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The Crowded Room

A true story about Billy Milligan, a man with 24 different personalities. Afflicted with multiple personalities due to a childhood filled with abuse, Billy Milligan, livesa nightmarishly schizoid life. Eventually, several of his personalities band together and commit a series of rapes, which results in Billy being put in a hospital for the criminally insane. Now well on the road to mental health, Billy hopes to be set free, but instead finds himself remanded to a hellhole of a mental hospital by a society that still fears him. Inevitably, though, justice prevails. As of this day, Billy leads a productive, sane, freelife.

It's What I Do

Lynsey Addari travels to war-torn countries like Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq and wins the MacArthur Fellowhip in 2008. Her work in dangerous locales include her being kidnapped by pro-Quaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war. She is part of the N.Y. Times team which wins a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for International Reporting for her work in Waziristan.

A White Lie

Anita Hemmings, a light skinned African American woman and the daughter of a janitor, is passed as white so she can attend Vassar at the turn of the century.

Impossible Odds

American humanitarian aid worker Jessica Buchanan travels to Somalia to help children only to be kidnapped by militants and held for ransom for 93 days. Her captors are killed by Navy SEALs in a dramatic rescue mission in January 2012.

A Boy Named Shel

Explores the personal and professional struggles that made Shel Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry collections “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic,” chart-topping songs such as Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” and Dr. Hook’s “The Cover of Rolling Stone”; and memorable illustrations.

The Secret Life of Dr. ...

A woman spends her entire life as a man so she can study and practice medicine. She becomes a prominent surgeon who spends her groundbreaking career championing the rights of the lower classes and pushing for medical reforms and better sanitary conditions. Her true gender is not discovered until her death in 1865.

Bad Blood

Elizabeth Holmes is the founder of blood testing company Theranos, which skyrockets her to fame with an estimated value in the billions. The value of Theranos plunges though following news that the company is under investigation for inaccurate testing.

Mayday 109

Tells the true story of what happened when the PT boat captained by future president John F Kennedy was smashed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer.

American Desperado

In the early 70's, Jon Roberts, an injured Vietnam veteran by the age of 20, ends up involved in gangland takeovers of NYC nightclubs. He goes to Miami where he deals billions of dollars of cocaine for the Medellin drug cartel and ultimately spends 10 years in prison.

Honorable Exit

Set in 1975 in Saigon during the last 60 days of the Vietnam War, a renegade group of American diplomats, soldiers and officials rebel against their own government and ensure the evacuation of nearly 125,000 South Vietnamese will otherwise be casualties of war.

Thrilla In Manila

Based on the classic Thrilla In Manila brawl between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.

Dying To Be Me

Anita Moorjani battles against cancer for four years. Overwhelmed by malignant cells, her body begins shutting down. As her organs fail, she enters into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realizes her inherent worth and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, her condition improves. Within three days, 70% of her cancer is gone. Shortly after, she is declared cancer free.

Unstoppable

Despite being born with one leg to a single-parent family on the wrong side of the tracks, Anthony Robles overcomes every obstacle to become an undefeated collegiate wrestling star, three-time All-American, 2011 NCAA National Champion, two-time ESPY Award winner and a National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee.

Battle for Alcatraz

Tells the true story of the failed 1946 escape attempt from Alcatraz Prison by six inmates that incited a full-blown military response — turning the world’s most notorious prison into a war-torn battlefield.

Chasing Phil

During the 1970s, FBI agents Jim Wedick and Jack Brennan infiltrate the world of Phillip Kitzer Jr, a Minnesota swindler who masterminds dozens of multimillion-dollar schemes, such as selling worthless securities from bogus offshore enterprises. His international network of associates is known as The Fraternity.