In June 2018, women in Saudi Arabia were allowed to drive legally for the first time. This documentary follows Saudi women as they embrace a new way of life and the freedom that comes from being behind the wheel.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger reveals himself during a tumultuous year in his personal life as he collaborates with Caitlyn Jenner on her biography and exposes his own buried desires in ways that test his marriage and family.
This documentary illuminates the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border by following the story of two mothers who have been separated from their children after fleeing danger in their homelands to seek safe refuge in the United States.
The life of Jesús Gil is one of the most surprising and extraordinary stories of the last few decades in Europe. A unique character, he broke the mould in the world of politics, football and real estate in Spain.
For more than three decades, Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.
In 2018, for the first time, more Americans chose cremation than traditional funerals and burials. This film explores the changing attitudes, rituals and mechanics of death, including the ways it is recognized, and how the end of life is approached. Subjects include the choice to use medical assistance, unique celebrations of life and ways to honor loved ones as they die.
This documentary feature will focus on drag culture past and present through the revival of Wigstock, the iconic NYC annual drag queen festival.
This special features conversations between Jerrod Carmichael and the men in his life.
A timely documentary that explores troubling questions of how we communicate in the digital age by diving into the ethical morass of the case of Michelle Carter, who was charged with coercing her boyfriend into suicide via text.
Exploring the sexual abuse scandal that shook the sports world in 2017.
There are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S., a number that continues to grow each year. Drawing on unprecedented access, FOSTER traces a complex path through the LAs Department of Children and Family Services.
Seven-year-old Xiara’s father, Harold, has been in and out of jail her whole life. This film documents a young girl’s struggle to stay connected to her father, and her mothers’ struggle to keep her from following in Harold’s dangerous footsteps.
In a style all his own, Alan Berliner puts his struggle with insomnia under the microscope in this groundbreaking personal documentary, Wide Awake.
As America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, United Skates spotlights a community fighting in a racially charged environment to save the underground African-American subculture of roller skating.
This warmhearted documentary tells the story of 17-year-old Kebreeya’s crusade to improve nutrition awareness on a personal, familial, and community level in her North Carolina town.
How can you burn food without cooking? (Answer: Exercise!) This and other riddles are posed to students of varying ages and activity levels to test their nutrition knowledge – and inspire them to take action towards healthier lifestyles.
Eating disorders affect five million people in the U.S., and more than 10% of those diagnosed with anorexia nervosa will die from the disease. THIN is a documentary that chronicles the struggles of women who are literally dying to be thin.
When a robot kills a human, who takes the blame? An eerie, eye-opening work of science nonfiction, this documentary charts incidents in which robots caused the deaths of humans.
Dee Dee Ricks, self-made millionaire, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Heartbroken by the realization that many women with breast cancer are uninsured and cannot afford proper treatment, she became their advocate. This is her story of transformation.
A generation of American Muslim children does not know a world before September 11, 2001.
This film focuses on the children who attend a traditional Islamic school in a tightly knit Muslim community in the economically depressed Detroit-Hamtramck.
Filmed over a two-month period in the summer of 1992, Skinheads USA chronicles the operations and personalities of the Alabama-based Aryan National Front, a neo-Nazi Skinhead group headed by a three-time felon named Bill Riccio.
Song of Parkland tells the story of drama students who harness the power of the arts to heal themselves and their community in the wake of tragedy.
Photographer Gillian Laub documents a divisive murder case in a small Georgia town, one year after the town merges its segregated proms, and during a contentious campaign to elect the county’s first African-American sheriff.
Acclaimed filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi takes a look at the future of San Francisco – where the tech revolution is causing economic shifts in a city that has long been the counter-culture capital of the U.S.
Oscar®-nominated profile of New York City’s “canners” – unemployed men and women who eke out a meager living by collecting discarded cans and bottles on the sidewalks of the city and redeem them to cover the simplest of living expenses.
A harrowing, elegiac look back at some of the 8,000-plus men, women and children who were killed by gunfire in America during the spring of 2014.
Through operating-room footage, home videos, “before” and “after” photos, and interviews with doctors, lawyers and patients, this film focuses on three people recovering from plastic surgeries that went horrifically wrong.
A personal journey that follows a year in the life of Katrina Gilbert, a 30-year-old woman earning just above the minimum wage. After leaving her addict husband Jeremy Katrina finds herself living in a trailer and providing sole support to her children.
This poignant documentary follows an elderly couple in the remote Himalayan Mountains of Nepal as they take a life- changing three-day journey to reclaim their long-lost sight.
A poignant inside look at Camp Erin, a free, three-day camp that encourages children who lost close family members to open up about their feelings, and move forward in the grieving process.
Renowned medical expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the causes and alarming, growing impact of stress on Americans’ daily lives and health.
This Oscar®-nominated documentary short tells the story of two Long Island sisters who, once a month, open their beauty salon to female cancer patients, free of charge, helping them feel beautiful while fighting an ugly disease.
In 1967 Ford Motor Company, began dumping toxic waste in Ringwood, New Jersey, where the Ramapo Mountain Indians have lived for hundreds of years. Thirty years later, after one too many premature deaths, they filed a major class-action lawsuit.
It’s A Hard Truth Ain’t It is co-directed by Madeleine Sackler and 13 men incarcerated at a high security prison, several of whom were also cast as first-time actors in the movie O.G. These men study filmmaking as a vehicle to explore their memories and how they ended up with decades-long sentences. Animated sequences by Yoni Goodman bring their stories to life.
This film follows the challenges facing five families who have children diagnosed with Bipolar Mood Disorder, which manifests itself via intense and unusual mood swings, temper tantrums, hyperactivity and hypersexuality, delusions, and depression.
When adults are ineffectual, children have to grow up quickly. Ola is 14 and she takes care of her dysfunctional father, autistic brother and a mother who lives separately; but most of all she tries to reunite the family.
Narrated by Susan Sarandon, Broken Child focuses on behavioral problems among children in America as a byproduct of drug and alcohol abuse, neglect, and other social and/or medical problems passed on from parent to child, generation to generation.
An intimate and candid profile of the public triumphs and private struggles of the Olympic gold medal diver and LGBT trailblazer – Greg Louganis.
This documentary follows veterans and activeduty service members from varied backgrounds who come together to combat their traumas through the written word in a USO-sponsored arts workshop at Walter Reed National Military Hospital.
A four-part documentary news series that offers a new, exciting lens into the topics reshaping the world in real time, as conceived and produced by the innovative new media company Axios.
A funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians. Told largely through Williams’ own words, the film celebrates what he brought to comedy from the wild days of late-1970s L.A. to his death in 2014.
An inside look at the human consequences of the migration crisis in Europe, as told through the harrowing stories of brave refugees who overcome incredible challenges in search of a better future.
This eye-opening documentary tells the stories of children with serious emotional disturbance, and their parents’ desperate, ongoing efforts to obtain treatment before they harm themselves or others, in the face of limited resources and support.
Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, hosts of the hit comedy podcast 2 Dope Queens, bring their hilarious insights and laugh-out-load banter to HBO for the first time in a series of four hour-long specials.
Sonja Sohn directs this compelling, behind-the-scenes look at the struggles of police and activists to hold the city of Baltimore together after a wave of community upheaval following the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in police custody.
Inspired by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s own experiences with the law as a youth, this documentary captures the lives of incarcerated young men who are granted a second chance through a one-of-a-kind boot-camp program.
On an epic single day, comedy superstar Will Ferrell visits five different spring-training ballparks, playing 10 different positions on 10 different major-league teams – all in a heroic effort to raise smiles, and funds for cancer.
Will Ferrell stars in his first-ever HBO solo special, a 90-minute one-man Broadway show, taped live at the Cort Theatre. Ferrell plays Bush at different times in his life: “the cowboy Bush,” “the flight suit Bush” and “the suit (President) Bush.”
Comedian/actress Whitney Cummings stars in her first HBO stand-up comedy special, an hour of audacious adult humor taped in front of a live audience at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
One of America’s most groundbreaking comedy talents Grammy-nominated comedian Tig Notaro stars in her first-ever HBO stand-up comedy special. The exclusive presentation was taped in May before a live audience at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston.
In this one-hour stand-up comedy special, taped before a live audience at the Vic Theatre in Chicago, Pete Holmes brings his unique brand of happy-go-lucky comedy to HBO, sharing hilarious and relatable insights.
Before the eighth season of his late-night series, comedian Bill Maher stared in this one hour stand-up comedy on HBO. Airing live from the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, the special features Maher’s acerbic takes on a range of social and political issues.
In front of a live Broadway audience at the Imperial Theatre in NYC, the comedian revisits the family members and friends who molded his character from an early age and helped make him who he is today.
Child of Hollywood royalty. Star Wars icon. Actress/author Carrie Fisher strips away her celebrity veneer in Wishful Drinking, the raw, raucous, intoxicating true story of a life on the edge, based on her hit stage production and best-selling book.
In 2008, Abbey Curran became the first woman with a physical disability (she has cerebral palsy) to compete in the Miss USA Pageant®. On the road to her success, Abbey started Miss You Can Do It to pass on her dream to other girls with disabilities.
Two years after the bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted for his role in the atrocities. The trial and sentencing are brought to life by Boston Globe reporters, some of whom had followed the story since the first day.
An up-close look at the profound effects of gentrification in West Chelsea, NYC, where affluent kids at an elite private school share a street with young people from the public-housing projects, whose dreams have been tempered by years of poverty and fears of eventual displacement.
Through the stories of six clients, this inspiring documentary focuses on a custom-suit company in NYC that’s helping members of the LGBTQ community embrace their identities – and look the way they feel.
Nearly 70% of all American adults drink alcohol, but for a segment of the population, the risks of drinking can be devastating. Previously viewed as a dichotomy, the way health professionals now examine drinkers at risk falls on a spectrum, which Risky Drinking demonstrates in its profiled subjects (who were filmed over several months in 2014):
This documentary series chronicling the search for a first-time director and exploring the filmmaking process, it spans the entire filmmaking process, taking a revealing, uncensored look at the challenges facing a first- time director.
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