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  • 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...

  • A journey through beauty. From the Ancient Greece to modern times, touching the art, fashion, religion and science to unveil the true meaning of beauty as a mean for healing.

  • 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...

  • Our Mission
    The mission of The Give Black Foundation is to leverage technology and new media toward facilitating, invigorating, and telling the story of black philanthropy.  

    Black Philanthropy in Crisis
    With the end of segregation in 1964 came...

  • A complex global problem; a simple global solution.
    Five hundred million people around the world depend on the peanut as their primary source of protein. Hand-shelling nets a villager in Mali, West Africa ten pounds of nuts per day, producing little more than arthritis. A simple...

  • Israel has an amazing cutting edge food scene. This is the first film to bring the richness and variety of Israeli cuisine to Americans.Chef Michael Solomonov is a young, inspiring Israeli born American who will be our guide. Solo, as he's known, travels all over Israel, eating and talking about...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Known worldwide, the small coastal city of Santa Monica has been a leader in physical fitness (Muscle Beach) and a backdrop for 100s of films from the turn of the century to the present. A-list stars from Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks to Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland frolicked at the...

  • "Threads of Time" is a artistic, intimate portrait of world-renowned, fashion photographer Neal Barr, who has systematically worked for a lifetime on a project he never thought he would finish. Now, he prepares to reveal his masterpiece,  a 900 page book project, gifting the world with an...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In 1974, a bright-eyed young woman entered university to study electrical engineering, and was soon introduced to a mnemonic for teaching the order of colored wires in a resistor (black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, grey):

    “Bad Boys Raped Our Young Girls But Violet...

  • Tucked away in the Thai jungle lies a small democratic school called Children’s Village. Children's village teaches freedom of speech and human rights to some of Thailand’s most underprivileged children. 6 WEEKS TO MOTHER’S DAY documents the everyday lives of the students as they prepare a...

  • 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;...

  • Aberdeen, Scotland. 1959. On the city’s poor west side, Elsie and Dennis Edwards bring their newborn middle son Graham home to a tiny, rundown apartment in the Kinkorth housing project. 52 Caisdykes Drive would be the music of Graham’s childhood – filled with the screams of his parents’ drug and...

  • In Watts, it takes an urban village to raise a school. Set against the backdrop of a politically and socially divided nation, A SCHOOL GROWS IN WATTS reflects on the dense, often tragic history of South Los Angeles and the systemic barriers facing children in inner cities like it. Weaving...

  • The situation in Egypt three years after the revolution reveals itself in the surreal world of Sharm El Sheikh, where young people seek work in the tourist industry putting their lives, dreams and hopes at stakes for western life-style with an unusual level of resourcefulness and dedication.

  • "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...

  • The School In The Cloud tells the story of TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra through the eyes of children in a remote Indian village whose lives are being transformed by his ideas.   It is framed by the development of Mitra's latest and most ambitious project, the 'School in the Cloud' –...

  • 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...

  • Described as arduous and painful but utterly addictive, endurance riding is the fastest-growing equine sport in America. At its most grueling, horse and rider may travel up to 100 miles in a single day. For the 2011 XP, we follow a select group of horses and riders as they prepare for the...

  • "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...

  • Yoga and meditation are mainstream practices; Sanskrit words like mantra, guru and karma are part of everyday speech, and certain Indian precepts are so commonly held that Newsweek titled a 2009 article “We Are All Hindus Now.” Recently, the Smithsonian Institution mounted an exhibit titled Yoga...

  • 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...

  • The Boys of the Lough, the first Celtic folk band to travel the U.S., heads out on their 68th cross-country tour of America. Struggling with aging band members, appeasing excitement-seeking younger band members, tight budgets, and a fading fan base, the Boys must find a way to keep on touring...

  • 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...

  • To improve American public schools, we must clearly define the issues impacting the quality of education. Yet, oftentimes teachers, the people who have the most intimate knowledge of the issues, are excluded from the conversation. This exclusion is causing us to ignore issues that would help...

  • Never do the past and the present stand in greater contrast than on the fields of the Serengeti. While many visitors feel like a trip to Tanzania and Kenya is a window into the past, two families are acutely aware of all that has changed on this iconic landscape, including the toll that humans...

  • In the remote Andean highlands, Victoriano Arisapana cares for the woven footbridge that has stretched over the gorge for hundreds of years. The secrets of this bridge, the only one left from the ancient Incan empire, have been passed down by the men of Victoriano's family for 300 years. He is...

  • A group of mariners' lives are changed when they find adventure, danger, and belonging on the high seas as they pursue their ultimate dream: navigating the western coast of the United States on an 18th century pirate ship replica.Today there is still an adventure-shaped-hole in the hearts of our...

  • This film will revisit a powerfully formative event in my life:  being bullied daily in a racially-charged high school classroom nearly 4 decades ago.

     With compassionate curiosity, the completed film will use my trauma as a starting point from which to explore the social ramifications...

  • "It is not possible to discuss the future of national and international security without addressing climate change... Food shortages, droughts, floods—all directly tied to climate change will be catalysts for conflict."- U.S. Air Force Gen. Donald Hoffman (ret)A profoundly altered planet; food...

  • Hope Fiends conveys the story of an underground sober house in one of the top college party towns in America. This film, takes a step into this unique house as they, for the first time, expose the truth behind this falsely apparent frat house.You will see firsthand that this house is not a...