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  • 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 Paper Trail: Into the Hornet's Nest chronicles modern American homesteader Lydia Doleman as she helps mobilize her community to block a massive timber sale in an attempt to defend the Little Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon.  Motivated by a government agency eager to log, Lydia and others...

  • This is the path to a world without war. As the threat of nuclear war increased and the campaign against terrorism changed the way war was conducted, Dr. Glen Stassen saw the need for a new ethical paradigm in conflict resolution. A physicist and professor of Christian Ethics, Stassen originated...

  • When a young woman discovers her mother's dark past of being prostituted as a child in the 1970s, they embark on a journey across America and retrace the mother's life during her slavery and escape. The truth they find exposes more than either of them ever imagined about America’s innocent...

  • Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present is an unusual, non-fiction film examining the pioneering life and works of artist, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad, who has finally begun to receive worldwide attention for his work that continues to expand the boundaries of reason.

  • OUTWORDS: The National Interview Archive of the LGBTQ Experience is an ambitious, expansive, multi-year project to document the LGBTQ movement in America since WWII, through in-depth, on-camera interviews with a wide variety of men and women who spearheaded, participated in, and witnessed this...

  • Hands That Feed is the story of Haitian individuals struggling for a self-sustainable country, a struggle that holds lessons for the entire world. The hands that feed are the politicians, community leaders, and farmers working for food security in Haiti who try to harness the opportunity of...

  • What does it take to make your living working with dead bodies? The funeral homes workers, the morticians, the medical examiners and forensic detectives. What have they gleamed by working with the vessel after the soul has gone? Does it make them more spiritual, kinder to others around them or...

  • Lost Crusade is feature length documentary based on the book ‘Lost Crusade: America’s Secret Cambodian Mercenaries’ by Peter Scott. Focusing on Peter’s tour of duty in Vietnam as part of the CIA’s covert counter insurgency Phoenix Program in 1969, the bonds of military service that tied him to...

  • WAR DON DON is a film that chronicles the rise and fall of a former rebel leader in Sierra Leone. Through his trial before an international criminal court, a nation faces its wartime past.

  • Adolescence in the time of post-revolution Egypt that’s shifting around an angry teenager who’s’ turning from an infant into a young woman during an extraordinary context of upheaval and violence.

    A coming of age story filming Amal over more than 4 years from the age of 14 -19, this...

  • "About Time" is a close examination of women's stories of life and death behind prison walls in California. The film follows different women during their younger days, their crimes, their time behind bars and ultimately for some, their successful re-entry into society. Following formerly...

  • There's a tiny one-room school in a volatile and vibrant part of Brooklyn, called Bushwick. It's a neighbourhood in flux: hipsters and gentrifiers rubbing shoulders with the largely Hispanic immigrant community.Stephen Haff, a Yale theatre grad and former high school teacher wanted to reach...

  • Iraq Paper Scissors follows a unique transformation from uniform to pulp, from battlefield to workshop, and from warrior to artist. Filmmaker Sara Nesson follows several Iraq Veterans on an unusual and creative journey as they confront their emotional wounds, and redefine themselves as artists...

  • Not Just the Music is a feature-length documentary that explores a social revolution through music education. The film follows pioneering conservatory graduates, all gifted musicians, who are idealistic and committed to making a difference in the world. During the course of a transformative year...

  • A student film launches a homeless man on a ten-year journey to reclaim his life, his family and his past as a gifted musician.

    Homeless for twenty years in San Francisco, a charismatic panhandler named Moses meets Fran, a Spanish film student, who casts him as the central character in...

  • Birth is a rite of passage through which all human beings pass, but for many mothers the physical realities of labor and birth are confusing and frightening. Why do some women feel deeply empowered by their birth experiences and others feel stripped of their motherhood? Is it safer to give birth...

  • Sisyphus Rides follows adventurer Vince Vetro across Nicaragua on a cycling expedition designed to grow his micro finance NGO, The Lending Journey. What follows, however, is the slow unravelling of his organization, and a soulful examination of what constitutes real success in third world...

  • In 1964, John Spinello invented a game that would eventually become the iconic board game, Operation. John sold the patent rights to his game to a toy development company for $500. The game went on to sell over 45 million copies, delighting generations of kids all over the world.

    In 2008...

  • This documentary explores the lives of children living on the streets in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. The story is told though the eyes of young men who grew up on the streets and were rescued by people working for humanitarian organizations in Lusaka. These young men have now dedicated their...

  • Breaking the Silence is a student-created documentary following the lives of 4 LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual) high school students of varying ages struggling with different aspects of high school. The problems these students are experiencing because of their sexuality extend into...

  • This film follows former Russian soldiers who became spiritual as a result of fighting in many wars. Father Nicolas, a retired colonel from the Special Forces in Chechnya and Afghanistan, is now a Russian Orthodox Priest. Sergei "The Muslim" is a former mercenary who fought "everybody but the...

  • "This Is Me?" is a 6-part documentary web series (in five to eight-minute episodes) that tells the remarkable story of Matthew Sanford - a paraplegic yoga instructor on a mission to heal trauma, loss and disability.Confined to a wheelchair since a car accident left him paralyzed and with...

  • The Golden Chain is a film about the soul. A chronicle of five contemporary teachers, stretching from their literal experience into the uncharted realms where creativity, inspiration and transcendence cooperate. We meet teachers who challenge us with news from beyond, encouraging us to take...

  • Truth Has Fallen is a 60-minute animation and live action documentary about three innocent people wrongfully convicted of murder. The film describes the advocacy work of James McCloskey, whose Centurion Ministries organization reinvestigates murder cases where a miscarriage of justice may have...

  • A deep, stealth vibration cuts through the waters of the Western Pacific. The 400 foot submarine careens toward her target. Inside 3 kamakazi Seiran aircraft pilots prepare for their final mission. But before they reach their target, this massive Sen Toku submarine is called off. Japan has...

  • "The Harvard 5" tells the true story of five men – architects and industrial designers, husbands, fathers, lovers. Now known famously as the "Harvard 5", who in a post WWII era of hope and reinvention descended upon the white picked-fenced New England town of New Canaan, Connecticut, caused...

  • At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana may now become the first to repeal its medical marijuana law. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rockies, the...

  • 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...

  • The Clown is one of the oldest archetypes in human culture. They have kept us laughing and prevented us from taking ourselves too seriously for centuries. In the past 100 years, in American culture, a strange new type of clown has emerged from the shadows, a character called the Killer Clown....

  • 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 MONSTER is a feature documentary about Paige Tolmach's journey to uncover the truth and institute change.  Told from her POV, Paige tells us the story that after a late night revelation of molestation by one of her best friends, she was moved to act in order to understand what went wrong at...

  • In 1974, a bright-eyed young woman entered university to study electrical engineering, and was soon introduced to a mnemonic for teaching the order of colored wires in a resistor (black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, grey):

    “Bad Boys Raped Our Young Girls But Violet...

  • The Irritable Heart - The Story of Sergeant Twiggs is a documentary film chronicling the life of Marine Staff Sergeant Travis Twiggs, a decorated Iraq war veteran. Sergeant Twiggs developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD") in 2005 during his third tour in Iraq. This film will explore...