Coming Out: A 50 Year History
In Coming Out: A 50 Year History, young people interview a host of LGBTQ elders who came out in different historical eras from the 1950s through today. These inspiring talks give insight into the political and personal changes that shaped the modern LGBTQ movement. Narrated by transgender teen Jazz Jennings.
Living in the Overlap
The improbably true story of two girls growing up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, falling in love in the Midwest, and making a life together in North Carolina. Offering wisdom about enduring relationships, they think of themselves as two circles, often overlapping. After 46-years of living in the overlap, Lennie and Pearl still have an indelible spark.
Going to War
What is it really like to go to war? Filled with terror, pain, and grief, it also brings exhilaration, and a profound sense of purpose. Authors Karl Marlantes and Sebastian Junger help us make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it’s like to be a soldier at war. Veterans reveal some universal truths of combat with unflinching candor.
Local, USA: Opioids from Inside
Follow the journey of three women, all mothers, who have served time in New York State jails for opioid-related crimes. Growing up, these women dreamed of having a family, a career. But these women are not simply addicts, they are mothers and daughters, they are loved and feared, they are abusers and victims, but most of all, they are humans.
POV: Singing with Angry Bird
Nicknamed "Angry Bird," Jae-Chang Kim runs a children's choir in India, making changes in the lives of the children. Skeptical of the value of music education, their parents are reluctant to let them sing. To convince them, he trains the parents and children for a joint concert, showing them the power of music in bringing families closer together.
The moving portrait of a family from North Philadelphia. Filmed for nearly a decade, Christopher "Quest" Rainey and Christine'a "Ma Quest," raise a family while nurturing a community of hip-hop artists in their basement home music studio. Quest is a vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing and hope.
Everyone has seen the crazy headlines about Detroit, but rarely do we see the potential and power of our youth. Street Cred challenges eight Detroit youth to learn entertainment producing skills and compete for a chance at a dream internship in the film industry.
Local, USA: Mr. Connolly Has ALS
In New Hampshire, Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly was known for his non-stop energy and the innate ability to connect with the school’s 1,600 students. However, in 2014, he was diagnosed with ALS. The film follows his final year as principal, and invites students to ask questions - personal and tough - about living with the disease.