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  • 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...

  • APACHE BLUES: The Soldiers Unknown is the journey of two filmmakers, born after the conflict in Vietnam, who are searching for the “truth” between what they have learned in school and from media versus what is reality for the veterans tasked with fighting this unpopular war.

    It is no...

  • 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...

  • Every Child Left Behind is a not-for-profit documentary film examining America’s current educational policy, and its impact on our educational system. By speaking with students, parents, teachers, administrators, educational policy makers, and experts, Every Child Left Behind aims to create a...

  • A student film launches a homeless man on a ten-year journey to reclaim his life, his family and his past as a gifted musician.

    Homeless for twenty years in San Francisco, a charismatic panhandler named Moses meets Fran, a Spanish film student, who casts him as the central character in...

  • EAT, DRINK, LAUGH tells the story of legendary comedy club Comic Strip Live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a place rich with history -- and laughs -- that has put its own indelible imprint on comedy for a generation. It has defined the industry. It is the comedy club for comedians and has...

  • 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...

  • Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech: some of NYC's top ranked public high schools. Each year, thousands of eighth and ninth graders compete to secure coveted spots at these elite schools by taking the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, the SHSAT. While African American and Latino...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • On a cold winter night in 2003, Alaskan State Trooper Jesse Osborn is working the graveyard shift when he and his partner are called to check out a suspicious sedan in a pullout off a rural highway on the Kenai peninsula.  The brief encounter leaves one man dead and turns Jesse’s life into a...

  • At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that, more than academics, it is love, empathy and life skills that give at-risk students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty on the lives of the so...

  • What do a military flight attendant, a breast cancer survivor, and a pediatrician have in common? A healthy addiction to competitive figure skating. During the filming, Andy, who could be whisked away at a moment's notice from California to a war zone, suffered from anxiety, fear and stress-...

  • Sabotage, glamour, death, star power, strong wills and vivid personalities are just some of the elements which factor into the true story behind Rag Wing Derby. On August 18, 1929, twenty brave women set out to fly for nine consecutive days across the United States in the First Women's National...

  • Conversations With the Living is a documentary film that focuses on HIV-positive orphans and the daily lives of these children within the greater context of Haiti's troubled history. In the process, it will highlight the network dedicated to bringing an HIV-positive orphan the medication and...

  • 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...

  • “Baba Babee Skazala” [Grandmother Told Grandmother] tells the little known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes in the crush between the Nazi and Soviet fronts in World War II. Spending their childhood as refugees in Europe, these inspiring individuals later immigrated to the United...

  • The DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT: Feminism seems to be the scariest word in the English language. Not for those of us who experienced the game-changing awakening that was the Women's Movement of the 1970s. Growing up in the fifties and sixties meant not only second class citizenship legally, but 2nd...

  • "Each year roughly 5,000 blacks are murdered—74% of the time the murderer is another black person."  Murders that Matter documents three initiatives of Temple University Hospital to combat violence in Philadelphia’s most violent black neighborhood in order to call attention to the critical...

  • Yoga and meditation are mainstream practices; Sanskrit words like mantra, guru and karma are part of everyday speech, and certain Indian precepts are so commonly held that Newsweek titled a 2009 article “We Are All Hindus Now.” Recently, the Smithsonian Institution mounted an exhibit titled Yoga...

  • Nestled in India’s northeastern Assam district, Kaziranga National Park contains the world’s highest density of the endangered Asian One-Horned rhino. But it is also ground zero for poaching and illegal trade of rhino horn. To help combat this, Kaziranga Park has become the poster child for a...

  • “In the Blood” is a feature-length documentary film about boxing from the inside out- a prequel to the sequel. At the heart of the film is the story, both inside and outside the ring, of 16-year-old twin brothers in their last year in the tough ranks of amateur boxing where kids are raised to be...

  • 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...

  • "For Such a Time as This" poses and seeks to answer several provocative questions: Is reconciliation between Evangelical Christians and the Gay community possible? Can common ground be found in the intense culture wars that have consumed our nation? Central to evangelical efforts to reach out to...

  • 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...

  • The Row is a feature-length documentary about the most poverty-stricken and seemingly hopeless fifty square blocks in America: Skid Row, downtown Los Angeles. Through the astounding life stories of a handful of residents, notably Leroy - an African-American artist and veteran struggling to get...

  • THIS PLACE MATTERS is limited series of six one-hour films, each from a different award-winning director, about place in America; how it defines us, how it creates meaning in our hearts and how it tells our story as a country.

  • A custodian. A housewife. A pediatrician. A grandmother. Seemingly ordinary individuals. Yet these individuals have a story to tell. It is the story of suffering and death. It is the story of refugees. It is the story of terrified villagers running for cover. Yet, at the same time, it is...

  • THE MONSTER is a feature documentary about Paige Tolmach's journey to uncover the truth and institute change.  Told from her POV, Paige tells us the story that after a late night revelation of molestation by one of her best friends, she was moved to act in order to understand what went wrong at...

  • A silent tragedy is taking place in Japan with alarming frequency and it's long past time to bring it into the light. Japan is a country where parental abduction and retention happens everyday. It goes mostly unpunished and in fact is often encouraged mainly because of terribly insufficient laws...

  • 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...

  • On July 17, 1988, Cesar Estrada Chavez, 61-years-old, embarked on a spiritual fast a hunger strike to call attention to the harmful effect pesticides were having on America's farm workers and to shine light on their deplorable working and living conditions. This was CESAR'S LAST FAST: 36 days of...

  • When she was 12 years old, just minutes after a family argument, filmmaker Mayumi Maruyama's father hung himself in the garage of his family's suburban American home. DEAR DAD is her effort to both understand and come to terms with her father's tragic death and to confront the cultural wall 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...

  • Aberdeen, Scotland. 1959. On the city’s poor west side, Elsie and Dennis Edwards bring their newborn middle son Graham home to a tiny, rundown apartment in the Kinkorth housing project. 52 Caisdykes Drive would be the music of Graham’s childhood – filled with the screams of his parents’ drug and...