Business & Economics

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World 53 min.

The Man Who Tried to Feed the Worldrecounts the story ofNormanBorlaug,a manwhonot only solvedIndia’s famine problem but would go on to lead a “Green Revolution” of worldwide agriculture programs estimated to have saved one billion lives. He was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for hiswork butspent the rest of his life watching his methods and achievements come under increasing fire.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos 114 min.

Examine Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' ascent to power and the global impact of the empire he built. The film also investigates the darker side of the company's rapid growth, and the challenge of trying to rein in the power of the richest man in the world.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Poison Squad 111 min.

Based on the book by Deborah Blum,The Poison Squad tells the story of government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley, who took on powerful food manufacturers and their allies. Following Wiley’s unusual experiments and tireless advocacy, the film charts the path of the forgotten man who laid the groundwork for U.S. consumer protection laws, and ultimately the creation of the FDA.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

It’s Time to Expand Nuclear Power: A Debate 103 min.

Nuclear power produces approximately 10 percent of the world's energy supply but has for decades sparked controversy among scientists, citizens, and politicians. Supporters of nuclear power argue that it is environmentally safe and an effective means of reducing greenhouse gases and combating climate change. Wind and solar power have a role to play, they contend, but are not sufficient to meet the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Modern Makers 26 min.

Modern Makers is a 25 minute documentary that features three artists who have built successful creative businesses from literally nothing. They are unlikely business people living in unlikely places who have taken advantage of modern internet technologies (and other creative strategies) to grow very unique businesses.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Very Ralph 108 min.

With an uncanny ability to turn his dreams into reality, Ralph Lauren has built a global powerhouse out of his aspirations, becoming a living embodiment of American optimism and the American Dream. For more than 50 years, he has celebrated the iconography of America and American style, translating his vision and inspiration into one of the world’s most widely recognized brands. From award-winning...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Vice Special Report: The Future of Work 55 min.

The next Industrial Revolution is upon us, and the way we work in 2019 is already unrecognizable to previous generations. Whole industries are in the process of being automated, with workers being replaced by AI and algorithms – and America is only now grappling with the huge questions raised by this shift. Produced in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations, VICE Special Report: The Fut...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Risks After Challenger 55 min.

Retro Report on PBS revisits the Challenger and Columbia disasters, explores how immigration controversies echo past anti-immigration backlash, and explains why a lawsuit over scalding coffee is misunderstood and the U.S. military is reliant on special forces. Andy Borowitzgives his take on efforts to strip the LGBTQ community of rights.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Divinia Water 29 min.

In 2007, Steven and RemySedlmayr were enjoying the good life in Arizona, retired with two kids in college. When Steven decided to pursue building a water purification system and re-mortgaged the house, he had no idea that they’d soon lose everything. The story of Divinia water is about family, overcoming hardship, and the quest to create the cleanest bottled water on the planet.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

FoodMaven 28 min.

Patrick Bultema is a true industry maker whose mission is to eliminate food waste. Growing up on a farm, it pains him to know how much food is thrown away that farmers have worked so hard to produce, so he’s addressing the problem at the source. FoodMaven sells high-quality local, oversupplied and imperfect food from distributors, manufacturers, and producers to restaurants and institutional kitch...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019