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  • An average American family becomes entrenched in a bizarre web of espionage and corporate secrets when their hacker son is targeted by the U.S. government.

  • In the 1980’s, when paucity of oversight invited household-name companies to fleece taxpayers of an estimated ten percent of the U.S. federal budget, and whistleblowers exposing government contract fraud were mercilessly punished for their perceived infidelities, a studious young California...

  • 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: “...

  • A time capsule of California’s Wild West history, The Little Town of Washington lies at the bottom of a long mountain road which descends through layers of mist, pines, and exposed minerals, and ends in an idyllic, odd settlement on the South Yuba River. Once a booming gold mining town, today...

  • This is a documentary about the downtrodden, the outcasts, the throw-aways, those discarded people who live in our prisons and on our streets. It is also about our neighbors, our friends, and even ourselves. One in four American families are living with serious mental illness today, and there is...

  • Howard Suber is one of the foremost minds in cinema that you’ve never heard of. Long before Howard Suber wrote THE POWER OF FILM, his lectures at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television were legendary for teaching the art of great film storytelling and instilling penetrating lessons for...

  • Six million African Americans left the Deep South during the Great Migration between 1910-1970, many, to escape racial violence. Mamie Kirkland, a child of seven, was one of them. One hundred years later she returns to Ellisville, Mississippi, where her father, Edward Lang and a friend, John...

  • 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.

  • “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,...

  • The documentary will tell the story of the forgotten Jewish immigrants who fought in the Union army as volunteers during the Civil War. Not only on the battlefield but they also contributed to human values and took their part in the building of today's America.

    When the Hungarian...

  • A short documentary featuring a six year old Syrian girl as she becomes a big sister in a refugee camp that has the best maternal mortality rate in the world.

    Zaatari refugee camp now boasts the third largest populated city in Jordan, with 42 births per 1,000 people - exponentially higher...

  • It is freedom summer, 1966, on the sweltering Louisiana bayou. In Plaquemines Parish, a young black fisherman, Gary Duncan, sees a some white boys picking on his teenage cousins outside a newly integrated high school. Diffusing the tension, he gently lays his hand on a white boy’s arm. The boy...

  • 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...

  • As technology addiction and polarizing politics pull us further away from our connection to the earth and each other, one man’s mission brings hope to the world in the form of a 10 foot walking talking tree. Flowing through the millions of Venice Beach boardwalk visitors each year dressed in his...

  • 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...

  • For nineteen years ballet director Nancy Clement brought scenes from The Nutcracker to the small town of Hood River, Oregon. December 2016 was the end of this beloved tradition. This film shows how many lives have been touched by this production and shares a rare glimpse behind the scenes as we...

  • In 2011, Rosilyn Temple’s son was murdered in his own apartment. He was 26 years old. To this day, his homicide remains unsolved. Uncommon Allies shows how Rosilyn, in the wake and devastation of her son’s murder, turned a personal search for justice into a life changing community call to action...

  • Atras La Pared follows fans of the soccer team Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente and their relationship with the team, their families, the Mexican-American border and cultural identity. The Xolos are the only professional soccer team in the region. Once notorious for drugs, crime and...

  • Films are about stories. Good stories are further appreciated by placing them in a historical context. Bill Traylor lived a life span between 1854-1949. He made over 1200-1500 pieces of art that chronicle not only his own life but also the rapid cultural changes of his times.

    During the...

  • Tempelhof removes the mass mask of the Migrants by showing them as individual persons through their stories about their lives, their journey, and integrating into Germany.

    The story structure of Tempelhof is first based on a chronological and geographical basis as described through...

  • America is struggling with issues centering on justice.  Youth and race are two big newsmakers because as bizarre as it might seem in this country, both are still grossly misunderstood and abused.  Our justice system reflects cultural concerns based in fear, and our children often pay the...

  • Can women truly be free in a society that imprisons them for being raped?

    In-Justice shines a spotlight on the impossible choices Afghan women face in a society that keeps them locked in bonds of tradition by presenting an intimate portrait of two heroic women, Gulnaz and...

  • At the heart of The Think Big Start Small Project are five dramatic, incredibly entertaining stories about U.S. kid-entrepreneurs as they learn how to start a business and experience the challenges and successes of earning, saving, spending and giving. They make something, a business, out of...

  • Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama.  Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives.  Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists.  The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who...

  • The Silent Goldens gives a rare and raw look a family’s first conversations about a suicide 30 years after it happened. This story exposes the unique grief millions of survivors of suicide loss face, exacerbated by a destructive silence that typically descends in the aftermath.

    Suicide...

  • SHIFT FORWARD: Re-Defining Life After Loss is the story of two men; one a community leader, the other a convicted felon; who have formed an unlikely partnership after a tragic event.  By example, they are working together to reshape how we react to and cope with loss and regret.  

  • Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World documents the stories of inter-country adoption out of South Korea. Filmed in Seattle, Chicago, Boston, New York City, Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Melbourne, this short film is an international journey through the personal...

  • The Music of the Golden Triangle and the Cycles of Life, a one-hour documentary film formatted for public television, bears witness to the ancestral songs and ceremonies of many of the 130 different tribal peoples who inhabit the mountain jungles of the Golden Triangle.Filmed over four years in...

  • OUTWORDS is the first-ever national project to document the remarkable evolution of the LGBTQ community over the past several decades, through on-camera interviews with the people who led, participated in, or simply witnessed it. The OUTWORDS coffee table book (published by Harper Collins) and...

  • Zaatari: Through the Lens is the story of three Syrian teenagers who use photography to cope with the pain and personal loss of war, and tell their story of finding humanity and hope in the world’s largest Syrian refugee camp.

  • Filmed over four years, a lingering lens provides a profound look at four transgender youth (starting at ages 4, 9, 12 and 15) as they redefine "coming of age." These kids and their families unmask the intimate realities of how gender fluidity is re-shaping the family next door, especially in...

  • Two men’s lives collided in a CIA black site. One was a psychologist on-hire to get terrorists to talk by any means. The other, accused of being a 9/11 plotter, was his 'Patient Zero'.Fifteen years on, the contractor James MItchell is defending himself against war crimes charges, and the...

  • 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.

  • Mild-mannered Liansu Wang reunites with his family in San Francisco after 12 years in a Chinese prison. Against his wife’s wishes, he decides to build a replica of the torture chair that left him crippled to seek justice for his sister’s murder and to tell his story to the English-speaking world...