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  • To dream is an act of hope.

    In Czechoslovakia, a young Jaroslav dreamed of sailing around the world. Living in a land-locked country, behind the Iron Curtain and Communist rule, Jaroslav began building his boat despite surrounding limitations. Now, at eighty, Jaroslav and the yacht...

  • Finding A Mother is story of Healing. This documentary is a socio-economic, mental health awareness film centered around an African American Producer Rakeem Nowell, as he tries to locate his biological mother and piece together the story of her abandonment and claims as unfit.

  • It is freedom summer, 1966, on the sweltering Louisiana bayou. In Plaquemines Parish, a young black fisherman, Gary Duncan, sees a some white boys picking on his teenage cousins outside a newly integrated high school. Diffusing the tension, he gently lays his hand on a white boy’s arm. The boy...

  • 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...

  • For many Asian Americans, Chinatowns were the start of their families' American journeys. What began as segregated communities created to battle the discrimination and isolation they faced became places of essential support and services. It was where these immigrants first felt safe and at home...

  • The incredible history of The Palomino Club of North Hollywood (1949-1995) has never been told. What began as a watering hole with a hitching post out front serving the “Singing Cowboys of Hollywood” coming from movie sets became the most important venue for Country Music on the West Coast.

  • After a young designer realizes that a surfboard – which he crafted from thousands of littered cigarette butts picked up off California beaches – could captivate the eyes of millions across the globe, he decides to use it as the impetus to do something more. The award-winning Cigarette...

  • The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to incredible lengths to save the planet’s last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to protect elephants and rhinos. From Africa’s front...

  • In 2011, the FBI officially proclaimed rap group Insane Clown Posse’s “Juggalo” fan base a “loosely affiliated hybrid gang.” Since the gang accusation, hundreds if not thousands of Juggalos have been directly affected. But Insane Clown Posse, or ICP for short, and their Juggalo fan base are...

  • Two young Black teenagers stand back-to-back with a single arm stretched out in opposite directions. They stand under a spotlight on stage in front of a projection screen showing a graffitied pipeline. Several other students sit on the stage around them, sitting next to sound bowls.

    As the nation struggles with the systemic history of mass incarceration, four courageous incarcerated youth of color, inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, strive to avoid becoming victims of the prison pipeline. Our Sundance-awarded documentary team seeks emergency funds to provide legal defense for...

  • My documentary finds the babies from “RAISING ARIZONA,” 30 years later and examines the impact of “infant” movie stardom. Several years ago, after watching “Raising Arizona” for the 50th time, I began to wonder whatever happened to babies who portrayed the Arizona Quintuplets. For all the...

  • Duty Free is a feature-length documentary about an immigrant mother, who, after working every day of her life to support her two kids on one paycheck, is abruptly fired from her job at the age of 75. As she struggles to find new work to support herself, her son decides to repay her sacrifices by...

  • This feature-length documentary film & life skills curriculum is based upon the aspirations of at-risk teens on a Compton basketball team coached by former Crip gang kingpin Rudolph “Rock” Johnson. After decades at the top of the legendary crime network - in the streets and in prison - Rock...

  • Max Linder, the first international movie star, was once revered in France, throughout Europe, and Hollywood. Charlie Chaplin was his most revered acolyte. Max miraculously cheated death five times. And then, at the height of his artistic powers, he and his adored wife committed double suicide....

  • THE GREAT FOREST (working title) follows conservationists throughout southern Appalachia as they struggle to conserve two of the most biodiverse and visited national forests in the country. The film revolves around the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan, a plan the US Forest Service is finalizing that...

  • 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...

  • Through one family's tragic loss and fight for justice AFTERSHOCK examines one of the most pressing and shameful national crises in America today and the growing movement that surrounds it: The US Maternal Mortality Crisis.

  • A couple kissing at sunset in a field of grass

    Combining intimate verité scenes with the raw emotion of visual poetic fiction, QUEER CHRISTIANS follows three queer Christian women of color as they struggle to reconcile their intersecting identities and navigate the crosshairs of faith, race, and radically inclusive love. What happens when a...

  • Atras La Pared follows fans of the soccer team Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente and their relationship with the team, their families, the Mexican-American border and cultural identity. The Xolos are the only professional soccer team in the region. Once notorious for drugs, crime and...

  • In 1907, Sam’s great grandfather, a Jewish immigrant named Nathan Radutzky, started Joyva, a Jewish candy company that became ubiquitous in Jewish Americana and touched the lives of millions. 111 years after incorporating, Joyva remains in the family and is run by Nathan’s grandchild, Richard,...

  • What happens when you go in search of your legacy only to find it was stolen by an insidious plague? While rehearsing one of the greatest stage dramas ever written, a group of acting students confronts firsthand how the theater community courageously battled the scourge of AIDS.

    GHOST...

  • 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...

  • Two White men in sunglasses, one with a shirt off, stand before a green field outside on a sunny day.

    This film will revisit a powerfully formative event in my life: being bullied daily in a racially-charged high school classroom nearly 4 decades ago.

    With compassionate curiosity, the completed film will use my trauma as a starting point from which to explore the social ramifications of...

  • Sometime in your life you have probably been blamed for something you did not do. It’s unjust - you’re angry. Now imagine spending 27 years in prison for something you didn’t do.

    Far from a “woe is me” story or an indictment of the criminal justice system. This is a story of positives;...

  • Ten years out of the limelight as the front man for The Clash, Joe Strummer formed himself a new band—The Mescaleros. As Joe put it at the time: “I don’t want to look back. I want to keep going forward. I still have something to say to people.” His new gang of musicians recorded just three...

  • The media platform, Staying Put or Moving On, considers these fundamental questions for seniors and their families: Where and how are we going to live as we grow older? Should we stay in our own homes as we age or should we move on to co-housing, continuing care retirement communities...

  • 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,...

  • FOR THE LOVE OF RUTLAND (formerly THE GUT) explores a blue-collar New England town as a complex, partial microcosm of our current national and global reality. An attempt to bring new life to an economically struggling, overwhelmingly white community - through refugee resettlement - unleashes...

  • Dreaming in Somali is a timely exploration of Somali refugees’ integration in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The documentary follows the Somali-American experience through the eyes of four residents of the Twin Cities – a police officer, a women’s health advocate, a union leader, and an...

  • “In order for women to become fully human,
    both in our own eyes and in the eyes of others,
    we need to revolutionize the unspoken formal rules of visual representation.
    --Nina Menkes

    BRAINWASHED is located in the middle of the explosive new awareness about women’s...

  • Handmade: Turning Art Into Enterprise is a documentary project of StoryCatcher, LLC. We seek to inspire millions of people to connect and identify with Living Artists and Artisan communities worldwide, highlighting the role of Handmade Living Art as a means of empowerment, sustainable economic...

  • "[T]he ultimate aspiration is that [DreamxAmerica] . . . both supports immigrant-led small businesses across the U.S. and acts as a heartfelt reminder of our country’s common values of dignity, opportunity, and innovation." - Forbes

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    DreamxAmerica is a national initiative...

  • 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...