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They have made a difference and revolutionized the world. They come from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. These remarkable individuals have pioneered, developed and forever improved their industry and the world in which we live. Engaging and relevant, these individuals will change the way you view the world, and remind you that it only takes one person to make a difference.


This timeless 10-part series offers a comprehensive look at the development of the greatest countries the world has ever known. Journey through time to learn how these countries have blossomed into the marvels they are today. Each enduring program explores: Early History and Contributions, Geographic and World Position, Regional and Urban Growth, Religious and Political Affiliations, Economy and Cultural Influence.


These five bodies of water, created 10,000 years ago, hold 3/4 of the world’s standing fresh water. Over 50 million people live within 100 miles of a Great Lake’s port. Because they comprise such a large waterway, they have played a vital role in the lives and histories of many of our ancestors, and to this day continue to play that role in still equally important and vital ways.


A series that explores "other ways of doing things" to engender a more sustainable culture.


Episodes in this series:
How Wolves Change Rivers
Videos about science and society that will blow your mind. These videos cover broad, fascinating topics and are great for sparking curiosity.


Sit back and enjoy this fascinating series that explores the science behind the human body. After watching, you'll be able to answer questions such as: Why is yawning contagious? What are stem cells? How are we able to sequence the human genome? and Why do we have to wear sunscreen?


Using art to teach interesting things.


Funky, fun and hip video lectures designed to give students and life long learners the basics to understanding the governing document of the United States of America, the US Constitution.




Two teens explore how gun violence has impacted their lives and the communities around them.
This narrative sketches a day in the life of Marcus, a young man who is at a crossroad. Will he get a job, or join a gang?
Sean faces some pretty tough decisions as he finishes high school. Pressured by his brother to provide for the family, Sean has to decide to go to college or stay on the streets.
“Obesity: Are You a Product of Your Enivronment” is a short documentary film (11:41 TRT) produced within Free Spirit Media by Dumanisha Ward when she was a senior at North Lawndale College Prep High School in Chicago. Dumanisha made the film as part of her senior project advanced documentary class. She says of the film, “This documentary briefly examines the structural barriers specifically in the North Lawndale Community (NL) that contributes to the high rate of obesity and diabetes amongst lower income African Americans who are living in the North Lawndale community. This documentary is rel ...
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“Message Matters” is a short documentary film (8:35 TRT) produced by teens and media mentors from Free Spirit Media in partnership with the Umoja Student Development Corporation’s Community Builders summer internship program during the summer of 2009. It explores the issue of restorative justice, which is an alternative approach to punishment that promotes peaceful exchange, understanding, and community healing. The media makers interviewed members of their community and a variety of issue experts. The film has been shown extensively in community meetings and among groups trying to raise aware ...
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“Mainstream Media, I've Got My Eyes on You” is a short documentary film (8:26 TRT) produced within Free Spirit Media by Dyamond Houston when she was a senior at North Lawndale College Prep High School in Chicago. Dyamond made the film as part of her senior project advanced documentary class. She says of the film, “I am dedicating my documentary to those who live in my community who are devoting their lives to changing the negative things that they see in mainstream media. I would like for people to know that they are their own person, and television and negative images shouldn't affect their l ...
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