ben hooks

Duty of the Hour

The story of Dr. Ben Hooks is an exploration of this nation's long, complex, and difficult history of race in America. "Duty of the Hour," a documentary that examines Benjamin L. Hooks' rise from the streets of segregated Memphis to the national stage, encourages each of us to ask, 'Am I making the seconds of my life count?'? Are we engaged in the civic affairs of our local, state, and national community? Whether we choose to live a private life or a life on a larger stage, the documentary makes the point that almost all of us can make a personal commitment to get involved with issues and people that shape our world.

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Trials of Muhammad Ali

"The Trials of Muhammad Ali" covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam, and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali’s choice of belief and conscience over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, striking issues of race, faith and identity that continue to confront us all today.

Boom Bust Boom

Monty Python's Terry Jones (host, narrator, co-director, and co-writer) presents "Boom Bust Boom." Featuring John Cusack, Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J. Shiller, and Paul Krugman, the film presents a unique look at why economic crashes happen. "Boom Bust Boom" is a multimedia documentary combining live action with animation and puppetry to explain economics to everyone.