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  • 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...

  • DEFINING BEAUTY focuses on the extraordinary lives of five women and their journey toward the 2010 Ms.Wheelchair America pageant. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms.Wheelchair America is a competition based on advocacy, achievement, and communication, that selects the most accomplished and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Truth, found through science is not just pure and uplifting, it can throw open doors to amazing advancements, life-saving breakthroughs, and the very essence of progress. Of course the corollary - ignoring or neglecting science - can lead to catastrophe. No Accident is one such story.Over...

  • UNZIPPED is a provocative feature documentary about the growing economic and political divide across America.  In the film, we'll profile 8 families from the wealthiest and poorest zip codes in California, Michigan, New York and Texas, while investigating America's shrinking middle class.  Our...

  • "What would you do if the worst thing that ever happened to you felt like it kept happening?" Former U.S. Army Captain Luis Montalvan poses this question upon his return from two combat tours in Iraq and over six years, filmmaker Ben Selkow explores the dynamic definitions of recovery through...

  • “Baba Babee Skazala” [Grandmother Told Grandmother] tells the little known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes in the crush between the Nazi and Soviet fronts in World War II. Spending their childhood as refugees in Europe, these inspiring individuals later immigrated to the United...

  • "History is biography writ large." The same is true of health care. Many of the triumphs and advances in health care delivery in the developing world are intimately linked to those personalities making a difference. What are their motivations? This is a unique film essay exploring our...

  • How and why does a non-Israeli born Jewish kid wind up wearing army fatigues with an M-16 hanging on their shoulder - in Israel? Many would never even entertain the thought of voluntarily entering such a hostile military zone, yet every year an increasing number of non-Israelis choose to enlist...

  • 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...

  • At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that, more than academics, it is love, empathy and life skills that give at-risk students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty on the lives of the so...

  • "The Road Less Traveled By" is a feature documentary about a 3,600 mile, eight-month walk across America for gay rights, specifically same-sex marriage, and queer identity.  

    What started as a journey with a grassroots political intent transformed into a deeply personal meditation on love...

  • Location Vacation is a new travel series that takes you "on location" around the world to where your favorite movies and TV shows were filmed. Do you like movies and television? Do you like to travel? Then you are going to love Location Vacation!

  • Americans are struggling to reconcile today’s heightened political, religious, and social hostilities. Most aren’t aware that the US is nearing the climax of a half-century-long culture war, one that started with the strategic formation of the religious right and its subsequent pro-life movement...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • The  new media program Staying Put or Moving On considers the fundamental questions: Where and how are we going to live as we grow older?  Should we stay in our own homes as we age or should we move on to co-housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living or any number of other...

  • EL SISTEMA USA! is an hour long documentary about a new music education experiment in Philadelphia based on Venezuela's El Sistema program. It is produced in association with TED and The New England Conservatory by Jamie Bernstein, Elizabeth Kling, Ofra Bikel, with Anthony Drazan directing.

  • In 1989, Jim Klages - former cornet soloist of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band - was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which prompted his early retirement. After years of declining health and unsuccessful medical treatments, Jim tried Gonstead chiropractic treatment, which has...

  • Bernardo Ruiz's third documentary feature celebrates the behind the scenes players in California's Napa Valley who play a critical role in the making of some of the world's most celebrated wines yet whose stories have largely gone untold.

  • 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.

  • In 1985 a handful of young women from Oregon high schools went to the University of Oregon in Eugene to compete in track. There, the storied legacy of men's track and field dwarfed all other programs and the women's program was an inconvenient necessity as universities everywhere were coping...

  • Wear it on the Outside will provide a thorough examination into the realities of living with a condition that isn't seen or heard. By revealing the stories of five adults living with congenital Anorectal malformations or Hirschsprung's disease, the film will shed light on the trauma and stigma...

  • Shirley Price Katz (SPK) is simultaneously healing from brain injuries and dying from an aggressive uterine cancer. She joins the millions who become brain injured each year and the multitude of those who are misdiagnosed and under served. This project is informed by Shirley's words, "We must...

  • 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...

  • A downward religious trend in young adults suggest a downward trend in religious children. In this documentary, in its mid stages of production, we investigate the relationship between children and religion. Is it possible to raise ethical, moral children who do not have a basic belief in a god...

  • Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters as their guides, they set out on an emotional and gripping climb to reach the top in an attempt to...

  • The Mojave Road is a microcosm of California history. Originally a trade route for the Pi-Ute tribe who made this region their home, the region has been traversed by numerous people ranging from the Spanish to mountain Men to the pioneers looking for opportunity in the west. Among these...

  • The tiki kitsch that Hawaii is known for is far from the reality its residence face while living in a lush tropical landscape that is threatened by creeping industrialization. Hawaiians' stories mix with images of natural beauty to illustrate the real-world challenges to sustainability found in...

  • Welcome to the The Mindfulness Movement’s page on the International Documentary Association (IDA) website – the place to donate to make this film a reality. All donations are tax-deductible for US residents! Donors from other countries should check their local tax rules.

    We’re currently...

  • Our Mary Corse Artist: Light, Truth, Perception documentary film tells the story of California contemporary artist, Mary Corse, who began painting at twelve, reaching artist maturity at the age of eighteen. Mary has consistently produced important artwork for over 50 years, examining the subtle...

  • When Hilde Back sponsored a young, impoverished Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She paid roughly $15 dollars per term to keep him in primary school. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but many years later, she does. Chris Mburu has been thinking of his "angel" Hilde since...

  • 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...

  • "The Harvard 5" tells the true story of five men – architects and industrial designers, husbands, fathers, lovers. Now known famously as the "Harvard 5", who in a post WWII era of hope and reinvention descended upon the white picked-fenced New England town of New Canaan, Connecticut, caused...