovas, Constellations, Unexplain

Venture outside our solar system in another epic exploration of the universe and its mysteries. With strikingly realistic computer re-creations, feel like you have traveled to the edge of the unknown including visiting strange and unfamiliar worlds; prepare for the worst; uncover the secrets of our own galaxy. Learn wh…

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Why Smart People Do Stupid Things with Money : : Overcomi

Learn common mistakes that prohibit financial freedom, tips to help consumers make smarter decisions about saving, investing, and spending money, and the four main causes of financial dysfunction.…

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Va : the Human Cost of War

The film takes a broad look at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, examining the organization's history, leadership, structure, funding and relationship to veterans. The film chronicles, in depth and often in wrenching detail, the workings of this crucial but at times beleaguered American institution.…

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Animal Homes

Animals build homes to provide a safe and stable place to raise a family. The three-part series investigates how animals build their amazing homes and the intriguing behaviors and social interactions that take place in and around them. Ecologist Chris Morgan serves as our guide and real estate agent, evaluating and dec…

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Tornado Intercept

A scientist and a filmmaker explore the intricate and potentially deadly forces of a tornado by driving into the heart of an actual storm in a specially-designed vehicle made of 8,000 pounds of steel plating and bulletproof glass.…

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American Promise

Spans thirteen years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from kinde…

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Sasquatch Science

"This two part program presents the world's leading Sasquatch "Bigfoot" researchers and features 40 years of serious in-depth scientific exploration of the Bigfoot phenomenon. Includes detailed historical background, anthropological controversy, footprint investigation, film and photo analysis, and features researchers…

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Public Enemy #1

"In the early 1930's, America was thrilled and terrorized by John Dillinger, a desperado, a bank robber, a bad man no jail could hold. His reputation grew until he was named the country's first public enemy #1, hunted by virtually every cop in America. Operating during a time of great hardship, Dillinger became a mythi…

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The Four-winged Dinosaur

In 2002, the discovery of a beautiful and bizarre fossil astonished scientists and reignited the debate over the origin of flight. With four wings and superbly preserved feathers, the 130 million-year-old creature was like nothing paleontologists had ever seen before. In this program, Nova travels to the Chinese stone …

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Margot

Film about the life of dancer Margot Fonteyn. Contains archival footage including performances with Rudolf Nureyev and others. Meets with those who danced with her and knew her. Ballets featured include: Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Giselle, The sleeping beauty, Marguerite and Armand, and the Nutcracker.…

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Paper Tigers

Following six students over the course of a school year, we see Lincoln's staff try a new approach to discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension. Using a combination of verite and revealing diary cam footage, a testament to what the latest development science is showing: th…

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Bones, Stones, and Genes : the Origin of Modern Humans

The first lecture, presented by Dr. Tim White, professor of integrative biology at the University of California-Berkeley, broadly introduces the topic of human evolution and methods of investigating evolutionary questions, ranging from physical anthropology to genetics. The second lecture, presented by Dr. Sarah Tishko…

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Blackfish

A discussion on the keeping of intelligent creatures in captivity. Employs the story of Tilikum, the notorious performing whale who, unlike orcas in the wild, has taken the lives of several people while in captivity.…

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The Address

"At the tiny Greenwood School in the small New England town of Putney, Vermont, its roughly 50 students, boys from the ages 11 to 17 are asked each year to memorize the Gettysburg Address. This would be a daunting assignment for any student, but the boys at Greenwood all suffer from learning differences that have made …

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Knut & Friends

Follow the young life of an adorable polar bear cub who beat the odds to not only thrive but become one of the most famous bears in the world. Learn how a caring Berlin zookeeper takes care of him, and of how a trio of polar bear newborns and two orphaned brown bears get into all sorts of mischief.…

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Secrets in Our Dna

Explores the increasing popularity of personal DNA analysis by companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA and the unintended consequences of sharing our data with these rapidly growing online databases.…

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The Alamo

"Remember the Alamo": New research dispels some long-held beliefs about what really happened in the showdown between Santa Anna's army and Davy Crockett, William Barret Travis, Jim Bowie, and their group of American volunteers. "Real west: the battle of the Alamo" : Host Kenny Rogers focuses on the strained collaborati…

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Secret Mysteries of America's Beginnings. Volume 1, The New Atlantis [videorecor

Explores how Francis Bacon's The new Atlantis provided ideas to America's founders.…

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Finding Your Roots. Season 2

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. finds out who we are and where we come from.…

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Rick Steves' Iran

Rick explores "the most surprising and fascinating land he's ever visited:" Iran. This travel show host visits splendid monuments of Iran's past, explores the 20th century history of this nation, and encounters Iranian people and customs in everyday life. Visits contrast old and new as he visits the cities, villages, a…

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Mysterious Britain

Throughout the British Isles, structures stand which defy efforts, they remain shrouded in myth and legend, and their fascination remains undimmed. Featuring location footage and dramatized re-creations, this program provides a superb record of the ley lines, chalk hill-drawings and stone circles of Britain. It visits …

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Where the Streets Have No Name

An emotional journey of Dr. Harald Falge who has been working tirelessly over the last 20 years, trying to help alleviate the problem of homelessness in Cairns, Australia. A hair raising experience as we get into the lives of these street kids, hear their stories and unfold the bitter reality that lies beneath this bea…

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The Eagle Huntress

Follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.…

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill .

This wonderful film tells the true story of a local bohemian, Mark Bittner and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild parrots. Follows the ups-and-downs of these wild birds that reside within the green nooks of San Francisco where Bittner befriends, feeds and names the members of the flock.…

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Long Road Back : Ex-offenders' Struggle for Acceptance

A prison door clangs shut. The reverberation echoes with immense meaning both for the person locked up and those left on the outside. But the reality is that once offenders have served their terms and leave prison, doors still shut. Feel the heartbreak and the victories as you follow a young woman putting her life back…

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John Adams

While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail r…

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Letter from Masanjia

Examines a letter written by a Chinese political prisoner that led to the exposure and closure of Chinese labor camps and the effect of those actions on the letter writer's life.…

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Vegucated

"Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films …

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Alzheimer's Disease : Facing the Facts

In comparison to cancer, heart disease, and AIDS, Alzheimer's disease greatly lags in research funding, media attention, and celebrity support. Examine the personal and societal implications of this discrepancy, profiling families living with Alzheimer's, interviewing the doctors on the front lines, and scrutinizing th…

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Einstein's Quantum Riddle

Albert Einstein proposes his theory of quantum entanglement in an effort to disprove quantum mechanics.…

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What Females Want and Males Will Do

Answers the age-old question of what women want and what men will do in the name of love.…

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