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Our latest releases include Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World, which follows the adventurous crew aboard the Infinity who dare to sail 8,000 miles across the Pacific; and Hilleman, which tells the story of Maurice Hilleman, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century responsible for over half the vaccinations children receive today.  
 
SEA GYPSIES:
The Far Side of the World

A film
by Nico Edwards

77 minutes, color, 2016

The vessel is Infinity, a 120-foot hand-built sailboat, crewed by a band of miscreants. The journey, an 8,000 mile Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica. Unlike
all the other boats heading to the Southern Ocean, Infinity is no ice-reinforced super-yacht crewed by professional sailors; rather, Infinity lives in the moment and sails on a whim. What can be found
in abundance on board is blood, sweat, enthusiasm, risk tolerance, disdain for authority, and an ample supply of alcohol – all in all a mad voyage of reckless
adventure just for the sheer joy of it.

Along the way the crew will battle a hurricane of ice in the Ross Sea, assist the radical environmental group Sea Shepherd in their fight with illegal whalers, and tear every sail they have. At the heart of their journey is a quest for awe and a sense of wonder
with the raw power of the natural world.


"A nautical documentary about a rambunctious crew of wanderers who sail through some of the most challenging waters on the planet. It will move and inspire you!”
-NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE

On DVD August 8 | On iTunes July 25

 
HILLEMAN
A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children

A film 
by Donald Rayne Mitchell

67 minutes, color, 2016

The 20th century was a dangerous time to be young: a multitude of diseases too often kept children
from reaching even their teenage years. Millions suffered and died. From that environment one man
would emerge to lead a revolution in vaccine innovation that would save many millions of young lives every year; the greatest scientist of the 20th century, and no one knows his name.

Maurice Hilleman had a singular, unwavering focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. From his poverty-stricken youth on the plains of Montana, Hilleman came to prevent pandemic flu, invent the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and develop the first-ever vaccine against human cancer.

Responsible for more than half of the vaccines children receive today, he is credited with saving more than eight million lives every year. Now through exclusive interviews with Dr. Hilleman and his peers, rare archival footage, and 3-D animation, this new documentary puts a human face to vaccine science, revealing the character that drove this bold, complex, and heroic man.

When parents began choosing not to vaccinate their children in the 1990s, a cruel irony became clear; Hilleman's unprecedented successes has allowed us to forget just how devastating childhood diseases can be.


"It would have been tough on mankind if we didn't have Maurice Hilleman."
- Anthony Fauci, Director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

"Maurice Hilleman is the ideal American success story."
David Oshinsky, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

DVD EXTRAS: Nine Animated Short Films, including How Viruses Attack CellsHow Antibodies Work, and Using Genetic Information to Make Vaccines

On DVD August 8 | On iTunes August 1

 
 

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