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  • Everyone needs an outlet.  LA Roll is a feature length documentary about a vibrant sub-culture of dance roller skaters in Los Angeles who live for skating because it is their creative release from work and daily struggles. This community of dance skaters (also known as rhythm skaters) has...

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  • This is the story of traditional artisans struggling to maintain natural beauty in contemporary South Korean society. The artistic process of applying refined tree sap to objects for improving durability extended throughout Asia thousands of years ago. Over the centuries, Korean artists have...

  • Until now, Alan Ladd Jr. has remained virtually invisible—ironic, as he is the man with the Midas touch, perpetually finding and transforming untapped talent into household names. LADDIE will change all that, finally shining a spotlight on this invisible man, familiarizing the world with the...

  • In The Land of Orange Groves and Jails the director's reluctant aunt Yetta finally tells her tale of teenage activism amidst the free speech and labor battles of 1920s Los Angeles. Her arrest for flying a red flag over a summer camp resulted in the US Supreme Court's first victory for free...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The elders of Hawaii's last native fishing village struggle to pass on their ancestral knowledge of the ocean. "Take care of the sea, and it will take care of you," is a creed they practiced for generations. But in a community of dwindling resources and few opportunities, do the old ways mean...

  • After 5 years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are readying themselves for a siege. Through the volunteers from The White Helmets we experience the daily life, death and struggle in the streets of the city. They fight for sanity where war has become the norm.

  • Last Note: A Dialogue Between Kaneto Shindo and Benicio Deltoro was created to present Kaneto Shindo to the American film world. Kaneto Shindo is the 2nd oldest living filmmaker in the world. The work is an interview conversation between Kaneto Shindo and Benicio Deltoro. This documentary will...

  • Over 19 years ago ballet director Nancy Clement brought scenes from The Nutcracker ballet to the Columbia Gorge Dance Academy. The Last Nutcracker is a documentary film about all the lives that have been touched by this beloved tradition and everything that goes on behind the scenes leading up...

  • Two gay ex-mormon missionaries travel across the United States to confront their past and explore their futures while discussing with other gay mormons about the rejection, oppression and the reality of a growing number of suicides they face in the LDS community.

    Jonathon Levi Powell,...

  • Ninety riveting minutes of songs about life and quips about death from the wheelchair of a woman who vows to exit laughing. Once a nationally-known performer of ballads, skits and self-parody, now fated by Lou Gehrig's Disease to perish within a year, the remarkable Carla Zilbersmith will leave...

  • In 2005, the Ivory Coast National Soccer Team, Les Éléphants, produced one of the most important moments in the history of sport. On the back of their country's first World Cup qualification, they accomplished something even more remarkable: halting their country's three year civil war. Their...

  • The 196710th grade class at Cubberley High School was studying Nazi Germany when teacher Ron Jones informed them that they could achieve power by utilizing "Strength Through Discipline". Jones then extolled "Strength Through Community", suggesting that individual achievement be sacrificed for...

  • “Let It Be Told!” is a series of oral history mini-documentaries of elder African American members of the Gainesville, Florida community. This project began after an elementary school student club discovered the lack of historical documentation about the places, events and news of the local...

  • Pastriology is a horror documentary which takes a global view of the perils and pleasures of pastry. How can something that can make you sick and even kill you be such a sweet expression of cultural values and love? Pastry is a luxury for some; a fast substitute for meals for others; and in...

  • Metro Teleproductions Inc. is close to final edit on a full-length documentary that tells the far-reaching tale of The Bayou, a legendary Washington, D.C., musical hall. From 1953 to 1998, The Bayou thrived as a musical landmark that transcended genres and eras in the shadows of the gritty...

  • LIMITED PARTNERSHIP is the 40-year love story of Richard Adams and Anthony "Tony" Sullivan, a committed bi-national gay couple who took on the U.S. government in order to remain together. For the first time, through this film, Richard and Tony will go public with their tale of hope,...

  • "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...

  • Living with Shadows: A feature length movie production, recently awarded for excellence by CoPro at Animadoc, Supported by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation.

  • Location Vacation is a new travel series that takes you "on location" around the world to where your favorite movies and TV shows were filmed. Do you like movies and television? Do you like to travel? Then you are going to love Location Vacation!

  • How and why does a non-Israeli born Jewish kid wind up wearing army fatigues with an M-16 hanging on their shoulder - in Israel? Many would never even entertain the thought of voluntarily entering such a hostile military zone, yet every year an increasing number of non-Israelis choose to enlist...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Looking Up, Way Up! The Burt Rutan Story is a feature-length documentary spanning Burt Rutan’s life, career and legendary contributions to the field of aviation and beyond.Few industrial designers have been as prolific or audacious as Rutan.  His 45-year body of work reads like science fiction...

  • As the Western frontier closed, America sought to forcibly re-educate Native Americans at Indian Boarding Schools.  Their motto was “Kill The Indian To Save The Man.”  In 1892, the Pueblo of Isleta sued the Albuquerque Indian School for the return of “Los Cautivos” (The Captives), 36 children...

  • 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.

  • Lost Crusade is feature length documentary based on the book ‘Lost Crusade: America’s Secret Cambodian Mercenaries’ by Peter Scott. Focusing on Peter’s tour of duty in Vietnam as part of the CIA’s covert counter insurgency Phoenix Program in 1969, the bonds of military service that tied him to...

  • Lost In The Festival the is untold backstage story of Glastonbury Festival in the UK.  In the 1990s, legendary festival founder, Michael Eavis admitted, his event did not have the sell-out success it enjoys today. This music documentary that tells how some risqué new age travellers created Lost...

  • THE LOST PICTURE SHOW is a witty, nostalgic, passionate and rousing guide to the seismic changes taking place behind the scenes of one of our most iconic national industries and leisure pursuits: the movies. Revealing how major studios and financial institutions are using "inside job" schemes...

  • "Lovers", a feature-length experimental documentary, celebrates the diversity of contemporary couples in the nude. Using art and the beauty of naked bodies as its rhetoric and discourse, the film celebrates all couples, however two people define themselves, and elevates the meaning of "couple"...

  • "Lower 9" is the heart-wrenching story of the residents of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans – a community that has been displaced and largely forgotten about in the more than nine years since their homes and their lives were destroyed by the breech of the levees and the flood that ensued...

  • Lucky Express: a full length documentary that winds through India's railways and stations, in the company of destitute children who have made Indian Railways their vast network and home. Confiding their life stories, fears, hopes and dreams, these disowned and abandoned youngsters astonishingly...