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  • The New Orleans mayoral election scheduled less than a year after Hurricane Katrina was a circus filled with unique characters, heated debates and groundbreaking politics. In the weeks before the election the city became a hot bed of political, social and economic debate.

    The stakes in...

  • As the call for social justice in Cairo snowballs into an all out demand for regime change, 22-year-old Heba, greenhorn journalist and democratic activist, is at the heart of the events shaping Egypt's future. However, her idealism is put to the test as her country faces the challenges of...

  • Birth is a rite of passage through which all human beings pass, but for many mothers the physical realities of labor and birth are confusing and frightening. Why do some women feel deeply empowered by their birth experiences and others feel stripped of their motherhood? Is it safer to give birth...

  • In 1974, a bright-eyed young woman entered university to study electrical engineering, and was soon introduced to a mnemonic for teaching the order of colored wires in a resistor (black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, grey):

    “Bad Boys Raped Our Young Girls But Violet...

  • Straight/Curve examines the current trends around female body image and showcases the pioneering women, and men, fighting to redefine society’s unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty. 90% of women and young girls say they do NOT feel represented in today’s fashion industry or media....

  • 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...

  • For the Love Of Art (working title) is a feature-length documentary now in production that will present a dynamic, compelling, and entertaining vision of the art world-focusing especially on artists and their art. The artists will come from varied backgrounds and levels of market success....

  • The true-crime documentary, The Feast of the Assumption: The Otero Family Murders, chronicles, in real-time, the beginning of the end of the 30-year old BTK Strangler mystery as it is told through the eyes of Charlie Otero, the oldest surviving son of the serial killer’s first victims. It is one...

  • “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...

  • Since its earliest days, Connecticut farmers and the farming way of life helped to build the state, give sustenance to millions, and provide residents with a special sense of place. Today, farming in Connecticut is at a crossroads as lifestyle changes, development pressures and regional factory...

  • “Baba Babee Skazala” [Grandmother Told Grandmother] tells the little known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes in the crush between the Nazi and Soviet fronts in World War II. Spending their childhood as refugees in Europe, these inspiring individuals later immigrated to the United...

  • A brush with death propels filmmaker Broderick Fox on a transnational journey which yields an extraordinary collaboration between himself and two other artists: Kwakwaka'wakw first-nations artist Rande Cook, and African-American tattoo artist Zulu.Fox candidly shares a history of self abuse,...

  • TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE SRI LANKAN TSUNAMIThe December 2004 Asian tsunami was one of the most destructive natural disasters in living memory. Within an instant, it took the lives of over 230,000 people and devastated the lives of millions. Along the eastern and southern coastlines of the...

  • 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...

  • Ninety riveting minutes of songs about life and quips about death from the wheelchair of a woman who vows to exit laughing. Once a nationally-known performer of ballads, skits and self-parody, now fated by Lou Gehrig's Disease to perish within a year, the remarkable Carla Zilbersmith will leave...

  • At 23, Sgt. Bill Mauldin returned from WWII a millionaire and the youngest Pulitzer Prize winner in history. It was only the beginning of an extraordinary career that would make him legend of American cartooning. Driven by genius, a love of adventure, and a devotion to his motto, “If It’s...

  • 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...

  • Nestled in India’s northeastern Assam district, Kaziranga National Park contains the world’s highest density of the endangered Asian One-Horned rhino. But it is also ground zero for poaching and illegal trade of rhino horn. To help combat this, Kaziranga Park has become the poster child for a...

  • Generations of family farming tradition go up in flames as the North Dakota oil boom leaves human memory, culture and identity scorched in its wake. My Country, No More follows one family's path to resistance, raising a fundamental question: what are we willing to sacrifice in our pursuit...

  • Our documentary will explore the artistic journey of Jason deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines creativity with an important environmental solution. His hauntingly beautiful installations, most recently 400 life-like cement statues made from plaster molds of a diverse selection of...

  • Manassas High School in Memphis, Tennessee is the setting for this film which explores how Emerson Able, Jr., a music educator, changed the lives of so many of his students. Although he used unconventional methods while teaching his music classes he was able to secure over 4000 scholarships for...

  • FREE CHOL SOO LEE tells the story of a Korean American death row inmate convicted of a 1973 Chinatown gangland murder in San Francisco, and the activists who led a pan-Asian American movement to free him. Spanning the late 1970s to the early ’80s, this movement would for the first time bring...

  • A nationally recognized K9 Unit Officer, Isaac Ho’opi’i is responsible for saving at least 18 people from the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Countless articles were written about his heroism following 9/11. He was photographed by Richard Avedon for a spread in USA...

  • In this film by Trade In Hope, a former slave and an unlikely group of citizens come together in an effort to create the first Slave-Free City in the United States. American Love Story: A community in Search of Freedom is a documentary that was shot over the course of five years. Through the...

  • A social impact Doc series exposing state secrets of Education behind the achievement gap, drop out rate and poverty. Why is it that Dyslexia, the most common of all reading difficulties and learning differences, divides rather than unites for the sake of saving children? Why the...

  • Dallas, Texas.  November 22, 1963.  The thirty-fifth President of the United States is gunned down.  As the world watches in horror, the news fumbles into action desperately trying to make sense of the inconceivable.  Still holding on to life, JFK arrives at Parkland Hospital.  Inside Trauma...

  • Longing to protect her daughters from the discrimination and violence of Congo’s endless civil war, Rachel Namberwa composed a unique blessing song for each of her children at birth. In a historic context where physical features could be blamed for discrimination and hatred, Rachel sheltered her...

  • "Spettacolo" is the tale of a small farming town that confronts its community issues by turning them into a play. Filmed in Italy, the documentary weaves verite footage of the town's unique process with 46 years of footage and photographs from its past. Like a novel, each chapter acts as a...

  • In the summer of 1973, five men and six women embarked on a 101-day scientific sea-adventure, drifting on a small raft named ‘Acali’ across the Atlantic. In an experiment initiated by Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genovés, the project’s aim was to explore the origins of violence and the...

  • At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that, more than academics, it is love, empathy and life skills that give at-risk students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty on the lives of the so...

  • Family, dreamers, second chances, and the opening of the first whiskey distillery in Austin, TX since prohibition.

    Distilling Dreams is an intimate feature length documentary about the people behind Still Austin Whiskey Company: Father and son Chris & Cleveland, married couples Andrew...

  • Before Jazz, Swing and Rock & Roll, there was Ragtime. This wonderful groundbreaking music is all but forgotten and its story remains untold. This Is Ragtime: The Birth of American Music offers a long-overdue look and listen to America's first truly original popular music. From its often...

  • 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...

  • In the remote Andean highlands, Victoriano Arisapana cares for the woven footbridge that has stretched over the gorge for hundreds of years. The secrets of this bridge, the only one left from the ancient Incan empire, have been passed down by the men of Victoriano's family for 300 years. He is...

  • Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the Federal Reserve has never been greater. Its decisions determine the fates of enormous corporations in an instant, create trillions of dollars of government liabilities in the blink of an eye, and hold the stability of our society in the...

  • An intimate portrait of singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, one of Cuba's most enigmatic artists, this film follows the folk rocker on his first US tour with his band. His musical career forms a backdrop for the political struggles between Cuba and the US. Known internationally as the Bob Dylan of...