This vérité documentary delves into the rich and controversial life and career of Richard Garwin. Meeting renowned scientists, historians and politicians, the filmmakers accompany Dr.Garwin on his quest to build a more peaceful, verdant and sustainable world. From global warming, nuclear proliferation and disarmament to the energy crisis, Richard Garwin is committed to finding solutions to the world’s most daunting challenges.
300 Miles to Freedom
June 4, 1844, John W. Jones and four of his companions headed north. They were fugitive slaves who escaped bodage in Leesburg, Virginia.
300 Miles to Freedom chronicles John W Jones’ journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad and his remarkable life as a free man in Elmira, New York.
The 3-D Piano Method
The 3-D Piano Method is a 6-DVD series on piano teaching and playing, produced by Richard Breyer and artist-teacher Fred Karpoff. Teachers and pianists the world over are reporting significant improvement in technical and musical achievement, including better coordination and execution of arpeggios, scales, trills, tremolos, octaves, repeated chords, pedaling, rhythm, and more.
Two African-American journalists who covered the events of the civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties return to the deep South where it all took place. The journalists are Dorothy Gilliam, the first female African American reporter at The Washington Post, and Ernest Withers, renowned photographer whose photos were published in the black press, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
North of 49
North of 49 examines the aftermath of the Nov. 18, 2001 arson at, a Sikh temple in upstate New York. The four teenagers found guilty of the Gobind Sadan attack claimed they burned down the converted farmhouse because they thought the turbaned Sikhs who worshiped there were terrorism.
In the mountains of Guazapa an FLMN guerrilla shows where he lived and how he fought for six years before being captured by government forces. A student describes what happened to him and his teachers at the University of Central America. Jesuit priests were leaders in the struggle for justice and often targeted for assassination by the government forces. In contrast to these testimonies, a member of the upper class complains that the church had become mixed up in politics.
Kasthuri is a twenty-one-year old film star who lives and works in Madras, the film capital of South India. She has starred in seven films and is about to make her eighth. The documentary exposes the paradox between her public and private life. Despite being a successful woman with a glamorous career and exposure to Western culture, Kasthuri does not challenge the traditional values of her culture. She is content to have her parents arrange a suitable marriage to a man of their choosing.
A Toast To Sweet Old Age
An in-depth look at the culture of old age in one of the world’s “epicenter of aging,” The Georgian Republic in the Caucasus’s. At the capital city, Tiblisi, and in farming villages we meet elderly who enjoy both high social status and relatively good health. We see how productive involvement in their communities and families contributes to this.
Dancers and Musicians of Bhutan
The Royal Dancers of and Musicians of Bhutan documents Tsechu, the annual festival of Bhutan. Tsechu is part high mass, part morality play and part picnic. Villagers travel miles on foot to attend the three-day event where monks and lay male dancers perform pieces – some dating back to the eighth century. These performances bless the [...]