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Video: A Small Antelope Horn

Sitting by the fire with a nomadic tribe, a physicist ponders the many shapes of wisdom.

October 16, 2021 · 1 Comment

Herman Melville: Art

In placid hours well-pleased we dream
Of many a brave unbodied scheme.
But form to lend, pulsed life create,
What unlike things must meet and mate…

October 15, 2021 · 3 Comments

Video: Happiness Family Farm

Rosata, her husband, Prosper, and son, Japhety, work year-round on their small farm to harvest fresh fruits and vegetables for the Portland community.

October 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: No Crying at the Dinner Table

Filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her own family to craft an emotionally complex and meticulously composed portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets in this cathartic documentary about things left unsaid.

October 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: In Dog Years

A celebration of old dogs, from the people who love them most.

October 2, 2021 · 5 Comments

Video: The Seeker

A lyrical portrait of an excommunicated Amish woodworker struggling with spirituality, poverty, and life as an outcast from his strict, insular community.

September 26, 2021 · 6 Comments

Video: The Frisian Islands

In this short documentary, the Dutch filmmaker Paul Klaver chronicles the circle of life within the islands’ rich ecosystem, capturing their flora, fauna and perpetual drift via a combination of observational and time-lapse filmmaking.

September 25, 2021 · 4 Comments

Wangechi Mutu: A Necessary Madness

“Females carry the marks, language and nuances of their culture more than the male. Anything that is desired or despised is always placed on the female body.”

September 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: Salam

A female Lyft driver navigates the night shift in NYC while waiting to hear life or death news from Syria.

September 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: Thandiwe Newton | Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself

Actor Thandiwe Newton tells the story of finding her “otherness” — first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. 

August 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: Ari

Being a kid is tough, being yourself is harder. In the face of humiliation Ari finds courage and self acceptance in the most unexpected way.

August 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: For Nonna Anna

As a young trans woman cares for her Italian grandmother, she discovers a tender bond in their shared vulnerability.

August 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: Banksy’s Most Excellent Spraycation

“A wall is a very big weapon,” Banksy says. “It’s one of the nastiest things you can hit someone with.”

August 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: Come As You Are (Nirvana)|Playing for Change|Song around the World

Join us along with 16 musicians from Hungary, Morocco, the USA, and more, for this global rendition of the #Nirvana classic “Come As You Are.” Honoring 30 years since the release of Nirvana’s album ‘Nevermind,’ witness the beauty and magic that’s created when we unite. As the philosopher Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Turn it up and embrace who you are, just as you are!

August 14, 2021 · 1 Comment

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