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Central Park Five, The (2012)
In 1989, five teenagers were wrongfully convicted of the vicious rape and beating of a jogger in New York City's Central Park and spent years in prison before the real attacker came forward.
Slavery by Another Name (2012)
Many believe that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. However, in the years following the Civil War, new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South that would persist well into the 20th century.
Strong! (2012)
A portrait of Cheryl Haworth, one of America's top Olympic women weightlifters. Haworth does not fit the conventions of a typical athlete at 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing over 300 pounds. But the combination of her talent and intelligence, Cheryl becomes a forces of nature. Here, we follow her b
Interrupters, The (2011)
Three individuals, who with bravado, humility, and even humor, work to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed.
Give Up Tomorrow (2011)
In 1997 on a provincial island in the Philippines, Paco Larranaga was arrested for the murder of two sisters. Over the following 13 years, his case became the highest profile in the nation's history and a stunning example of a gross miscarriage of justice.
When the Drum is Beating (2011)
Haiti's most celebrated big band, the 20-member group Septentrional, has been making music for 62 years. Here, we chart the history of Haiti, from its triumphant independence from French colonialism to the devastating earthquake of 2010, set against the music of Septentrional and punctuated with its
Freedom Riders (2010)
During 1961, a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders risked their lives for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South.
Enemies of the People (2010)
A young journalist, whose family was killed by the Khmer Rouge, befriends the perpetrators of the Killing Fields of Cambodia genocide, evoking shocking revelations.
Letter to Elia, A (2010)
Documentary covers the life of the late filmmaker Elia Kazan, who rose to prominence with films like "On the Waterfront" (1954), "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951), "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), "Baby Doll" (1956), "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (1945) and "A Face in the Crowd" (1957). Narrated by dire
Reel Injun (2009)
Tackles the represesntation of Aboriginal people in Hollywood films. Throughout the years, these depictions have almost always been deeply negative and wildly inaccurate. And, the very existence of these representations are shown to have had a real impact on Aboriginal people and on non-Aboriginal p
Lost Children (2008)
In North Uganda the civil war for over 18 years had begun. The rebels of the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) are waging a bloody guerilla war, abducting children and forcing them to kill as soldiers among their own people. Amonst these children, four children aged between 8 and 14, successfully esape.
Cachao: Uno Mas (2008)
A portrait of Cuban musician Israel "Cachao" Lopez. In the 1940s, Cachao, with his brother Orestes, brought the rhythm section to the forefront of the sedate Cuban danzon, and in the process, virtually invented modern Cuban music. In the 1950s, Cachao popularized descargas--raucous jam sessions that
Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic (2008)
Tracks the creation of Peter Sellars' and John Adams' 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, while also exploring the complex birth of nuclear weapons.
Oswald's Ghost (2007)
Delves into the conspiracies, truths, myths and lies stemming from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the shooting three days later of number one suspect Lee Harvey Oswald.
Water Flowing Together (2007)
Chronicles the life of Navajo Indian/Puerto Rican New York City Ballet principal dancer, Jock Soto. It explores the relationship between his artistry and his heritage through to the last two years of his career up to his retirement on June 19, 2005.
Chicago 10 (2007)
At the 1968 Democratic Convention, protestors, denied permits for demonstrations, repeatedly clashed with the Chicago Police Department, who waged a week-long terror campaign that resulted in riots witnessed live by a television audience of over 50 million. The events had a polarizing effect on the
Beyond Hatred (2007)
In September 2002, three French neofascist 'skinheads' went to a public park in Rheims looking for an 'Arab' to attack when they came across Francois Chenu, a young gay man. When he refused to deny his homosexuality when taunted with gay slurs, he was viciously beaten and thrown unconscious into a p
Walk to Beautiful, A (2007)
Five Ethiopian women, Ayehu, Almaz, Zewdie, Yenenesh and Wubete, suffered through prolonged, unrelieved obstructed labor in a country with few hospitals and even fewer roads to get to them. Although they survived the often-fatal childbirth experience, they were left with a stillborn baby and feeling
Oswald's Ghost (2007)
Delves into the conspiracies, truths, myths and lies stemming from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the shooting three days later of number one suspect Lee Harvey Oswald.
Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains (2007)
It is one of the most astonishing survival tales of all time. On October 13, 1972, a young rugby team from Montevideo, Uruguay, boarded a plane for a match in Chile--and then vanished into thin air. Two days before Christmas, 16 of the 45 passengers miraculously resurfaced. They had managed to survi
9 Star Hotel (2007)
Slipping through the predawn darkness over highways, through traffic and across the border, Palestinian construction workers go to work clandestinely in Israel everyday. These workers build their own border shanty community to enter Israel more easily, with no choice but to risk their lives simply t
China Blue (2007)
A journey inside a blue-jeans factory, where the working conditions Jasmine and her teenage friends must endure are harsh beyond imagination. They are also unlawful by international standards, and tensions in the factory are running high. So when the factory owner strikes a deal with a Western clien
Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007)
Clint Eastwood interviews the velvet-voiced crooner, Tony Bennett. The duo also discuss rare archival footage of Bennett's concerts.
Slanted Screen, The (2006)
Explores the portrayals of Asian men in American cinema, chronicling the experiences of actors who have had to struggle against ethnic stereotyping and limited work. The film presents a critical examination of Hollywood's image-making machine, through a fascinating parade of 50 film clips spanning a century. It includes interviews with actors Mako, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, James Shigeta, Dustin Nguyen, Phillip Rhee, Will Yun Lee, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, comedian Bobby Lee, producer Terence Chang, casting director Heidi Levitt, writer Frank Chin, and directors Gene Cajayon and Eric Byler.
Motherland Afghanistan (2006)
One in seven Afghan women currently dies in childbirth. The documentary introduces the women behind these devastating statistics. Director Sedika Mojadidi examines her father work's as an obstetrician-gynecologist as he struggles to make a difference, first at Kabul's recently renamed Laura Bush Mat
Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads (2006)
Three Mexican American brothers from West Texas rock their way out of poverty and marginalization determined to fulfill their father's dream. Los Lonely Boys' journey takes them from a tough childhood of playing cantinas and honky tonks to the top of the music industry.
Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006)
A portrait of one of the 20th century's most influential, controversial, and paradoxically mystifying artists. Andy Warhol, born in 1928, died in 1987 at age 58. As a newcomer to New York in the 1950s, he worked in fashion and advertising, illustrating shoes for I. Miller. His earliest paintings, i
Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006)
A portrait of one of the 20th century's most influential, controversial, and paradoxically mystifying artists. Andy Warhol, born in 1928, died in 1987 at age 58. As a newcomer to New York in the 1950s, he worked in fashion and advertising, illustrating shoes for I. Miller. His earliest paintings, i
Wrestling with Angels (2006)
A chronicle that reveals the rich personal and political life of Tony Kushner, the award-winning playwright and activist whose provocative and truthful work has contributed to a national dialogue on some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)
A new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, let more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.
Wordplay (2006)
A journey into the world of Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor at The New York Times. Known to millions as National Public Radio's "Puzzle Master," Shortz has spent his entire lifetime studying, creating, and editing puzzles, and has built a huge following along the way. Meet Shortz's diehard
Stolen (2006)
In 1990, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston suffered the largest art heist in American history, resulting in the loss of 13 of the world's most famous artworks, worth $300 million, including pieces from Degas, Rembrandt, and Vermeer's masterpiece "The Concert." Not a single work has been
Cats of Mirikitani, The (2006)
A portrait of an octogenarian outsider artist, Jimmy Mirikitani. Born in 1920 in Sacramento, California, Mirikitani grew up in Hiroshima and quickly showed a talent for painting. Hoping to avoid the draft in Japan, he returned to the U.S. during World War II and was forced into an internment camp. I
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)
A new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, let more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.
Sisters in Law (2005)
In one small courthouse in Cameroon two women are determined to change a village, and are making progress that could change the world. The tough-minded state prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Court President Beatrice Ntuba are working to help women in their Muslim village find the courage to fight often-di
Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Weighs in on Manhood in Hip-Hop Culture (2005)
Follows a former college quarterback and hip-hop head who tackles issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in hip-hop culture.
Street Fight (2005)
Chronicles the bare-knuckles race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law School grad, and Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent and undisputed champion of New Jersey politics. Fought in Newark's neighborhoods and housing projects, the battle pits Booker
Sunset Story (2005)
The assumption that the elderly have little to contribute to public discourse, let alone debate, is rendered obsolete by Irja, 81, and Lucille, 95, an odd couple at Los Angeles' Sunset House, a retirement home for free-thinking elderly.
Frozen Angels (2005)
An exploration of the future of human reproductive technology.
Waging a Living (2005)
More than 30 million Americans--one in four workers--are stuck in low wage jobs that do not provide the basics for a decent life. This documentary follows four low-wage workers struggle to lift their families out of poverty in the northeast and California. The dreams, frustrations, and accomplishmen
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, The (2005)
The true story of a Bohemian St. Francis and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild green-and-red parrots.
Boys of Baraka, The (2005)
Follows a group of twenty 12-year-old boys from the most violent ghettos of Baltimore who are chosen to attend an experimental boarding school in Kenya. Many have developed emotion problems and violent tendencies as a result of coming from broken homes or being raised by parents with drug addictions
Aging Out (2004) as Network
Three individuals' lives are compared and contrasted in foster care are as they grow up, and out of the system itself.
Refugee (2004) as Network
Mike Siv has a plan: go to Cambodia with his buddies Paul and David, see the sights, have fun and reunite with his father and younger brother, whom he hasn't seen in twenty-two years. Harsh reality sets in before the journey even begins, however, as Mike, Paul and David have never been out of the co
Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photographs of Milt Hinton (2004) as Network
Legendary jazz bassist Milt Hinton furnishes both sound and image for this documentary. A talented amateur photographer, Hinton chronicled 65 years of jazz greats as, at one time or another, he played with them all. Trio of filmmakers interweaves rich black-and-white archival performance footage, Hi
Hard Straight, A (2004) as Network
Three paroled prison inmates are followed as they enjoy their new found freedom and adjust to life "on the outside".
Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004) as Network
In 1972, when Shirley Chisholm, a brilliant black congresswoman from Brooklyn boldly bid for the presidency, women had barely made it out of the kitchen, and the Civil Rights Act was still new. But here was eloquent, composed, audacious Shirley Chisholm--not only the first black woman in Congress, b
Murder of Emmett Till, The (2004) as Network
About the brutal 1995 killing of Emmett Till, a 14 year old African American boy, and the controversy surrounding the aquittal of his murderers.
Jim In Bold (2004)
Jimmy Wheeler had hopes and dreams. He was a gifted poet and painter who understood the power of words. He had a loving family who supported and cared for him. But for Jimmy Wheeler, growing up gay in rural Pennsylvania was too much to take. He was abused regularly at school. He was called awful nam
Lost Boys of Sudan (2003)
The "lost boys" of Sudan are a group of Sudanese orphans that were brought from U.N. refugee camps to the United States in 2001. In a country with more than two million casualties of the 47-year civil war, thousands of orphaned young boys suffered innumerable hardships and often death trying to make
Prisoner of Paradise (2003)
A chronicle of the true story of Kurt Gerron, a well known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star in Berlin in the 1920's and '30's. Among his greatest accomplishments, he co-starred with the legendary Marlene Dietrich in the film classic, "The Blue Angel." He also sang "Mack The
What I Want My Words to Do to You (2003)
"Can a person's life have meaning again once she has done something truly horrible?" In this documentary, a group of inmates are asked to address this question in a writing workshop led by playwright Eve Ensler at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. Each woman in the writing group, in
Family Undertaking, A (2003) as Network
An exploration of the range of complex psychological, cultural, legal and financial issues that surround the home funeral movement.
Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (2002)
Born in Oklahoma in 1914, Ralph Ellison traveled to Harlem in the 1930s and became a writer of short stories and criticism. Influenced by novelist Richard Wright and others of that tumultuous era, he found his life changed by the publication of "Invisible Man" in 1952 and his winning of the National
Domestic Violence (2002)
In Tampa Bay, Florida, the film begins and ends, in private homes where the police have been called to intervene in domestic disputes. In between, in a structure which moves through day to night, the film details the work of The Spring, Tampa's principal shelter for women and children. Sequences inc
Scout's Honor (2001)
An account that traces the conflict between the anti-gay policies of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the broad-based movement by many of its members to overturn them. The story is told predominantly through the experiences of 13-year-old Steven Cozza (now 15) and 69-year-old Dave Rice (now 71) b
Mark Twain (2001)
2-part documentary.
Mark Twain (2001)
2-part documentary.
Diary of A City Priest (2000)
A chronicle of Father John P. McNamee's experiences at the inner city St. Malachy's parish, in North Philadelphia. A self-proclaimed "kept man of the domestic church", McNamee organizes his schedule around the nightly procession of locals who come by for groceries and streetwise succor (one of them
Homeland (2000)
A portrait of contemporary Native American life, focusing on four Lakota Indian families living on a South Dakota reservation.
Twilight: Los Angeles (2000)
An adaptation of the play by Anna Deavere Smith that focuses on the Los Angeles riots during the spring of 1992, triggered by the verdict in the Rodney King case. Anna transforms herself into scores of individuals--using their words and duplicating their speech patterns, mannerisms, dress and attitu
Brother to Brother (2000)
Perry Williams is an 18-year-old, gay, African-American artist who discovers the hidden legacies of gay and lesbian subcultures within the Harlem Renaissance, while working and studying in New York. Art world success is knocking at his door, but Perry is afraid of "selling out" to a white privileged
Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind (2000)
Documentary of a man who, at the beginning of the 20th century, led a movement of black empowerment and called for the establishment of an independent black nation.
Natural History of the Chicken, The (2000) as Production Company (Usa)
A study of the relationships Americans have with poultry as food, pet, and sport.
First Person Plural (1999)
When Deann Borshay set out to make a documentary about herself, she realized that she was making a film about three different people from two different countries. She was adopted by the Borshays, a typical middle-class American family. But when she investigated her adoption years later, she found
Stranger With a Camera (1999)
In 1967, in rural Appalachia, a Canadian documentary filmmaker, Hugh O'Connor, was shot and killed by a landowner who thought he was trespassing on his property. More than thirty years later, this crime is revisited and recontextualized through an examination of the role the media played in represe
Source, The (1999)
The blending of archival footage with new interviews and dramatic recreations bring the cultural history of the Beat Generation to life. Marking the birth of this countercultural movement from its inception in West Coast bohemian living in the 1950s to the hippie enclaves of San Francisco in the 196
T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (1998)
A museum accident transports teenager Ally Hayden on a journey back in time to explore the terrain and territory of larger-than-life dinosaurs, thrusting her literally nose-to-nose with the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex.
Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America, A (1998)
The story of polio's rise to epidemic proportions in 1916 and its eventual eradication through vaccines in the 1950's. The documentary examines America's haunting fear of the disease it could not contain and tells the story of America's transcendence from that fear. The film crew traveled across Ame
Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America, A (1998)
The story of polio's rise to epidemic proportions in 1916 and its eventual eradication through vaccines in the 1950's. The documentary examines America's haunting fear of the disease it could not contain and tells the story of America's transcendence from that fear. The film crew traveled across Ame
Mission to Mir (1997)
A documentary about the Mir space station and the cooperation between the United States and Russia.
Gate of Heavenly Peace, The (1996)
On June 4th, 1989, students and workers occupied Beijing's Tiananmen Square and the world watched China struggle with this wrenching upheaval in the name of democracy. Filmmakers Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon reveal the complexity of the event which, tragically, led to a deepening of political rep
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1996)
Chronicling the decisive day in the lives of the Tyrones, a troubled small-town Irish-American family modeled on the author's clan which consists of a morphine-addicted mother, a miserly alcoholic husband, the sons and a maid.
Ballet (1995)
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman records the principal dancers of the American Ballet Theater in rehearsal in their New York studios, and on stage during a tour of Athens and Copenhagen in the spring of 1992. This is Wiseman's 27th documentary and his first about a cultural institution.
Shotgun Freeway: Drives Thru Lost L.A. (1995)
If you think you know Los Angeles, think again! A documentary on the multiple realities of Los Angeles, this is a vibrant history of violence, music, witchhunting, beauty, poverty and, of course, redemption. The city is refracted in the lives of 14 of its more illustrious residents (including James
Hollywood Sound (1995)
Musician/documentarian Joshua Waletzky's profile on noted soundtracks, of ten box-office hits released between 1935 and 1948, posits that the sweeping orchestral scores that dominated Hollywood's so-called Golden Age shouldn't be looked upon as poor relations to "real" music; but instead, these unfo
Suspicious (1994)
A nervous young woman drives into a gas station late at night and finds an attendant whose intense stares make her uncomfortable.
Coming Out Under Fire (1994)
Based on the critically acclaimed 1990 book by Allan Berube, nine gay and lesbian veterans of WWII tell their stories in interviews which are combined with an array of declassified documents, photographs and archival footage.
Freedom on My Mind (1994)
The dramatic story of the Mississippi Voter Registration project (1961-64) is told through the eyewitness accounts of several remarkable men and women.
High School II (1994)
Sequel to Wiseman's film "Highschool" (USA/1969) about a lower-middle-class urban school. "Highschool II" focuses on the students, staff, and parents involved with the Central Park East Secondary School (CPESS), an inner-city, New York public school where students are given the opportunity to learn
Salesman and Other Adventures, The (1994)
A compilation of five short stories linked by the stops a traveling salesman makes while on the road.
Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter (1994)
Tracing the trials, frustrations, and contradictions of being the daughter of a woman with Alzheimer's Disease.
Woman of the Wolf (1994)
A sumptuous fairy tale based on a story written in 1904 by the American poet and author Renne Vivien. Two opposing versions of the same narrative are told: one verbally by Pierre Lenoir, a male narrator at a dinner party; and one visually through the behavior of a woman who meets him on a fantasy ca
High School II (1994)
Sequel to Wiseman's film "Highschool" (USA/1969) about a lower-middle-class urban school. "Highschool II" focuses on the students, staff, and parents involved with the Central Park East Secondary School (CPESS), an inner-city, New York public school where students are given the opportunity to learn
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
An impressionistic approach to the life and times of the iconoclastic classical pianist. Each of the 32 sections in Francois Girard's film is a variation on Gould. Along the way viewers will learn of the artist and the recluse, the humorist and the nature-lover, the financier and the iconoclast. Und
Struggle and Success: The African American Experience in Japan (1993)
Like many minorities, African Americans have struggled to be accepted by Japanese society. Japanese misconceptions of African Americans have largely been shaped by media images, with little direct access to American culture. As Japan opens its doors to more ethnic diversity, including the population
Secret Life of Houses, The (1993)
Faced with her single mother's abrupt hospitalization, a nine-year-old girl decides to fend for herself by concealing her solitary existence from local authorities.
Lighting the Seventh Fire (1993)
Documentary on the Ojibway's fishing-rights struggle.
Road Scholar (1993)
Having lived half his life in his native Romania, and half in his adopted homeland of America, Andrei Codrescu found himself struggling with his cultural identity. After learning to drive, Codrescu--an award-winning writer, humorist, and commentator for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered
Ethan Frome (1993)
An ill-fated love affair ends tragically.
Satya: A Prayer for the Enemy (1993)
A group of teenage Tibetan nuns recount their resistance to the Chinese government's occupation of their land.
Out of Sight (1993)
Documentary profile of a blind cowgirl who loves independence and sex.
Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl, The (1993)
Documentary portrait of filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl whose two major achievements, "Triumph of the Will" (Germany/1935), a documentary about the 1934 Nazi Party Congress, and "Olympia" (Germany/1938), a documentary about the 1936 Berlin Olympics, while lauded for their esthetic value, nonetheless serv
Billy Nayer (1992)
Best Intentions, The (1992)
The story of the relationship between Ingmar Bergman's parents from the time they met in 1909 to 1918, the year Bergman was born. Although the period covered was a troubled one, the film focuses on the good intentions his parents had entering the marriage.
Perfect Husband, The (1992)
A young man's past catches up with him when he meets the husband of the woman he loved ten years earlier. A tale of obsession, revenge, and, ultimately, greed.
On the Bridge (1992)
A personal account of filmmaker Frank Perry's spirited battle with inoperable cancer. Over the course of 17 months, Perry confides his feelings to the camera while exploring unconventional medical and spiritual treatments.
Office Space (1992)
An office worker is tired of having his desk move around and stapler taken and threatens to set the building on fire.
On the Bridge (1992)
A personal account of filmmaker Frank Perry's spirited battle with inoperable cancer. Over the course of 17 months, Perry confides his feelings to the camera while exploring unconventional medical and spiritual treatments.
Photocopy Cha Cha (1991)
A bizarre mixture of the surreal, the sensual, the beautiful, and the absurd, all tied together in a quickly-paced collage of humor and photocopy fetish. All of the film's images were created solely by using the photographic capabilities of a photocopy machine to generate sequential pictures of hand
Heck With Hollywood!, The (1991)
Filmmaker Doug Block chronicles the making and marketing of three independent American features: Jennifer Fox's "Beirut: The Last Home Movie" (USA/87); Gerry Cook's "Only a Buck" (USA/87); and Ted Lichtenheld's "Personal Foul" (USA/87).
Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez, The (1991)
The conflicts in the routine lives of Matt and Cathy, two young business successes, are soon overshadowed by awful events possibly linked to the mysterious Dr. Ramirez and his somnambulist sidekick, Cesar, in this contemporary version of Robert Wiene's 1919 silent thriller, "The Cabinet of Dr. Calig
Swoon (1991)
Story of two Jewish teenagers, Nathan "Babe" Leopold Jr and Richard "Dicky" Loeb, involved in the kidnapping and murder of a boy in 1924.
Famine Within, The (1990)
An examination of the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia, and the various socialization patterns that have resulted in a nation of weight-obsessed women.
Longtime Companion (1989) as Production Company
AIDS takes its toll on a group of affluent white male homosexual friends in New York City over a ten year period.
Lodz Ghetto (1988)
Created from the writings left by the Jews of the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, this film explores the struggles of a community to survive Nazi domination.
Girltalk (1988)
Explores the lives of a few Boston girls in different stages of their teen years in order to humanzie the statistics about runaways, teen pregnancies and abused children.
Lodz Ghetto (1988)
Created from the writings left by the Jews of the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, this film explores the struggles of a community to survive Nazi domination.
Lily Tomlin (1986)
Profile of entertainer Lily Tomlin and her support team as she developes, rehearses and stages her triumphant one-woman show "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe."
Resident Exile (1981) as Production Company
A documentary portrait of a young Iranian who had been imprisoned for two years under the Shah and then escaped to the United States.
Day After Trinity, The (1980)
A profile of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in producing the first atomic bomb. The film includes rare interviews with Manhattan Project scientists, and formerly classified footage of the first atomic detonation in the desert and of the atomic research facilities at Los Alamos, New Mex

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Born to the Wind (2000) as Funding
Documents the human drama of 16 sailors as they set sail from Charleston, South Carolina, for Around Alone 1998-99, a 27,000 mile race around the world alone. Each spent an average of eight months at sea, battling hurricane force winds, loneliness, and frustration. Before the winner crosses the fini
Speak Truth to Power (2000) as Funding
The debut of a new dramatic work, "Speak Truth to Power: Voices From Beyond the Dark," by poet and playwright Ariel Dorfman, that is an affirmation of the work of human rights activists. A staged reading of the play at the John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts in Washington DC, is intercut
Man Who Came to Dinner, The (2000) as Funding
Presentation of the Roundabout Theater Company's Broadway production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner," the story of a famous, irascible, big-city radio personality (based on Alexander Woolcott) who is forced by injury to spend several weeks in the home of an unassuming Midwest middle-class family. Th
Frank Lloyd Wright (1998) as Funding
Documentary profile of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Includes commentary of architects, historians, biographers, writers, artists, former students of Wright and members of his family.
Knife to the Heart (1997) as Funding
Four-part documentary telling the story of transplant surgery, from its early experimental days to the present, when it has become almost routine.
Philadelphia Orchestra Celebrates Andre Watts, The (1996) as Funding
Concert performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra led by music director Wolfgang Sawallisch, celebrating two milestones in the life of one of Philadelphia's native sons: the 50th birthday year of pianist Andre Watts and the 40th anniversary of his debut as a soloist.
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra: Hans Vonk's Inaugural Celebration (1996) as Funding
Concert performance by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, which launches its 117th season with a new music director, Dutch conductor Hans Vonk.
Ice Cream Show, An (1996) as Funding
Documentary on the making and consumption of ice cream.
Taking on the Kennedys (1996) as Funding ("Pov")
A documentary on Rhode Island Republican candidate Kevin Vigilante's 1994 bid for U.S. Congress against Patrick Kennedy.
What Can We Do About Violence? A Bill Moyers Special (1995) as Funding
A special highlighting the story of citizens and communities working to turn the tide of violence and keep their children safe. Presents information that highlights successful solutions -- including adult mentoring, conflict resolution, parent training, peer education, alternative sentencing, violen
Atlanta Symphony Gospel Christmas (1994) as Funding
Gospel Christmas special, featuring the Pointer Sisters and the 225-voice All-Atlanta Chorus, comprised of the best gospel choirs and soloists from the Atlanta, Georgia, area.
Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West (1994) as Funding
Real stories of five women of the Old West (approximately 1860-1915), told in their own words and reenacted by five actresses. Rare photos and early film footage create a base for dramatic portrayals of a Piute Indian scout who made great efforts to help her people during the Bannock War of 1878; a
Perry Como's Irish Christmas (1994) as Funding
Singer Perry Como performs a varied program of Christmas carols, Irish songs and hits from his recording career in a concert from Dublin's Point Theatre.
Victor Borge -- Then & Now II (1994) as Funding
In this sequel to his 1992 PBS special, pianist Victor Borge performs musical comedy routines before an audience at Detroit's Fox Theater. Also included are classic Borge clips from the "golden age" of television.
In Search of Angels (1994) as Funding
Documentary looking at the history, myth, and meaning of angels -- through films, works of art, architecture, and music.
Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians: The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven (1994) as Funding
Musical tribute to the legendary big band Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, with performaces by the current band conducted by Al Pierson and archival footage of the original group. Lombardo fans also reminisce about his music.
Straight Talk on Prostate Health (1994) as Funding
Distinguished urologist Dr. Peter T. Scardino presents a comprehensive overview of male sexual dysfunction and diseases of the prostate gland -- emphasizing treatment options.
Celebrate Storytelling With Tracey Ullman (1994) as Funding
Special celebrating the art of storytelling -- through music, art and readings. Includes a performance of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" by Tracey Ullman and the Crystal Theatre Children's Group, as well as animated adaptations of "The Three Little Pigs" and "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" (narrated by actr
Prince Cinders (1994) as Funding
Animated special based on Babette Cole's unconventional rewriting of "Cinderella." Prince Cinders can't go to Princess Lovelypenny's birthday party because his favorite pair of jeans has been sabotaged by his brothers. With the help of a novice fairy, however, he is able to attend and win her heart.
Bah! Humbug! (1994) as Funding
Dramatic readings of Charles Dickens' classic tale "A Christmas Carol," punctuated by glimpses into Dickens' life and times.
Natalie Cole's Untraditional Traditional Christmas (1994) as Funding
Natalie Cole performs a festive repertoire of holiday favorites. Includes an appearance by "Sesame Street"'s Elmo.
Baka: People of the Forest (1989) as Funding
A "National Geographic Specials" presentation that explores a primitive tribe in a southeast Cameroon rain forest that adheres to a traditional lifestyle. Dependent on their forest surroundings for survival, the Baka Pygmies tap its resources for food, clothing, shelter and medicine -- virtually all

Production Companies (special)

Farmingville (2004) as Network
Enter the traumatized world of Farmingville, a previously unassuming Long Island suburb that witnessed the beating and attempted murder of two Mexican day laborers. On the one side, the community's increasing population of undocumented aliens, who are crowding into single-family dwellings and assemb
My Music: Superstars of 70's Soul Live (2004) as Network
PBS Concert saluting the songs and performers of the 1970s.
Place of Our Own, A (2004) as Network
Summer resorts are more than just settings for rest and recreation, they are pristine places where the culture of a community can thrive with the nourishment of leisure and celebration. The resort community of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard is even more. Caught between a largely impoverished Africa
Tupperware! (2004) as Network
Explores the lives of Earl Silas Tupper and Brownie Wise. Wise was the single divorced mother who, in the early 1950's, convinced Tupper to sell his products exclusively at home parties.
Beyond Brown: Pursuing the Promise (2004) as Network
A documentary about how the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Brown vs. Board of Education has affected schools across the nation.
Lincoln Center Celebrates Balanchine's 100 (2004) as Network
A celebration of choreographer George Balanchine's 100th birthday.
Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire (2004) as Network
A look at Japan through the centuries up to the start of its modern era, as depicted in three episodes. In "The Way of the Samurai," 16th century Japan, ruled by warlords and the Samurai, is unified and creates a lasting dynasty that continues for over two centuries. In "The Will of the Shogun," J
Way the Music Died, The (2004) as Network
An in depth look at the decline of the music recording industry featuring a look at the plannig behind the new albums for artists Sarah Hudson and Velvet Revolver.
Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire (2004) as Production Company
A look at Japan through the centuries up to the start of its modern era, as depicted in three episodes. In "The Way of the Samurai," 16th century Japan, ruled by warlords and the Samurai, is unified and creates a lasting dynasty that continues for over two centuries. In "The Will of the Shogun," J
None Without Sin: Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan, and the Blacklist (2003) as Network
Documentary chronicling the conflicts of the House Un-American Activities Committee and how the Hollywood blacklist divided longtime friends and colleagues Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan.
Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History (2003) as Network
Documentary which examines the facts surrounding the Watergate scandal, thirty years after it broke in the American media, with the help of many of its key players.
Berga: Soldiers of Another War (2003) as Network
Special featuring interviews, reenactments, and archival footage of American POWs, captured during World War II and put into Nazi prison camps.
Domestic Violence 2 (2003) as Network
Documentary focusing on the handling of domestic violence cases within the Florida legal system as filmed over an eight week period.
This Far by Faith: African-American Spiritual Journeys (2003) as Network
Six-part documentary on the African-American religious experience. Examines the impact the Black church has had on America and its struggle for democracy over two centuries.
Gin Game, The (2003) as Network
An adaptation of D. L. Coburn's play about two residents of a nursing home whose gin rummy games bring out the best and the worst in both of them.
Seabiscuit (2003) as Network
The extraordinary story of the thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit - from his humble beginnings as an underfed, over-worked three-year old to his unlikely rise and triumphant match-race victory over the triple-crown winner, War Admiral.
Strategic Humor Initiative, The (2003) as Network
A comedy show featuring a multi-national assortment of comic talents and focusing on British-American relations.
Happy Days (2002) as Network
Winnie is buried up to her waist in a mound of dirt, unable to escape. A middle-aged woman who has no clue why or how she came upon her unfortunate predicament, she occasionally asks Willie, her unseen partner, but he either doesn't know or doesn't care. For Winnie, time stopped long ago - or rather
Act Without Words II (2002) as Network
Adaptation of the play "Act Without Words II" by Samuel Beckett. Two characters emerge from their sacks to mime the mundane rituals of daily life.
Endgame (2002) as Network
Adaptation of the play "Endgame" by Samuel Beckett. Hamm, a man condemned to exist in a chair, has his adopted son Clov as a servant, while his aged parents, Nagg and Nell, live in garbage cans.
Breath (2002) as Network
Adaptation of a play without characters by Samuel Beckett.
Come & Go (2002) as Network
Adaptation of the play "Come & Go" by Samuel Beckett.
Endgame: Ethics and Values in America (2002) as Network
A live multimedia program that will focus on America's morality and attitudes regarding lying. The special will use studio audience and internet audience to conduct a poll.
Act Without Words I (2002) as Network
Adaptation of the play "Act Without Words I" by Samuel Beckett.
Romeo and Juliet (2002) as Network
Opera version of the Shakespeare classic Romeo and Juliet. Part of the Great Performances series.
Poof! (2002) as Network
Based on playwright Lynn Nottage's play "Poof!" about a woman who is abused by her husband and wishes him to Hell, he honors her wishes and goes.
The Women (2002) as Network
The Roundabout Theater Company's production of the Clare Boothe Luce play "The Women." Mary is happily married to husband Stephen until she hears through the gossip mill that he is having an affair with Crystal, a counter girl at Saks.
Catastrophe (2002) as Network
A carefully measured ode to resistance against all forms of oppression.
Footfalls (2002) as Network
Adaptation of the play "Footfalls" by Samuel Beckett.
Poof! (2002) as Domestic Tv Distributor
Based on playwright Lynn Nottage's play "Poof!" about a woman who is abused by her husband and wishes him to Hell, he honors her wishes and goes.
Intimate Portrait: Lucille Ball (2002) as Production Company
Details the life of Lucille Ball through interviews with those close to her.
Crucible of the Millennium, The (2001) as Tv Distributor
Documentary that focuses on the years and events surrounding 1500 and the relevance to our time. Historians call this period the beginning of the Modern Age, the beginning of globalization. Before the 15th century, different cultures could inhabit the same globe, live separate lives and be oblivious
Hunt For the Hood (2001) as Production Company
A look at the expedition leading to the location of the sunken warship HMS Hood. One of the greatest sea battles of World War II ended in the destruction of two of the world's mighty warships and the loss of almost 3500 lives. Sixty years later, an expedition was launched to find Great Britain's HMS
Battle For Korea (2001) as Production Company
A look at the Korean conflict, often labeled "the forgotten war." Using information declassified at the end of the Cold War, the program looks at the military aims of the confrontation, which included the first combat engagements of the jet age and marked the beginning of air-to-air warfare between
Roman Empire in the First Century, The (2001) as Production Company
Documentary about the Roman Empire in the 1st Century A.D. and the lasting legacies of Emperors Caesar Augustus, Caligula, Claudius and Nero. Born in times of crisis amid civil war, Caesar Augustus is capable of brutal violence and tender compassion. He is influential, forging the image of Roman gr
Natural History of the Chicken, The (2001) as Production Company
A look at the chicken, a small, common, seemingly simple animal that is revealed to be a complex creature. The program focuses on ordinary people telling stories about their extraordinary chickens.
Islam: Empire of Faith (2001) as Production Company
The story of Islamic power and faith during its first 1000 years -- from the birth of the prophet Muhammad to the peak of the Ottoman Empire under the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. Historical re-enactments and an exposition of Islamic art, artifacts and architecture are combined with interviews
Queen Victoria's Empire (2001) as Production Company
At the time of Queen Victoria's birth in 1819, England was an agrarian society. Within a few short decades, this small island nation would be transformed into an industrial superpower, with an empire spanning the globe. The program presents a portrait of a Queen who ruled over one-fifth of the world
Lincoln's Secret Weapon (2000) as Network
The story of an armored combat vessel that opened a new chapter in naval warfare. At a critical moment of the American Civil War in 1861, the Navy commissioned the U.S.S. Monitor to test a daring idea -- that a mechanical fighting machine could inflict a crushing defeat on Confederate forces. Not lo
Charlotte Church in the Holy Land: Dream a Dream (2000) as Production Company
Music special featuring 14-year-old soprano, Charlotte Church, in performance from the land where the story of Christmas originated. Church sings 10 holiday hymns against the backdrop of the candle-lit interior of the Dormition Abbey.
Journey Into Amazonia (2000) as Production Company
Documentary special that features the swollen rivers, flooded forests and dense canopy of the vast Amazon rainforest. The rainforest is recognized as one of Earth's natural wonders. The program offers a closer look at rarely seen animals as they contend with the volatile waters of the world's larges
Lost Liners (2000) as Production Company
Documentary that examines four of the greatest lost liners in maritime history: "Titanic," the fabled ship lost on its maiden voyage; "Empress of Ireland," which sank off the Canadian coast in May 1914, taking 1012 people with her; "Lusitania," sunk by a German U-boat, outraging the Allied world and
Audra McDonald in Concert (2000) as Production Company
Singer Audra McDonald performs at London's Donmar Warehouse Theatre, Convent Garden.
Execution, The (1999) as Network
Examines capital punishment through the story of Clifford Boggess, a 30-year-old who spent almost a decade on death row. The program follows all of the players in the case: the convict, his judges, his executioners, and the families of the victims.
Voyage to the Milky Way (1999) as Production Company
A look at the race between the public and private sectors to carry out expeditions in space, including the colonization of the solar system; business plans that include tourism services, commercial ventures and projects to generate solar energy. Also examines long-distance space travel as well as hu
Borneo: Island in the Clouds (1999) as Production Company
Documentary about Borneo, the third largest island in the world. Dominated by Mount Kinabalu, the tallest peak in Southeast Asia at 13,000 feet, the island teems with plant and animal life.
Kakadu: Australia's Ancient Wilderness (1999) as Production Company
Documentary about Kakadu, a 8000-square mile national park located on Australia's northern coastline. This tropical antipodean wilderness is inhabited by fish that spit to disable their prey, birds that mate in threesomes, kangaroos that box, lizards with frills, green ants and flocks of flying fox.
Canyonlands: America's Wild West (1999) as Production Company
An exploration of the land of the Colorado Plateau. Located mainly in southeastern Utah, the plateau extends south into Arizona and east into Colorado, covering 40,000 miles. In the heart of the plateau is a geological spectacle where millions of years of exposure to weather and the chiseling force
Red Files (1999) as Production Company
Documentary that examines the Soviet view of recent history through interviews with key Soviet participants, archival film and declassified dossiers. Part 1 examines the secrets of the KGB and the spies who worked for it. Part 2 examines the Soviet sports program set up by Stalin to demonstrate comm
Bernadette Peters in Concert (1999) as Production Company
Bernadette Peters in a concert taped at London's Royal Festival Hall.
Pavarotti and Friends (1998) as Network
Luciano Pavarotti and guest artists perform in Modena, Italy, to benefit the children of Liberia.
United Tastes of America With Dorinda Hafner (1998) as Production Company
Five-part special featuring food writer and television personality Dorinda Hafner, a native of Ghana, touring the United States to explore the food, history and festivities of several American cultures, including Italian, Jewish, Southwestern, Chinese, African, Cajun, German, and Native American.
Rings of Passion: Five Emotions in World Art (1998) as Production Company
A look at the five interconnected Olympic Rings, representing five continents, symbolizing the kinship of the human family, as well as symbols of basic human emotions shared by all. Through an exhibition organized by J. Carter Brown for Atlanta's High Museum of Art for the 1996 Centennial Olympics,
Etosha, Africa's Untamed Wilderness (1998) as Production Company
Nature documentary on Africa's Etosha, a vast and ancient land of seasonal paradox. During the blooming of the wet season, animals thrive, but the inevitable heat, drought and thirst put all life at risk, except for that of the opportunistic vultures.
Midori and Friends (1998) as Production Company
Documentary follows violinist Midori from the concert stage in New York to her work with children through her non-profit foundation Midori & Friends.
Bhutan, the Last Shangri-La (1998) as Production Company
Nature documentary on Bhutan, or the Land of the Thunder Dragon, the only remaining Buddhist Himalayan kingdom. Shrouded in mystery, Bhutan is one of the few surviving regions whose secrets have passed undisturbed through the millennia. Since 95 percent of the Bhutanese people remain subsistence far
Namib, Africa's Burning Shore (1997) as Production Company
Documentary traveling to a 1200-mile strip of land off the southwestern coast of Africa where the searing Namibian desert and the frigid Atlantic Ocean meet. This coastal desert offers a unique habitat to a diverse group of desert fauna and forges bizarre connections between the ocean's inhabitants
Patagonia: Life at the End of the Earth (1997) as Production Company
Second in a series of specials which take the viewer on a journey to some of the most remote and unspoiled corners of the world, using only occasional musical scores and minimal narration. This special explores Patagonia in southern Argentina where the sites range from the towering mountains of Torr
Manu, Peru's Hidden Rain Forest (1997) as Production Company
Documentary on the 7,000-square mile Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru, home for some of the Amazon's most endangered species.
Why People Don't Heal & How They Can (1997) as Production Company
Dr. Caroline Myss addresses the psychological environment, and how every thought and feeling, positive or negative, can affect the body's health by creating illness or promoting wellness.
Three Levels of Power & How to Use Them, The (1997) as Production Company
Dr. Caroline Myss discusses power, getting to know the nature of it and how to use it effectively. She identifies three levels of power, external, internal, and symbolic, as well as how the seven energy centers in the body relate to power.
Marsalis on Music (1995) as Production Company
Series for young people in which trumpet virtuoso and composer Wynton Marsalis teaches the fundamentals of classical music and jazz.
Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West (1994) as Domestic Tv Distributor (Tv-Usa)
Real stories of five women of the Old West (approximately 1860-1915), told in their own words and reenacted by five actresses. Rare photos and early film footage create a base for dramatic portrayals of a Piute Indian scout who made great efforts to help her people during the Bannock War of 1878; a
Adventure of the Western Star, The (1992) as Network
The third television series for PBS about Agatha Christie's fictional detective, Hercule Poirot. In this episode, Poirot must solve a mystery related to the famous diamonds of two rival socialites.
Voices of the Electorate: The Hispanic American Voter (1992) as Tv Distributor
A program consisting of highlights of town meetings held to draw attention to vital issues and concerns of Latino American communities.
Voices of the Electorate: The African American Voter (1992) as Tv Distributor
A program that consists of highlights of African American town meetings where the minority voters came to express their opinions on major issues confronting the nation.
Rise and Fall of Ceausescu, The (1991) as Production Company
A documentary focusing on the life and career of Romanian dictator Nicholae Ceausescu and his wife Elena.
Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey (1990)
A documentary tracing the career and life of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Waldo Salt, who overcame the stigma of the 1950s blacklist to write "Midnight Cowboy," "Serpico," and "Coming Home."

Misc. Crew (special)

20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (1993) as Clips Provider
Broadcast of the 20th annual daytime Emmy Awards.
42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation (1990) as Clips And Photos
Live telecast of the forty-second annual prime time Emmy Awards honoring the best in television.

Production Companies (TV Mini-Series)

Ghosts of Rwanda (2004) as Network
Documentary chronicling the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
Coyote Waits (2003) as Network
A pair of Native American/Navajo tribal police try to draw a connection between a vandal painting odd symbols on a nearby mountainside, a professor's obsession with the final days of Butch Cassidy and a series of murders, including one of a local cop.
Thief of Time, A (2003) as Network
American Valor (2003) as Network
Goodbye Mr. Chips (2003) as Network
Hound of the Baskervilles, The (2002) as Network (Usa)
Skinwalkers (2002) as Network
Dead Gorgeous (2002) as Network
Huey P. Newton Story, A (2001) as Production Company

Production Companies (TV Mini-Series)

New Americans, The (2004) as Network
Innovation (2004) as Network
A series that covers the innovations in cutting-edge technology from in various fields from medicine to architecture.
Colonial House (2004) as Network
Doctor Zhivago (2003) as Network
White Teeth (2003) as Network
Henry VIII (2003) as Network
Blues, The (2003) as Network
Jury, The (2003) as Network
Forsyte Saga, The (2002) as Network

Production Companies (TV Mini-Series)

Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave (1995)
Wallace's and Gromit's business is booming, and love is in the air as Wallace falls for the owner of the local wool shop, the lovely Wendolene Ramsbottom. But Wallace has a new invention, a knit-o-matic machine, and adventure looms: Sheep are being rustled, wool is in short supply, and Wendolene's m
Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers (1993)
The further adventures of Wallace, the mild-mannered, if somewhat eccentric, cheese-loving inventor, and the ever-faithful Gromit, a dog of rare intellect and keen observation. The story begins on Gromit's birthday. Wallace has just unveiled his gift-wrapped present and latest invention--an extraord
Wallace and Gromit in A Grand Day Out (1989)
Wallace likes a nice bit of cheese with his crackers, so when the eccentric inventor finds his fridge empty and the local cornership shut for the Bank Holiday, he is forced to look further afield for cheddar. His faithful dog Gromit is used to his master's flights of fancy but this time his ears pri

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