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  • WAR DON DON is a film that chronicles the rise and fall of a former rebel leader in Sierra Leone. Through his trial before an international criminal court, a nation faces its wartime past.

  • Do we have the right to free speech? The right to privacy? The right to security?The same rights that have protected our democracy for generations are now in jeopardy in the most unlikely of places: online. The Internet may appear to be an open forum, but behind closed doors, a war is being...

  • Throughout the world, incidences of violence against women are increasing at alarming levels. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million women and girls will be the victim of violence in 2015.  This disturbing trend crosses socio-economic boundaries and is found in industrialized, as...

  • Inside a small airport in central Maine, a group of senior citizens are using handshakes and hugs to play a critical role in the Iraq war. The Way We Get By is not a war film, but a uniquely personal story about how these handshakes can change a person's life. Since March 2003, almost 700,000...

  • For nearly seventy years, Weeki Wachee Springs has been home to America's first and only fully-choreographed mermaid show. Competing with Orlando's mega-parks, it remains as one of the last of Florida's historical roadside attractions thanks to the mermaids who work tirelessly to protect the...

  • For nearly seventy years, Weeki Wachee Springs has been home to America's fist and only fully-choreographed mermaid show. Competing with Orlando's mega-parks, it remains as one of the last of Florida's historical roadside attractions thanks to the mermaids who work tirelessly to protect the park...

  • "We Are Victims!" investigates the rights and support for victims left behind following a homicide. Of the over 250,000 victims since 2000 as many as 80% may not receive support or know that it exists. Often those in first contact with victims (emergency personnel, funeral directors, and police...

  • Nearly sixteen years after losing her father and two uncles on September 11th,  2001, Delaney Colaio goes on a heart-questioning journey in search of other surviving 9/11 Kids.Catalyzed by an invitation for her family to speak at Guantanamo Bay against the five accused in the 9/11 terrorist...

  • In 1985 a handful of young women from Oregon high schools went to the University of Oregon in Eugene to compete in track. There, the storied legacy of men's track and field dwarfed all other programs and the women's program was an inconvenient necessity as universities everywhere were coping...

  • History, Legend, Myth, and Story.....thus begins the independent documentary "We Know Not What We Do," a creative concoction that examines the most important challenge of our time: climate change. Our cameras have traveled the world to spotlight areas, both rural and urban, and lives, both...

  • We said No! No! is the true story of civil disobedience set against the backdrop of the Tule Lake Segregation Camp from 1943-1946. It follows a group of dissidents deemed disloyal as they fight for their freedom, their dignity and their families in an America that had forsaken them.

  • Wear it on the Outside will provide a thorough examination into the realities of living with a condition that isn't seen or heard. By revealing the stories of five adults living with congenital Anorectal malformations or Hirschsprung's disease, the film will shed light on the trauma and stigma...

  • "We want to be the biggest band in the world" is the battle cry from the young musicians in this film. When asked how they will do it, the overwhelming response: "We just copy what the bigger bands are doing".

    Bigger bands...mostly broke and suicidal. Signing with a major label the goal...

  • "We're All Angels" is the story of rising stars Jason and deMarco, two talented
    singers - both Christian and gay - and lovers. The pair sing about their love for Jesus and perform all over the country, from churches and schools to dance clubs and pride events. With their new album
    ...

  • When Medicine Got It Wrong tells the story of how a small group of parents from the 1970s were the first in the nation to rebel against being blamed for causing schizophrenia. Their activism launched the fastest growing grass-roots movement the country had ever seen, ushering in a radical...

  • When the Bell Rings is a documentary about David "Dino" Wells, a former boxer who makes a gutsy attempt to return to fighting. At 40, Wells quickly finds that his 15-year absence from the sport has left him in need of intense training, which he takes on with determination and grit. Feverishly...

  • From EMMY AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER, Michael King comes the story that will document the lives of four American service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffering from PTS/TBI (invisible wounds) receiving life changing treatment at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), an...

  • WHITELANDIA is a full-length documentary examining state-sanctioned discrimination against Black Americans in Oregon.Beginning with harsh exclusion laws written into the state's 1857 constitution banning Blacks from entering the state, the film sheds light on Oregon's historical determination to...

  • Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles, is a groundbreaking 4-part series that tackles a long-overdue and sometimes painful examination of the early history of Los Angeles' Anglo American, Mexican American and other ethnic interactions, and illuminates how these many layered and often...

  • WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? is a feature-length documentary following the 11-time Jeopardy! winner, Arthur Chu, and the transformation he experienced as a result of his time on the iconic game show.Chu's journey begins as a quiet insurance analyst who got a shot at Jeopardy! – and blew it up. Twelve...

  • This is the story of Colombia’s highest profile political assassination and the innocent man who took the fall. As the murderous truth continues to unfold 27 years later, how many of Colombia’s most powerful figures will be implicated in the conspiracy?

    Alberto Jubiz Hazbúm was a...

  • In a tough economy, everyone worries about their job, their home and their children's futures. With so much on our minds, is there even space to think about the 80% of Americans with developmental disabilities who remain unemployed? Eight million people in America have a developmental disability...

  • "Why A Volunteer?" is a feature-length documentary that examines the question of why ordinary people choose to do extraordinary work for the benefit of others around the world. This documentary tells the stories of three volunteers in Afghanistan, Ecuador, and India. Why are they there? What...

  • At one time home birth was the norm and hospital birth was the exception. Now, nearly 99% of births in America take place in hospitals. With the normalizing of hospital birth, the notion of home birth carries a certain stigma and evokes fear and judgment from many. "Why not Home?" reveals not...

  • Witkin & Witkin explores the worlds of identical twin brothers, Joel-Peter Witkin, world famous photographer and super star of contemporary art photography and his brother Jerome a realist painter and a life long educator in the fine arts. Our film looks at the distinct paths both artists...

  • The feature documentary "Women At War: Forgotten Female Veterans of Desert Storm" takes an intimate look at women soldiers' experiences during 1991's Persian Gulf War and their heart-breaking battles with Gulf War related illnesses since they've returned home. The Persian Gulf War was a toxic...

  • Our subject is Women of the Gulag. The term Gulag, which in Russian is the abbreviation for "Main Camp Administration," has come to mean something larger than the corrective labor camps under the Gulag administration. It signifies the system of repression of the Soviet period, which peaked under...

  • As the call for social justice in Cairo snowballs into an all out demand for regime change, 22-year-old Heba, greenhorn journalist and democratic activist, is at the heart of the events shaping Egypt's future. However, her idealism is put to the test as her country faces the challenges of...

  • Set entirely inside the legendary Folsom State Prison, THE WORK documents an intense four-day group therapy session between convicts and select members of the public. As each man delves deep within themselves, we see profound moments of masculinity, fragility and compassion. And as the...

  • Since its earliest days, Connecticut farmers and the farming way of life helped to build the state, give sustenance to millions, and provide residents with a special sense of place. Today, farming in Connecticut is at a crossroads as lifestyle changes, development pressures and regional factory...

  • In 1962, Harold Azjenberg left Miami for New York City by bus. He plucked his eyebrows on the way, shaved his legs and -- in the words of the Lou Reed song that later cemented him in the cultural firmament, "then he was a she," Holly Woodlawn. Holly's walk on the wild side took her from the...

  • The World of Roses is a public television series exploring the fascinating people, places, and history associated with the world's most popular flower. It is hosted by Paul Epsom, gardening correspondent for the Emmy Award winning PBS series The Victory Garden. Join Paul as he travels the...

  • Collectively, their roster of hit songs is unmatched in the recording industry, numbering into the hundreds and spanning decades. They've been -- pun fully intended -- significantly instrumental in building the rise to stardom for a varied list of popular artists from The Beach Boys to Frank and...