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  • Do we have the right to free speech? The right to privacy? The right to security?The same rights that have protected our democracy for generations are now in jeopardy in the most unlikely of places: online. The Internet may appear to be an open forum, but behind closed doors, a war is being...

  • Can these taxi drivers be tamed?

    Find out in A Taxi Odyssey, the hilarious and insightful story about the infamous, independent, colorful and charming taxi drivers of Athens, Greece as they attend government mandated behavioral seminars to learn better manners. In their cabs, we visit...

  • 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-...

  • 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...

  • "Living Pono" is an hour-long documentary for public television that follows internationally acclaimed film and stage actor Jason Scott Lee on his intentional journey from mega movie stardom to living sustainably on his off-the-grid taro farm, 4,000 feet up the slopes of Mauna Loa on the Big...

  • The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to extraordinary lengths to save the planet’s last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect elephants and rhinos...

  • “4 Million Bullets: The Untold Fight for Survival” is the living testimony of everyday men and women, from 57 countries who traveled to Palestine to defend the nascent State of Israel. Young adults, former World War II soldiers, business people, Holocaust refugees, Jews and non-Jews – came...

  • Reflect is a new documentary television series featuring six seniors living in San Diego today. The series will explore cultural myths and assumptions about what it means to age.

    We are an aging nation, every eight seconds someone becomes a senior. The growth of our older population will...

  • More than thirty years after the end of the brutal reign of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, Nuon Phaly continues to battle the legacy of their repressive regime. From the squalor of Phnom Penh garbage dumps to the poverty of the provinces, Phaly's mission is to help children and to provide them with...

  • When the Bell Rings is a documentary about David "Dino" Wells, a former boxer who makes a gutsy attempt to return to fighting. At 40, Wells quickly finds that his 15-year absence from the sport has left him in need of intense training, which he takes on with determination and grit. Feverishly...

  • 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....

  • From famous allies to archenemies, the story of modern relations between the United States and Iran is a fascinating journey between two epic characters. This epic, however, has become a caricature-like war between cowboys and mullahs, which has left behind a lost humanity in over 30 years of...

  • Unconditional Hope is not just a documentary film about one of the most courageous and extraordinary women I know-my mother-it's also a movement and campaign designed to inspire more than one million people to live with hope, despite whatever challenges any of us may face.When my mother was...

  • Searching for Kikhia is the true story of a family’s fight against political pressures while searching for their disappeared husband and father Mansur Rashid Kikhia. The former Libyan Foreign Minister and peaceful opposition leader to Qaddafi’s regime is considered a hero in his Libyan and...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Following the struggle of fierce public service reformer Molly McGrath Tierney, our film takes a critical look at outdated systems and innovative approaches in the institutions charged with protecting our nation's most vulnerable group - its children.

  • In 2001, President George W. Bush issued a ban on federal funding for newly created human embryonic stem cell research. In 2004 California passed Prop 71, and created The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to fund, facilitate, and provide oversight for stem cell research in...

  • When Hilde Back sponsored a young, impoverished Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She paid roughly $15 dollars per term to keep him in primary school. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but many years later, she does. Chris Mburu has been thinking of his "angel" Hilde since...

  • Mild-mannered Liansu Wang reunites with his family in San Francisco after 12 years in a Chinese prison. Against his wife’s wishes, he decides to build a replica of the torture chair that left him crippled to seek justice for his sister’s murder and to tell his story to the English-speaking world...

  • 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...

  • The World of Roses is a public television series exploring the fascinating people, places, and history associated with the world's most popular flower. It is hosted by Paul Epsom, gardening correspondent for the Emmy Award winning PBS series The Victory Garden. Join Paul as he travels the...

  • The Race to Save the World is a feature documentary film that follows the inspiring stories of everyday people who are devoting their lives to fighting climate change. This film follows the passion, determination and unwavering commitment of people who aren't putting their heads in the sand,...

  • Still Judy tells the life story of juggler Judy Finelli who played a significant role in the American New Circus Movement, and narrates the artistic relevance of San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus, stripping away the spectacle excesses. Judy finds inspiration in Russia that leads to the...

  • Beloved Land, Beloved Country.  A story of Love, Hope and Healing.

    How do you heal from social trauma?This film explores Hawaiian Identity in the future.  Can we survive the affects of globalization?   Will any original cultures survive?  Are we just one more of the many cultures destined...

  • 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...

  • "Sound is 50% of the cinematic experience" is a frequent expression of top filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, David Lynch, and Steven Spielberg. This documentary explores the history and artistry of cinematic sound design with legendary sound designers and their directors...

  • Films are about stories. Good stories are further appreciated by placing them in a historical context. Bill Traylor lived a life span between 1854-1949. He made over 1200-1500 pieces of art that chronicle not only his own life but also the rapid cultural changes of his times.

    During the...

  • A young Jewish American lawyer, Aaron Sapiro, was making a name for himself helping farmers across the country earn a fair return on their efforts by showing them how to organize cooperative associations. When the richest man in America, Henry Ford, heard about Sapiro's work he launched a...

  • Handmade: Turning Art Into Enterprise is a documentary project of StoryCatcher, LLC. We seek to inspire millions of people to connect and identify with Living Artists and Artisan communities worldwide, highlighting the role of Handmade Living Art as a means of empowerment, sustainable economic...

  • 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...

  • "Taking the Plunge" is a documentary film that focuses on the importance of knowing how to swim. The film highlights the S.O.A.P program (Strategies Overcoming Aquatic Phobias), created by aquatic therapist Jeff Krieger of Waterphobias, LLC whose special aquatic program takes a unique approach...

  • 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...