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  • UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) is an international documentary film festival held in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and at Stanford University each year around the UN Day (October 24). Founded in 1998 to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of...

  • At age 66, Bernard "Butch" Rosichan, a Jewish, balding pot-bellied and homophobic owner of an auto wrecking business undergoes a risky sex change operation and is reborn as "Gloria Stein" and becomes an advocate for transgender rights.But unlike many transgenders, Gloria (think Carol Channing...

  • In the fall of 2011, Rosilyn Temple’s son was murdered in his own apartment. To this day, his homicide remains unsolved. “Uncommon Allies" - a feature documentary currently in production, shows how Rosilyn, in the wake and devastation of her son’s murder, turned a personal search for justice...

  • Central America and the US have often had a rocky relationship.

    Few in the US know that this relationship began in 1871, when 23 year old Minor Keith received an invitation to help his brother build a railroad in the Central American Republic of Costa Rica. What ensued was a tremendous...

  • In 1995, a judge reversed custody of a child from her mother to her father. Why? Mary Ward was a good mother, and John Ward had little to do with his daughter since they separated. Plus he was a convicted murderer who shot his first wife 12 times twenty years earlier. The reason: Mary Ward was a...

  • Exponential technology is changing the world and there's only one university in the world devoted to teaching students how to harness it: Singularity University (SU).The new feature documentary, The University, tells the story of the students, the faculty, and how Singularity University teaches...

  • Ask any number of residents in the Kansas City metro area what the word "barbecue" means to them, and you will get a number of thoughts and ideas. It's a style of cooking with fire, a backyard gathering with friends and family, a ritual before a sporting event, a type of restaurant.Kansas City...

  • In the wake of riots and racial tension, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor Marin Alsop is changing the face of classical music, while a West Baltimore teenager struggles to tell her own story one note at a time.

  • This is the story of Partners In Health, a remarkable public health charity organization operating in thirteen of the poorest countries around the world and the controversial man who founded it, Dr. Paul Farmer. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues are larger-than-life heroes to millions, fighting to...

  • THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN celebrates a beloved literary figure. Author Armistead Maupin is best known for his TALES OF THE CITY novels that began as a newspaper column for The San Francisco Chronicle in 1976. However Maupin’s own life “tales” are much lesser known, and just as strange...

  • When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000...