Frontline volume 2
Facebook's response to charges of promoting "fake news" and disrupting American politics. Dozens of interviews and rare footage show the company's role sowing division worldwide and the challenges facing the powerful social media platform.
One woman's quest to conquer her fears and embrace life-and to inspire others to do the same Patty Chang Anker grew up eager to please and afraid to fail. But after thirty-nine years, she decided it was time to stop being a chicken. Motivated initially to become a better role model for her two young daughters, she vowed to face the fears that had taken root like weeds, choking the fun and spontaneity out of life. She learned to dive into a swimming...
In Ugly Freedoms Elisabeth R. Anker reckons with the complex legacy of freedom offered by liberal American democracy, outlining how the emphasis of individual liberty has always been entangled with white supremacy, settler colonialism, climate destruction, economic exploitation, and patriarchy. These "ugly freedoms" legitimate the right to exploit and subjugate others. At the same time, Anker locates an unexpected second type of ugly freedom in practices...
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In 1931, two white women stepped from a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century. The trial of the nine falsely accused teens would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War, yield two momentous Supreme Court decisions and give birth to the Civil Rights Movement. In...
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Three renowned climbers navigate nature’s harshest elements and their own complicated inner demons to ascend Mount Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas. Winner of the Audience Award for Documentary at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Nominated for Best Documentary at the **Film Independent Spirit Awards**. *"A triumph of editing and narrative beyond "Are you kidding me?" visuals, Meru is a climbing story with...
7) Fine Lines
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There is something far deeper that drives the world’s most elite group of mountain adventurers to take life threatening risks. At times brutally honest, other times pensive, these athletes’ stories reveal the triumph of the human spirit.
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Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park,...