April 17, 2014

Saving Central: One High School’s Struggle After Resegregation

Meet the students and staff at Tuscaloosa’s all-black Central High School in a short documentary film by Maisie Crow. 

March 7, 2014

If Our Bodies Could Talk: Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Hours of staring at screen is hurting our vision, but we are not powerless.

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February 21, 2014

A Comedic Film Lets Aaron Burr Defend His 1804 Duel With Alexander Hamilton

February 19, 2014

Revealing The Hidden Patterns of Birds and Insects In Motion

February 5, 2014

How Meditation Can Help Inmates

An ex-con tries to bring mindfulness to a state penitentiary.

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January 31, 2014

Are People More Open About Life When Running?

In a park in downtown London, directors Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley set out to ask the most intimate questions of unsuspecting joggers. With the idea that the unconventional interview location would drop the runners’ guards, the filmmakers were able to elicit candid, funny, and oftentimes moving responses.

In an interview with The Atlantic, Rochlitz talks about the impetus for the film, and how they captured the runners in motion.

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January 27, 2014

Ride With a Rebel Dirt Bike Gang in Baltimore

On Sundays, legions of dirt bike riders take to the streets of Baltimore popping wheelies, evading police, and cruising at extreme speeds. The group of riders called the 12 O’Clock Boys has inspired a new documentary out this month. The film follows a young boy named Pug for three years as he aspires to gain acceptance within the group. In the excerpt above, we are introduced to Pug and get to experience the city’s bike culture through a series of ethereal slow motion images.

In an interview with The Atlantic, director Lotfy Nathan discusses this controversial subculture and his own motivations for making the film.

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January 24, 2014

'How Many People Have a Crush and That Ends Up Being the Real Relationship?'

A comic short film reenacts real-life romance.

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January 14, 2014

Kids These Days: A 1950s Guide to Hooking Up

An archival film teaches the high school kids of yesteryear about how physical to get on a date.

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January 8, 2014

Notice that Flicker? Europe’s Lights Are Out-of-Tune With Your Phone

It’s not camera-hacking elves: If you take your North American smartphone to Europe and shoot video indoors there, an odd flickering appears in the recording. As intrepid videographer Tom Scott shows above, it’s because of something normally invisible—the differences in how the two continents transmit electricity. 

It’s an awesome video, interesting even if you’ve never bounded the Great Circle.

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