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  • A portrait of nations as neighbors and the trains both uniting and dividing its people.

    Set amid the construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railroad, this documentary film explores the region of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Armenia and how a railroad intersects with disparate elements...

  • "The Road Less Traveled By" is a feature documentary about a 3,600 mile, eight-month walk across America for gay rights, specifically same-sex marriage, and queer identity.  

    What started as a journey with a grassroots political intent transformed into a deeply personal meditation on love...

  • ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in,...

  • On the island of Carriacou, West Indies, the last wooden sailboat builder dreams of saving a great tradition passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that sailed here centuries ago.

    The film follows Alwyn Enoe’s progress and despair over three years - from hauling trees out of...

  • The  new media program Staying Put or Moving On considers the fundamental questions: Where and how are we going to live as we grow older?  Should we stay in our own homes as we age or should we move on to co-housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living or any number of other...

  • Best of Enemies is a documentary feature about the legendary 1968 TV debates between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley and how TV changed the way we talk about politics in America. Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, two of America's greatest...

  • About one of America's leading engineers and how his passion for bridge building contributed to the urbanization of America, transforming cities and commerce through innovation and ingenuity and how eight strategically designed North American superstructures remain globally significant today. It...

  • OVERKILL is a documentary that analyzes why U.S. defense spending in a post-Cold War era has largely been "overkill" and threatens to bankrupt America.Through interviews with military experts and economists, OVERKILL will show how the U.S. can no longer sustain spending $250 million a day in...

  • 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...

  • "We want to be the biggest band in the world" is the battle cry from the young musicians in this film. When asked how they will do it, the overwhelming response: "We just copy what the bigger bands are doing".

    Bigger bands...mostly broke and suicidal. Signing with a major label the goal...

  • RICH HILL chronicles the tormented lives of impoverished kids in a dying Midwestern town, who struggle to discover self-worth and to imagine a brighter future.

  • Laura Archera was a teenage violin virtuoso who turned renowned psychotherapist. With the publication of BRAVE NEW WORLD in 1933, Aldous Huxley had become an undisputed literary giant of the 20th century. When Laura and Aldous married in 1956, their home in the Hollywood Hills became a hotspot...

  • At WAMO Radio at the foot of the Homestead High Level Bridge just outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. -- way before Alan Freed coined the term "Rock and Roll" -- a young white DJ named Porky Chedwick promoted a playlist of eclectic R&B, Blues, Jazz and Zydeco with a sound uniquely his own. From his...

  • "A must-see! 'An Inconvenient Truth' for the healthcare debate." 
- Anthony Kaufman (The Village Voice)ESCAPE FIRE tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system? The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in...

  • Charismatic obstetrician and cowboy Dr. Bert Johnson explores the impact of changes in medical training over the last fifty years -- contrasting how he learned to deliver babies on kitchen tables in Chicago slums with how he has taught students in one of the nation's highest-tech medical schools...

  • The Making of a King, is a feature length documentary that explores the relatively unknown subculture of drag kings in Los Angeles during the height of queen popularity. These entertainers are fighting for equality within their own drag community. Chest binding, bald caps or wigs, application of...

  • 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...

  • Stereotypes, language barriers, and strongholds come tumbling down in award-winning filmmaker Rosylyn Rhee's documentary SUPERNATURAL. This moving, and at times humorous story chronicles an unlikely collaboration between an African American pastor and a Japanese choir director and their journey...

  • T-Rex is a feature documentary about 17-year old boxer Claressa "T-Rex" Shields who made history this summer when she won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, the first time women were allowed to box in the games. The film follows her extraordinary year, from high school in Flint, Michigan, to...

  • The 196710th grade class at Cubberley High School was studying Nazi Germany when teacher Ron Jones informed them that they could achieve power by utilizing "Strength Through Discipline". Jones then extolled "Strength Through Community", suggesting that individual achievement be sacrificed for...

  • Save Our Future Charter High School: South Central LA: First Day of School. Founder Charlotte Jordan tells her Black and Latino students (most of whom are on court probation, have flunked out or been expelled from other high schools) that school has been shut down, due to the collapse of their...

  • "The Naked Option: A Last Resort", a feature length documentary film now in production, reveals how local women in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta use 'stripping naked', a serious cultural taboo, to fight environmental and cultural ruin by the world's most powerful corporate giants. Fed up with...

  • A SALUTE TO BLACK HOLLYWOOD will assemble African American Academy Award nominees and winners for a generational group portrait. Actors and sound mixers, costumers and composers, writers, directors and producers will come together for a photo shoot where an intimate crew, led by Samuel D....

  • Sabotage, glamour, death, star power, strong wills and vivid personalities are just some of the elements which factor into the true story behind Rag Wing Derby. On August 18, 1929, twenty brave women set out to fly for nine consecutive days across the United States in the First Women's National...

  • Duanne Luckow begins a scary, dangerous and ever-escalating cycle of arrests, incarcerations, Mental institutional stays including Oregon State Hospital (The setting of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), an inability to aid and assist in his own defense and releases to the streets without a plan...

  • 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...

  • The School In The Cloud tells the story of TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra through the eyes of children in a remote Indian village whose lives are being transformed by his ideas.   It is framed by the development of Mitra's latest and most ambitious project, the 'School in the Cloud' –...

  • 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...

  • READY TO FLY:
    The True Story of a Dream Worth Fighting For

    Since childhood, as a wide-eyed seven-year-old ski jumper with a dream of Olympic flight, Lindsey Van was an outsider in a man's world. Eighteen years later, despite the fact that she jumps as well as (and sometimes better...

  • "A Golden Journey - Never Give Up Hope" is a documentary film about the extraordinary life of a man, Sichan Siv, who escaped from the Killing Fields under the Khmer Rouge, found his way to the Unites States as a Cambodian refugee, and made history by being the first Asian American to become a...

  • True story of a small-town Texan who changed the destiny of an Asian hilltribe, and was changed by them in turn. The inside story of a huge covert operation that actually succeeded ... for a while ... bringing 200,000 tribespeople to America. Based on a prize-winning nonfiction book by the...

  • LIMITED PARTNERSHIP is the 40-year love story of Richard Adams and Anthony "Tony" Sullivan, a committed bi-national gay couple who took on the U.S. government in order to remain together. For the first time, through this film, Richard and Tony will go public with their tale of hope,...

  • An African American veterinarian takes on the Little Dixie area of Oklahoma before the Civil Rights era and wins professional success, integration, and membership in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. His service as a mentor to young people, to the veterinary hospital at Oklahoma State University, his...

  • 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...

  • America's war veterans are coming home. Without their unit's camaraderie and a sense of mission, recovery from the wounds of war takes a toll. Every 80 minutes, a veteran commits suicide.GROUND OPERATIONS: Battlefields to Farmfields, champions the growing number of returning veterans who are...

  • Cinema for Peace Foundation USA supports peace, tolerance and humanitarianism through the medium of film by raising funds to support awareness and educational pursuits related to advocacy filmmaking. Ten years ago, in commemoration of the 9-11 attacks, leaders in the film, politics,...