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  • Each year tens of thousands of people are killed, injured or forced from their homes as a result of ongoing conflicts. Global instruments and institutions of peace have occasionally delivered powerful results but, more often, the weakest suffer and the conflict lingers. Why do our governments...

  • Best of Enemies is a documentary feature about the legendary 1968 TV debates between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley and how TV changed the way we talk about politics in America. Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, two of America's greatest...

  • Still Judy tells the life story of juggler Judy Finelli who played a significant role in the American New Circus Movement, and narrates the artistic relevance of San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus, stripping away the spectacle excesses. Judy finds inspiration in Russia that leads to the...

  • The Russian River courses through Northern California's famed wine country - one of the most visited - and arguably, one of the most beautiful - places in the world. But do we truly understand the Russian River's importance?THE RUSSIAN RIVER: ALL RIVERS explores the conflicts and challenges to...

  • Mrs. Gyongyi Mago is a high school teacher in Kalocsa, Hungary. While looking for a subject for her dissertation she discovered a forgotten part of local history the Jewish community that once thrived but is now non-existent in her city. Gyongyi is not Jewish. Engaging her students in her...

  • "Growing Together Again" tells the story of German and European unity more than a quarter of a century after the opening of the Wall.  It begins in Berlin where the memory of East-West division runs deep and the drive to achieve a common European destiny remains a top priority.  Since 2015...

  • JAZZ NIGHTS chronicles an almost completely unknown moment in time involving a group of L.A.’s top jazz musicians who brought jazz history full-circle by forging a modern-day version of the forbidden Prohibition-Era speakeasy culture that jazz itself grew out of.For two years, these premiere...

  • This is the true humanitarian story of a small American merchant ship and its tiny crew who saved 14,000 refugees on one boat voyage during the Korean War. The Americans did not have to take any refugees, but they did save nearly 100,000 people during the evacuation. It is a Christmas story...

  • At the heart of this documentary is the connection between horse and man – and by extension nature and humanity. From prehistoric times to the modern era, the horse has played an invaluable role in the advancement of mankind but has become redundant in modern society. The Caravan is a theatrical...

  • The legacy of Newman-Haas Racing goes beyond the accolades within Champ and Indy Car thanks to a Hollywood star, a racing fanatic, and a coalition of incredible champions with incredible character. While Carl and Bernadette Haas never had kids, they sure did raise one hell of a family.The waves...

  • Whether we like it or not, most of us now live within diverse, globalized societies. Cultural homogeny is becoming extinct. AMERICAN DREAMERS, a transmedia documentary project, is an evolving chronicle of immigration, the oldest human journey. By exploring both the conscious and subconscious...

  • Ever wonder how America got to be such a chemical-friendly culture?Reports constantly tell us about the risk of exposure to toxins in the products we rely upon to make our lives cleaner and easier including the food that sustains us.Overload: America's Toxic Love Story traces the history of the...

  • A coming of age story about a young musical genius that has been anointed the savior and future of the Blues. Diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, this 17 year old prodigy is carrying the weight physically, and emotionally of his responsibility to preserve the music while providing for his family...

  • From famous allies to archenemies, the story of modern relations between the United States and Iran is a fascinating journey between two epic characters. This epic, however, has become a caricature-like war between cowboys and mullahs, which has left behind a lost humanity in over 30 years of...

  • Driven to Abstraction unravels a complex mystery of self-delusion, greed, and fraud-- the ongoing $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world and brought down Knoedler, Manhattan’s oldest and most venerable gallery. It also brought down the esteemed gallery director, Ann Freedman, who...

  • RICH HILL chronicles the tormented lives of impoverished kids in a dying Midwestern town, who struggle to discover self-worth and to imagine a brighter future.

  • "Sound is 50% of the cinematic experience" is a frequent expression of top filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, David Lynch, and Steven Spielberg. This documentary explores the history and artistry of cinematic sound design with legendary sound designers and their directors...

  • "Threads of Time" is a artistic, intimate portrait of world-renowned, fashion photographer Neal Barr, who has systematically worked for a lifetime on a project he never thought he would finish. Now, he prepares to reveal his masterpiece,  a 900 page book project, gifting the world with an...

  • We wish to produce a sixty-minute television documentary on the life and times of Dr. Frances Kelsey, who exemplifies the advances of women in the global scientific community. Dr. Kelsey, a Canadian, became known as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientist who, despite inordinate...

  • Our film follows the creation of a troop of 8 to 12-year-old girls of color – the Radical Monarchs – in Oakland, CA. A social justice- oriented alternative to the Girl Scouts, the Monarchs still earn badges – not for sewing or selling cookies but for units on Black Lives Matter, Radical Beauty,...

  • Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech: some of NYC's top ranked public high schools. Each year, thousands of eighth and ninth graders compete to secure coveted spots at these elite schools by taking the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, the SHSAT. While African American and Latino...

  • 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...

  • Charles Strouse has created some of the most celebrated songs in American history, but at age 83, he is still fighting for validation, and trying to understand the complicated world that lives deep beneath his happy music. DECOMPOSING CHARLES STROUSE is the first and only documentary on the...

  • For nearly 40 years, the inhabitants of Taiwan lived under martial law and the shadow of a government-ordered massacre of thousands of civilians. Taiwan now exists in an international gray area, shrouded in the fog of strategic ambiguity that threatens to be swept away by war. CROSSROADS TAIWAN...

  • Compelled by the inheritance of a mysterious box of letters, American aesthete Felix Pfeifle begins the journey of a lifetime to reach the source of the correspondence: the last heir of the Holy Roman Emperors, aging Otto von Habsburg. The quest takes Felix across America, over the Atlantic, and...

  • Yoga and meditation are mainstream practices; Sanskrit words like mantra, guru and karma are part of everyday speech, and certain Indian precepts are so commonly held that Newsweek titled a 2009 article “We Are All Hindus Now.” Recently, the Smithsonian Institution mounted an exhibit titled Yoga...

  • "The American Bowie," "The True Fairy of Rock & Roll," "Hype of the Year." Known as the first openly gay rock star, Jobriath's legacy delves deeper than the labels hung upon him. His reign was brief- two years and two albums. Sabotaged by a publicity machine run amok, shunned by the gay...

  • To improve American public schools, we must clearly define the issues impacting the quality of education. Yet, oftentimes teachers, the people who have the most intimate knowledge of the issues, are excluded from the conversation. This exclusion is causing us to ignore issues that would help...

  • Location Vacation is a new travel series that takes you "on location" around the world to where your favorite movies and TV shows were filmed. Do you like movies and television? Do you like to travel? Then you are going to love Location Vacation!

  • We pass by them everyday on the subway. Sometimes we drop a dollar. Sometimes we stop and listen. But who are these anonymous musicians that play their hearts out day in and day out for little recognition? BUSKING THE SYSTEM is a documentary that explores the world of subway musicians living and...

  • 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...

  • 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 documentary film Battered Women Who Kill examines the
    plight of abused women who have been incarcerated for retaliating
    against their abusers. The film follows the stories of three women
    seeking clemency for these crimes, as well as the experiences of three
    women...

  • Wear it on the Outside will provide a thorough examination into the realities of living with a condition that isn't seen or heard. By revealing the stories of five adults living with congenital Anorectal malformations or Hirschsprung's disease, the film will shed light on the trauma and stigma...

  • Shirley Price Katz (SPK) is simultaneously healing from brain injuries and dying from an aggressive uterine cancer. She joins the millions who become brain injured each year and the multitude of those who are misdiagnosed and under served. This project is informed by Shirley's words, "We must...