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Crude

Coming in the wake of rising global concerns about the continued supply of oil, and increasingly weird weather patterns, award-winning Australian filmmaker Richard Smith takes us through time: from the birth of oil deep in the dinosaur-inhabited past, to its ascendancy as the indispensable ingredient of modern life. Filmed on location in 11 countries across five continents, Smith consults the leading international scientific experts to join the dots between geology and economy and provide the big-picture view of oil.

Available until
2019-09-30T00:00:00-07:00

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Craving Cuba

A documentary that explores bi-cultural identity through the Cuban-American lens, exploring the Cuban-American experience and their complicated relationship with Cuba.

  • 2018-09-24T18:00:13-07:00
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Los Wild Ones

The award-winning SXSW film "Los Wild Ones" follows the lives of Irishman Reb Kennedy — "the most infuriating, difficult man you can't help but love" — and the artists on his LA indie label, Wild Records. Wild is composed of young Hispanic musicians who write and perform 1950s-style rock 'n' roll that insiders call a hybrid of rockabilly and punk rock. Raw and unfiltered, the film delivers an honest look at the label's ethos and unconventional but tight-knit family of Reb, the father figure, and his "kids."

  • 2018-09-29T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-01T18:00:00-07:00
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Bluefin

In the stunning documentary Bluefin, director John Hopkins crafts a tale of epic stakes set in the “tuna capital of the world.” Filmed in North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the film explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. Hopkins documents this phenomenon with breathtaking cinematography and brings the issues into sharp focus, at the heart of which lies a passionate concern for the fate of these giant fish.

  • 2018-10-06T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-08T18:00:00-07:00
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North Korea: Inside The Secret State

Following the journey of a small group of covert North Korean filmmakers, this documentary reveals how brave North Koreans, both in and outside the country, are breaking down the barriers between the oppressed and the outside world through a secret trade in USBs, cell phones and DVDs.

  • 2018-10-13T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-10-15T18:00:00-07:00
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Daughters of the Forest

Daughters of the Forest tells the powerful, uplifting story of a small group of girls in one of the most remote forests left on earth who attend a radical high school — Centro Educativo Mbaracayú (CEM) — where they learn to protect the threatened forest and forge a better future for themselves. Set in the untamed wilds of the Mbaracayú Reserve in rural Paraguay, this intimate verité documentary offers a rare glimpse of a disappearing world where timid girls grow into brave young women even as they are transformed by their unlikely friendships with one another.

  • 2018-10-20T16:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD