In a small room in Austin, Texas, a group of fifteen people single-handedly decide what is taught to the next generation of American children.
At a time when the country is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state raises to the forefront of national attention.
What would you do if you got a call that your grown son had mysteriously vanished while living abroad? In this riveting, confessional documentary, retired New York cop Kathy Gilleran describes her heartrending journey. In her search for her missing gay son in Vienna, Austria, Gilleran encounters a homophobic police force, unexpected discrepancies in the investigation, and suspicious circumstances. This is her story—a mother’s determination to find truth or simply an answer.
Private McKinley Nolan vanished forty years ago in Vietnam on the Cambodia frontier. Some say he was captured, some say he was a traitor, some even say he was an American operative. The U.S. Army officially claims he was radicalized and “went native,” joined the Viet Cong and was later murdered by the Khmer Rouge.
A 21st century tale of identity and genetic inheritance, Donor:Unknown tells the story of a sperm donor and the children who want to meet him.
Ten years ago, Jim Gordon proposed building a major wind farm in the middle of Nantucket Sound, fabled playground for America’s rich and famous. Dubbed “Cape Wind,” with 130 turbines standing 440 feet tall, Gordon billed the project as a clean, green power plant that should be welcomed by all. To his chagrin, Cape Wind became his personal odyssey and one of the decade’s most confounding political battles, cutting across party lines and making strange bedfellows.
Every year in Pakistan, there are at least 100 people attacked with acid — the majority are women. Many more go unreported. SAVING FACE is the story of two survivors of such attacks — their battle for justice and their journey of healing.
In the heart of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, United Nations soldiers guard a heavily fortified building known as the “special court.”
SEOUL TRAIN is the gripping documentary exposé into the life-and-death struggle faced by North Korean refugees as they flee their homeland through China. SEOUL TRAIN combines vérité and hidden camera footage with personal stories and interviews to reveal the harrowing journey attempted by some 250,000 North Koreans, whose refugee status is not recognized by China.
Beneath the headlines, out of sight of most Americans, a critical war is being fought between those who would reveal the starkest truths about the United States’ national security policies, and a federal government ever more committed to shrouding its activities in secrecy.
The larger than life story of Mark DeFriest, an infamous prison escape artist whose notoriety and struggle to survive threaten his quest to be freed after 30 years behind bars.
Danish director Ada Bligaard Soby’s intimate story of two American outsiders struggling through the current decade of economic and cultural downfall in San Francisco and New York.
States follows personal stories in marginalized non-states around the world, from the standoff in Western Sahara to the first Independence Day in Southern Sudan.