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.
Stories from the Stage: Road Trip
Road Trip! On the highway where anything can happen, take a ride on a journey that changed everything. Melissa tells us about the night she opened for Bob Dylan; Suzanne drives home with a feisty ram; and Akshobh discovers hospitality and humanity in the wilderness. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Road Trip, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Pacific Heartbeat: Being Bruno Banani
The unique story of the first and only Tongan luger who qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics. After only five months of hard training, far from home, Bruno Banani stood a realistic chance of taking part in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. No luger has ever managed to achieve so much in such a short space of time.
Pacific Heartbeat: Making Good Men
Two high profile New Zealanders, a former All Black, Norm Hewitt, and Hollywood actor, Manu Bennett reveal their unforgettable account of bullying with unprecedented honesty. Making Good Men is not a story of blame or humiliation. It’s a path to redemption, reconciliation and ultimately to restoration.
Reel South: See The Keepers
See the Keepers gets up close and personal with big cats, penguins, snakes, Komodo dragons, and their human caretakers at the Memphis Zoo. When Kofi the giraffe faces an uncertain future, the film bears witness to the complexity of caring for animals in captivity, and the love and fortitude of the keepers that care for them.
Reel South: Driven Blind
Dan Parker, a world champion drag racer, struggles to adjust to his new reality after he is blinded in a fiery racing accident. Though visually impaired, Dan has not given up his love of working with his hands, or his love of racing. Driven Blind follows Dan’s single-minded quest to find meaningful work and to get back behind the wheel.
Reel South: 62 Days
Marlise Muñoz was 14 weeks pregnant when she suffered a pulmonary embolism and pronounced brain-dead. Due to a Texas law, she was forced to stay on life support against her wishes. 62 Days follows the Muñoz family’s journey from tragedy to activism as they fight to change this law, revealing the human toll behind a political trend.
Reel South: Jonah Stands Up
Jonah Bascle was an unconventional mayoral candidate, even by New Orleans standards: artist, comedian, disability-rights activist. Born with muscular dystrophy, Jonah raced against mortality throughout his twenties. With humor & political action, Jonah Stands Up challenges stereotypes associated with differently-abled individuals in New Orleans.