Critically-acclaimed Protagonist explores extremism through four contrasting stories of personal revelation. At first glance the characters appear disconnected: a former German terrorist, an “ex-gay” evangelist, a bank robber and a martial arts student. But as their stories unfold, one starts to see the parallels between the uncommon, common experience of these four men, who have been devoted to personal odysseys to the point of total consumption.
Travel to the four corners of the world in this visually sumptuous series that captures the best examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each film brings to life the most significant religious buildings of the three Abrahamic faiths, and enables viewers to enter the lives of the people who worship and celebrate their faith.
In the quest to meet an ever-higher standard of physical beauty, many women choose breast implants without knowing the potential health risks. Absolutely Safe chronicles four women's stories and the need for informed consent.
Featuring the pioneers of LSD, this documentary chronicles its discovery by Alfred Hofmann to its prohibition in 1973. Contains interviews with groundbreaking researchers including Hofmann, Ram Dass, and Timothy Leary, and a wealth of archival footage.
Anthropological in scope, sensuous in detail and emotionally resonant throughout, Foreign Parts is an exemplary social record of Willets Point, an industrial graveyard of scrap heaps and auto shops in Queens, New York, that is scheduled to be demolished and redeveloped. The film observes and captures the struggle of a contested "eminent domain" neighborhood before its disappearance under the capitalization of New York's urban ecology.
In BEAR NATION, filmmaker Malcolm Ingram (Small Town Gay Bar), takes you on a fascinating journey inside a fast growing segment of the gay community where what was once a perceived negative is now redefining the definition of what it looks like to be gay.
Academy Award nominated HIMALAYA tells the story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village. A visually striking and spiritually captivating portrait of life in one of the world's most extraordinary places.
Susan Retik and Patti Quigley were two ordinary moms living in the suburbs of Boston until the tragedy of September 11 struck. Rather than turn inward, grief compelled them to reach out their Afghan counterparts to empower the widows of Afghanistan to live lives of dignity and self-reliance.
The profoundly moving story of native New Yorker, Jack Beers. He cuts down trees and rips telephone books into pieces at 94, but it is his long and diverse list of lifetime achievements that makes his tale so touching.