Tag Archives: Documentary

Film examines a dirty relationship

The relationship between dirt and humans couldn’t be closer. We started our journey together as stardust, swirled by cosmic forces into our galaxy, solar system, and planet. We are made of the same stuff. Four billion years of evolution created … Continue reading

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Doctors are often not ready to talk about death with patients

“All of us will do it,” the Rev. Jeffrey Spencer said. “All of us will die. With any luck, we’ll have a doctor who is ready to talk clearly, compassionately, and honestly with us as that time approaches.” Counseling people … Continue reading

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Documentary exposes smear campaigns against whistleblowers

In the face of potentially life-threatening dangers, they dare to speak truth to power. They’re the whistleblowers; the crusaders for truth who often stand as the lone link between corrupted corporate and governmental interests and the public’s right to know. … Continue reading

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Documentary exposes pundits-for-hire

Merchants of Doubt looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and climate change. This documentary will be shown as part of the Second Saturday Documentary Series at Niles Discovery … Continue reading

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“OverCriminalized” explores alternatives to mass incarceration

OverCriminalized profiles three promising interventions that are less expensive than mass incarceration and that may actually change the course of people’s lives. This documentary will be shown as part of the Second Saturday Documentary Series at Niles Discovery Church, 36600 … Continue reading

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Is justice threatened by over-stretching public defenders’ offices?

In 1961, Clarence Earl Gideon was arrested for stealing soda and a few dollars from a pool hall.  Unable to afford an attorney, he was convicted after representing himself at trial.  Gideon appealed his conviction all the way to the … Continue reading

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Second Saturday Documentary Series presents: “Surviving Progress”

“Every time history repeats itself the price goes up.” “Surviving Progress” presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st century’s software – our know-how – on the ancient hardware … Continue reading

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