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  • The Chinese American actress, Anna May Wong (1905-1961) was the first Asian American woman to achieve Hollywood and international stardom. This biographical documentary film provides insight into this pioneering and passionate woman. When obstacles such as The Chinese Exclusion Act (1882-1943...

  • FEAT chronicles one man's coast-to-coast quest to run 63 marathons in 63 consecutive days, while pushing a jogging stroller. Endurance runner Timothy Borland seeks to raise awareness and research funds for kids battling a rare terminal disease whose own feet lack the strength to run. Ataxia-...

  • In 1989, Jim Klages - former cornet soloist of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band - was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which prompted his early retirement. After years of declining health and unsuccessful medical treatments, Jim tried Gonstead chiropractic treatment, which has...

  • 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...

  • The Freedom Fighters of Nili tells the true heroic tale of a group of Ottoman Jews from Zichron Ya'akov during WWI. While sacrificing their reputations within their community for the prospect of freedom and for the promise of a Jewish homeland, the group spied for the British. These brave...

  • The Politics of Youth Culture is a full-length documentary about the various tiers of discrimination that urban youth have faced since the 1980's. However, through alternative spaces, adolescents have been given opportunities to exercise their talents, and develop cultural movements. Today we...

  • 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...

  • Experience the rise and fall of Des Moines' vanished movie theatres and drive-ins that once dotted downtown and the suburbs, in a pop-culture retrospective that brings their history back to life through old photos, footage, animation, and a treasure trove of amazing stories.

  • VP: Passion to Serve chronicles the changing role and importance of the office of the Vice Presidency as told through the eyes of those who have held the office. The office of the Vice Presidency of the United States began to change under the Carter administration in the mid-1970s. The...

  • Throughout the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood's most sought-after star. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. He is America's Boy Next Door. Nothing, it...

  • IT TAKES A VILLAGE is a documentary in mid-production that unravels the emotionally charged story behind the February 2008 Oxnard E.O. Green Junior High School shooting of an out gay student, 15 year-old Lawrence King, by his classmate, 14 year-old Brandon McInerney. The film goes beyond the...

  • Can telling your story save your life?HOW I GOT OVER follows 15 formerly homeless women as they craft an original play, based on their harrowing true-life stories, to be performed one-night-only at The Kennedy Center.The women of N Street Village - a community for addiction recovery - have never...

  • "The Harvard 5" tells the true story of five men – architects and industrial designers, husbands, fathers, lovers. Now known famously as the "Harvard 5", who in a post WWII era of hope and reinvention descended upon the white picked-fenced New England town of New Canaan, Connecticut, caused...

  • Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple, free, scientifically proven, mental exercise that you could do for a few minutes every day to improve your physical and emotional health, lower your stress levels, sharpen your ability to focus, strengthen your relationships, and increase your quality...

  • This feature length documentary will be a non-linear narrative comprised of live action sequences, archival stills and film clips inter-cut with interviews of celebrities, music legends and historians. The viewer is taken on roller-coaster ride covering the last 50 years of the emergence of two...

  • Pet Fooled is a documentary exploring the underbelly of the pet food industry. As a business that is largely unregulated, and controlled by a conglomerate of companies, this film will take an inside look at whether the nutrition we feed our pets is actually good for them. After the dramatic 2007...

  • "The Liegnitz Plot" investigates a story dating back to the Holocaust: that a mysterious Nazi stole priceless stamp collections from concentration camp victims and then buried the stolen stamps somewhere in Poland. The filmmakers set out to confirm the story, recover the stamps, and return them...

  • Billy Dean Anderson was a prolific outsider artist and criminal who escaped prison multiple times. He was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List and fled to live in a Tennessee cave for almost five years. The cave became his home and spiritual refuge, while his paintings were a means of...

  • Maho Bay Camps, set within the US Virgin Islands National Park, has been the home to a small Eco-tourism resort since its creation in 1976. Created by New York Civil Engineer and Developer Stanley Selengut, he has been named the "Father of Sustainable Resort Development."Maho was ahead of its...

  • A feature-length documentary on the life and work of HOWARD ASHMAN, the critically acclaimed and award winning writer, lyricist, and producer. Ashman wrote LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, SMILE, and the lyrics for Disney's LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and parts of ALADDIN before dying of...

  • In the last 22 years, 68-year-old Clifford Hayashi has attended over 4,000 Stanford games.  Nicknamed "Stanford’s Superfan," Cliff leads cheers, imparts statistics, and travels the country to attend games.  His devotion to multiple sports and the athletes is unshakable and legendary.  But...

  • 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.

  • About one American in seven has some degree of dyslexia. It's a condition that makes it hard to learn to read the same way other people do. With some special techniques, taught or self-invented, most dyslexics can learn to function normally. And a lot of dyslexics are brilliant, talented, and...

  • Every year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife department puts on the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government. Wildlife artists from around the country submit their best paintings of ducks in the hope that the artwork will grace the following year's Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and...

  • Almost five years ago, the world saw news coverage of a disaster in New Orleans. The coverage said it was a natural disaster that primarily affected poor black people. On both scores, the coverage was wrong.

    Now nearing the fifth anniversary, humorist and New Orleans native Harry Shearer...

  • "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,...

  • "Each year roughly 5,000 blacks are murdered—74% of the time the murderer is another black person."  Murders that Matter documents three initiatives of Temple University Hospital to combat violence in Philadelphia’s most violent black neighborhood in order to call attention to the critical...

  • Black Hair Empire is the untold story of the rise and fall of the African American dominated hair care industry, from post-slavery to the current day.   It is the saga of four generations of African-Americans who forged their imprint into American business, their influence upon popular culture, and the fight for racial equality and economic parity.

  • JOCK brings a little known chapter of horse racing history to life in
    a story-rich documentary about the first generation of female jockeys
    who overcame sexual harassment, ridicule and life threatening
    compromises to wage a gallant fight for the right to ride in the late
    ...

  • 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.

  • Cinema for Peace Foundation USA supports peace, tolerance and humanitarianism through the medium of film by raising funds to support awareness and educational pursuits related to advocacy filmmaking. Ten years ago, in commemoration of the 9-11 attacks, leaders in the film, politics,...

  • "Sound is 50% of the cinematic experience" is a frequent expression oft said by top filmmakers, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg. This documentary features legendary sound designers (e.g. Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, Gary Rydstrom, Ren Klyce, among others) and their relationships...

  • Setting out 500 miles from the North Pole — three red kayaks, tiny specks in an austere landscape — the Enduring Ice expedition is bearing witness to a rapid transformation. In less than 40 years, Arctic sea ice volume has declined by 72 percent. Most polar scientists now predict the Arctic...

  • "About Time" is a close examination of women's stories of life and death behind prison walls in California. The film follows different women during their younger days, their crimes, their time behind bars and ultimately for some, their successful re-entry into society. Following formerly...

  • 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...

  • A deep, stealth vibration cuts through the waters of the Western Pacific. The 400 foot submarine careens toward her target. Inside 3 kamakazi Seiran aircraft pilots prepare for their final mission. But before they reach their target, this massive Sen Toku submarine is called off. Japan has...