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  • 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...

  • 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"...

  • 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...

  • "California's Forgotten Children" is a feature documentary about child sex trafficking. The film recounts true stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide.

    The...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In 2005, the Washington Post reported “the number of veterans receiving compensation for the disorder commonly called PTSD has grown nearly seven times as fast as the number receiving benefits for disabilities in general.” Since 2010, military R&D has markedly increased its focus on “...

  • Disclosure is an unprecedented look at the depiction of transgender people and experiences throughout the history of film and television. Over 100 years of footage, from A Florida Enchantment (1914) to Pose (2018), is woven together with the personal stories of...

  • This four part documentary series explores the extraordinary story of Mike Borrelli, an Italian-American NYPD detective and his partner Bob Davis, one of the first African-American detectives in New York, who are accused of having mafia ties and convicted for the 1975 murder of Mike Borrelli’s...

  • A filmic investigation of shifting intersections of land and sea. We will examine cultural, psychological and ecological phenomena along Pacific shorelines, beginning with the Island Republic of Kiribati. Scientists have predicted that these South Pacific coral atolls will be uninhabitable by...

  • THE OAKLAND PROMISE (working title)

    What happens when an entire city prioritizes college completion for every public school student? We are documenting the multi-faceted Oakland Promise education initiative to see if its "cradle to career" combination of supports for students can break...

  • 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: “...

  • Post-Gold Rush San Francisco is dreary and stagnant, but banker William Chapman Ralston has a big vision for it. When silver is discovered in 1859, he stops at nothing to transform the backwater boomtown into one of the great cities of the world. Tragically the immense task proves more than he...

  • 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...

  • Welcome to the The Mindfulness Movement’s page on the non-profit International Documentary Association (IDA) website – the place to donate to make this film a reality. All donations are tax-deductible for US residents! Donors from other countries should check their local tax rules.

    We...

  • 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...

  • The commercial sale of dinosaur fossils is a deep-seated issue that paleontologists have debated for decades. For academic paleontologists each fossil unravels new information about the past. For commercial collectors the fossils are prehistoric gold. THE NEW EXTINCTION covers the topic from all...

  • BEHIND THE CURVE delves into the outlandish world of Flat-Earthers — people who honestly believe that the world is flat, and that a worldwide conspiracy is keeping us from the truth.

  • That’s How We Roll is a character-rich, feature-length documentary about the uniquely American phenomenon of mobile home parks, and the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis. This issue-based film unfolds through the colorful stories of mobile home park residents across the US – retiring...

  • 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-...

  • The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,650 miles and connects Canada to Mexico, from Mt. Rainier to the Mojave Desert, in one continuous, tortuous footpath. 24 year-old Sam Fox plans to set a new speed record by running the trail in 60 days, averaging 44 miles each day. Why? To raise $250,000 for...

  • Cairo to the Cloud tells the captivating story of the Cairo Geniza, a vast treasure trove of manuscripts discovered in the “geniza,” or sacred storeroom, of an ancient synagogue in Old Cairo.

    The Geniza is not only the largest cache of Jewish history ever found, it is a window into a...

  • "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...

  • Family, dreamers, second chances, and the opening of the first whiskey distillery in Austin, TX since prohibition.

    Distilling Dreams is an intimate feature length documentary about the people behind Still Austin Whiskey Company: Father and son Chris & Cleveland, married couples Andrew...

  • Electronic Voyager is a feature-length documentary that follows Michelle Moog-Koussa on an emotional road trip journey, retracing her father’s groundbreaking footsteps. Michelle’s father is the late Dr. Robert Moog (1934 - 2005), a true American innovator who is arguably the most important...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Behind the polarized rhetoric proclaiming the incompatibility of science with religion lies a stunning reality:  nearly seventy percent of scientists identify themselves as spiritual.  While some consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious, surprisingly, half of the scientists follow...

  • In Ethiopia, there is a community of over nine thousand Jews. They speak Hebrew, keep kosher and have relatives in Israel, yet Israel continues to deny their appeals for aliyah — the Jewish birthright to become a citizen of Israel. They survive within a temporary, difficult reality in Ethiopia,...

  • While many are familiar with Woodstock, New York's musical history, Woodstock: 100 Years of the Arts presents the first comprehensive documentary solely focused on the town's artistic and cultural history that resulted from the institutions and artists that came together in the twentieth century...

  • California has more biodiversity than any other state in the USA, but many of its unique flora and fauna are facing the threat of extinction.  With charismatic biologists as hosts, this ninety minute documentary film will highlight nine of these species, creating empathy with them as we explore...

  • 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...

  • A story of a friend Urška, that for some reason keeps on coming back to life.

    The Body is a poetic story about one woman’s struggle to overcome an incredibly rare autoimmune disease; a glimpse into her life as she lives with a DNA chain full of mistakes almost impossible to fix. This is a...

  • Searching for Kikhia is the true story of a family’s fight against political pressures while searching for their disappeared husband and father Mansur Rashid Kikhia. The former Libyan Foreign Minister and peaceful opposition leader to Qaddafi’s regime is considered a hero in his Libyan and...

  • This film will be the definitive documentary on the life of novelist-poet-outdoorsman-raconteur Jim Harrison. Tentatively titled “The Stories of Jim Harrison,” it will focus on a number of specific themes that run through both his work and his life, exploring the artistic impulses that informed...