What if the best way to make more money…is to create it yourself? In this documentary series from filmmaker Nathan Truesdell and Field of Vision, we follow folks who decided to take wealth creation into their own hands. Meet a libertarian Florida coin-maker who dreams of bringing down the Fed; a Danish painter who supports a family of four by exchanging paintings for goods; and a master counterfeiter, who reveals how he minted hundreds of millions of dollars—and got off scot-free.
Ronald McNair grew up in South Carolina in the 1950s, defying racists in his hometown and beyond to become one of NASA’s first African American astronauts. (He died tragically in 1986, as one of the crew members of the doomed Challenger mission.) In this animated short, part of the StoryCorps interview series, Carl McNair remembers his younger brother’s determination to reach new heights.
Dr. Merel Kindt is a clinical psychologist with a new way to treat, or even eliminate, phobias and the effects of emotional trauma: first you confront the thing you’re scared of—then you take a pill, a beta-blocker called propranalol. Amazingly, it seems to work. In this four-part documentary series, we follow the doctor as she cares for patients terrified of everything from butterflies to needles, and begins to question just how fundamental fear really is to human nature.