Five teenagers are initiated into the cut-throat subculture of competitive high school debate.
Japan's bubble economy.
Scientists try to figure out how the galaxies formed by launching a revolutionary new telescope under a NASA high-altitude balloon.
AES, the massive American global power company took over the electricity grid in post-Soviet Georgia.
Young radio workers give a candid account of life in Belgrade throughout the years of war.
In 2002, Iranian soccer star Nasser Mohammad Khani's wife is murdered by his mistress, Shahla; after confessing to the crime, she fights to escape the death sentence.
In 1963, a 34-year-old preacher galvanizes millions with his dream for an America free of racism.
Five individuals are returned to the countries they attempted to escape.
Two would-be immigrants from Benin find themselves at the mercy of smugglers.
Filmmaker Jeremy Gilley seeks to persuade the United Nations to sanction a global cease-fire day.
Black American Joe Louis takes on German Max Schmeling in one of boxing's most famous bouts.
Members of Papa Wemba's flamboyant Congolese SAPE cult adhere to a strict designer-label dress code.
Six Russian journalists are murdered between 1995 and 2003.
A victim of a bus bombing is buried anonymously after the police give up trying to discover his identity.
Filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky's view of the year of roadworks in the street below his window encompasses the surreal side of everyday life in St. Petersburg.
A flamboyant theatrical ensemble performs a series of legendary midnight musicals at San Francisco's Palace Theater.
Journalist Sheena McDonald re-examines her life and her memory following a near-fatal car accident in 1999.
Persecutors and victims of China's Cultural Revolution describe Chairman Mao's volcanic period of sweeping change.
Photographer Alen MacWeeney documents the lives and culture of Ireland's marginalized itinerant community during the 1960s.
Profile of French film director Louis Malle, whose works include 'Au Revoir, Les Enfants' and 'Atlantic City.'
Filmmaker Mark Moskowitz sets out to find an author whose work left an impression on him as a teenager.
The lives of gypsy asylum seekers living in Hackney, East London.
A man attempts to stage a production of a Mozart opera in his living room.
Licensed brothels remain a part of life in Paris until their closure in 1946.
Ben Hopkins' documentary examines the effect of cluster bombs on both people and the landscape.
The history of the United States' multibillion-dollar missile defense system.
The career of the famous war photographer spanned five epic conflicts.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was deposed in a 2002 coup but returned to power within 48 hours.
AIDS devastates a Salt Lake City family.
A Werner Herzog documentary explores the Buddhist Kalachakra movement for world peace.
Black and white townspeople of Jasper, Texas, comment on a 1998 racially motivated murder.
Retired businessman Rudy Kennedy seeks compensation for the work he did as a slave laborer in a German company during World War II.
An investigation into the ambitions that drove European dictator Slobodan Milosevic.
South African filmmaker Dumisani Phakathi returns to his old neighborhood.
Commemorating the World War I battle that claimed the lives of over 1 million soldiers.
Controversial designer Vivienne Westwood, originator of Punk fashion, bares herself for the camera.
Canadian filmmaker Barry Stevens joins forces with a previously unknown half-brother living in London to locate their biological father.
The rise and fall of Britpop in the 1990s.
The story of the Brazilian footballers Pele and Garrincha.
A man's struggle with cancer touches his entire family.
Behind the scenes with the successful Dutch football club Ajax.
The authenticity of Shakespeare's work is examined, including the many theories about his true identity.
Los Angeles high school students are given cameras to film their lives for a week.
Vera Dila, the most successful Romany singer in Europe searches for work.
The nature of love.
Filmmaker Don Boyd traces the roots of his Ukrainian family.
Liev Schreiber gives an Iraqi film student the chance he thought lost forever, to train as a filmmaker.