The Roper (by todayislucid)

This is the true story of Kendrick, a young, black calf roper grafting through the local, all-white rodeo circuits in the southern United States. He practices and competes relentlessly, with dreams of one day making it to the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas.

Eyes on the Stars (by storycorps)

On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.  On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina. 

Brave (by EyEFORcE)

Meet Tommy Carroll. He has been skating since he was ten, but has been blind since the age of two…

As I Am (by alan spearman)

Chris Dean’s heart stopped when he was two. He died but he came back. When Chris was five, his father was murdered, riddled by more than 20 bullets in a gang shootout. At age 18, Chris gained national attention when he introduced President Barack Obama at his high school graduation. Chris is an observer and philosopher who has always had a few things to say about life from his vantage point in South Memphis.

LDN Vignette: Tim Molloy, Museum of the Unknown Life (by Manifesto NYC)

Passionate about objects and the stories they contain, Tim Molloy, Head of Creative Direction at the Science Museum, takes us on a treasure hunt through Brick Lane’s junk stores and markets and into London’s iconic Science Museum after hours.

Wright’s Law: Jeffrey Wright uses wacky experiments to teach children about the universe, but it is his own personal story that teaches them the true meaning of life.

Stanley Cup Summed Up (by Bard Edlund)

This video is either an animated data visualization, or ambient data art – or just a labor of love. Goals representing all 2012 NHL Stanley Cup playoff teams are arranged in a circle, with Western Conference teams on the left, and Eastern Conference teams on the right. Higher-seeded teams are at the top of the circle.

Seeing Beyond the Human Eye | Off Book | PBS (by PBSoffbook)

Technology defies the boundaries of human perception. From photomicrography to astrophotography, size and distance are no longer barriers, and through slow-mo and timelapse, we are allowed to see time and humanity in a new light. Through our curiosity and thirst for the unknown, the beauty of the universe can now be explored beyond the limits of the naked eye.

Back to the Start (by chipotle)

The film, by film-maker Johnny Kelly, depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system.