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The Unchosen One
For child actor Devon Michael, the coveted role of Anakin Skywalker in George Lucas’ hotly anticipated THE PHANTOM MENACE was the part of a lifetime. Chosen as one of George’s final three for the role, Devon recollects the moment that would change his life, and Star Wars history, forever.
The Silent Pulse of the Universe
Jocelyn Bell was a graduate student at Cambridge in 1967 when she pushed through the skepticism from her superiors to make one of the greatest astrophysical discoveries of the twentieth century. While Jocelyn was belittled and sexually harassed by the media, the Nobel Prize was awarded to her professor and his boss.
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The Queen of Basketball
She is one of the greatest living women’s basketball player. 3 national trophies. Scored the first basket in women's Olympic basketball at the ‘76 Olympics. Drafted to the NBA. But have you ever heard of Lucy Harris?
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The First Report
In 2002, The Boston Globe's investigation into the Catholic Church's cover-up of decades of child sexual abuse by priests caught the global media by storm. The reporting won the Pulitzer Prize and became the subject of the 2015 Academy Award Best Picture winner Spotlight. But it was Louisianan freelance journalist Jason Berry who had originally discovered and exposed the cover-up in the late 1980s, long before the media, and the world, was ready to listen.
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The Beauty President
“If a bad actor can be president, why not a good drag queen?” In 1992, Joan Jett Blakk made a historic bid for the White House as one of the first openly queer write-in candidates. Today, Terence Smith, the man behind the persona, reflects back on his place in gay rights history at the height of the AIDS crisis.
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A Concerto is a Conversation
A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family's lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
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Illuminating, humanist stories from the Oscar-nominated Breakwater Studios, a world leader in short form documentaries.

Films: The Unchosen One; The Silent Pulse of the Universe; The Queen of Basketball; The First Report; The Beauty President; A Concerto is a Conversation

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2021 Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Short

A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family's lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Heartland Film Alumni: The Lost Astronaut (2020); The Other Fab Four (2020)

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Documentary Short
  • Director
    Ben Proudfoot, Kris Bowers
  • Producer
    Ben Proudfoot, Jeremy Lambert, Kris Bowers
  • Executive Producer
    Adam Ellick, Ava Duvernay, Steve Cohen, Paula Froehle, Jane Solomon
  • Cast
    Kris Bowers, Horace Bowers, Sr.