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Stray

Stray

This immersive look at the lives of stray dogs on the streets of Istanbul examines human society through their eyes and ears.

M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

Diary musings, excerpts from lectures, and striking images offer insight into the life and work of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher.

Woman in Motion

Woman in Motion

Nichelle Nichols, best known as Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, launches a recruiting campaign aimed at changing the face of NASA.

Try Harder!

Try Harder!

In a world where cool kids are nerds, the orchestra is world class and being Asian American is the norm, seniors at Lowell High School compete for the top prize: admission to the college of their dreams.

Son of Monarchs (Hijo de Monarcas)

Son of Monarchs (Hijo de Monarcas)

A Mexican biologist's return from New York to his hometown near butterfly forests of Michoacán sparks a personal metamorphosis.

Father of the Cyborgs

Father of the Cyborgs

A neurologist known as "the father of cyborgs" confronts the ethical quandaries of self-experimentation and a future where human brains and technology combine.

Ammonite

Ammonite

Acclaimed paleontologist Mary Anning works alone selling common fossils to tourists to support her ailing mother, but a chance job offer changes her life when a visitor hires her to care for his wife.

In Silico

In Silico

Will the Blue Brain Project—a highly publicized billion-euro effort to create a complete digital simulation of the human brain—revolutionize neuroscience or fall victim to hype, criticism, and its own ambitions?

Overclockers (Polot)

Overclockers (Polot)

When his father dies in an accident, a young man decides to fix his family's financial situation by building an innovative airship with his friends.

Radium Girls

Radium Girls

When mysterious ailments strike a dial painter at American Radium, a dark truth emerges: She is not the first in the watch factory to fall ill. Her sister's legal fight against the corporation in 1928 launched workplace safety reforms and closer study of the dangers of radioactivity.

Brave Blue World

Brave Blue World

From reuse to energy generation, new innovations across five continents are explored in this documentary about building a future for sustainable water.

Kajillionaire

Kajillionaire

Con-artists Theresa and Robert have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. When they charm a stranger into joining their next scam, their world is turned upside down.

My Octopus Teacher

My Octopus Teacher

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest.

From Controversy to Cure

From Controversy to Cure

An unlikely mix of controversy, science and engineering, politics, the space race, and urban renewal transform Cambridge, Mass.'s Kendall Square into the biotechnology capital of the world.

Sing Me a Song

Sing Me a Song

Documentarian Thomas Balmès visits the serene young monk from his film Happiness again,10 years after TV, the internet, and smart phones arrive at his remote Bhutanese monastery.

Adventures of a Mathematician

Adventures of a Mathematician

Polish immigrant and mathematician Stan Ulam helps create the hydrogen bomb and the first computer.

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth

In 1991, eight visionaries embark on a two-year experiment to quarantine themselves inside Biosphere 2—a self-engineered replica of Earth's ecosystem.

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Picture a Scientist

Picture a Scientist

Through their personal stories and thoroughly researched data, three scientists discuss the deeply entrenched problems of sexual harassment and gender inequality against women that are no less prevalent in science than they are in pop culture and corporate America.

Kiss the Ground

Kiss the Ground

Activists, scientists, farmers and politicians turn to regenerative agriculture to save the planet's topsoil.

Human Nature

Human Nature

CRISPR gene-editing technology opens the door to correcting, even designing, DNA. But should we walk through it?

Dope is Death

Dope is Death

Dr. Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of Tupac Shakur, along with fellow Black Panthers and the Young Lords, combines community health with radical politics to create the first acupuncture detoxification program in America in 1973—a visionary project eventually deemed too dangerous to exist.

Tesla

Tesla

Through Promethean struggles, Nikola Tesla attempts to transcend entrenched technology—including his own previous work—by pioneering a system of wireless energy that will change the world.

The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma

Tech experts sound the alarm on the dangerous human impact of social networking.