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  • 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...

  • The documentary film Battered Women Who Kill examines the
    plight of abused women who have been incarcerated for retaliating
    against their abusers. The film follows the stories of three women
    seeking clemency for these crimes, as well as the experiences of three
    women...

  • "New York Says Thank You" is a feature length documentary film following a foundation of New Yorkers and 9/11 survivors, who travel each year on the anniversary of 9/11 to help other disaster stricken communities. A father has helped a five-year-old New York City boy mold his idea into an...

  • The Golden Chain is a film about the soul. A chronicle of five contemporary teachers, stretching from their literal experience into the uncharted realms where creativity, inspiration and transcendence cooperate. We meet teachers who challenge us with news from beyond, encouraging us to take...

  • 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...

  • "Best Documentary"
    2013 Boston International Film Festival

    Out On A Limb explores the evolution of prosthetics and the exciting advances being made at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering, and robotics. From Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab...

  • Set in a small, blue-collar Vermont city pulling itself out of the opioid epidemic, The Gut (working title) begins with Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras as he fights...

  • The situation in Egypt three years after the revolution reveals itself in the surreal world of Sharm El Sheikh, where young people seek work in the tourist industry putting their lives, dreams and hopes at stakes for western life-style with an unusual level of resourcefulness and dedication.

  • Cowboys of the Sky explores the world of the American ironworker. Perched 1300 ft. above Chicago, a 72 year-old man balances on a steel spire as a helicopter toting a four-ton column of steel hovers above his head. Battling the frigid air of Chicago's winter morning Ironworker John Rukavina...

  • When long-time Letterman writer Steve Young began gathering material for the "Dave's Record Collection" segment twenty years ago, he had no idea that he was starting a personal collecting journey into one of the least-known musical genres that ever existed: Corporate Musicals.

    THE...

  • THE MONSTER is a feature documentary about Paige Tolmach's journey to uncover the truth and institute change.  Told from her POV, Paige tells us the story that after a late night revelation of molestation by one of her best friends, she was moved to act in order to understand what went wrong at...

  • More than one million American families lose a child during pregnancy or shortly after birth every year. Surprisingly, most health care professionals have had no formal training in how to care for these families, and find themselves not only at a loss as to how they can help, but also what to...

  • 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...

  • “In the Blood” is a feature-length documentary film about boxing from the inside out- a prequel to the sequel. At the heart of the film is the story, both inside and outside the ring, of 16-year-old twin brothers in their last year in the tough ranks of amateur boxing where kids are raised to be...

  • Jiàoliàn [Coach] is a feature length documentary about 27 year-old Norman de Silva who overnight was given the head coaching job of the Chinese Basketball Association’s (CBA) Foshan Long Lions. Every year the US outsources more and more low end manufacturing jobs to China,  but an area where...

  • Silent Shelter is a documentary feature that exposes the country's broken animal sheltering system, which is seen through the eyes of those in the trenches, the volunteers. These individuals have an up-close view of the harrowing and often absurd practices that many publicly funded animal...

  • The affirmative action battleground has moved beyond Black and White to a new arena: Asian America. Though Asian Americans make up less than 5% of the national population, some say their percentages in higher education are too high, while others say they are too low. In 2012, a civil rights...

  • 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...

  • UNESCO announced year 2007 as "800 years of Rumi's legacy" and the world will celebrate his memory. It is very intriguing that among all, a Moslem poet is rising to international reverence in a time when Islam is equated with terrorism, conflicts and war. On this journey of discovery we unfold...

  • If you build it, will they come? Morality of Dreams is a feature documentary that follows Dr. Luis Vasquez's dream to build the first environmentally sustainable hospital in Peru, a-state-of the-art, international volunteer-run hospital that will provide healthcare for all who need it. The catch...

  • This is the story of Partners In Health, a remarkable public health charity organization operating in thirteen of the poorest countries around the world and the controversial man who founded it, Dr. Paul Farmer. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues are larger-than-life heroes to millions, fighting to...

  • Out of Order is a feature length documentary following the journey of three queer members of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Most gay and transgender people know what it feels like to be told they are broken and to be rejected, and often this message comes from Christians.With unprecedented...

  • In the 1980’s, when paucity of oversight invited household-name companies to fleece taxpayers of an estimated ten percent of the U.S. federal budget, and whistleblowers exposing government contract fraud were mercilessly punished for their perceived infidelities, a studious young California...

  • 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'...

  • From EMMY AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER, Michael King comes the story that will document the lives of four American service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffering from PTS/TBI (invisible wounds) receiving life changing treatment at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), an...

  • ON MY WAY OUT tells the love story of my grandparents, who after 60 years of what appeared to be the model marriage, revealed that they had been keeping a huge secret from our entire family. Last year, my 95 year old grandfather came clean and revealed to our family that he has been living his...

  • 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...

  • The Only Film Ever Made to Change the AUTISM Epidemic. Autism is the largest, most urgent childhood health epidemic in the world today, dwarfing AIDS, childhood cancers, and all childhood disorders and diseases, combined. In the US alone in 2010, more than 70,000 children will be born with...

  • In a time when communal progression and improvement needs to happen at a great velocity, PLANET PROGRESS brings ideas and resources into focus. PLANET PROGRESS is a documentary web series featuring innovative ideas that inspire people to alter their daily routines with new and unique ways that...

  • Skid Row Marathon is a feature length documentary that follows Judge Craig Mitchell and his running club as they prepare for a variety of running events including the Accra International Marathon in Ghana, Africa, the LA Marathon and the upcoming Rome Marathon in March 2015.Many of the club...

  • “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...

  • After many rumors of an MLS team arriving in Philadelphia never materializing, a small group of soccer fans took matters into their own hands and started a supporters group called the Sons of Ben to help bring a team to their hometown. They were a group without a team to root for and had a...

  • What do a military flight attendant, a breast cancer survivor, and a pediatrician have in common? A healthy addiction to competitive figure skating. During the filming, Andy, who could be whisked away at a moment's notice from California to a war zone, suffered from anxiety, fear and stress-...

  • Y? Chromosome will examine hypermasculinity, homophobia, and heterosexism in the African American community and the concept of masculinity at large by combining expert interviews with first-person testimonials. It will expound the controversial themes of traditional manhood, the construct of...

  • The most famous playwright in Sierra Leone — a West African nation stricken by Ebola, extreme poverty, and civil war — is on a mission to stage the most ambitious play in his country’s history, a play to unite his people around a better vision of their future.

  • Looking for Rosy tells the untold story of Roosevelt Thompson, a Rhodes Scholar, who became the poster child underscoring the success of the historic actions of the Little Rock Nine. Rosey, while at Little Rock Central High School, emerged as a leader of his generation. Through his actions,...