Sheila Nevins

Sheila Nevins

Known For: Production · Birthday: 1939-04-06 (82 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, USA

121 Movies · 10 TV shows

Also Known As: Sheila J. Nevins

Biography

Sheila Nevins (born April 6, 1939) is an American television producer and head of MTV Documentary Films division of MTV Studios. Previously, Nevins was the President of HBO Documentary Films. She has produced over 1,000 documentary films for HBO and is one of the most influential people in documentary filmmaking. She has worked on productions that have been recognized with 35 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards, and 26 Academy Awards. Nevins has won 32 individual Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person. She is also a member ofthe Peabody Awards board of directors, which is presented by the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Personal Life

In 1963, Nevins married a lawyer who also attended Yale. Though she wanted to pursue a theater career, her husband wanted her to be home evenings and weekends, forcing her to find a daytime job. The marriage ended in divorce.In 1972, Nevins married investment banker Sidney Koch. The pair had a home in Litchfield, Connecticut and an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. They have one son, David Koch (born 1980). She has discussed her son's struggle with Tourette syndrome and her struggle to be a working mother with a son who was ill. Nevins has said that the 2007 HBO series, Addiction, was inspired by her son's struggles with substance abuse.Nevins produced an HBO documentary about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire called Triangle: Remembering the Fire, to which she had a personal connection, which she found out about after seeing the documentary Schmatta. Nevins' great-aunt Celia Gittlin, a 17-year-old immigrant from Russia, had died in the fire.Nevins enjoys theater and is an admirer of Gloria Steinem, who she has deemed "next to my mother, the most important woman I’ve ever met."

Early Life

Nevins was born to a Jewish family on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City to Stella Nevins (née Rosenberg), a chemist, and Benjamin Nevins, a Russian immigrant post office worker who was also a bookie. Nevins' family was very poor and her mother suffered from an acute form of Raynaud's disease, which resulted in amputations of her limbs, and scleroderma. Nevins has a younger sister (born 1946) who is a doctor.Due to the generosity of her uncle, who was a wealthy inventor, Nevins attended private schools growing up. Nevins attended Little Red School House and the High School of Performing Arts in New York City.She received a BA in English from Barnard College in 1960. In 1963 she received an MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama, where she was one of two women in the directing program.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

3 Movies
A Life Too Short

A Life Too Short

2021
Qandeel Baloch pushed boundaries in conservative Pakistan. Qandeel exposed a well-known Muslim cleric in 2016 with tragic results.
Going to Pot: The High and Low of It

Going to Pot: The High and Low of It

2021
Exploring the rapidly growing marijuana industry through an irreverent approach.
17 Blocks

17 Blocks

2021
The story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance, is told using two decades of intimate home video.

2020.

2 Movies
My Father the Mover

My Father the Mover

2020
Alatha's father is called a Mover. The Mover helps kids in Khayelitsha township to overcome their hardship by using African dance moves. He has helped many kids, but he still has trouble getting his o...
American Selfie: One Nation Shoots Itself

American Selfie: One Nation Shoots Itself

2020
The United States of America is facing a number of challenges, including a presidential election and a financial collapse.

2019.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America

Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America

2019
A look at the different ways Americans are choosing to celebrate life as it comes to an end.
Gay Chorus Deep South

Gay Chorus Deep South

2019
The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus embarked on a tour of the American Deep South in response to a wave of anti-LGBTQ laws.
St. Louis Superman

St. Louis Superman

2019
Bruce Franks Jr. is a 34-year-old battle rapper, Ferguson activist and state representative from St. Louis, Missouri. Known as Superman to his constituents, he is a political figure the likes of which...
Liberty: Mother of Exiles

Liberty: Mother of Exiles

2019
A look at the history of the Statue of Liberty and the meaning of sculptor Auguste Bartholdi's creation to people around the world.
TV
I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter

2019
What really happened behind closed doors?
Finding the Way Home

Finding the Way Home

2019
J.K looked at the distressing circumstances for millions of children living in orphanages and other institutions around the world. They can be placed in foster homes or with family members.

2018.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
The Emperor's Newest Clothes

The Emperor's Newest Clothes

2018
Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale gets a colorful, music-filled makeover. Filled with animation, musical numbers and valuable lessons, this enchanting twist on a beloved tale chronicles the story...
Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi

Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi

2018
Intent on escaping her coastal bubble,Alexandra Pelosi sets out on a cross-country trip to engage in conversations with fellow Americans in an effort to gain an understanding of other perspectives.
TV
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

6
2018
A lifetime of personal journals, private letters and home audio and video footage are included in the story of legendary comedian Garry Shandling.
A Dangerous Son

A Dangerous Son

2018
Three families are dealing with a child affected by a serious emotional or mental illness. The families struggle with living with a child's condition.
Bleed Out

Bleed Out

2018
After a partial hip replacement operation leaves his mother in a coma with permanent brain damage, what starts as a son's video diary becomes a citizen's investigation into the future of American heal...
RX: Early Detection - A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee

RX: Early Detection - A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee

2018
A woman’s life becomes dramatically altered when her routine medical check-up delivers a cancer diagnosis.
The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm

The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm

2018
When ten-year-old Elliott asks his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Jack, about the number tattooed on his arm, he sparks an intimate conversation about Jack’s life that spans happy memories of childhoo...

2017.

11 Movies · 1 TV show
The Words That Built America

The Words That Built America

2017
Politicians, celebrities and young people give their opinions on the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights in this 4th of July special.
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

2017
There is a portrait of a celebrity.
Becoming Warren Buffett

Becoming Warren Buffett

2017
The evolution of a boy from Nebraska who went on to become one of the most respected men in the world is told in this story. By allowing access to his life and never-before-released home videos, Buffe...
Meth Storm

Meth Storm

2017
As police and DEA agents battle sophisticated cartels, rural, economically-disadvantaged users and dealers–whose addiction to ICE and lack of job opportunities have landed them in an endless cycle of ...
Traffic Stop

Traffic Stop

1
2017
Breaion King, a 26 year-old African-American school teacher from Austin, Texas - is pulled over for a routine traffic stop that escalates into a violent arrest. Dashcam clips intercut with verite scen...
I Am Evidence

I Am Evidence

2017
The modern criminal justice system is hampered by the fact that rape kits are not always tested. Only eight states require testing of rape kits.
TV
Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge

Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge

2017
A chronicle of the last 50 years of American music, politics and popular culture can be found through the perspective of Rolling Stone magazine. An exhilarating visual and musical experience of the ma...
Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy

Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy

2017
Through the personal and intimate reflections of her two sons and her friends and family, there is a fresh and revealing insight into Princess Diana.
Warning: This Drug May Kill You

Warning: This Drug May Kill You

2017
There is a harrowing look at the devastating effects of opiate addiction in the U.S. Four families were devastated by the epidemic.
Mommy Dead and Dearest

Mommy Dead and Dearest

2017
A mother and daughter who were thought to be living a fairy tale life that turned out to be a nightmare are the subject of a mystery involving child abuse, mental illness, and forbidden love.
War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend

War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend

2017
This poignant documentary explores the unbreakable bond between multi-purpose K9s and their handlers.
Cries from Syria

Cries from Syria

2017
An attempt to re-contextualize the European migrant crisis and ongoing hostilities in Syria. In a portrait of recent history and the consequences of violence, children and parents recount the revoluti...

2016.

9 Movies
Class Divide

Class Divide

2016
The intersection of 10th Avenue and 26th Street is where Class Divide explores two different worlds. There is low-income public housing on the other side of the avenue. The World School is on Avenues....
Suited

Suited

2016
Suited takes a modern, evolved look at gender through the conduit of clothing and shows the private and emotional experience surrounding it. The film documents a cultural shift that is creating a new ...
Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?

Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?

2016
Wealthy donors to Republican and Democratic parties are asked about their contributions by Pelosi. There are efforts to reform campaign finance.
Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

2016
Puentes de Salud is a volunteer-run clinic that provides free medical care to undocumented immigrants in south Philadelphia. Here, doctors and nurses work for free to serve people who would otherwise ...
Jim: The James Foley Story

Jim: The James Foley Story

2016
A video of the public execution of an American was uploaded to the internet in August of last year. A militant in black and orange knelt next to a man in orange. There was a new face of terror and the...
Abortion: Stories Women Tell

Abortion: Stories Women Tell

3.5
2016
A thought-provoking look at the subject of abortion today, told through the stories of women struggling with unplanned pregnancies, abortion providers and clinic staff and activists on both sides of t...
Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing

Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing

2016
Recounts the dramatic story of the April 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon through the experiences of individuals whose lives were affected. Ranging from the events of the day to the death-...
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper

Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper

2016
Born into one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, Gloria Vanderbilt has lived in the public eye for more than 90 years, unapologetically pursuing love, family and career, wh...
Risky Drinking

Risky Drinking

2016
More than 70% of American adults drink alcohol and 1/3 of them engage in problem drinking at some point in their lives. The intimate stories of four people whose drinking dramatically affects their re...

2015.

7 Movies
Cobain: Montage of Heck

Cobain: Montage of Heck

4
2015
It was one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, and the only fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon. Cobain's personal archive of art, music, never seen before mov...
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

2015
Going Clear profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a light on how they attract true believers and the things they do in the name of religion.
The Latin Explosion: A New America

The Latin Explosion: A New America

2015
With more than 50 million Latinos now living in the United States, Latinos are taking their seat at the table as the new American power brokers in the world of entertainment, business, politics and th...
Living With Lincoln

Living With Lincoln

2015
A collection of Abraham Lincoln photos has shaped the lives of five generations of his family.
Everything Is Copy

Everything Is Copy

2015
Jacob Bernstein's film is a tribute to his mother, who was the daughter of a screenwriter and a novelist. Her words, her memories, her scenes from her movies, and her own presence come alive in the mo...
Thought Crimes

Thought Crimes

2015
Gilberto Valle, a former NYPD officer, was convicted of conspiring to kidnap and eat women. The prosecution's narrative convinced jurors that it was not a fantasy. His story made headlines not only fo...
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

2015
A woman sentenced to death in Pakistan for falling in love is a rare survivor of the country's strict judicial system.

2014.

7 Movies
Citizenfour

Citizenfour

6
2014
Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald traveled to Hong Kong for the first time to meet Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her.
Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert

Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert

2014
This is the story of a year in the life of one mother whose daily struggles illuminate the challenges faced by more than 42 million American women and the 28 million children who depend on them.
Private Violence

Private Violence

6
2014
Women are more likely to experience violence in their homes. Private Violence shatters the brutality of our logic and reveals the stories of two women, one who transforms from victim to survivor and t...
Banksy Does New York

Banksy Does New York

2014
The New York residency of the elusive street artist was called Better Out Than In. A group of fans called "Banksy Hunters" took to the streets and blew up social media as a new work of art was present...
All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State

All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State

2014
The first female governor of Texas was Ann Richards. Her cool demeanor, acid wit, and passion for social inclusivity made her one of the most powerful and progressive governors in the U.S. When the 19...
My Depression (The Up and Down and Up of It)

My Depression (The Up and Down and Up of It)

2014
A woman's struggle with depression is the subject of an animated short film.
The Case Against 8

The Case Against 8

2014
There is a behind-the-scenes look at the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The film is about the first federal marriage equality lawsuit. The highest court in the land.

2013.

3 Movies
Life According to Sam

Life According to Sam

2013
The rare and fatal disease progeria is exemplified by accelerated aging in the children who are afflicted by it. There is no treatment. There is no cure. Gordon and Berns are doctors. When their son, ...
Six by Sondheim

Six by Sondheim

2013
The life and career of the stage legend Stephen Sondheim is explored through six of his best-known songs in this intimate documentary.
An Apology to Elephants

An Apology to Elephants

2013
Elephants have suffered at the hands of humans for hundreds of years. The long history with elephants and the many problems that arise when they are brought to live in captivity in zoos and circuses i...

2012.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

2012
The Museum of Modern Art in New York will host a retrospective of Marina Abramovich's work.
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

2012
Taxi to the Dark Side explores a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States to the Vatican.
First Cousin Once Removed

First Cousin Once Removed

2012
Alan Berliner documented his first cousin, the poet-translator Edwin Honig, as he succumbed to Alzheimer's.
TV
The Weight of the Nation

The Weight of the Nation

2012
A documentary shows how a group of students from New Orleans changed the school menu.
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now

About Face: Supermodels Then and Now

2012
Our sense of beauty has been defined by the images of women over the past five decades. An uncensored look at many of the biggest names in modeling, the movie reveals the stories behind the magazine c...

2011.

8 Movies
Hot Coffee

Hot Coffee

2011
Corporations spent millions of dollars to distort the "McDonald's coffee case" in order to promote tort reform. Big business, aided by the media, created a dangerous mixture of manipulation and lies t...
Journey Into Dyslexia

Journey Into Dyslexia

2011
Addresses misunderstandings of learning differences and shows potential in dyslexic people.
Reagan

Reagan

2011
The story of the enigmatic career of one of the revered architects of the modern world - icon, screen star, and two-term president, Ronald Reagan.
Gloria: In Her Own Words

Gloria: In Her Own Words

2011
Gloria Steinem talks about her childhood, career, and personal life in an interview with Peter Kunhardt.
The Loving Story

The Loving Story

2011
This documentary film tells the dramatic story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s, and their landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia, that cha...
Koran by Heart

Koran by Heart

2011
In this 80-minute documentary, three 10-year-old children leave their native countries to participate in one of the Islamic world’s most famous competitions, a test of memory and recitation known as T...
The Education of Dee Dee Ricks

The Education of Dee Dee Ricks

2011
One woman's mission is to defeat cancer and help others do the same.
Love Crimes Of Kabul

Love Crimes Of Kabul

2011
An intimate portrait of three young afghan women accused of committing "moral crimes."

2010.

9 Movies · 1 TV show
One Thousand Pictures: RFK's Last Journey

One Thousand Pictures: RFK's Last Journey

2010
Photographer Paul Fusco had a coveted place on the train carrying Robert Kennedy's body, with the assignment of covering the funeral, but he ended up using all his film on the people he saw from his w...
Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County

Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County

2010
A documentary that explores the world of children who reside in discounted motels within walking distance of Disneyland, living in limbo as their families struggle to survive in one of the wealthiest ...
Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking

Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking

2010
Fisher's memoirs are the basis of "Wishful Drinking". The world premiere of the stage adaptation took place in L.A. It opened on Broadway at Studio 54. The show takes audiences on a tour of Fisher's l...
I Can't Do This But I CAN Do That: A Film for Families about Learning Differences

I Can't Do This But I CAN Do That: A Film for Families about Learning Differences

2010
Does having a learning disability mean that you can’t learn? Eight children prove that the answer is a definitive 'No' in this documentary. Interviews with kids are intercut with scenes of the childre...
Secrets of the Tribe

Secrets of the Tribe

2010
What happens when western anthropologists descend on the Amazon and make one of the last unacculturated tribes in existence, the Yanomami, the most exhaustively filmed and studied tribe on the planet?...
TV
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise

If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise

2010
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, Spike Lee returns to New Orleans to see how the city has changed.
No Contract, No Cookies: The Stella D'Oro Strike

No Contract, No Cookies: The Stella D'Oro Strike

2010
Follows the struggle of 138 mostly immigrant workers who strike to save their jobs at a famous bakery in the Bronx when a private equity firm buys the bakery and demands wage cuts of up to 30%.
For Neda

For Neda

2010
Neda Agha-Soltan was shot and killed on the streets of Tehran during the turmoil that followed the Iranian presidential contest. Within hours, images of her dying moments, captured on cell phones, app...
Kevorkian

Kevorkian

2010
Documentary about Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who was performing euthanasia in the US in 1990's
A Family Is a Family Is a Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration

A Family Is a Family Is a Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration

2010
Rosie O'Donnell looked at the many answers to the question of what is a family. The show provides a less than moving portrait of the remarkable diversity of so called families today, including same-se...

2009.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

2009
The people who worked the line were the ones who lived the inside story of the last days of the plant.
The Trials of Ted Haggard

The Trials of Ted Haggard

2009
A documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at a recent life and hard times of an ex-minister. Ted Haggard had it all: prosperity, a doting wife, five kids, and a ministry that reached out to 30 mill...
Sergio

Sergio

2009
Sérgio de Mello was the world's go-to guy, a charming and complex man who could charm the worst war criminals, and protect the lives of the ordinary people he'd devoted his life to. The documentary te...
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

6
2009
The Deer Hunter was nominated for a Best Picture award. Most people don't know his name. You were a fresh tour through movies that defined a generation.
Studs Terkel: Listening to America

Studs Terkel: Listening to America

2009
For over 60 years, Studs Terkel elevated the voices and experiences of everyday Americans through his skillful interviews on radio, in books and on TV. This documentary takes a fond and illuminating l...
TV
The Alzheimer's Project

The Alzheimer's Project

2009
Alzheimer's disease is the second most feared illness in America. This multi-part campaign looks at the causes, symptoms, treatments and possible cures for this disease.
Katie Morgan's Sex Tips 2: Any More Questions?

Katie Morgan's Sex Tips 2: Any More Questions?

2009
Adult-film star Katie Morgan answers a series of sex-related questions...in the buff, of course!

2008.

5 Movies
The Boys from Baghdad High

The Boys from Baghdad High

2008
Four students in Baghdad keep a video diary of their last year in high school. The four must pass the national exams in June to get their diplomas. They are Ali, a Kurd, Anmar, a Christian, Hayder, a ...
Andrew Jenks, Room 335

Andrew Jenks, Room 335

2008
Andrew Jenks decided to stay in a retirement home in Florida for a few weeks in order to get to know the world he lives in. He gets to know several people who are past their prime. Jenks takes a close...
Portraits of a Lady

Portraits of a Lady

2008
25 artists came together to paint Justice O'Connor. There were vastly different images of this figure. The film chronicles the process from the initial setting where Justice O'Connor entertained the r...
Dirty Driving: Thundercars Of Indiana

Dirty Driving: Thundercars Of Indiana

2008
Auto racing is an obsession in Anderson, Indiana. Even with local auto factories closing down and jobs being lost, the town's residents continue to flock to the local speedway every Friday night--and ...
Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery

2008
It has been called "the saddest acre in America." It is also one of the most sacred. Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for young men and women who died fighting in I...

2007.

3 Movies
Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi

Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi

2007
Pelosi is interviewing and filming evangelicals.
Katie Morgan's Porn 101

Katie Morgan's Porn 101

9
2007
The candid, and naked, Katie Morgan takes us through a history of porn. From ancient paintings and sculpture, to early pornographic silent films, to modern day adult films.
Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq

Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq

2007
In a war that has left more than 25,000 wounded, a documentary looks at a new generation of veterans. Ten Soldiers and Marines who reveal their feelings on their future, their severe disabilities, and...

2006.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters

Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters

2006
What is the recipe for blockbuster, flops, and how absolute happenstance and controlled luck can make movie magic are explored by Hollywood's biggest talents.
Wide Awake

Wide Awake

2006
Filmmaker Alan Berliner chronicles his lifelong battle with insomnia in this intimate documentary. The cameras roll as he tries to quiet his overly active mind so he can get a decent night's sleep, ca...
TV
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

6
2006
Spike Lee's award-winning documentary follows the events that preceded and followed Hurricane Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans in 2005.

2005.

3 Movies
I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me

I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me

2005
Some American children with a hereditary neurological disorder are profiled in a Home Box Office documentary. More than a dozen youngsters ranging from ages 6 to 13 talk about what it's like to grow u...
Xiara's Song

Xiara's Song

2005
Xiara Trujillo is a precocious seven-year-old who moved from the Bronx to Maryland with her mom, Aracelli Guzman, four years ago. Though she seems happy hanging out and playing with her pal Melissa, X...
A Rape in a Small Town: The Florence Holway Story

A Rape in a Small Town: The Florence Holway Story

2005
Florence Holway's rural life came to a sudden end on Easter Eve in 1991, when a man broke in to her home and raped her. The horrifying attack marked the beginning of the New Hampshire artist and grand...

2004.

5 Movies
Heir To An Execution

Heir To An Execution

2004
Ivy Meeropol's directorial debut is a documentary about the execution of her biological grandparents. The US put to death the Rosenbergs. There is a charge of conspiracy to commit wartime espionage. T...
The Hidden Führer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality

The Hidden Führer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality

2004
In 2001, respected German historian Lothar Machtan dropped a bombshell on the world of Hitler studies. His book "The Hidden Hitler" caused a storm of controversy. The Fhrer's private life is explored ...
Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable

Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable

2004
Twenty million people live within 50 miles of the Indian Point Energy Center. A catastrophe that could potentially render much of the Hudson River Valley and New York City uninhabitable is the subject...
Last Letters Home

Last Letters Home

2004
Ten families read letters from their loved ones killed in Iraq in a powerful and moving documentary by Bill Couturie. Photos of the soldiers in military and civilian life are shown as family members r...
Looking For Fidel

Looking For Fidel

2004
The execution of three men who hijacked a ferry to the United States is addressed in Oliver Stone's second documentary.

2003.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
The Virtual Corpse

The Virtual Corpse

2003
The first human to donate his body to science so that it could be studied in a 3D database is the subject of a documentary. Joseph Paul Jernigan donated his body to science shortly before he was execu...
Comandante

Comandante

2003
There is a film about the director's meeting with Castro.
TV
America Undercover

America Undercover

2003
America Undercover is a series on the cable television network. There are several sub-series within the series. After a brief time being broadcast weekly in 2001, the series is now broadcast once per ...
And Along Came a Spider

And Along Came a Spider

2003
A shocking portrait of the world of a recently captured serial killer, who sees his killing of prostitutes as in accordance with Islamic teaching. Over the space of a year, 16 women were murdered in t...
Persona Non Grata

Persona Non Grata

2003
The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians was the subject of a film by Oliver Stone. Interviews with Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu, former Prime Ministers of Israel, Yasser Arafat, the late...

2002.

1 Movie
Journeys with George

Journeys with George

2002
There is a documentary account of George W. Bush was a candidate in the 2000 election.

2000.

2 Movies
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks

Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks

2000
An intimate look at the life and career of Gordon Parks, a true Renaissance man who has excelled as a photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician and filmmaker.
The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story

The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story

2000
Documents the race riot of 1921 and the destruction of the African-American community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With testimony by eyewitnesses and background accounts by historians.

1999.

2 Movies
Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales

Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales

1999
Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd's bestselling children's book headlines this winning 25-minute collection of sleepytime tales from HBO. Susan Sarandon narrates the simple story of a bunny readyin...
American Hollow

American Hollow

1999
The film is a 1999 American documentary. The film follows the Bowling family for a year in Kentucky. Bill Frisell composed the music for the film.

1998.

2 Movies
Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt?

Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case for Reasonable Doubt?

1998
Documentary covering the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a black nationalist and journalist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer and sentenced to death in a trial...
Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth

Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth

1998
He couldn't get arrested. All that would change by 1961.

1997.

4 Movies
Out at Work

Out at Work

1997
In 1992 Cheryl Summerville, a cook at a Cracker Barrel restaurant outside Atlanta, received a termination paper stating that she was fired for "failing to demonstrate normal heterosexual values." She ...
Daughter of the Bride

Daughter of the Bride

1997
The documentary short was nominated for an Oscar.
4 Little Girls

4 Little Girls

1997
On September 15, 1963, a bomb destroyed a black church in Alabama, killing four young girls. When it was a crime that shocked the nation, it was a defining moment in the history of the civil-rights mo...
The Execution Machine: Texas Death Row

The Execution Machine: Texas Death Row

1997
Explores the realities of death-row inmates inside Huntsville (Texas) Unit, a prison with the highest number of executions in 1997. Features interviews with prisoners, guards, officials, lawyers and v...

1996.

3 Movies
The Celluloid Closet

The Celluloid Closet

2
1996
The evolution of the entertainment industry's role is shown in the documentary. The demonization of the homosexual community with the advent of AIDS is one of the issues addressed.
Prisoners of the War on Drugs

Prisoners of the War on Drugs

1996
The War on Drugs has left many victims stuck in the prison system. PRISONERS OF THE WAR ON DRUGS show life behind bars. Most prisoners have the same story, they have been criminalized for drugs or dru...
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

3.8
1996
A triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys.

1995.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
5 American Handguns - 5 American Kids

5 American Handguns - 5 American Kids

1995
Someone dies when a child gets hold of a gun. 3,600 of the 24,000 Americans who died last year were children. The stories of five handguns that killed five children are told in this profoundly disturb...
TV
Taxicab Confessions

Taxicab Confessions

1995
Taxicab confessions is a hidden camera series that has aired on Hbo since 1995. In New York City and Las Vegas, the taxi drivers are also producers who steer the vehicle and the conversations with pas...

1994.

1 Movie
Lock Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island

Lock Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island

1994
Documentary about the Rikers Island prison. If you're arrested in New York City and can't make bail, you'll be sent to Rikers Island--a mammoth holding facility for 17,000 men and women awaiting trial...

1993.

1 Movie
Mob Stories

Mob Stories

1993
The real 'goodfellas' are 'Joe Dogs' Iannuzzi, Tommy DelGiorno, and 'Big Dom' Lofaro. For the first time on television, Mafia turncoats give personal accounts of life inside the Mob. Five high-ranking...

1992.

2 Movies
Educating Peter

Educating Peter

1992
Oscar Winning documentary short from 1992
Abortion: Desperate Choices

Abortion: Desperate Choices

1992
An intensely personal exploration of an explosive issue -- abortion in America. Wrenching first-person narratives from seven decades of women, each one facing an unplanned pregnancy -- and the dreadfu...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
Braingames

Braingames

In the 1980's, Braingames was shown on HBO. The half-hour program consisted of brain-teasing animated skits designed to make the viewers think.
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