It was author Cheri Register who said, “The joy and the tragedy co-exist. That is the paradox of adoption and we are all caught up in it.”
Life is Precious. Water Shouldn't Be.
Imagine being a nine-year old girl and having to wake up every morning at 5:00 a.m. to walk into the dark forest to fetch firewood.
Money, Power, and the American Dream
There is one stretch of Park Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that is the wealthiest neighborhood in New York City.
VICE is a documentary TV series that travels the world to uncover some of the most intriguing, often controversial, topics that often go uncovered by the mainstream media.
This eye-opening documentary brings up a well-known issue that concerns every parent and teacher alive. Millions of teenagers all over the world are falling prey to the attacks of consumerism and the overwhelming desire to be cool and to fit in.
Are Kids Using Social Media or is Social Media Using Kids?
Everybody wants to be liked. This is especially true for kids growing up in the Age of the Digital Revolution. In this documentary, author Douglas Rushkoff takes a look at how the modern teenager’s quest for identity has shifted towards the Internet.
It was Margaret Meade who stated that it is a woman’s task throughout history to go on believing in life when there was almost no hope.
Deep in the jungles of northern Borneo, Malaysia, lies a small village. It’s the last portion of untouched rainforest left in the country.
Life is about survival and the ability to thrive. Because we just never know how long we have on this planet, our job is to persevere and to fight against anything that might threaten that survival.
A Film for Change
What future do you want to see? That is the theme of Connected, a film that aims to make us question the way our society functions on a global level.
Directed by documentarian Joseph Ohayon, Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview, puts into question the human condition in the context of the 21st century.
Overcoming the Streets
Chavalos is a term used to refer to the children marred by drug addiction and crime who roam the streets of Granada, the oldest city in Nicaragua.
There is no doubt that humans need nature. It is absolutely essential for our daily lives. Some people are now realizing that it’s possible to have nature all around us, even if we live in the city, because natural environments can be easily designed into urban communities.
Spent: Looking for Change, a documentary film that was created by a collaboration between American Express and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for “Superman”), tells the stories about everyday hardworking Americans that are struggling with basic financial challenges.
The comforts of mobile phones have led to some unintended and even dangerous consequences. In fact, about 40% of teenagers have confessed that they have been in a car while the driver was texting.
The Story of Aaron Swartz
Aaron Swartz was a programmer, writer, and involved in activism that helped shape the Internet. A few of his major contributions he’s made to the technology world are, but not limited to, the invention of RSS feeds, the conceptualization of the Creative Commons, and his involvement in the popular social news site Reddit.
What Can One Man Do?
The word griot is a noun that means a member of a class of traveling poets, musicians and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa.
Scared Sacred is a feature-length film written, directed, and narrated by Velcrow Ripper. This documentary takes us on a five-year journey to the “Ground Zeros” of the world in search of hope and meaning.
Did you know that there is a mythical creature that millions of people believe to exist? What can happen in a country of 97 million inhabitants if 80% of the population were all brought up to believe in the boogeyman?
Filmed in 2002, this documentary provides an inside look at Thailand’s notorious nightlife through the eyes of one of the thousands of young women who work the scene.
This amazing 90-minute Discovery Channel feature documentary was written, co-edited and associate-produced by Kim MacQuarrie and narrated by Linda Hunt. SPIRITS OF THE RAINFOREST won two Emmy Awards, a Cine Golden Eagle, and awards at three Film Festivals.
This unusual documentary is about a man named Jim Killeen who Googled his name one day and was shocked to see other people that shared his name.
In this thought-provoking 2008 documentary, Senegal-born director Musa Dieng Kala returns to the working-class town where he grew up in the capital city of Dakar.
As technology advances our privacy is disappearing. This documentary, Panopticon, explores just how much our personal lives are being affected by the usage of invasive technology to monitor us.