Health and the Humanities

A Small Good Thing

A Small Good Thing

Director: Pamela Tanner Boll
Year: 2016

Meet a group of people who share is a deep desire to have more meaning in their lives, a closer bond with their families and communities, and a connection to themselves and the natural world.

A Small Good Thing

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Director: Nancy Buirski
Year: 2013

Of the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. She was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped. At age 27, Tanny was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again.

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

The Anonymous People ~ Classroom Edition

The Anonymous People ~ Classroom Edition

Director: Greg Williams
Year: 2013

A new 50 minute version of The Anonymous People, made specifically for the high school classroom.

The Anonymous People ~ Classroom Edition

The Anonymous People

The Anonymous People

Director: Greg Williams
Year: 2013

The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.

The Anonymous People

The Bridge

The Bridge

Director: Eric Steel
Year: 2005

The Bridge is a visual and visceral journey into one of life's gravest taboos, offering glimpses into the darkest, and possibly most impenetrable corners of the human mind.

The Bridge

Defining Hope

Defining Hope

Director: Carolyn Jones
Year: 2017

DEFINING HOPE is a documentary that weaves the stories of patients with life-threatening illness, and the nurses who guide them as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for and how...

Defining Hope

Hooligan Sparrow

Hooligan Sparrow

Director: Nanfu Wang
Year: 2016

State surveillance. Harassment. Imprisonment. Human rights activist Ye Haiyan, AKA Sparrow, knew she faced these risks when she went to Hainan Province to seek justice for six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal. But...

Hooligan Sparrow

How To Dance In Ohio

How To Dance In Ohio

Director: Alexandra Shiva
Year: 2015

In Columbus, Ohio, a group of young people with an array of developmental challenges prepares for an iconic event - a spring formal dance. Orders will be shipped starting January 27, 2016

How To Dance In Ohio

Invitation to Dance

Invitation to Dance

Director: Christian von Tippelskirch, Simi Linton
Year: 2014

Invitation to Dance is an eye-opening insider's account of disability in 21st century America. The film traces Simi Linton's personal growth as a disabled woman, and the larger historically significant developments around her over the past 40 years.

Invitation to Dance

Invitation to Dance - Classroom Version

Invitation to Dance - Classroom Version

Year: 2016

New presentation-length edition Invitation to Dance - Classroom Version is an eye-opening insider's account of disability in 21st century America. Simi Linton's story forms the narrative backbone of the documentary. The film traces both her...

Invitation to Dance - Classroom Version

Just Gender

Just Gender

Director: George Zuber
Year: 2013

Through the stories of transgender individuals and their spouses, friends, and allies, JUST GENDER explores the confusion, the isolation, and the fear felt by many transgender persons. It also reveals their growing awareness and acceptance, and...

Just Gender

Just Gender for High School

Just Gender for High School

Director: George Zuber
Year: 2014

Excerpts from the feature-length documentary of the same name, combined with specially created classroom instructional materials and a teachers' training manual.

Just Gender for High School

Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

Year: 2014

With brush, ink, and rice paper, Zen painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han uses the play of light and dark to explore energy, creativity, and the art of life. On the verge of his 75th birthday, with a new love in his life, Alok employs his teachings to confron...

Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

Of Men and War

Of Men and War

Director: Laurent B├ęcue-Renard
Year: 2015

Shot over five years, Of Men and War gives perhaps the most in-depth look at the recovery efforts of veterans suffering from PTSD.

Of Men and War

On Meditation

On Meditation

Director: Rebecca Dreyfus
Year: 2015

ON MEDITATION explores the deeply personal practice of meditation through an exploration of extraordinary people and their practices including David Lynch, Giancarlo Esposito, Russell Simmons, Congressman Tim Ryan, Peter Matthiessen, Mark Epstein an...

On Meditation

Sweet Bean

Sweet Bean

Director: Naomi Kawase
Year: 2015

A lonely baker has his life (and business) reinvigorated when he hires an elderly woman with an uncanny culinary skill and a mysterious communion with nature, in this graceful, quietly moving drama from Japan's Naomi Kawase.

Sweet Bean

The Listeners

The Listeners

Year: 2016

In Lawrence, Kansas, 11 young volunteers undergo some of the nation’s most rigorous training to become volunteer counselors in a suicide hotline call center.

The Listeners

Tower

Tower

Director: Keith Maitland
Year: 2016

TOWER reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

Tower

Vessel

Vessel

Director: Diana Whitten
Year: 2014

A fearless physician sails a ship through loopholes in international law, providing abortions on the high seas, and leaving in her wake a network of emboldened activists who trust women to handle abortion on their own terms.

Vessel

Web Junkie

Web Junkie

Director: Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia
Year: 2014

Internet addiction is now a global issue, and china is the first country to classify it as a clinical disorder. Web Junkie takes audiences inside a Beijing treatment center and explores the cases of three teenagers who suffer from this 21st century...

Web Junkie

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