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  •   A profound example of human cooperation is circling our planet every day. Men and women from 24 countries have flown on the International Space Station, living together in outer space for months at a time. Not only peacefully but constructively, resolutely pursuing a shared dream.

      It...

  • SNOW TO SAND tells the story of explorers Shawn "Pepper" Forry and Justin "Trauma" Lichter on their historic winter expedition of the Pacific Crest Trail. From the desert to the high alpine mountains of the Sierra Nevada, the film documents the expanse of the remote 2,650-mile journey from...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 country with the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, where the king values the happiness of his people above the money they make, a threat is looming. Bhutan's primary revenue source is hydropower; quotas with India would require damming every last river. A man named “...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • If you build it, will they come? Morality of Dreams is a feature documentary that follows Dr. Luis Vasquez's dream to build the first environmentally sustainable hospital in Peru, a-state-of the-art, international volunteer-run hospital that will provide healthcare for all who need it. The catch...

  • 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...

  • “Outstanding!  Very entertaining… perfect for PBS” / Bob Swerer / “Alone in the Wilderness”

    Could you spend 394 days traveling from Canada to Mexico in a 21-square foot, solar powered, one mule wagon? Hi. I’m film maker Bernie Harberts. I took that voyage across America and now it’s the 4...

  • Women are now the fastest growing population in the U.S. criminal justice system. The majority of women going into prison are serving time for drug related offenses. Taking an in-depth approach, the film follows three women – who are part of an innovative reentry program in Cleveland, Ohio – as...

  •  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...

  • A young Jewish American lawyer, Aaron Sapiro, was making a name for himself helping farmers across the country earn a fair return on their efforts by showing them how to organize cooperative associations. When the richest man in America, Henry Ford, heard about Sapiro's work he launched a...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • "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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • At a time when the ground beneath us seems to be slipping away in a morass of social media, fake news and fear mongering, this film is a story of building mutual respect and recognition by showing how people are changed when they feel seen and heard. Americanism goes beyond partisan politics to...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • In 1989, Jim Klages - former cornet soloist of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band - was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which prompted his early retirement. After years of declining health and unsuccessful medical treatments, Jim tried Gonstead chiropractic treatment, which has...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Drawing on his own childhood struggles adjusting to life in the US, Lebanese-American Mark Kabban uses soccer to help kids like Yousif Khummi, a recent refugee from Iraq, emerge from the shadow of war and develop a sense of identity and possibility in the United States. East County Yalla follows...

  • When history fails to preserve stories from our past and present, it's up to us to correct the record. Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, is omitted from most history books. She was an activist and a champion to a nation – and it's time the world...