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  • A remarkable one-room school in Bushwick, Brooklyn NYC is facing a tough year. It’s the run up to the US presidential election and anti-Latino rhetoric is being ramped up - an extra source of tension for a hard-pressed Hispanic community already threatened by gentrification, rising rents and...

  • When Texas cut $5.4 billion from public schools, it affected 5 million students and made Texas 49th in the country in per pupil spending. Texans protested, districts sued the state, battle lines were drawn, and students and teachers went to school. THE TEXAS PROMISE, by Academy Award winning...

  • Roscoe Turner waves from the cockpit of a plane with his pet tiger in the left photo. He stands on the tarmac in front of his plane in the right photo.

    Profiles Col. Roscoe Turner, a swashbuckling American flier who dominated the air racing circuit in the “Golden Era of Flight” between WWI and WWII. A barnstormer, stunt flier and racer, Turner came to define the word “pilot” for a generation of Americans and helped turn the tide of public...

  • A man raising hand and yelling at a crowd.

    A La Calle is a firsthand account of the extraordinary efforts of ordinary Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy from the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro, whose corrupt and brutal policies have plunged the country into economic ruin. Working with a network of clandestine camera crews, the...

  • “We have forgotten how to remember so much…” —Teresia Teaiwa
    OCEANIA spans opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean in search of what ties our seemingly fragmented histories, disparate experiences and fates—together. The story is centered on the island nation of Kiribati—predicted to be...

  • Woman in red aims gun at camera

    The Debra Hill Documentary explores the life and career of the legendary film producer. Hill began her career in the 1970s, and after the extraordinary success of her first production, HALLOWEEN (co-written with director John Carpenter), she became a key player in a wave of trailblazing women...

  • Black and white photo of female dancer in a white flowing dress with her arms raised in the air

    "Bella," is about the life, influence and impact of California-based artist Bella Lewitzky. Described as"...one of the greatest American dancers of our age," (Walter Terry) Bella Lewitzky was a talented, strong, out-spoken artist, who dedicated her creative life to protect the rights of every...

  • five different portrait of diverse trauma survivors.

    In a world where images of trauma have become an almost daily occurrence, there’s a need to educate the general public about the lasting impact trauma has on survivors, their families and communities, and give people hope again for a better future.

    A new film, UnMASKing HOPE from...

  • 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....

  • Be inspired as unique species are brought back from the brink of extinction. This documentary film highlights six iconic California species and the charismatic scientists who have played a critical role in bringing them back from the brink of extinction. The remarkable endangered wildlife...

  • 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 after Pablo Picasso was first shown. The 62 year old retired janitor-turned-tombstone...

  • After his mother and siblings are killed in a bombing, a Syrian teenager moves to Canada to rebuild his life.

    WE BECAME FRAGMENTS follows Ibraheem Sarhan and his father during his first week at a new high school in a new country. Narrated through his diaries, the film explores Ibraheem's...

  • This is the story of Partners In Health, a remarkable public health charity organization operating in thirteen of the poorest countries around the world and the controversial man who founded it, Dr. Paul Farmer. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues are larger-than-life heroes to millions, fighting to...

  • Young Iranian boy lays on the grass looking up at the sky.

    Pirooz Kalayeh uncovers a traumatic event with racism when he was a child and seeks to heal himself and his family through interviews and dramatic reenactments that seek an understanding about the world between Iran and America, heartache, loss, and the American Dream

  • What does it take to make your living working with dead bodies? The funeral homes workers, the morticians, the medical examiners and forensic detectives. What have they gleamed by working with the vessel after the soul has gone? Does it make them more spiritual, kinder to others around them or...

  • 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...

  • Lost In The Festival the is untold backstage story of Glastonbury Festival in the UK.  In the 1990s, legendary festival founder, Michael Eavis admitted, his event did not have the sell-out success it enjoys today. This music documentary that tells how some risqué new age travellers created Lost...

  • Our subject is Women of the Gulag. The term Gulag, which in Russian is the abbreviation for "Main Camp Administration," has come to mean something larger than the corrective labor camps under the Gulag administration. It signifies the system of repression of the Soviet period, which peaked under...

  • Star Weavers - One woman’s journey around the world to promote peace. The story will trace the development and impact of this participatory public arts project initiated by an Australian master weaver of Samoan descent, whose response to a local tragedy evolved into collective action in 200...

  • A child is holding a frame within a frame.

    Another Child, formerly known as "Honeychild"; Filmmaker Leanna Borsellino has a strained relationship with her mother, Cyndi, stemming from her emotional absence while Leanna was sexually abused as a child. In her 20’s, Leanna uncovers shocking secret information about her mother’s past that...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bandage up an open wound.
    Eat nutritious foods and exercise.
    Drink plenty of fluids and rest when feeling ill.

    We know how to take care of our physical bodies because we are taught how to do so, but when it comes to mental health we're severely under-informed.

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  • T-Rex is a feature documentary about 17-year old boxer Claressa "T-Rex" Shields who made history this summer when she won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, the first time women were allowed to box in the games. The film follows her extraordinary year, from high school in Flint, Michigan, to...

  • How and why does a non-Israeli born Jewish kid wind up wearing army fatigues with an M-16 hanging on their shoulder - in Israel? Many would never even entertain the thought of voluntarily entering such a hostile military zone, yet every year an increasing number of non-Israelis choose to enlist...

  • Two silhouetted children stand before the setting sun.

    Za'atari Through The Lens is a documentary film about a young man who lost everything to the Syrian civil war and yet found a way to bring hope to others through his passion for photography. It is the story of resilience and finding light in the darkest of times. 

    In the middle of the...

  • Kent Rising is a feature length observational documentary which follows the extraordinary Josephine Buchan who has committed her life to helping young people who are not, in her words ”school shaped” to reach their true potential through exposure to theatre and the Arts. In this film Josephine...

  • When she was 12 years old, just minutes after a family argument, filmmaker Mayumi Maruyama's father hung himself in the garage of his family's suburban American home. DEAR DAD is her effort to both understand and come to terms with her father's tragic death and to confront the cultural wall of...

  • The 1992 Little League World Series Champion team from the Philippines pose in front of the baseball stadium in yellow jerseys and hats. Their coaches stand on either side of the players.

    THE BOYS FROM ZAMBO follows the former players of the 1992 Little League baseball team from Zamboanga City, Philippines, winner of that year’s Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania against a formidable team from Long Beach, California.

    The boys returned to the...

  • man in white hard hat soldering.

    The Spark follows two stories asking the questions: What does it truly take to fix the world's problems? What must you sacrifice? What must you endure?

    We begin with Dr. Marcin Jakubowski in rural Missouri. His staff with Open Source Ecology is creating the 50 machines necessary to build...

  • A coming of age story about a young musical genius that has been anointed the savior and future of the Blues. Diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, this 17 year old prodigy is carrying the weight physically, and emotionally of his responsibility to preserve the music while providing for his family...

  • THE LOST PICTURE SHOW is a witty, nostalgic, passionate and rousing guide to the seismic changes taking place behind the scenes of one of our most iconic national industries and leisure pursuits: the movies. Revealing how major studios and financial institutions are using "inside job" schemes...