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  • A filmic investigation of shifting intersections of land and sea. We will examine cultural, psychological and ecological phenomena along Pacific shorelines, beginning with the Island Republic of Kiribati. Scientists have predicted that these South Pacific coral atolls will be uninhabitable by...

  • ON MY WAY OUT tells the love story of my grandparents, who after 60 years of what appeared to be the model marriage, revealed that they had been keeping a huge secret from our entire family. Last year, my 95 year old grandfather came clean and revealed to our family that he has been living his...

  • Glasgow, Scotland. It's the World Pipe Band Championships -- 8000 musicians from 16 countries. All on one day. This year a new group joins the battle of the bands. Calling themselves The Spirit of Scotland, the world's top solo players have come together for the first time to attempt the...

  • ONCE I WAS: The Hal Ashby Story examines the life and work of American cult director Hal Ashby, an iconoclast whose strident rebelliousness in the face of the Hollywood studio system set the course for an unapologetically original body of work. He is the director who brought us The Landlord,...

  • True story of a small-town Texan who changed the destiny of an Asian hilltribe, and was changed by them in turn. The inside story of a huge covert operation that actually succeeded ... for a while ... bringing 200,000 tribespeople to America. Based on a prize-winning nonfiction book by the...

  • A journey down the river inside the Grand Canyon transforms the lives of six recently disabled individuals. Six athletes with disabilities will mentor six more recently disabled students for two weeks under the tutelage of the awe-inspiring wonder of nature and majestic master itself - the Grand...

  • One Step Beyond chronicles the journey of John Tinuga and Furaha Noor, two youth from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, as they leave their homes, travel to the United States for a three week leadership program, and return to their communities with a new vision of the world and their place in it. John...

  • When there is no one to turn to at home, sometimes the only family that seems to care is the one found on the streets. ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME is the all-too-common story of Guatemala City's urban youth and the gangs that become their family. As ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME explores the home and street...

  • It is a basic human need to want to be known for who we are, what we care about and what we contribute to the world - in other words, to be fully self-expressed. Most of us have something to overcome as we try to fulfill this need. This film looks at people in a field where self-expression is...

  • In 1964, John Spinello invented a game that would eventually become the iconic board game, Operation. John sold the patent rights to his game to a toy development company for $500. The game went on to sell over 45 million copies, delighting generations of kids all over the world.

    In 2008...

  • The orangutan is on the verge of extinction due to poaching and habitat loss. Now deep in the heart of Borneo orangutans and Dayaks, the local aboriginal people, have come together in a unique program. Dayak women have become surrogate mothers to hundreds of orphaned orangutans. How will these...

  • "Other People's Footage: Copyright & Fair Use" probes the contentious issue of authors claiming fair use for a production integrating selections from other individuals’ creations without permission, or paying fees.  The film gets to the heart of this debate about intellectual property using...

  • 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.

  • Imagine if your child had a pediatric condition that threatened their very quality of life. Now, what if you heard rumor of a treatment that was often highly successful but still very risky, that was considered by many to be immoral, and that was illegal to purchase nearly everywhere? What would...

  • A captivating journey into the life of LGBT members in Alabama and the brave friends that stand by them in spite of a history of obstacles.

  • "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...

  • Out of Order is a feature length documentary following the journey of three queer members of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Most gay and transgender people know what it feels like to be told they are broken and to be rejected, and often this message comes from Christians.With unprecedented...

  • 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...

  • OUTWORDS is the first-ever national project to document the remarkable evolution of the LGBTQ community over the past several decades, through on-camera interviews with the people who led, participated in, or simply witnessed it. The OUTWORDS coffee table book (published by Harper Collins) and...

  • 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...

  • Ever wonder how America got to be such a chemical-friendly culture?Reports constantly tell us about the risk of exposure to toxins in the products we rely upon to make our lives cleaner and easier including the food that sustains us.Overload: America's Toxic Love Story traces the history of the...

  • Over five million Americans have some form of bipolar disorder...and all of us are touched by it. OF TWO MINDS explores what it really feels like to be bipolar - from the raging highs of grandiosity and sensuality to the depths of despair and depression. Far from a clinical study of mental...