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  • THE COMEDOWN is a gripping look at the country’s escalating overdose crisis, the misunderstood causes & little-known cures. It seeks to deconstruct deadly, society-wide misperceptions that are actively contributing to this crisis. We present the 50 years of science that suggests that...

  • 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,...

  • "Yoopera!"is a documentary film about a group of people who live in the remote Upper Peninsula of Michigan, affectionately known as yoopers, who commissioned the top librettist and composer in Finland to produce an original opera based on a little-known murder of two Finnish mining immigrants...

  • What is a Mennonite?

    Berated and harassed for their pacifism during wartimes they are often coddled during peacetime for their thrift, industriousness and hard work. Arriving as immigrants from Europe in the late 1600s, Mennonites refused to jump headlong into America’s melting pot....

  • We go in pursuit of the gibbon songs that have captivated poets, scientists and shamans for millennia across the dwindling rainforests of Asia. This feature length documentary is a creative meditation into how gibbons and soundscapes play a fundamental role in the persistence of rainforests, a...

  • Six cancer patients make an unusual choice when faced with little chance of recovery: they decide to face the disease with a radical plant-based diet. The patients embark on an arduous but hopeful 5-year journey through unchartered territory as they attempt to eat and juice their way back to...

  • Everyone knows what a drag queen is, but what is a drag king? These male impersonators bind their chests, apply bald caps and facial hair, and create hand-made costumes to demonstrate the transformative power of their age-old, yet still marginalized art form. They share their passion by...

  • A documentary which explores the conflicted connections between business and family, community, and country. The film will follow my father, Clive Stillerman, a shopkeeper-philosopher from South Africa, and his complicated relationships with his relatives, employees, customers and friends, as...

  • In 1974, a bright-eyed young woman entered university to study electrical engineering, and was soon introduced to a mnemonic for teaching the order of colored wires in a resistor (black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, grey):

    “Bad Boys Raped Our Young Girls But Violet...

  • What is the special connection between horses and humans? The story of Seabiscuit holds some good clues. This feature-length inspirational documentary shows how a ridiculed and ungainly horse managed to beat the odds and win race after race. And when his career was seemingly over due to injury,...

  • "We're All Angels" is the story of rising stars Jason and deMarco, two talented
    singers - both Christian and gay - and lovers. The pair sing about their love for Jesus and perform all over the country, from churches and schools to dance clubs and pride events. With their new album
    ...

  • "Spettacolo" is the tale of a small farming town that confronts its community issues by turning them into a play. Filmed in Italy, the documentary weaves verite footage of the town's unique process with 46 years of footage and photographs from its past. Like a novel, each chapter acts as a...

  • Jr. Bull spends a year in the lives of America's top youth bull riders as they train for and compete in the World Finals in Forth Worth, Texas. In an extreme sport where helmets are optional and cowboy hats are preferred, these children develop a unique relationship to pain at a young age....

  • Bleeding Audio is an intimate portrait detailing The Matches’ promising career, defeating break up, and inspiring reunion as they navigate the digital age of music. The Matches started their rise by creating the vibrant, all-ages Oakland music scene: Live, Loud, and Local or “L3”. They...

  • The most famous playwright in Sierra Leone — a West African nation stricken by Ebola, extreme poverty, and civil war — is on a mission to stage the most ambitious play in his country’s history, a play to unite his people around a better vision of their future.

  • In 1943 Johnny Bragg was sentenced to a life sentence for rape at Nashville’s Tennessee State Penitentiary. Poor, black, uneducated and innocent, Johnny found solace in music when he joined a group of convicts who passed their time singing spirituals in the prison yard and christened them the...

  • 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...

  • Back to the Shadows: A CIA officer's Story is the story of Richard (Dick) Holm, one of the CIA's most well-respected and highly-decorated officers. Dick Holm built a career on knowing his country's enemies. He didn't simply know who they were; he grew to know them intimately. He dined with them...

  • Set in the East African country of Uganda, CHILDREN OF WAR
    chronicles the daily struggle towards rehabilitation and
    reconciliation by a group of recently escaped child soldiers of the
    Lord's Resistance Army, one of the world's longest running and most
    brutal guerilla...

  • In 2001, President George W. Bush issued a ban on federal funding for newly created human embryonic stem cell research. In 2004 California passed Prop 71, and created The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to fund, facilitate, and provide oversight for stem cell research in...

  • The story of fastpitch softball pitching legend Dave Blackburn, the only American Player in the Israel Softball Hall of Fame. Dave is the only Maccabi USA athlete (any sport) to participate in 7 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. As a passenger in a near fatal head-on automobile accident in August...

  • Five 'rock stars' of the bagpiping world get their kicks on Route 66 in a 3-week musical tour down the Mother Road.Scottish pipers Willie McCallum, Stuart Liddell and Angus MacColl and drummer Jim Kilpatrick join forces with American percussionist Mike Cole in Chicago for the 2,400-mile journey...

  • WE ARE NOT ALONE unravels the six decade-long journey and emotional legacy of “advanced clairvoyant” and spiritual leader Ruth E. Norman, known as “Archangel Uriel,” and her devoted students of the extraterrestrial- channeling spiritual school and creative collective The Unarius Academy of...

  • "The Liegnitz Plot" investigates a story dating back to the Holocaust: that a mysterious Nazi stole priceless stamp collections from concentration camp victims and then buried the stolen stamps somewhere in Poland. Embarking on a real-life “Argo”-like adventure, Gary Gilbert – a one-time “...

  • 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: “...

  • 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...

  • "New York Says Thank You" is a feature length documentary film following a foundation of New Yorkers and 9/11 survivors, who travel each year on the anniversary of 9/11 to help other disaster stricken communities. A father has helped a five-year-old New York City boy mold his idea into an...

  • In the country with the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, where the king values the happiness of his people above the money they make, a threat is looming. Bhutan's primary revenue source is hydropower; quotas with India would require damming every last river. A man named “...

  • Ain’t I a Woman traces the history of the Equal Rights Amendment to illustrate how across race, class, and gender, the desire to access white male power has undermined the most obvious piece of social progress since the abolition of slavery.

    This essay film will use interviews and...

  • Ukraine is a nation struggling to establish a stable economy, a functioning legal system and to control criminal enterprises. Tragically, since the fall of the Soviet Union hundreds of thousands of women, children and men have been trafficked from Ukraine to the United States and Western Europe...

  • After many rumors of an MLS team arriving in Philadelphia never materializing, a small group of soccer fans took matters into their own hands and started a supporters group called the Sons of Ben to help bring a team to their hometown. They were a group without a team to root for and had a...

  • The financial exploitation of older people is a growing epidemic that is costing seniors in America an estimated $2.9 billion annually. Every day of the year, ten thousand people turn 65, and this generation of older people has become the most lucrative targets in history for criminals who are...

  • This 60 minute documentary portrays the little known history of America's second largest immigrant group since 1990 … Filipinos. Survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March and equally brutal Japanese prisoner of war camps share their memories of courage, torture and death. They speak with...

  • Two gay ex-mormon missionaries travel across the United States to confront their past and explore their futures while discussing with other gay mormons about the rejection, oppression and the reality of a growing number of suicides they face in the LDS community.

    Jonathon Levi Powell,...

  • WHITELANDIA is a full-length documentary examining state-sanctioned discrimination against Black Americans in Oregon.Beginning with harsh exclusion laws written into the state's 1857 constitution banning Blacks from entering the state, the film sheds light on Oregon's historical determination to...

  • When Medicine Got It Wrong tells the story of how a small group of parents from the 1970s were the first in the nation to rebel against being blamed for causing schizophrenia. Their activism launched the fastest growing grass-roots movement the country had ever seen, ushering in a radical...