New documentaries feature birders, AIDS activists, a folksinger, and wrongfully convicted teens.
Recent additions to Skillman's collection of documentaries will keep your eyes glued to your screen.
Birders: The Central Park effect
"A diverse group of full-of-attitude New Yorkers reveals how a hidden world of beautiful wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has upended and magically transformed their lives"
How to survive a plague
The story of AIDS activists "who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation, and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence."
Searching for Sugar Man
"In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, two fans, record store owner Stephen Segerman and journalist Craig Bartholomew-Strydom, decided to seek out the truth of his fate."
The Central Park five
"Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York."