Pandora’s Promise

Pandora

(2013) The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong? An audience favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, PANDORA’S PROMISE asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of […]

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Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps

(2010) In March 1933, within weeks of his inauguration, President Franklin Roosevelt sent legislation to Congress aimed at providing relief for one out of every four American workers who were unemployed.  He proposed a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to provide jobs in natural resource conservation.  Over the next decade, the CCC put more than three […]

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Earth Days

Earth Days

(2009) It is now all the rage in the Age of Al Gore and Obama, but can you remember when everyone in America was not “Going Green”? Visually stunning, vastly entertaining and awe-inspiring, Earth Days looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement—from its post-war rustlings in the 1950s and the […]

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Oswald’s Ghost

Oswald

(2007) The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963 was to its era what the attacks of September 11 are to ours. What followed was a decade of political paranoia, unprecedented division of the American public, and accusations of governmental skulduggery. In the White House, a conspiratorially minded president threw the nation headlong […]

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Hollywood Vietnam

Hollywood Vietnam (2005)

(2005) Hollywood Vietnam is a one hour documentary for AMC. The film looks at how the Vietnam War has been depicted in American Hollywood cinema with a particular focus on the interpretation of these films by Vietnam veterans. Includes interviews with Senator Max Cleland, Senator Chuck Hagel, Ron Kovic, John Milius, Mathew Modine and others. […]

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Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst

Guerrilla

(2004) Guerrilla is an unprecedented account of the Symbionese Liberation Army, arguably the most notorious and flamboyant domestic terrorist group in American history. Dedicated to the rights of black prisoners and the working class, the SLA set forth in 1973 to incite the violent overthrow of the U.S. Government. Their audacious kidnapping of teenage newspaper […]

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American Babylon

American Babylon

(2000) American Babylon follows a transforming month in the life of detective Jeff Fauntleroy, a black Atlantic City vice cop who believes he’s on a mission from God. Shot entirely in hand-held cinema-verité style, with an original jazz score, American Babylon takes viewers through the town’s nether world of dealers, rappers, and crooks as Jeff […]

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World War Three

WW III

(1997) World War Three is a fake historical documentary which imagines a worst-case scenario of how the Cold War might have ended had history taken a different course. Employing a massive amount of archival imagery from military training films from both East and West, fake news reports, fake interviews, public statements by real historical figures […]

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Farewell Good Brothers

Farewell Good Brothers

(1991) Farewell Good Brothers is an off-beat, irreverent and often hilarious portrait of a few people who, back in the 1950′s, claimed to have been contacted friendly visitors from the planet Venus. Theirs is a world of mysterious government conspiracies, strange religious rites and unbelievable close encounters; a world inhabited by an assortment of charlatans, […]

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The Satellite Sky

Satellite Sky

(1989) Produced for the PBS history series ‘American Experience,’ The Satellite Sky unfolds without narration or interviews to paint an impressionistic portrait of the dawn of the Space Age. The film sheds new light on how the race to the moon was an outgrowth of the Cold War military rivalry between the Soviet Union and […]

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Radio Bikini

Radio Bikini

(1987) Radio Bikini is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning (and Oscar nominated) documentary film about the greatest operation to test nuclear weapons ever conducted by the United States. Staged at a remote Pacific atoll called Bikini in the summer of 1946, the tests (code-named Operation Crossroads) were also one of the first great ‘media events’ of […]

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