Documentaries/Specials

Both Worlds

Both Worlds

66 x 30′, HD

Social tolerance meets cultural diversity as a group of conflicted young people from migrant backgrounds face the ultimate challenge of trying to be true to themselves while conforming to the expectations of their parents and communities.  Their life-changing journeys have pushed the young people to their emotional limits and caused them to question their place in the world. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television.

Chicago at the Crossroad

10 Things to Know About

1 x 54′ or 77′, HD

While gun violence was on the decline in most major US cities, why did it continue to increase in Chicago’s segregated communities?  What is known about the systems that created the problem, the laws that isolated it, and the policies that abandoned it? Using dramatic footage, including interviews with residents on the front lines over the last 15 years, this documentary opens a rare historical window into the systematic creation of poverty stricken communities plagued by gun violence.

A Doctor’s Sword

10 Things to Know About

1 x 52′ or 1 x 70′, HD

The incredible true story of Ireland’s Dr. Aidan MacCarthy, who survived some of the most harrowing experiences of World War II – evacuation from Dunkirk then almost four years of POW captivity and surviving the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. 70 years later, his daughter travels to Japan in search of the mysterious donor of a Japanese Samurai sword which her father had brought back with him after the war. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television.

I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song

10 Things to Know About

1 x 60′, HD

Music is a part of almost everything in our lives from soothing babies, to singing in the shower, to romancing a mate, to celebrations and rituals. What triggers our response to music? This compelling documentary seeks to provide answers to why we sing and the powerful effect music has on our brains and bodies. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television.

I Killed John Lennon

I Killed John Lennon
1 x 45′, HD

Mark Chapman, the man who killed the iconic founder of The Beatles in 1980 is remembered as one of the most notorious killers of the 20th century.  Why did this middle class young man who idolized The Beatles kill his hero? The assassination of John Lennon is chillingly recreated through reconstructions and Chapman’s actual taped voice. Additional interviews also shed light on the twisted personality and psychosis that caused Mark Chapman to kill John Lennon. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television.

Lifeline: The Untold Story of Saving the Pulse Survivors

Lifeline

1 x 60′, HD

On June 12, 2016, Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida was the site of one of the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the USA.  Lifeline will take you behind-the-scenes to see how the blood center and hospital raced against the clock to save the victims’ lives.  Hear the emotional stories from both the survivors and the blood donors themselves who unknowingly saved their lives

Living Treasures of the Yucatán

10 Things to Know About

13 x 30′, HD

Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula has a rich history dating back to 1500 BC. Remnants of the Mayan civilization remain. But, the smaller, less visual treasures – the traditions practiced by the most important assets of this land – its people, have all but disappeared.  Living Treasures of the Yucatán tells the personal stories of men and women who work at jobs unchanged from years ago.  Jobs which, in some cases, will disappear when these last few practitioners are no longer with us. Available in English and Neutral Spanish.

The Lost Treasure Fleet of 1715

The Lost Treasure Fleet of 1715
1 x 60′, HD

July 31, 1715:  A fleet of 11 Spanish galleons set sail for Spain from Havana, Cuba, loaded with untold riches of silver, gold and jewels.  A few days into their voyage, the entire fleet sank off the coast of Florida due to the fury of a massive hurricane. Six galleons have been found. The treasures from the remaining five have been lying scattered along the ocean floor waiting to be discovered. Join us for this modern day treasure hunt as a team of explorers receive the ultimate payoff.

Matched

Matched

16 x 60′, HD

Almost 55% of marriages are arranged. Take a unique look into the age-old tradition of spouses being chosen by parents and see how couples tie the knot in elaborate and extravagant marriage ceremonies and festivities. Set in New Zealand, a melting pot of immigrants and diverse cultures from around the world. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television.

Millennials: Growing Up in the 21st Century

Millennials: Growing Up in the 21st Century
6 x 60′, HD

Provides an often emotionally raw look into the lives of a diverse group of children as they transition from the innocence of childhood, through the turbulence of adolescence and emerge as young adults.  Through yearly candid interviews over a course of 14 years, Millennials echoes in real life what the Oscar nominated film Boyhood has done in fiction. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television.

Orchard House

10 Things to Know About

1 x 30′, HD

The home in which the beloved classic novel Little Women was set and where the book’s author, Louisa May Alcott lived, is a living museum with a soul that touches those who walk through the door. The epicenter of great American literary traditions, the home and its traditions are vital to the preservation of American history. The inspiring documentary combines archival photographs, excerpts from the family’s personal papers and interviews with photographer Annie Leibowitz and others. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television.

A Round with Alice and Donald

10 Things to Know About

1 x 60′ or 2 x 30′, HD

Insightful and funny, experience an honest, open chat over a round of golf with two of the world’s most recognizable people. Rock legend Alice Cooper takes us on a journey of his life, discussing his battles with alcoholism, golf and snake bites. Just before he announced his run for presidency, Donald Trump explains his modus operandi of life offering viewers a window into how he operates and thinks. 

Spitfire Paddy

Spitfire Paddy
1 x 60′, HD

In 1940’s wartime Britain, Ace Brenan “Paddy” Finucane became the youngest wing commander in the history of the Royal Air Force.  His exploits became famous as far afield as America and Australia as the handsome 21 year old war icon became a symbol of hope and pride.  In his meteoric but brief career, Paddy was celebrated as one of the top Fighter Ace Pilots of World War II.  Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television.

This is Palestine

1 x 60′, HD

This compelling documentary records the daily struggle of Palestinians who struggle to find hope for the future.  Meet the indigenous people of this war-torn region trying to deal with the relentless pressures and drudgery of daily life in a land of endless conflict.  See stories of the painful experiences and loss they have endured due to the ongoing Israeli/Arab conflict. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television.

The Wayman Tisdale Story

Wayman Tisdale Story
1 x 66′, HD

The moving and inspirational award winning documentary celebrating the life and legacy of Wayman Tisdale, a three-time All-American, Gold Medal Olympian, former NBA star, and world renowned jazz musician.  Features interviews with Michael Jordan and other NBA players.

What in the World?

What in the World

53 x 30′, SD/HD

This hard-hitting series focuses on the downside of globalization and the denial of human rights in certain areas of the world such as Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the USA.  Moving stories are told from the eyes of the locals who live through the violations. Distributed in cooperation with Network Ireland Television.

Wilbur: The King in the Ring

Wilbur: The King in the Ring
1 x 60′, HD

A comedic documentary about an ex-professional kiwi wrestler who undergoes gastric sleeve surgery and his filmmaker best friend who insists on capturing the dramatic journey. Wilbur is a story about rebirth – physical transformation, emotional excavation, and the harrowing process of redefining one’s own existence – told in a way that doesn’t sugarcoat reality.