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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • “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...

  • Compelled by the inheritance of a mysterious box of letters, American aesthete Felix Pfeifle begins the journey of a lifetime to reach the source of the correspondence: the last heir of the Holy Roman Emperors, aging Otto von Habsburg. The quest takes Felix across America, over the Atlantic, and...

  • As the call for social justice in Cairo snowballs into an all out demand for regime change, 22-year-old Heba, greenhorn journalist and democratic activist, is at the heart of the events shaping Egypt's future. However, her idealism is put to the test as her country faces the challenges of...

  • MUDFLOW is the story of ordinary citizens in East Java, Indonesia who have spent the past seven years living with the results of fracking gone terribly wrong. The film follows their fight to seek justice from the corporate powers accused of this disaster, one of the largest in recent history but...

  • Y? Chromosome will examine hypermasculinity, homophobia, and heterosexism in the African American community and the concept of masculinity at large by combining expert interviews with first-person testimonials. It will expound the controversial themes of traditional manhood, the construct of...

  • In 2006 a severe chemical fire in Apex, North Carolina brought the town to a screeching halt. This monstrous fire at a hazardous-waste disposal plant released a greenish-yellow cloud of deadly chlorine gas and reduced the building to molten ash and the community to an abandoned ghost town....

  • There can be little doubt that this area ranks as one of humanity's most unusual, exotic and misguided social experiments. In 1934 the Soviet leader declared the area the Jewish Autonomous Region (JAR) of Birobidjan and persuaded tens of thousands of poor Jews to move there as farmers. Thousands...

  • 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...

  • "Why A Volunteer?" is a feature-length documentary that examines the question of why ordinary people choose to do extraordinary work for the benefit of others around the world. This documentary tells the stories of three volunteers in Afghanistan, Ecuador, and India. Why are they there? What...

  • Shadowtrain: Under a Crooked Sky explores a hybrid way of life merging modern society with the ancient practices of people who have lived in harmony with the land for thousands of years; native American Indians. The film reveals its message through the journey of a group of renowned musical...

  • The story of Minor Keith and the construction of the Costa Rica Atlantic Railway. A seemingly simple infrastructure project in the 19th century became an epic adventure, taking nearly 20 years, resulting in the deaths of over 4000 men, and giving birth to the largest agricultural enterprise in...

  • 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....

  • Every weekend, at rodeos from Illinois to California, teams of young, Mexican American women, Escaramuzas Charras, climb onto their sidesaddles in elegant charra skirts or ruffled adelita dresses and weave their galloping horses around each other in dangerous, high speed ballets, like the...

  • Over the last 32 years, the same sex marriage movement has gone from a preposterous notion to one of the most successful civil rights campaigns in the world. This is a “War Room” style feature documentary, from the center of Freedom to Marry movement in the final months of its historic campaign...

  • 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...

  • THE INVISIBLE WAR is a feature length documentary by an Oscar and Emmy nominated film team about the most under reported crime in America - rape and sexual assault in the U.S. military.

    Every day American service women and men, who have pledged their lives to protect our country, are...

  • What happens when you take complicated cardiac patients, who have faced death head on, and put them at the start of the world's toughest endurance race?

    HEART: Flatline to Finish Line is a first for Director Dave Watkins, himself a survivor of open-heart surgery and one of the team...

  • 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...

  • Reflect is a new documentary television series featuring six seniors living in San Diego today. The series will explore cultural myths and assumptions about what it means to age.

    We are an aging nation, every eight seconds someone becomes a senior. The growth of our older population will...

  • 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...

  • Each year tens of thousands of people are killed, injured or forced from their homes as a result of ongoing conflicts. Global instruments and institutions of peace have occasionally delivered powerful results but, more often, the weakest suffer and the conflict lingers. Why do our governments...

  • A filmic investigation of shifting intersections of land and sea. We will examine cultural, psychological and ecological phenomena along Pacific shorelines, beginning with the Island Republic of Kiribati. Scientists have predicted that these South Pacific coral atolls will be uninhabitable by...

  • “Let It Be Told!” is a series of oral history mini-documentaries of elder African American members of the Gainesville, Florida community. This project began after an elementary school student club discovered the lack of historical documentation about the places, events and news of the local...

  • Tucked away in the Thai jungle lies a small democratic school called Children’s Village. Children's village teaches freedom of speech and human rights to some of Thailand’s most underprivileged children. 6 WEEKS TO MOTHER’S DAY documents the everyday lives of the students as they prepare a...

  • A young Jewish American lawyer, Aaron Sapiro, was making a name for himself helping farmers across the country earn a fair return on their efforts by showing them how to organize cooperative associations. When the richest man in America, Henry Ford, heard about Sapiro's work he launched a...

  • Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the Federal Reserve has never been greater. Its decisions determine the fates of enormous corporations in an instant, create trillions of dollars of government liabilities in the blink of an eye, and hold the stability of our society in the...

  • Since the dawn of our democracy, politicians have manipulated the outcomes of elections through a technique that poses a threat not just to Democrats or Republicans, but to Democracy as a whole. In 2003, fifty-three Democratic Representatives fled Texas to prevent the redrawing of state district...

  • The truth teller project is a docu-series and movement to eradicate shame & stigma. The guests are high profile celebrities who have personally experienced decades of living with shame and stigma.

    Did you know; That twenty-three million Americans suffer from alcohol and drug addiction...

  • In the remote Andean highlands, Victoriano Arisapana cares for the woven footbridge that has stretched over the gorge for hundreds of years. The secrets of this bridge, the only one left from the ancient Incan empire, have been passed down by the men of Victoriano's family for 300 years. He is...

  • WAR DON DON is a film that chronicles the rise and fall of a former rebel leader in Sierra Leone. Through his trial before an international criminal court, a nation faces its wartime past.

  • When the Bell Rings is a documentary about David "Dino" Wells, a former boxer who makes a gutsy attempt to return to fighting. At 40, Wells quickly finds that his 15-year absence from the sport has left him in need of intense training, which he takes on with determination and grit. Feverishly...

  • True story of a small-town Texan who changed the destiny of an Asian hilltribe, and was changed by them in turn. The inside story of a huge covert operation that actually succeeded ... for a while ... bringing 200,000 tribespeople to America. Based on a prize-winning nonfiction book by the...

  • “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...