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  1. The Next Big Thing thumb

    The story of the hydrogen fuel cell in powering cars, buildings and filling the need for alternative energy sources. Produced by Kikim Media and Quest Productions. Broadcast on PBS.

  2. Jim Crow thumb

    Award winning four-part PBS series on the Jim Crow era in U.S. history, from 1863 to 1954. Produced by Videoline, Inc. and Quest Productions for WNET Thirteen.

  3. Stopwatch thumb

    The story of Frederick Winslow Taylor and his passion for efficiency in the workplace. Produced by Kikim Media and Quest Productions. Broadcast on PBS.

  4. Preacher for the Patuxent thumb

    Senator Bernie Fowler’s quest to keep the Patuxent River, Maryland’s longest waterway free of pollution. Produced by Frank Cevarich. As seen on PBS.

  5. Paperback Dreams thumb

    The changing landscape of bookstores in the internet age. Produced by Alex Beckstead. As seen on PBS.

  6. Naked to the Bone thumb

    Medical imaging technology and its uses in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. Produced by Kikim Media and Quest Productions. Broadcast on PBS.

  7. Learning to Fly thumb

    The story of Dr. Sam Keen who at the age of 60 decided to follow his dream and learn to fly on the flying trapeze. Produced by Quest Productions. Broadcast on PBS.

  8. Hunting the Hidden Dimension thumb

    A lively exploration of the world of fractal geometry through animation, music and stories. Produced by Kikim Media and Quest Productions. As seen on NOVA.

  9. Faces of the Enemy thumb

    Before we go to war we create enemies. The story of the creation and uses of propaganda. Hosted by Dr. Sam Keen and produced by Quest Productions. Seen on PBS.

  10. Ending AIDS thumb

    The story of the search for a vaccine to tame this most elusive and devastating virus. Produced by Quest Productions and Kikim Media. As seen on PBS.

  11. EAMES-The Architect and the Painter thumb

    EAMES: The Architect and the Painter

    Bill Jersey and Jason Cohn, Producers


    A ninety minute film exploring the design work of this husband and wife team and their considerable impact on the architecture, furniture design, film, exhibitions and multimedia of the 20th century. Produced by Quest Productions and Bread and Butter Films. As seen on WNET’s American Masters.

  12. San Francisco Bay thumb

    A media project in radio, multimedia and podcast, RISE takes listeners on a journey of the San Francisco Bay, exploring the impact of sea level rise and extreme weather on people living by the water.

  13. Shattered Sky thumb

    Shattered Sky

    Steve Dorst, Producer; Joe Brinker, Executive Producer


    On PBS 2012 and 2013. A one-hour documentary on the damaging environmental effects of industrial activity and the efforts to remediate that damage. 

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    Extreme By Design

    Ralph King Jr., Producer/Director; Michael Schwarz , Executive Producer/Director; Kiki Kapany, Executive Producer


    On PBS, December 11, 2013.  The film story of social entrepreneurs who as students in a Stanford University design course create and implement life altering solutions to problems in underdeveloped parts of the world. "Watch+Design" workshops, aimed at students aged 12 to 22, combine portions of the film with an introduction to the "design thinking" process used in the Stanford course.

  15. Capturing Grace

    Capturing Grace

    Dave Iverson, Producer; Michael Schwarz & Kiki Kapany, Executive Producers


    The story of a group of dancers with Parkinson’s disease rehearsing for their first public performance under the leadership of teachers from the renowned Mark Morris Dance Company in New York.

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    The Campaign

    Christie Herring, Producer


    On PBS in 2013.   A sixty minute film that follows the daily lives of activists working to stop the passage of California’s controversial Proposition 8 in the 2008 election. 

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    Seeking Asian Female

    Debbie Lum, Producer


    On PBS Independent Lens in 2013.  One-hour documentary about an older white man’s obsession to find a Chinese bride. On the web, is a public engagement effort expanding the conversation about race and romance and the social issues that form the backdrop of this intimate personal documentary.

  18. In Defense of Food

    In Defense of Food

    Kiki Kapany, Executive Producer; Michael Schwarz, Producer/Director; Edward Gray, Producer/Telescript


    Aired on PBS 2017

    Join best-selling author Michael Pollan on a fascinating journey to answer the question: What should I eat to be healthy? Cutting through confusion and busting myths and misconceptions, In Defense of Food shows how common sense and old-fashioned wisdom can help us rediscover the pleasures of eating and avoid the chronic diseases so often associated with the modern diet.

  19. The Silicon Valley Story thumb

    Silicon Valley: The Untold Story

    Michael Schwarz, Producer/Director; Kiki Kapany, Executive Producer


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    A three-episode cultural, intellectual and technological history of Silicon Valley exploring how and why Silicon Valley has become such a unique and enduring locus of innovation and entrepreneurship for morel than 100 years.

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    American Reds: The Failed Revolution

    Richard Wormser, Producer


    Aired in 2017

    A two hour documentary that tells the story of the emergence of the Communist Party USA between 1930-1945 as the foremost radical political group in America; and the Party's collapse between 1946 and 1960 as a result of the Cold War and the revelation of Stalin's crimes.

  21. Dr. Marian Diamond thumb

    Aired on PBS 2017

    A documentary on the work of Marian Diamond, a pioneer in the field of brain research and her continuing efforts to engage and recruit young women into the field of science.

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