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  • 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,"...

  • "The Year Of Paper" follows three couples - lesbian, heterosexual and gay - through their newlywed year of marriage, exploring why they entered the institution and how it has changed their relationships. We interviewed historians, sociologists, clergy, activists, and politicians on both sides...

  • In Arizona mountains just north of the Mexico border, jaguars, once believed to be killed off in the state, have appeared on camera traps, much to the delight of locals. But the rare cats are gravely threatened by a proposed open-pit copper mine, and the peril of a new, impenetrable wall....

  • While serving 5 years in U.S. federal prison for drug charges, artist Jesse Krimes creates a 30-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and The New York Times, smuggled piece-by-piece through the Bureau of Prisons, forcing an exquisite corpse with himself and exposing the invisible...

  • Israel has an amazing cutting edge food scene. This is the first film to bring the richness and variety of Israeli cuisine to Americans.Chef Michael Solomonov is a young, inspiring Israeli born American who will be our guide. Solo, as he's known, travels all over Israel, eating and talking about...

  • 100 Years will celebrate the enduring spirits and life histories of the country's oldest African Americans. They have lived through momentous times: two World Wars; the sinking of the Titanic; the Great Depression; the Jazz Age; the birth of the Civil Rights Movement, the life and death of Dr....

  • At 18 months, William Brawner contracted HIV through a blood transfusion. The diagnosis thrusts an average middle-class, African American family in the way of an oncoming train of international hysteria as the world struggled to understand the disease. Fearing stigma and discrimination, the...

  • A documentary which explores the conflicted connections between business and family, community, and country. The film will follow my father, Clive Stillerman, a shopkeeper-philosopher from South Africa, and his complicated relationships with his relatives, employees, customers and friends, as...

  • How and why does a non-Israeli born Jewish kid wind up wearing army fatigues with an M-16 hanging on their shoulder - in Israel? Many would never even entertain the thought of voluntarily entering such a hostile military zone, yet every year an increasing number of non-Israelis choose to enlist...

  • An aging mother, despite continuous denial, battles the State of Montana to free her son from prison while discovering their story has inspired historic change.All We've Lost is a documentary film following the contemporary events within the case and imprisonment of Barry Beach...

  • Four young Damascene women are swept up in the wake of excitement following the 2011 People’s Uprising in Syria and begin to re-evaluate their relationship with their country and to define their role amidst the ensuing conflict.

    To arm oneself, to protest peacefully, to flee or to...

  • The abuses of civil liberties and denial of human rights for journalists varies dramatically from country to country. Everyone in the world is impacted each time a reporter is imprisoned or a blogger is censored. As countries restrict news, they restrict information that is important to all....

  • A first hand investigation of how a spike in horrific deaths at a women’s prison in California provoked families and advocates to fight for justice against institutional abuse. Through intimate stories of five women, ‘About Time’ examines the stigmas of incarceration and layers of trauma that...

  • The workers at La Fageda yoghurt co-operative suffer from schizophrenia, depression and compulsive behaviour disorder. Many have a rich fantasy life!  Before they came to La Fageda they were locked up in an asylum, drugged up with no productive activities at all. They had been 'disappeared', an...

  • Every Child Left Behind is a not-for-profit documentary film examining America’s current educational policy, and its impact on our educational system. By speaking with students, parents, teachers, administrators, educational policy makers, and experts, Every Child Left Behind aims to create a...

  • Blood & Honey presents a radically different view of what it means to live with diabetes. This feature-length documentary will enable audiences to see the chronically ill in a way they never could have imagined: as a valuable resource. The film makes the point that the issues associated with...

  • The 13th Step is an explosive new documentary that exposes the intimate truth about Alcoholics Anonymous, how its 'anonymous' environment has become a breeding ground for sexual predators and violent criminals. From our Federal Government down to our children's cartoons, Alcoholics Anonymous has...

  • When Hilde Back sponsored a young, impoverished Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She paid roughly $15 dollars per term to keep him in primary school. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but many years later, she does. Chris Mburu has been thinking of his "angel" Hilde since...

  • Can telling your story save your life?HOW I GOT OVER follows 15 formerly homeless women as they craft an original play, based on their harrowing true-life stories, to be performed one-night-only at The Kennedy Center.The women of N Street Village - a community for addiction recovery - have never...

  • After 5 years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are readying themselves for a siege. Through the volunteers from The White Helmets we experience the daily life, death and struggle in the streets of the city. They fight for sanity where war has become the norm.

  • Defying all odds and inspiring the world around her, a spirited woman challenges her terminal illness on a daily basis to ensure that she lives her life to the fullest. Laura was diagnosed at one and a half with Cystic Fibrosis. Doctor's told her parents that she wouldn't live past five, but...

  • A compelling story of one family's fierce determination to escape Nazi Austria in a desperate race for survival that ends in war-torn China. It is a journey of fear and hope that begins in the rich and sophisticated culture of Vienna, plays out over ten years in the exotic and dangerous city 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...

  • 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...

  • GAME GIRLS is a feature documentary about the hopes and dreams of women living on the extreme fringes of contemporary American society. It sheds light on the unseen...

  • This film studies the forces in play that created the bloodiest year for Sikhs since India gained its independence.  Bookending the film will be a re-visiting of the massacre of Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  Per a 2013 Stanford study, 70% of Americans do not know what a Sikh is.The bulk of the...

  • Los Angeles has been given the title of "Homeless Capital of the United States" for many years. Although,the number of homeless on the streets are staggering,we must not forget that there are those who can and do overcome homelessness.

    In 2004, Stephon Litwinczuk took to the streets of...

  • Kit Bricca is a dreamer. A stalwart of the Bay Area protest movements of the 1960s and 70s with a deep passion for justice and the environment, he found the transition from revolutionary to breadwinner a challenging one. As his son Jacob grew, he saw his father's friends build their careers...

  • "All God's Children" takes a personal look at the consequences of child abuse within the Protestant missionary community through the eyes of three former missionary families. While the parents were stationed in remote outposts throughout West Africa, the children were required to attend a...

  • Over the past year, we've witnessed an ever growing tide of anti-Semitism and holocaust denial in the Muslim world: Iran's outgoing president Ahmadinejad citing Holocaust denial as his "greatest accomplishment", an Islamic rally in Pakistan, with marchers carrying signs that read "God Bless...

  • The most famous playwright in Sierra Leone — a West African nation stricken by Ebola, extreme poverty, and civil war — is on a mission to stage the most ambitious play in his country’s history, a play to unite his people around a better vision of their future.

  • State Trooper Jessie Osborn is called to check out a suspicious sedan on a remote Alaskan Highway. The brief encounter leaves one man dead and turns Jessie’s life into a nightmare. The incident explodes in the press and Jessie’s world turns upside down in a perfect storm of suspicion and...

  • The School In The Cloud tells the story of TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra through the eyes of children in a remote Indian village whose lives are being transformed by his ideas.   It is framed by the development of Mitra's latest and most ambitious project, the 'School in the Cloud' –...

  • One woman drives a patient-powered journey to discover the truth behind a disease that affects thousands of people who are devastated by symptoms that are so bizarre and seemingly inexplicable, they are regularly written off as delusions by doctors and loved ones.

  • In the last 22 years, 68-year-old Clifford Hayashi has attended over 4,000 Stanford games.  Nicknamed "Stanford’s Superfan," Cliff leads cheers, imparts statistics, and travels the country to attend games.  His devotion to multiple sports and the athletes is unshakable and legendary.  But...