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  • "My Japanese Garden" is a one-hour public television program about the people, history and design concepts associated with Japanese gardens in North America. Japanese gardens have a universal visual appeal that transcends cultural barriers. Noted for their beauty, this enduring landscape style...

  • "Growing Together Again" tells the story of German and European unity more than a quarter of a century after the opening of the Wall.  It begins in Berlin where the memory of East-West division runs deep and the drive to achieve a common European destiny remains a top priority.  Since 2015...

  • In Watts, it takes an urban village to raise a school. Set against the backdrop of a politically and socially divided nation, A SCHOOL GROWS IN WATTS reflects on the dense, often tragic history of South Los Angeles and the systemic barriers facing children in inner cities like it. Weaving...

  • 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...

  • A bold and visually epic documentary feature following the emergence of a new world wonder changing lives on the African continent. The Great Green Wall tells the incredible story of one of the planet's most timely and ambitious endeavors taking route on the edge of the Sahara desert. A dream to...

  • A rollicking and unpredictable documentary explores the magnificent deserts of California, Nevada and Arizona; the Mojave, Great Basin, and Sonoran.

    A cultural journey begins 12,000 years ago with native American rock art and concludes with popular songs and film clips of the 20th Century...

  • 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 the last 22 years, 68-year-old Clifford Hayashi has attended over 4,000 Stanford games.  Nicknamed "Stanford’s Superfan," Cliff leads cheers, imparts statistics, and travels the country to attend games.  His devotion to multiple sports and the athletes is unshakable and legendary.  But...

  • 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.

  • THE BOOKSELLERS is a lively, behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it. 

    Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the kinds of books they...

  • Handmade: Turning Art Into Enterprise is a documentary project of StoryCatcher, LLC. We seek to inspire millions of people to connect and identify with Living Artists and Artisan communities worldwide, highlighting the role of Handmade Living Art as a means of empowerment, sustainable economic...

  • In 1945, two depression-era teenagers from Brooklyn, George and Mel, rode their bikes to Philadelphia for an adventure they’d remember for the rest of their lives—until Mel lost his memory to Alzheimer’s. Now over seventy years later, his grandsons in their early twenties, Alex and Koby, are...

  • 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...

  • Segue is a documentary about the transition from life with a voice box, to one without. It’s told through the personal stories of members of the Shout at Cancer choir in London, made up of individuals who’ve had their voice boxes surgically removed in a life-altering surgery called a...

  • 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"...

  • APACHE BLUES: Welcome Home is the journey of two filmmakers, born after the conflict in Vietnam, who are searching for the “truth” between what they have learned in school and from media versus what is reality for the veterans tasked with fighting this unpopular war.

    It is no secret that...

  • Witkin & Witkin explores the worlds of identical twin brothers, Joel-Peter Witkin, world famous photographer and super star of contemporary art photography and his brother Jerome a realist painter and a life long educator in the fine arts. Our film looks at the distinct paths both artists...

  • BLACK BARBIE is personal exploration of the double standards of femininity and beauty that exist for Black women in the United States, using the rise of Barbie, the most iconic girl toy brand of all time, as a mirror and story trajectory. Through the story of the filmmaker’s aunt Beulah Mae...

  • 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...

  • CLARKSTON (working title) aspires to rediscover the soul of America by examining it through the eyes of "the other."

    Intimate character-driven stories lead us through a small Southern town known as the most diverse square mile in America. Clarkston, Georgia is home to people from over 150...

  • 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...

  • Trumphobia: what both sides fear is a feature documentary about the political division in the United States and how Donald J. Trump’s rhetoric increased that division with the help of the mainstream media. On one side, he gave strength and safety to his supporters and, on the other side, he...

  • The Dead Sea, a transboundary water body - shared by Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians - is a unique salt-lake, known for its exceptional geographical, biological, and historical value, and is the lowest point on Earth.  Tragically, the Dead Sea is drying up, causing widespread damage,...

  • The life and times of Fr. Theodore Hesburgh offers a unique glimpse at fifty years of American history as seen through the eyes of one man who chose the role of priest above all else. Educator, civil rights champion, adviser to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian, and activist, Hesburgh was...

  • While in prison for six years, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art which he smuggles out piece-by-piece, only seeing them in totality upon his release. His work captivates the art world's attention as he struggles to rebuild his life outside. Jesse’s journey lays bare...

  • 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...

  • Betty Reid Soskin is America’s oldest park ranger, famous for tirelessly shedding light on the forgotten history of racial segregation in California. But there’s a hidden side to Betty she rarely talks about. Back in the 1960s, Betty was a si​nger/songwriter...

  • Seabiscuit's Legacy is an inspirational, uplifting film of hurt, hope, and healing. This knobby-kneed racehorse was a legend, an icon for the downtrodden, unappreciated Americans broken by the Great Depression. He was the underdog who overcame tremendous odds and gave them inspiration for a...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • An aging mother, despite continuous denial, battles the State of Montana to free her son from prison while discovering their story has inspired historic change.All We've Lost is a documentary film following the contemporary events within the case and imprisonment of Barry Beach...

  • THE COMEDOWN is a gripping look at the country’s escalating overdose crisis, the misunderstood causes & little-known cures. It seeks to deconstruct deadly, society-wide misperceptions that are actively contributing to this crisis. We present the 50 years of science that suggests that...

  • “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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...