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  • "Lovers", a feature-length experimental documentary, celebrates the diversity of contemporary couples in the nude. Using art and the beauty of naked bodies as its rhetoric and discourse, the film celebrates all couples, however two people define themselves, and elevates the meaning of "couple"...

  • When Don Siegelman was elected Governor of Alabama in 1998, he became the first person in the “Heart of Dixie” to have held all four of that state’s executive offices – a rare accomplishment for a liberal in a blood red Southern state. In election after election, Republicans simply couldn’t beat...

  • Unprecedented access into the riveting world of a courageous artist provocateur, who creates a mannequin family results in a raw, funny and intimate portrait of life through her lens. "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" meets "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters."

    "Imitating Life – the audacity...

  • Each year tens of thousands of people are killed, injured or forced from their homes as a result of ongoing conflicts. Global instruments and institutions of peace have occasionally delivered powerful results but, more often, the weakest suffer and the conflict lingers. Why do our governments...

  • How do children of mixed ethnicities preserve their unique identity? Must immigrants forgo their roots when assimilating into American culture? What happens to families when painful memories are left to simmer beneath the surface?

    Having failed to achieve the American dream and in...

  • Help bring Fixed into millions of homes in 2015. Support our fundraising efforts for Fixed's public TV broadcast! All donations are tax-deductible. From botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more "upgradeable" than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human?...

  • "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...

  • When a group of  nurses travel to Mexico to screen locals for diabetes in the Yucatan, they are alarmed by the prevalence of the disease.  Diabetes rates have risen dramatically, doubling every 10 years, and it is now  the leading cause of death in Mexico.

    The volunteers see the...

  • 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...

  • Lucky Express: a full length documentary that winds through India's railways and stations, in the company of destitute children who have made Indian Railways their vast network and home. Confiding their life stories, fears, hopes and dreams, these disowned and abandoned youngsters astonishingly...

  • Compelled by the inheritance of a mysterious box of letters, American aesthete Felix Pfeifle begins the journey of a lifetime to reach the source of the correspondence: the last heir of the Holy Roman Emperors, aging Otto von Habsburg. The quest takes Felix across America, over the Atlantic, 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...

  • 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...

  • Four young Damascene women are swept up in the wake of excitement following the 2011 People’s Uprising in Syria and begin to re-evaluate their relationship with their country and to define their role amidst the ensuing conflict.

    To arm oneself, to protest peacefully, to flee or to...

  • SNOW TO SAND tells the story of explorers Shawn "Pepper" Forry and Justin "Trauma" Lichter on their historic winter expedition of the Pacific Crest Trail. From the desert to the high alpine mountains of the Sierra Nevada, the film documents the expanse of the remote 2,650-mile journey from...

  • Y? Chromosome will examine hypermasculinity, homophobia, and heterosexism in the African American community and the concept of masculinity at large by combining expert interviews with first-person testimonials. It will expound the controversial themes of traditional manhood, the construct of...

  • A student film launches a homeless man on a ten-year journey to reclaim his life, his family and his past as a gifted musician.

    Homeless for twenty years in San Francisco, a charismatic panhandler named Moses meets Fran, a Spanish film student, who casts him as the central character in...

  • RICH HILL chronicles the tormented lives of impoverished kids in a dying Midwestern town, who struggle to discover self-worth and to imagine a brighter future.

  • Push Out is a documentary in development about low-income minority children with learning disabilities and their over-representation in the juvenile system.

  • 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...

  • “The Ballad of Don Lewis” is the story of a pioneering musician and electronic engineer whose genius and technological vision personified both the creative freedom and the institutional fears that defined the music industry during the 1970s & 80s.

    An African American born in the...

  • Blood & Honey presents a radically different view of what it means to live with diabetes. This feature-length documentary will enable audiences to see the chronically ill in a way they never could have imagined: as a valuable resource. The film makes the point that the issues associated with...

  • 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...

  • The Russian River courses through Northern California's famed wine country - one of the most visited - and arguably, one of the most beautiful - places in the world. But do we truly understand the Russian River's importance?THE RUSSIAN RIVER: ALL RIVERS explores the conflicts and challenges to...

  • 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...

  • "A Golden Journey - Never Give Up Hope" is a documentary film about the extraordinary life of a man, Sichan Siv, who escaped from the Killing Fields under the Khmer Rouge, found his way to the Unites States as a Cambodian refugee, and made history by being the first Asian American to become a...

  • “Everything is connected,” as he says – John Kaizan Neptune’s passion for surfing brought him to Hawaii where he discovered a musical instrument that took his life in a direction he never anticipated. Now an ancient art in modern Japan, the “shakuhachi” is a traditional Japanese bamboo flute...

  • This film will revisit a powerfully formative event in my life:  being bullied daily in one class during my sophomore year of high school.  With compassionate curiosity, it will explore the long-term impact and effect of that bullying on me and all those involved.

  • The legacy of Newman-Haas Racing goes beyond the accolades within Champ and Indy Car thanks to a Hollywood star, a racing fanatic, and a coalition of incredible champions with incredible character. While Carl and Bernadette Haas never had kids, they sure did raise one hell of a family.

    ...

  • 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...

  • The fragile culture of the Yapese is at a crossroads of change, as a major tourism development threatens to take over the island. My Island & Me is a documentary that asks the question, "Can an ancient culture be protected amidst the demands of modern society?"

    A recent development...

  • We said No! No! is the true story of civil disobedience set against the backdrop of the Tule Lake Segregation Camp from 1943-1946. It follows a group of dissidents deemed disloyal as they fight for their freedom, their dignity and their families in an America that had forsaken them.

  • The Paper Trail: Into the Hornet's Nest chronicles modern American homesteader Lydia Doleman as she helps mobilize her community to block a massive timber sale in an attempt to defend the Little Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon.  Motivated by a government agency eager to log, Lydia and others...

  • 'The Samurai of Gold Hill' is the little known story of the Aizu-Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony, the first Japanese immigrant settlement in the United States. It is a fascinating and compelling story that follows a colony of 22 samurai, farmers and carpenters, and their families, who escape the...

  • 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' –...

  • Still Judy tells the life story of juggler Judy Finelli who played a significant role in the American New Circus Movement, and narrates the artistic relevance of San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus, stripping away the spectacle excesses. Judy finds inspiration in Russia that leads to the...