Town of Runners

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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Breath of Life

Explore the wisdom of the people who sustainably live off the land, as this poignant documentary goes on a global journey to Europe, North America and Hawaii to get insightful commentaries from the world's greatest evolutionary biologists, psychologists and cultural leaders. Ponder humanity's effect on nature, and what we can all do to preserve our fragile planet.

  • 2018-11-24T15:00:13-08:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-11-26T17:00:00-08:00
    KCETLINK

Remand

Henry, a Ugandan teenager, was losing hope, languishing in prison for two murders he didn't commit. Jim's comfortable life as a Los Angeles lawyer and law professor nearly ensured he and Henry would never meet. "Remand" tells the firsthand, true story of how Henry and Jim, separated not only by an ocean and thousands of miles, but also differing cultures and life experiences, met and worked together to inspire justice reform for an entire country.

  • 2018-12-01T15:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-12-03T17:00:00-08:00
    KCETLINK

Power Struggle

  • 2018-12-08T15:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2018-12-10T17:00:00-08:00
    KCETLINK

The Year We Thought About Love

Boston-based True Colors: OUT Youth Theater transforms daily struggles into performance for social change. With wit, candor, and attitude, the cast of characters captivates audiences surprised to hear such stories in school settings. The film introduces a transgender teenager kicked out of her house, a devout Christian challenging his church’s homophobia, and a girl who prefers to wear boys’ clothing even as she models dresses on the runway. When bombs explode outside their building, the troupe becomes even more determined to share their stories of love to help heal their city.

  • 2018-12-15T15:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD