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  • In March of 1976, General Jorge Videla toppled Argentina’s democracy and embarked on a brutal campaign of repression.  Roughly 30,000 Argentines were kidnapped and murdered by security forces—including some 500 women who were pregnant or had recently given birth.  For years, no one knew what had...

  • 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...

  • Behind the polarized rhetoric proclaiming the incompatibility of science with religion lies a stunning reality:  nearly seventy percent of scientists identify themselves as spiritual.  While some consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious, surprisingly, half of the scientists follow...

  • This film studies the forces in play that created the bloodiest year for Sikhs since India gained its independence.  Bookending the film will be a re-visiting of the massacre of Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  Per a 2013 Stanford study, 70% of Americans do not know what a Sikh is.The bulk of the...

  • After 5 years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are readying themselves for a siege. Through the volunteers from The White Helmets we experience the daily life, death and struggle in the streets of the city. They fight for sanity where war has become the norm.

  • The number of women in US prisons has increased by 800% in the past 40 years. In a Midwestern state caught between the opioid epidemic and surging incarceration rates, three unforgettable mothers reinvent themselves and rebuild bonds with their kids after being incarcerated and separated from...

  • Tired of waiting for someone else to save Democracy? A tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina - named a “posterchild” for voter suppression - intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens. Through...

  • 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.

  • What’s it mean to be called the “Latino Obama”? To be the person whom people say a whole section of the United States population could conceivably see as their spokesperson, their inspiration, their leader based solely on skin color and language identification? It’s a heavy mantle to be assigned...

  • Memphis and the Mountaintop is a compelling multi-part documentary series that, through the lenses of civil rights, sports and music, will explore life in Memphis over the tumultuous five year period beginning in 1968 with the tragic assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and ending with the...

  • 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,...

  • In 2011, the FBI officially proclaimed rap group Insane Clown Posse’s “Juggalo” fan base a “loosely affiliated hybrid gang.” Since the gang accusation, hundreds if not thousands of Juggalos have been directly affected. But Insane Clown Posse, or ICP for short, and their Juggalo fan base are...

  • Iraq Paper Scissors follows a unique transformation from uniform to pulp, from battlefield to workshop, and from warrior to artist. Filmmaker Sara Nesson follows several Iraq Veterans on an unusual and creative journey as they confront their emotional wounds, and redefine themselves as artists...

  • 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...

  • A spiritual missionary in the form of a 10-foot tree asks us to explore human nature and the survival of our species, but in the end he must contend with his own survival and past. Lionel Powell grew up in the Marcy Projects of Brooklyn surrounded by gangs, drugs and violence. As a boy he found...

  • The orangutan is on the verge of extinction due to poaching and habitat loss. Now deep in the heart of Borneo orangutans and Dayaks, the local aboriginal people, have come together in a unique program. Dayak women have become surrogate mothers to hundreds of orphaned orangutans. How will these...

  • Spanning 8-years, this intimate documentary follows SARAH and her family of seven siblings in their rural Missouri home, bearing witness to their journey from adolescence to adulthood, in some cases to parenthood. Do cycles of poverty repeat, generation after generation - even when there is such...

  • Yoga and meditation are mainstream practices; Sanskrit words like mantra, guru and karma are part of everyday speech, and certain Indian precepts are so commonly held that Newsweek titled a 2009 article “We Are All Hindus Now.” Recently, the Smithsonian Institution mounted an exhibit titled Yoga...

  • While many are familiar with Woodstock, New York's musical history, Woodstock: 100 Years of the Arts presents the first comprehensive documentary solely focused on the town's artistic and cultural history that resulted from the institutions and artists that came together in the twentieth century...

  • Behind the rise of the iconic Barbie doll, came a twenty-one-year struggle to see the first Black Barbie. Filmmaker Lagueria Davis uncovers a hidden, emblematic struggle for representation for Black women and girls. The film will reveal how inclusivity has often only been implemented to generate...

  • EL SISTEMA USA! is an hour long documentary about a new music education experiment in Philadelphia based on Venezuela's El Sistema program. It is produced in association with TED and The New England Conservatory by Jamie Bernstein, Elizabeth Kling, Ofra Bikel, with Anthony Drazan directing.

  • At the beginning of the 90's, in San Francisco, Sylvie sets up Ti Couz, an utopian creperie, made of self-management, ecological concerns, social rights for the employees. After successful years, Sylvie and the Ti Couz ideals must face a violent gentrification and an opposite vision of society...

  • "Lower 9" is the heart-wrenching story of the residents of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans – a community that has been displaced and largely forgotten about in the more than nine years since their homes and their lives were destroyed by the breech of the levees and the flood that ensued...

  • FOR THE LOVE OF RUTLAND (formerly THE GUT) explores a blue-collar New England town as a complex, partial microcosm of our current national and global reality. An attempt to bring new life to an economically struggling, overwhelmingly white community - through refugee resettlement - unleashes...

  • Centered around The New York Times’ Letters Department, people from across the country write letters to the editor (LTE), sustaining free speech in a time of political and technological upheaval.

    As personal letter writing has become virtually extinct, why are LTEs still a vibrant and,...

  • In this riveting story, 23Year old Elijah seeks to confront his absent biological father face to face. He plans to do so without warning, knowing that his birthfather would likely attempt to avoid him. This unique and raw documentary doesn’t just captivate audiences affected by adoption. It is...

  • HOTSPOT follows conservationists throughout southern Appalachia including a scientist, hiker, hunter and indigenous leader who are on the forefront of protecting this unique region. Working across organizational boundaries, these conservationists are confronted with the complexities of...

  • The affirmative action battleground has moved beyond Black and White to a new arena: Asian America. Though Asian Americans make up less than 5% of the national population, some say their percentages in higher education are too high, while others say they are too low. In 2012, a civil rights...

  • "A must-see! 'An Inconvenient Truth' for the healthcare debate." 
- Anthony Kaufman (The Village Voice)ESCAPE FIRE tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system? The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in...

  • "Flashback" dramatically unspools the science behind the long-standing controversy over "recovered memory" of child sexual abuse. Exclusive footage brings the social history of the hard-fought conflict to life as world-class, renowned experts come together at key flashpoints over the years to...

  • In the 1940's, the U.S. Military built an airbase on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and they brought with them their love of country music. The airbase is long gone, but the country music never left. 60 years later, American country music is still more pervasive than any other style of music...

  • 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...