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  • The Irritable Heart is a documentary film chronicling the life of Marine Staff Sergeant Travis Twiggs, a decorated Iraq war veteran. Sergeant Twiggs developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD") in 2005 during his third tour in Iraq. This film will explore Travis's complex family life, the...

  • ALIEN: The story of America’s high-skilled, legal immigrants is a character driven documentary about high-skilled, legal immigrants in the US, who are living on a merry-go-round of various visas to stay in the country. These immigrants who are simply striving for the American dream are forced to...

  • Shot under extremely dangerous conditions using concealed cameras, The Plastic People captures the humanity in the millions of Mexican American deportees as they struggle to survive a Cartel war, forced to live in cardboard shacks and sewer pipes, creating an ever expanding underworld of exiles....

  • "I would find a child that nobody loved, that nobody cared for….all they wanted was a hug. If a child likes you, they'll do anything for you. Anything." - Richard, convicted child molester living in suburbia. 95% of sex offenders get released from prison. The question is: what happens then...

  • Meet the greatest artist you've never heard of.

    In 1937, William Edmondson became the first African American to earn a solo exhibit at New York's prestigious Museum of Modern Art, just a couple of years afte Pablo Picasso was first shown. The 62 year old retired janitor-turned-tombstone...

  • VP: Passion to Serve chronicles the changing role and importance of the office of the Vice Presidency as told through the eyes of those who have held the office. The office of the Vice Presidency of the United States began to change under the Carter administration in the mid-1970s. The...

  • The LA-Artist Documentary Project is dedicated to people working creatively in and around Los Angeles. The ongoing, collaborative project aims to document LA's artistic diversity by producing a range of informative online films alongside an archive of ArtCards that bring voice to the city's...

  • "Barbara Borden: Keeper of the Beat" is a documentary about how a little girl obsessed with drumming develops into a pioneering world-class drummer and teacher who brings joy and inspiration to four continents. It tells her uplifting life-story in eloquent words and toe-tapping music.

    The...

  • Witkin & Witkin explores the worlds of identical twin brothers, Joel-Peter Witkin, world famous photographer and super star of contemporary art photography and his brother Jerome a realist painter and a life long educator in the fine arts. Our film looks at the distinct paths both artists...

  • 22 years ago, Robert was struck by a freight train that took his leg and caused a rift in his family. Now chronically homeless, Robert has bounced from LA's Skid Row, to the courthouse steps in Long Beach, California. Follow Robert's journey as he tries to reconnect with his...

  • Living with Shadows: A feature length movie production, recently awarded for excellence by CoPro at Animadoc, Supported by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation.

  • More than one million American families lose a child during pregnancy or shortly after birth every year. Surprisingly, most health care professionals have had no formal training in how to care for these families, and find themselves not only at a loss as to how they can help, but also what to...

  • To the world, they evoke images of terror. To their countrymen, they are transformational athletes. To their families, they are a lifeline. The unforgettable story of two Somali National Football Team friends chasing their dreams in the face of impossible odds.

  • 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...

  • Nestled in India’s northeastern Assam district, Kaziranga National Park contains the world’s highest density of the endangered Asian One-Horned rhino. But it is also ground zero for poaching and illegal trade of rhino horn. To help combat this, Kaziranga Park has become the poster child for a...

  • READY TO FLY:
    The True Story of a Dream Worth Fighting For

    Since childhood, as a wide-eyed seven-year-old ski jumper with a dream of Olympic flight, Lindsey Van was an outsider in a man's world. Eighteen years later, despite the fact that she jumps as well as (and sometimes better...

  • "Plant This Movie" is an exploration of the current state of urban farming on five continents and around the USA, intented to provide a great perspective for those who are already practicing or interested in urban agriculture and to inspire more people to become urban farmers in the future. The...

  • More than thirty years after the end of the brutal reign of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, Nuon Phaly continues to battle the legacy of their repressive regime. From the squalor of Phnom Penh garbage dumps to the poverty of the provinces, Phaly's mission is to help children and to provide them with...

  • 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...

  • Return to Oaxacalifornia tells the story of the Mejia family from Oaxaca who emigrated to the U.S. 40 years ago as an economic necessity, fleeing drought and economic hardship. A post-NAFTA tale, a sequel of sorts: our film brings together material shot 24 years ago for the original film,...

  • Felipe has come to a crossroads. After 16 years in Brooklyn, working three low-paying jobs and collecting bottles on the street in his spare time and sending the bulk of his earnings home to his family in Mexico, he's decided to return to his wife and the children he hasn't seen in almost two...

  • In the last 22 years, 68-year-old Clifford Hayashi has attended over 4,000 Stanford games.  Nicknamed "Stanford’s Superfan," Cliff leads cheers, imparts statistics, and travels the country to attend games.  His devotion to multiple sports and the athletes is unshakable and legendary.  But...

  • Each November, exotic poultry breeders across America come to Columbus intending to win the Ohio National Poultry Show, considered the Westminster of Chickens. There, exhibitors compete their show birds against 10,000 others, on traits like plumage, color, comb, body shape - even personality. It...

  • THE UNAFRAID is a feature length documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. Shot in an observational...

  • Framed by the hostile relationship between Iran and the US, this feature documentary reveals the breathtaking, personal story of three Americans--Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer, and Josh Fattal--captured in July 2009 and held in Iran's notorious Evin Prison. The political is uniquely made personal...

  • Maho Bay Camps, set within the US Virgin Islands National Park, has been the home to a small Eco-tourism resort since its creation in 1976. Created by New York Civil Engineer and Developer Stanley Selengut, he has been named the "Father of Sustainable Resort Development."Maho was ahead of its...

  • MODEL CITY engages personalities, architecture, and politics in tracing the social and physical contours of Irvine, California. In 1959, with near-utopian visions of cultivating a new town from their vast orange groves and bean fields, the Irvine Company began developing the most successful...

  • Over the next 12 weeks, thirty-six teams will compete in the 1st Annual Orange County High School Esports Tournament, as they battle each other in a competitive video game competition to see who reigns as the best Esports team in High School, while navigating their life as a high school teenager...

  • Charismatic obstetrician and cowboy Dr. Bert Johnson explores the impact of changes in medical training over the last fifty years -- contrasting how he learned to deliver babies on kitchen tables in Chicago slums with how he has taught students in one of the nation's highest-tech medical schools...

  • A new feature documentary that sets out to demystify endometriosis, a systemic, often debilitating disease that affects at least 1 in 10 women globally. Because of the dismissal of endometriosis (or "endo") as "women troubles" historically, the disease has become a nightmare of misinformation,...

  • Pet Fooled 2 takes a deeper dive into the pet food industry, solving once and for all what is biologically necessary for dogs and cats.

  • The New Orleans mayoral election scheduled less than a year after Hurricane Katrina was a circus filled with unique characters, heated debates and groundbreaking politics. In the weeks before the election the city became a hot bed of political, social and economic debate.

    The stakes in...

  • A cross-cultural montage of stories about women who became breadwinners after their husbands were suddenly no longer around. A school teacher in Oregon, USA... A genocide survivor in Phnom Penh, Cambodia...A field laborer in Chihuahua, Mexico... follow the extraordinary stories of ordinary women...

  • This film portrays an enormously talented person (Bruce Langhorne) who is met with physical, emotional and contextual obstacles that he overcomes to find himself, become more fully human and make an impact on the world.

    It is a film about Love and Hate. Hate (and racism) is the shadow...

  • In a fresh twist on traditional perceptions, host and producer Jane Turville travels across America to explore the underlying impacts of population growth on human ability to thrive in a modern world.

    Population numbers matter.

    Most of us in industrialized countries don’t...