The Revolutionary Optimists
Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sewn hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.
"Two Spirits," about the murder of a gay Navajo teen.
A Law and Order Man Shares His Doubts about the War on Drugs
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroes
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
The House I Live in Takes a Hard Look at the War on Drugs
From director Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) comes an unflinching look at how the War on Drugs has disproportionately disenfranchised, incarcerated, and impoverished African Americans.
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Ai Weiwei — one of China's most internationally celebrated artists. But at heart, he is a troublemaker who challenges the government with rebellious and irreverent gestures. This has often cost him his freedom, but he never seems to lose his childlike approach to serious dissidence.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry was broadcast in February 2013
- 2012 duPont-Columbia Award
- 2012 National Board of Review's Top 5 Documentaries
- 2012 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize
Ai Weiwei takes tremendous chances with his use of social media and art to call attention to governmental wrongdoings. If you lived in China, would you dare to speak up? >> Talk back.
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