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  • Cinema for Peace Foundation USA supports peace, tolerance and humanitarianism through the medium of film by raising funds to support awareness and educational pursuits related to advocacy filmmaking. Ten years ago, in commemoration of the 9-11 attacks, leaders in the film, politics,...

  • For nearly 40 years, the inhabitants of Taiwan lived under martial law and the shadow of a government-ordered massacre of thousands of civilians. Taiwan now exists in an international gray area, shrouded in the fog of strategic ambiguity that threatens to be swept away by war. CROSSROADS TAIWAN...

  • Since our government passed its' very first set of dietary guidelines in 1977 the American public has been advised to eat the things that benefit corporate interests rather than the public health. Decades later our children are paying the price, suffering from epidemic numbers of health problems...

  • Nearly sixteen years after losing her father and two uncles on September 11th,  2001, Delaney Colaio goes on a heart-questioning journey in search of other surviving 9/11 Kids.Catalyzed by an invitation for her family to speak at Guantanamo Bay against the five accused in the 9/11 terrorist...

  • At a time when a decades old ethnic war split the country in two, an unconventional team of diverse players led Sri Lanka to one of the finest and most unforgettable World Cup performances in cricket history, uniting the nation’s people and proving to the world that Sri Lanka was more than a...

  • A short documentary featuring a six year old Syrian girl as she becomes a big sister in a refugee camp that has the best maternal mortality rate in the world.

    Zaatari refugee camp now boasts the third largest populated city in Jordan, with 42 births per 1,000 people - exponentially higher...

  • 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...

  • The S Word will give voice to those who have not only survived, but have courageously transformed their personal struggles into strength, action and even humor - providing a window into the lives of those surviving and thriving beyond their suicide attempts. Through these stories will emerge a...

  • Baptizing Feminism is a feature length documentary about the intersection of Christianity and feminism, and the passionate individuals leading a movement opposing religious patriarchy, the oppression of women, and the beliefs of influential Christian leaders advocating male-only leadership in...

  • 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...

  • A silent tragedy is taking place in Japan with alarming frequency and it's long past time to bring it into the light. Japan is a country where parental abduction and retention happens everyday. It goes mostly unpunished and in fact is often encouraged mainly because of terribly insufficient laws...

  • 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...

  • A coming of age story about a young musical genius that has been anointed the savior and future of the Blues. Diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, this 17 year old prodigy is carrying the weight physically, and emotionally of his responsibility to preserve the music while providing for his family...

  • 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...

  • "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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Coleman family, brought together by a shared passion for Jazz, forged a legacy, which survived the same elements of unity, dissonance and harmony that permeate the music they create. Join, acclaimed jazz drummer George Coleman, Jr. as he takes you on a journey through his family's early...

  • Not Just the Music is a feature-length documentary that explores a social revolution through music education. The film follows pioneering conservatory graduates, all gifted musicians, who are idealistic and committed to making a difference in the world. During the course of a transformative year...

  • Last Note: A Dialogue Between Kaneto Shindo and Benicio Deltoro was created to present Kaneto Shindo to the American film world. Kaneto Shindo is the 2nd oldest living filmmaker in the world. The work is an interview conversation between Kaneto Shindo and Benicio Deltoro. This documentary will...

  • The orangutan is on the verge of extinction due to poaching and habitat loss. Now deep in the heart of Borneo orangutans and Dayaks, the local aboriginal people, have come together in a unique program. Dayak women have become surrogate mothers to hundreds of orphaned orangutans. How will these...

  • The Freedom Fighters of Nili tells the true heroic tale of a group of Ottoman Jews from Zichron Ya'akov during WWI. While sacrificing their reputations within their community for the prospect of freedom and for the promise of a Jewish homeland, the group spied for the British. These brave...

  • 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...

  • Black Hair Empire is the untold story of the rise and fall of the African American dominated hair care industry, from post-slavery to the current day.   It is the saga of four generations of African-Americans who forged their imprint into American business, their influence upon popular culture, and the fight for racial equality and economic parity.

  • In an expansive documentary exposé, Fail State reveals the dark story behind the rise of predatory for-profit colleges and why our higher education system, once the envy of the world, is leaving millions of Americans in financial ruin.

  • 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...

  • That’s How We Roll is a character-rich, feature-length documentary about the uniquely American phenomenon of mobile home parks, and the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis. This issue-based film unfolds through the colorful stories of mobile home park residents across the US – retiring...

  • Can telling your story save your life?HOW I GOT OVER follows 15 formerly homeless women as they craft an original play, based on their harrowing true-life stories, to be performed one-night-only at The Kennedy Center.The women of N Street Village - a community for addiction recovery - have never...

  • Born out of the Great Depression, the very reason for swing existing is to elevate the human spirit beyond one's circumstances, to move to the beat for the sheer joy of it, to disappear into something bigger, something dazzling, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst.No matter what...

  • Born in late 1940’s Los Angeles as James Bartlett, we follow the wild life of a counter-culture and drag icon who would eventually become known as Rumi Missabu. As one of the founding members of the radical queer performance group, The Cockettes, Rumi leaves Hollywood a trained child actor and...

  • 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...

  • "For Such a Time as This" poses and seeks to answer several provocative questions: Is reconciliation between Evangelical Christians and the Gay community possible? Can common ground be found in the intense culture wars that have consumed our nation? Central to evangelical efforts to reach out to...

  • In 1979, a book of photographs captured an awakening – women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity. Feminists – What Were They Thinking? revisits those photos, those women and those times and takes aim at our culture today that alarmingly shows...

  • Nestled in India’s northeastern Assam district, Kaziranga National Park contains the world’s highest density of the endangered Asian One-Horned rhino. But it is also ground zero for poaching and illegal trade of rhino horn. To help combat this, Kaziranga Park has become the poster child for a...

  • Meredith Gray waits patiently while Claudia Hehr prepares to photograph her naked body, hills and valleys of shadow and light. That landscape is about to change dramatically - surgeons will amputate and reconstruct Meredith's breasts in three weeks. She has decided to chronicle the process and...