Featuring interviews with women astronauts like Claudie Haigneré, the first European woman in space, the feminist theorist Donna Haraway (Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature), the Mercury 13 women and the icons of Russian space travel, Silvia Casalino investigates why women struggled to achieve equal opportunities with their male counterparts in the world of space technology.
Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think explores the ex- pertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world’s first major opinion poll, conducted by Gallup, the preeminent polling organization.
Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this documentary is a voyage through a century of cinematic delights, intrigues and treasures.
El General is a lyrical exploration of Natalia Almada’s cultural inheritance as General Calles’ great granddaughter and the Mexico she lives in 80 years after his death. Almada’s grandmother, Alicia Calles, recorded a series of recollections of her life and times.
The Godfather of Sarin will chronicle the vaunted achievements of the world’s largest and most influential chemical and pharmaceutical companies – BASF, Bayer, and Hoechst. It also traces the remarkable history of their infamous parent company, the WWII-era German colossus, IG Farben.
Beginning in the late 1950’s – before the world of finance had a bad name, a small group of visionaries fostered a one-of-a- kind business culture that encouraged extraordinary risk which led to unprecedented rewards.
This energetic and surprising film is the first ever profile of Paul Goodman, the mischievous anarchist and public intellectual, the bisexual family man of letters who authored the groundbreaking book Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized System.
Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook is a dynamic, documentary-style road trip and cultural primer, with Michael Feinstein as the leader of an expedition through the glorious history of American popular song.
A heart-rending love story and a racially-charged criminal trial converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era.
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World takes a thematic approach to carry audiences on an intimate journey to nine countries and across several centuries to experience some of the greatest art and architecture of the Muslim world.