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Climate Refugees: The Global Human Impact of Climate Change
Climate Refugees is the first feature film to explore in-depth the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics. The film turns the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with…
Minimalism - The Many Levels of Minimalistic Lifestyles
Can true happiness and success be measured by material possessions? What is the personal and global impact of our consumer culture? Is there an alternative? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many aspects of the growing "minimalist"…
From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City - Investigating the Michigan Water Crisis
This film goes beyond the news headlines to spotlight the impact of the devastating water contamination crisis on the people of Flint, Michigan. The film highlights the stories of residents who were personally injured, along with the work of local…
Stolen Education - The Legacy of Hispanic Racism in Schools
Stolen Education documents the untold story of Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950's and changed the face of education in the Southwest. As a 9 year-old second grader, Lupe had been forced to remain…
America the Beautiful - The Obsession with Physical Beauty & Its Costs
Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a five year journey to examine America's growing obsession with physical beauty and perfection, unearthing its origins and deadly risks. In America the Beautiful we see how increasingly unattainable images contribute to the rise in…
Future of Food - Agriculture and the Food Revolution
There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America - a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat, yet is little-known to most of us. The Future of…
Free the Mind: How Meditation Can Heal the Brain 
Free the Mind profiles the pioneering work of renowned psychologist Richard Davidson, who, by studying the practices of Tibetan monks and others, found that it is possible to rewire the brain through meditation and mental training exercises. Named one of…
A Place to Stand - The Story of Author Jimmy Santiago Baca
This film tells the story of acclaimed author Jimmy Santiago Baca's transformation from a functionally illiterate convict to an award-winning poet, novelist and screenwriter. Based on the memoir of the same name, the film takes viewers into Baca's past and…
The Hungry Tide
The central Pacific nation of Kiribati is expected to be one of the first countries to disappear as a result of climate change. Sea level rise and increasing salinity are threatening the homes and lives of 105,000 residents spread over…
Mother- Caring for 7 Billion
Since the 1960's world population has nearly doubled and now tops 7 billion. Population growth, though little discussed, is putting an unprecedented burden on the planet's life systems. Mother: Caring for 7 Billion brings to light the connection between overpopulation…
The Babushkas of Chernobyl
The Babushkas of Chernobyl journeys into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone several decades after the world's worst nuclear disaster in April 1986. The tightly regulated 1000 square mile Dead Zone remains one of the most radioactively contaminated places on Earth, complete…
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Schools That Change Communities
Schools that Change Communities profiles a diverse group of public schools that are successfully creating higher achieving students in a different way -- by turning the communities where they live into their classrooms. The film re-imagines what education can be,…
Bipolarized: Rethinking Mental Illness
Millions of Americans every year are diagnosed with a serious mental illness and prescribed drugs as the standard treatment. But are these diagnoses always correct? And are drugs the only or best way to treat their symptoms? Diagnosed with bipolar…
Arise - Women Healing the Environment
On every continent, women are taking the lead to protect and restore the natural environment, and are empowering others to respect the earth. Arise presents the stories of a diverse group of 13 women in five countries who have initiated…
Fresh - Sustainable Food Production in America
Our current industrial method of food production is increasingly viewed as an unsustainable system, destructive to the environment and public health. But what is the alternative? Fresh profiles the farmers, thinkers, and business people across the nation who are at…
The Clean Bin Project: Is Zero Waste Possible?
What would it take to live waste free? What would be the impact on the planet, and on our lives? The Clean Bin Project follows a couple, Jen and Grant, as they go head-to-head in an uplifting and often-humorous competition…
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Miss HIV: Overcoming AIDS in Africa
AIDS is the leading killer of people under 60 in the world today, most in sub-Saharan Africa. Unlike any other film on AIDS, Miss HIV explores the battle over international HIV/AIDS policy and its impact. The film also highlights how…
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From Billions to None
From Billions to None tells the compelling, little-known story of the rapid extinction of the once abundant passenger pigeon, and explores its lessons for today with the alarming decline of many species worldwide. These sleek and beautiful birds darkened entire…
California High: The Great Marijuana Debate
California High presents a balanced look at the intense controversy over the legalization of marijuana and its wide-ranging consequences. When California voters passed the first medical marijuana laws in 1996 it sparked a chain reaction that led to 18 other…
My Depression - The Up and Down and Up of it
Both heartfelt and entertaining, My Depression uniquely illuminates the symptoms, emotions and side effects of depression using animation, comedy and music.The film helps to make a difficult and sometimes taboo topic more understandable, both for those who may be suffering…