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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Human Nature

Human Nature

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

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.

Coded Bias

Coded Bias

An exploration of the implications of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery that racial bias is written into the code of facial recognition algorithms.

Ailo: Une Odysée en Laponie (Ailo: A Reindeer's Journey)

Ailo: Une Odysée en Laponie (Ailo: A Reindeer's Journey)

Ailo, a newborn reindeer, embarks on an incredible odyssey with the help of his mother.

The Pollinators

The Pollinators

Migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees travel the U.S. pollinating the flowers that become the fruits, nuts, and vegetables we eat.

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

An examination of how sound design transforms the cinematic experience, and an exploration of the cutting edge of sound technology.

Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait

Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait

A look at the lives of working cowboys on America's largest cattle ranches—including their connection to a storied past and the challenges they face in the future.

Stuffed

Stuffed

An exploration of the surprising world of taxidermists: passionate artists who push creative boundaries while revealing the importance of preserving nature.

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi

The magical world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth.

The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts

Balloon pilot Amelia Wren and meteorologist James Glaisher find themselves in a fight for survival while pursuing scientific discoveries in a gas balloon in the 1860s.

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

A documentary exploring the life of neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks—an old-fashioned polymath and natural historian who redefined our understanding of brain and mind.

Our Time Machine

Our Time Machine

An artist losing his father to dementia attempts to capture their shared memories through a stage show performed by fantastical life-sized puppets.

The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm

A couple are followed through their successes and failures as they work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.