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  • TALKING STICKS explores the vital role of mallet percussion today, and reveals how percussionists connect, collaborate and express their individuality and creativity using their "talking sticks" to reach others. With stunning, candid footage of unusual performances and thought-provoking...

  • Two gay ex-mormon missionaries travel across the United States to confront their past and explore their futures while discussing with other gay mormons about the rejection, oppression and the reality of a growing number of suicides they face in the LDS community.

    Jonathon Levi Powell,...

  • Five 'rock stars' of the bagpiping world get their kicks on Route 66 in a 3-week musical tour down the Mother Road.Scottish pipers Willie McCallum, Stuart Liddell and Angus MacColl and drummer Jim Kilpatrick join forces with American percussionist Mike Cole in Chicago for the 2,400-mile journey...

  • 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...

  • Hawaii – A Voice for Sovereignty is a documentary film by photojournalist Catherine Bauknight that explores the culture of the Native Hawaiians and their connection to the land. At the forefront of the film are social, economic, and ecological issues that have developed in Hawaii since the...

  • What happens when you take complicated cardiac patients, who have faced death head on, and put them at the start of the world's toughest endurance race?

    HEART: Flatline to Finish Line is a first for Director Dave Watkins, himself a survivor of open-heart surgery and one of the team...

  • THE LOST PICTURE SHOW is a witty, nostalgic, passionate and rousing guide to the seismic changes taking place behind the scenes of one of our most iconic national industries and leisure pursuits: the movies. Revealing how major studios and financial institutions are using "inside job" schemes...

  • 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?

  • The art of the Qajar Era in Iran, from 1785 to 1925, includes some of the most remarkable paintings of any culture, yet remains little known outside Iran. “Miras - The Legacy of 19th Century Persian Painting” brings the wealth and importance of this extraordinary period in art history. Blending...

  • 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 -...

  • Are we witnessing a SILENT COUP? Your right to vote is at risk unless action is taken in response to widespread measures aimed at preventing people from casting a ballot.As the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act approaches, local officials across America are accused of trying to deprive...

  • One woman drives a patient-powered journey to discover the truth behind a disease that affects thousands of people who are devastated by symptoms that are so bizarre and seemingly inexplicable, they are regularly written off as delusions by doctors and loved ones.

  • Armed with a limitless Rolodex and a Benedict Canyon enclave with its own disco, Allan Carr threw the Hollywood parties that defined the 1970s. A producer, manager, and marketing genius, Carr built his bombastic reputation amid a series of successes including the mega-hit musical film "Grease,"...

  • In a country of 1,000 newly discovered species, 840 known languages, 115 square miles of dense rainforest, and 7 million people there is 1 tiny island that holds huge consequences.

    Nestled in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea is Misima Island. There, the people are coping with...

  • In May 2003, Fox Company of Marine Reserve Unit 2/23, returned home from active combat in Iraq. Reserved To Fight follows four Marines of Fox Company for three years as they struggle through social and psychological reintegration. Living among loved ones who don't yet understand them, contending...

  • 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...

  • "History is biography writ large." The same is true of health care. Many of the triumphs and advances in health care delivery in the developing world are intimately linked to those personalities making a difference. What are their motivations? This is a unique film essay exploring our...

  • History, Legend, Myth, and Story.....thus begins the independent documentary "We Know Not What We Do," a creative concoction that examines the most important challenge of our time: climate change. Our cameras have traveled the world to spotlight areas, both rural and urban, and lives, both...

  • 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...

  • Voices intimate, entertaining, and very powerful fill our ears and our lives daily.  A forgotten history, never before told on film, unfolds with alarming relevance. Spanning more than a century, filmmaker Michael James Kacey traces radio's origins and battles for control of the airwaves—battles...

  • Our film takes us backstage with the amazing Harkness Ballet that sent more trained dancers out into the world of professional Ballet than any other company of its time. Decades later these dancers continue to influence the world of Ballet as directors, teachers, and choreographers. Under the...

  • “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 captivating journey into the life of LGBT members in Alabama and the brave friends that stand by them in spite of a history of obstacles.

  • A brave new world awaits...True stories from those finding happiness, connection and meaning in the brave new world of aging.

    As millions of people flourish into their 80s, 90s and beyond, the frontiers of aging are rapidly expanding. Cutting edge research, technology and practice, along...

  • The Debra Hill Documentary explores the life and career of the legendary film producer. Hill began her career in the 1970s, and after the extraordinary success of her first production, HALLOWEEN (co-written with director John Carpenter), she became a key player in a wave of trailblazing women...

  • A silent tragedy is taking place in Japan with alarming frequency and it's long past time to bring it into the light. Japan is a country where parental abduction and retention happens everyday. It goes mostly unpunished and in fact is often encouraged mainly because of terribly insufficient laws...

  • Thanks for visiting our page. Our feature length documentary Slingshot has screened all across the United States. Soon, SlingShot will begin to be shown worldwide.SlingShot focuses on noted Segway inventor Dean Kamen, his fascinating personal life, what he does for kids, and his 15-year quest to...

  • 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...

  • On July 17, 1988, Cesar Estrada Chavez, 61-years-old, embarked on a spiritual fast a hunger strike to call attention to the harmful effect pesticides were having on America's farm workers and to shine light on their deplorable working and living conditions. This was CESAR'S LAST FAST: 36 days of...

  • "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...

  • The Great Lakes are Disappearing and We Need to Stop ItDRAIN is a feature-length documentary exposing not only the threats and potential disaster facing one of America's most precious natural resources, but a heartfelt look at what means more to people than saving a body of water. Through...

  • Thirty-five years before Barack Obama's election as President, the question of race and the possibility of crossing racial boundaries was put to the test in a remarkable, yet overlooked, story in American politics: Tom Bradley's historic election as Mayor of Los Angeles, the first African...

  • In the midst of the Iran-Iraq war in 1983, combat pilot Nasser Aliabadi went AWOL by stealing an Iranian Navy helicopter and escaped to America. Nine months later, he was finally able to bring his wife and daughter to California, only to face the emotional fallout of having abandoned his family...

  • To improve American public schools, we must clearly define the issues impacting the quality of education. Yet, oftentimes teachers, the people who have the most intimate knowledge of the issues, are excluded from the conversation. This exclusion is causing us to ignore issues that would help...

  • "We're All Angels" is the story of rising stars Jason and deMarco, two talented
    singers - both Christian and gay - and lovers. The pair sing about their love for Jesus and perform all over the country, from churches and schools to dance clubs and pride events. With their new album
    ...

  • 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...