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  • 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...

  • “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...

  • The documentary film Battered Women Who Kill examines the
    plight of abused women who have been incarcerated for retaliating
    against their abusers. The film follows the stories of three women
    seeking clemency for these crimes, as well as the experiences of three
    women...

  • 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...

  • On January 22, 1959 the river broke into the mines...

    At the direction of the Knox Coal Company miners illegally dug too close to the underbelly of the Susquehanna River causing a cave-in that flooded the mines with over 10 billion gallons of water trapping 81 miners underground. On the...

  • Stranded in tents and detention centers in Greece and Turkey, or in temporary housing throughout Europe are thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria whose predicament started 70 years earlier with the expulsion of their parents and grandparents from Palestine.

    The director, Hala...

  • Bulbul: Song of the Nightingale documents the life of a young Banchara girl living off National Highway 79 in Madhya Pradesh, India. Though only eleven years old, Bulbul already stands at a crossroads. The likelihood is high that her parents will soon force her into the longstanding community...

  • In America aggressive driving has reached epidemic proportions. But when aggressive driving turns to road rage, it’s deadly. Traffic confrontations are ending in murder. Everyday people are being punched, stabbed, shot, rammed and driven off roads in driving disputes.

    "How’s My...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Bending The Arc, an independent documentary, tells the extraordinary and little known story of the invention of desktop publishing.Imagine a world with nearly no personal computers. A world where the tools of mass communications were in the hands of an exclusive few and individuals faced a high...

  • United days after, divided years since - story about how we can unite a nation, told through the voices of families who lost loved ones during the 9/11 attacks.

    The United States of America was brutally attacked on September 11, 2001. Following these attacks, our nation was united,...

  • We wish to produce a sixty-minute television documentary on the life and times of Dr. Frances Kelsey, who exemplifies the advances of women in the global scientific community. Dr. Kelsey, a Canadian, became known as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientist who, despite inordinate...

  • Drawing on his own childhood struggles adjusting to life in the US, Lebanese-American Mark Kabban uses soccer to help kids like Yousif Khummi, a recent refugee from Iraq, emerge from the shadow of war and develop a sense of identity and possibility in the United States. East County Yalla follows...

  • Free speech history unfolds in The Land of Orange Groves & Jails when the director's reluctant aunt Yetta finally tells her tale of teenage activism amidst the free speech and labor battles of 1920s Los Angeles. Her arrest for flying a red flag over a summer camp resulted in the US Supreme...

  • John Sears, aka Mule, has been roaming the western United States with his three mules for almost thirty years, trying to find balance between the man-made and the natural world. The 69-year-old and his animals sleep outside, insisting on their right to move as they please. Bemoaning the loss of...

  • Cairo to the Cloud tells the captivating story of the Cairo Geniza, a vast treasure trove of manuscripts discovered in the “geniza,” or sacred storeroom, of an ancient synagogue in Old Cairo.

    The Geniza is not only the largest cache of Jewish history ever found, it is a window into a...

  • Ask any number of residents in the Kansas City metro area what the word "barbecue" means to them, and you will get a number of thoughts and ideas. It's a style of cooking with fire, a backyard gathering with friends and family, a ritual before a sporting event, a type of restaurant.Kansas City...

  • "A must-see! 'An Inconvenient Truth' for the healthcare debate." 
- Anthony Kaufman (The Village Voice)ESCAPE FIRE tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system? The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in...

  • 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...

  • How do children of mixed ethnicities preserve their unique identity? Must immigrants forgo their roots when assimilating into American culture? What happens to families when painful memories are left to simmer beneath the surface?

    Having failed to achieve the American dream and in...

  • In 1909, Alice Huyler Ramsey became the first woman to attempt a cross-country drive. Leaving from New York City in a 1909 Maxwell DA, she and her three female passengers would travel 3600 miles over 152 miles of paved roadways and finish in San Francisco, California 41 days later. Ramsey, at 22...

  • Looking for Rosy tells the untold story of Roosevelt Thompson, a Rhodes Scholar, who became the poster child underscoring the success of the historic actions of the Little Rock Nine. Rosey, while at Little Rock Central High School, emerged as a leader of his generation. Through his actions,...

  • Cowboys of the Sky explores the world of the American ironworker. Perched 1300 ft. above Chicago, a 72 year-old man balances on a steel spire as a helicopter toting a four-ton column of steel hovers above his head. Battling the frigid air of Chicago's winter morning Ironworker John Rukavina...

  • "A Golden Journey - Never Give Up Hope" is a documentary film about the extraordinary life of a man, Sichan Siv, who escaped from the Killing Fields under the Khmer Rouge, found his way to the Unites States as a Cambodian refugee, and made history by being the first Asian American to become a...

  • "It is not possible to discuss the future of national and international security without addressing climate change... Food shortages, droughts, floods—all directly tied to climate change will be catalysts for conflict."- U.S. Air Force Gen. Donald Hoffman (ret)A profoundly altered planet; food...

  • American Love Story: A Community in Search of Freedom is a hybrid documentary-narrative that has been shot over the course of six years. By following Jessica, a survivor of domestic sex trafficking, American Love Story explores how modern slavery is perpetuated in the United States within our...

  • The elders of Hawaii's last native fishing village struggle to pass on their ancestral knowledge of the ocean. "Take care of the sea, and it will take care of you," is a creed they practiced for generations. But in a community of dwindling resources and few opportunities, do the old ways mean...

  • China's unprecedented growth has placed it on the verge of overtaking the United States as the world's preeminent power. But what type of power will China become? In today's interconnected and globalized world, the answer effects each and every one of us. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, China's...

  • The Politics of Youth Culture is a full-length documentary about the various tiers of discrimination that urban youth have faced since the 1980's. However, through alternative spaces, adolescents have been given opportunities to exercise their talents, and develop cultural movements. Today we...

  • A journey down the river inside the Grand Canyon transforms the lives of six recently disabled individuals. Six athletes with disabilities will mentor six more recently disabled students for two weeks under the tutelage of the awe-inspiring wonder of nature and majestic master itself - the Grand...

  • The Yazidis are a small religious group scattered across northern Iraq. In August 2014, their ancient culture collapsed as ISIS militants swarmed into their homeland and targeted their communities for destruction. A Fire Came to Cleanse Us (working title) shares stories of strength and survival...

  • "The Road Less Traveled By" is a feature documentary about a 3,600 mile, eight-month walk across America for gay rights, specifically same-sex marriage, and queer identity.  

    What started as a journey with a grassroots political intent transformed into a deeply personal meditation on love...

  • "What would you do if the worst thing that ever happened to you felt like it kept happening?" Former U.S. Army Captain Luis Montalvan poses this question upon his return from two combat tours in Iraq and over six years, filmmaker Ben Selkow explores the dynamic definitions of recovery through...

  • 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.