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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…
The Light Bulb Conspiracy
The Light Bulb Conspiracy uncovers how planned obsolescence has shaped our lives and economy since the 1920's, when manufacturers deliberately started shortening the life of consumer products to increase demand. The film also profiles a new generation of consumers, designers…
2 videos
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"…
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…
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…
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…
2 videos
Women's March - Women Protesting for Democracy and Human Rights
Shot on location in five U.S. cities, WOMEN'S MARCH is a story about democracy, human rights, and what it means to stand up for your values in today's America. On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women marched on…
America the Beautiful - Obsession with Physical Beauty in America
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…
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…
It's Criminal - Women Discuss Privilege, Poverty, and Injustice in America
Two worlds collide when Dartmouth College students meet with incarcerated women at a local jail in this transformational documentary about privilege, poverty, and injustice. IT'S CRIMINAL highlights the wide economic and social inequality that divides the United States and offers…
The Milky Way - The Case for Breastfeeding
The U.S. has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, despite the fact it is the natural way to feed an infant. How did breastfeeding become the exception rather than the norm in America? And what would it…
Kids Can Save the Planet
Dylan is a young filmmaker who took on a journey to learn all about plastic pollution and how it affects the planet. The success of his first film led him to create a series from a kid's perspective about environmental…
3 videos
In Organic We Trust - Understanding Organic Food
"Most Americans now purchase organic food in some form, but don't know what "organic" really means. In Organic We Trust follows filmmaker Kip Pastor on a journey to answer the essential questions about organic: What exactly is certified organic? Is…
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…
Into Eternity
The world's nuclear power plants have generated an estimated 300,000 tons of high-level radioactive waste that must be safely stored for 100,000 years or more. Every year, they generate another 12,000 metric tons of high-level waste. Into Eternity is the…
2 videos
The Bullish Farmer - One Man's Journey from the Stock Market to the Farmer's Market
The film encapsulates one man's journey from the stock market to the farmer's market, and his tenacious desire to make local food the future -- one bite at a time. Once a successful Wall Street banker, John Ubaldo quit his…
Oyler: One School, One Year
Can a school save a community? OYLER profiles how a "community school" helped fuel a dramatic turnaround in one of Cincinnati's most poverty-stricken neighborhoods, part of a growing national movement to help poor children succeed by meeting their basic health,…
The Invisibles - The Human Face of the Immigration Crisis
Europe is in the grip of an immigration crisis: people from Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere are arriving in ever greater numbers as they flee war, oppression, and a lack of opportunity. Germany receives more asylum seekers than any…
2 videos
Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now
Nurses play a critical role in our health care system and have touched the lives of just about everyone. But most people know little about what nurses do, or the realities of nursing. Nurses - If Florence Could See Us…
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The Immortalists: Is Eternal Life Possible?
The Immortalists follows two biomedical scientists seeking to radically extend human longevity through regenerative medicine. But not without controversy and concern. Bill Andrews is a molecular biologist and famed long-distance runner now racing against the ultimate clock. "Hundreds of years…