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  • Thank you for visiting the donation home page for the Raymond Lewis Documentary Project. If you have come this far, you must have a special appreciation for the subject matter and the story we are trying to tell and we are thankful for your consideration in helping support the film.If you...

  • To the world, they evoke images of terror. To their countrymen, they are transformational athletes. To their families, they are a lifeline. The unforgettable story of two Somali National Football Team friends chasing their dreams in the face of impossible odds.

  • A Sexplanation is a documentary stripping away shame from sex education. From church pews to biology labs, join director (and hedonist) Alex Liu as he tries to uncover the naked truth about sex.

    But more than providing any specific answers, the film is about giving people better...

  • When Texas cut $5.4 billion from public schools, it affected 5 million students and made Texas 49th in the country in per pupil spending. Texans protested, districts sued the state, battle lines were drawn, and students and teachers went to school. THE TEXAS PROMISE, by Academy Award winning...

  • West Baltimore, 1972: a father of thirteen is shot point blank on his way to a community meeting. Three boys are arrested, but acquitted. The victim's family flees to California for 40 years, until a crisis forces them back to Baltimore on a desperate and redemptive search for the boys - now...

  • Transgender issues are in the spotlight like never before. A former Olympian comes out on national TV; Laverne Cox is featured on the cover of Time magazine; a primetime show about a transgender parent becomes a major hit and wins a sweep of Emmy awards. There’s much to celebrate about this hard...

  • 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...

  • “Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory.” -Molly Ivins

    RAISE HELL is about a Texas maverick named MOLLY IVINS. Often compared to Mark Twain, she was one of the most courageous journalists of modern times... and...

  • "He was a little man who made coffee and played the harmonica - and that was enough!" Bill Sackter's life didn't start out extraordinary. As a child, he was abandoned by his family and spent 44 years locked in an institution. When he emerged, he could have easily been forgotten by society had it...

  • The Irritable Heart - The Story of Sergeant Twiggs is a documentary film chronicling the life of Marine Staff Sergeant Travis Twiggs, a decorated Iraq war veteran. Sergeant Twiggs developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD") in 2005 during his third tour in Iraq. This film will explore...

  • "For Such a Time as This" poses and seeks to answer several provocative questions: Is reconciliation between Evangelical Christians and the Gay community possible? Can common ground be found in the intense culture wars that have consumed our nation? Central to evangelical efforts to reach out to...

  • “Outstanding!  Very entertaining… perfect for PBS” / Bob Swerer / “Alone in the Wilderness”

    Could you spend 394 days traveling from Canada to Mexico in a 21-square foot, solar powered, one mule wagon? Hi. I’m film maker Bernie Harberts. I took that voyage across America and now it’s the 4...

  • Growing up in Queens in the 70s, Corey Pegues played cops and robbers like all the other kids on the block but he never expected to become both.

  • 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...

  • EAT, DRINK, LAUGH tells the story of legendary comedy club Comic Strip Live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a place rich with history -- and laughs -- that has put its own indelible imprint on comedy for a generation. It has defined the industry. It is the comedy club for comedians and has...

  • 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...

  • Set in the East African country of Uganda, CHILDREN OF WAR
    chronicles the daily struggle towards rehabilitation and
    reconciliation by a group of recently escaped child soldiers of the
    Lord's Resistance Army, one of the world's longest running and most
    brutal guerilla...

  • On January 22, 1959 the river broke into the mines...

    At the direction of the Knox Coal Company miners illegally dug too close to the underbelly of the Susquehanna River causing a cave-in that flooded the mines with over 10 billion gallons of water trapping 81 miners underground. On the...

  • For nearly seventy years, Weeki Wachee Springs has been home to America's first and only fully-choreographed mermaid show. Competing with Orlando's mega-parks, it remains as one of the last of Florida's historical roadside attractions thanks to the mermaids who work tirelessly to protect the...

  • Deaf people can do anything but hear. But an all deaf rock and roll band? A deaf comic famous around the world but unknown to hearing people? A modern day Buster Keaton who is homeless yet teaches at Juilliard? This documentary celebrates four extraordinary deaf entertainers - a comic, an...

  • 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...

  • "Plant This Movie" is an exploration of the current state of urban farming on five continents and around the USA, intented to provide a great perspective for those who are already practicing or interested in urban agriculture and to inspire more people to become urban farmers in the future. The...

  • Over five million Americans have some form of bipolar disorder...and all of us are touched by it. OF TWO MINDS explores what it really feels like to be bipolar - from the raging highs of grandiosity and sensuality to the depths of despair and depression. Far from a clinical study of mental...

  • 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...

  • This is the story of Partners In Health, a remarkable public health charity organization operating in thirteen of the poorest countries around the world and the controversial man who founded it, Dr. Paul Farmer. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues are larger-than-life heroes to millions, fighting to...

  • Los Angeles has been given the title of "Homeless Capital of the United States" for many years. Although,the number of homeless on the streets are staggering,we must not forget that there are those who can and do overcome homelessness.

    In 2004, Stephon Litwinczuk took to the streets of...

  • "The Liegnitz Plot" investigates a story dating back to the Holocaust: that a mysterious Nazi stole priceless stamp collections from concentration camp victims and then buried the stolen stamps somewhere in Poland. The filmmakers set out to confirm the story, recover the stamps, and return them...

  • “In the summer of 2016, I set out to document my ex-sister-in-law’s historic run to become the first woman president. Well, that didn’t happen. My project derailed. It was devastating and I felt lost. Ironically, I was to discover that the female hero I was seeking was closer than even I had...

  • Set in a small, blue-collar Vermont city pulling itself out of the opioid epidemic, The Gut (working title) begins with Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras as he fights...

  • "You must see Sable Island - it is a non-verbal place. It is in the eye that you must know it" --Roberto Dutesco, photographerThe Story of Sable Island chronicles a year on a tiny crescent of sand, 180 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia. The island is 25 miles long and a mile wide with dunes...

  • This film studies the forces in play that created the bloodiest year for Sikhs since India gained its independence.  Bookending the film will be a re-visiting of the massacre of Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  Per a 2013 Stanford study, 70% of Americans do not know what a Sikh is.The bulk of the...

  • Jiàoliàn [Coach] is a feature length documentary about 27 year-old Norman de Silva who overnight was given the head coaching job of the Chinese Basketball Association’s (CBA) Foshan Long Lions. Every year the US outsources more and more low end manufacturing jobs to China,  but an area where...

  • Every year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife department puts on the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government. Wildlife artists from around the country submit their best paintings of ducks in the hope that the artwork will grace the following year's Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and...

  • Each year, between 20-35,000 young adults reach the end of their allotted time in the foster care system and are thrust out into the world to make it on their own. These young people are forced to navigate all of the responsibilities of adulthood, many without having sufficient preparation nor...

  • The orangutan is on the verge of extinction due to poaching and habitat loss. Now deep in the heart of Borneo orangutans and Dayaks, the local aboriginal people, have come together in a unique program. Dayak women have become surrogate mothers to hundreds of orphaned orangutans. How will these...