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Albert Schweitzer: Called to Africa

Dr. Albert Schweitzer is remembered as one of the great humanitarians of the 20th century, a man who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work healing the sick in Africa. This docu-drama tells his remarkable story through the eyes of his wife Helene.

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Algorithms

In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Grandmasters. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. Algorithms is a documentary that transports us into the little known world of Blind Chess.

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Antarctic Edge: 70° South

A thrilling journey to one of the world's most perilous environments, Antarctic Edge: 70° South follows a team of scientists as they explore the West Antarctic Peninsula - the fastest warming place on earth.

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Best and Most Beautiful Things

Precocious 20-year-old Michelle is legally blind and on the autism spectrum. Searching for connection, she explores love and empowerment outside the limits of "normal" through a sex-positive community. Her story of self-discovery celebrates outcasts everywhere.

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Breaking the Maya Code

Based on archaeologist Michael Coe's book and filmed in nine countries, Breaking the Maya Code is the amazing story of the 200-year struggle to unlock the secret hieroglyphs of the ancient Maya.

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Crude

This riveting film from Joe Berlinger tells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against U.S. oil giant Chevron.

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Dear Talula

Mixing verité footage, with home videos and family photographs, Dear Talula is a portrait of a woman whose grace and courage allow her to transform her breast cancer diagnosis into a journey of self discovery.

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Death by Design

Winner of 10 international awards, Death by Design is a guided tour into the invisible world of cells, told through a collage of metaphors and interviews with cellular biologists. Includes the film The Life and Times of Life and Times.

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DIVE!

Inspired by a curiosity about society's habit of sending edible food straight to landfills, this award-winning documentary follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles' supermarkets.

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Divide in Concord

Octogenarian Jean Hill is deeply concerned about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - the world's largest landfill. She spends her golden years attending meetings and calling residents. As she prepares for one last Town Meeting, Jean faces the strongest opposition yet.

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End of Time, The

With stunning cinematography and a knack for capturing astonishing moments, Peter Mettler's enthralling, mind-bending new documentary is a tour de force that challenges our conception of time - and perhaps the very fabric of our existence.

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Enter the Faun

The unlikely collaboration between a veteran choreographer and a young actor with cerebral palsy delivers astonishing proof that each and every body is capable of miraculous transformation.

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Evergreen: The Road to Legalization

After a 40 year nationwide 'War on Drugs,' the state of Washington has become a key battleground in the fight to legalize marijuana. But many marijuana advocates are vehemently opposed to I-502, the law that will legalize cannabis.

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Every Three Seconds

Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Karslake (For the Bible Tells Me So) tells the unforgettable stories of five regular folks who have had a significant impact on two of the most challenging, yet solvable, issues of our time: hunger and extreme poverty.

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Facing Death: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross devoted her life to death and dying and achieved world fame in the process. This remarkably intimate film was made when Kübler-Ross awaited her own death- on the verge of the transition she researched so passionately.

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Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution

Food Beware visits a small village in the mountains of France, where the town’s mayor has decided to make the school lunch menu organic, with much of it grown locally. Will this experiment in safe food work?

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Future of Work and Death, The

In this provocative documentary, worldwide experts in the fields of futurology, anthropology, neuroscience and philosophy consider the impact of technological advances on the two certainties of human life: work and death.

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Growing Cities

From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. Growing Cities goes coast to coast to tell the inspiring stories of intrepid urban farmers who are challenging the way this country feeds itself.

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Homo Sapiens 1900

Homo Sapiens 1900 is a stunning exploration of the history of eugenics, race hygiene and the quest to improve the human race featuring startling archival footage and long-hidden documents.

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I'm Dangerous with Love

I’m Dangerous with Love is an underground adventure that traces one man’s risky journey into the world of shamanic ritual, and explores the subculture of ibogaine, a powerful hallucinogen used to cure drug addiction.

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In a Town This Size

Told through poignant first-person interviews with victims, their families and professionals, In A Town This Size introduces an Oklahoma town and its long-ignored tragedy of child sexual abuse during the 1960's and 70's.

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In the Family

At 31, filmmaker Joanna Rudnick faces an impossible decision: remove her breasts and ovaries or risk incredible odds of developing cancer. Intensely personal and timely, this provocative film asks: How much do you sacrifice to survive?

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In the Garden of Sounds

Deprived of his sight at an early age, Wolfgang Fasser established a physical therapy retreat for disabled children where they use music and noise to communicate with others and gain control of their own bodies.

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Indian Point

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant looms just 35 miles from Times Square. With over 50 million people living in close proximity to the aging facility, its continued operation has the support of the NRC, yet has stoked a great deal of controversy in the community.

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Invisible Scars

Johnna Janis reveals the life-long struggles she has faced as a result of the the sexual abuse she endured as a child and explores the tools and resources which are available to help CSA victims overcome the debilitating effects of their childhood experiences.

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Island President, The

President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, who brought democracy to the island nation after decades of despotic rule, now faces an even greater challenge: global warming. Just a 3-foot rise in sea level would submerge the whole country.

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Knowledge of Healing, The

The Knowledge of Healing is an illuminating examination of Tibetan medicine, which is strongly rooted in Buddhist principles and has developed over two millennia into an amazingly successful method of healing.

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Living Downstream

Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, this award-winning documentary follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she works to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.

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Living in Emergency

Set in war-torn Congo and Liberia, Living in Emergency interweaves the stories of four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under the most extreme conditions.

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Making Rounds

We spend a trillion dollars a year on high-tech tests, yet almost 20% of patients are misdiagnosed. Making Rounds reintroduces the oldest diagnostic method - listening to the patient - by following two leading cardiologists at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Matter of Time, A

Acclaimed musician Kathryn Calder is touring the world with one of Canada’s biggest indie rock bands, The New Pornographers, when she receives devastating news: her mother, Lynn, has ALS, and a short time left to live.

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Methadonia

Methadonia is the borderland between high and straight, where recovering heroin addicts on methadone "maintenance" exist. Passing the time on prescription drugs, addicts find themselves in Methadonia for years, or decades.

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Mother's Courage, A: Talking Back to Autism

Margret, whose ten-year-old son Keli is severely autistic, travels to the United States and Europe to learn more about this mysterious condition and finds hope that her son may be able to express himself on a level she never thought possible.

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Motherland Afghanistan

After the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi follows her father, a doctor who specializes in women's health, back to his war-ravaged homeland to help rebuild hospitals that serve women.

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New Medicine Book / DVD Combo, The

Buy The New Medicine DVD and companion book together and save!

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New Medicine, The

Extraordinary changes are taking place in American medicine today. Driven by new scientific evidence, doctors are coming to understand that treating the body alone is not enough – the mind can also play a critical role in the healing process.

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Nuclear Nation

March 11, 2011: A huge tsunami triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, crippling the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, releasing radiation, and turning the residents of Futaba into "nuclear refugees."

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Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now

This film offers a rare look into the complex, exciting and challenging world of being a nurse- its joys and sorrows and the many ways that nurses impact the lives of others. Over 100 nurses from across the country were interviewed for this film.

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One Cut, One Life

When documentarian Ed Pincus, considered the father of first-person non-fiction film, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he and collaborator Lucia Small team up to make one last film - much to the chagrin of Jane, Ed's wife of 50 years.

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Open Road: America Looks at Aging, The

The Open Road examines the personal and social impact of the impending retirement of America's 77 million Baby Boomers and probes the important social, economic, and cultural issues at stake.

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Orgasm Inc.

Director Liz Canner embarks on a nine year odyssey as she follows the pharmaceutical companies who are racing to be the first to win FDA approval for a product to cure “female sexual dysfunction”. The prize: billions of dollars in profits.

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Paralyzing Fear, A: The Story of Polio in America

Seldom has society come full circle in the cycle of a disease - from illness, to epidemic, to cure. Polio is the 20th century's most notable exception. This fascinating story is told here with thousands of photographs, films and interviews. Emmy award winner!

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Penguin Counters, The

The Penguin Counters follows Ron Naveen and his ragtag team of field biologists to one of the harshest corners of the planet, where they track the impact of climate change and ocean health by counting penguin populations.

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People of a Feather

Featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes us into the world of the Inuit in northern Canada. Connecting past, present and future is the Inuit's unique relationship with the eider duck.

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Picture of Light

Peter Mettler's documentary Picture of Light is a mesmerizing tale about a filmmaker's journey to Canada's arctic in search of one of Earth's greatest natural wonder: the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights.

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Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Pink ribbons are everywhere from t-shirts to car ads. But who is really benefiting? Pink Ribbons, Inc. goes inside the story to reveal those who have co-opted what marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause."

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Plastic Planet

This feisty yet informative documentary takes us on a journey around the globe to reveal the far-flung reach of plastic, and shed light on how it affects our environment, our bodies, and the health of future generations.

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Population Boom

In Population Boom, director Werner Boote traverses the globe to examine the myths and facts about overpopulation. Speaking with everyone from demographic researchers to environmental activists, he comes to a surprising conclusion.

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Power of Forgiveness, The

From Ground Zero to Northern Ireland to the Amish countryside, The Power of Forgiveness explores the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness, and reveals how forgiveness can transform your life.

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Professor, The: Tai Chi's Journey West

This documentary explores Tai Chi as both a martial art and spiritual practice and tells the story of the remarkable life of one of its greatest masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60s.

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Proteus

Twenty years in the making, Proteus weaves a tapestry of poetry and myth, biology and oceanography, scientific history and spiritual biography around the story of biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel.

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Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball

Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball is the story of an 11-year Major League pitcher, who after winning two world championships, embarked on a USO tour through Vietnam that would change his life. After visiting field hospitals, Ron devoted the rest of his life to medicine.

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Sex(Ed): The Movie

Sex(Ed): The Movie offers a revealing, occasionally awkward, and often hilarious look at how Americans have learned about sex from the early 1900s to the present, and ultimately shows us that what we learn (and how we learn it) affects our identity.

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Surviving Progress

Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese and featuring such visionaries as Jane Goodall and Stephen Hawking, this film invites us to contemplate the progress traps that destroyed past civilizations and that lie embedded in our own.

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Uranium Drive-In

Uranium Drive-In is the story of an economically devastated rural mining community in Colorado that finds itself hopeful for the first time in decades. Their potential salvation: a new uranium mill, the first of its kind built in the U.S. in 30 years.

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Will for the Woods, A

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet — a force for regeneration? Determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, musician and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial.

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Windfall

A rural farm community becomes deeply divided when a wind developer looks to supplement the town's failing economy with a farm of its own - that of 40 industrial wind turbines. An eye-opener for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of renewable energy.

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Yalom's Cure

In this cinematic documentary we learn about bestselling author and noted scholar Irvin D. Yalom's groundbreaking work in the development of the field of psychotherapy, and listen as he reveals some of his most fundamental insights and wisdom.

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YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip

50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road, traveling with hope, humor - and all of their garbage - to find out what Americans can do to save the planet.