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Citizen Koch is a feature length documentary about the influence of money in US politics. Set against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and the rise of the Tea Party and Occupy movements, the film explores the consequences for democracy when private interests determine who is elected to deliver public good.
The dramatic story of one unforgettable character – Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport – snowboarding; and one explosive issue, traumatic brain injury (TBI). In 2009 Kevin almost died training for the Olympics, but now he’s back on his board and he doesn’t want to quit. If he hits his head again he'll die – as tragically Sarah Burke does, in the same half-pipe in Park City where Kevin crashed.
A secret army. A war without end. A journalist determined to uncover the truth. Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature, 2014.
Designer Emily Pilloton and architect Matt Miller go to a struggling community in North Carolina to teach high-school students about their craft.
Remote Area Medical documents the annual three-day 'pop-up' medical clinic organized by the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM) in Bristol, Tennessee's NASCAR speedway. Remote Area Medical is a film about people, not policy, about a proud Appalachian community banding together to try and provide some relief for friends and neighbors who are simply out of options.
The Yes Men pull off hilarious actions publicizing injustice. But with money ruling democracies, does public opinion matter? Suddenly, uprisings from Tunisia to Wall Street get them excited about one last remedy: revolution. The ensuing action teaches them much about themselves and their place in the Movement – and that it's essential for viewers to join in too.
The promise of jobs from a proposed uranium mill has an economically devastated mining community in Colorado hopeful for the first time in decades. When environmentalists step in to stop the mill, pro-mill advocates are enraged. A debate ensues, pitting jobs against health and the environment. The question remains: is uranium worth it?
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts