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  • Synthesizing the economic and policy failures underpinning unprecedented homelessness in Los Angeles, THE ADVOCATES evokes the lost ideal of “ care in the community ” through roller coaster stories of case managers in the trenches undertaking highly skilled work. The film demonstrates the real...

  • The women of the Jordanian national football team share one dream: to qualify for the World Cup. For the first time in the team’s 13-year history, this dream is within their reach. Our film follows the team through the World Cup qualifiers as they attempt to make history, challenging generations...

  • “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...

  • Bell’s Angels is the untold story of Coach Franke Ann Bell, a woman who defied all odds to become one of the most famous swim coaches you’ve never heard of. Franke’s coaching career has all the makings of a classic underdog story. She was one of the first female head coaches in the ‘good ol’...

  • The fragile culture of the Yapese is at a crossroads of change, as a major tourism development threatens to take over the island. My Island & Me is a documentary that asks the question, "Can an ancient culture be protected amidst the demands of modern society?"

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  • Atras La Pared follows fans of the soccer team Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente and their relationship with the team, their families, the Mexican-American border and cultural identity. The Xolos are the only professional soccer team in the region. Once notorious for drugs, crime and...

  • 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 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...

  • Before Jazz, Swing and Rock & Roll, there was Ragtime. This wonderful groundbreaking music is all but forgotten and its story remains untold. This Is Ragtime: The Birth of American Music offers a long-overdue look and listen to America's first truly original popular music. From its often...

  • “unMASKing Hope” goes behind the “masks” we don everyday. The masks we hide behind, created by personal trauma, shame, grief and moral injury that scars to our very souls. “unMASKing Hope” tells this story through an aggregate of personal stories from seemingly disparate individuals, soldiers,...

  • Worth more than their weight in gold and harvested in vast numbers to supply the traditional Chinese medicine market, curio and aquarium trades, seahorses will almost certainly be extinct within the decade. Seahorse Gold is the extraordinary story of two unlikely allies who come together to...

  • "TranSilk" is a short-doc about a female biologist who wants to save life on earth collaborating with spiders and bioengineering.

  • Sixteen year old Sala volunteered to go to a Nazi labor camp in place of her older sister. Surviving five years of imprisonment, she kept secret a diary and more than 350 letters she received while enslaved. Fifty years later, facing open-heart surgery, she gave her cache to her daughter,...

  • A short documentary featuring a six year old Syrian girl as she becomes a big sister in a refugee camp that has the best maternal mortality rate in the world.

    Zaatari refugee camp now boasts the third largest populated city in Jordan, with 42 births per 1,000 people - exponentially higher...

  • Radiant Spirits is a behind-the-scenes documentary film that follows cast and crew as they create a human rights movement through the stage production -Transcending Voices.

  • RIGHT FOOTED chronicles the story of 29-year-old Jessica Cox, who was born without arms as the result of a birth defect. Jessica found a way to thrive using mental agility and physical flexibility - and her feet. She puts contact lenses in with her big toe. She earned a college degree typing...

  • 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...

  • Do U Want It? is an exploration and celebration of the musical culture of New Orleans. The film chronicles the rise of beloved New Orleans' band Papa Grows Funk and uses their illustrious thirteen-year career, from formation up to the band's emotional final shows, as a vehicle to explore the...

  • This is the story of one man, his perseverance in the face of adversity and the lives he changed through music. Doug Burris had dreams of rock ‘n’ roll stardom. At the age of 23 years old his world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Through the turbulent years...

  • CLARKSTON (working title) aspires to rediscover the soul of America by examining it through the eyes of "the other."

    Intimate character-driven stories lead us through a small Southern town known as the most diverse square mile in America. Clarkston, Georgia is home to people from over 150...

  • Filmed over four years, a lingering lens provides a profound look at four transgender youth (starting at ages 4, 9, 12 and 15) as they redefine "coming of age." These kids and their families unmask the intimate realities of how gender fluidity is re-shaping the family next door, especially in...

  • 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...

  • Welcome to the The Mindfulness Movement’s page on the non-profit 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.

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  • An aging mother, despite continuous denial, battles the State of Montana to free her son from prison while discovering their story has inspired historic change.All We've Lost is a documentary film following the contemporary events within the case and imprisonment of Barry Beach...

  • 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...

  • At the heart of The Think Big Start Small Project are five dramatic, incredibly entertaining stories about U.S. kid-entrepreneurs as they learn how to start a business and experience the challenges and successes of earning, saving, spending and giving. They make something, a business, out of...

  • As the trauma of a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present, Always in Season follows relatives of the perpetrators and victims in communities across the United States who are seeking just and reconciliation in the midst of police shootings and heated national debate about the value of black lives.

  • 1940: A Jewish girl's dream of becoming a ballerina is destroyed by the Nazi invasion of Paris. She vows that if she has daughters—she later has two—they will become dancers. Nearly 80 years later: Fernande Horenstein and her daughters confront the wounding impact of that pledge as they dance...

  • Baptizing Feminism, an in-progress feature documentary, explores the rise of contemporary evangelical Christian feminism as six women oppose an influential movement of Christian right leaders who promote traditional gender roles.

    At the heart of the documentary is a heated debate about...

  • “In the summer of 2016, I set out to document my ex-sister-in-law’s historic run to become the first woman president. Well, that didn’t happen. My project derailed. It was devastating and I felt lost. Ironically, I was to discover that the female hero I was seeking was closer than even I had...

  • A rollicking and unpredictable documentary explores the magnificent deserts of California, Nevada and Arizona; the Mojave, Great Basin, and Sonoran.

    A cultural journey begins 12,000 years ago with native American rock art and concludes with popular songs and film clips of the 20th Century...

  • Duty Free is a feature-length documentary about an immigrant mother, who, after working every day of her life to support her two kids on one paycheck, is abruptly fired from her job at the age of 75. As she struggles to find new work to support herself, her son decides to repay her sacrifices by...

  • In Mexico, when Type 2 diabetes hits epidemic proportions, public health activists scramble to curb sugary drink consumption, which is among the highest in the world. They find even simple public education efforts are thwarted by industry pressure on government and diversion techniques to...

  • Los Angeles, summer, 1945, a young boy, whose parents fled from Germany twelve years earlier, is adjusting to his mother’s fragile state of mind. She has just returned from months in a psychiatric hospital. Suddenly he is confronted by his father, who is shouting words he doesn’t understand: “...

  • Can women truly be free in a society that imprisons them for being raped?

    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...

  • "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...