Biotechnology is changing the way farming is done all over the world. Advocates believe the “New Green Revolution” is the only way to provide sufficient food for the world's growing population while opponents raise environmental concerns and fear that GMOs drive small-scale farmers off the land. Bitter Seeds explores the controversy — from a village in India that uses genetically modified seeds to U.S. government agencies that promote them.
Bitter Seeds can be seen on Thursday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m.
SEISEN! THE RISE AND FALL OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE 1905-1945 chronicles the dramatic story of a proud and ambitious warrior nation, and how Japan, ultimately, paid a terrible price for its audacity. The documentary explores Japan's militaristic history in the first half of the 20th century – from its victory in the Russo-Japanese war to its defeat in World War II.
SEISEN: The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1905 - 1945 can be seen on Monday, February 4th at 9:00 p.m.
Follow the ambitious two-year process of restoring the Boynton House in Rochester, NY — one of the few Frank Lloyd Wright creations still functioning as a private, single-family residence— to its original splendor, following Wright's design concepts and architectural philosophy. Photo courtesy of WXXI.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S BOYNTON HOUSE: THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS provides an exclusive look inside the painstaking process of restoring and rehabilitating a historic home. Even today, the Boynton House — one of the few Frank Lloyd Wright creations still functioning as a private, single-family residence instead of a museum — stands out among the traditional Tudors and colonials that line the streets of its Rochester, New York neighborhood.
Derek Jacobi returns to a role he played 30 years ago, coaches actors at the Globe in aspects of the play, reveals why it could have cost Shakespeare his life — and shares some of the extraordinary modern political parallels within the play that still resonate as dictators are deposed. Also featured are notable excerpts from the upcoming GREAT PERFORMANCES film adaptation starring Ben Whishaw and Patrick Stewart.
Shakespeare Uncovered " Richard II with Derek Jacoby" can be seen on Friday, February 1st at 9:00 p.m.