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  • "California's Forgotten Children" is a feature documentary about child sex trafficking. The film recounts true stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide.

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  • Calling All Earthlings tells the story of seminal desert UFO contactee George Van Tassel, his iconic Integratron dome, and of the communities nearby. In the process, the documentary reveals how Cold War science and psyche inspired beliefs about life beyond this planet that remain wildly popular...

  • For nearly two decades, Campania, the southern region of Italy where Naples is located, has witnessed an ongoing practice of illegal toxic material dumping in rural and inhabited areas. The management of waste material in the region has been in the hands of the Camorra - a mafia organization...

  • In 1975, Lee Brady and David Sanderson invented the first edible underwear in the history of the world. They called it “Candypants.”

    Their legendary creation was a smashing success.

    But their tale is about more than just the magical product that captivated the country—it’s the...

  • Three old friends travel to the North Carolina county named 2016 “posterchild” for voter suppression, intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens.  Capturing The Flag begins in the fall of 2016 as Laverne Berry, Steven Miller and...

  • At the heart of this documentary is the connection between horse and man – and by extension nature and humanity. From prehistoric times to the modern era, the horse has played an invaluable role in the advancement of mankind but has become redundant in modern society. The Caravan is a theatrical...

  • An intimate portrait of singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, one of Cuba's most enigmatic artists, this film follows the folk rocker on his first US tour with his band. His musical career forms a backdrop for the political struggles between Cuba and the US. Known internationally as the Bob Dylan of...

  • This is the story of one man, his perseverance in the face of adversity and the lives he changed through music. Doug Burris had dreams of rock ‘n’ roll stardom. At the age of 23 years old his world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Through the turbulent years...

  • With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the...

  • “Cassandro, Queen of the Ring” is the true and remarkable story of Saul, a broken boy victim of abuse who found purpose and meaning in the most unlikely of places: the brutal and unforgiving world of Mexican wrestling. Now 30 years later and after having conquered the world, the first openly gay...

  • 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...

  • On July 17, 1988, Cesar Estrada Chavez, 61-years-old, embarked on a spiritual fast a hunger strike to call attention to the harmful effect pesticides were having on America's farm workers and to shine light on their deplorable working and living conditions. This was CESAR'S LAST FAST: 36 days of...

  • During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of those left on the frontlines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence...

  • Check It is a feature-length documentary about a gay African-American gang struggling to survive in one Washington D.C.’s most violent neighborhoods.

  • 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...

  • Children of the Arctic is a portrait of five Native Alaskan teenagers coming of age in Barrow, Alaska - the northern-most community of the United States. As they embark on their journey into adulthood in and outside of Barrow, they wrestle with their roles as inheritors of a jeopardized culture...

  • In the midst of China's monumental transformation to a modern society, Chinese Opera, a unique blend of performing arts that reflects the soul of its ancient culture, is quickly disappearing. Filmed in mainland China over a six-year period, with additional scenes shot in Iran and California,...

  • 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...

  • Mild-mannered Liansu Wang reunites with his family in San Francisco after 12 years in a Chinese prison. Against his wife’s wishes, he decides to build a replica of the torture chair that left him crippled to seek justice for his sister’s murder and to tell his story to the English-speaking world...

  • China's unprecedented growth has placed it on the verge of overtaking the United States as the world's preeminent power. But what type of power will China become? In today's interconnected and globalized world, the answer effects each and every one of us. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, China's...

  • Cinema for Peace Foundation USA supports peace, tolerance and humanitarianism through the medium of film by raising funds to support awareness and educational pursuits related to advocacy filmmaking. Ten years ago, in commemoration of the 9-11 attacks, leaders in the film, politics,...

  • A former football star and refugee of Hurricane Katrina shakes up a troubled West Oakland high school with his edgy and unorthodox approach to keeping Black and Latino kids in school.

  • For over 35 years, the gay porn shop, Circus of Books, served as the epicenter for LGBT life and culture in Los Angeles.  Unbeknownst to many in the community it served, the store was cultivated and cared for by its owners, Karen and Barry Mason; a straight couple with three children.  CIRCUS OF...

  • This a story about how Wisconsin - birthplace of the Republican party, government unions and Paul Ryan - becomes a test market in the campaign to buy Democracy, and ground zero in the battle for the future of the GOP. Please make a charitable donation now to help us ensure this film has an...

  • This a story about how Wisconsin - birthplace of the Republican party, government unions and Paul Ryan - becomes a test market in the campaign to buy Democracy, and ground zero in the battle for the future of the GOP. Please make a charitable donation now to help us ensure this film has an...

  • Post-Gold Rush San Francisco is dreary and stagnant, but banker William Chapman Ralston has a big vision for it. When silver is discovered in 1859, he stops at nothing to transform the backwater boomtown into one of the great cities of the world. Tragically the immense task proves more than he...

  • CLARKSTON (working title) aspires to rediscover the soul of America by examining it through the eyes of "the other."

    Intimate character-driven stories lead us through a small Southern town known as the most diverse square mile in America. Clarkston, Georgia is home to people from over 150...

  • A CLASSY BROAD is the story of an eighty-seven year old woman, MARCIA NASATIR, who transcends generations, a woman with an insatiable curiosity, a woman who worked hard and still does, a woman who always loved a good story since she learned to read at the precocious age of three. Marcia..."If...

  • 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...

  • Coached into Silence explores sexual abuse in youth sports. Filming since 2009, it tells the stories of a diverse group of athletes whom the system failed to protect. Far more sinister than those failures of prevention, we shed light on the organizational, institutional and legal systems which...

  • At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana may now become the first to repeal its medical marijuana law. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rockies, the...

  • 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...

  • In 1984, Rona Affoumado answered a classified ad in the New York Times for a “Clinic Coordinator” and found herself at the epicenter of the AIDS crisis in New York City. She became the Executive Director of a free-standing clinic before the virus had a name. This film is about the untold history...

  • Each year, between 20-35,000 young adults reach the end of their allotted time in the foster care system and are thrust out into the world to make it on their own. These young people are forced to navigate all of the responsibilities of adulthood, many without having sufficient preparation nor...