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Transformed by the love of a kitten, a tough New York City construction contractor is inspired to rescue abandoned animals, become a vegetarian, and take his message of compassion to the streets.
Documentary on the rock band Medusa and their beginnings.
Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments. They are cavers who risk fatal danger for the thrill of discovery. Barton ... See full summary »
Discoverer is a documentary about the British Army Antarctic Expedition. It follows their progress starting with a crossing of the notorious Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, where ... See full summary »
A little girl who lost her home talks with one of her wealthy neighbors, who is a power behind the forced urban renewal, and asks him, why. Her innocent questions open the door to a classic...
Villagers in a remote district of central China take on a chemical company that is poisoning their water and air. For five years they fight to transform their environment and as they do, they find themselves transformed as well.
Dolores Hart left a successful Hollywood acting career to become a nun. A true story.
Hubble 3D (2010)
An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
Initiatives providing free medical care and social services to the homeless and uninsured population in the United States are very few but are making a remarkable difference in their communities.
This program presents some of the more recent ideas about dinosaurs that are gaining acceptance while following paleontologists searching for fossils over the decades in the Gobi Desert and New Mexico.
"Becoming Sam" is an extremely in-depth look at the film "I Am Sam" that can be found on the DVD of "I Am Sam". The documentary is divided into sections which, usefully, can either be watched separately or as a whole. Practically every aspect of production was dealt with in this documentary, and as "I Am Sam" is a particularly favourite film of mine, I really enjoyed the information to be found in this documentary. The director, producers, cast and editor all speak, as well as various other people involved, such as the musicians responsible for covering some Beatles songs for the soundtrack. Other aspects of making the film, such as casting and music, were also looked at in detail, but my favourite part was the information about editing...
A look at the life of Bob Kane, the creator of Batman.
A seven-mile voyage to the deepest part of the ocean, and the only two men in the world right for the job...
A silent, massive UFO flies over several sleeping towns in Illinois and is witnessed by many, including four police officers who testify on-camera...
This documentary, produced for the DVD release of Evil Dead II, provides film fans with an in-depth...
A history of the male nude in photography.
Forty Foot (2009)
On a chilly early March morning three filmmakers set out to make a short documentary in 5 days as part of an international competition. They have a genre and a theme they have to stick to. ... See full summary »
A documentary film on former New York Giant Chad Jones - a star athlete from LSU whose promising professional career was put on hold by a tragic car accident, before it even had a chance to begin.
In 1994, a South African photojournalist received the Pulitzer Prize for his picture of a starving girl stalked by a vulture. Weeks later, he carried out a terrible, desperate act--an act that embodied the anguish of an entire nation.
Tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region.
Can vision succeed where eyesight fails? Can a blind person make meaningful photographs? How can the creator appreciate his own work? This film explores the artistry and innovation of Pete Eckert, Bruce Hall, and Henry Butler, blind photographers whose luminous work can help us see the world through their eyes.
In this documentary short training film, Navy pilots are instructed in aerial gunnery. The example of a careless and inattentive pilot named Dilbert is used to depict the many ways in which...

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