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March list by Nanette Alderman
15: A Quinceañera Story
30 Minutes to Fitness: Sculpting RX with Kelly Coffey-Meyerbayview entertainment, 2019, not rated 

Contains two very different body shaping workouts: Workout One focuses on a moderate to heavier weight load, and involves supersets to effectively target all major muscle groups in less time. Workout Two is a no-impact, cardio sculpting workout that takes viewers through a continuous flow of compound moves utilizing lighter weights. Each muscle group is effectively worked with a mid-tempo flow to ensure a safe and effective workout session.

The Advocates
Agave: The Spirit of a Nationpassion river films, 2018, not rated 

The journey takes viewers to the world's most bio-diverse landscape of the agave plant, Mexico; here families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations, at times, even clandestinely. From the alluring red highlands of Jalisco to the rugged mountains of Oaxaca the film follows three producers in this burgeoning renaissance. From a bootstrap ambition to carrying on a father's legacy, their successes and sacrifices unfurl in this interweaved story.

Call Her Ganda
Among Wolves mvd visual, 2016, not rated

The Wolves are no ordinary motorcycle club as revealed in this gorgeous, surprisingly intimate documentary of trauma and survival. Still struggling after the Bosnian War, the Wolves organize a charity for their town and defend the threatened herd of wild horses they first met on the front line. Out there, with the horses, they confront their past and reclaim that territory as a space for healing.

Fahrenheit 11/9
Diet Fictiongravitas ventures, 2019, not rated

A groundbreaking feature length documentary from the award-winning filmmaker and producer of the popular documentary 'Food Choices.' It follows the audacious filmmaker in his exciting journey into the controversial world of weight loss and dieting, as he uncovers several shocking facts and confronts common misconceptions, and misleading information propagated by the industry over the last several decades.

How To Prepare for Prison
Documenting Hatepbs, 2018, not rated

Exposing the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis involved in the 2017 Charlottesville rally and exposing a neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the US military, an investigation with ProPublica shows the group's terrorist objectives and how it gained strength after the 2017 Charlottesville rally.

Innocent on Death Row
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger AilesMagnolia home entertainment, 2018, not rated

The filmmaker deftly fuses the personal, the political and the just plain surreal as it charts the rise and fall of Fox News Chairman, Roger Ailes. Variously called a bulldog, a kingmaker, and the Ernest Hemingway of campaign advisors, Ailes was a key media consultant to Presidents Nixon, Reagan and George H.W. Bush, powerfully shaping American political history over the last fifty years. In 2016, Ailes was forced out of Fox amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

Learning To See
Maria By Callascolumbia, 2017, rated pg

The definitive portrait of one of history's most extraordinarily talented women. Go beyond Callas, the original diva, and meet Maria, the woman who longed for a normal life. Told through private letters, unpublished memoirs, performances and TV interviews, the film is the first to tell the life story of the legendary Greek-American opera singer completely in her own words with never-before-seen footage.

McKellen: Playing the Partvision films, 2017, not rated 

An intimate, enthralling look at the life of a legend. It uncovers the remarkable story of actor Sir Ian McKellen through unprecedented access to private albums, archive material including his personal diaries and excerpts from an extensive video interview. Follow his journey through growing up during World War II, his passion for repertory and West End theatre to becoming a stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for gender equality.

Nature: Dogs in the Land of Lionspbs, 2018, not rated

Follow the unforgettable journey of an African wild dog family, filmed over two years in Zimbabwe. When lions kill her mate, a wild dog mom suddenly must raise two generations of pups all on her own without the help of a pack. Witness their rarely seen behavior, from tender moments with newborn pups, to the thrills of hunting wildebeest, to close encounters with their greatest enemy - the lion.

Pope Francis
Nature:  A Squirrel's Guide to Successpbs, 2019, not rated

There are almost 300 species of squirrels, some of which can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes, and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal. Uncover the extraordinary abilities of these cheeky nut lovers as a filmmaker puts their problem solving to the test on a specially designed obstacle course. And see the world through the eyes of an orphan red squirrel called Billy.

The Real Story: Master and Commander
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be MePBS, 2019,  rated tv-14 

Examine Sammy Davis Jr.'s vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during twentieth-century America. Explore the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression through the 1980s.

Trump's Showdown
Thai Cave Rescuepbs, 2018, rated tv-pg

Follow the harrowing operation to rescue twelve boys stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand, and discover the scientific ingenuity that made the rescue possible.

WWE Survivor Series 2018
WWE Best of Raw and Smackdown Live 2018world wrestling entertainment, 2019, rated pg

Twenty-eighteen was an incredible year for WWE. New Superstars emerged, rivalries came to a head, and history was made. Now, relive the best for the year in this definitive collection. Witness the debut of Ronda Rousey, the return of Undertaker, the reuniting of The Shield, and some much more.