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  • A character-driven examination of the racial inequities in the criminal justice system in New Orleans - the most draconian in America. The film will air on PBS in 2018.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Setting out 500 miles from the North Pole — three red kayaks, tiny specks in an austere landscape — the Enduring Ice expedition is bearing witness to a rapid transformation. In less than 40 years, Arctic sea ice volume has declined by 72 percent. Most polar scientists now predict the Arctic...

  • 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...

  • Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS is a 110-minute documentary that tells a story that has never been told: the vital role that women have played - and continue to play - in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

    Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists,...

  • When the lead singer of I Don't Konform sent out a demo album to Flemming Rasmussen, the Grammy Award-winning producer of Metallica, they never imagined themselves a few months later rehearsing with him inside a hot hogan on a Navajo reservation before recording their debut album at his iconic...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mild-mannered Liansu Wang reunites with his family in San Francisco after 12 years in a Chinese prison. Against his wife’s wishes, he decides to build a replica of the torture chair that left him crippled to seek justice for his sister’s murder and to tell his story to the English-speaking world...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park is currently undergoing an unprecedented surge in visitors. As millions of people move into the Front Range of Colorado and millions of Americans along with world travelers are discovering and re-discovering our National Parks, the impact is stressing both the...

  • Can these taxi drivers be tamed?

    Find out in A Taxi Odyssey, the hilarious and insightful story about the infamous, independent, colorful and charming taxi drivers of Athens, Greece as they attend government mandated behavioral seminars to learn better manners. In their cabs, we visit...

  • 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...

  • In 2005, the Washington Post reported “the number of veterans receiving compensation for the disorder commonly called PTSD has grown nearly seven times as fast as the number receiving benefits for disabilities in general.” Since 2010, military R&D has markedly increased its focus on “...

  • State Trooper Jessie Osborn is called to check out a suspicious sedan on a remote Alaskan Highway. The brief encounter leaves one man dead and turns Jessie’s life into a nightmare. The incident explodes in the press and Jessie’s world turns upside down in a perfect storm of suspicion and...

  • Each year, between 20-35,000 young adults reach the end of their allotted time in the foster care system and are thrust out into the world to make it on their own. These young people are forced to navigate all of the responsibilities of adulthood, many without having sufficient preparation nor...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • “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...

  • Baptizing Feminism is a feature length documentary about the intersection of Christianity and feminism, and the passionate individuals leading a movement opposing religious patriarchy, the oppression of women, and the beliefs of influential Christian leaders advocating male-only leadership in...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sixteen-year-old Sala volunteers to go to into a Nazi labor camp in place of her older sister. From this barbed wire prison she manages to exchange letters with her friends and family outside, touching only through words on a page.

    Surviving the war, she holds her pages close to her, to...

  • John Sears, aka Mule, has been roaming the western United States with his three mules for almost thirty years, trying to find balance between the man-made and the natural world. The 69-year-old and his animals sleep outside, insisting on their right to move as they please. Bemoaning the loss of...

  • Our film follows the creation of a troop of 8 to 12-year-old girls of color – the Radical Monarchs – in Oakland, CA. A social justice- oriented alternative to the Girl Scouts, the Monarchs still earn badges – not for sewing or selling cookies but for units on Black Lives Matter, Radical Beauty,...

  • Child slavery is not something we think of as being close to home. In the United States alone, over thousands of children are being enslaved and sold for sex. These children are sold an average of 15 times a day, 6 days a week, totaling 14,040 sex acts a year--generating a $9.8 billion industry...

  • 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...

  • The  new media program Staying Put or Moving On considers the fundamental questions: Where and how are we going to live as we grow older?  Should we stay in our own homes as we age or should we move on to co-housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living or any number of other...

  • “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...

  • Throw Like A Girl is a quest, my quest to understand why American women don't routinely play baseball.  Since Title IX, women's participation in sport has grown, as have opportunities for women - except in baseball.  Basketball is basketball, tennis is tennis, golf is golf, swimming, skiing,...

  • "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...

  • 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,...