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A portrait of painter Leon Golub whose massive canvases are intended to provoke viewers.
In August 2005, Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Iraq.
Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son.
In 2005, Specialist Justin Cliburn deployed to Iraq with the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
20/Nothing follows Evan Smith, a man who lost his left eye many years ago.
This film explores a horrifying era in Indonesian history.
Few have matched the bravado, combativeness and egocentricity of Mayor Ed Koch.
One family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease.
A portrait of the only four doctors in the US performing third-trimester abortions.
The dark underside of energy development.
One family's multi-generational experience living as permanent refugees.
Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well?