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  • 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...

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    Eat nutritious foods and exercise.
    Drink plenty of fluids and rest when feeling ill.

    We know how to take care of our physical bodies because we are taught how to do so, but when it comes to mental health we're severely under-informed.

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  •  In 2017, 79-year old Jaroslav will leave his land-locked home country and set sail on a trip around the world in a boat he’s been crafting by hand for over forty years. But his voyage through stormy seas began long before that, when he was only ten years old and Communism took hold of...

  • Over 19 years ago ballet director Nancy Clement brought scenes from The Nutcracker ballet to the Columbia Gorge Dance Academy. The Last Nutcracker is a documentary film about all the lives that have been touched by this beloved tradition and everything that goes on behind the scenes leading up...

  • A first hand investigation of how a spike in horrific deaths at a women’s prison in California provoked families and advocates to fight for justice against institutional abuse. Through intimate stories of five women, ‘About Time’ examines the stigmas of incarceration and layers of trauma that...

  • When long-time Letterman writer Steve Young began gathering material for the "Dave's Record Collection" segment twenty years ago, he had no idea that he was starting a personal collecting journey into one of the least-known musical genres that ever existed: Corporate Musicals.

    THE...

  • At a time when a decades old ethnic war split the country in two, an unconventional team of diverse players led Sri Lanka to one of the finest and most unforgettable World Cup performances in cricket history, uniting the nation’s people and proving to the world that Sri Lanka was more than a...

  • MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY is the portrait of a town in Texas that finds itself at the epicenter of a growing humanitarian crisis. As Central American refugees fleeing violence make their way around the Falfurrias border checkpoint, scores are dying of dehydration on vast private ranches during...

  • “4 Million Bullets: The Untold Fight for Survival” is the living testimony of everyday men and women, from 57 countries who traveled to Palestine to defend the nascent State of Israel. Young adults, former World War II soldiers, business people, Holocaust refugees, Jews and non-Jews – came...

  • 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,...

  • 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.

  • On January 22, 1959 the river broke into the mines...

    At the direction of the Knox Coal Company miners illegally dug too close to the underbelly of the Susquehanna River causing a cave-in that flooded the mines with over 10 billion gallons of water trapping 81 miners underground. On the...

  • At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that, more than academics, it is love, empathy and life skills that give at-risk students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty on the lives of the so...

  • A remarkable one-room school in Bushwick, Brooklyn NYC is facing a tough year. It’s the run up to the US presidential election and anti-Latino rhetoric is being ramped up - an extra source of tension for a hard-pressed Hispanic community already threatened by gentrification, rising rents and...

  • Set entirely inside the legendary Folsom State Prison, THE WORK documents an intense four-day group therapy session between convicts and select members of the public. As each man delves deep within themselves, we see profound moments of masculinity, fragility and compassion. And as the...

  • ONCE I WAS: The Hal Ashby Story examines the life and work of American cult director Hal Ashby, an iconoclast whose strident rebelliousness in the face of the Hollywood studio system set the course for an unapologetically original body of work. He is the director who brought us The Landlord,...

  • Dreaming in Somali, is a timely exploration of how racism, Islamophobia, fear of terrorism, police violence, and political fractures currently impact Somali-Americans in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The documentary follows the Somali-American experience through the eyes of four residents...

  • 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,...

  • Shadowtrain: Under a Crooked Sky explores a hybrid way of life merging modern society with the ancient practices of people who have lived in harmony with the land for thousands of years; native American Indians. The film reveals its message through the journey of a group of renowned musical...

  • 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...

  • Shirley Price Katz (SPK) is simultaneously healing from brain injuries and dying from an aggressive uterine cancer. She joins the millions who become brain injured each year and the multitude of those who are misdiagnosed and under served. This project is informed by Shirley's words, "We must...

  • "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...

  • Over the last 32 years, the same sex marriage movement has gone from a preposterous notion to one of the most successful civil rights campaigns in the world. This is a “War Room” style feature documentary, from the center of Freedom to Marry movement in the final months of its historic campaign...

  • Films are about stories. Good stories are further appreciated by placing them in a historical context. Bill Traylor lived a life span between 1854-1949. He made over 1200-1500 pieces of art that chronicle not only his own life but also the rapid cultural changes of his times.

    During the...

  • When a young woman discovers her mother's dark past of being prostituted as a child in the 1970s, they embark on a journey across America and retrace the mother's life during her slavery and escape. The truth they find exposes more than either of them ever imagined about America’s innocent...

  • 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"...

  • A student film launches a homeless man on a ten-year journey to reclaim his life, his family and his past as a gifted musician.

    Homeless for twenty years in San Francisco, a charismatic panhandler named Moses meets Fran, a Spanish film student, who casts him as the central character in...

  • Still Judy tells the life story of juggler Judy Finelli who played a significant role in the American New Circus Movement, and narrates the artistic relevance of San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus, stripping away the spectacle excesses. Judy finds inspiration in Russia that leads to the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • American Love Story: A Community in Search of Freedom is a hybrid documentary-narrative that has been shot over the course of six years. By following Jessica, a survivor of domestic sex trafficking, American Love Story explores how modern slavery is perpetuated in the United States within our...

  • 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...

  • A young girl's dream to become a dancer is cut short by the Nazi invasion of Paris. She vows that if she has daughters, they will become dancers. Years later, in the face of unfulfilled aspirations and necessary choices made, their love for each other remains resilient. As they dance together...

  • The Heritage Film Project (HFP) has successfully produced bio-documentaries exploring the connection between the life and works of distinguish men and women, not only within the realm of the arts and sciences but also in the realm of public service and humanities as depicted in the film, Julian...