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  • A black and white photo of a large group of middle-aged and older partygoers with "tiki" style clothing, a man in the center holds out his arms wide.

    The founding father of what we know today as the Tiki bar, Donn Beach spent years embellishing the details of his extraordinary life. This documentary attempts to separate fact from exaggeration with the help of the people who knew him, historians, and recently resurfaced audio recordings of...

  • A Caucasian man sitting on a field.

    Driven, Gerry Adams whether he likes it or not is an icon who represents the history of the war in Ireland as he does the peace. This film sets asides the clichés, allowing Adams to speak for himself; his voice –his words; without being dubbed by an actor or censored by the British political...

  • A story of a friend Urška, that for some reason keeps on coming back to life.

    The Body is a poetic story about one woman’s struggle to overcome an incredibly rare autoimmune disease; a glimpse into her life as she lives with a DNA chain full of mistakes almost impossible to fix. This is a...

  • Humanity, Technology and the American Dream.

    Jobsolete is a feature documentary exploring technological unemployment and what it means for society at large.

    Humanity innovating technology has created abundance and solved countless problems, which before that moment, seemed...

  • A Black unhoused man smokes a cigarette, handwritten thought maps surround his head.

    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...

  • A photograph of an infant

    In a Moment explores a California family’s tragic entanglement with a corrupted system: the severity of medical errors in the United States Healthcare System, the faulty investigation practices of Child Protective Services and the egregious misuse of the diagnosis they...

  • How do children of mixed ethnicities preserve their unique identity? Must immigrants forgo their roots when assimilating into American culture? What happens to families when painful memories are left to simmer beneath the surface?

    Having failed to achieve the American dream and in...

  • In 1996, Elouise Cobell, a petite Blackfeet Warrior, filed the largest class action lawsuit ever filed against the U.S Government for the mismanagement of billions of dollars held in the Indian Trust Fund. For 15 long years and three Presidential administrations she fought for justice in...

  • a young Woman and an old 70's era photo of a young man with a mustache are superimposed over sound frequency charts.

    A daughter finds a connection to the late father she never wanted to know through an unlikely source: a rare synthesizer he invented in the ‘70s. Twenty five years after his death, she resurrects the machine and, in doing so, comes to know the man behind it.

  • A hand shows of a 3D printed animal horn.

    Matthew Markus is a former hacker with a special skill set: deconstructing the social systems in our world to see behind the matrix. At 24, just as the world wide web emerged, Matthew single-handedly designed a startup that tackled internet user privacy which was quickly acquired by Silicon...

  • A silhouetted student walks through the hallways of this public high school.

    Left Behind, currently in production, examines the issue of undiagnosed dyslexia, one of the leading causes of illiteracy in the United States. The film follows six mothers as they endeavor to open the first public school for dyslexic children in New York City: the Manhattan Literacy Academy....

  • A rustic old notebook of archived documents sits on a desk surrounded by smaller papers and notepads.

    In November of 1944, Sgt Silvio J. Pedri of the 95th Infantry was sent on a mission to cross the Moselle river near Metz, France. His objective was clear: secure the opposite bank and create a diversion so that a larger unit could build a bridge to bring in the heavy artillery and take the city...

  • Collage of black and white photos of Bill Traylor leaning over his artwork in various stages.

    An inventive feature documentary capturing the vivid life of Bill Traylor, who in his late 80s, living homeless on the street in the thriving segregated black neighborhood of Montgomery, produced a body of extraordinary art. Born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama,...

  • SHIFT FORWARD: Re-Defining Life After Loss is the story of two men; one a community leader, the other a convicted felon; who have formed an unlikely partnership after a tragic event.  By example, they are working together to reshape how we react to and cope with loss and regret.  

  • Save Our Future Charter High School: South Central LA: First Day of School. Founder Charlotte Jordan tells her Black and Latino students (most of whom are on court probation, have flunked out or been expelled from other high schools) that school has been shut down, due to the collapse of their...

  • "We want to be the biggest band in the world" is the battle cry from the young musicians in this film. When asked how they will do it, the overwhelming response: "We just copy what the bigger bands are doing".

    Bigger bands...mostly broke and suicidal. Signing with a major label the goal...

  • The true-crime documentary, The Feast of the Assumption: The Otero Family Murders, chronicles, in real-time, the beginning of the end of the 30-year old BTK Strangler mystery as it is told through the eyes of Charlie Otero, the oldest surviving son of the serial killer’s first victims. It is one...

  • Modern Enlightenment looks at the Tibetan's struggle to preserve their traditional culture against the dual threat of Chinese antagonism and modernization.

  • "The American Bowie," "The True Fairy of Rock & Roll," "Hype of the Year." Known as the first openly gay rock star, Jobriath's legacy delves deeper than the labels hung upon him. His reign was brief- two years and two albums. Sabotaged by a publicity machine run amok, shunned by the gay...

  • The Mojave Road is a microcosm of California history. Originally a trade route for the Pi-Ute tribe who made this region their home, the region has been traversed by numerous people ranging from the Spanish to mountain Men to the pioneers looking for opportunity in the west. Among these...

  • A silent tragedy is taking place in Japan with alarming frequency and it's long past time to bring it into the light. Japan is a country where parental abduction and retention happens everyday. It goes mostly unpunished and in fact is often encouraged mainly because of terribly insufficient laws...

  • In 2005, the Ivory Coast National Soccer Team, Les Éléphants, produced one of the most important moments in the history of sport. On the back of their country's first World Cup qualification, they accomplished something even more remarkable: halting their country's three year civil war. Their...

  • Omar Hattab approaches the separation wall in his hometown of Qalqilya, with barbed wire and a guard tower across the top.

    Omar and Yasmeen are determined to make a difference in their communities. They both face the obstacles of the Israeli occupation and both have a need to make the best of life as they know it. They do this by riding their skateboards, but that is just the beginning. Both are instructors at local...

  • This one-hour documentary will tell the story of how the son of a mill worker from the industrial north of England come to design the modern Los Angeles cityscape. John Parkinson is the architect who created many of the city's most iconic structures, including LA City Hall, The Coliseum - the...

  • In a region scarred by conflict, with a people stained by distrust, a simple act of kindness may be the most difficult act of all to conclude.  “The Eyes of Eden” is the documentary tale of an effort to restore hope to a seemingly hopeless circumstance, one child, one family, one village, at a...

  • This is the story of traditional artisans struggling to maintain natural beauty in contemporary South Korean society. The artistic process of applying refined tree sap to objects for improving durability extended throughout Asia thousands of years ago. Over the centuries, Korean artists have...

  • The Statue of Liberty before the New York City Skyline

    ALIEN - The Story of America’s High-Skilled, Legal Immigrants is a character-driven feature documentary in production about high-skilled, legal immigrants in the U.S., who are living on a merry-go-round of various visas to stay in the country. These immigrants who are simply striving for the...

  • The art of the Qajar Era in Iran, from 1785 to 1925, includes some of the most remarkable paintings of any culture. OF KINGS AND PAINTINGS brings the wealth and importance of this extraordinary period in art history—a period that struggled to integrate the modern world while retaining its...

  • DANI’S TWINS, currently in post-production, will provide a rare, intimate look into the pregnancy and early parenting journey of Daniela Izzie--one of the few quadriplegics ever to give birth to twins.

    While a source of great joy, Dani’s pregnancy is highly unusual and...

  • THE FLAG MAKERS is a film about the unexpected people who make the American flag and invites us to ask the question: who is America and who is the American flag for?

    The small community of Oak Creek, Wisconsin is home to Eder Flag, the largest American flag manufacturing plant in the...

  • Unprecedented access into the riveting world of a courageous artist provocateur, who creates a mannequin family results in a raw, funny and intimate portrait of life through her lens. "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" meets "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters."

    "Imitating Life – the audacity...

  • Growing up in Queens in the 70s, Corey Pegues played cops and robbers like all the other kids on the block but he never expected to become both.

  • 100 Years From Mississippi is a 60 minute documentary on the life of Mamie Lang Kirkland, a 111-year old African American woman who experienced and survived racial terrorism, segregation, bigotry and bias and yet continued to have hope, joy and love of life, full of the certainty that we can do...

  • As the Western frontier closed, America sought to forcibly re-educate Native Americans at Indian Boarding Schools.  Their motto was “Kill The Indian To Save The Man.”  In 1892, the Pueblo of Isleta sued the Albuquerque Indian School for the return of “Los Cautivos” (The Captives), 36 children...