This series presents an array of groundbreaking and distinctive perspectives on contemporary life as chronicled by some of America' s and Europe's most visionary non-fiction filmmakers.
Koch (#2712) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
New York City mayors have a world stage on which to strut and they have made legendary use of it. Yet few have matched the bravado, combativeness and egocentricity that Ed Koch brought to the office during his three terms from 1978 to 1989. As Neil Barsky's film recounts, Koch was more than the blunt, funny man New Yorkers either loved or hated. Elected in the 1970s during the city's fiscal crisis, he was a new Democrat for the dawning Reagan era - fiscally conservative and socially liberal. The film finds the former mayor politically active to the end (he died in 2013) - still winning the affection of many New Yorkers while driving others to distraction.
The Birth of Sake (#2906) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
Go behind the scenes at Japan's Yoshida Brewery, where a brotherhood of artisans, ranging from 20 to 70, spends six months in nearly monastic isolation as they follow an age-old process to create sake, the nation's revered rice wine.
All The Difference (#2907) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college. Follow the young men through five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty.
Kingdom of Shadows (#2908) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
Take an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico drug war. Witness the human side of the conflict through the eyes of a U.S. drug enforcement agent, an activist nun in Mexico and a former Texas smuggler.