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  • One out of every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Approximately 4-5 women are killed each day in the U.S. from the same. Until this poignant documentary, there has been scant focus (if any) on DV solutions. Most documentaries treating the subject offer a revelatory...

  • 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...

  • As social and economic forces encroach upon traditional culture in Turkey's Kachkar mountain highlands, many distinctive practices have vanished or are facing extinction. Among the three generations now straddling the not-yet-forgotten past and the globalized tomorrow, some are finding hope in...

  • When she was 12 years old, just minutes after a family argument, filmmaker Mayumi Maruyama's father hung himself in the garage of his family's suburban American home. DEAR DAD is her effort to both understand and come to terms with her father's tragic death and to confront the cultural wall of...

  • Every parent’s worst fear – to cause one’s own child’s death.Death by hyperthermia is the official designation. When it happens to young children, the facts are often the same: An otherwise loving, attentive parent one day gets busy, distracted, upset or confused by a change in his or her daily...

  • 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...

  • The Debra Hill Documentary explores the life and career of the legendary film producer. Hill began her career in the 1970s, and after the extraordinary success of her first production, HALLOWEEN (co-written with director John Carpenter), she became a key player in a wave of trailblazing women...

  • 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...

  • DEFINING BEAUTY focuses on the extraordinary lives of five women and their journey toward the 2010 Ms.Wheelchair America pageant. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms.Wheelchair America is a competition based on advocacy, achievement, and communication, that selects the most accomplished and...

  • Diamond, Silver & Gold is a new documentary that will explore the ways in which value is manufactured, manipulated and controlled. First, the film investigates Nobel Laureate Dr. Jack Szostak’s experiments to recreate the earth's earliest life forms. When he replicates genesis for the...

  • About one American in seven has some degree of dyslexia. It's a condition that makes it hard to learn to read the same way other people do. With some special techniques, taught or self-invented, most dyslexics can learn to function normally. And a lot of dyslexics are brilliant, talented, and...

  • Family, dreamers, second chances, and the opening of the first whiskey distillery in Austin, TX since prohibition.

    Distilling Dreams is an intimate feature length documentary about the people behind Still Austin Whiskey Company: Father and son Chris & Cleveland, married couples Andrew...

  • "Divino Inferno" reveals the little-known story behind The Gates of Hell – one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in the History of Art, and the key to sculptor Auguste Rodin’s works as a whole. Director Bruno Aveillan, himself an artist, brings a startling visual intensity to this poetic,...

  • DOORWAYS TO DIGNITY is a feature-length documentary that spans a decade at Dignity Village, a tent city founded by homeless people in our nation's spirit of bootstrap independence, a bold attempt to create a community to escape the cruelties of survival on the streets. Fed up with society's...

  • 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....

  • The Great Lakes are Disappearing and We Need to Stop ItDRAIN is a feature-length documentary exposing not only the threats and potential disaster facing one of America's most precious natural resources, but a heartfelt look at what means more to people than saving a body of water. Through...

  • The situation in Egypt three years after the revolution reveals itself in the surreal world of Sharm El Sheikh, where young people seek work in the tourist industry putting their lives, dreams and hopes at stakes for western life-style with an unusual level of resourcefulness and dedication.

  • 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...

  • Glasgow, Scotland. It's the World Pipe Band Championships -- 8000 musicians from 16 countries. All on one day. This year a new group joins the battle of the bands. Calling themselves The Spirit of Scotland, the world's top solo players have come together for the first time to attempt the...

  • Subjected to dysfunction and disinformation in the justice and school system, those labeled functionally illiterate and learning disabled remain up to 80% of the prison population and Dyslexic. School Stories: Divided State of Dyslexia and Illiteracy Inc. doc films expose what results when this...