MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS is a documentary that follows three high school theater troupes on their journey to the Freddy Awards ceremony - the Tony Awards for high school musicals. The film demonstrates that arts education encourages the same teamwork, camaraderie and confidence as sports.
Hawaii never had a written language thus its history and traditions have been passed down through the generations in stories.
Through the artwork of Herb Kawainui Kane, this film brings to life the majesty of Hawaii and its oral history. Named by the state of Hawaii as, "A Living Treasure," Herb reveals singular insights into the history of the islands.
The Making of Amber Waves reveals the behind the scenes art of television filmmaking. Each segment shows the perspective of a specific craft: producing, directing, special effects, acting, cinematography, editing, and composing.
Made in a "Rashomon" style, this documentary reveals the diverse skills necessary in the collaborative process of filmmaking.
This film studies four colonies: Cos Cob and Old Lyme, Connecticut, Shinnecock, Long Island, and Laguna Beach, California. Each colony had its own unique flavor. Each colony had a devoted core of resident artists. Each colony possessed a distinctive geographic location. The common thread connecting them was the rise and spread of impressionist practices in America. Painting en plein air, artists explored the landscape around them: domesticated in some areas, much more primitive in others, but yet all painted with the verve, color, and spontaneity that define American Impressionist painting. Art Colonies in America presents the backdrop from which Impressionism emerged in Europe and was adopted by American painters. Visually spectacular and painstakingly researched, the film offers viewers a comprehensive and fascinating account of this defining moment in the history of American painting.
The Incredible Dream documents the story of the Hebrew university in Israel.
Despite its troubled beginnings amidst war and revolution, the university attracted the best minds in the world including Einstein and Freud. The program follows the difficult process of constructing a shared library and shared language. Surviving constant attacks through the Second World War and the Israeli War of Independence, the school emerged as center of learning, a symbol of intellectual freedom and a beacon for the Jewish people.