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  • In a fresh twist on traditional perceptions, host and producer Jane Turville travels across America to explore the underlying impacts of population growth on human ability to thrive in a modern world.

    Population numbers matter.

    Most of us in industrialized countries don’t...

  • Over the next 12 weeks, thirty-six teams will compete in the 1st Annual Orange County High School Esports Tournament, as they battle each other in a competitive video game competition to see who reigns as the best Esports team in High School, while navigating their life as a high school teenager...

  • As the trauma of a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present, Always in Season follows relatives of the perpetrators and victims in communities across the United States who are seeking just and reconciliation in the midst of police shootings and heated national debate about the value of black lives.

  • A captivating multi-sensory environment called a Snoezelen room is used as a successful therapy tool for children with developmental disorders, miraculously transforming lives for both patients and therapists alike.

  • Amá tells an important and untold story - the abuses committed against Native American women by the American state in the middle of the twentieth century: separated from their families and sent to boarding schools, forced resettlement away from their traditional lands and involuntary...

  • "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...

  • Libya, 2011…Amidst the bloody revolution to overthrow the tyrant Moammar Gaddafi, a defiant music scene emerges from the dust of war. After 42 years of silence, Benghazi resounds with a melodic fury that manifests in a staggering variety of musical genres. The music is astounding in its...

  • Sometime in your life you have probably been blamed for something you did not do. It’s unjust - you’re angry. Now imagine spending 27 years in prison for something you didn’t do.

    Far from a “woe is me” story or an indictment of the criminal justice system. This is a story of positives;...

  • 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...

  • Every exoneration story has a lesson.

    With 2,220,300 of our citizens incarcerated, the United States has the largest prison population in the world. Experts believe five percent of those prisoners- over 110,000 - are innocent.

    Since its creation, nine innocent men have been...

  • The image of the American hero is challenged in this heartfelt portrait of 9/11 first-responder Isaac Ho’opi’i as he struggles to put that traumatic experience behind him with the support of his family and his love of Hawaiian music.

  • Emil is a social media-obsessed entrepreneur in one of the most remote places on earth: An abandoned Soviet mining village in the mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan. Tracing his roots to the nomadic tribes that once roamed the area, Emil has returned to put his village of Jyrgalan back on the map...

  • Has media consolidation made us less informed? Has it turned us an angry, divided nation? Or are we giving mass media too much of the blame for our own ambivalence as passive citizens? Broadcasters, for over half a century, were required to serve the public interest—defined as promoting localism...

  • 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...

  • The purpose of "Sweet Adversity" is to bring to the focus the story of one person who used the adversity they encountered and turned it, not to their advantage but as a tool of service to others. At age 17, aspiring model and actress Marsha Hunt was "discovered" on a trip to Hollywood. Four...

  • Hidden among mountains – seemingly far from the crowds, pollution, and bureaucracy of Beijing - a replica of the Wyoming town of Jackson Hole promises to provide “an American utopia of freedom, happiness, and prosperity” to its 4000 Chinese residents. In Americaville, we spend an eventful two...

  • "Hard To Believe" is a documentary film that investigates the killing of prisoners of conscience for their organs in China and questions why so little is being done to stop it, despite the volumes of evidence available.

    The "Hard To Believe” Outreach Campaign is educating medical and...

  • FREE CHOL SOO LEE tells the story of a Korean American death row inmate convicted of a 1973 Chinatown gangland murder in San Francisco, and the activists who led a pan-Asian American movement to free him. Spanning the late 1970s to the early ’80s, this movement would for the first time bring...

  • 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...

  • 5 CENTS is a feature-length documentary that reveals the untold truth about an American and global recycling crisis through a half-century-long war.

  • The February 14th, 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the worst school shooting since Columbine in 1999 and Sandy Hook in 2012. After thousands of mass shootings and deaths due to gun violence in the United States, the MSDHS students rise up and demand, "Never Again"...

  • Profiles Col. Roscoe Turner, a swashbuckling American flier who dominated the air racing circuit in the “Golden Era of Flight” between WWI and WWII. A barnstormer, stunt flier and racer, Turner came to define the word “pilot” for a generation of Americans and helped turn the tide of public...

  • A 70-year old man has been roaming the western United States and living outside with his pack mules for over three decades. Despite arrests and incarcerations, he keeps on fighting to maintain his nomadic lifestyle in today’s mechanized world.

    You can make your tax-deductible donation...

  • American farmers are dealing with more economic hardships and pressure than ever before. Globalization, mechanization and climate change have left the agriculture industry at a dark crossroads. Greener Pastures is an intimate portrait of four American families, exploring the rise of suicide...

  • Everyone knows what a drag queen is, but what is a drag king? These male impersonators bind their chests, apply bald caps and facial hair, and create hand-made costumes to demonstrate the transformative power of their age-old, yet still marginalized art form. They share their passion by...

  • Horticulturalist Alan Chadwick was the leading educator and innovator of a movement that combines French Intensive and Biodynamic gardening. His influence stretches from California Cuisine to the study of problems that face mankind in our food production systems. This feature length documentary...

  • Paintings by Basquiat and Gerhard Richter sell at auction for tens of millions of dollars; a multi-story inflatable ballerina by Jeff Koons dwarfs visitors at Rockefeller Center; a solid gold toilet by Maurizio Cattelan is...

  • In 1975, Lee Brady and David Sanderson invented the first edible underwear in the history of the world. They called it “Candypants.”

    Their legendary creation was a smashing success.

    But their tale is about more than just the magical product that captivated the country—it’s the...

  • Bell’s Angels is the untold story of Coach Franke Ann Bell, a woman who defied all odds to become one of the most famous swim coaches you’ve never heard of. Franke’s coaching career has all the makings of a classic underdog story. She was one of the first female head coaches in the ‘good ol’...

  • On September 30, 1955, actor James Dean set out from Los Angeles in his Porsche Spyder 550 race car to attend the Sports Car Club of America's weekend road races in Salinas, California. He died four hours later on a dangerous, rural highway.

    Back in Hollywood, Dean left behind close...

  • 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...

  • In 2011, the FBI officially proclaimed rap group Insane Clown Posse’s “Juggalo” fan base a “loosely affiliated hybrid gang.” Since the gang accusation, hundreds if not thousands of Juggalos have been directly affected. But Insane Clown Posse, or ICP for short, and their Juggalo fan base are...

  • Men in South Central Los Angeles find a sense of purpose through their devotion to somersaulting pigeons.

    Photograph above by Shaughn + John.

  • I Am Not Alone documents the spiritual awakening of Eric Jurado-Diaz, a 56-year old man grappling with how to live fully after a diagnosis of ALS (often known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). This 15-minute documentary short is an intimate view into Eric's life and reflections on the existential...