Documentaries

Feature Length Documentaries
  • Happy Birthday
    Tricon Films
    2002 39m
    In a series of unique short films, fading in and out, ten characters are captured through vignettes of each of their birthdays.
  • Flight of Faith: The Jesus Story
    ITV
    2000 48m
    Flight Of Faith takes to the sky for a bird's eye view of the life of Jesus, traveling through his homeland and exploring the settings of many familiar bible stories.
    Starring: Laurence Vulliamy
  • The Whale
    Cinedigm Documentaries
    2011 G 85m
    Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, "The Whale" tells the story of Luna, a young wild killer whale who tries to befriend people off the rugged coast of Vancouver Island.
    Starring: Ryan Reynolds
  • Happy
    Cinedigm Documentaries
    2011 PG 75m
    Fame? Fortune? Family? The key to finding happiness is explored.
    Starring: Anne Bechsgaard, Gregory Berns, Roy Blanchard
  • A Small Act
    Cinedigm Documentaries
    2010 PG 87m
    In this award-winning documentary, a young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he works to replicate the kindness he once received.
  • On Any Sunday
    Monterey Media
    1971 88m
    An Academy Award nominated documentary on motorcycle racing featuring stars of the sport, including legendary actor Steve McQueen.
    Starring: Bruce Brown, David Evans, Mert Lawwill
  • The Endless Summer
    Monterey Media
    1966 91m
    In this classic surfing documentary, two young surfers travel around the world in search of the perfect wave.
    Starring: Michael Hynson, Robert August, Wayne Miyata
  • Jacques-Yves Cousteau
    Bell Media
    2010 45m
    My Father, The Captain: Jacques-Yves Cousteau. As the son of legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel Cousteau takes an open and intimate look at the life he shared with his father. (2010)
  • Nelson Mandela
    Bell Media
    2010 PG 46m
    Lives That Changed the World: Nelson Mandela. The life, history, and political biography of Nelson Mandela, as told by ten people who were there, including himself.
  • Muhammad Ali
    Bell Media
    2006 PG 46m
    Lives That Changed the World: Muhammad Ali. A documentary about Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest athletes of all time.
  • Elevate
    Cinedigm
    2011 PG 82m
    From a basketball academy in Senegal, to the high-pressure world of American prep schools, this film documents the extraordinary personal journeys of four particularly tall West African teenage boys with NBA dreams.
    Starring: Dethie, Amadou Gallo Fall
  • Most Valuable Players
    Virgil Films
    95m
    This award-winning documentary follows three high school theater troupes on their journey to the Freddy Awards, a high school version of Broadway's Tony Awards. (2010)
    Starring: John Andreadis, Frank Anonia, Shelley Brown, Rita Cortez, Zachary Gibson, Corey Jones, Amanda Kostalis, Jill Kuebler, Vic Kumma, Deena Linn, Andrew McKeough, Ali Mosser, Mark Stutz, Jennifer Wescoe and Katie Wexler
  • My Run
    Virgil Films
    84m
    After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day 'Forrest Gump,' Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea to do the impossible: run 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days. Narrated by Billy Bob Thornton.
    Starring: J. Marie Fieger, Chris Hitchcock, Jason Hitchcock, Teri Sue Hitchcock, Terry Hitchcock
  • Chops
    Virgil Films
    87m
    Each year, Jazz at Lincoln Center and its artistic director Wynton Marsalis host the Essentially Ellington Festival, a competition of high school jazz bands from across the country. Chops focuses on one Florida band's experience at the festival.
  • Turtle: The Incredible Journey
    Phase 4 Films Inc.
    2009 79m
    Turtle: The Incredible Journey is a remarkable story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world.
    Starring: Miranda Richardson
  • Orchestra of Exiles
    First Run Features
    85m
    From Academy Award-nominated director Josh Aronson, Orchestra of Exiles reveals the dramatic story of Bronislaw Huberman, the celebrated Polish violinist who rescued some of the world's greatest musicians from Nazi Germany and then created one of the world's greatest orchestras.
    Starring: Josh Aronson
  • The Anderson Monarchs
    Philly Soccer Doc
    76m
    The Anderson Monarchs is about an all-girls soccer team competing, living, and thriving in an at-risk urban neighborhood in Philadelphia.
    Starring: Walter Stewart
    Michelle Obama
    Jlon Flippens
    Kahlaa Cannady
    Ramona Petty
  • Shakespeare High
    Cinema Guild
    81m
    Shakespeare High is a riveting documentary about Southern California students that study Shakespeare to compete in a drama Festival. This Festival was a steppingstone for such stars as Kevin Spacey, Val Kilmer, Mare Winningham and Richard Dreyfuss, all featured in this film.
    Starring: Luis Cardenas
    Richard Dreyfuss
    Sue Freitag
    Marisa Gold
    Val Kilmer
    Julian G. Simmons
    Kevin Spacey
    Michelle Sui
    Mare Winningham
  • The Power of Prayer
    Questar Entertainment
    59m
    This program presents five moving stories of men and women who have turned to God for guidance and help. Each story captures the power and mystery of how prayer really works.
  • 49 UP
    First Run Features
    135m
    49 Up tracks the lives of a diverse group of people every seven years in England. 42 years ago in 7 Up, we first met the subjects as seven-year-olds. Now, we catch up with them at age 49.
    Starring: Bruce Balden
    Jacqueline Bassett
    Symon Basterfield
    John Brisby
  • James Castle: Portrait of an Artist
    First Run Features
    52m
    Jeffrey Wolf's acclaimed film reveals Castle's life and creative process, as told by family members, art historians, curators, artists, collectors, and members of the deaf community.
    Starring: Rosalie Sorrels
    Robert Storr
    Terry Winters
    John Yau
    Christian Zacharies
  • American Harmony
    Breaking Glass Pictures
    86m
    American Harmony is a journey into the lives of four barbershop quartets and their quest to win the world's greatest singing competition - that you've never heard of.
  • Disneyland Resort: Behind the Scenes
    Questar Entertainment
    51m
    Go behind the scenes of California's Disneyland Resort, the first in the family of Disney Parks that now span the entire globe.
  • Disney World Resort: Behind the Scenes
    Questar Entertainment
    48m
    Go behind the scenes of Orlando, Florida's Disney World Resort!
  • The Story of Silent Night
    Questar Entertainment
    32m
    This is the magical true story of a young Austrian priest who received heavenly inspiration to commemorate the birth of Jesus by writing the world's most beloved Christmas carol, 'Silent Night.'
  • Mary of Nazareth
    Questar Entertainment
    102m
    Holiday
    This biblical drama tells the story of Jesus through the eyes of his mother, the one person with Him from birth to death. (1995)
    Starring: Myriam Muller, Didier Bienaime, Eric Jakobiak
  • The Man Who Skied Down Everest
    Canamedia
    1975 84m
    An Academy Award-winning documentary about a Japanese skier's determined quest to achieve a superhuman feat.
    Starring: Yuichiro Miura
  • February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four
    California Newsreel
    57m
    On February 1, 1960, four African American college students sparked a civil rights movement that changed the course of American History.
  • From the 50 Yard Line
    Doug Lantz
    94m
    It's not just a football field ... it's a stage! Experience the drama-filled life of a high school marching band.
  • About Face
    Camelot Entertainment
    97m
    The remarkable story of young Jewish immigrants who fled Germany and Austria only to return and confront their oppressors as American GIs and British Tommies.
  • Rocky Marciano
    Camelot Entertainment
    1999 94m
    Biography
    Exclusively sanctioned by the Marciano Estate, this biographical documentary is a must-see for all boxing fans.
  • Girls Rock
    Camelot Entertainment
    2007 88m
    At this summer camp, girls learn to ROCK ... and a whole lot more.
  • Something Within Me
    Vanguard Cinema
    52m
    Located in the poorest section of the South Bronx, St. Augustine's is a school dedicated to teaching a curriculum rich in music and the arts ... and the impact the program has had is astonishing.
  • I Can Tell the World
    Vanguard Cinema
    77m
    An interracial, multigenerational choir dedicates itself to the preservation and perfomance of African American spirituals.
  • Brothers on Holy Ground
    Vanguard Cinema
    52m
    Drama
    This documentary, made by a FDNY fireman, chronicles the events before, during and after the tragic events of 911.
  • Bedford: The Town They Left Behind
    Vanguard Cinema
    77m
    As young soldiers in Bedford, VA's 116th National Guard unit deploy for Iraq and Afghanistan they recall the story of the members of their unit who were the first to come under German fire on the beaches of Normandy.
  • The Danish Solution
    Garden Thieves Pictures
    58m
    A massive, citizen-driven operation helps the Jews escape Denmark during the Holocaust. Narrated by Garrison Keillor.
  • Smile Pinki
    Smile Train
    40m
    A young girl receives life altering surgery. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject.
  • Ballou
    Garden Thieves Pictures
    86m
    An award winning high school marching band is a source of inspiration in a community plagued with crime.
  • I Speak Soccer
    Terry Kegel
    84m
    Join American Terry Kegel as he embarks on a world-wide tour examining the sport which binds all cultures.
  • The Long Green Line
    LGL Productions
    90m
    The Long Green Line is not only a team but a rite of passage. It is a lifeline for young runners as they move from adolescence to manhood.
  • Bud Greenspan Remembers: The 1984 LA Olympics
    Bud Greenspan Olympics
    100m
    Bud Greenspan reflects on the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where athletes such as Carl Lewis and Mary Lou Retton became household names.
  • Bud Greenspan's Favorite Stories of Winter Olympic Glory
    Bud Greenspan Olympics
    103m
    Bud Greenspan revisits his favorite stories and personalities from past Winter Olympic Games. Includes rare archival footage and interviews that expound on the experiences of seven world-class Winter Games competitors.
  • Bud Greenspan Remembers: 1972 Munich Games
    Bud Greenspan Olympics
    89m
    Bud Greenspan recounts the tragic events of the 1972 Olympic games in Munich Germany.
  • Bud Greenspan's Favorite Stories of Olympic Glory
    Bud Greenspan Olympics
    90m
    Documentary / Interview / Series / Movies
    Bud Greenspan profiles some of his favorite Olympic athletes including, Nadia Comaneci, Abebe Bikila, Duncan Armstrong, Alberto Juantorena, Alexander Karelin, Dan O'Brien and Nawal el Moutawakil.
Short Subject Documentaries
  • The Impact of One
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 12)
    Cinelan
    2012 3:33m
    In an effort to help the poor, Muhammad Yunus started lending small amounts of money, also known as microcredit. That effort turned into a bank, which is currently helping 8 million women. As he saw the other problems they faced including a lack of healthcare, education and energy, he created other business solutions, which he calls social business. When he set out to help others, he never imagined the impact he'd have. Directed by Holly Mosher.
  • Scott Summit
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 2)
    Cinelan
    2012 G 3:33m
    Scott Summit, Founder of Bespoke Innovations, creates prosthetic limb fairings for amputees using 3D printing. Directed by Ondi Timoner.
  • Solar Roadways
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 1)
    Cinelan
    2012 G 3:38m
    What if roads and highways were solar, fueling enough energy to power electric vehicles as well as nearby communities? Directed by Michele Ohayon.
  • The Power of One
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 11)
    Cinelan
    2012 G 3:32m
    Marcelo da Luz had a dream: to create and build a solar car that would set world distance records. Since then, Marcelo and the Power of One (Xof1) project team has been traveling around the world to promote its mission and commitment. Directed by Rich Williamson.
  • Wild Life in Downtown LA
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 10)
    Cinelan
    2012 G 3:31m
    A short documentary about a pair of innovative street artists who change the way people perceive downtown Los Angeles. Directed by Zac Geoffray.
  • The Contenders
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 9)
    Cinelan
    2012 G 3:24m
    Biologists spent ten years trying to map the structure of the elusive Mason Pfizer Monkey Virus, a problem that could unlock the cure for AIDS. The Contenders solved it in three weeks. Using the online puzzle game Fold It, scientists are enlisting video gamers to solve real world problems. Directed by Lucy Walker.
  • You Don't Know Jack
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 8)
    Cinelan
    2012 G 3:34m
    Jack Andraka, a high school sophomore, has developed a revolutionary new test for pancreatic cancer. The future of science is in the hands of our youth. Directed by Morgan Spurlock.
  • The Mine Kafon
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 7)
    Cinelan
    2012 G 3:58m
    A short documentary portrait on a designer who has created a low cost solution to landmine clearance. Directed by Callum Cooper.
  • The Secret of Trees
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 6)
    Cinelan
    2012 3:34m
    What do trees know that we don't? 13-year-old inventor Aidan realized that trees use a mathematical formula to gather sunlight in crowded forests. Then he wondered why we don't collect solar energy in the same way. Directed by Albert Maysies.
  • The Red Dot
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 5)
    Cinelan
    2012 G 3:31m
    While a sophomore in high school, Riley Ennis used a protein from horseshoe crabs to train the immune system of an octopus to detect and destroy cancerous cells. This innocent first experiment has had rippling effects in the world of cancer research. Directed by Andrew Hancock.
  • Don't Leave Them Behind
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 4)
    Cinelan
    2012 G 3:33m
    In a world where the average American doesn't think twice about waste products in landfills, Ernie Simpson, a leading scientist at TerraCycle, has entered the arena to show us just how useful our waste can be. This film details Simpson's efforts to create an innovative new process for recycling used disposable diapers. Directed by Albert Kahn.
  • Fire With Fire
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 3)
    Cinelan
    2012 G 3:40m
    Who would dare to pit one fatal disease against another inside the body of a six-year-old patient? The results will shatter all expectations. Directed by Ross Kauffman.
  • What's In A Smile
    USC School of Cinematic Arts
    2014 23m
    This documentary questions whether the simple act of smiling can actually make you a happier person.
  • Made By Me
    USC School of Cinematic Arts
    2011 15m
    Three extraordinary artists devote their lives to making unique, functional objects by hand.
  • Land of the Panda
    ITV
    2008 46m
    Reclusive and enigmatic, giant pandas are among the most lovable of the word’s endangered species. Now for the first time in high definition, bamboo shoots give way to close up shots of these extraordinary creatures in their natural habitat.
    Starring: Bernard Hill
  • Mr. Happy Man
    Matt Morris Films
    10m
    Come rain or shine, 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him one of the islands most cherished citizens.
  • Jill
    SpiritClips Originals
    6:24m
    A Berkeley coxswain inspires a movement to beat lung cancer.
  • Camp Harmony
    SpiritClips Originals
    4:13m
    A Los Angeles sleepaway camp allows homeless kids to have fun and connect with compassionate role models.
  • Vietnam: A Lifelong Journey
    SpiritClips Originals
    2013 23m
    Five Vietnam War veterans return to Vietnam for the first time in over 40 years.
  • Hanz
    SpiritClips Originals
    2013 3:39m
    Hanz is a Miniature Schnauzer who treats his patients with a special medicine: comfort, joy, and love.
  • Mr. Smith's Peach Seeds
    Ouat Media
    12m
    Roger Smith can make anything out of peach seeds. Since starting 43 years ago, he has carved hundreds of peach seeds into amazingly detailed sculptures from hummingbirds to a baseball stadium with 100+ figures.
  • Wright's Law
    Zack Conkle
    11m
    An amazing educator in the Louisville School System, Jeffrey Wright pours his heart and emotion into the well being of his students. Little do they know that Wright's life at school is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the love he carries for his own family.
  • Flight of Honor
    SpiritClips Originals
    5:36m
    World War II veterans Mary Beth and Joel Doss visit their World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. for the first time.
  • Excelsior
    SpiritClips Originals
    4:29m
    In 1960, US Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger jumped from the edge of space, setting a record he would help Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner break 52 years later.
  • Curiosity
    SpiritClips Originals
    2:24m
    12-year-old Clara Ma describes the powerful force that motivates us to investigate the great mysteries of our universe, of our planet, and of our lives.
  • Impossible is Nothing
    Seamonster
    8:39m
    Biography
    After a crippling motorcycle accident, a young man is determined to rebuild his life, starting with a 26-mile New York marathon.
  • Sink or Swim
    SpiritClips Originals
    7:10m
    A promising young athlete, paralyzed in a random diving accident, finds freedom by returning to the water.
  • Anwu School
    Explore
    3:15m
    Meet elementary school students from the AnWu Village in China who already know a second language and have their sights set on future careers.
  • Arctic Wisdom
    Explore
    7:10m
    In traditional Inuit culture, tribes have long relied on the knowledge of elders for survival. But will the wisdom of Inuit elders survive in the face of a new generation?
  • The Ride
    Explore
    4:46m
    Experience the breathtaking beauty of cascading waterfalls, watch humpback whales splash offshore, and see surfers hitch rides on some of the best waves on the planet.
  • Ramanas Garden
    Explore
    11m
    In a land of startling contrasts and inequality, Dr. Dwabha is working to give a future to children who would otherwise be without one.
  • Homeboy
    Explore
    6:19m
    Homeboy Industries is bringing hope to some of L.A.'s toughest neighborhoods by providing ways for at-risk youth to meaningfully contribute to their communities.
  • Life Rolls On
    Explore
    3:15m
    Backflips, ollies, and hand-plants ... in a wheelchair? Meet young heroes who pursue their dreams in spite of challenging obstacles.
  • Talking Hands
    Explore
    5:25m
    Deaf children in Jordan have a place to learn at the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf. In addition to academic and vocational training, the school matches up younger children with older mentors to foster a spirit of self-assurance.
  • Troubled Water
    Mill Valley Film Group
    4:01m
    Water is life for the people of San Isidro, El Salvador. So when gold miners began to divert and pollute the local water source, Francisco Pineda took action and formed the Environmental Committee of Cabanas.
  • River of Dreams
    Mill Valley Film Group
    4:04m
    A charismatic teacher leads the cleanup of the Surabaya River which is polluted with industrial chemicals and sewage, causing severe health issues.
  • The Solution
    Mill Valley Film Group
    3:54m
    On the remote Sakhalin Island in Russia, a once pristine haven of bio diversity is endangered, both on land and off shore.
  • The Grid
    Mill Valley Film Group
    4:10m
    After the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, the residents of a small German town banded together to buy the local power grid in order to provide renewable, decentralized energy. Produced by Mill Valley Film Group.
  • The Rhinos' Flight
    Mill Valley Film Group
    4:05m
    A look at the heroic efforts of environmental activist Raoul DuToit, who helped save the endangered rhino population in Swaziland by moving the remaining population hundreds of miles to safety.
  • My Toxic Reality
    Mill Valley Film Group
    3:52m
    Hilton Kelley, returns home to his environmentally damaged Port Arthur, Texas to fight a major industrial polluter and to help to rebuild his struggling coastal community.
  • Shackleton
    SpiritClips Originals
    3:48m
    Explorer Ernest Shackleton demonstrates true leadership during an exciting and dramatic expedition to traverse Antarctica.
  • A Glimpse of Reality
    Soul Biographies
    9:36m
    Interview
    A dramatic short documentary that asks if are we more than the sum of the events of our lives.
  • How to Give a Fishing Lesson
    Soul Biographies
    7:55m
    A short documentary about the power of connecting with others, and how the feeling of belonging can change a life for the positive.
  • In the Life of Another
    Soul Biographies
    11m
    While saving Jews in Germany during WWII, Alison discovers the importance of thinking about the world and the other people around her.
  • Portrait of a Human Being
    Soul Biographies
    9:55m
    After losing his son in a tragic motorcycle accident, the word family takes on a new meaning, as Carlos realizes that true wealth is derived from the love of our family and friends.
  • Size Doesn't Matter
    Soul Biographies
    8:21m
    Perhaps it's superiority that keeps us from our own life, and our capacity for humility that leads us to it.
  • The Girl Who Looked into the Mirror
    Soul Biographies
    8:08m
    A short documentary about how falling in love with yourself will open your heart to others.
  • The Humility of Taking Notice
    Soul Biographies
    8:17m
    After being diagnosed with cancer, Lee begins to see his life amplified, and stops letting the experience of life pass him by.
  • The Riddle of the Here
    Soul Biographies
    7:02m
    A short documentary about finding joy. We are looking for something so simple that we cannot hold it in our hands, or in our heads. From director Nic Askew and his Soul Biographies series.
  • The Second Glance
    Soul Biographies
    7:52m
    A disfigured man talks about the importance of not passing judgments based upon physical appearances, and of finding your own inner beauty.
  • The Strawberry Hill
    Soul Biographies
    8:46m
    Alejandro talks about politics, life, and how being a quadriplegic shaped his perspective on the world around him.
  • Balance
    SpiritClips Originals
    2011 1:40m
    An homage to the natural, delicate and essential balancing act that makes all life possible.
  • Family Dance
    SpiritClips Originals
    7:22m
    Romance
    An Armenian couple, brought together by the magic of dance, pursue the American dream for their children.
  • Saving Futures. Saving Lives. The Story of Project Peanut Butter
    Link TV
    5:13m
    Children with malnutrition are effectively treated with fortified peanut butter.
  • Rising to the Top
    Link TV
    5:10m
    A non-profit organization helps alleviate poverty through arts and culture.
  • Burning in the Sun
    Link TV
    5:08m
    A young entrepreneur endeavors to bring solar power to his homeland in West Africa.
  • Bamako Chic: Threads of Power, Color and Culture
    Link TV
    5:11m
    The artistic creativity of women from Bamako, Mali becomes a force for alleviating poverty and affirming identity in West Africa.
  • Young Eco-Heroes of the Philippines
    Link TV
    18m
    Three young Filipinos work to protect their nation's coral reef.
  • Appointment in Vancouver
    Indieflix
    33m
    6 Surgeries, 4 Olympics, 1 Dream. This is the story of Casey Puckett, the 36 year-old father who won't give up on his dream of winning an Olympic Medal.
    Starring: Casey Puckett, Daron Rahlves
  • Violin Survivor
    Odyssey Networks
    4:04m
    A Polish violin prodigy recounts his experience of the Nazi invasion during WWII.
  • Faith at the Gulf, Part 3
    Odyssey Networks
    5:00m
    Excursion boat captain Joe Wofford takes a small group of shocked tourists to Ship Island off the coast of Mississippi. Now that the island is surrounded by oil containment booms, the group is left to ponder the relationship between faith, oil, and our responsibilities to the Earth.
  • Faith at the Gulf, Part 4
    Odyssey Networks
    3:03m
    Rev. Harold Roberts discusses the suffering he has seen as a result of hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill and how a change in society and values is necessary for full recovery.
  • Faith at the Gulf, Part 5
    Odyssey Networks
    5:38m
    Rev. Shari Prestemon calls the faith group leaders in Biloxi, Mississippi together to discuss the Gulf oil spill from a perspective of faith.
  • Haiti, Part 2: The Archbishop Returns
    Odyssey Networks
    4:11m
    Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York visited Haiti one week after the earthquake, and made a promise to return and keep its plight before the eyes of the world.
  • Haiti, Part 3: The Cathedral
    Odyssey Networks
    3:47m
    Archbishop Timothy Dolan visits the remains of Haiti's National Cathedral.
  • Haiti, Part 4: Cash for Work
    Odyssey Networks
    4:20m
    Archbishop Timothy Dolan visits the Petionville Camp for displaced Hatians.
  • Haiti, Part 5: The 3 Rs
    Odyssey Networks
    4:05m
    Archbishop Timothy Dolan brings promises of relief, rebuilding, and renewal to displaced Hatians.
  • Haiti, Part 1: Devastation
    Odyssey Networks
    4:56m
    Six months after the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, people are still without basic necessities such as clean water.
  • Faith at the Gulf, Part 2
    Odyssey Networks
    2:59m
    Rev. James L. Sturm speaks on recovery, endurance and the presence of God, even in the midst of the Gulf oil spill.
  • Faith at the Gulf, Part 1
    Odyssey Networks
    4:00m
    Rev. Shari Prestemon discusses Hurricane Katrina, the oil spill, and the toll these events have taken on her community in Biloxi, Mississippi.
  • Amikaeyla Gaston
    Odyssey Networks
    3:04m
    Jazz Singer Amikaeyla Gaston brings music and hope to Iraqi refugees.
  • Strays
    SpiritClips Originals
    2:55m
    Strays are just like regular dogs, but they're missing one important thing.
  • Paints on Ceiling
    Cinelan
    3:12m
    A famous Philadelphia mosaic and mural artist, Isaiah Zagar, recalls his defining moment of artistic epiphany and reveals the mind of a fascinating and complex man.
  • Women of the Rock
    Cinelan
    3:46m
    The first female mine workers share their stories of the underground.
  • I Remain the Same
    Cinelan
    3:12m
    Drama
    Using a prosthetic limb, a young Chechen runner, participates in New York's 5-kilometer race of Hope and Possibility, in this story of triumph over adversity.
  • The Hubble Solution
    SpiritClips Originals
    2:35m
    Charts the failure of the first Hubble mission and how NASA's biggest mistake became one of its most renowned successes.
  • The Watts Towers
    SpiritClips Originals
    2:25m
    The true story of a down-on-his-luck craftsman who embarks on a thirty-year project that brings a work of art to an impoverished neighborhood.
  • Darius Goes West
    SpiritClips Originals
    4:20m
    Fifteen-year-old Darius Weems, who has muscular dystrophy, and eleven of his best friends set out on a cross-country road trip to raise money to find a cure for his disease.
  • A New Deal
    SpiritClips Originals
    1:45m
    Speech
    During the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first inaugural address inspired Americans to look beyond their fears and believe in their ability to succeed.
  • One Small Step
    SpiritClips Originals
    1:41m
    Series
    In 1962, John F. Kennedy challenged Americans to achieve what seemed impossible.
  • Commencement
    SpiritClips Originals
    2008 5:50m
    Documentary / Short films
    A mother shares the story of her son's graduation from college.
Animals & Nature
  • The Secret of Trees
    Focus Forward (Season 1, Episode 6)
    Cinelan
    2012 3:34m
    What do trees know that we don't? 13-year-old inventor Aidan realized that trees use a mathematical formula to gather sunlight in crowded forests. Then he wondered why we don't collect solar energy in the same way. Directed by Albert Maysies.
  • Joanna Lumley: Cat Woman
    ITV
    2009
    Joanna Lumley turns cat detective, to explore the unique, peculiar relationship we have with our number one pet.
    Starring: Joanna Lumley
  • Islands on the Edge: Episode 4
    Islands of the Edge (Season 1, Episode 4)
    ITV
    2012 59m
    A spotlight on the residents who have learned to live alongside the diverse wildlife of the Hebrides Islands.
    Starring: Ewan McGregor
  • Islands on the Edge: Episode 3
    Islands of the Edge (Season 1, Episode 3)
    ITV
    2012 59m
    In a year of drought, all the creatures of the Hebrides Islands are forced to find ways to survive. More episodes available in our series section.
    Starring: Ewan McGregor
  • Islands on the Edge: Episode 2
    Islands of the Edge (Season 1, Episode 2)
    ITV
    2012 58m
    The Hebrides Islands are hit by the biggest storm in recent history. More episodes available in our series section.
    Starring: Ewan McGregor
  • Islands on the Edge: Episode 1
    Islands of the Edge (Season 1, Episode 1)
    ITV
    2012 59m
    Series
    Autumn arrives with a vengeance on Scotland's Hebrides Islands.
    Starring: Ewan McGregor
  • Land of the Panda
    ITV
    2008 46m
    Reclusive and enigmatic, giant pandas are among the most lovable of the word’s endangered species. Now for the first time in high definition, bamboo shoots give way to close up shots of these extraordinary creatures in their natural habitat.
    Starring: Bernard Hill
  • Flight of the Monarch Butterfly (in 2D)
    Vision Films
    2012 39m
    A spectacular celebration of the beautiful Monarch Butterfly and its incredible journey of migration.
    Starring: Glen McCready, Dr. Michael Boppes, Isabel Koch
  • The Whale
    Cinedigm Documentaries
    2011 G 85m
    Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, "The Whale" tells the story of Luna, a young wild killer whale who tries to befriend people off the rugged coast of Vancouver Island.
    Starring: Ryan Reynolds
  • Jacques-Yves Cousteau
    Bell Media
    2010 45m
    My Father, The Captain: Jacques-Yves Cousteau. As the son of legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel Cousteau takes an open and intimate look at the life he shared with his father. (2010)
  • Turtle: The Incredible Journey
    Phase 4 Films Inc.
    2009 79m
    Movies
    Turtle: The Incredible Journey is a remarkable story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world.
    Starring: Miranda Richardson
  • Jane's Journey
    First Run Features
    110m
    Biography
    In Jane's Journey, we travel with Jane Goodall to the Gombe National Park in Tanzania where she began her groundbreaking research, and where she still returns every year to enjoy the company of the chimpanzees that made her famous.
    Starring: Jane Goodall
    Mary Lewis
    Angelina Jolie
    Pierce Brosnan
  • The Rhinos' Flight
    Mill Valley Film Group
    4:05m
    A look at the heroic efforts of environmental activist Raoul DuToit, who helped save the endangered rhino population in Swaziland by moving the remaining population hundreds of miles to safety.
  • Balance
    SpiritClips Originals
    2011 1:40m
    Documentary / Short films
    An homage to the natural, delicate and essential balancing act that makes all life possible.
Sports
  • Age of Champions
    Cinedigm
    2011 70m
    A pair of brothers in their 80s who swim, a team of feisty grandmas who play basketball and a 100-year-old tennis player live their lives while training to compete in the National Senior Games.
  • Cliff Young and the Great Race
    SpiritClips Originals
    2013 8:46m
    The story of the 61-year-old Australian potato and sheep farmer who ran the 544-mile Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon.
  • Jews and Baseball
    Cinedigm Documentaries
    2010 PG 90m
    Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, this documentary celebrates the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and the special meaning baseball holds in the lives of American Jews.
    Starring: Dustin Hoffman
  • On Any Sunday
    Monterey Media
    1971 88m
    An Academy Award nominated documentary on motorcycle racing featuring stars of the sport, including legendary actor Steve McQueen.
    Starring: Bruce Brown, David Evans, Mert Lawwill
  • The Endless Summer
    Monterey Media
    1966 91m
    In this classic surfing documentary, two young surfers travel around the world in search of the perfect wave.
    Starring: Michael Hynson, Robert August, Wayne Miyata
  • Muhammad Ali
    Bell Media
    2006 PG 46m
    Lives That Changed the World: Muhammad Ali. A documentary about Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest athletes of all time.
  • Elevate
    Cinedigm
    2011 PG 82m
    From a basketball academy in Senegal, to the high-pressure world of American prep schools, this film documents the extraordinary personal journeys of four particularly tall West African teenage boys with NBA dreams.
    Starring: Dethie, Amadou Gallo Fall
  • My Run
    Virgil Films
    84m
    After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day 'Forrest Gump,' Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea to do the impossible: run 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days. Narrated by Billy Bob Thornton.
    Starring: J. Marie Fieger, Chris Hitchcock, Jason Hitchcock, Teri Sue Hitchcock, Terry Hitchcock
  • Jill
    SpiritClips Originals
    6:24m
    A Berkeley coxswain inspires a movement to beat lung cancer.
  • The Anderson Monarchs
    Philly Soccer Doc
    76m
    The Anderson Monarchs is about an all-girls soccer team competing, living, and thriving in an at-risk urban neighborhood in Philadelphia.
    Starring: Walter Stewart
    Michelle Obama
    Jlon Flippens
    Kahlaa Cannady
    Ramona Petty
  • The Man Who Skied Down Everest
    Canamedia
    1975 84m
    An Academy Award-winning documentary about a Japanese skier's determined quest to achieve a superhuman feat.
    Starring: Yuichiro Miura
  • Impossible is Nothing
    Seamonster
    8:39m
    After a crippling motorcycle accident, a young man is determined to rebuild his life, starting with a 26-mile New York marathon.
  • Bud Greenspan's Stories of Olympic Glory
    Bud Greenspan Olympics
    0:56m
    Watch amazing highlights from Bud Greenspan's riveting Olympic documentary series.
  • Sink or Swim
    SpiritClips Originals
    7:10m
    Drama
    A promising young athlete, paralyzed in a random diving accident, finds freedom by returning to the water.
  • From the 50 Yard Line
    Doug Lantz
    94m
    It's not just a football field ... it's a stage! Experience the drama-filled life of a high school marching band.
  • Rocky Marciano
    Camelot Entertainment
    1999 94m
    Biography
    Exclusively sanctioned by the Marciano Estate, this biographical documentary is a must-see for all boxing fans.
  • The Ride
    Explore
    4:46m
    Experience the breathtaking beauty of cascading waterfalls, watch humpback whales splash offshore, and see surfers hitch rides on some of the best waves on the planet.
  • I Speak Soccer
    Terry Kegel
    84m
    Join American Terry Kegel as he embarks on a world-wide tour examining the sport which binds all cultures.
  • The Long Green Line
    LGL Productions
    90m
    The Long Green Line is not only a team but a rite of passage. It is a lifeline for young runners as they move from adolescence to manhood.
  • Appointment in Vancouver
    Indieflix
    33m
    Short films
    6 Surgeries, 4 Olympics, 1 Dream. This is the story of Casey Puckett, the 36 year-old father who won't give up on his dream of winning an Olympic Medal.
    Starring: Casey Puckett, Daron Rahlves
  • Bud Greenspan Remembers: The 1984 LA Olympics
    Bud Greenspan Olympics
    100m
    Bud Greenspan reflects on the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where athletes such as Carl Lewis and Mary Lou Retton became household names.
  • Bud Greenspan Remembers: 1972 Munich Games
    Bud Greenspan Olympics
    89m
    Bud Greenspan recounts the tragic events of the 1972 Olympic games in Munich Germany.
  • Bud Greenspan's Favorite Stories of Olympic Glory
    Bud Greenspan Olympics
    90m
    Documentary / Interview / Series / Movies
    Bud Greenspan profiles some of his favorite Olympic athletes including, Nadia Comaneci, Abebe Bikila, Duncan Armstrong, Alberto Juantorena, Alexander Karelin, Dan O'Brien and Nawal el Moutawakil.
Historical Speeches
SpiritClips Originals
  • A Day at the Airport
    SpiritClips Originals
    1:24m
    A trip to the airport proves that affection is an international language.
  • A New Deal
    SpiritClips Originals
    1:45m
    Speech
    During the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first inaugural address inspired Americans to look beyond their fears and believe in their ability to succeed.
  • Balance
    SpiritClips Originals
    2011 1:40m
    An homage to the natural, delicate and essential balancing act that makes all life possible.
  • Camp Harmony
    SpiritClips Originals
    4:13m
    A Los Angeles sleepaway camp allows homeless kids to have fun and connect with compassionate role models.
  • Cliff Young and the Great Race
    SpiritClips Originals
    2013 8:46m
    The story of the 61-year-old Australian potato and sheep farmer who ran the 544-mile Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon.
  • Commencement
    SpiritClips Originals
    2008 5:50m
    Documentary / Short films
    A mother shares the story of her son's graduation from college.
  • Curiosity
    SpiritClips Originals
    2:24m
    12-year-old Clara Ma describes the powerful force that motivates us to investigate the great mysteries of our universe, of our planet, and of our lives.
  • Darius Goes West
    SpiritClips Originals
    4:20m
    Fifteen-year-old Darius Weems, who has muscular dystrophy, and eleven of his best friends set out on a cross-country road trip to raise money to find a cure for his disease.
  • Excelsior
    SpiritClips Originals
    4:29m
    In 1960, US Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger jumped from the edge of space, setting a record he would help Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner break 52 years later.
  • Family Dance
    SpiritClips Originals
    7:22m
    Romance
    An Armenian couple, brought together by the magic of dance, pursue the American dream for their children.
  • Flight of Honor
    SpiritClips Originals
    5:36m
    World War II veterans Mary Beth and Joel Doss visit their World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. for the first time.
  • Four Chaplains
    SpiritClips Originals
    2013 2:34m
    When an American troop ship is bombed during WWII, four Army chaplains of various faiths band together to help rescue and bring solace to those aboard the sinking ship.
  • Golden Record
    SpiritClips Originals
    2013 2:55m
    In 1977, NASA launched two Voyager probes, each equipped with a golden record that encapsulates human civilization and experience.
  • Hanz
    SpiritClips Originals
    2013 3:39m
    Hanz is a Miniature Schnauzer who treats his patients with a special medicine: comfort, joy, and love.
  • Jill
    SpiritClips Originals
    6:24m
    A Berkeley coxswain inspires a movement to beat lung cancer.
  • One Small Step
    SpiritClips Originals
    1:41m
    Series
    In 1962, John F. Kennedy challenged Americans to achieve what seemed impossible.
  • Shackleton
    SpiritClips Originals
    3:48m
    Explorer Ernest Shackleton demonstrates true leadership during an exciting and dramatic expedition to traverse Antarctica.
  • Sink or Swim
    SpiritClips Originals
    7:10m
    Drama
    A promising young athlete, paralyzed in a random diving accident, finds freedom by returning to the water.
  • Strays
    SpiritClips Originals
    2:55m
    Strays are just like regular dogs, but they're missing one important thing.
  • The Hubble Solution
    SpiritClips Originals
    2:35m
    Charts the failure of the first Hubble mission and how NASA's biggest mistake became one of its most renowned successes.
  • The Watts Towers
    SpiritClips Originals
    2:25m
    The true story of a down-on-his-luck craftsman who embarks on a thirty-year project that brings a work of art to an impoverished neighborhood.
  • The Wright Brothers
    SpiritClips Originals
    2013 2:43m
    Biography
    Sometimes the impossible is more attainable than we think.
  • Tiny Miracle
    SpiritClips Originals
    2013 2:12m
    Holiday
    In 1885, Wilson A. Bentley photographed the first snowflakes, which he described as "tiny miracles of beauty."
  • Vietnam: A Lifelong Journey
    SpiritClips Originals
    2013 23m
    Five Vietnam War veterans return to Vietnam for the first time in over 40 years.
  • Welcome Home
    SpiritClips Originals
    3:35m
    The true story of a mother and her two children's long-awaited reunion with their father, a serviceman stationed in Iraq.