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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • EAT, DRINK, LAUGH tells the story of legendary comedy club Comic Strip Live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a place rich with history -- and laughs -- that has put its own indelible imprint on comedy for a generation. It has defined the industry. It is the comedy club for comedians and has...

  • 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...

  • A SALUTE TO BLACK HOLLYWOOD will assemble African American Academy Award nominees and winners for a generational group portrait. Actors and sound mixers, costumers and composers, writers, directors and producers will come together for a photo shoot where an intimate crew, led by Samuel D....

  • Thirty-five years before Barack Obama's election as President, the question of race and the possibility of crossing racial boundaries was put to the test in a remarkable, yet overlooked, story in American politics: Tom Bradley's historic election as Mayor of Los Angeles, the first African...

  • "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...

  • At age 66, Bernard "Butch" Rosichan, a Jewish, balding pot-bellied and homophobic owner of an auto wrecking business undergoes a risky sex change operation and is reborn as "Gloria Stein" and becomes an advocate for transgender rights.But unlike many transgenders, Gloria (think Carol Channing...

  • 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....

  • In 2005, the Ivory Coast National Soccer Team, Les Éléphants, produced one of the most important moments in the history of sport. On the back of their country's first World Cup qualification, they accomplished something even more remarkable: halting their country's three year civil war. Their...

  • Ride with Larry is an inspirational story that puts a human face on the day-to-day fight against Parkinson's disease through the life of Larry Smith, a retired police captain, now beloved small-town baker who has had Parkinson's for the last 20 years.

    In the spring of 2011 Larry will bike...

  • 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...

  • Mrs. Gyongyi Mago is a high school teacher in Kalocsa, Hungary. While looking for a subject for her dissertation she discovered a forgotten part of local history the Jewish community that once thrived but is now non-existent in her city. Gyongyi is not Jewish. Engaging her students in her...

  • Adolescence in the time of post-revolution Egypt that’s shifting around an angry teenager who’s’ turning from an infant into a young woman during an extraordinary context of upheaval and violence.

    A coming of age story filming Amal over more than 4 years from the age of 14 -19, this...

  • Searching for Kikhia is the true story of a family’s fight against political pressures while searching for their disappeared husband and father Mansur Rashid Kikhia. The former Libyan Foreign Minister and peaceful opposition leader to Qaddafi’s regime is considered a hero in his Libyan and...

  • Got the facts on Milk? a comical yet jolting feature documentary that questions the health benefits of milk and examines the dairy industry's advertised claims on milk. A hybrid Bible belt style road trip unwinds across America to uncover the compelling behind the scenes story of milk and...

  • “Everything is connected,” as he says – John Kaizan Neptune’s passion for surfing brought him to Hawaii where he discovered a musical instrument that took his life in a direction he never anticipated. Now an ancient art in modern Japan, the “shakuhachi” is a traditional Japanese bamboo flute...

  • Memphis and the Mountaintop, a compelling story that transcends the world of sports, focuses on local heroes and the college basketball team that lifted a city deeply injured by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.  The success of that team, the 1973 Memphis State University Tigers, and...

  • In the country with the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, where the king values the happiness of his people above the money they make, a threat is looming. Bhutan's primary revenue source is hydropower; quotas with India would require damming every last river. A man named “...

  • In 2009, filmmaker and travel enthusiast Mariah Wilson set out on a volunteering voyage to two programs on opposite sides of the world: one focused on poaching and endangered animals in Uganda, the other on threatened coral reefs and oceans in Fiji. Not knowing what she might find, she decided...

  • LIMITED PARTNERSHIP is the 40-year love story of Richard Adams and Anthony "Tony" Sullivan, a committed bi-national gay couple who took on the U.S. government in order to remain together. For the first time, through this film, Richard and Tony will go public with their tale of hope,...

  • The new feature-length documentary REFUSING MY RELIGION is about pastors who've lost their faith and become atheist activists within the larger context of America's declining religiosity. We have seven NY Times best-selling authors in it, many of whom are preeminent figures in the atheist...

  • Inside a small airport in central Maine, a group of senior citizens are using handshakes and hugs to play a critical role in the Iraq war. The Way We Get By is not a war film, but a uniquely personal story about how these handshakes can change a person's life. Since March 2003, almost 700,000...

  • Over thirty years ago, the most beautiful & historically rich valley in the northeast was threatened by submersion to make way for a federal dam project. The Delaware Valley impassioned a community with small town manners to stand up and fight back to save their homes, valley, & the last...

  • War is Hell; why would anyone want to spend their weekends there?

    IN COUNTRY is portrait of 2/5 1st Cav (R), a unique group of historical reenactors, many of them veterans of the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, who are recreating the Vietnam War in the woods of Oregon.

    Dressed from...

  • Most people know George Takei as the helmsman of the Starship Enterprise, but beyond the celebrity of this "Star Trek" icon is an activist utilizing his grace and humor to bridge galactic social and political divides.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • From the filmmaker who brought you the multi-award winning documentary Panic Nation and the associate producer of Torn from the Flag comes Touché: A Blind Fencer's Story.Touché is the French word for "touched" and is used by fencers to acknowledge a hit when struck by an opponent's blade.This...

  • 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...

  • FEAT chronicles one man's coast-to-coast quest to run 63 marathons in 63 consecutive days, while pushing a jogging stroller. Endurance runner Timothy Borland seeks to raise awareness and research funds for kids battling a rare terminal disease whose own feet lack the strength to run. Ataxia-...

  • In a country of 1,000 newly discovered species, 840 known languages, 115 square miles of dense rainforest, and 7 million people there is 1 tiny island that holds huge consequences.

    Nestled in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea is Misima Island. There, the people are coping with...

  • Each November, exotic poultry breeders across America come to Columbus intending to win the Ohio National Poultry Show, considered the Westminster of Chickens. There, exhibitors compete their show birds against 10,000 others, on traits like plumage, color, comb, body shape - even personality. It...

  • 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...

  • For the Love Of Art (working title) is a feature-length documentary now in production that will present a dynamic, compelling, and entertaining vision of the art world-focusing especially on artists and their art. The artists will come from varied backgrounds and levels of market success....

  • In 2005, the Washington Post reported “the number of veterans receiving compensation for the disorder commonly called PTSD has grown nearly seven times as fast as the number receiving benefits for disabilities in general.” Since 2010, military R&D has markedly increased its focus on “...