This Emmy award-winning series is like an independent film festival in your living room. Each episode introduces new documentaries and dramas made by independent thinkers: filmmakers who are taking creative risks, calling their own shots and finding untold stories in unexpected places.
You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't (#1316H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
This documentary is a first-person account of Lee Gorewitz's life inside the Traditions Alzheimer's & Other Dementia Care Unit at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville, California. A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of the disease, the film reveals Lee's penetrating ruminations and charismatic vitality, challenging our preconceptions of illness and aging.
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Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (#1411H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: DVI)
This program traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, the film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (#1418H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG
This film follows the real life rock 'n' roll fairy tale of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey. In this Cinderella story for the ages, Arnel, having overcome a lifetime's worth of hardships, must now navigate the immense pressures of replacing a legendary singer and leading a world-renowned band on their most extensive world tour in years.
Powerless (#1604) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
In Kanpur, India, a city with 15-hour power outages, a nimble young electrician provides Robin Hood-style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity utility company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good. By Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa.
Rich Hill (#1606) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
Follow three boys as they navigate the often-treacherous road between childhood and adolescence in an economically depressed Missouri town. Despite the isolation and deprivation, they long for the American Dream. By Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo.
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Evolution of a Criminal (#1607) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Join filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe as he returns to the scene of the crime to explore what led him to rob a bank as a teenager in Texas, through interviews with family, friends and mentors. Executive produced by Spike Lee.
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The Kill Team/Confusion Through Sand (#1522) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
"Kill Team" - the harrowing story of 21-year-old Specialist Adam Winfield, a US soldier in Afghanistan who - with the help of his father - attempted to alert the Army to the murders of unarmed civilians committed by his platoon, and who then himself was implicated in one of the killings and charged with first degree murder.
"Confusion Through Sand" - Director Danny Madden's animated short film tells the story of a teenage military recruit alone and scared in a hostile desert.
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Detropia (#1415) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)
Detroit was the birthplace of the middle-class; a great city that came with the guarantee of the American dream. Today, the Motor City is suffering from a bad case of post-industrialism. Hit with the deadly combination of myopic executives, corrupt politicians, severe racial tensions and a lack of innovation, Detroit now stands as a shell of its former self. And according to an increasingly loud chorus in the media, Detroit is "dead." But look a little closer and find that Detroit just may be the ultimate incubator for fresh ideas - a Petri dish of creativity borne out of frustration and unwillingness to give up. With quintessential American pluck and grit, this city just may rise from the ashes thanks to a dynamic cluster of innovators, entrepreneurs and proud, self-proclaimed "hustlers."
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Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock (#1313Z) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-VL (Secondary audio: DVI)
As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. This documentary tells the story of her life and public support of nine black students to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, which culminated in a constitutional crisis -- pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself.
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