The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories, which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.
Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia—many of them alone in nursing homes. A man with a simple idea discovers that songs embedded deep in memory can ease pain and awaken these fading minds. Joy and life are resuscitated, and our cultural fears over aging are confronted.
When human atrocities run rampant, when ruthless dictators hold a nation captive, that’s when the E-Team is called into action. From Academy Award winning filmmaker Ross Kauffman and Emmy Award nominee Katy Chevigny, the latest Netflix Original Documentary brings you behind enemy lines and into the teeth of the world’s most dangerous war zones.
A confidence-shattering break up has a strange effect on middle-aged gay director David Thorpe: It resurrects his long-dormant shame about “sounding gay” and he decides to try to change his voice. Determined to overcome this shame, David embarks on a hilarious, poignant, taboo-shattering exploration of the phenomenon of the “gay voice.”
This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of opportunity through the education of their sons.
An investigative and powerfully emotional documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military, the institutions that perpetuate and cover up its existence, and its profound personal and social consequences.
THE WORLD BEFORE HER is a film about India – a country divided by the old and the new – blazing headfirst into the future, yet unsure of what this future will be. In this rapidly changing society, beauty pageants – yawn-inducing in the West – have become a national obsession, and controversial sites of cultural explosions.
China is the first country in the world to classify Internet Addiction as a clinical disorder. WEB JUNKIE is a feature documentary, which identifies Internet Addiction and spotlights the revolutionary treatment used in Chinese Rehab Centers. Internet addiction is now a global issue. An increasing number of people, especially young adults, are using the Internet more than ever before.
The next film from the acclaimed director Kim Longinotto (Rough Aunties, Sisters in Law, Divorce Iranian Style), the story follows two ex-prostitutes, Brenda Meyers-Powell and Stephanie Daniels-Wilson, as they work tirelessly to help young girls in the south side of Chicago stand up to pimps who try to recruit them with promises of love and easy money.
An entire country watched transfixed as a poised, beautiful African-American woman in a blue dress sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.
From the filmmakers of THE INVISIBLE WAR comes a startling expose of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Every day more than 1,000 women are raped or sexually assaulted on college campuses, yet only a small percentage of these assaults ever get reported, and justice for the survivors is rare.
A cancer epidemic is sweeping the globe, and the rate of cancer diagnoses is outpacing our ability to cure patients. The Center for Disease Control estimates that two thirds of cancers are due to external factors, such as lifestyle and environment, rather than a genetic predisposition. THE C WORD explores this shocking statistic through the story of a man whose life and death were defined by cancer.
Through a dramatic, insider look at the case of the “Newburgh Four,” THE NEWBURGH STING exposes the FBI’s nationwide practice of targeting Muslim communities, luring unsuspecting believers into traps where they agree to acts of terrorism, then selling their arrests to the public as major law enforcement coups.
1967. The Six Day War ends with Israel’s decisive victory. The tiny country triples its size, conquering Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank. The streets overflow with victorious celebrations, but behind the euphoria hides other voices — the soldiers’ voices.
The Reagan Years
Never before seen Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon’s closest aides – and convicted Watergate conspirators – offer a surprising and intimate new look into his Presidency.
In the tiny town of Williston, North Dakota, tens of thousands of unemployed hopefuls show up with dreams of honest work and a big paycheck under the lure of the oil boom. However, busloads of newcomers chasing a broken American Dream step into the stark reality of slim work prospects and nowhere to sleep.
Rules To Live By
A reflection on the life and suicide of Ruth Litoff, a successful artist, a pathological liar, and the filmmaker’s sister. By looking back on Ruth’s incredible highs and lows, bursts of creative genius, depression, secrets, and lies, a vivid portrait will emerge of the brilliant woman the filmmaker is not sure she ever really knew. This is her attempt to understand what happened.
MIDWAY explores the plight of the Laysan albatross plagued by the ingestion of our plastic trash. Both elegy and warning, the film explores the interconnectedness of species with the albatross on Midway was a mirror of our humanity.
Remote Area Medical
A debate over healthcare has been raging nationwide, but what’s been lost in the discussion of mandates, payers, pre-existing conditions and deficits are the American citizens who live every day without proper access to healthcare, afraid of injury and suffering through minor illnesses in the hopes that they’ll just get better on their own.
Hell And Back Again
What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home – injured physically and psychologically – and build a life anew? HELL AND BACK AGAIN is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and intimacy no previous film about the conflict in Afghanistan has been able to achieve.
How To Change The World
How To Change the World is about a group of friends who set out to change the way the world thinks, and who succeed, but at a cost: sometimes the cost is their friendships and, at times, their sanity. This film tells the story of the pioneers who established Greenpeace.
A fearless sea captain sails a ship through loopholes in international law, providing abortions on the high seas, and leaving in her wake a network of emboldened activists who trust women to handle abortion on their own terms.
There’s a new detective agency in Dallas, Texas, started by a group of exonerated men with decades in prison served between them.