Battles over blood quantum and ‘best interests’ resurface the untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era - a time when nearly one-third of children were removed from tribal communities nationwide. As political scrutiny over Indian child welfare intensifies, an adoption survivor helps others find their way home through song and ceremony.
On August 5, 2015 the US EPA breached a mine and released 3 million gallons of acid mine drainage into the Animas River is southwest Colorado. This is some background on what led up to that day.
Christian Ulanch is a disabled Marine veteran that was on the brink of death when the art of photography gave him a second shot on life.
Can you be a suburban wife and mother one minute and a criminal the next without doing a thing? After discovering her home on fire, Heather Posey was arrested for arson. Now, she is fighting for her family, her reputation and her freedom. Forced out of retirement and back to Ohio to support themselves and their legal battles, how are Heather and her family coping with an uncertain future?
Story of a woman athletic from Iran who is trying to get back in fields from her accident and also faces deprivation because she does not agree to compete with hijab in international events and she must confronts its aftermath..
When All That’s Left is Love is the emotionally gripping story of a wife’s determination to care for her Alzheimer’s-stricken husband in their home. With unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access, the film reveals the toll that the disease takes on families coping with Alzheimer's, while also showcasing the power of love that sustains both patients and caregivers.
CHASING THE JET STREAM follows the pioneering adventure of Marc Hauser, a Swiss entrepreneur and motivational speaker who wants to become the first skydiver in the world jumping into a hurricane force jet stream at 8,000 to 10,000 meters altitude. With this record, Marc wants to bring attention to the nascent technology of airborne wind energy systems, which can harness high-altitude wind power. This new technology has the potential to defuse the global energy crisis.
Nine Women from Esperanza Shelter in Santa Fe, NM experience movement and meditation activities as part of their healing from domestic violence. The film shows their participation in the activities including walking a labyrinth and culminates in an informal showing at a local art gallery.
The horrors of war never die. The story emerging is not one on the War itself but on the horrors these men and women now face at home. Their story is of the war after the war, rejection, disenchantment, death, nightmares and resiliency. More than 40 years have passed since the official end of the Vietnam War. For years, many veterans of this war refused to talk about their experience. Now, however, as many begin to die out, four Vets that belong to the New Jersey Vietnam Veteran's Memorial have decided to share their stories for the first time.
This film follows the journey of the Native Warrior as he (and she) continue conflict resolution in order to survive and secure resources and culture.
A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary school. A passion of gold and fire which definitely helps our environment to keep on living.
True crime documentary WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS follows the nationwide search for Fr. Rene, which resulted in a series of shocking revelations and the discovery of a 20-year-old letter in which Fr. Rene seemed to foretell his own fate
The Napa High Indian mascot has been a contentious issue for decades and it has finally come to a head.
Five mothers and their children discuss what it means to grow up as a Muslim and an immigrant in South Burlington, Vermont.
This fascinating documentary opens a window onto the true cultural history of Texas. Six hundred years after the the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, the Spanish colonization and the White Settlers’ Movement that came in its wake. It annihilated many tribes and decimated the numbers of those that survived, The descendants of the Texas tribes now speak. They share the legends and stories of their people, handed down to them over countless generations, revealing their oral histories and the spiritual ceremonies inherited from their ancestors.
From villages that live in darkness at night to villages that have just discovered how solar power can change their lives, Flip the Switch tells the story of Solar Mamas, women from developing countries who have been trained as solar engineers. Starting in India and making their way to Central America and Africa, this film shows how Hogan Lovells, one of the largest law firms in the world, and Barefoot College, the world’s largest NGO, came together to empower women and girls as change agents. Their shared journey illustrates that a global effort to inspire similar committed partnerships is needed to make measurable progress toward the UN SDGs -- one woman at a time, one village at a time.
Before his 30th birthday, Tzafrir decides to fulfill his childhood dream and drive through Israel on an electric toy car.
With the hope of understanding what he wants to do with his life, he goes on a journey through the country and meets people that give their own perspective on what it means to grow up.
When your job is your passion and your passion is a 30 strong pack of huskies.
Judi muses on her life and love of dogs as the physicality and majesty of these animals unfolds.
Shattered Dreams is an Emmy award-winning documentary that examines the pervasive, dark underworld of sex trafficking in America. Heart wrenching personal stories from survivors of the illicit sex trade and leading experts reveal how vastly misunderstood and disregarded this important human rights issue has been.
It's best to experience what you're fighting for. When two adventurers embark on a dangerous four-month expedition documenting the world’s longest land mammal migration through the Arctic Refuge of Alaska and Canada, they soon discover an incredible ecosystem protected by the Gwich’in Nation for more than 25,000 years, yet held on the precipice of collapse by resource development corporations.
Professional climber Marcus Garcia travels from his home in southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains to the limestone cliffs and spires of of El Potrero Chico in northern Mexico to revisit his mentor’s final climb. In an emotional and powerful act of closure, he reflects on the accident that took him a decade to talk about—and climbs the route that took his mentor’s life.
Milwaukee’s Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is the crown over Summerfest and has become one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. But it’s also a popular site for suicides. This animated documentary explores the issues of the bridge and suicide through three intimate interviews. Follow animator, Aaron Johnson, as he shares the stories of Dave, John, and Mary.