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Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
Directed by Freida Mock, Anita  celebrates Anita Hill's legacy and reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice. 

In The News

16 Acres
The rebuilding of ground zero is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex urban renewal project in recent American history. Featuring Michael Bloomberg, George Pataki and more.

Film Activism

Living Downstream
If you're inspired by this film about cancer and its environmental links and want to know how you can make a difference, visit

History Lessons

A fascinating array of archival footage, never-before-heard audio and interviews brings to life the epic story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation.

From Around the World

Gorgeously filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico, Circo follows the Ponce family’s hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together as the fate of this century-old family tradition hangs in the balance.

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Top Ten Documentaries

1. God Loves Uganda
The impact of American evangelicals on anti-gay sentiment in Uganda.

2. Tiny: A Story About Living Small
Two people with no construction experience build a tiny dream home.

3. Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
A comprehensive look at the legacy of Anita Hill.

4. Rising From Ashes
The Rwandan National Cycling Team's 6-year journey to the Olympics.

5. Fish Out of Water
This smart doc examines the Scripture used to condemn homosexuality.

6. A Fierce Green FIre
Over 50 years of environmental history in 101 minutes.

7. Somm
A look into the mysterious Court of Master Sommeliers.

8. 16 Acres
The story behind the struggle to rebuild Ground Zero.

9. An Unreal Dream
A man wrongfully convicted of his wife's murder is freed after 25 years.


10. Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story
A retrospective of the renegade children's book author and illustrator.