interesting discoveries

JANE

film

The extraordinary life story of Jane Goodall. Her ability to see the humanity in our closest non-human relatives is revealing on many levels. She continues her noble work to this day.

The Salt of the Earth

film

The fascinating story of photographer Sebastiao Salgado. He has dedicated his entire life to the documentation of human suffering around the world. A must-watch for all of humanity. A challenging quest for hope amid harsh realities.

Reasons to be cheerful

website

David Byrne's newest brainchild. Described as "a self help magazine for people who hate self help magazines," the site informs readers about positive, constructive things being accomplished across the world. It's about hope, solutions, optimism and trying to be our better selves.

Fred Hersch Trio

music

Sublime work from jazz legend Fred Hersch. His rendition of "If I Would Ever Leave You" is exquisite.

Monsieur Lazhar

film

This award-winning French Canadian film is perfectly crafted. A powerful human story full of honesty and tenderness. The performances of the child actors are so heartfelt and real, it's easy to forget that it is a film.