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  • Telling the stories of LGBT people who helped change our history. Using powerful voice, video and interactive displays that uncover the impact of LGBT activism in California from 1966 to 1981. First video project of Impact Stories is a film documentary On These Shoulders We Stand. The film...

  • At the heart of The Think Big Start Small Project are five dramatic, incredibly entertaining stories about U.S. kid-entrepreneurs as they learn how to start a business and experience the challenges and successes of earning, saving, spending and giving. They make something, a business, out of...

  • When stretches of the Ganga River Basin dry up in the Himalayas due to intensified damming, a curious 6yr old girl who has been hearing wonderful mythological stories about the river, asks the most fundamental of questions – why. To which the mom and her brother decide to pack bags, set out and...

  • Are we witnessing a SILENT COUP? Your right to vote is at risk unless action is taken in response to widespread measures aimed at preventing people from casting a ballot.As the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act approaches, local officials across America are accused of trying to deprive...

  • On one side of the Atlantic, perched atop a hillside on the island of Sicily, sits the town of Alessandria della Rocca. Surrounded by views of fruit orchards and vineyards, the residents here are in a struggle to remain relevant in an ever-changing world.On the opposite side of the Atlantic,...

  • Voices From Cuba explores the turbulent waves of migration from Fidel Castro's Cuba to the United States through the eyes of the people who lived it. Incredible personal stories interweave a tapestry spanning forty-five years – from roots of Castro's revolution, through the Cold War, and into...

  • When Don Siegelman was elected Governor of Alabama in 1998, he became the first person in the “Heart of Dixie” to have held all four of that state’s executive offices – a rare accomplishment for a liberal in a blood red Southern state. In election after election, Republicans simply couldn’t beat...

  • In a tough economy, everyone worries about their job, their home and their children's futures. With so much on our minds, is there even space to think about the 80% of Americans with developmental disabilities who remain unemployed? Eight million people in America have a developmental disability...

  • 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...

  • Seabiscuit's Legacy is an inspirational, uplifting film of hurt, hope, and healing. This knobby-kneed racehorse was a legend, an icon for the downtrodden, unappreciated Americans broken by the Great Depression. He was the underdog who overcame tremendous odds and gave them inspiration for a...

  • “4 Million Bullets: The Untold Fight for Survival” is the living testimony of everyday men and women, Jews and non-Jews alike, from 57 countries who traveled to Palestine to defend the nascent State of Israel. Risking death around every corner, these heroic men and women helped smuggle into...

  • Hawaii – A Voice for Sovereignty is a documentary film by photojournalist Catherine Bauknight that explores the culture of the Native Hawaiians and their connection to the land. At the forefront of the film are social, economic, and ecological issues that have developed in Hawaii since the...

  • When the lead singer of I Don't Konform sent out a demo album to Flemming Rasmussen, the Grammy Award-winning producer of Metallica, they never imagined themselves a few months later rehearsing with him inside a hot hogan on a Navajo reservation before recording their debut album at his iconic...

  • Exponential technology is changing the world and there's only one university in the world devoted to teaching students how to harness it: Singularity University (SU).The new feature documentary, The University, tells the story of the students, the faculty, and how Singularity University teaches...

  • A CLASSY BROAD is the story of an eighty-seven year old woman, MARCIA NASATIR, who transcends generations, a woman with an insatiable curiosity, a woman who worked hard and still does, a woman who always loved a good story since she learned to read at the precocious age of three. Marcia..."If...

  • At a time when the ground beneath us seems to be slipping away in a morass of social media, fake news and fear mongering, this film is a story of building mutual respect and recognition by showing how people are changed when they feel seen and heard. Americanism goes beyond partisan politics to...

  • Based on the on the international bestselling non-fiction book by LA Times journalist Barbara Demick, and written and directed by double-BAFTA award winning filmmaker Andy Glynne, this is a ground-breaking feature length animation about the most impenetrable and secretive country in the world -...

  • Deaf people can do anything but hear. But an all deaf rock and roll band? A deaf comic famous around the world but unknown to hearing people? A modern day Buster Keaton who is homeless yet teaches at Juilliard? This documentary celebrates four extraordinary deaf entertainers - a comic, an...

  • On September 30, 1955, actor James Dean set out from Los Angeles in his Porsche Spyder 550 race car to attend the Sports Car Club of America's weekend road races in Salinas, California. He died four hours later on a dangerous, rural highway.

    Back in Hollywood, Dean left behind close...

  • 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...

  • Sam Eisenstein, LA playwright/novelist and teacher, is the subject of this project, initiated in 1971. He discusses plays with directors at the kitchen table, teaches creative writing at Los Angeles City College. His Jungian analyst examines his life. Select students become members of his...

  • Zenith Virago is the go-to marriage celebrant of Byron Shire, Australia, having conducted over 1500 marriage ceremonies. She's also the region's deathwalker, offering end-of-life decision planning and DIY funeral alternatives through her Natural Death Centre. Both sides of her work share the...

  • Six million African Americans left the Deep South during the Great Migration between 1910-1970, many, to escape racial violence. Mamie Kirkland, a child of seven, was one of them. One hundred years later she returns to Ellisville, Mississippi, where her father, Edward Lang and a friend, John...

  • The Row is a feature-length documentary about the most poverty-stricken and seemingly hopeless fifty square blocks in America: Skid Row, downtown Los Angeles. Through the astounding life stories of a handful of residents, notably Leroy - an African-American artist and veteran struggling to get...

  • Four days before Christmas in 1988, Pan Am Flight 103, a 747 jumbo jet full of families, college students, travelers and airplane crew, broke apart in the skies six miles above Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 259 on the plane and 11 people on the ground. Days later, a terrorist bomb was blamed....

  • The Mojave Road is a microcosm of California history. Originally a trade route for the Pi-Ute tribe who made this region their home, the region has been traversed by numerous people ranging from the Spanish to mountain Men to the pioneers looking for opportunity in the west. Among these...

  • 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...

  • MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY is the portrait of a town in Texas that finds itself at the epicenter of a growing humanitarian crisis. As Central American refugees fleeing violence make their way around the Falfurrias border checkpoint, scores are dying of dehydration on vast private ranches during...

  • Do you believe in Evolution? Taking Darwin's theory as a point of inception, Evolutions examines the relationship between science and religion over the last two hundred years, and takes a look at the deeper mystery that both seek to answer. Religious leaders, scientists, atheists and scholars...

  • Edward M. Bannister: An American Artist, a documentary film, will combine Bannister's sketches & paintings, re-created scenes, special FX of his techniques, as well as vintage & modern footage of Providence, RI. Edward Mitchell Bannister was a co-founder of the Providence Art Club, but...

  • 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...

  • "My Japanese Garden" is a one-hour public television program about the people, history and design concepts associated with Japanese gardens in North America. Japanese gardens have a universal visual appeal that transcends cultural barriers. Noted for their beauty, this enduring landscape style...

  • Morrie Turner, the pioneering African American cartoonist whose newspaper comic strip and television show reached millions of Americans with a powerful message of tolerance from the Civil Rights era that still resonates in an increasingly diverse society today.MORRIE TURNERPioneer Cartoonist -...

  • Can the man once called "the nation's number one domestic terror threat" reform his life to become a good father? In 1996, Jake Ferguson started the Earth Liberation Front, the underground eco-sabotage group that committed a wave of high-profile eco-arsons across the West through 2001. Raised...

  • JUSTICE ROARS is a feature documentary which engages at-risk youth who are vulnerable to prisons and jails.We meet kids navigating the juvenile justice system, kids already in adult prisons, and men who went to prison as juveniles, and coming home after serving 11, 16, 18 years in prison...some...