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May list by Nanette Alderman
The Arctic Expedition
The Arctic Expeditiongravitas ventures, 2018, not rated

The historic Arctic expedition put climate change on the map. Over 250 scientists from 26 countries searching for the truth. The historic and dangerous journey will be remembered for decades to come.

Bible Hunters
Bible Hunterssmithsonian channel, 2018, not rated

Until the nineteenth century, most Bible-reading Christians believed the Old and New Testaments represented the Divine Word of God, presented in text without error. But when scholars began to question the authority and accuracy of the Holy Scripture, a group of intrepid explorers set out to discover the historical roots of the Bible. What they found would rock the foundations of Christianity.

Bullieddreamscape media, 2017, not rated

Over two million children are bullied every year, and 4,400 high school students commit suicide. Victims often do not know where to turn. This film is their chance to be heard.

Civil War 360
Civil War 360pbs home video, 2013, not rated

Explores the conflict from three unique vantage points. Ashley Judd takes a look at The Union, Trace Adkins follows the rise and fall of The Confederacy, and Dennis Haysbert details the harrowing fight for freedom waged by the men and women with the most to gain, and the most to lose, the enslaved Americans.


A story about the extraordinary life and inventions of Guglielmo Marconi, the father of wireless communication.

Exodus: The Journey Continues
Exodus: The Journey Continuespbs home video, 2018, not rated

The intimate stories of refugees and migrants, caught in Europe's tightened borders. Amid the ongoing migration crisis, the film follows personal journeys over two years, as countries become less welcoming to those seeking refuge.

The First American
The First Americangingrich foundation, 2016, not rated

George Washington is central to understanding America's founding. He was the crucial figure in winning the American Revolution, in creating the Constitution and in establishing the precedents for effective self-government as our first President. The documentary explores the life and legacy of Washington and features interviews with H. W. Brands, Douglas Brinkley, Jane Hampton Cook, Joseph Ellis and William Forstchen.

First Face of America
First Face of Americapbs home video, 2018, not rated

Take a risky dive into an underwater cave in Mexico to discover the 13,000 year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager. Follow forensic clues that reveal intimate details of her life and death, and how her people first ventured into North America.

For Ahkeem
For Ahkeempassion river films, 2017, not rated

An intimate coming of age story which illuminates the challenges that many black teenagers face in America today, and witnesses the strength, resilience, and determination it takes to survive.

Great Escape at Dunkirk
Great Escape at Dunkirkpbs home video, 2018, rated pg

Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II's epic Dunkirk operation. Discover new evidence of the ingenious technology that helped save Allied forces from defeat by the encircling Germans.

I am MLK Jr.
I Am MLK Jr.virgil films, 2018, not rated

Following his journey across the mountaintops and valleys while capturing the Civil Rights Movement at large, the film provides intimate, firsthand insights on Dr. King, exploring moments of personal challenge and elation, and an ongoing movement that is as important today as when Dr. King first shone a light on the plight of his fellow African Americans.

The Impossible Flight
The Impossible Flightpbs home video, 2018, not rated

Follow two intrepid pilots as they take on the greatest aviation adventure of today, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.

Janenational geographic, 2017, rated pg

Using a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall's early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied.

Perfect Bid
Perfect Bidgravitas bentures, 2017, rated tv-14

Explores how one contestant became adept at recording and memorizing prices of products featured on the show since its inception in 1972, culminating in him helping a contestant place a perfect bid during a 2008 Showcase.

Prediction by the Numbers
Prediction by the Numberspbs home video, 2018, rated tv-g

Discover how predictions underpin nearly every aspect of our lives and why some succeed spectacularly while others fail. Explore entertaining real-world challenges and join experts as they tackle that age-old question: Can the future be forecast?

Sex, Lies and Butterflies
Sex, Lies and Butterfliespbs home video, 2018, not rated

Butterflies have been flying around the planet for over 50 million years, and today around 20,000 different species inhabit the globe. From egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to the winged insect, this follow their life stages, highlighting their survival techniques and the new science that is unlocking the secrets of their world and changing the view of these fantastic and yet fragile creatures.

Spying on the Royals
Spying on the Royalspbs home video, 2017, not rated

Declassified documents bring to light the secret story of the stunning events of 1936, detailing the most controversial espionage operation in British history, targeting King Edward VIII and his feisty American lover Wallis Simpson, both considered major security threats. Edward and Wallis were bugged, wire-tapped, and followed, on the orders of both the British king and the American president.

Unexplained Sightings
Unexplained Sightingsquestar, 2017, not rated

Explore mysteries from the outer limits of the universe and the dark recesses of this world.

Unrestshella, 2017, not rated

Jennifer Brea is a Harvard PhD student about to marry the love of her life when suddenly her body starts failing her. Hoping to shed light on her strange symptoms, Brea grabs a camera and films the darkest moments as she is derailed by M.E. (commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a mysterious illness some still believe is all in the head. Brea's wonderfully honest portrayal asks viewers to rethink the stigma around a disease that affects millions of people.

Weinsteinpbs home video, 2018, rated tv-pg

How the Hollywood mogul allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades. With allegations going back to Weinstein's early years, the film investigates the ways he and those around him tried to silence his accusers.