Doolittle's Raiders: A Final Toast
Many of the names of the 80 flyers who took part in the April 18, 1942 raid on Japan may not be familiar to most, but they will always be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. These aviators accomplished a daring mission that changed the morale of a nation; they delivered retribution for Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Canine Soldiers: The Militarization of Love
Explores the bond between Military Working Dogs and handlers — soldiers who make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the dogs who lead patrols. In wars where the rules of engagement have shifted to the unforeseen and the invisible, these dogs are saving soldiers’ lives and giving them comfort, hope and protection.
Stories in Thread
The Hmong fought alongside American Soldiers and CIA operatives as a secret army in the Vietnam War. When the war was lost they faced a campaign of genocide with many coming to the U.S. as refugees. Stories in Thread focuses on Hmong Pa Dau or Story Cloths - the hand-made textiles are integral to what it means to be Hmong in America.
Independent Lens: Real Boy
Follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity. Through the process, his mother Suzy makes her own transformation — travelling a difficult road toward accepting that the daughter she raised as Rachael is now her son Bennett.
Doc World: Out Run
Bemz Benedito is the first transgender woman to run for a seat in the Philippine Congress. Her party, which calls itself the only LGBT political party in the world is on a quest to convince voters that gay and trans people belong in national politics. OUT RUN is the story of their campaign. In this Catholic and conservative country, can they win?
Doc World: One Child
On May 12, 2008, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan, China, killing nearly 90,000 people - many of them children. Under China’s strict family planning policy, every one is their family’s only child. Follow three families from the city of Beichuan as they struggle to understand the disaster and find a way to live with their personal tragedy.
D-Day: Over Normandy
Narrated by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, the documentary D-Day: Over Normandy focuses on the personal stories of those who served in in World War II. The modern-day aerial footage is accompanied by interviews with veterans, mixed with archival footage of the June 6, 1944 “D-Day” invasion, and maps and photo animations.
The Last Ring Home
The story of Lieutenant Commander Nathaniel Minter Dial’s Annapolis Naval Academy ring, that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII. The Last Ring Home is a tribute to Lt. Dial, the producer's grandfather, and all members of the Greatest Generation.