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  • 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...

  • Angels In the Sky is the surprising and fascinating story of how a motley group of foreign volunteers from many countries (e.g., Canada, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States) helped form the legendary Israeli Air Force - their struggles and setbacks, their victories and triumphs - and how...

  • 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 story of Carleen Hutchins is more than a story of a woman who redesigned the violin. It is the story of a woman, singular of passion and purpose, who defied the social norms of her time, a female inventor who broke boundaries and challenged the status quo. The new documentary "Second Fiddle...

  • China's unprecedented growth has placed it on the verge of overtaking the United States as the world's preeminent power. But what type of power will China become? In today's interconnected and globalized world, the answer effects each and every one of us. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, China's...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • This is a documentary about the downtrodden, the outcasts, the throw-aways, those discarded people who live in our prisons and on our streets. It is also about our neighbors, our friends, and even ourselves. One in four American families are living with serious mental illness today, and there is...

  • Bandage up an open wound.
    Eat nutritious foods and exercise.
    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.

    ...

  • 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...

  • Crazy Wisdom is the long-awaited feature documentary to explore the life, teachings, and "crazy wisdom" of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, a pivotal figure in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Called a genius, rascal, and social visionary; 'one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th...

  • Kit Bricca is a dreamer. A stalwart of the Bay Area protest movements of the 1960s and 70s with a deep passion for justice and the environment, he found the transition from revolutionary to breadwinner a challenging one. As his son Jacob grew, he saw his father's friends build their careers...

  • 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...

  • More than thirty years after the end of the brutal reign of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, Nuon Phaly continues to battle the legacy of their repressive regime. From the squalor of Phnom Penh garbage dumps to the poverty of the provinces, Phaly's mission is to help children and to provide them with...

  • Analog Cowboys is a feature documentary that tells the story of the creation of the contemporary art scene in Southern California. The film will examine the personal history of these artists, tracing their creative influences and the adventures they had making a life in art. With new interviews...

  • Looking Up, Way Up! The Burt Rutan Story is a feature-length documentary spanning Burt Rutan’s life, career and legendary contributions to the field of aviation and beyond.Few industrial designers have been as prolific or audacious as Rutan.  His 45-year body of work reads like science fiction...

  • Charles Strouse has created some of the most celebrated songs in American history, but at age 83, he is still fighting for validation, and trying to understand the complicated world that lives deep beneath his happy music. DECOMPOSING CHARLES STROUSE is the first and only documentary on the...

  • In 1975, Lee Brady and David Sanderson invented the first edible underwear in the history of the world. They called it “Candypants.”

    Their legendary creation was a smashing success.

    But their tale is about more than just the magical product that captivated the country—it’s the...

  • Searching for Kikhia is the true story of a family’s fight against political pressures while searching for their disappeared husband and father Mansur Rashid Kikhia. The former Libyan Foreign Minister and peaceful opposition leader to Qaddafi’s regime is considered a hero in his Libyan and...

  • An aging mother, despite continuous denial, battles the State of Montana to free her son from prison while discovering their story has inspired historic change.All We've Lost is a documentary film following the contemporary events within the case and imprisonment of Barry Beach...

  • "Spettacolo" is the tale of a small farming town that confronts its community issues by turning them into a play. Filmed in Italy, the documentary weaves verite footage of the town's unique process with 46 years of footage and photographs from its past. Like a novel, each chapter acts as a...

  • Collectively, their roster of hit songs is unmatched in the recording industry, numbering into the hundreds and spanning decades. They've been -- pun fully intended -- significantly instrumental in building the rise to stardom for a varied list of popular artists from The Beach Boys to Frank and...

  • Throughout the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood's most sought-after star. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. He is America's Boy Next Door. Nothing, it...

  • Prison Terminal is a feature length documentary following the final months in the life of a prisoner, from his initial terminal diagnosis to his eventual death in an Iowa prison-based hospice program. Prison Terminal tells the personal stories of the people who make the prison hospice function;...

  • SINS OF COMMISSION slips behind the veil of secrecy into the invisible world of the California Coastal Commission to reveal how their radical ideology risks people's lives, fuels California's wildfires and why no one can do anything to stop it.

  • 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,...

  • 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.

  • JUSTICE ROARS is a feature documentary which engages at-risk youth who are vulnerable to prisons and jails.We meet kids navigating the juvenile justice system, kids already in adult prisons, and men who went to prison as juveniles, and coming home after serving 11, 16, 18 years in prison...some...

  • PRIDE OF LIONS shines a new light on Sierra Leone in hopes that the rest of the world will see the horror imposed on these peaceful people during the 11-year civil war that ended only six years ago. The film offers a rare glimpse into the lives of those who experienced the atrocities of war,...

  • Sisyphus Rides follows adventurer Vince Vetro across Nicaragua on a cycling expedition designed to grow his micro finance NGO, The Lending Journey. What follows, however, is the slow unravelling of his organization, and a soulful examination of what constitutes real success in third world...

  • "Growing Together Again" tells the story of German and European unity more than a quarter of a century after the opening of the Wall.  It begins in Berlin where the memory of East-West division runs deep and the drive to achieve a common European destiny remains a top priority.  Since 2015...

  • 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...

  • The art of the Qajar Era in Iran, from 1785 to 1925, includes some of the most remarkable paintings of any culture, yet remains little known outside Iran. “Miras - The Legacy of 19th Century Persian Painting” brings the wealth and importance of this extraordinary period in art history. Blending...

  • In September 2009, Wayne Schoenfeld, film maker and photographer, and Nadia Duguay, producer and organizer, left for Cape Town (South Africa) to shoot a film about the care for the sick and dying children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and diseases linked to poverty.This story could have been overwhelmed...

  • Ghost Bike is a 60-minute documentary film (currently in production) about the creation of Ghost Bikes as roadside memorials. The film also serves as a testimony to the lives that are constantly affected by the conflict between cars and cyclists to safely share the road. We followed members of...