In the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean, tectonic movements construct or swallow islands. In the Tongan archipelago, two little-known animals have learned to cope with these ephemeral lands risen from the ocean depths: the sooty tern, a seabird that never dares wet its wings for fear of drowning, and the Alvin shrimp, a blind crustacean that manages to find its way around the abyss. When an underwater volcano becomes an island, the fates of these two extraordinary paradoxes are linked.
SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists and engineers who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley. The film spotlights the creativity of the young men who founded Fairchild Semiconductor, in particular the brilliant, charismatic young physicist Robert Noyce.
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.