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  • United days after, divided years since - story about how we can unite a nation, told through the voices of families who lost loved ones during the 9/11 attacks.

    The United States of America was brutally attacked on September 11, 2001. Following these attacks, our nation was united,...

  • 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...

  • A coming of age story about a young musical genius that has been anointed the savior and future of the Blues. Diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, this 17 year old prodigy is carrying the weight physically, and emotionally of his responsibility to preserve the music while providing for his family...

  • Marine biologist and explorer Andreas B. Heide braves frigid winter conditions in the Norwegian Arctic as he embarks on a quest to better understand the ocean’s top predator, Orca. Joined by dedicated Orca researchers they investigate the Orca’s incredible ability to communicate and navigate...

  • 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...

  • Beloved Land, Beloved Country.  A story of Love, Hope and Healing.

    How do you heal from social trauma?This film explores Hawaiian Identity in the future.  Can we survive the affects of globalization?   Will any original cultures survive?  Are we just one more of the many cultures destined...

  • When a group of  nurses travel to Mexico to screen locals for diabetes in the Yucatan, they are alarmed by the prevalence of the disease.  Diabetes rates have risen dramatically, doubling every 10 years, and it is now  the leading cause of death in Mexico.

    The volunteers see the...

  • "Thanks for the Mammaries, Bettina Hubby" is a feature length documentary about Los Angeles artist Bettina Hubby's diagnosis with breast cancer and the power of art to transform and sustain our struggle to survive.

  • Four young Damascene women are swept up in the wake of excitement following the 2011 People’s Uprising in Syria and begin to re-evaluate their relationship with their country and to define their role amidst the ensuing conflict.

    To arm oneself, to protest peacefully, to flee or to...

  • The story of organic is told by the agricultural pioneers and movement mavericks. The origin of a regenerative framework for working with soil evolves throughout the film. The future of organic farming shows a hopeful way to store carbon and avert the destructive future of global warming. All those that have seen the rough-cut have found the documentary to be good and engaging. We are now bringing the film home to a fine-cut with award-winning editor Bob Dalva, known for Jurassic Park III, and animator extraordinare Nick Stern will help Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Mark Kitchell bring the film to film festival and the broader public.

  • The Russian River courses through Northern California's famed wine country - one of the most visited - and arguably, one of the most beautiful - places in the world. But do we truly understand the Russian River's importance?THE RUSSIAN RIVER: ALL RIVERS explores the conflicts and challenges to...

  • "We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians." - Dr. Edgar Mitchell

    Edgar Mitchell's return to Earth in 1971 was a revelation, setting the course for a lifetime of ceaseless exploration.

    The Space Less Traveled is a feature length documentary about Apollo 14...

  • For the Love Of Art (working title) is a feature-length documentary now in production that will present a dynamic, compelling, and entertaining vision of the art world-focusing especially on artists and their art. The artists will come from varied backgrounds and levels of market success....

  • 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...

  • OUT LOUD chronicles the ups and downs of the first season of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles -- the largest group of transgender and gender non-conforming people anywhere in the world who come together regularly to sing. These extraordinary choristers don’t just make music. They’re also making...

  • 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...

  • Daughters of Destiny  - The Journey of Shanti Bhavan is a 4 part Netflix Original Docu-Series that chronicles the lives of five girls from Indian families who are among the so-called "untouchable" or “Dalit” caste and most impoverished communities in the world. The series witnesses the girls...

  • This film will revisit a powerfully formative event in my life:  being bullied daily in a racially-charged high school classroom nearly 4 decades ago.

     With compassionate curiosity, the completed film will use my trauma as a starting point from which to explore the social ramifications...

  • “Everything is connected,” as he says – John Kaizan Neptune’s passion for surfing brought him to Hawaii where he discovered a musical instrument that took his life in a direction he never anticipated. Now an ancient art in modern Japan, the “shakuhachi” is a traditional Japanese bamboo flute...

  • “Cassandro, Queen of the Ring” is the true and remarkable story of Saul, a broken boy victim of abuse who found purpose and meaning in the most unlikely of places: the brutal and unforgiving world of Mexican wrestling. Now 30 years later and after having conquered the world, the first openly gay...

  • What happens when an entire city decides to prioritize college attendance and graduation for all of its public school students? We are documenting the multi-faceted Oakland Promise education initiative to see if its "cradle to career" combination of support for new parents, college-readiness...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In 2001, President George W. Bush issued a ban on federal funding for newly created human embryonic stem cell research. In 2004 California passed Prop 71, and created The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to fund, facilitate, and provide oversight for stem cell research in...

  • 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...

  • A nurse fights to discover the truth behind a disease that affects thousands of people who are devastated by bizarre symptoms--symptoms that most of the medical industry considers products of delusional minds. As evidence linking Morgellons to Lyme Disease mounts, the question arises, "Who is...

  • 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 Farida, fighting for their freedom after being imprisoned for supposed “moral” crimes by an...

  • ON MY WAY OUT tells the love story of my grandparents, who after 60 years of what appeared to be the model marriage, revealed that they had been keeping a huge secret from our entire family. Last year, my 95 year old grandfather came clean and revealed to our family that he has been living his...

  • TEACHED is a series of short documentary films that candidly examine issues of race, education and equality.

    TEACHED Vol. I, the first compilation of short films, reminds viewers of the promise made over half a century ago in Brown v. Board of Education that all U.S. students would...

  • Threads is an intimate portrait of an 84-year old Muslim artist in Bangladesh who transforms a unique quiltwork tradition to create possibilities for a better life for her family and for hundreds of destitute mothers. Over three decades, as the intricate story-telling art they...

  • 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"...

  • 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...