Black rush life

14 minutes

Far from home, North Dakota oil workers take a last shot at the American dream

American frontiers have always been raw and brutal places. Working life in North Dakota’s booming oil fields is no different. The money is great, but family and friends are far away and in the bitter cold of winter there is little to do but work, sleep and dream of going home. North Dakota’s oil and gas fields employ some 30,000 workers — six times the number working there eight years ago – and the state has the nation’s lowest unemployment rates. Filmmaker Christina Clusiau captures the austere beauty, and the human sorrow, of America’s newest boom.

Director: Christina Clusiau

Video/Mood & Emotion

Will they or won’t they? Prospective jumpers anguish at the edge of the high dive

16 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Neuroscience

Aristotle was wrong and so are we: there are far more than five senses

6 minutes

Video/Art

Born of pain, filled with power – a teenage girl’s art that confronts in order to heal

6 minutes

Essay/History

Why the Tudors still rule

The Tudors are always good box office, but their melodramatic lives distract from a much deeper legacy of civic nationhood

Anna Whitelock

Idea/Law & Justice

How men continue to interrupt even the most powerful women

Tonja Jacobi & Dylan Schweers

Video/History

Albania built 750,000 bunkers for a war that never came. Now what?

24 minutes

Essay/Politics & Government

American dreaming 3.0

Embrace dreams as a counter to the naive realism of politics today, and they could become a potent democratic force

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Idea/History

The Malmedy trial: how the truth trumped fake torture stories

Steven P Remy

Video/Law & Justice

The farmer turned human rights activist who breaks France’s laws to defend its values

25 minutes