In 2003, filmmaker and reporter Stephen Marshall travels to war-torn Iraq to investigate a spreading insurgency that is creating an increasingly unstable situation for U.S. military troops. Focusing on the story of an ex-Shiite guerrilla returning to his homeland for the first time in over a decade, Marshall uncovers a lost optimism for a truly liberated Iraq, and the roots of an ideological split that is as divisive for Americans as it for Iraqis at the center of the conflict.
Rec. Grade Levels Archives: 12
Benji documents the November 1984 death and cultural impact of Ben Wilson, a 17-year-old from the South Side of Chicago who was regarded as the best basketball player in the country.
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, Blindsight follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb the 23,000 foot Lhakpa Ri on the north side of Mount Everest.
Boys of Baraka
The Boys of Baraka follows a group of middle school students as they journey from Baltimore to Kenya in pursuit of a better education.
Brooklyn Castle follows five chess team members at a New York school, showing how chess helps transforms the school into one of the city’s best, but recession-driven budget cuts threaten to undermine the school’s championship chess team.