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  • Los Angeles, summer, 1945, a young boy, whose parents fled from Germany twelve years earlier, is adjusting to his mother’s fragile state of mind. She has just returned from months in a psychiatric hospital. Suddenly he is confronted by his father, who is shouting words he doesn’t understand: “...

  • This film will reveal the destruction by stealth and spin of perhaps the greatest achievement of the post-world war two era -- health care for all. In Britain, in 1948, a national health service was established. Most western countries followed suit, except for the United States. Today in America...

  • "The Hosts" shows the perspective of five different Brazilians who were affected by the 2014 FIFA World Cup in different ways - from a woman selling street food by the stadiums, to a man who was displaced by construction works. It's a social-political portrayal of Brazilians in this historical...

  • A suburban dad is sucked into controversy at a local high school, leading him to question the foundations of the American public education system, and come to terms with some hard realizations about his own educational experience.

    His search for answers leads him not only into a national...

  • The art of the Qajar Era in Iran, from 1785 to 1925, includes some of the most remarkable paintings of any culture, yet remains little known outside Iran. “Miras - The Legacy of 19th Century Persian Painting” brings the wealth and importance of this extraordinary period in art history. Blending...

  • “Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory.” -Molly Ivins

    RAISE HELL is about a Texas maverick named MOLLY IVINS. Often compared to Mark Twain, she was one of the most courageous journalists of modern times... and...

  • Bella, Citizen Artist is a feature-length film about the life, work, influences and impact of California-based choreographer Bella Lewitzky. Described as "...one of the greatest American dancers of our age," Lewitzky was the star of the Lester Horton Dance Group, the first American inter-racial...

  • The Irritable Heart is a documentary film chronicling the life of Marine Staff Sergeant Travis Twiggs, a decorated Iraq war veteran. Sergeant Twiggs developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD") in 2005 during his third tour in Iraq. This film will explore Travis's complex family life, the...

  • Lumpkin, GA is a poetic, multifaceted examination of the moral dilemmas of immigration and poverty in America. The film explores the experience of one small town in rural Georgia, next-door to one of the largest immigration detention centers in the country, Stewart Detention center. Through...

  • Edward M. Bannister: An American Artist, a documentary film, will combine Bannister's sketches and paintings, special FX of his painting techniques, sketch-style animated sequences, as well as rare ephemera and vintage & photos of his world. Edward Mitchell Bannister was a co-founder of the...

  • The Jüdische Kulturbund Project explores the dilemma that Jewish artists faced in Germany in the 1930s and early 1940s and what artists around the world face today. What is your moral obligation? What do you do as an intellectual artist living in a tyrannical state: risk your life to fight...

  • "Sound is 50% of the cinematic experience" is a frequent expression of top filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, David Lynch, and Steven Spielberg. This documentary explores the history and artistry of cinematic sound design with legendary sound designers and their directors...

  • Felipe has come to a crossroads. After 16 years in Brooklyn, working three low-paying jobs and collecting bottles on the street in his spare time and sending the bulk of his earnings home to his family in Mexico, he's decided to return to his wife and the children he hasn't seen in almost two...

  • The Race to Save the World is a feature documentary film that follows the inspiring stories of everyday people who are devoting their lives to fighting climate change. This film follows the passion, determination and unwavering commitment of people who aren't putting their heads in the sand,...

  • A TOTAL DISRUPTION is an interactive video portal for innovators and entrepreneurs, documenting the thought leaders and doers who are driving the greatest revolution in the history of mankind with technology in order to empower and educate us all so we can make our visions real, through what we...

  • WHAT SHE SAID tells the story of Pauline Kael, longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author, and her battle to make a name for herself. Through new interviews, her own words, and never-before-seen archival, our film shows her modest beginnings, how her unique voice was forged, her...

  •   A profound example of human cooperation is circling our planet every day. Men and women from 24 countries have flown on the International Space Station, living together in outer space for months at a time. Not only peacefully but constructively, resolutely pursuing a shared dream.

      It...

  • Bandage up an open wound.
    Eat nutritious foods and exercise.
    Drink plenty of fluids and rest when feeling ill.

    We know how to take care of our physical bodies because we are taught how to do so, but when it comes to mental health we're severely under-informed.

    ...

  • Memphis and the Mountaintop is a compelling multi-part documentary series that, through the lenses of civil rights, sports and music, will explore life in Memphis over the tumultuous five year period beginning in 1968 with the tragic assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and ending with the...

  • "Refugees Made of Gold" follows the journey of Yolande Mabika and Popole Misenga, Congolese refugees and judo champions fighting to qualify for the 2020 Refugee Olympic Team. Without a country to stand behind, they strive to rediscover and redefine home – with the prospect of gold medals hanging...

  • "Standing Still | Still Standing” is a documentary short that tells the astonishing story of Matthew Sanford—a paraplegic yoga instructor – and three of his students.

    Angie is a trapeze artist whose recent debilitating accident paralyzed her body and threw her entire identity into...

  • If you build it, will they come? Mortality of Dreams is a feature documentary that follows Dr. Luis Vasquez's dream to build the first environmentally sustainable hospital in Peru, a-state-of the-art, international volunteer-run hospital that will provide healthcare for all who need it. The...

  • Untitled Oxnard Project spends a year with a group of Mexican-born Mixtec, Zapotec and Purépecha teens and young adults whose families labor in the fields of Oxnard, California—Strawberry Capital of the World. Moving from the berry rows to the classroom, from traditional Oaxacan "devil dancing"...

  • This is the story of one man, his perseverance in the face of adversity and the lives he changed through music. Doug Burris had dreams of rock ‘n’ roll stardom. At the age of 23 years old his world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Through the turbulent years...

  • THE EMPRESS, a feature documentary, is a deep dive into the raw, edgy world of women’s prizefighting, seen through the eyes of the rising star, Alicia Napoleon, a glamorous boxer on a campaign to become the super welterweight champion of the world.

    An exploration of the taboo subject of...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park is currently undergoing an unprecedented surge in visitors. As millions of people move into the Front Range of Colorado and millions of Americans along with world travelers are discovering and re-discovering our National Parks, the impact is stressing both the...

  • “Cassandro, Queen of the Ring” is the true and remarkable story of Saul, a broken boy victim of abuse who found purpose and meaning in the most unlikely of places: the brutal and unforgiving world of Mexican wrestling. Now 30 years later and after having conquered the world, the first openly gay...

  • 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...

  • The godfather of a peculiar subculture, Keith London, and his mentee, Choo Choo, survive life in South Central L.A. through their dedication to somersaulting pigeons.

    Photograph above by Shaughn + John.

  • 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...

  • On January 22, 1959 the river broke into the mines...

    At the direction of the Knox Coal Company miners illegally dug too close to the underbelly of the Susquehanna River causing a cave-in that flooded the mines with over 10 billion gallons of water trapping 81 miners underground. On the...

  • “unMASKing Hope” goes behind the “masks” we don everyday. The masks we hide behind, created by personal trauma, shame, grief and moral injury that scars to our very souls. “unMASKing Hope” tells this story through an aggregate of personal stories from seemingly disparate individuals, soldiers,...

  • Pet Fooled 2 takes a deeper dive into the pet food industry, solving once and for all what is biologically necessary for dogs and cats.

  • My documentary finds the babies from “RAISING ARIZONA,” 30 years later and examines the impact of “infant” movie stardom. Several years ago, after watching “Raising Arizona” for the 50th time, I began to wonder whatever happened to babies who portrayed the Arizona Quintuplets. For all the...

  • Voter disenfranchisement is real, and growing, in the United States.  In America's southern states, it's the painful legacy of hundreds of years of racial subjugation.  And unless the story is told, it’s not going away.

    In this character-driven documentary, we follow the work of super-...

  • "TranSilk" is a short-doc about a female biologist who wants to save life on earth collaborating with spiders and bioengineering.