Cholesterol, the Great Bluff
Directed by Anne Georget • Documentary • 2016 • 82 minutes
For more than six decades, doctors, nutritionists, and public health officials have been waging a war against high cholesterol in an effort to fight heart disease. It’s a war that has seen the demonization of saturated fats, the rise and...
Directed by Mark Dworkin, Melissa Young • Documentary • 2008 • 73 minutes
Something remarkable is happening in the fields and orchards of the Pacific Northwest. After leaving the land for decades, family farmers are making a comeback. They are growing much healthier food, and more food per acre,...
It Is Not Over Yet
Directed by Louise Detlefsen • Documentary • 2021 • 94 minutes
At the small retirement home Dagmarsminde, the founding nurse May Bjerre Eiby has no interest in specific dementia diagnoses or medicine, since neither is improving the quality of life for the 11 residents. Instead, May and her staff...
Queen of Condoms
Directed by Silvana Ceschi • Documentary • With Jesús Jiménez Escobar, Daniel Jiménez Krause • 2008 • 76 minutes
This tells the incredible story of Monika Krause, a former East German citizen, who became Fidel Castro's Sexual Education Minister. After 20 years in Cuba, Krause set the Cuban sexua...
Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death
We don't know how. We don't know when. But death comes for us all.
To be human is to wrestle with this truth and with the great unanswered question: How do we live with death in our eye? Do we go gently or raging against the dying light? Do we depart with equanimity or with anger? With clenched ...
The Story of Looking
Directed by Mark Cousins • Documentary • 2021 • 87 minutes
On the day before an operation to save his eyesight, filmmaker Mark Cousins explores what looking means to him, and the role our visual experience plays in our individual and collective lives. In a deeply personal meditation on the power...
In Our Own Hands
Directed by Elizabeth Horn • Documentary • 2020 • 67 minutes
In Our Own Hands: How Patients Are Reinventing Medicine opens with an urgent question posed by desperate patients and their families: can new technologies help us treat and prevent the most alarming and perhaps understated health threa...
Directed by Joanna Rudnick • Documentary • With Rick Guidotti • 2014 • 31 minutes
ON BEAUTY is the latest film from award-winning filmmaker Joanna Rudnick and Chicago’s Kartemquin Films. The film looks at beauty through the lens of fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who highlights vibrant indiv...
Liberation: The User's Guide
Directed by Alexander Kuznetsov • Documentary • 2016 • 80 minutes
In Sibera, Russia, 18-year-old girls Julia, Ina, Olga and Katia are transferred directly from orphanages to neuropsychiatric institutions and are deprived of their rights as citizens: no freedom, no work, and no family. On the bas...
The Divided Brain
Directed by Manfred Becker • Documentary • 2021 • 78 minutes
THE DIVIDED BRAIN is a mind-altering odyssey about one man's quest to prove a growing imbalance in our brains, and to help us understand how this makes us increasingly unable to grapple with critical economic, environmental and social ...
In the Family
Directed by Joanna Rudnick • Documentary • With Joanna Rudnick • 2008 • 83 minutes
In the Family is a documentary film about predicting breast and ovarian cancer, the consequences of knowing, and the women who live with the risk. Beginning with her story of testing positive for the familial brea...
Directed by Vincent Boujon • Documentary • 2014 • 80 minutes
The risk and adrenaline rush of skydiving can heighten the feeling of being alive.
In this compelling documentary, five HIV-positive gay men spend a week preparing for their first solo parachute jump. The camaraderie inspired by the r...
Directed by Laura Checkoway • Documentary • 2017 • 29 minutes
Edith Hill and Eddie Harrison got married in Virginia at ages 96 and 95. Dancing at the honky-tonk and going to church, their newlywed life is filled with affection, prayer and faith. Since tying the knot, both Edith and Eddie have ex...
Directed by Raymond Depardon • Documentary • 2017 • 87 minutes
Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. 12 DAYS focuses on those who have been involuntarily remanded to a mental hospital, and more specifically documents the hearings that, accor...
Directed by Brad Lichtenstein, Lisa Gildehaus • Documentary • 2005 • 84 minutes
Almost Home rescues from an exile of denial the real stories of aging that lie in the vast middle between the uber-heroic octogenarian marathoner and the feeble geriatric that most Americans fear becoming. A feature ...
Away from Meaning (Lejos del sentido)
Directed by Olivia Luengas • Documentary • 2020 • 88 minutes
When Liliana was three years old, she suffered from viral encephalitis. As a consequence, she began to experience borderline personality disorder years later. Along with her family, she devotes herself to managing and coping with emoti...
Celling Your Soul
Directed by Joni Siani • Documentary • 2017 • 48 minutes
In one short decade, we have totally changed the way we interact with one another. The millennial generation, the first to be socialized in a digital world, is now feeling the unintended consequences.
CELLING YOUR SOUL is a powerful and i...
Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter
Directed by Deborah Hoffmann • Documentary • 1995 • 44 minutes
With profound insight and a healthy dose of levity, COMPLAINTS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER chronicles the various stages of a mother's Alzheimer's Disease and the evolution of a daughter's response to the illness. The desire to cure the in...
Congo: The Doctor Who Saves Women
Directed by Angele Diabang • Documentary • 2014 • 52 minutes
Dr. Denis Mukwege, the winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, is a gynecologist and the founder of Panzi, a hospital whose primary mission is treating women who have been raped - casualties in the Democratic Republic of Congo's decades-...
The Dhamma Brothers
Directed by Jenny Phillips, Anne Marie Stein and Andrew Kukura • Documentary • 2008 • 76 minutes
Behind the high security towers and double row of barbed wire and electrical fence at Donaldson Correction Facility dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of thes...
Disturbing the Peace
Directed by Stephen Apkon, Andrew Young • Documentary • 2017 • 86 minutes
In a world torn by conflict — in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned — an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure...
Do Communists Have Better Sex?
Directed by André Meier • Documentary • 2006 • 52 minutes
This is about sex. About sex in Germany and who, on which side of the Iron Curtain, was better at it. At the end of the Second World War, Germans shared the same culture, lifestyle, morals. But four decades later, everything had changed. ...
Dying for Gold
Directed by Catherine Meyburgh & Richard Pakleppa • Documentary • 2019 • 98 minutes
In the biggest class action law suit the country had ever seen, South Africa’s largest gold mining companies were accused of knowingly exposing miners to deadly dust and disease.
Now, harrowing underground foota...
Directed by Petra Costa • Documentary • With Petra Costa, Elena Andrade • 2012 • 80 minutes
Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictators...