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  • 11 Questions investigates one of the most lethal yet often invisible forms of domestic violence, a growing crisis told through the stories of those fighting to bring it to light.

  • diagram of male body with markings of bullet entrance wounds

    16 Shots, (formerly The Blue Wall), is the feature documentary account of the Chicago police killing of Laquan McDonald. The film is a forensic examination of a shooting, an anatomy of a coverup, and a portrait of a city torn apart in the aftermath.

  • an ACORN political activist speaks in front of crowd and fellow supporters waiving signs

    If you were impoverished, politically voiceless, and believed you didn’t matter, ACORN hoped to change your mind. For 40 years, the controversial community-organizing group sought to empower marginalized communities. Its critics, though, believed ACORN exemplified everything wrong with liberal...

  • Kansas abortion doctor stands in office doorway looking down towards the ground

    Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions. After Tiller paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these physicians—Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Susan Robinson and Dr....

  • Black father holds smiling child upside down in playful manner

    Through one family’s tragic loss and fight for justice, Aftershock examines one of the most pressing and shameful national crises in America and the growing movement that surrounds it: The U.S. maternal-mortality crisis.

  • Two women is walking with their white dog on an unpaved road flanked by green green trees.

    Jones Farm is a lush, 688-acre farm situated in the heart of western Alabama. Three generations of black women explore their very different ties to this place that shaped them and continues to exert a strange hold on their identities. This is the same plot of land that their ancestors once worked as slaves—a history that is important to their identities and to how they navigate the world.

  • large family poses for black and white picture

    Baltimore, 1972: Henry Selhorst, father of thirteen children, is murdered blocks from his home by three young men.

    Decades later, his granddaughter Emily Topper tries to find out what really happened that fatal day. 'Racism', people said back then. But is that really all there was to it...

  • The promotional poster for "All We've Lost": an elderly woman in a red rainjacket and black trousers stands at the steps of a government building, with the film's title in large letters next to her.

    Synopsis

    In the small town of Laurel, Montana, a mother refuses to give up fighting for her wrongfully imprisoned son’s release, culminating in a spectacular bipartisan collective effort spanning local and national exoneration and innocence activist movements....

  • two veterans pause in the middle of road amid their backpacking trip

    The inspiring true story of two friends who embark on an epic journey to heal from their time in combat.

  • two incarcerated woman sitting on a bench

    In a Midwestern state caught between the opioid epidemic and surging incarceration rates, three unforgettable mothers prepare to leave prison and rebuild their lives after being separated from their children for years.

  • former factory employees posed outside of warehouse in Wisconsin

    AS GOES JANESVILLE reports from ground zero of America’s recession-ridden heartland — the city of Janesville, Wisconsin. When bankrupt GM shuts down the community’s century-old plant, forcing workers to leave their families in search of decent jobs, local business leaders seize the moment to woo...

  • A group of high school students are in training, wearing tactical vest, helmets and fake guns

    Home to one of the region's largest law enforcement education programs, students at Horizon High School in El Paso train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents as they discover the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear.

  • A group of high school students are in training, wearing tactical vest, helmets and fake guns

    Home to one of the region's largest law enforcement education programs, students at Horizon High School in El Paso train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents as they discover the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear.

  • white male teen looks through chainlink fence at school

    At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give at-risk students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called "bad kids."

  • anti-socialist activists use large figuring of a socialists to push their rhetoric

    A former Marine and a public school teacher in two different states find themselves broke and unable to sustain their livelihoods through their jobs. Activated by the energy of the 2016 Sanders presidential campaign and the murmurs of a state-wide teacher strike, both turn to socialism, a once-...

  • A still from "Black Mothers": one of the film's protagonists, a middle-aged Black woman hosts a gathering of Black mothers in a hotel lobby.

    Synopsis

    Violence. Outrage. Impunity. Repeat. BLACK MOTHERS follows the journey of two women working to disrupt the cycle of racist police violence within our country's judicial system. As one mother navigates the aftermath of her son’s attack by local police, the...

  • Indigenous coal miner poses for photo in front of plant equiptment

    A Navajo coal miner raising his secretive daughter on his own, struggles with his part in the irreversible destruction of their sacred mountain.

  • middle aged white male convict listens with arms crossed at a re-entry training

    Each year in the United States, 650,000 convicts are released from our state and federal prisons. Four Walls Around Me follows three of them as they embark on the jarring odyssey known as “re-entry.”

  • young actress stands topless as a male gazes at her chest; snippet of sex-scene contract lays over image

    Synopsis

    Body Parts viscerally investigates the making of Hollywood “sex” scenes, revealing movie magic processes while candidly exploring the toll on those involved. Using a hybrid storytelling approach, the film traces how a cinematic legacy of...

  • Raymond Valenzuela runs into Sylvester, another member of the O'odham community in Sonora, while on a run to collect firewood.

    Synopsis

    When the U.S.- Mexico border was established, it cut through the lands of the Tohono O’odham tribe, partitioning it in two. Today, what is left of this small Native-American community in Sonora, Mexico, makes a last stand to survive as U.S. border...

  • image of two people embracing eachother through the U.S/Mexico border wall

    An exploration of the nexus of political and social forces roiling our southern border and acts of resistance by Americans to U.S immigration policies.

  • black and white silhouette of long haired person with red X across mouth

    When a news publisher in Arkansas, an attorney in Arizona, and a speech therapist in Texas are told they must choose between their jobs and their political beliefs, they launch legal battles that expose an attack on freedom of speech across 30 states in America.

  • black and white silhouette of long haired person with red X across mouth

    When a news publisher in Arkansas, an attorney in Arizona, and a speech therapist in Texas are told they must choose between their jobs and their political beliefs, they launch legal battles that expose an attack on freedom of speech across 30 states in America.

  • hand of person uses small replica of school classroom to teach gun related safety protocols

    What does it mean to be safe in school in the United States? Safe from what, and from whom? Bulletproof poses and complicates these questions through a provocative exploration of fear and American violence.

  • Promotional poster for "The Call": A pop-art style animation shows a closeup of a white woman's hand holding a green telephone receiver to her ear.

    This personal portraiture piece examines weaponized 911 calls in the age of white fragility.

  • a few Black male Baltimore residents sit together in conversation

    During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of those left on the frontlines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence...

  • group of LGBTQ+ gang members walk down alley at night

    Check It is a feature-length documentary about a gay African-American gang struggling to survive in one Washington D.C.’s most violent neighborhoods.

  • a group of Native Alaskan children sit on top a caught bowhead whale

    Children of the Arctic is a portrait of five Native Alaskan teenagers coming of age in Barrow, Alaska - the northern-most community of the United States. As they embark on their journey into adulthood in and outside of Barrow, they wrestle with their roles as inheritors of a jeopardized culture...

  • A former football star and refugee of Hurricane Katrina shakes up a troubled West Oakland high school with his edgy and unorthodox approach to keeping Black and Latino kids in school.

  • promotional graphic for Citizen Koch; statue with a for sale sign around neck in front of government buidling

    This a story about how Wisconsin - birthplace of the Republican party, government unions and Paul Ryan - becomes a test market in the campaign to buy Democracy, and ground zero in the battle for the future of the GOP. Please make a charitable donation now to help us ensure this film has an...

  • Rona Affoumado stands in front of fellow Community Health Project workers

    In 1984, Rona Affoumado answered a classified ad in the New York Times for a “Clinic Coordinator” and found herself at the epicenter of the AIDS crisis in New York City. She became the Executive Director of a free-standing clinic before the virus had a name. This film is about the untold history...

  • A still from "Commuted": Protagonist Danielle Metz, a middle aged woman, is shown in sharp focus in the foreground, looking out at a sunset.

    Synopsis

    When Danielle Metz’s triple life sentence was commuted, she got a rare chance to regain the life and family that she’d been dreaming about in prison. But back home in New Orleans, she steps into a different reality. Commuted traces Danielle’s journey to...

  • structure of indigenous building overlooks development neighborhood of the Hamptons

    In the Hamptons, playground of the rich, land for the development of luxury property is bought and sold at a premium. Members of the Shinnecock Nation, tell a different story about the meaning and value of this beautiful peninsula and long to preserve what remains of their cultural heritage.

  • Amidst a landmark lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, Crime + Punishment intimately observes the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City. Over five years of rare...

  • two camp members sit under a tree while attending a disabled persons camp; a wheel chair is focal point of image

    Steeped in the humor and music of the era, Crip Camp explores the universal experience of summer camp awakenings that would transform lives and shape the future of the disability rights movement.

  • illustration of main character and activist Sarah Hegazi

    Synopsis

    Sarah Hegazi was an Egyptian LGBTQ, feminist, and political activist. She was among the first to publicly raise the rainbow flag in Egypt but the act cost her imprisonment, torture, and ultimately her life. This partially-animated documentary tells her...

  • two young children hang Halloween decorations with their mother outside their mobile home

    When housing on the lowest rung of the American dream is being devoured by the wealthiest of the wealthy, whose dream are we serving? That’s How We Roll addresses urgent issues of class and economic (im)mobility through the lives of mobile home park residents who can’t afford housing anywhere...

  • white middle aged male stares at himself in the bathroom mirror wearing pink button up

    Denial is a movie about electricity, about gender, about filmmaking, and about all the ways we lie to ourselves even when faced with overwhelming facts. It is the story of a family coming to terms with hard personal truths against the backdrop of a global crisis.

  • still of female truck driver starring at their truck in the middle of the night

    Synopsis

    DRIVER follows long-haul truck driver Desiree Wood and a dynamic community of women truckers.Taking on routine sexual violence and an industry where multibillion-dollar megacarriers conspire to make individual drivers anonymous and disposable,...

  • group of people stare into sink hole cause by underground methane explosions

    As the reindeer herding Nenets community living on Siberia’s Yamal peninsula begin their summer migration, a gas plant kicks into high gear on their land. Meanwhile, climate scientists examine a new phenomenon occurring here: since 2014, and in tandem with unprecedented permafrost thaw,...

  • white couple with young son pose for family portrait with their eyes covered by black censor bars

    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.

  • Ernie and Joe, middled aged white men wearing polos, in their patrol car

    Ernie & Joe follows two officers with the San Antonio Police Department who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment—one 911 call at a time. They are not only redefining policing and its mandate to “keep people safe,” but also transforming the ways in which law enforcement agencies across the U.S. think about, approach and help those with a mental health diagnosis.

  • Ernie and Joe, middled aged white men wearing polos, in their patrol car

    Ernie & Joe follows two officers with the San Antonio Police Department who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment—one 911 call at a time. They are not only redefining policing and its mandate to “keep people safe,” but also transforming the ways in which law enforcement agencies across the U.S. think about, approach and help those with a mental health diagnosis.

  • two women dressed in traditional muslim attire walk through parking lot with male

    When a filmmaker investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab-American neighborhood in Chicago, she uncovers one of the largest FBI terrorism probes conducted before 9/11 and reveals its enduring impact on the community.

  • main character Daje rests her head on crossed arms at desk with bookbag and photo of Obama behind on wall

    For Ahkeem follows 17-year-old Daje Shelton as she struggles to beat the odds and earn a high school diploma in one of the most volatile places in the country. After getting into a fight at her North St. Louis high school, a juvenile court judge sends Daje to an experimental program that offers...

  • A still from "For Venida, For Kalief": Two framed photos sit on a bedside cabinet, one of Kalief Browder, a young Black man wearing a checked shirt, and the other of a young Black woman wearing a sleeveless black top.

    Synopsis

    For Venida, For Kalief is a poetic cinematic portrait of the complex microcosm of criminal justice reform in New York. The film debuts the poetry of Venida Brodnax Browder, mother of Kalief Browder, whose unjust arrest and tragic suicide deeply...

  • In the Fourth Kingdom, cans and bottles are exchanged for coins, and the waste of the society becomes the dreams of their inhabitants.

  • Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project pushes the boundaries of biographical documentary film to reveal the enduring influence of one of America’s greatest living artists and social commentators.

  • photo of hands holding image of a victim of hazing

    If you think hazing is a trivial college problem, think again. In Hazing, award-winning filmmaker, Byron Hurt, lifts the veil on a range of secret, underground rituals that are often dehumanizing, abusive, and sometimes, deadly. Byron, a member of a fraternity, places hazing culture...

  • Synopsis

    Holder of the Sky is a documentary film that tells the story of one tribe’s pursuit to take back their treaty territory in the face of longstanding racism and a lingering lust for their land -- a story of colonization’s continuum in modern-day...

  • young boy sitting on top of one of three drainage tunnels expelling blue water color paint

    Hollow Tree tells the stories of three teenagers coming of age in Southeast Louisiana; a parable of climate adaptation worldwide.

  • Jessica Gonzales Lenahan stands to the left of a doorway in their home with a family portrait on the right wall

    HOME TRUTH follows the life of Jessica Gonzales Lenahan, a Latina and Native American domestic violence survivor, who, after the death of her three young daughters, sues her local police department in Castle Rock, Colorado, for not adequately enforcing a restraining order, and pursues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and an international human rights tribunal.

  • Three young boys living in a refugee camp on a rooftop playing

    Synopsis

    Hossain is a coming-of-age story set within the backdrop of the Rohingya refugee crisis. Shot over the course of three years, the film follows six-year-old Hossain Johar as he fills his days with the grand adventure of childhood while living in the world’s...

  • Three young boys living in a refugee camp on a rooftop playing

    Synopsis

    Hossain is a coming-of-age story set within the backdrop of the Rohingya refugee crisis. Shot over the course of three years, the film follows six-year-old Hossain Johar as he fills his days with the grand adventure of childhood while living in the world’s...

  • protesters from the town of Minden, WV hold signs about local contamination

    For four decades, the town of Minden, West Virginia has languished in a toxic cesspool stuck between a sewage treatment facility and a water park. Cancer rates hover around four times the national average, and nearly every one of the town’s 247 residents has a friend or family member who’s...

  • Chris Smalls, former Amazon worker and founder of the Congress of Essential Workers, speaking to the press at a protest on the anniversary of his March 2020 walkout.

    An intimate portrait of current and former Amazon workers taking on one of the world’s largest and most exploitative companies in the fight for labor rights.

  • Filmmaker Jialing Zhang

    Jialing is an Emmy Award-nominated independent Chinese filmmaker based in Massachusetts.

  • AOC looks through chainlink fence of detention center

    A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada and a registered nurse in Missouri build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. One of their races will become the most shocking political upset in recent American history.

  • single building in Puerto Rican mountains

    A kaleidoscopic portrait of the aftermath of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico.

  • A group of Peruvian fishermen going into the ocean at dawn.

    Synopsis

    These Peruvian fishermen rely on their millenary tradition, which combines the wetlands and the ocean, to support their families. Now, this aging generation is witnessing the disappearance of their livelihood and their ancestral practices due to climate...

  • educational protesters

    When a thriving, highly-successful African American public elementary school is threatened to be replaced by a new high school that favors the community’s wealthier residents, parents, students and educators fight for the elementary school’s survival.

  • A girl with dark brown hair is lying on the bed, being nourished via feeding tube

    Facing deportation, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden have become afflicted with Resignation Syndrome, withdrawing from the world into a coma-like state, as if frozen, for months, or even years.

  • line worker works on electric tower in the Congo

    In many rural villages across the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is little to no power or visibility once the sun sets other than from firewood or kerosene lamps. Even in the twenty-first century, less than 10 percent of Congo’s population has electricity, one of the lowest in the world,...

  • Filmmaker Loira Limbal

    Loira Limbal is an Afro-Dominican filmmaker and DJ interested in the creation of art that is nuanced and revelatory for communities of color.

  • a black and white image of Wendell Berry reading a book in a chair with feet kicked up on table

    In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching.  This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later, Henry County, like many...

  • Black male smiles at bystanders as he shows his t-shirt with the word "Justice" on it.

    In America’s capital of wrongful conviction, a man is imprisoned at 19 for a murder and rape he didn’t commit – and spends nearly a quarter century fighting to be freed.

  • Mother swaddles her newborn who was conceived through surrogacy.

    Three women find purpose carrying babies for strangers in the conservative heartland of Boise, Idaho - the unregulated and unofficial “surrogacy capital” of the United States - even as they put their own lives at risk.

  • Black and white torn photo of theatre children some of which were victims of sexual assult.

    The story of long-buried, widespread sexual abuse at America’s preeminent children’s theater, and the survivors who came forward to hold their abusers and the institution that harbored them accountable.

  • Black and white torn photo of theatre children some of which were victims of sexual assult.

    The story of long-buried, widespread sexual abuse at America’s preeminent children’s theater, and the survivors who came forward to hold their abusers and the institution that harbored them accountable.

  • Transgender child and main subject of Mama Bears holding a stuffed toy.

    Mama Bears is a feature-length documentary that explores the many ways in which the lives of conservative, Christian mothers are impacted and utterly transformed when they decide to affirm and advocate on behalf of their LGBTQ children.

  • Manuel Acuna is pictured before a black background. He has curly dark brown hair, mustache and a beard. He is wearing black framed glasses and an olive green casual shirt.

    Manuel Acuña works as a film director and cinematographer, from Guadalajara, Jal. México. Graduated in Communication and Audiovisual Arts from ITESO and with a Master's Degree in Documentary from EICTV in Cuba. His films have been screened internationally, at festivals such as the Guadalajara...

  • Main subject of film looks away from camera towards his town in a suit.

    With startling and unprecedented access, MAYOR follows a charismatic leader's quest to build the city of the future in a land paralyzed by its past.

  • Main subject of film looks away from camera towards his town in a suit.

    With startling and unprecedented access, MAYOR follows a charismatic leader's quest to build the city of the future in a land paralyzed by its past.

  • two people in Godzilla costumes stare at each other

    Cosricans follows a close-knit group of friends on their journey to redefine their own lives through their art and the power of their community.

  • Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was Mr. SOUL! Ellis Haizlip makes television broadcast history with SOUL!, America's first "black Tonight Show."

  • A still from "Murders That Matter": Protagonist Movita Johnson-Harrell, a middle-aged Black woman in a white t-shirt and black hijab, stands next to a middle aged Black man wearing a blue hoodie that says "The Charles Foundation"

    Murders that Matter documents Movita Johnson-Harrell an African American Muslim mother who, in the aftermath of her youngest son’s murder, vows to save all the other Black sons, on both sides of the gun.

  • My Country, No More takes an intimate look inside the lives and hopes of one North Dakota farming community in response to a fundamental question: what are we willing to sacrifice in our pursuit of progress?

  • Netizens delves into the lives of three women profoundly impacted by online harassment, following as they confront digital abuse and strive for equality and justice online.

  • The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to...

  • In the aftermath of the worst mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history, Newtown documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, a cast of characters within Newtown and beyond interconnect to weave an intimate story of community resilience.

  • They came to have their babies.  They went home sterilized.  No Más Bebés is the story of Mexican immigrant mothers who were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County hospital during the 1970s. Alongside a young Chicana lawyer and armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a...

  • When 32-year-old activist and father Ady Barkan is diagnosed with ALS and given four years to live, he finds himself in a deep depression, struggling to connect with his young son, whose presence reminds him of the future he will miss. But after a chance confrontation on an airplane with Senator...

  • After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

  • Overburden is the story of a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother whose lives are thrust together when a mine disaster shatters their community. Through an intimate story unfolding over seven years, Overburden underscores the need for reconciliation as a...

  • Javier Zamora stands near the wall built on the USA - Mexico Border as he searches for the place through where he crossed as a child.

    Synopsis

    Some twenty years after crossing the US-Mexico border as a nine-year-old, Poet Javier Zamora has taken it upon himself to revisit his past and retrace his journey. exploring how it impacted his life and how it has changed for those who form part of the...

  • A multi-billion dollar American development is poised to engulf a small coastal community in Mexico with a mega hotel/condo complex. But local people are banding together to save their way of life and the delicate ecosystem on which they all depend. What rights do indigenous communities have...

  • Radical civil rights attorney, Larry Krasner, leads a band of activists who set out to end mass incarceration by taking over the agency at its center: the district attorney’s office. Embedded behind closed doors, the film watches an unprecedented criminal justice experiment unfold to ask: can outsiders reform a system from within?

  • As cowboys meet at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, they confront myths, old and new, to try and save the land they love.

  • Zimbabwe is at a crossroads. The new leader of the opposition party, MDC, Nelson Chamisa, is challenging the old guard, ZANU-PF, represented by the acting president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

  • Zimbabwe is at a crossroads. The new leader of the opposition party, MDC, Nelson Chamisa, is challenging the old guard, ZANU-PF, represented by the acting president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

  • white male looking out of window

    A group of survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests battle for justice and collaborate to create fictional scenes depicting rituals of power in the church.

  • Q

    Through a generational lens, Q explores the filmmaker, her mother, and her grandmother's relationship to God, trauma and womanhood.

  • Fredrick Brennan sitting in wheelchair with his dog holding a blue 'Q' sign

    Synopsis

    Q: Into The Storm, a six-part documentary series from director Cullen Hoback (Terms and Conditions May Apply) and executive producer Adam McKay (HBO’s Succession), charts a labyrinthine journey to uncover the forces behind QAnon...

  • QUEST is an intimate documentary film that captures ten years in the life of an African-American family living in North Philadelphia.

  • The Radicals tells the harrowing story of ISIS from the perspective of the mothers of “foreign fighters”, as they attempt to grapple with the sudden and disruptive transformation of the world around them.

  • Synopsis

    Miami is ground zero for sea level rise. So the rich must move inland from the low-lying beaches, but where will they go? When residents of Miami’s infamous Liberty Square public housing project learn about a $300-million-dollar revitalization project,...

  • A debate over healthcare has been raging nationwide, but what's been lost in the discussion are the American citizens who live day after day, year after year without solutions for their most basic needs. REMOTE AREA MEDICAL documents the annual three-day "pop-up" medical clinic organized by the...

  • At a moment of national reckoning on mass incarceration, what can California's experiment teach the nation?

  • RICH HILL chronicles the tormented lives of impoverished kids in a dying Midwestern town, who struggle to discover self-worth and to imagine a brighter future.

  • filmmaker filming mural of indigenous woman

    Exploring the unsolved murder of celebrated Indigenous activist Annie Mae Aquash, we uncover a mysterious and complicated web of deception spun over the course of several decades. Annie Mae is one of thousands who make up the staggering number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. By reframing her story, the film hopes to shed light on this current epidemic.

  • Ringside, previously The Punch, tells the story of a fateful relationship of a father and his son and their shared fragile dream. It is a tale of failure and hope – and what it means to live with dignity.

  • white male standing behind clapper board and in front of map labeled Riotsville with marked locations

    Synopsis

    1968: Massive civil unrest, followed by a rare chance for justice. Riotsville, USA is the untold story of what we did instead. Told through a series of all-archival chapters chronicling forgotten and increasingly bizarre events, the film reveals the...

  • A story about giant swamp rats invading coastal Louisiana and the defiant people on the edge of the world, who are defending their communities, culture, and livelihoods from the onslaught of this curious and unexpected invasive species.

  • The story of a football town divided, ROLL RED ROLL is an true crime thriller examining sexual assault in small town America.

  • An animated documentary exploring the crisis in the criminal justice system and US racial divide through the eyes of one family.

  • An animated documentary exploring the crisis in the criminal justice system and US racial divide through the eyes of one family.

  • The Sacred & The Snake follows several Indigenous women and two-spirit activists as they discover their power in the act of collective resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline. But as each returns home empowered to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma and abuse, they realize their battle has just begun.

  • A daughter explores the disappearance of her father, a former Libyan Foreign Minister and peaceful opposition leader to Qaddafi, and pieces together her mother's 19-year perilous journey through a political labyrinth to find him.

  • In a polarized America, where the dual forces of white supremacy and patriarchy threaten to further erode our democracy, women of color are claiming power by running for political office. And She Could Be Next, made by a team of women filmmakers of color, asks whether democracy itself can be preserved—and made stronger—by those most marginalized.

  • College is supposed to be the best years of a young adult’s life, filled with personal exploration, sex, parties and intellectual growth. Yet on many campuses there has been a general attitude of “boys will be boys,” allowing misogyny, bigotry, cyber-harassment and violence to permeate student...

  • 2 people inside a high-rise, standing next to an elevator. The window's glass is shattered.

    Skin of Glass is the story of São Paulo’s largest vertical favela, a 25-story office tower that is a treasure of mid-20th-century architecture and Denise Zmekhol’s late-father’s masterpiece. The film follows Zmekhol’s journey to discover her father’s threatened legacy as an artist, as she confronts the harsh reality of inequality destroying the city he loved.

  • A man is in the shadows standing at the doorway with the US State Capital across the street

    As President Trump doubles down on his war against immigrants, both undocumented and documented, a Salvadoran American family faces the threat of deportation and a family separation crisis. With the termination of Temporary Protected Status an estimated 192,000 U.S. born citizens are at risk of...

  • holographic image of Sunni inside of an art gallery

    an abolitionist science fiction hybrid documentary. The film is set in a future where there are no prisons or police, looking back at how today's movements built that future.

  • A man sitting in an empty small room looking down at his feet

    Synopsis

    Before Big Data, there was the Stasi -- East Germany’s secret police that gathered and weaponized the personal information of its citizens to maintain control of the ruling communist party. In Untitled Stasi, a former prisoner of the Stasi goes on a quest...

  • A man sitting in an empty small room looking down at his feet

    Synopsis

    Before Big Data, there was the Stasi -- East Germany’s secret police that gathered and weaponized the personal information of its citizens to maintain control of the ruling communist party. In Untitled Stasi, a former prisoner of the Stasi goes on a quest...

  • Pulitzer prize winning journalist Art Cullen in scene of Storm Lake film

    Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Art Cullen and his family fight to be the journalistic voice of their rural Iowan farming community through their biweekly newspaper, The Storm Lake Times.

  • Vrej pauses with a dove days after being displaced from his hometown as a result of the 2020 war in The Republic of Artsakh.

    Synopsis

    Swinging Fields follows an eleven-year-old boy who was born as a result of a mass wedding in the internationally unrecognized region of Nagorno-Karabakh “Republic of Artsakh” as he journeys back from displacement, into his war torn home. Born in a...

  • (T)ERROR is the story of Saeed "Shariff" Torres, a 63-year-old former Black Panther-turned-counterterrorism informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The film is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. (T)ERROR...

  • Kenyan women advocate for land rights in Testament

    Synopsis

    A Kenyan woman's search for her father's remains becomes an investigation into British colonial atrocities including concentration camps and land theft. As her personal mission expands, she transforms into a powerful advocate, exposing colonial secrets,...

  • Kenyan women advocate for land rights in Testament

    Synopsis

    A Kenyan woman's search for her father's remains becomes an investigation into British colonial atrocities including concentration camps and land theft. As her personal mission expands, she transforms into a powerful advocate, exposing colonial secrets,...

  • Set in the Canadian Arctic, against the threat of climate change, THOSE THAT BREATHE is the powerful and intimate story of an Inuit community struggling to hold on to their culture and their land.

  • In 2016, outsider candidate Rodrigo Duterte upset the political establishment in the Philippines by winning the presidency and promising vengeance and violence.

  • A boy and a girl is looking out at a window.

    Through the Night is a verite documentary that explores the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories of two working mothers and a child care provider - whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center in New Rochelle, NY.

  • Millions of American Evangelicals are praying for the State of Israel. Among them are the Binghams, a dynasty of Kentucky pastors, and their Evangelical congregants in an impoverished coal mining town.

  • Trafficked in America tells the story of a group of teenagers from Guatemala who are forced to work against their will at an Ohio egg farm.

  • A still from "United States vs. Reality Winner": A young woman with blonde hair and an orange sweatshirt looks out from the window of a car.

    Synopsis

    A state of secrets and a ruthless hunt for whistleblowers – this is the story of 25-year-old NSA contractor Reality Winner who disclosed a document about Russian election interference to the media and became the number one leak target of the Trump...

  • 4 individuals looking out at LA skyline.

    Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America follows the stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers from Africa and the Middle East as they flee persecution in their countries of origin to seek better and safer lives in the U.S.

  • The 19th* News Editor-at-Large and Reporter, Errin Haines, during a virtual interview

    Synopsis

    The Untitled 19th* News Film (working title) documents the first years of a revolutionary news startup that is challenging the status quo of the mostly white, majority male legacy newsrooms. Our observational film follows The 19th*'s diverse group...

  • There’s a new drug on the horizon that promises to make little people taller—but it’s threatening to erase the very community it claims to serve. As little people grapple with their uncertain future, director Julie Wyman confronts her own complicated diagnosis of dwarfism.  At the heart of the...

  • Themes of culture, diversity, and internet freedom clash in this study of how social media has reshaped our lives and upended decades of technological, journalistic, and political norms.

  • After helping achieve independence for South Sudan in 2011, an activist and military officer left behind the government and its abuses. Hiding in the bush, far away from his family, the former officer worked to form an opposition party in the hopes of ending the cycle of violence and bringing...

  • Users (working title) explores the unintended and often dehumanizing consequences of our society's embedded belief that technological progress will lead to the betterment of humanity.

  • Users (working title) explores the unintended and often dehumanizing consequences of our society's embedded belief that technological progress will lead to the betterment of humanity.

  • Searing urgency is a guiding force as Welcome to Chechnya shadows a group of activists who risk unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ+ pogrom raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic. Since 2016, Chechnya’s tyrannical leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has waged a...

  • "When We Walk" is a follow-up to the Emmy-Award winning film "When I Walk". It is the second part of a documentary trilogy that follows the life of filmmaker Jason DaSilva as he deals with primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

  • A first-hand look at how the murder of a teenage boy became the last straw for a community under siege. Whose Streets? is a story of love, loss, conflict, and ambition; the journey of everyday people turned freedom fighters, whose lives intertwined with a burgeoning national movement for black liberation.

  • A high-profile police shooting rocks the Minneapolis Police Department, and its reform-minded first female chief is forced to resign. Following three women officers— who carry on the fight to transform the MPD and restore community trust—Women in Blue — explores gender, violence and policing in America.