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Balseros - Cuban Rafters
In the summer of 1994, a team of public television reporters filmed and interviewed seven Cubans a few days before their risky venture of setting out to sea in homemade rafts to reach the coast of the United States. Six…
Magnificent Burden - A Former Socialite Becomes a Spokesperson for a Rare Disorder
Taylor Stein was a jet-setting party girl who became one of the most popular figures in the '90s New York social scene. Taylor could get anything -- and anyone -- she wanted. All that changes when she discovers, in the…
Fight For Space - Where Is Your Space Program?
In 1962, spurred by the Cold War, President John F. Kennedy famously made the bold proclamation that NASA would send astronauts to the moon by the end of the decade. The Space Race inspired a generation to pursue careers in…
A Blind Hero - The Love of Otto Weidt
At Yad Vashem, the Berlin brushmaker Otto Weidt is listed as one of the Righteous Among the Nations. But Weidt's story has otherwise been overlooked until now. A Blind Hero finally brings the story of his daring and cunning rescue…
The Return - Young and Jewish in Poland
Before World War Two, Poland's 3.5 million Jews made the country the epicenter of the Jewish world. Today less than 20,000 Jews live there. Due to the Holocaust and ensuing Soviet era, Poland's remaining Jews hid their identity from their…
Speaking In Strings - Italian Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg 
This documentary profiles the controversial world-renown violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenburg. An enormously funny, fearless and irreverent individual, Nadja has played on every major stage and with every major orchestra in the world. Her unorthodox, passionate delivery, her swagger and unconventional attire…
Portrait of Wally
"Portrait of Wally", Egon Schiele's tender picture of his mistress, Walburga ("Wally") Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for 13 years the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between…
Victor Young Perez
This film tells the incredible true story of a Tunisian Jewish boxer who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932. His romance with the French-Italian actress Mireille Balin increased his fame but because of his Jewish heritage, Perez…
Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas - Jewish Songwriters Composing Christmas Music
Set almost entirely in a Chinese restaurant, DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS is an offbeat, irreverent musical documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Torme, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker…
The Memory Thief
This is the story of Lukas - an aimless, haunted young man in contemporary L.A. who buries thoughts of his own past in the humdrum routine of a tollbooth clerk. A chance encounter with a Holocaust survivor suddenly brings into…
Grinders - The Underground World of Illegal Poker
With a new baby and wife to support, out-of-work filmmaker Matt Gallagher tries his hand - and some would say "luck"- at playing poker for a living. This inside journey into the unconventional, often bizarre, underground world of illegal poker…
Tony Curtis - Driven To Stardom
Trapeze, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success, The Boston Strangler, Some Like It Hot. Tony Curtis, the man who influenced Elvis Presley and James Dean, was one of the very first teen idols and one of the last real movie stars.…
Underfire - The True Story of War Photographer Tony Vaccaro
This documentary chronicles the life and vision of the remarkable Tony Vaccaro, and explores how photography defines the way the public perceives armed conflict, and revealing the sheer difficulty of survival while taking photos in a war zone. Through interviews…
Resilience
Resilience takes a look at a side of adoption rarely told: what happens after the reunion? Following a Korean birth mother and her American son as they reunite and attempt to build a relationship amidst cultural clashes and unable to…
The Sturgeon Queens - Four Generations of a Jewish Family Business in New York
Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, this documentary features an extensive interview with…
I am What I Play - The Heyday of Rock Radio
The rock radio DJ once played an unprecedented creative role in the rock music world. I Am What I Play profiles four DJs in major markets: their programming, their politics, and their deep connections with musicians and fans in the…
Badass Beauty Queen - Fighting For Human Rights in China
The story behind Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin, using her beauty and brass to stand up against an oppressive juggernaut-- the Chinese communist government. Drama, danger and fear follow Anastasia as she becomes the darling of the human rights community,…
You See Me Laughin - The Last Mississippi Bluesmen
You See Me Laughin' is a personal journey into the lives and music of the last of the Mississippi hill country bluesmen - farmers and laborers first, musicians second - men who, year after year, congregated on back porches and…
New Muslim Cool
Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Perez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim. Now he's moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious community,…
Word Wars - Tiles and Tribulations on The Scrabble Circuit
"Word Wars" follows the lives of four of the top-rated Scrabble players in the country as they crisscross the United States in heated competitions culminating in their ultimate quest - the twenty-five-thousand-dollar top prize awarded at the national tournament in…