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  • A compelling story of one family's fierce determination to escape Nazi Austria in a desperate race for survival that ends in war-torn China. It is a journey of fear and hope that begins in the rich and sophisticated culture of Vienna, plays out over ten years in the exotic and dangerous city of...

  • "The Naked Option: A Last Resort", a feature length documentary film now in production, reveals how local women in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta use 'stripping naked', a serious cultural taboo, to fight environmental and cultural ruin by the world's most powerful corporate giants. Fed up with...

  • 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...

  • After 5 years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are readying themselves for a siege. Through the volunteers from The White Helmets we experience the daily life, death and struggle in the streets of the city. They fight for sanity where war has become the norm.

  • Best of Enemies is a documentary feature about the legendary 1968 TV debates between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley and how TV changed the way we talk about politics in America. Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, two of America's greatest...

  • After serving Los Angeles for 68 years, in November 2005 one of nation's most prominent historic landmarks was demolished to make way for
    the construction of three schools. After 68 is a feature length documentary exploring the rise and fall of the Ambassador Hotel, the fifteen year legal...

  • 1,000,000 Dalasi brings the viewer into the lives of Rhode Island refugees Omar Bah and Aline Binyungu Shabani. Compelled by their own traumatic resettlement in the U.S., we witness them became social entrepreneurs, creating separate organizations to serve fellow refugees. Their shared goal is...

  • THE NOVEMBER SURPRISE is set in the battleground state of Florida during the recent race for President. 

    Not only was 2016 one of the most polarizing elections in U.S. history, it was also the first in 50 years without full enforcement of the Voting Rights Act Dr...

  • El Béisbol is a two-hour documentary that takes an in-depth look at Latinos and Baseball. We'll explore how and when the game was introduced in the Caribbean and Latin America; and we'll emphasize the struggles, phenomenal growth, global controversy and eventual success of Latinos in the game....

  • The 13th Step is an explosive new documentary that exposes the intimate truth about Alcoholics Anonymous, how its 'anonymous' environment has become a breeding ground for sexual predators and violent criminals. From our Federal Government down to our children's cartoons, Alcoholics Anonymous has...

  • "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...

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    Drink plenty of fluids and rest when feeling ill.

    We know how to take care of our physical bodies because we are taught how to do so, but when it comes to mental health we're severely under-informed.

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  • This film studies the forces in play that created the bloodiest year for Sikhs since India gained its independence.  Bookending the film will be a re-visiting of the massacre of Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  Per a 2013 Stanford study, 70% of Americans do not know what a Sikh is.The bulk of the...

  • The World of Roses is a public television series exploring the fascinating people, places, and history associated with the world's most popular flower. It is hosted by Paul Epsom, gardening correspondent for the Emmy Award winning PBS series The Victory Garden. Join Paul as he travels the...

  • 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....

  • San Francisco is known for many outrageous things but nothing is more outrageous than a drag queen nun. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence came about in 1979 right before the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic and they were there in full force to help a community in crisis whose government had...

  • 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...

  • When stretches of the Ganga River Basin dry up in the Himalayas due to intensified damming, a curious 6yr old girl who has been hearing wonderful mythological stories about the river, asks the most fundamental of questions – why. To which the mom and her brother decide to pack bags, set out and...

  • Armed with a limitless Rolodex and a Benedict Canyon enclave with its own disco, Allan Carr threw the Hollywood parties that defined the 1970s. A producer, manager, and marketing genius, Carr built his bombastic reputation amid a series of successes including the mega-hit musical film "Grease,"...

  • Bolstered by the rise of Trump and the Alt Right, disenfranchised white Americans are becoming radicalized into white supremacy at an alarming rate.

    "Angry White Men: Life After Hate" examines the root causes of racism though the bold work of groundbreaking sociologist Michael Kimmel ("...

  • In the 1980’s, when paucity of oversight invited household-name companies to fleece taxpayers of an estimated ten percent of the U.S. federal budget, and whistleblowers exposing government contract fraud were mercilessly punished for their perceived infidelities, a studious young California...

  • Out of Order is a feature length documentary following the journey of three queer members of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Most gay and transgender people know what it feels like to be told they are broken and to be rejected, and often this message comes from Christians.With unprecedented...

  • DOORWAYS TO DIGNITY is a feature-length documentary that spans a decade at Dignity Village, a tent city founded by homeless people in our nation's spirit of bootstrap independence, a bold attempt to create a community to escape the cruelties of survival on the streets. Fed up with society's...

  • Save Our Future Charter High School: South Central LA: First Day of School. Founder Charlotte Jordan tells her Black and Latino students (most of whom are on court probation, have flunked out or been expelled from other high schools) that school has been shut down, due to the collapse of their...

  • What could possibly motivate someone to alter or destroy their body? Told though subject portraits and expert interviews, 'Written on the Body' is a feature-length documentary film that explores the hidden epidemic of self-injury, which affects an estimated two million people in the United...

  • Hands That Feed is the story of Haitian individuals struggling for a self-sustainable country, a struggle that holds lessons for the entire world. The hands that feed are the politicians, community leaders, and farmers working for food security in Haiti who try to harness the opportunity of...

  • "New York Says Thank You" is a feature length documentary film following a foundation of New Yorkers and 9/11 survivors, who travel each year on the anniversary of 9/11 to help other disaster stricken communities. A father has helped a five-year-old New York City boy mold his idea into an...

  • The Russian Revolution and its aftermath was a unique period in which the Jewish people took an active part in dismantling their societal constraints and paid for it with their lives. The instrumental role of Soviet Jewry in the creation of the Russian Revolution began as a hope for positive...

  • Traveling across southern China, a cadre of seasoned activists led by Haiyan Ye (aka Sparrow) stage protests to call attention to a scandalous affair where a school principal took six school girls to a hotel for a night. Given the intense censorship in China, Sparrow becomes an enemy of the...

  • Fifty years after the landmark Loving v. Virginia U.S. Supreme Court case ended legal persecution of interracial marriage in America, two mothers – one brown, one white – set off on a journey to explore what it means to be a bi-racial child living in a mixed-race family in so-called “post-racial...

  • Improv(e), follows the work of the Unusual Suspects Theatre Company, teaching improv to a group of 14 to 17 year old kids in an after school program at John C. Fremont High School; a school with a 50% drop-out rate located in one of the highest gang crime and poverty stricken neighborhoods of...

  • "The Year Of Paper" follows three couples - lesbian, heterosexual and gay - through their newlywed year of marriage, exploring why they entered the institution and how it has changed their relationships. We interviewed historians, sociologists, clergy, activists, and politicians on both sides...

  • "Living Pono" is an hour-long documentary for public television that follows internationally acclaimed film and stage actor Jason Scott Lee on his intentional journey from mega movie stardom to living sustainably on his off-the-grid taro farm, 4,000 feet up the slopes of Mauna Loa on the Big...

  • 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...

  • One Step Beyond chronicles the journey of John Tinuga and Furaha Noor, two youth from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, as they leave their homes, travel to the United States for a three week leadership program, and return to their communities with a new vision of the world and their place in it. John...