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  • "We want to be the biggest band in the world" is the battle cry from the young musicians in this film. When asked how they will do it, the overwhelming response: "We just copy what the bigger bands are doing".

    Bigger bands...mostly broke and suicidal. Signing with a major label the goal...

  • TamCam Fund is a traveling workshop that mentors kids in under-served communities on how to make documentaries about the issues that are important to them in their communities. Pilot program to begin in Los Angeles early 2014 with the goal of expanding to other U.S. cities in the near future....

  • With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the...

  • This feature length documentary will be a non-linear narrative comprised of live action sequences, archival stills and film clips inter-cut with interviews of celebrities, music legends and historians. The viewer is taken on roller-coaster ride covering the last 50 years of the emergence of two...

  • Our subject is Women of the Gulag. The term Gulag, which in Russian is the abbreviation for "Main Camp Administration," has come to mean something larger than the corrective labor camps under the Gulag administration. It signifies the system of repression of the Soviet period, which peaked under...

  • About one of America's leading engineers and how his passion for bridge building contributed to the urbanization of America, transforming cities and commerce through innovation and ingenuity and how eight strategically designed North American superstructures remain globally significant today. It...

  • Wildlife trafficking is the third largest illegal trade in the world. Animals are sold for their body parts for up to $100,000 per kilo. Species like elephant and rhino, killed for their horns, are driven to extinction as prices soar because of increasing scarcity. International regulation...

  • 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...

  • The teenage girls of Warrenville Prison are not your average juvies. They're the poorest, most damaged, and some would say the most likely kids to remain in the prison system their whole lives. What happens when they're given a shot at redemption� via a musical? We follow four girls as this...

  • 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 Paper Trail: Into the Hornet's Nest chronicles modern American homesteader Lydia Doleman as she helps mobilize her community to block a massive timber sale in an attempt to defend the Little Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon.  Motivated by a government agency eager to log, Lydia and others...

  • THE LOST PICTURE SHOW is a witty, nostalgic, passionate and rousing guide to the seismic changes taking place behind the scenes of one of our most iconic national industries and leisure pursuits: the movies. Revealing how major studios and financial institutions are using "inside job" schemes...

  • Nearly a thousand children call the streets of Cape Town, South Africa home. Known as 'strollers', these children live in an urban wonderland where they hustle, play, fight and drug the day away. But street life can be dangerous and most children express a sincere desire to leave the street...

  • Rev. Frank Schaefer was a United Methodist minister in a small Pennsylvania town, until he was put on trial in the Church for officiating the same-sex wedding of his eldest son. Schaefer was given a choice - vow to never again preside over a same-sex wedding, or lose his credentials as a...

  • South Africa's small stand-up comedy scene, multiracial comedian Trevor Noah attempts his first one-man show, despite only having two years experience on stage. Revisiting his past, he creates material from memories of growing up under apartheid. Yet as he prepares, Trevor faces a multitude of...

  • Ukraine is a nation struggling to establish a stable economy, a functioning legal system and to control criminal enterprises. Tragically, since the fall of the Soviet Union hundreds of thousands of women, children and men have been trafficked from Ukraine to the United States and Western Europe...

  • When Congressman John Lewis advocates “get in the way,” he stands behind his words, whether advancing civil rights in the 1960s or leading a 26-hour sit-in for gun control in the House this past June following the Orlando shootings. Former chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating...

  • The Human Touch, a feature documentary film with Andy Goldsworthy directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer, brings together the team that made the commercially and artistically successful, Rivers and Tides (2001)We will work with three different kinds of location: private commissions, public commissions...

  • This is the story of traditional artisans struggling to maintain natural beauty in contemporary South Korean society. The artistic process of applying refined tree sap to objects for improving durability extended throughout Asia thousands of years ago. Over the centuries, Korean artists have...

  • What is our purpose as a species on this planet? "Mercy for Earth", a feature length documentary film that explores why we are in our current ecological state, provides an attainable and permanent solution which may just answer the question, why are we here? Why did some cultures learn to...

  • ONCE I WAS: The Hal Ashby Story examines the life and work of American cult director Hal Ashby, an iconoclast whose strident rebelliousness in the face of the Hollywood studio system set the course for an unapologetically original body of work. He is the director who brought us The Landlord,...

  • 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....

  • 9-MAN is a story about an isolated and exceptionally athletic Chinese-American sport that's much more than a past time. Since the 1930's, young men have played this gritty, streetball game in the alleys and parking lots of Chinatown. It started when the community was a Bachelor Society (men...

  • Throughout the world, incidences of violence against women are increasing at alarming levels. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million women and girls will be the victim of violence in 2015.  This disturbing trend crosses socio-economic boundaries and is found in industrialized, as...

  • Experience the rise and fall of Des Moines' vanished movie theatres and drive-ins that once dotted downtown and the suburbs, in a pop-culture retrospective that brings their history back to life through old photos, footage, animation, and a treasure trove of amazing stories.

  • Behind the polarized rhetoric proclaiming the incompatibility of science with religion lies a stunning reality:  nearly seventy percent of scientists identify themselves as spiritual.  While some consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious, surprisingly, half of the scientists follow...

  • “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...

  • In 1996, Elouise Cobell, a petite Blackfeet Warrior, filed the largest class action lawsuit ever filed against the U.S Government for the mismanagement of billions of dollars held in the Indian Trust Fund. For 15 long years and three Presidential administrations she fought for justice in...

  • 5,800 American state parks protect 12-million acres and are visited by more than three-quarters of a billion people each year - three times the annual visitation of all national parks combined. America's State Parks protect some of the nation's most iconic scenery, and much of our cultural...

  • “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...

  • Set in the East African country of Uganda, CHILDREN OF WAR
    chronicles the daily struggle towards rehabilitation and
    reconciliation by a group of recently escaped child soldiers of the
    Lord's Resistance Army, one of the world's longest running and most
    brutal guerilla...

  • 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...

  • "This Is Me?" is a 6-part documentary web series (in five to eight-minute episodes) that tells the remarkable story of Matthew Sanford - a paraplegic yoga instructor on a mission to heal trauma, loss and disability.Confined to a wheelchair since a car accident left him paralyzed and with...

  • Generations of family farming tradition go up in flames as the North Dakota oil boom leaves human memory, culture and identity scorched in its wake. My Country, No More follows one family's path to resistance, raising a fundamental question: what are we willing to sacrifice in our pursuit...

  • 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...

  • TEACHED is a series of short documentary films that candidly examine the causes and consequences of our nation's race-based education and opportunity gaps, taking viewers into communities where their effects are most severe.

    TEACHED Vol. I, the first compilation of short films, reminds...