Documentaries

The Meaning of Tea

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The Meaning of Tea is an engaging and whimsical documentary film that explores the romance and complexities surrounding tea, a universally beloved and widely consumed beverage. Along with offering poignant glimpses at the deeper character of tea, the film sheds light on its many varieties, whose value, use, practices, and traditions are sometimes misunderstood, neglected, and even threatened by today's marketplace.

Circle Of Defense: On The Frontlines Of Ebola And Polio

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0:44:59

Set against the vibrant and colorful backdrop of developing West African countries, Circle of Defense (COD) is a short format documentary about the ongoing fight to eradicate polio and other preventable, life-threatening diseases and how that health infrastructure should be maintained to task shift to other infectious outbreaks, such as Ebola. Polio and Ebola-survivors in the film drive home this urgent need.

Weediatrics: A Covert Medical Mission

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Weediatrics: A Covert Medical Mission follows the stories of desperate parents across the United States on their dangerous quest to attain and provide illegal substances to their children suffering with extreme medical needs. Conventional medicine hasn’t been able to help these poor children and these parents are not giving up.. With the state-by-state legislation of marijuana not addressing children’s needs, parents are deciding to smuggle medicinal marijuana home to their kids.

Tuba Ted: The Man And The Music

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Ted Goeden is a spritely octogenerian with over 70 years under his belt as a professional tuba player. He's an engaging story teller and has had an interesting life full of adventure and meaningful interactions including playing in numerous polka and dixieland bands, serving on a Navy aircraft carrier during the Korean war, performing in large parades in NY, owning several businesses and never missing the opportunity to help others. This is his story.

Empowered

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For four years, the Jicarilla Apache Nation's Johnson O'Malley program, led by Lynn Roanhorse, and Holt Hamilton Films have joined forces to encourage, motivate and empower Jicarilla Apache youth by providing hands on learning and mentorship in the filmmaking process. Follow this exciting journey as Native American youth show the world that they can do great things when EMPOWERED.

The Nuns, The Priests and The Bombs

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Nuclear disarmament activists challenge the security and legality of America’s nuclear weapons when they break into two top-secret facilities: The “Fort Knox of Uranium” and a U.S. Navy Trident nuclear submarine base.

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Are they criminals or prophets sending a wake-up call to the world?

Follows several activists, including an 82-year-old Catholic nun, who risk long jail terms in their efforts to move the world away from the nuclear brink.

Hoan Alone

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Personal Stories from the Bridge

Milwaukee's Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is the crown over Summerfest and has become one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. But it's also a popular site for suicides. This animated documentary explores the issues of the bridge and suicide through three intimate interviews.