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  • Japanese government, academic and scientific institutions, along with industry leaders are investing time and money developing the technology to create a humanoid robot workforce. More than the single motivation of an aging population and the lack of younger workers fuel this extraordinary...

  • "Beyond the Bolex" AKA "The Jacques Bolsey Project" is currently in post-production. We are so close! We need your help to bring the story of this little known renaissance man to the world, so that it can serve as an inspiration for the inventors, builders and thinkers of tomorrow. Alyssa Bolsey...

  • In Arizona mountains just north of the Mexico border, jaguars, once believed to be killed off in the state, have appeared on camera traps, much to the delight of locals. But the rare cats are gravely threatened by a proposed open-pit copper mine, and the peril of a new, impenetrable wall....

  • JAZZ NIGHTS chronicles an almost completely unknown moment in time involving a group of L.A.’s top jazz musicians who brought jazz history full-circle by forging a modern-day version of the forbidden Prohibition-Era speakeasy culture that jazz itself grew out of.For two years, these premiere...

  • While serving 5 years in U.S. federal prison for drug charges, artist Jesse Krimes creates a 30-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and The New York Times, smuggled piece-by-piece through the Bureau of Prisons, forcing an exquisite corpse with himself and exposing the invisible...

  • 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?

  • 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...

  • This documentary uncovers the dramatic story of a courageous religious leader whose passion for justice compelled him to speak out against bigotry over the course of five decades. As a young rabbi in Berlin in the 1930's, Prinz preached openly against the Nazi Regime and saved many lives by...

  • "The American Bowie," "The True Fairy of Rock & Roll," "Hype of the Year." Known as the first openly gay rock star, Jobriath's legacy delves deeper than the labels hung upon him. His reign was brief- two years and two albums. Sabotaged by a publicity machine run amok, shunned by the gay...

  • Jobs For Rent is a documentary about establishing a career in your 20s. It follows a waitress, entrepreneur, lawyer, and struggling artist "representing" the various choices we face in choosing a career. For love or money, as they say. The film compares and contrasts Generation Y or the "net-...

  • 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
    ...

  • Five years in the making, the film traces the story of Chicago-born astronomer George Ellery Hale, considered the father of astrophysics, as he struggles personally and professionally to build the greatest telescopes of the 20th century at the Yerkes and Mount Wilson Observatories, and finally...

  • Jr. Bull spends a year in the lives of America's top youth bull riders as they train for and compete in the World Finals in Forth Worth, Texas. In an extreme sport where helmets are optional and cowboy hats are preferred, these children develop a unique relationship to pain at a young age....

  • The Judische Kulturbund Project explores the dilemma that Jewish artists faced in Germany in the 1930s and early 1940s and what artists around the world face today. What is your moral obligation? What do you do as an intellectual artist living in a tyrannical state: risk your life to fight...

  • This is the path to a world without war. As the threat of nuclear war increased and the campaign against terrorism changed the way war was conducted, Dr. Glen Stassen saw the need for a new ethical paradigm in conflict resolution. A physicist and professor of Christian Ethics, Stassen originated...

  • In 1943 Johnny Bragg was sentenced to a life sentence for rape at Nashville’s Tennessee State Penitentiary. Poor, black, uneducated and innocent, Johnny found solace in music when he joined a group of convicts who passed their time singing spirituals in the prison yard and christened them the...

  • JUSTICE ROARS is a feature documentary which engages at-risk youth who are vulnerable to prisons and jails.We meet kids navigating the juvenile justice system, kids already in adult prisons, and men who went to prison as juveniles, and coming home after serving 11, 16, 18 years in prison...some...