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  • Atras La Pared follows fans of the soccer team Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente and their relationship with the team, their families, the Mexican-American border and cultural identity. The Xolos are the only professional soccer team in the region. Once notorious for drugs, crime and...

  • A former Nashville cop makes it his mission to challenge the male perspective on domestic violence. On the Sidelines explores mens complex relationship to domestic violence, shifting society's perception  from it being a "female issue" to a "male issue".

  • The S Word will give voice to those who have not only survived, but have courageously transformed their personal struggles into strength, action and even humor - providing a window into the lives of those surviving and thriving beyond their suicide attempts. Through these stories will emerge a...

  • "You must see Sable Island - it is a non-verbal place. It is in the eye that you must know it" --Roberto Dutesco, photographerThe Story of Sable Island chronicles a year on a tiny crescent of sand, 180 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia. The island is 25 miles long and a mile wide with dunes...

  • Sixteen-year-old Sala volunteers to go to into a Nazi labor camp in place of her older sister. From this barbed wire prison she manages to exchange letters with her friends and family outside, touching only through words on a page.

    Surviving the war, she holds her pages close to her, to...

  • A SALUTE TO BLACK HOLLYWOOD will assemble African American Academy Award nominees and winners for a generational group portrait. Actors and sound mixers, costumers and composers, writers, directors and producers will come together for a photo shoot where an intimate crew, led by Samuel D....

  • 'The Samurai of Gold Hill' is the little known story of the Aizu-Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony, the first Japanese immigrant settlement in the United States. It is a fascinating and compelling story that follows a colony of 22 samurai, farmers and carpenters, and their families, who escape the...

  • Known worldwide, the small coastal city of Santa Monica has been a leader in physical fitness (Muscle Beach) and a backdrop for 100s of films from the turn of the century to the present. A-list stars from Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks to Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland frolicked at the...

  • In Watts, it takes an urban village to raise a school. Set against the backdrop of a politically and socially divided nation, A SCHOOL GROWS IN WATTS reflects on the dense, often tragic history of South Los Angeles and the systemic barriers facing children in inner cities like it. Weaving...

  • The School In The Cloud tells the story of TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra through the eyes of children in a remote Indian village whose lives are being transformed by his ideas.   It is framed by the development of Mitra's latest and most ambitious project, the 'School in the Cloud' –...

  • What if your contribution to a social impact Doc project could help uplift the lives of 8.5 million children? and 20 million adults? status quo that 20 - 70 billion dollars of mis-funded programs failed? Did you know the BROKEN EDUCATION system and POVERTY are connected and getting worse?...

  • The affirmative action battleground has moved beyond Black and White to a new arena: Asian America. Though Asian Americans make up less than 5% of the national population, some say their percentages in higher education are too high, while others say they are too low. In 2012, a civil rights...

  • Behind the polarized rhetoric proclaiming the incompatibility of science with religion lies a stunning reality:  nearly seventy percent of scientists identify themselves as spiritual.  While some consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious, surprisingly, half of the scientists follow...

  • Seabiscuit's Legacy is an inspirational, uplifting film of hurt, hope, and healing. This knobby-kneed racehorse was a legend, an icon for the downtrodden, unappreciated Americans broken by the Great Depression. He was the underdog who overcame tremendous odds and gave them inspiration for a...

  • Israel has an amazing cutting edge food scene. This is the first film to bring the richness and variety of Israeli cuisine to Americans.Chef Michael Solomonov is a young, inspiring Israeli born American who will be our guide. Solo, as he's known, travels all over Israel, eating and talking about...

  • 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 story of Carleen Hutchins is more than a story of a woman who redesigned the violin. It is the story of a woman, singular of passion and purpose, who defied the social norms of her time, a female inventor who broke boundaries and challenged the status quo. The new documentary "Second Fiddle...

  • 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...

  • We are entering a new era in research. The synergy of technological advancement and scientific discovery enables a new approach to solving the universe's greatest mysteries. Through the world of particle physics, we see the great machines and the global collaborations working together in a...

  • Deaf people can do anything but hear. But an all deaf rock and roll band? A deaf comic famous around the world but unknown to hearing people? A modern day Buster Keaton who is homeless yet teaches at Juilliard? This documentary celebrates four extraordinary deaf entertainers - a comic, an...

  • In 1971, Chuck Holmes moved to San Francisco to sell real estate: the sexual revolution was in full swing and the city was known as the 'Smut Capital of the United States.' In a year, his real estate job was replaced by a few hardcore 'loops' and a mailing list; in ten years, the mailing list...

  • America is struggling with issues centering on justice.  Youth and race are two big newsmakers because as bizarre as it might seem in this country, both are still grossly misunderstood and abused.  Our justice system reflects cultural concerns based in fear, and our children often pay the...

  • A Sexplanation is a documentary stripping away shame from sex education. From church pews to biology labs, join director (and hedonist) Alex Liu as he tries to uncover the naked truth about sex.

    But more than providing any specific answers, the film is about giving people better...

  • Shadowtrain: Under a Crooked Sky explores a hybrid way of life merging modern society with the ancient practices of people who have lived in harmony with the land for thousands of years; native American Indians. The film reveals its message through the journey of a group of renowned musical...

  • sHE? Metamorphosis is a film about the lives of female impersonators and their encounters as they thrive in the most conservative region in the nation; the Bible Belt. This will be their story. An exploration into the heart of a conservative southern town, She? Metamorphosis follows ten men in...

  • SHIFT FORWARD: Re-Defining Life After Loss is the story of two men; one a community leader, the other a convicted felon; who have formed an unlikely partnership after a tragic event.  By example, they are working together to reshape how we react to and cope with loss and regret.  

  • This is the true humanitarian story of a small American merchant ship and its tiny crew who saved 14,000 refugees on one boat voyage during the Korean War. The Americans did not have to take any refugees, but they did save nearly 100,000 people during the evacuation. It is a Christmas story...

  • The most famous playwright in Sierra Leone — a West African nation stricken by Ebola, extreme poverty, and civil war — is on a mission to stage the most ambitious play in his country’s history, a play to unite his people around a better vision of their future.

  • 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...

  • Silent Shelter is a documentary feature that exposes the country's broken animal sheltering system, which is seen through the eyes of those in the trenches, the volunteers. These individuals have an up-close view of the harrowing and often absurd practices that many publicly funded animal...

  • A portrait of nations as neighbors and the trains both uniting and dividing its people.

    Set amid the construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railroad, this documentary film explores the region of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Armenia and how a railroad intersects with disparate elements...

  • Four days before Christmas in 1988, Pan Am Flight 103, a 747 jumbo jet full of families, college students, travelers and airplane crew, broke apart in the skies six miles above Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 259 on the plane and 11 people on the ground. Days later, a terrorist bomb was blamed....

  • SINS OF COMMISSION slips behind the veil of secrecy into the invisible world of the California Coastal Commission to reveal how their radical ideology risks people's lives, fuels California's wildfires and why no one can do anything to stop it.

  • San Francisco is known for many outrageous things but nothing is more outrageous than a drag queen nun. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence came about in 1979 right before the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic and they were there in full force to help a community in crisis whose government had...

  • Sisyphus Rides follows adventurer Vince Vetro across Nicaragua on a cycling expedition designed to grow his micro finance NGO, The Lending Journey. What follows, however, is the slow unravelling of his organization, and a soulful examination of what constitutes real success in third world...

  • "Why is it this way? Could it be another way?" This entertaining tale of exploration and discovery features eight public school students who are taken beyond standardized tests into a creative experience that challenges them to think beyond the ordinary. Follow unconventional teacher Mrs. Smith...