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  • "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...

  • “Cuba: Beyond the Cars and the Cigars” will shine a light on the Ballet and the arts in Cuba. This documentary-film is about the dreams, the dedication and the struggles of becoming a ballerina in Cuba. It will show how passionate these dancers are about their careers, how hard they work and the...

  • One Step Beyond chronicles the journey of John Tinuga and Furaha Noor, two youth from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, as they leave their homes, travel to the United States for a three week leadership program, and return to their communities with a new vision of the world and their place in it. John...

  • This a story about how Wisconsin - birthplace of the Republican party, government unions and Paul Ryan - becomes a test market in the campaign to buy Democracy, and ground zero in the battle for the future of the GOP. Please make a charitable donation now to help us ensure this film has an...

  • Everyone knows what a drag queen is, but what is a drag king? These male impersonators bind their chests, apply bald caps and facial hair, and create hand-made costumes to demonstrate the transformative power of their age-old, yet still marginalized art form. They share their passion by...

  • A time capsule of California’s Wild West history, The Little Town of Washington lies at the bottom of a long mountain road which descends through layers of mist, pines, and exposed minerals, and ends in an idyllic, odd settlement on the South Yuba River. Once a booming gold mining town, today...

  • 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,"...

  • Kidnapped for Christ follows the stories of several American teenagers who were taken from their homes and sent to an Evangelical Christian reform school known as Escuela Caribe located in the Dominican Republic. The school is run by Americans and is advertised as a "therapeutic Christian...

  • 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...

  • "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.

  • The story of fastpitch softball pitching legend Dave Blackburn, the only American Player in the Israel Softball Hall of Fame. Dave is the only Maccabi USA athlete (any sport) to participate in 7 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. As a passenger in a near fatal head-on automobile accident in August...

  • GROWING UP BROADWAY is a 6 one-hour episode documentary series produced for distribution on PBS that follows the organic competition between kids, and their moms, who are actively auditioning for Broadway shows, or who are currently in a Broadway show, and the effect these high stakes pursuits...

  • 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' –...

  • What do we really know about the people of Africa, aside from the many struggles they face? How can we learn from them, and help the rest of the world understand what life is like on this terribly misunderstood and overlooked continent we know as "Africa"? Those are the questions that are at the...

  • 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...

  • Films are about stories. Good stories are further appreciated by placing them in a historical context. Bill Traylor lived a life span between 1854-1949. He made over 1200-1500 pieces of art that chronicle not only his own life but also the rapid cultural changes of his times.

    During the...

  • A nationally recognized K9 Unit Officer, Isaac Ho’opi’i is responsible for saving at least 18 people from the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Countless articles were written about his heroism following 9/11. He was photographed by Richard Avedon for a spread in USA...

  • Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS is a 110-minute documentary that tells a story that has never been told: the vital role that women have played - and continue to play - in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

    Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists,...

  • “Everything Must Change” is a an Iranian-American woman’s search for meaning after her recurrent diagnosis of Breast Cancer.  This first-person, follow-along documentary unfolds in real time over 6 years, beginning with Mariam Jobrani’s first Breast Cancer diagnosis in 2010.  Upon diagnosis, her...

  • "Yoopera!"is a documentary film about a group of people who live in the remote Upper Peninsula of Michigan, affectionately known as yoopers, who commissioned the top librettist and composer in Finland to produce an original opera based on a little-known murder of two Finnish mining immigrants...

  • WHITELANDIA is a full-length documentary examining state-sanctioned discrimination against Black Americans in Oregon.Beginning with harsh exclusion laws written into the state's 1857 constitution banning Blacks from entering the state, the film sheds light on Oregon's historical determination to...

  • “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...

  • 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...

  • Award winning producer RJ McHatton brings us into the famous life of legendary test pilot Johnny Myers. Johnny's fascinating life as an entertainment attorney turned test pilot provides both intrigue and excitement. As an attorney he took on celebrity clients such as Bing Crosby, Gene Autry,...

  • 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...

  • “Baba Babee Skazala” [Grandmother Told Grandmother] tells the little known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes in the crush between the Nazi and Soviet fronts in World War II. Spending their childhood as refugees in Europe, these inspiring individuals later immigrated to the United...

  • In 1971, Chuck Holmes moved to San Francisco to sell real estate: the sexual revolution was in full swing and the city was known as the 'Smut Capital of the United States.' In a year, his real estate job was replaced by a few hardcore 'loops' and a mailing list; in ten years, the mailing list...

  • The new high-definition 13-part series Passport & Palette represents the next generation of art education on television and is presented to public television stations nationwide at no cost. Passport & Palette follows and documents - Master Artists on an Artistic Expedition of the World...

  • 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...

  • Our Mission
    The mission of The Give Black Foundation is to leverage technology and new media toward facilitating, invigorating, and telling the story of black philanthropy.  

    Black Philanthropy in Crisis
    With the end of segregation in 1964 came...

  • 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...

  • The Freedom Fighters of Nili tells the true heroic tale of a group of Ottoman Jews from Zichron Ya'akov during WWI. While sacrificing their reputations within their community for the prospect of freedom and for the promise of a Jewish homeland, the group spied for the British. These brave...

  • "We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians." - Dr. Edgar Mitchell

    Edgar Mitchell's return to Earth in 1971 was a revelation, setting the course for a lifetime of ceaseless exploration.

    The Space Less Traveled is a feature length documentary about Apollo 14...

  • America is struggling with issues centering on justice.  Youth and race are two big newsmakers because as bizarre as it might seem in this country, both are still grossly misunderstood and abused.  Our justice system reflects cultural concerns based in fear, and our children often pay the...

  • 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!