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  • "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...

  • 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...

  • In the remote Andean highlands, Victoriano Arisapana cares for the woven footbridge that has stretched over the gorge for hundreds of years. The secrets of this bridge, the only one left from the ancient Incan empire, have been passed down by the men of Victoriano's family for 300 years. He is...

  • 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...

  • MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY is the portrait of a town in Texas that finds itself at the epicenter of a growing humanitarian crisis. As Central American refugees fleeing violence make their way around the Falfurrias border checkpoint, scores are dying of dehydration on vast private ranches during...

  • In 1974, a bright-eyed young woman entered university to study electrical engineering, and was soon introduced to a mnemonic for teaching the order of colored wires in a resistor (black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, grey):

    “Bad Boys Raped Our Young Girls But Violet...

  • “Everything Must Change” is a an Iranian-American woman’s search for meaning after her recurrent diagnosis of Breast Cancer.  This first-person, follow-along documentary unfolds in real time over 6 years, beginning with Mariam Jobrani’s first Breast Cancer diagnosis in 2010.  Upon diagnosis, her...

  • Back to the Shadows: A CIA officer's Story is the story of Richard (Dick) Holm, one of the CIA's most well-respected and highly-decorated officers. Dick Holm built a career on knowing his country's enemies. He didn't simply know who they were; he grew to know them intimately. He dined with them...

  • "It is not possible to discuss the future of national and international security without addressing climate change... Food shortages, droughts, floods—all directly tied to climate change will be catalysts for conflict."- U.S. Air Force Gen. Donald Hoffman (ret)A profoundly altered planet; food...

  • In an expansive documentary exposé, Fail State reveals the dark story behind the rise of predatory for-profit colleges and why our higher education system, once the envy of the world, is leaving millions of Americans in financial ruin.

  • Blood & Honey presents a radically different view of what it means to live with diabetes. This feature-length documentary will enable audiences to see the chronically ill in a way they never could have imagined: as a valuable resource. The film makes the point that the issues associated with...

  • After serving Los Angeles for 68 years, in November 2005 one of nation's most prominent historic landmarks was demolished to make way for
    the construction of three schools. After 68 is a feature length documentary exploring the rise and fall of the Ambassador Hotel, the fifteen year legal...

  • "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...

  • Five Sisters (working title) paints a portrait of five sisters, in their 70s and 80s. During their annual get-together shortly after the first of the sisters’ husbands has passed away, the youngest sister is on a quest to learn from her older siblings about transition and aging. Moving and...

  • The feature documentary "Women At War: Forgotten Female Veterans of Desert Storm" takes an intimate look at women soldiers' experiences during 1991's Persian Gulf War and their heart-breaking battles with Gulf War related illnesses since they've returned home. The Persian Gulf War was a toxic...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • War, especially in the 21tst Century, is not uniquely a male experience yet much of what's been produced about the military focuses on male soldiers, doctors and generals. It's imperative to capture the stories of women who as nurses served their country during times of international conflict....

  • Longing to protect her daughters from the discrimination and violence of Congo’s endless civil war, Rachel Namberwa composed a unique blessing song for each of her children at birth. In a historic context where physical features could be blamed for discrimination and hatred, Rachel sheltered her...

  • “In the summer of 2016, I set out to document my ex-sister-in-law’s historic run to become the first woman president. Well, that didn’t happen. My project derailed. It was devastating and I felt lost. Ironically, I was to discover that the female hero I was seeking was closer than even I had...

  • Ride with Larry is an inspirational story that puts a human face on the day-to-day fight against Parkinson's disease through the life of Larry Smith, a retired police captain, now beloved small-town baker who has had Parkinson's for the last 20 years.

    In the spring of 2011 Larry will bike...

  • In 2005, major television network ABC decided to simultaneously broadcast its primetime programming in Spanish using the Secondary Audio Program. While the decision to offer television in Spanish acknowledged the presence of a growing Latino audience and market, it didn't go further to determine...

  • "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...

  • Memphis and the Mountaintop, a compelling story that transcends the world of sports, focuses on local heroes and the college basketball team that lifted a city deeply injured by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.  The success of that team, the 1973 Memphis State University Tigers, and...

  • 100 Years will celebrate the enduring spirits and life histories of the country's oldest African Americans. They have lived through momentous times: two World Wars; the sinking of the Titanic; the Great Depression; the Jazz Age; the birth of the Civil Rights Movement, the life and death of Dr....

  • 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...

  • This is the story of the Scottish Highlanders and their clan chiefs torn apart by a rapidly changing world--feeling their trust betrayed, many Highlanders faced famine and poverty, or emigration to the New World--while some of their overlords squeezed revenue by any means necessary from these...

  • Described as arduous and painful but utterly addictive, endurance riding is the fastest-growing equine sport in America. At its most grueling, horse and rider may travel up to 100 miles in a single day. For the 2011 XP, we follow a select group of horses and riders as they prepare for the...

  • The workers at La Fageda yoghurt co-operative suffer from schizophrenia, depression and compulsive behaviour disorder. Many have a rich fantasy life!  Before they came to La Fageda they were locked up in an asylum, drugged up with no productive activities at all. They had been 'disappeared', an...

  • What does it take to make your living working with dead bodies? The funeral homes workers, the morticians, the medical examiners and forensic detectives. What have they gleamed by working with the vessel after the soul has gone? Does it make them more spiritual, kinder to others around them or...

  • Ashaa was born in Trinidad in the West Indies, the descendant of indentured laborers who were brought by British colonialism to work in the sugar cane fields of the Caribbean. All through her life, preserving something of her Indian identity in the alien fields, she is faced with the puzzle of...

  • 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...

  • In 2008, California voters approved a bond to start construction of a High Speed Rail link between LA and San Francisco. Further phases will join Sacramento, San Diego and other California cities.High Speed Rail started in Japan in the 1960s. The first line opened in France in the 1980s. Since...

  • Drawing on his own childhood struggles adjusting to life in the US, Lebanese-American Mark Kabban uses soccer to help kids like Yousif Khummi, a recent refugee from Iraq, emerge from the shadow of war and develop a sense of identity and possibility in the United States. East County Yalla follows...