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  • 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...

  • "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.

  • Our nation's schools have been taken hostage. The marriage between profiteers and politicians does not belong in our classrooms. Billions of tax dollars are wasted on an ever-changing menu of unresearched curriculum and assessments created to make the suppliers richer. The experts (teachers) are...

  • 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...

  • At age 21, Sgt. Nick Mendes was blown up by an I.E.D. in Afghanistan, paralyzing him from the neck down. This unflinching but surprisingly funny documentary follows him for the next five years as he readjusts to life in California. At the start of the story he's in a V.A. hospital unable to...

  • "Divino Inferno" reveals the little-known story behind The Gates of Hell – one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in the History of Art, and the key to sculptor Auguste Rodin’s works as a whole. Director Bruno Aveillan, himself an artist, brings a startling visual intensity to this poetic,...

  • RIGHT FOOTED chronicles the story of 29-year-old Jessica Cox, who was born without arms as the result of a birth defect. Jessica found a way to thrive using mental agility and physical flexibility - and her feet. She puts contact lenses in with her big toe. She earned a college degree typing...

  • 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...

  • UNZIPPED is a provocative feature documentary about the growing economic and political divide across America.  In the film, we'll profile 8 families from the wealthiest and poorest zip codes in California, Michigan, New York and Texas, while investigating America's shrinking middle class.  Our...

  • A student film launches a homeless man on a ten-year journey to reclaim his life, his family and his past as a gifted musician.

    Homeless for twenty years in San Francisco, a charismatic panhandler named Moses meets Fran, a Spanish film student, who casts him as the central character in...

  • The teenage girls of Warrenville Prison are not your average juvies. They're the poorest, most damaged, and some would say the most likely kids to remain in the prison system their whole lives. What happens when they're given a shot at redemption� via a musical? We follow four girls as this...

  • Bell’s Angels is the untold story of Coach Franke Ann Bell, a woman who defied all odds to become one of the most famous swim coaches you’ve never heard of. Franke’s coaching career has all the makings of a classic underdog story. She was one of the first female head coaches in the ‘good ol’...

  • Each year tens of thousands of people are killed, injured or forced from their homes as a result of ongoing conflicts. Global instruments and institutions of peace have occasionally delivered powerful results but, more often, the weakest suffer and the conflict lingers. Why do our governments...

  • "Beyond the Bolex" AKA "The Jacques Bolsey Project" is currently in post-production. We are so close! We need your help to bring the story of this little known renaissance man to the world, so that it can serve as an inspiration for the inventors, builders and thinkers of tomorrow. Alyssa Bolsey...

  • Based on the on the international bestselling non-fiction book by LA Times journalist Barbara Demick, and written and directed by double-BAFTA award winning filmmaker Andy Glynne, this is a ground-breaking feature length animation about the most impenetrable and secretive country in the world -...

  • EL SISTEMA USA! is an hour long documentary about a new music education experiment in Philadelphia based on Venezuela's El Sistema program. It is produced in association with TED and The New England Conservatory by Jamie Bernstein, Elizabeth Kling, Ofra Bikel, with Anthony Drazan directing.

  • "Plant This Movie" is an exploration of the current state of urban farming on five continents and around the USA, intented to provide a great perspective for those who are already practicing or interested in urban agriculture and to inspire more people to become urban farmers in the future. The...

  • A short documentary featuring a six year old Syrian girl as she becomes a big sister in a refugee camp that has the best maternal mortality rate in the world.

    Zaatari refugee camp now boasts the third largest populated city in Jordan, with 42 births per 1,000 people - exponentially higher...

  • As social and economic forces encroach upon traditional culture in Turkey's Kachkar mountain highlands, many distinctive practices have vanished or are facing extinction. Among the three generations now straddling the not-yet-forgotten past and the globalized tomorrow, some are finding hope in...

  • In 1985 a handful of young women from Oregon high schools went to the University of Oregon in Eugene to compete in track. There, the storied legacy of men's track and field dwarfed all other programs and the women's program was an inconvenient necessity as universities everywhere were coping...

  • 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,...

  • Everyone knows what a drag queen is, but what is a drag king? These male impersonators bind their chests, apply bald caps and facial hair, and create hand-made costumes to demonstrate the transformative power of their age-old, yet still marginalized art form. They share their passion by...

  • Every weekend, at rodeos from Illinois to California, teams of young, Mexican American women, Escaramuzas Charras, climb onto their sidesaddles in elegant charra skirts or ruffled adelita dresses and weave their galloping horses around each other in dangerous, high speed ballets, like the...

  • At age 66, Bernard "Butch" Rosichan, a Jewish, balding pot-bellied and homophobic owner of an auto wrecking business undergoes a risky sex change operation and is reborn as "Gloria Stein" and becomes an advocate for transgender rights.But unlike many transgenders, Gloria (think Carol Channing...

  • 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...

  • GAME GIRLS is a feature documentary about the hopes and dreams of women living on the extreme fringes of contemporary American society. It sheds light on the unseen...

  • Truth, found through science is not just pure and uplifting, it can throw open doors to amazing advancements, life-saving breakthroughs, and the very essence of progress. Of course the corollary - ignoring or neglecting science - can lead to catastrophe. No Accident is one such story.Over...

  • The Irritable Heart - The Story of Sergeant Twiggs is a documentary film chronicling the life of Marine Staff Sergeant Travis Twiggs, a decorated Iraq war veteran. Sergeant Twiggs developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD") in 2005 during his third tour in Iraq. This film will explore...

  • 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,...

  • TamCam Fund is a traveling workshop that mentors kids in under-served communities on how to make documentaries about the issues that are important to them in their communities. Pilot program to begin in Los Angeles early 2014 with the goal of expanding to other U.S. cities in the near future....

  • Jobs For Rent is a documentary about establishing a career in your 20s. It follows a waitress, entrepreneur, lawyer, and struggling artist "representing" the various choices we face in choosing a career. For love or money, as they say. The film compares and contrasts Generation Y or the "net-...

  • 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...

  • Every exoneration story has a lesson.

    With 2,220,300 of our citizens incarcerated, the United States has the largest prison population in the world. Experts believe five percent of those prisoners- over 110,000 - are innocent.

    Since its creation, nine innocent men have been...

  • 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...