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  • When Home Is What You Carry In Your Heart

    “Baba Babee Skazala” [Grandmother Told Grandmother] tells the little known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes in the crush between the Nazi and Soviet fronts in World War II. Spending their childhood as refugees in Europe, these...

  • A group of young multi-ethnic male musicians sit for a 60's-era black and white photograph

    “Babylon By the Bay” is an epic tale showcasing the formative years of one of the most influential music eras of modern times, that of the San Francisco Scene of the early 1960’s until the early 1970’s. Included in this piece is the “Summer of Love,” the Fillmore West, the Avalon Ballroom and...

  • “The Ballad of Don Lewis” is the story of a pioneering musician and electronic engineer whose genius and technological vision personified both the creative freedom and the institutional fears that defined the music industry during the 1970s & 80s.

    An African American born in the...

  • A young Caucasian woman with a pixie cut adjusts her black sunglasses. There is a cross symbol in her left sunglass shade and a female gender symbol in the right sunglass shade.

    Baptizing Feminism, an in-progress feature documentary, explores the rise of contemporary evangelical Christian feminism and Christian feminists today who oppose an influential movement of evangelical Christian right leaders who promote traditional gender roles.

    At the heart of the...

  • Barbara Borden lies among various drums.

    "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...

  • Barbara Boxer is shaking hands with others while supporters hold signs in the background.

    “In the summer of 2016, I set out to document my ex-sister-in-law’s historic run to become the first woman president. Well, that didn’t happen. My project derailed. It was devastating and I felt lost. Ironically, I was to discover that the female hero I was seeking was closer than even I had...

  • Comedy writer Steve Young’s assignment to scour bargain-bin vinyl for a Late Night segment becomes an unexpected, decades-spanning obsession when he stumbles upon the strange and hilarious world of corporate musicals in this musical-comedy-documentary. With David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita...

  • Woman with bruised eyes

    The documentary film Battered Women Who Kill examines the
    plight of abused women who have been incarcerated for retaliating
    against their abusers. The film follows the stories of three women
    seeking clemency for these crimes, as well as the experiences of three
    women...

  • This is a story of Maharaj-ji, a miraculous holy man who lived in India and became famous in the seventies classic Be Here Now, by Ram Dass. It is also the journey of a young man trying to walk the spiritual path while living in the West. His journey takes us from the summer of love to Ram Dass...

  • Through intimate stories of patients, families, and medical providers, BEDLAM immerses us in the national crisis surrounding care of the severely mentally ill. Filmed over five years, it brings us inside one of America’s busiest psychiatric emergency rooms, into jails where psychiatric patients...

  • Poster of the project with a gun in the background.

    Behind the Bullet explores a side of gun violence that’s rarely talked about- the impact a shooting has on the shooter. The shooters tell the story of how the pull of a trigger changed them emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. The complexity of each scenario plays out as they describe...

  • BEHIND THE CURVE delves into the outlandish world of Flat-Earthers — people who honestly believe that the world is flat, and that a worldwide conspiracy is keeping us from the truth.

  • Behind the White Glasses is a film that shines a spotlight on the creative, visionary and groundbreaking filmmaker and writer, Lina Wertmuller. It is a gripping and musical portrait of a maestro of the Italian cinema, a journey into the soul of the director. Unknown aspects of this artistic...

  • To understand Mennonites, one needs to understand the stories by which they order their lives. Sixteenth century Anabaptist martyr Dirk Willems saved his pursuer from drowning only to be returned to prison and later burned at the stake. It’s as close to an icon that the iconoclastic sect gets...

  • 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...

  • Bell’s Angels is the untold story of Coach Franke Ann Bell, a woman who defied all odds to become one of the most famous swim coaches you’ve never heard of. Franke’s coaching career has all the makings of a classic underdog story. She was one of the first female head coaches in the ‘good ol’...

  • 'Belva Davis Reporting' written in black font

    This is the untold story of TV pioneer, Belva Davis, who broke color and gender barriers to become the first Black on-air newswoman west of the Mississippi. More than a biopic, this is a story of the times as Belva covered the nation’s growing civil rights struggle and the often-tumultuous City...

  • Best of Enemies is a documentary feature about the legendary 1968 TV debates between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley and how TV changed the way we talk about politics in America. Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, two of America's greatest...

  • A port worker standing in front of several blue ship crates.

    At America’s busiest port, longshoreman earn white-collar wages for blue-collar work. But trade policy and automation threaten job prospects and their unique community.

    Filmed in an intimate cinema vérité style, BETWEEN SHIP AND SHORE explores the lives of people who work at the San...

  • People from opposite sides of the Arizona-Sonora border come together despite economic, health care, and political barriers to create a center of wellness and hope.
    An extremely overcrowded local clinic in Naco, Sonora, cannot handle the population of more than 6,400 and the nearest...

  • silhouetted man stands on the top of a rocky hill.

    Beyond the Cliff: Navigating Autistic Adulthood, a feature-length documentary, follows the stories of young adults on the autism spectrum and explores the challenges they face during their tumultuous transition into adulthood.

    1 in 40 children born in the US are diagnosed with...

  • What is the price some pay for the world’s cheap pork? Rural communities in North Carolina fight for justice against a multibillion-dollar industry.

  • Almost five years ago, the world saw news coverage of a disaster in New Orleans. The coverage said it was a natural disaster that primarily affected poor black people. On both scores, the coverage was wrong.

    Now nearing the fifth anniversary, humorist and New Orleans native Harry Shearer...

  • 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,...

  • There can be little doubt that this area ranks as one of humanity's most unusual, exotic and misguided social experiments. In 1934 the Soviet leader declared the area the Jewish Autonomous Region (JAR) of Birobidjan and persuaded tens of thousands of poor Jews to move there as farmers. Thousands...

  • Chinese-American woman holds her phone in her hand while staring out the window of a taxi cab.

    After years of struggling to remain open, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) embarks on a quest to purchase their building in order to secure financial stability and a permanent home. In order to continue preserving the world’s largest Chinese-American collection, MOCA must become the first...

  • Birth is a rite of passage through which all human beings pass, but for many mothers the physical realities of labor and birth are confusing and frightening. Why do some women feel deeply empowered by their birth experiences and others feel stripped of their motherhood? Is it safer to give birth...

  • African-American woman, Beulah Mae Mitchell, sits in front of the camera.

    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...

  • Black Hair Empire is the untold story of the rise and fall of the African American dominated hair care industry, from post-slavery to the current day.   It is the saga of four generations of African-Americans who forged their imprint into American business, their influence upon popular culture, and the fight for racial equality and economic parity.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • One person examines a book in the stuffed personal bookshelf of someone's home.

    Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside their small but...

  • A view of the ocean and sky.

    “Boricuas: Debt and Hurricanes in Paradise” is a 90 minute documentary examining the colonial history of the island of Puerto Rico in relationship to the contemporary political moment there with a focus on the debt crisis. A massive debt still looms in Puerto Rico and there are many who critique...

  • The Botanist a biographical documentary of one of the most important evolutionary biologists in history, Professor David Lloyd, through the eyes of those that knew him best and loved him, his family, friends and colleagues.

  • 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...

  • Imagine merging the dedication and team spirit of an NFL team with the well-rounded knowledge of Jeopardy! champions, plus mix in the cultural diversity of the United Nations - that's academic decathlon. Brain Games spotlights this high school based program designed for over and under-achieving...