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Pursuing Happiness

Pursuing Happiness

Join the journey and discover the secrets to living a truly happy life as two film-makers travel the country in search of the happiest people in America. Be ready to laugh and cry as they uncover real-life heartfelt stories from the most compelling characters. A young woman battling stage 4 colon cancer, a single dad who lost both of his arms, an impoverished painter single-handedly revitalizing his condemned neighborhood, and two vigilante artists fighting to save their bankrupt city. 

Elvis: Return to Tupelo

Elvis Presley may have been born with the rock ‘n roll in his blood but without poverty, southern culture and a mother whom he adored, Elvis Aaron Presley might have been just another poor white guy rather than the King of Rock 'n Roll. Narrated by prolific country musician and actor Kris Kristofferson, this feature-length documentary takes an intimate look at Elvis' childhood growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi.

My Millennial Life

There are approximately 1 million unpaid interns in the United States. 60% of millennials rely on some form of financial assistance from their parents. 44% of recent college graduates are working in low-wage or part-time jobs. This documentary follows five recent graduates as they struggle to land professional positions and move into financial independence.


This 6-episode series documents the American Revolution from 1763 - 1788. 

Near Normal Man

How does a young person maintain resilience and humanity in the face of vicious racism, unspeakable violence and unfolding genocide? This is the story of Holocaust Survivor Ben Stern, as he explores the question that haunts: how did he emerge from overwhelming physical pain and psychological terror, determined to reject violence, and remain dedicated to a life of courage, kindness and hope?

Latino: The Changing Face of America

By 2035, Latinos will represent 35% of the U.S. population. How will this impact America’s political, social, economic and cultural future? Immigration has played an important role in the history of the United States, yet Latinos are not becoming Americans like the immigrants before them.