RSSArchive for June, 2009

The Faithful

The Faithful

A feature length documentary exploring the enduring phenomenons of pop-icons Elvis Presley, Pope John Paul II, and Princess Diana. Over the course of a decade, the filmmaker journeys with fans and faithful on their pilgrimages to Graceland, Kensington Palace, and the Vatican.

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Family Affair

Family Affair

At 10 years old, filmmaker, Chico Colvard, accidentally shot his sister in the leg. This random act detonated a chain reaction that exposed unspeakable realities that shattered his family. Thirty years later, Colvard ruptures veils of secrecy and silence again. As he bravely visits his relatives, what unfolds is a personal film that’s as uncompromising, raw, and cathartic as any in the history of the medium.

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Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Depicts one man’s wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art.

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The Field

The Field

The story of a few of the many people affected by development of the Abraham Lincoln National Airport outside of Chicago, Illinois and how the issues surrounding this airport are many of the issues confronting America as a whole.

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FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN

FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN

A group of Black male teenagers in Akron, Ohio, are mentored in drumming, mythology, writing and self-reflection for four to seven years in the unique program Alchemy, Inc. Finding the Gold Within features six of the young men as they leave home for college and dare to become the heroes within their own stories. How will they follow their dreams? What will their paths and trials look like?

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Flint Hills: Meditations From A Kansas Prairie

Flint Hills: Meditations From A Kansas Prairie

Author William Least Heat-Moon reunites with the people and land of tallgrass prairie and discovers one of America’s most environmentally advanced communities.

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The Fruit of Our Labor

The Fruit of Our Labor

A collection of 10 short documentary films made by Afghan trainees that brings to life Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions. These character-driven shorts highlight the complex daily realities of contemporary Afghanistan.

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The Ghost Army

The Ghost Army

THE GHOST ARMY PREMIERES ON TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013 AT 8:00 PM ET ON PBS

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Graze

Graze

Through honest filmmaking and stunning imagery, Graze enters the discussion on climate change and our responsibility to our ecosystem by presenting the story of a successful family business that has chosen to use natural, renewable methods in place of today’s standard industrial technologies.

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Green Shall Overcome

Green Shall Overcome

Green Shall Overcome is a feature length documentary about Van Jones and the clean energy movement. Our film takes an in-depth look at Jones’ life and his efforts to build a green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

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Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness

Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness

Who has the right to define a culture? When a white, Jewish intellectual named Melville Herskovits asserted in the 1940s that black culture was not pathological, but in fact grounded in deep African roots, he gave vital support to the civil rights movement and signaled the rise of identity politics. But what does it mean that his subjects had little or no say in the academic discourse about them?

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