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  • Analog Cowboys is a feature documentary that tells the story of the creation of the contemporary art scene in Southern California. The film will examine the personal history of these artists, tracing their creative influences and the adventures they had making a life in art. With new interviews...

  • 100 Years will celebrate the enduring spirits and life histories of the country's oldest African Americans. They have lived through momentous times: two World Wars; the sinking of the Titanic; the Great Depression; the Jazz Age; the birth of the Civil Rights Movement, the life and death of Dr....

  • 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...

  • In 1945, the world crossed the threshold into the Atomic Age, and so began our relationship with one of the most complex and controversial technologies in history. Nearly everyone has a strong opinion about nuclear power but far fewer know its history and the complex social and political forces...

  • Metro Teleproductions Inc. is close to final edit on a full-length documentary that tells the far-reaching tale of The Bayou, a legendary Washington, D.C., musical hall. From 1953 to 1998, The Bayou thrived as a musical landmark that transcended genres and eras in the shadows of the gritty...

  • The story of fastpitch softball pitching legend Dave Blackburn, the only American Player in the Israel Softball Hall of Fame. Dave is the only Maccabi USA athlete (any sport) to participate in 7 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. As a passenger in a near fatal head-on automobile accident in August...

  • A former Nashville cop makes it his mission to challenge the male perspective on domestic violence. On the Sidelines explores mens complex relationship to domestic violence, shifting society's perception  from it being a "female issue" to a "male issue".

  • Voices From Cuba explores the turbulent waves of migration from Fidel Castro's Cuba to the United States through the eyes of the people who lived it. Incredible personal stories interweave a tapestry spanning forty-five years – from roots of Castro's revolution, through the Cold War, and into...

  • Following the struggle of fierce public service reformer Molly McGrath Tierney, our film takes a critical look at outdated systems and innovative approaches in the institutions charged with protecting our nation's most vulnerable group - its children.

  • In 1995, a judge reversed custody of a child from her mother to her father. Why? Mary Ward was a good mother, and John Ward had little to do with his daughter since they separated. Plus he was a convicted murderer who shot his first wife 12 times twenty years earlier. The reason: Mary Ward was a...

  • Under his production company Andalusian Dogs, Grey is currently shooting GET LOUD! STAY LOUD! (demanded by audiences) the follow-up to UNDER THE EIGHTBALL which chronicles the next steps in his journey to exact change in the medical, political and social landscape and the laws regulating the...

  • China's unprecedented growth has placed it on the verge of overtaking the United States as the world's preeminent power. But what type of power will China become? In today's interconnected and globalized world, the answer effects each and every one of us. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, China's...

  • We are entering a new era in research. The synergy of technological advancement and scientific discovery enables a new approach to solving the universe's greatest mysteries. Through the world of particle physics, we see the great machines and the global collaborations working together in a...

  • The World Trade Center "Miracle Cross" was discovered amidst the rubble of the 9/11 attack. It became a symbol of "faith, hope, and healing" for many.But when the National September 11 Museum announced its intention to include this cross in the permanent exhibit, the group American Atheists...

  • "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...

  • Are people better off eating organic foods? Are organic farms better for the environment? Today, more than half of all Americans eat some type of organic food. Yet most people don't have a clue what organic means. It originated with a movement towards sustainable pastoral farming by replenishing...

  • “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...

  • After many rumors of an MLS team arriving in Philadelphia never materializing, a small group of soccer fans took matters into their own hands and started a supporters group called the Sons of Ben to help bring a team to their hometown. They were a group without a team to root for and had a...

  • Breaking Bones, Breaking Barriers explores the history of stunts in the movies, from the early days, through the Civil Rights era and the fight for inclusion of minority and women stunt performers, up to the present day, only to discover that the stunt industry is still marred by race and gender...

  • 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...

  • Calling All Earthlings! tells the story of seminal desert UFO contactee George Van Tassel, his iconic Integratron dome, and of the communities nearby. In the process, the documentary reveals how Cold War science and psyche inspired beliefs about life beyond this planet that remain wildly popular...

  • A custodian. A housewife. A pediatrician. A grandmother. Seemingly ordinary individuals. Yet these individuals have a story to tell. It is the story of suffering and death. It is the story of refugees. It is the story of terrified villagers running for cover. Yet, at the same time, it is...

  • OUT LOUD chronicles the ups and downs of the first season of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles -- the largest group of transgender and gender non-conforming people anywhere in the world who come together regularly to sing.  These extraordinary choristers don’t just make music.  They’re also making...

  • 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...

  • Over thirty years ago, the most beautiful & historically rich valley in the northeast was threatened by submersion to make way for a federal dam project. The Delaware Valley impassioned a community with small town manners to stand up and fight back to save their homes, valley, & the last...

  • DEFINING BEAUTY focuses on the extraordinary lives of five women and their journey toward the 2010 Ms.Wheelchair America pageant. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms.Wheelchair America is a competition based on advocacy, achievement, and communication, that selects the most accomplished and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Seventy years after the nightmare of the holocaust ended, anti-Semitism is back and kicking in Europe. For the holocaust survivors it is a reminder of the 1930s, for their children it is a new phenomena that frightens them.In this documentary we will concentrate on the roots and causes of this...

  • Bernardo Ruiz's third documentary feature celebrates the behind the scenes players in California's Napa Valley who play a critical role in the making of some of the world's most celebrated wines yet whose stories have largely gone untold.

  • 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...

  • PRIDE OF LIONS shines a new light on Sierra Leone in hopes that the rest of the world will see the horror imposed on these peaceful people during the 11-year civil war that ended only six years ago. The film offers a rare glimpse into the lives of those who experienced the atrocities of war,...

  • 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...

  • Successful. Black. Female. What does it all mean? Former Deputy Solicitor General and U.S. Ambassador Jewel Lafontant Mankarious was a pioneer in law, business and politics, current leaders have continued in her path, but in the age of "Basketball Wives" where are we headed now?