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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bolstered by the rise of Trump and the Alt Right, disenfranchised white Americans are becoming radicalized into white supremacy at an alarming rate.

    "Angry White Men: Life After Hate" examines the root causes of racism though the bold work of groundbreaking sociologist Michael Kimmel ("...

  • Living with Shadows: A feature length movie production, recently awarded for excellence by CoPro at Animadoc, Supported by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation.

  • 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...

  • PEACEFIRE is a story in which Tom Erba, a composer from Los Angeles, travels to the Congo to collaborate and record with some of the country’s young, most fiercely talented and resourceful musicians. Through the universal language of music, he comes to learn of the passion, the hopes, the dreams...

  • The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to extraordinary lengths to save the planet’s last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking syndicates to protect elephants and rhinos...

  • 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"...

  • The S Word will give voice to those who have not only survived, but have courageously transformed their personal struggles into strength, action and even humor - providing a window into the lives of those surviving and thriving beyond their suicide attempts. Through these stories will emerge a...

  • Memphis and the Mountaintop, a compelling story that transcends the world of sports, focuses on local heroes and the college basketball team that lifted a city deeply injured by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.  The success of that team, the 1973 Memphis State University Tigers, and...

  • The truth teller project is a docu-series and movement to eradicate shame & stigma. The guests are high profile celebrities who have personally experienced decades of living with shame and stigma.

    Did you know; That twenty-three million Americans suffer from alcohol and drug addiction...

  • When stretches of the Ganga River Basin dry up in the Himalayas due to intensified damming, a curious 6yr old girl who has been hearing wonderful mythological stories about the river, asks the most fundamental of questions – why. To which the mom and her brother decide to pack bags, set out and...

  • Welcome to the The Mindfulness Movement’s page on the 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’re currently...

  • FIGHT FOR THE FIRST begins as fledgling reporters at the Columbia Missourian earnestly rush to report unprecedented student protests on campus and gain access to the guarded Governor. Animosity mounts as doors are slammed shut, human walls are formed, and chants for reporters to “go home!” build...

  • 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...

  • "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...

  • 1,000,000 Dalasi brings the viewer into the lives of Rhode Island refugees Omar Bah and Aline Binyungu Shabani. Compelled by their own traumatic resettlement in the U.S., we witness them became social entrepreneurs, creating separate organizations to serve fellow refugees. Their shared goal is...

  • Two gay ex-mormon missionaries travel across the United States to confront their past and explore their futures while discussing with other gay mormons about the rejection, oppression and the reality of a growing number of suicides they face in the LDS community.

    Jonathon Levi Powell,...

  • Several people have died during the making of this documentary.

    In Brighton, UK, a small group of women have been changing the way people look after their dead. Supporting them during the ritual of care after death, and empowering them to create personal ceremonies reflecting the life...

  • Driven to Abstraction unravels a complex mystery of self-delusion, greed, and fraud-- the ongoing $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world and brought down Knoedler, Manhattan’s oldest and most venerable gallery. It also brought down the esteemed gallery director, Ann Freedman, who...

  • In 1974, a bright-eyed young woman entered university to study electrical engineering, and was soon introduced to a mnemonic for teaching the order of colored wires in a resistor (black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, grey):

    “Bad Boys Raped Our Young Girls But Violet...

  • A brave new world awaits...True stories from those finding happiness, connection and meaning in the brave new world of aging.

    As millions of people flourish into their 80s, 90s and beyond, the frontiers of aging are rapidly expanding. Cutting edge research, technology and practice, along...

  • “Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory.” -Molly Ivins

    RAISE HELL is about a Texas maverick named MOLLY IVINS. Often compared to Mark Twain, she was one of the most courageous journalists of modern times... and...

  • "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...

  • Lost Crusade is feature length documentary based on the book ‘Lost Crusade: America’s Secret Cambodian Mercenaries’ by Peter Scott. Focusing on Peter’s tour of duty in Vietnam as part of the CIA’s covert counter insurgency Phoenix Program in 1969, the bonds of military service that tied him to...

  • Bernardo Ruiz's third documentary feature follows the behind the scenes players in California's Napa Valley as they confront one of the most challenging harvest seasons in decades.

  • Enemies in the border towns of Sderot and Gaza, the world’s longest war zone, try their hearts at friendship. Standing in their way is history, deaths, destructions and a wall.

  • In 1945, the world crossed the threshold into the Atomic Age, and so began our relationship with one of the most complex and controversial technologies in history. Nearly everyone has a strong opinion about nuclear power but far fewer know its history and the complex social and political forces...

  • 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...

  • The art of the Qajar Era in Iran, from 1785 to 1925, includes some of the most remarkable paintings of any culture, yet remains little known outside Iran. “Miras - The Legacy of 19th Century Persian Painting” brings the wealth and importance of this extraordinary period in art history. Blending...

  • In 2006 a severe chemical fire in Apex, North Carolina brought the town to a screeching halt. This monstrous fire at a hazardous-waste disposal plant released a greenish-yellow cloud of deadly chlorine gas and reduced the building to molten ash and the community to an abandoned ghost town....

  • "It is not possible to discuss the future of national and international security without addressing climate change... Food shortages, droughts, floods—all directly tied to climate change will be catalysts for conflict."- U.S. Air Force Gen. Donald Hoffman (ret)A profoundly altered planet; food...

  • Global warming, food and water shortages, catastrophic storms, extinction of species,  plant and animal habitat loss, ...the list of environmental and economic catastrophes afflicting our planet in greater frequency and severity goes on and on. If there was a simple root cause, and potentially a...

  • Experience the rise and fall of Des Moines' vanished movie theatres and drive-ins that once dotted downtown and the suburbs, in a pop-culture retrospective that brings their history back to life through old photos, footage, animation, and a treasure trove of amazing stories.

  • In the summer of 1973, five men and six women embarked on a 101-day scientific sea-adventure, drifting on a small raft named ‘Acali’ across the Atlantic. In an experiment initiated by Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genovés, the project’s aim was to explore the origins of violence and the...