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  • Genesis Rincon had no chance of surviving the stray bullet that hit her during a gang shootout on July 5, 2014. The 12-year-old girl collapsed in front of her younger sister, Alexis, as they were walking home in Paterson, NJ, a poverty-stricken New York suburb with a population of 140,000 but...

  • Angels In the Sky is the surprising and fascinating story of how a motley group of foreign volunteers from many countries (e.g., Canada, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States) helped form the legendary Israeli Air Force - their struggles and setbacks, their victories and triumphs - and how...

  • The LA-Artist Documentary Project is dedicated to people working creatively in and around Los Angeles. The ongoing, collaborative project aims to document LA's artistic diversity by producing a range of informative online films alongside an archive of ArtCards that bring voice to the city's...

  • UNESCO announced year 2007 as "800 years of Rumi's legacy" and the world will celebrate his memory. It is very intriguing that among all, a Moslem poet is rising to international reverence in a time when Islam is equated with terrorism, conflicts and war. On this journey of discovery we unfold...

  • Tucked away in the Thai jungle lies a small democratic school called Children’s Village. Children's village teaches freedom of speech and human rights to some of Thailand’s most underprivileged children. 6 WEEKS TO MOTHER’S DAY documents the everyday lives of the students as they prepare a...

  • OVERKILL is a documentary that analyzes why U.S. defense spending in a post-Cold War era has largely been "overkill" and threatens to bankrupt America.Through interviews with military experts and economists, OVERKILL will show how the U.S. can no longer sustain spending $250 million a day in...

  • Lost In The Festival the is untold backstage story of Glastonbury Festival in the UK.  In the 1990s, legendary festival founder, Michael Eavis admitted, his event did not have the sell-out success it enjoys today. This music documentary that tells how some risqué new age travellers created Lost...

  • "Spettacolo" is the tale of a small farming town that confronts its community issues by turning them into a play. Filmed in Italy, the documentary weaves verite footage of the town's unique process with 46 years of footage and photographs from its past. Like a novel, each chapter acts as a...

  • Telling the stories of LGBT people who helped change our history. Using powerful voice, video and interactive displays that uncover the impact of LGBT activism in California from 1966 to 1981. First video project of Impact Stories is a film documentary On These Shoulders We Stand. The film...

  • This is a documentary about the downtrodden, the outcasts, the throw-aways, those discarded people who live in our prisons and on our streets. It is also about our neighbors, our friends, and even ourselves. One in four American families are living with serious mental illness today, and there is...

  • The Judische Kulturbund Project explores the dilemma that Jewish artists faced in Germany in the 1930s and early 1940s and what artists around the world face today. What is your moral obligation? What do you do as an intellectual artist living in a tyrannical state: risk your life to fight...

  • Armed with a limitless Rolodex and a Benedict Canyon enclave with its own disco, Allan Carr threw the Hollywood parties that defined the 1970s. A producer, manager, and marketing genius, Carr built his bombastic reputation amid a series of successes including the mega-hit musical film "Grease,"...

  • On January 22, 1959 the river broke into the mines...

    At the direction of the Knox Coal Company miners illegally dug too close to the underbelly of the Susquehanna River causing a cave-in that flooded the mines with over 10 billion gallons of water trapping 81 miners underground. On the...

  • The  new media program Staying Put or Moving On considers the fundamental questions: Where and how are we going to live as we grow older?  Should we stay in our own homes as we age or should we move on to co-housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living or any number of other...

  • At a time when the ground beneath us seems to be slipping away in a morass of social media, fake news and fear mongering, this film is a story of building mutual respect and recognition by showing how people are changed when they feel seen and heard. Americanism goes beyond partisan politics to...

  • Throughout the country, the debate on same sex marriage has become a passionate and polarizing issue. One group is fighting for the right to marry, while another is fighting to protect the very institution of marriage as they understand it. But what exactly are both of these sides fighting for?...

  • A silent tragedy is taking place in Japan with alarming frequency and it's long past time to bring it into the light. Japan is a country where parental abduction and retention happens everyday. It goes mostly unpunished and in fact is often encouraged mainly because of terribly insufficient laws...

  • The D-Word is the world's pre-eminent online community for documentary filmmakers. It hosts a free discussion forum and online conferences on all aspects of documentary filmmaking, including fundraising, production, camera, sound, distribution, legal and many more. It has more than 12,000...

  • "Thanks for the Mammaries, Bettina Hubby" is a feature length documentary about Los Angeles artist Bettina Hubby's diagnosis with breast cancer and the power of art to transform and sustain our struggle to survive.

  • When history fails to preserve stories from our past and present, it's up to us to correct the record. Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, is omitted from most history books. She was an activist and a champion to a nation – and it's time the world...

  • A park-ranger's brutal murder opens the way for a journey into the depths of the illegal charcoal trade in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A tangled web of desperation, maneuvering and corruption worthy of a crime novel, exposes the truth behind the rampant deforestation it leaves in its trail...

  • Six million African Americans left the Deep South during the Great Migration between 1910-1970, many, to escape racial violence. Mamie Kirkland, a child of seven, was one of them. One hundred years later she returns to Ellisville, Mississippi, where her father, Edward Lang and a friend, John...

  • Silvia, a social worker, and David, an unemployed man, join the 15M Movement in May 2011 in Plaza Cataluña. Then, they decide to march 500 km on foot from Barcelona to Madrid with others from the movement as a way to confront the socio-political status quo and express their anger and...

  • Behind the polarized rhetoric proclaiming the incompatibility of science with religion lies a stunning reality:  nearly seventy percent of scientists identify themselves as spiritual.  While some consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious, surprisingly, half of the scientists follow...

  • Bulbul: Song of the Nightingale documents the life of a young Banchara girl living off National Highway 79 in Madhya Pradesh, India. Though only eleven years old, Bulbul already stands at a crossroads. The likelihood is high that her parents will soon force her into the longstanding community...

  • Searching for Kikhia is the true story of a family’s fight against political pressures while searching for their disappeared husband and father Mansur Rashid Kikhia. The former Libyan Foreign Minister and peaceful opposition leader to Qaddafi’s regime is considered a hero in his Libyan and...

  • Collectively, their roster of hit songs is unmatched in the recording industry, numbering into the hundreds and spanning decades. They've been -- pun fully intended -- significantly instrumental in building the rise to stardom for a varied list of popular artists from The Beach Boys to Frank and...

  • The art of the Qajar Era in Iran, from 1785 to 1925, includes some of the most remarkable paintings of any culture, yet remains little known outside Iran. “Miras - The Legacy of 19th Century Persian Painting” brings the wealth and importance of this extraordinary period in art history. Blending...

  • The Mojave Road is a microcosm of California history. Originally a trade route for the Pi-Ute tribe who made this region their home, the region has been traversed by numerous people ranging from the Spanish to mountain Men to the pioneers looking for opportunity in the west. Among these...

  • VP: Passion to Serve chronicles the changing role and importance of the office of the Vice Presidency as told through the eyes of those who have held the office. The office of the Vice Presidency of the United States began to change under the Carter administration in the mid-1970s. The...

  • "I would find a child that nobody loved, that nobody cared for….all they wanted was a hug. If a child likes you, they'll do anything for you. Anything." - Richard, convicted child molester living in suburbia. 95% of sex offenders get released from prison. The question is: what happens then...

  • Seventy years after the nightmare of the holocaust ended, anti-Semitism is back and kicking in Europe. For the holocaust survivors it is a reminder of the 1930s, for their children it is a new phenomena that frightens them.In this documentary we will concentrate on the roots and causes of this...

  • THE COMEDOWN is a gripping look at the country’s escalating overdose crisis, the misunderstood causes & little-known cures. It seeks to deconstruct deadly, society-wide misperceptions that are actively contributing to this crisis. We present the 50 years of science that suggests that...

  • “Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory.” -Molly Ivins

    RAISE HELL is about a Texas maverick named MOLLY IVINS. Often compared to Mark Twain, she was one of the most courageous journalists of modern times... and...