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Programs by Genre: Human Interest

Stories told through the contemporary lives of individuals with a focus on not only on the extraordinary, but also on the compelling and often overlooked, elements of life.

65_RedRoses

65_RedRoses
Human Interest - 1x52

Eva is a young, beautiful and smart overachiever with a loving family and a great sense of humor. She also shares a terrible bond with some very special friends. Eva and her online friends all have cystic fibrosis, a fatal... SEE MORE >>

Address, The

Address, The
Human Interest - 1x90

Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of Greenwood, who... SEE MORE >>

After Newtown: Guns in America

After Newtown: Guns in America
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x55

After Newtown: Guns in America is an unprecedented exploration of America's enduring relationship with firearms. From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice, from 19th-century immigrant riot... SEE MORE >>

Alfred and Jakobine

Alfred and Jakobine
Human Interest - 1x52 or 1x74

In the summer of 1955, American Alfred Hobbs and his new Danish wife Jakobine were living in Casablanca, Morocco, where they discovered a vintage London taxi. Over the next four years the couple would drive the old car acr... SEE MORE >>

America Revealed

America Revealed
Arts & Culture, Human Interest, History - 4x53

In four groundbreaking hours, America Revealed leaps outside the mundane to take viewers on a soaring journey above the great American landscape, revealing the country as it has never been seen before. America Revealed har... SEE MORE >>

American Pharaoh

American Pharaoh
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x55

Go behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team — the “Pharaohs” — and its American coach, Bob Bradley and follow the team’s efforts to qualify for soccer’s ultimate event for the first time in mo... SEE MORE >>

Amish, The

Amish, The
Human Interest, History, Social Issues - 1x112

The Amish first migrated to the United States more than 200 years ago and created a community built on the belief that worldliness not only prevents closeness to God, but also introduces influences that are destructive to ... SEE MORE >>

Amish: Shunned, The

Amish: Shunned, The
Human Interest, History, Social Issues - 1x113

Filmed over the course of twelve months, The Amish: Shunned follows seven former members of the Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave one of the most closed and tightly-knit communities in the Uni... SEE MORE >>

Art & Copy

Art & Copy
Arts & Culture, Human Interest, History - 1x56 or 1x88

  • Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection, Hot Docs
  • Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming, Emmy Awards

Fascinating Look at the Real "Mad Men" - and Women - Behind Some of the Most Memorable Advertis
... SEE MORE >>

Autism Enigma, The

Autism Enigma, The
Human Interest, Science - 1x52

Autism is the fastest rising developmental disorder in the industrialized world. With an astounding 600% increase in diagnoses in the last 20 years, scientists are still grappling with its cause. Research has been frustrat... SEE MORE >>

Axis of Light: 8 Artists from the Middle East

Axis of Light: 8 Artists from the Middle East
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 1x52

Seen through the work of eight leading artists, Axis of Light is a poignant and absorbing observation of the beauty and mystery of the Middle East which is often ignored, especially today where anger and violence demand ce... SEE MORE >>

Be Like Others: Transsexuals in Iran

Be Like Others: Transsexuals in Iran
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x52 or 1x74

In Iran, according to Islamic law, homosexuality is punishable by death. Ironically, sex-change operations are not only legal; they are embraced by a society that accepts male or female but nothing in between. Iran's gende... SEE MORE >>

Being Mortal

Being Mortal
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x60

FRONTLINE follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, Being Mor... SEE MORE >>

Beyond Our Differences

Beyond Our Differences
Human Interest - 1x52

With all of the problems facing the world today including war, poverty, weapons, environmental degradation, starvation, overpopulation and severe desperation among millions, people are longing for meaning. Many seek answer... SEE MORE >>

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
Human Interest, History, Science - 3x112 or 6x54

Presented by Ken Burns, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a film by Barak Goodman, tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern r... SEE MORE >>

Caring For Mom and Dad

Caring For Mom and Dad
Human Interest - 1x60

As more than 76 million Baby Boomers approach retirement, shifting demographic trends and economic circumstances are creating a new normal for many families. Some 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of informal c... SEE MORE >>

Children of Giant

Children of Giant
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 1x56

Children of Giant unearths the deeply wrought emotions surrounding the segregation of Anglos and Latinos in the small West Texas town of Marfa, before, during, and after the month-long production of George Stevens' 1956... SEE MORE >>

Coming Back with Wes Moore

Coming Back with Wes Moore
Human Interest, Social Issues - 3x55

"There's much to admire about this film," — Newsday

Best-selling author and U.S. army veteran Wes Moore tells intimate stories of veterans returning from war. Moore’s journey takes him into the personal lives of veteran... SEE MORE >>

Cracking Your Genetic Code

Cracking Your Genetic Code
Human Interest, Science - 1x53

Welcome to the thought-provoking world of bioethics, a constantly evolving drama of complex choices: from new ways to be conceived to new definitions of life and death; from the surgical and pharmacological mitigation of n... SEE MORE >>

Cuba's Secret Side

Cuba's Secret Side
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 2x54

Five decades after Castro's revolution, Cuba’s Secret Side explores Cuba's dual personality:  the side seen on newsreels and by tourists, and the reality lived by its vibrant and astoundingly diverse people. Knowing t... SEE MORE >>

Dancing with Dictators

Dancing with Dictators
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x57 or 1x80

This is a film about the struggle for control of MCM, the only media company in Burma with any foreign investment. Australian publisher Ross Dunkley started and owns 49% of Burma's leading newspaper, The Myanmar Times, whi... SEE MORE >>

Daughter from Danang

Daughter from Danang
Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x57 or 1x81

A Vietnamese mother and her Amerasian daughter are reunited after 22 years. Heidi Bub (aka Mai Thi Hiep), a young Vietnamese American woman from Tennessee, always dreamed of a joyful reunion, but unlike the cliche happy en... SEE MORE >>

Dear Zachary

Dear Zachary
Human Interest - 1x89

"This documentary beggars belief. No storyteller could make this up, and few dramas could get anywhere near its overwhelming power."-- Times Online (UK)

On Nov. 5, 2001, Dr. Andrew Bagby was murdered in Pennsylvania; the pr... SEE MORE >>

Digital Nation

Digital Nation
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x53 or 1x83

Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn, and interact in ways that we are only beginning to understand.  FRONTLINE producer... SEE MORE >>

Dinosaur Wars

Dinosaur Wars
Human Interest, History, Science - 1x53

In 1870, America's untamed West was dry, sparsely vegetated, and constantly eroding. But beneath the surface lay a treasure unlike any in the world: the bones of countless prehistoric creatures. For the emerging field of A... SEE MORE >>

Doctors' Diaries

Doctors' Diaries
Human Interest, Science - 2x57

This is the last installment in the groundbreaking NOVA series that began in 1987 and followed seven students starting out at Harvard Medical School.  Over the past two decades, NOVA has documented these individuals' trial... SEE MORE >>

Donated to Science

Donated to Science
Human Interest - 1x52

Best Director, Documentary Edge Festival (New Zealand)

This film tackles a difficult subject in a funny, sad, and honest way. The filmmakers follow a group of people who plan to donate their bodies to the Otago Medical Sch... SEE MORE >>

Dust Bowl, The

Dust Bowl, The
Human Interest, History - 4x52

The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadba... SEE MORE >>

FRONTLINE/World 902
Multiple Episodes

FRONTLINE/World 902
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x53

FRONTLINE/World is a series that turns its lens on the global community. Each episode features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists, taking viewers on adventurous journeys... SEE MORE >>

FUREVER

FUREVER
Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x56 or 1x80

FUREVER explores the dimensions of grief people can experience over the death of a pet, examining how the sociological evolution of pets as part of the family unit is affecting those in the veterinary profession and deat... SEE MORE >>

Faces of America

Faces of America
Human Interest, History - 4x54

Turning to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. unravels the American tapestry by exploring the family histories of 12 renowned Americans. He follows the threads of his guests'... SEE MORE >>

Facing Death

Facing Death
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x53

How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and you're confronted with the prospect of "pulling the plug," do you know how you'll respond? Unfounded rumors of federal "... SEE MORE >>

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 1x52 or 1x98

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough depicts one man’s wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art by combining traditional documentary storytelling with the original animation of ov... SEE MORE >>

Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Human Interest, History - 10x53

This 10-part series, with renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., journeys deep into the ancestry of a group of remarkable individuals and provides new understanding of personal identity and Am... SEE MORE >>

Finding Your Roots, Season 2

Finding Your Roots, Season 2
Human Interest, History - 10x60

Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series African American Lives (2006), noted scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has been helping people discover long-lost relatives hidden for generations within the branches of the... SEE MORE >>

Flying the Secret Sky

Flying the Secret Sky
Human Interest, History - 1x56

FLYING THE SECRET SKY: THE STORY OF RAF FERRY COMMAND tells a story of passionate risk-taking, of young men braving dangerous flights in primitive aircraft.  These "cowboys of the air" are forgotten heroes of the war, who ... SEE MORE >>

Girls on the Wall

Girls on the Wall
Human Interest - 1x57

** Best Documentary of Current Significance, Emmys (Chicago/Midwestern) **

A group of incarcerated teenage girls get a shot at redemption in a most unlikely form: a musical based on their lives. As they write and stage thei... SEE MORE >>

Glance Up

Glance Up
Human Interest - 1x52

Joan Pahisa has a huge passion for basketball. It would be nothing extraordinary except for one detail: He is exactly one meter tall. In 2013 he attended the World Dwarf Games in the United States—an Olympic-style com... SEE MORE >>

Growing Up Online

Growing Up Online
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x57

FRONTLINE looks at the impact of the Internet on adolescence through the eyes of teens and their parents.  The film takes viewers into the private worlds kids are creating online -- from kids who are harassed and bullied, ... SEE MORE >>

Happy Everyday: Park Life in China

Happy Everyday: Park Life in China
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 1x52

Happy Everyday: Park Life in China presents a version of retirement unlike anything seen in the West—elderly ravers dancing to techno music, playing in mass maraca troupes, and taking over playgrounds for their exercises... SEE MORE >>

Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America

Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America
Human Interest, Lifestyle, Science, Social Issues - 1x82

Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. How can a seemingly healthy 44-year-old suddenly drop dead from a massive heart attack? His case is not unusual, as this documentary explains. More than half of all peop... SEE MORE >>

Human Face of Big Data, The

Human Face of Big Data, The
Human Interest, Science - 1x56

With the rapid emergence of digital devices, an unstoppable, invisible force is changing human lives in incredible ways. Every two days the human race is now generating as much data as was generated from the dawn of hum... SEE MORE >>

In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food
Human Interest, Science - 1x60 or 1x120

What should we eat? Until the early 20th century, the answer to this question was simply dictated by what was grown nearby, readily available, and unspoiled. But 100 years later, the struggle over what to eat has become ... SEE MORE >>

In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words
Human Interest - 3x60

In Their Own Words is a stylish new biography series that explores an elite few of the 20th century’s greatest figures, illuminating their fascinating personalities and profound cultural and historical impact. The seri... SEE MORE >>

In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

In the Footsteps of Marco Polo
Arts & Culture, Human Interest, History - 1x56 or 1x86

Many people have big dreams, but only a few bold adventurers live them. Denis Belliveau and Francis O'Donnell took a wild idea--retrace Marco Polo's entire 25,000-mile, land-and-sea route from Venice to China and back--and... SEE MORE >>

Italian Americans, The

Italian Americans, The
Arts & Culture, Human Interest, History - 4x54

The Italian Americans reveals the unique and distinctive qualities of one immigrant group’s experience, and how these qualities, over time, have shaped and challenged America. At the turn of the 20th century, many Ita... SEE MORE >>

Japanland

Japanland
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 8x30 or 4x60

For an entire year, adventure filmmaker and author Karin Muller immersed herself in Japanese society, traveling from one end of the country to the other, struggling to navigate a notoriously complex and often contradictory... SEE MORE >>

Jewish Americans, The

Jewish Americans, The
Arts & Culture, Current Affairs, Human Interest, History - 3x112

THE JEWISH AMERICANS, an extraordinary three-part documentary series written and directed by the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin, examines the struggle of a tiny minority to make its way into the American mainstr... SEE MORE >>

Jewish People, The:  A Story of Survival

Jewish People, The: A Story of Survival
Arts & Culture, Human Interest, History, Lifestyle - 1x56

Spanning millennia, this history of the Jewish people explores how a small group who started as desert nomads overcame countless obstacles to survive to the present day. From slavery to the loss of their temple; from exile... SEE MORE >>

Jim Thorpe, The World’s Greatest Athlete

Jim Thorpe, The World’s Greatest Athlete
Human Interest - 1x56

Jim Thorpe, The World’s Greatest Athlete is a biography of the Native American athlete who became a sports icon in the first half of the 20th century. Beginning with Thorpe’s boyhood in Indian Territory it chronicles h... SEE MORE >>

Kind Hearted Woman

Kind Hearted Woman
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues

2 parts: 113' and 173'

In a special series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (The Farmer’s Wife, Country Boys) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala S... SEE MORE >>

King of Hollywood: Inventing David Geffen

King of Hollywood: Inventing David Geffen
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 2x54

Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man. His far-reaching influence—as agent and manager, record industry mogul, H... SEE MORE >>

Language Matters with Bob Holman

Language Matters with Bob Holman
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 1x109 or 2x55

There are more than 6,000 languages remaining in the world. We lose one every two weeks; hundreds will be lost within the next generation. By the end of this century, half of the world’s languages will have vanished.In... SEE MORE >>

Last Days in Vietnam

Last Days in Vietnam
Human Interest, History - 1x114 or 1x98

Academy Award® Nominee for Best Documentary Feature

"Observant, incisive, and at times both heartrending and inspiring, the film offers the potential for further reconciliation almost 40 years after America’s final r... SEE MORE >>

Last Ghost of War

Last Ghost of War
Human Interest, History, Social Issues - 1x57

What is a chemical weapon? And who should be held accountable in the wake of what is arguably the largest chemical warfare operation in American history? A former US ambassador to Vietnam referred to Agent Orange as "the l... SEE MORE >>

Latin Music USA

Latin Music USA
Arts & Culture, Human Interest, Lifestyle - 4x55

From Latin Jazz and Mambo to Salsa, Tejano, Chicano Rock, Latin pop and Reggaeton, LATIN MUSIC USA tells the story of the rise of new music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the often overlooked influence of Lat... SEE MORE >>

Latino Americans

Latino Americans
Human Interest, History - 6x54

"important and enlightening...Latino Americans is the kind of polished, intelligent documentary series that PBS does so well." — The New York Times

Latino Americans, a landmark three-part, six-hour documentary serie... SEE MORE >>

Life Without Pain, A

Life Without Pain, A
Human Interest - 1x53 or 1x73

What happens when a person can't feel pain? This film examines the day-to-day lives of three children who literally feel no pain. We follow 3-year old Gabby from Minnesota, 7-year old Miriam from Norway and 10-year old Ja... SEE MORE >>

Lifecasters

Lifecasters, It's Never too Late to Follow Your Dreams
Human Interest - 1x56

Lifecasters unites fiction and documentary filmmakers to tell stories of three people who use their strength, creativity, and determination to reach their goals—a bit later in life. Each of this innovative documentary... SEE MORE >>

Little World

Little World
Human Interest - 1x83 or 1x54

Best Documentary Boulder International Film Festival 2013
Best Teen Dox Film ZagrebDox 2013
IDFA DOC U Award 2012

Albert Casals is a young man who has been in a wheelchair since suffering leukemia at the tender age of five. B... SEE MORE >>

Lord of the Ants

Lord of the Ants
Human Interest, Science - 1x53

Every so often a giant emerges on the stage of science, someone who transcends the narrow boundaries of a particular line of research and alters our perspective of the world. E.O. Wilson is such a man. While studying ants,... SEE MORE >>

Make 'Em Laugh

Make 'Em Laugh
Arts & Culture, Human Interest, History - 6x54

MAKE 'EM LAUGH: THE FUNNY BUSINESS OF AMERICA is a series of six one-hour episodes chronicling over 100 years of the funniest moments in the history of entertainment.  The series features the most popular routines, the mos... SEE MORE >>

Makers 2

Makers 2
Human Interest, History - 6x60

In the last half-century, women have fought their way into nearly every sphere of American life, from the battlefield to the comedy club, the soundstage to the Senate. Expanding on the critically acclaimed PBS documenta... SEE MORE >>

Makers: Women Who Make America

Makers: Women Who Make America
Human Interest, History - 3x54

Review the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of po... SEE MORE >>

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor
Human Interest, History - 1x56

THE MEDAL OF HONOR traces the history of America's highest award for valor in combat through powerful stories of those who have received this honor and asks fundamental questions about what it means to have the courage of ... SEE MORE >>

Medicated Child, The

Medicated Child, The
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x57

With over six million children now on behavior modifying  medications -- some starting as young as two years old -- FRONTLINE continues its investigation, which began with the program MEDICATING KIDS, into the controversia... SEE MORE >>

Medicating Kids

Medicating Kids
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x57

Today, millions of American children are being prescribed powerful behavior modifying drugs such as Ritalin, Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. But are these medications really necessary -- and safe -- for young children, or merely... SEE MORE >>

Mi Chacra (My Land)

Mi Chacra (My Land)
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 1x52 or 1x99

** Grand Prize Winner, 2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival **

Raised in a farming village in the mountains of southern Peru, Feliciano works as a porter on the Inca Trail in hopes of some day taking his son to live in the cit... SEE MORE >>

My Father, My Brother, and Me

My Father, My Brother, and Me
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x57

FRONTLINE and ITVS explore the scientific, ethical and political debate that surrounds Parkinson's disease: a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects about one million Americans.  Beginning with the story ... SEE MORE >>

Mystery of the Arctic Cairn

Mystery of the Arctic Cairn
Human Interest, History, Science - 1x54

A subzero adventure with a historical twist, Mystery of the Arctic Cairn follows four men and their tempestuous Inuit dogs on a 1,200-kilometer journey into the icy wilderness. Tobias Thorleifsson has a dream to cross th... SEE MORE >>

Natural History of the Chicken

Natural History of the Chicken
Human Interest, History, Science - 1x60

Most of us best know the chicken from our dinner plates: whether as thigh, wing, or drumstick. We barely pause a moment to consider the bird's many virtues.  This one-hour film by Mark Lewis expands the frontiers of popula... SEE MORE >>

Naturally Obsessed

Naturally Obsessed, The Making of a Scientist
Human Interest, Science - 1x56

"Funny, lively, thoroughly absorbing documentary... smart tightly focused and deeply affecting, 'Naturally Obsessed' is an inspiration." -The Washington Post

An award-winning film that tells a vivid, suspenseful story about... SEE MORE >>

Never Forget to Lie

Never Forget to Lie
Current Affairs, Human Interest, History - 1x54

In his latest film, Marian Marzynski (Return to Poland, A Jew Among the Germans, Shtetl) returns to the Warsaw ghetto of his childhood. In Never Forget to Lie, Marzynski tells the extraordinary story of how he as a Jew... SEE MORE >>

Old Man and The Storm, The

Old Man and The Storm, The
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Social Issues - 1x57

Six months after Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, FRONTLINE producer June Cross came across 82-year-old Herbert Gettridge working alone on his home in the lower Ninth Ward, a neighborhood devastated when the lev... SEE MORE >>

Ordinary Joe

Ordinary Joe
Human Interest - 1x54

On a quest to impact the lives of others and find a meaning for his own, Joe Sciacca—a blue-collar roofer and Vietnam War veteran from New York—returns annually to Vietnam, seeking out the poor, diseased, and disabl... SEE MORE >>

Panama Canal

Panama Canal
Human Interest, History - 1x83

The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in human history. It literally required moving mountains, in one of the most challenging environments on earth, breaking the back of the great range that connects North and So... SEE MORE >>

Pelada

Pelada
Human Interest - 1x52 or 1x89

Away from professional stadiums, bright lights, and manicured fields, there's another side of soccer. Tucked away on alleys, side streets, and concrete courts, people play in improvised games. Every country has a different... SEE MORE >>

Prohibition

Prohibition
Human Interest, History - 5x52

Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Prohibition tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed.

The culmination of nearly a century of a... SEE MORE >>

Released, The

Released, The
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x57

Between 2008 and 2009, hundreds of thousands of prisoners with serious mental illnesses were released into communities across America, the largest exodus in the nation's history.  Typically, mentally ill offenders leave pr... SEE MORE >>

Return to Balance

Return to Balance
Human Interest - 1x51

Photographed in Yosemite National Park, featuring world-class rock climber, Ron Kauk, this high definition film carries a strong but subtle environmental message. Through imagery and occasional narration, he relates his in... SEE MORE >>

Return to the Wild

Return to the Wild
Human Interest - 1x56

Twenty years ago a young American hiker Chris McCandless, the accomplished son of successful middle-class parents, was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness. Return to the Wild is a gripping documenta... SEE MORE >>

Rx for Survival

Rx for Survival
Current Affairs, Human Interest, Science, Social Issues - 6x57 or 8x57

From vaccines to antibiotics, clean water to nutrition, bio-terror threats to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the six-part series Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge tells the compelling stories of global health challenges a... SEE MORE >>

Saving Luna: A Whale Story

Saving Luna: A Whale Story
Human Interest - 1x52 or 1x94

In a true story that has won awards at festivals around the world, Luna, a baby killer whale, gets separated from his family on the rugged, wild coast of Vancouver Island. All alone, he seems determined to make friends wit... SEE MORE >>

Seeds of Conflict

Seeds of Conflict
Human Interest, History, Social Issues - 1x60

The year 1913 was a time of transformation when Ottoman rule in Palestine was still strong, the personal identities of people living there were fluid and overlapping, and few could imagine the conflict that would dominate ... SEE MORE >>

Seven Wonders of Brazil

Seven Wonders of Brazil
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 1x55

Seven Wonders of Brazil journeys into the heart of Brazil, a country where football is worshipped like a national cult, to explore a much older religion—Brazilian Christianity. Robert Beckford, a British academic theo... SEE MORE >>

Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World

Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 1x56

Buddhism, one of the most ancient belief systems in the world, is practiced by nearly 350 million people today. Presented by Bettany Hughes, this program visits seven of the most famous ancient and modern Buddhist location... SEE MORE >>

Seven Wonders of the Muslim World

Seven Wonders of the Muslim World
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 1x56

This visually stunning program traces the history and message of Islam by following the journeys of six young pilgrims from across the Muslim world to Mecca. It explores their lives and beliefs as well as the beautiful and... SEE MORE >>

Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God

Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God
Human Interest, History - 1x60

A vivid and bittersweet portrait of the 200-year old history of the Shakers, whose influence was far out of proportion to the numbers of its members. The film is a beautifully crafted combination of rare archive material, ... SEE MORE >>

Sick Around the World

Sick Around the World
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x57

Four in five Americans say the US health-care system needs "fundamental" change.  Can the US learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different fro... SEE MORE >>

Soul in the Sea

Soul in the Sea
Human Interest, Science - 1x52

Official Honorable Mention - Blue Ocean Film Festival 2014

Moko is a young male bottlenose dolphin with a big personality—he’s mischievous, clever, and engaging, with a fetish for stealing surfboards. Moko’s arrival i... SEE MORE >>

Sound & Fury

Sound & Fury
Human Interest, Science - 1x56 or 1x80

This film puts a human face on the battle being waged in the deaf community over cochlear implants, a medical technology which is welcomed by some as the long-awaited cure for deafness and reviled by others as a cruel, abu... SEE MORE >>

Sudan's Secret Side

Sudan's Secret Side
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 1x55 or 2x55

An unforgettable journey into a world few Westerners will ever see, Sudan’s Secret Side goes undercover inside a Sudanese refugee camp, exploring the thriving camp economy that exists just below the surface—bakers, bar... SEE MORE >>

Suicide Plan, The

Suicide Plan, The
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x87

No decision is more personal than the choice to end one’s life. For those with fatal and incurable diseases, seeking help to hasten death means navigating ethical questions as well as legal risks for those left behind, i... SEE MORE >>

Sun Kissed

Sun Kissed
Human Interest - 1x54

“The film is built from an unusual mix of history, science and traditional Navajo culture, and its emotional climax pulls no punches.”—The New York Times

“Not since Kent Mackenzie's 1961 drama The Exiles has ... SEE MORE >>

Tenth Inning, The

Tenth Inning, The
Human Interest, History - 4x52

Ken Burns's four-hour special program to bring the landmark nine-part documentary film series, BASEBALL, up to date. The Tenth Inning showcases the unforgettable heroics and achievements on the field over the past fifteen ... SEE MORE >>

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Human Interest, History - 6x60

Peabody Award Winner

Emmy® Award – Outstanding Historical Programming - Long Form

“. . . beautifully done . . .” —The New York Times

Written and presented by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of W.E.B. D... SEE MORE >>

Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged

Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged
Human Interest - 1x56 or 1x88

'"Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged' is a gripping, emotionally potent, often startling documentary..."--Los Angeles Times

With heart and grace, Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged honors the courage and strength of burn survivor... SEE MORE >>

Twice Born: Stories From the Special Delivery Unit

Twice Born: Stories From the Special Delivery Unit
Human Interest, Science - 3x60

Twice Born: Stories From the Special Delivery Unit takes an intimate, inside look at rare surgeries done on babies still inside their mothers’ wombs. With exclusive access to the elite Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Tr... SEE MORE >>

Twisted

Twisted
Human Interest, Science - 1x54

At age 17, filmmaker Laurel Chiten was in a terrible car accident. Months later, her neck began jerking out of control. Doctors finally figured out that Chiten had dystonia: a neurological disorder that forces your muscles... SEE MORE >>

Twisted:  A Balloonamentary

Twisted: A Balloonamentary
Arts & Culture, Human Interest - 1x56

Twisted: A Balloonamentary is a story about people who discover that once you make a balloon dog, you can do anything.  A flying octopus, a Trojan horse, two 100-foot-tall soccer players -- all made out of balloons.

These a... SEE MORE >>

We Shall Remain

We Shall Remain
Human Interest, History - 5x87

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presents a provocative anthology of five inspiring and sometimes heartbreaking stories, highlighting Native ingenuity and resilience over the course of three hundred years and upending stereotypes of Am... SEE MORE >>

Whale, The

Whale, The
Human Interest

An extraordinary, true story of contact between species, The Whale, narrated by Ryan Reynolds, is a classic combination of star power and grassroots heart.

When a young male orca, nicknamed Luna, loses contact with his f... SEE MORE >>

When Hari Got Married

When Hari Got Married
Human Interest - 1x52

Hari, a 30-year-old taxi driver, lives in a small village in the Himalayan foothills of India. His father is a poor farmer. For generations, people like him have scraped a living by farming small parcels of terraced land. ... SEE MORE >>

Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy

Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy
Human Interest - 1x52 or 1x75

"Vivid personalities and a sharp eye for telling detail make this well-packaged docu an ingratiating winner." -Variety

What is it like to be torn from your Chinese foster family, put on a plane with strangers and wake up in... SEE MORE >>

Young and Restless in China

Young and Restless in China
Current Affairs, Human Interest - 1x117

The 21st Century has been called "The China Century".  China's blazing development continues to amaze Western observers, and many predict it's only a matter of time before the nation attains superpower status.  China's Gen... SEE MORE >>

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