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  • 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...

  • Our Mary Corse Artist: Light, Truth, Perception documentary film tells the story of California contemporary artist, Mary Corse, who began painting at twelve, reaching artist maturity at the age of eighteen. Mary has consistently produced important artwork for over 50 years, examining the subtle...

  • Charles Strouse has created some of the most celebrated songs in American history, but at age 83, he is still fighting for validation, and trying to understand the complicated world that lives deep beneath his happy music. DECOMPOSING CHARLES STROUSE is the first and only documentary on the...

  • 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...

  • A wild Tiger kills a man that enters his territory in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, India. The state government argues that this is the Tiger's fourth human kill, deem the Tiger a danger to human life, and put him in a zoo. This galvanizes massive social uproar.

    Activists claim that the...

  • 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.

  • "Flashback" dramatically unspools the science behind the long-standing controversy over "recovered memory" of child sexual abuse. Exclusive footage brings the social history of the hard-fought conflict to life as world-class, renowned experts come together at key flashpoints over the years to...

  • When a young woman discovers her mother's dark past of being prostituted as a child in the 1970s, they embark on a journey across America and retrace the mother's life during her slavery and escape. The truth they find exposes more than either of them ever imagined about America’s innocent...

  • COSTA RICA 3D will highlight Costa Rica's rich cradle of life that is home to never‐before‐seen wilderness and charismatic animals. Viewers will fly high and hike deep into Costa Rica's unexplored lands guided by some of the country's most gifted youth. The film will feature some of the country'...

  • PIRATE COPY : A road movie through the world of film pirateriaPirate Copy is a 90-minute documentary that tells the story of piracy in the age of digital reproduction of film, from a global perspective. This documentary examines the complex issues of artistic and intellectual property rights as...

  • In 2009, filmmaker and travel enthusiast Mariah Wilson set out on a volunteering voyage to two programs on opposite sides of the world: one focused on poaching and endangered animals in Uganda, the other on threatened coral reefs and oceans in Fiji. Not knowing what she might find, she decided...

  • My Mother's Journey tells the story of the late Elizabeth (Liz) Hampton who traveled from the racist rural south of Alabama in the 1950's to eventually becoming a single mother of four and a community rights leader in upstate Rochester, New York. This story told by her son, filmmaker Sam Hampton...

  • Looking Up, Way Up! The Burt Rutan Story is a feature-length documentary spanning Burt Rutan’s life, career and legendary contributions to the field of aviation and beyond.Few industrial designers have been as prolific or audacious as Rutan.  His 45-year body of work reads like science fiction...

  • Beloved Land, Beloved Country.  A story of Love, Hope and Healing.

    How do you heal from social trauma?This film explores Hawaiian Identity in the future.  Can we survive the affects of globalization?   Will any original cultures survive?  Are we just one more of the many cultures destined...

  • Japanese government, academic and scientific institutions, along with industry leaders are investing time and money developing the technology to create a humanoid robot workforce. More than the single motivation of an aging population and the lack of younger workers fuel this extraordinary...

  • “Let It Be Told!” is a series of oral history mini-documentaries of elder African American members of the Gainesville, Florida community. This project began after an elementary school student club discovered the lack of historical documentation about the places, events and news of the local...

  • APACHE BLUES: Welcome Home is the journey of two filmmakers, born after the conflict in Vietnam, who are searching for the “truth” between what they have learned in school and from media versus what is reality for the veterans tasked with fighting this unpopular war.

    It is no secret that...

  • Women are now the fastest growing population in the U.S. criminal justice system. The majority of women going into prison are serving time for drug related offenses. Taking an in-depth approach, the film follows three women – who are part of an innovative reentry program in Cleveland, Ohio – as...

  • "Thanks for the Mammaries, Bettina Hubby" is a feature length documentary about Los Angeles artist Bettina Hubby's diagnosis with breast cancer and the power of art to transform and sustain our struggle to survive.

  • The new feature THE ROAD BACK FORWARD gets an inside look at addiction through a twenty year friendship bond between a wealthy white Mormon alcoholic businessman, and his struggling black heroin addict barber as they deal with relapse and the challenges of living in sobriety.

    The story is...

  • On April 23, 2006, renowned abstract sculptor, Isaac Witkin died. His once public career had wound down and his major personal relationship had ended the year prior to his death. The day after Isaac’s journey ended, his daughter, Tamar’s began. “Pieces of Isaac” is the story of a woman’s...

  • South Africa's small stand-up comedy scene, multiracial comedian Trevor Noah attempts his first one-man show, despite only having two years experience on stage. Revisiting his past, he creates material from memories of growing up under apartheid. Yet as he prepares, Trevor faces a multitude of...

  • 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...

  • The Mojave Road is a microcosm of California history. Originally a trade route for the Pi-Ute tribe who made this region their home, the region has been traversed by numerous people ranging from the Spanish to mountain Men to the pioneers looking for opportunity in the west. Among these...

  • Meredith Gray waits patiently while Claudia Hehr prepares to photograph her naked body, hills and valleys of shadow and light. That landscape is about to change dramatically - surgeons will amputate and reconstruct Meredith's breasts in three weeks. She has decided to chronicle the process and...

  • This film is about the intimate role technology plays in making us who we are. It tells the stories of five people whose technologies have changed or are changing them in some way-from a child learning to read to an ex-military drone pilot-and examines our relationship to technology in a tactile...

  • “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...

  • “I Clown You” explores clowning as the art of playfully challenging the norm and special meaning it has in hospitals in one of the most intense places on Earth - Israel.

    Medical clowns are proper clowns who have received special training and work in hospitals as part of the medical staff...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In Colombia under Alvaro Uribe's presidency members of the Army have killed hundreds of innocent civilians, claimed them as guerrillas killed in combat, for the purpose of showing military success and to get benefits. This scandal became known by the name of "false positives" or "extrajudicial...

  • Edward M. Bannister: An American Artist, a documentary film, will combine Bannister's sketches & paintings, re-created scenes, special FX of his techniques, as well as vintage & modern footage of Providence, RI. Edward Mitchell Bannister was a co-founder of the Providence Art Club, but...

  • There's a tiny one-room school in a volatile and vibrant part of Brooklyn, called Bushwick. It's a neighbourhood in flux: hipsters and gentrifiers rubbing shoulders with the largely Hispanic immigrant community.Stephen Haff, a Yale theatre grad and former high school teacher wanted to reach...

  • 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...

  • The new high-definition 13-part series Passport & Palette represents the next generation of art education on television and is presented to public television stations nationwide at no cost. Passport & Palette follows and documents - Master Artists on an Artistic Expedition of the World...