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  • UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) is an international documentary film festival held in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and at Stanford University each year around the UN Day (October 24). Founded in 1998 to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of...

  • A CLASSY BROAD is the story of an eighty-seven year old woman, MARCIA NASATIR, who transcends generations, a woman with an insatiable curiosity, a woman who worked hard and still does, a woman who always loved a good story since she learned to read at the precocious age of three. Marcia..."If...

  • The teenage girls of Warrenville Prison are not your average juvies. They're the poorest, most damaged, and some would say the most likely kids to remain in the prison system their whole lives. What happens when they're given a shot at redemption� via a musical? We follow four girls as this...

  • In May 2003, Fox Company of Marine Reserve Unit 2/23, returned home from active combat in Iraq. Reserved To Fight follows four Marines of Fox Company for three years as they struggle through social and psychological reintegration. Living among loved ones who don't yet understand them, contending...

  • 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...

  • MODEL CITY engages personalities, architecture, and politics in tracing the social and physical contours of Irvine, California. In 1959, with near-utopian visions of cultivating a new town from their vast orange groves and bean fields, the Irvine Company began developing the most successful...

  • The purpose of "Sweet Adversity" is to bring to the focus the story of one person who used the adversity they encountered and turned it, not to their advantage but as a tool of service to others. At age 17, aspiring model and actress Marsha Hunt was "discovered" on a trip to Hollywood. Four...

  • Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles, is a groundbreaking 4-part series that tackles a long-overdue and sometimes painful examination of the early history of Los Angeles' Anglo American, Mexican American and other ethnic interactions, and illuminates how these many layered and often...

  • 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...

  • About one American in seven has some degree of dyslexia. It's a condition that makes it hard to learn to read the same way other people do. With some special techniques, taught or self-invented, most dyslexics can learn to function normally. And a lot of dyslexics are brilliant, talented, and...

  • "We're All Angels" is the story of rising stars Jason and deMarco, two talented
    singers - both Christian and gay - and lovers. The pair sing about their love for Jesus and perform all over the country, from churches and schools to dance clubs and pride events. With their new album
    ...

  • "Why A Volunteer?" is a feature-length documentary that examines the question of why ordinary people choose to do extraordinary work for the benefit of others around the world. This documentary tells the stories of three volunteers in Afghanistan, Ecuador, and India. Why are they there? What...

  • Can the man once called "the nation's number one domestic terror threat" reform his life to become a good father? In 1996, Jake Ferguson started the Earth Liberation Front, the underground eco-sabotage group that committed a wave of high-profile eco-arsons across the West through 2001. Raised...

  • In 2005, major television network ABC decided to simultaneously broadcast its primetime programming in Spanish using the Secondary Audio Program. While the decision to offer television in Spanish acknowledged the presence of a growing Latino audience and market, it didn't go further to determine...

  • Every weekend, at rodeos from Illinois to California, teams of young, Mexican American women, Escaramuzas Charras, climb onto their sidesaddles in elegant charra skirts or ruffled adelita dresses and weave their galloping horses around each other in dangerous, high speed ballets, like the...

  • Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech: some of NYC's top ranked public high schools. Each year, thousands of eighth and ninth graders compete to secure coveted spots at these elite schools by taking the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, the SHSAT. While African American and Latino...

  • Rev. Frank Schaefer was a United Methodist minister in a small Pennsylvania town, until he was put on trial in the Church for officiating the same-sex wedding of his eldest son. Schaefer was given a choice - vow to never again preside over a same-sex wedding, or lose his credentials as a...

  • This film follows former Russian soldiers who became spiritual as a result of fighting in many wars. Father Nicolas, a retired colonel from the Special Forces in Chechnya and Afghanistan, is now a Russian Orthodox Priest. Sergei "The Muslim" is a former mercenary who fought "everybody but the...

  • Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present is an unusual, non-fiction film examining the pioneering life and works of artist, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad, who has finally begun to receive worldwide attention for his work that continues to expand the boundaries of reason.

  • "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...

  • Until now, Alan Ladd Jr. has remained virtually invisible—ironic, as he is the man with the Midas touch, perpetually finding and transforming untapped talent into household names. LADDIE will change all that, finally shining a spotlight on this invisible man, familiarizing the world with the...

  • Adolescence in the time of post-revolution Egypt that’s shifting around an angry teenager who’s’ turning from an infant into a young woman during an extraordinary context of upheaval and violence.

    A coming of age story filming Amal over more than 4 years from the age of 14 -19, this...

  • American Love Story: A Community in Search of Freedom is a hybrid documentary-narrative that has been shot over the course of six years. By following Jessica, a survivor of domestic sex trafficking, American Love Story explores how modern slavery is perpetuated in the United States within our...

  • Every exoneration story has a lesson.

    With 2,220,300 of our citizens incarcerated, the United States has the largest prison population in the world. Experts believe five percent of those prisoners- over 110,000 - are innocent.

    Since its creation, nine innocent men have been...

  • This one-hour documentary will tell the story of how the son of a mill worker from the industrial north of England come to design the modern Los Angeles cityscape. John Parkinson is the architect who created many of the city's most iconic structures, including LA City Hall, The Coliseum - the...

  • In 2001, President George W. Bush issued a ban on federal funding for newly created human embryonic stem cell research. In 2004 California passed Prop 71, and created The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to fund, facilitate, and provide oversight for stem cell research in...

  • The story of Minor Keith and the construction of the Costa Rica Atlantic Railway. A seemingly simple infrastructure project in the 19th century became an epic adventure, taking nearly 20 years, resulting in the deaths of over 4000 men, and giving birth to the largest agricultural enterprise in...

  • A brave new world awaits...True stories from those finding happiness, connection and meaning in the brave new world of aging.

    As millions of people flourish into their 80s, 90s and beyond, the frontiers of aging are rapidly expanding. Cutting edge research, technology and practice, along...

  • Lost In The Festival the is untold backstage story of Glastonbury Festival in the UK.  In the 1990s, legendary festival founder, Michael Eavis admitted, his event did not have the sell-out success it enjoys today. This music documentary that tells how some risqué new age travellers created Lost...

  • From famous allies to archenemies, the story of modern relations between the United States and Iran is a fascinating journey between two epic characters. This epic, however, has become a caricature-like war between cowboys and mullahs, which has left behind a lost humanity in over 30 years of...

  • 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...

  • ALIEN: The story of America’s high-skilled, legal immigrants is a character driven documentary about high-skilled, legal immigrants in the US, who are living on a merry-go-round of various visas to stay in the country. These immigrants who are simply striving for the American dream are forced to...

  • 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...

  • Billy Dean Anderson was a prolific outsider artist and criminal who escaped prison multiple times. He was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List and fled to live in a Tennessee cave for almost five years. The cave became his home and spiritual refuge, while his paintings were a means of...

  • The Debra Hill Documentary explores the life and career of the legendary film producer. Hill began her career in the 1970s, and after the extraordinary success of her first production, HALLOWEEN (co-written with director John Carpenter), she became a key player in a wave of trailblazing women...