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  • 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;...

  • THIS PLACE MATTERS is limited series of six one-hour films, each from a different award-winning director, about place in America; how it defines us, how it creates meaning in our hearts and how it tells our story as a country.

  • Over the past year, we've witnessed an ever growing tide of anti-Semitism and holocaust denial in the Muslim world: Iran's outgoing president Ahmadinejad citing Holocaust denial as his "greatest accomplishment", an Islamic rally in Pakistan, with marchers carrying signs that read "God Bless...

  • Iraq Paper Scissors follows a unique transformation from uniform to pulp, from battlefield to workshop, and from warrior to artist. Filmmaker Sara Nesson follows several Iraq Veterans on an unusual and creative journey as they confront their emotional wounds, and redefine themselves as artists...

  • Five 'rock stars' of the bagpiping world get their kicks on Route 66 in a 3-week musical tour down the Mother Road.Scottish pipers Willie McCallum, Stuart Liddell and Angus MacColl and drummer Jim Kilpatrick join forces with American percussionist Mike Cole in Chicago for the 2,400-mile journey...

  • The feature length documentary Consumption tells the story of several victims whose lives have been drastically disabled by their overconsumption of refined sugar and chemical sweeteners. The film examines the brutal impact of sugar today in America, the pressure it is putting on the health care...

  • This is a documentary about the 2009 sudden and questionable closing of a community, Mount Bachelor Academy in Oregon, where thousands of students and families in crisis for the last 21 years found help. Accusations of neglect and abuse were brought against the school and the staff. An...

  • A feature-length documentary on the life and work of HOWARD ASHMAN, the critically acclaimed and award winning writer, lyricist, and producer. Ashman wrote LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, SMILE, and the lyrics for Disney's LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and parts of ALADDIN before dying of...

  • Can telling your story save your life?HOW I GOT OVER follows 15 formerly homeless women as they craft an original play, based on their harrowing true-life stories, to be performed one-night-only at The Kennedy Center.The women of N Street Village - a community for addiction recovery - have never...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • By custom, thousands of artisans in Mexico still use lead based glazes in their pottery without knowing the damage that this toxic element causes to their health.Herlinda, an indigenous Purepecha potter, is one of the few artisans in her community who uses alternative lead-free glazes. Having...

  • After blazing through Chicago in a mere two days, The Great Chicago Fire destroyed a four-mile radius, gobbling up 2,000 acres, 73 miles of roads, 120 miles of sidewalk, 2,000 lampposts, and 17,500 buildings. The fire also rendered 90,000 people homeless out of a population of 300,000 and left...

  • If a picture is truly worth a thousand words, then George Kalinsky would be the Shakespeare of the shutter. For over a half century Kalinksy has been capturing extraordinary moments in time as the official photographer for Madison Square Garden. His classic photos have been seen by anyone who...

  • In the fall of 2011, 24 year-old Sam Fox will embark on one of the greatest physical challenges imaginable: attempting to break the speed record on the 2650-mile long Pacific Crest Trail. To do it he will need to finish in 60 days, running 44 miles each day, pushing his body to the brink of...

  • 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...

  • A former airline captain, turned filmmaker, uncovers the unsettling truth about the air we breathe on airplanes.

    As an airline captain, Tristan Loraine discovered something worrying about where the air we breathe on commercial aircraft was originating. He found that the air was being...

  • Diamond, Silver & Gold is a new documentary that will explore the ways in which value is manufactured, manipulated and controlled. First, the film investigates Nobel Laureate Dr. Jack Szostak’s experiments to recreate the earth's earliest life forms. When he replicates genesis for the...

  • In 1971, Chuck Holmes moved to San Francisco to sell real estate: the sexual revolution was in full swing and the city was known as the 'Smut Capital of the United States.' In a year, his real estate job was replaced by a few hardcore 'loops' and a mailing list; in ten years, the mailing list...

  • "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
    ...

  • This is the story of Colombia’s highest profile political assassination and the innocent man who took the fall. As the murderous truth continues to unfold 27 years later, how many of Colombia’s most powerful figures will be implicated in the conspiracy?

    Alberto Jubiz Hazbúm was a...

  • This documentary uncovers the dramatic story of a courageous religious leader whose passion for justice compelled him to speak out against bigotry over the course of five decades. As a young rabbi in Berlin in the 1930's, Prinz preached openly against the Nazi Regime and saved many lives by...

  • Armed with a limitless Rolodex and a Benedict Canyon enclave with its own disco, Allan Carr threw the Hollywood parties that defined the 1970s. A producer, manager, and marketing genius, Carr built his bombastic reputation amid a series of successes including the mega-hit musical film "Grease,"...

  • The Row is a feature-length documentary about the most poverty-stricken and seemingly hopeless fifty square blocks in America: Skid Row, downtown Los Angeles. Through the astounding life stories of a handful of residents, notably Leroy - an African-American artist and veteran struggling to get...

  • 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...

  • This is the story of the Scottish Highlanders and their clan chiefs torn apart by a rapidly changing world--feeling their trust betrayed, many Highlanders faced famine and poverty, or emigration to the New World--while some of their overlords squeezed revenue by any means necessary from these...

  • The elders of Hawaii's last native fishing village struggle to pass on their ancestral knowledge of the ocean. "Take care of the sea, and it will take care of you," is a creed they practiced for generations. But in a community of dwindling resources and few opportunities, do the old ways mean...

  • We wish to produce a sixty-minute television documentary on the life and times of Dr. Frances Kelsey, who exemplifies the advances of women in the global scientific community. Dr. Kelsey, a Canadian, became known as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientist who, despite inordinate...

  • 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...

  • Back to the Shadows: A CIA officer's Story is the story of Richard (Dick) Holm, one of the CIA's most well-respected and highly-decorated officers. Dick Holm built a career on knowing his country's enemies. He didn't simply know who they were; he grew to know them intimately. He dined with them...

  • Jr. Bull spends a year in the lives of America's top youth bull riders as they train for and compete in the World Finals in Forth Worth, Texas. In an extreme sport where helmets are optional and cowboy hats are preferred, these children develop a unique relationship to pain at a young age....

  • Threads is an intimate portrait of an 84-year old Muslim artist in Bangladesh who transforms a unique quiltwork tradition to create possibilities for a better life for her family and for hundreds of destitute mothers. Over three decades, as the intricate story-telling art they...

  • Adventure 360 is an online episodic journey and travel guide into the vast and varied landscape of sustainability. Each episode explores the burgeoning frontier of ecology-focused travel, business, science and culture. Using state-of-the-art camera technology and an in-depth highly interactive...

  • From EMMY AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER, Michael King comes the story that will document the lives of four American service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffering from PTS/TBI (invisible wounds) receiving life changing treatment at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), an...