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  • Matthew Markus is a former hacker with a special skill set: deconstructing the social systems in our world to see behind the matrix. At 24, just as the world wide web emerged, Matthew single-handedly designed a startup that tackled internet user privacy which was quickly acquired by Silicon...

  • The New Normal is a documentary that examines the relationship between climate change and mental health. There is a strong correlation between the increasing power of storms and how people's mental states are affected ­ this film is a cautionary tale about what we can expect to see if direct...

  • A group of struggling yet determined public high school teens enroll in a groundbreaking, for-credit high school course in Mindfulness that changes their lives in unexpected ways. "Class of 20/20" is an experiential feature documentary that chronicles the inspiring journey of these...

  • The Music of the Golden Triangle and the Cycles of Life, a one-hour documentary film formatted for public television, bears witness to the ancestral songs and ceremonies of many of the 130 different tribal peoples who inhabit the mountain jungles of the Golden Triangle.Filmed over four years in...

  • California Style: Edward H. Fickett will critically examine the life and work of master architect of Edward H. Fickett, one of America’s most prolific mid century architects. Fickett designed more than 60,000 houses as well as numerous commercial structures in California that helped give the...

  • A captivating multi-sensory environment called a Snoezelen room is used as a successful therapy tool for children with developmental disorders, miraculously transforming lives for both patients and therapists alike.

  • There was once a flourishing Jewish community on Synagogue Lane in the South Indian city of Cochin. Today only five people are left. and thousands migrated to the Promised Land of Israel leaving their ancestors behind in Cochini cemeteries. The film follows their desperate efforts to entrust...

  • THE OAKLAND PROMISE (working title)

    What happens when an entire city prioritizes college completion for every public school student? We are documenting the multi-faceted Oakland Promise education initiative to see if its "cradle to career" combination of supports for students can break...

  • Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama.  Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives.  Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists.  The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who...

  • 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...

  • Journey between the Vines: The Black Winemakers’ Story is a documentary about award-winning Black Winemakers from diverse career backgrounds who followed a new passion and are disrupting the stereotypical image of winemakers.

    The Black Winemakers' Story is an intense love story about...

  • Adolescence in the time of post-revolution Egypt that’s shifting around an angry teenager who’s’ turning from an infant into a young woman during an extraordinary context of upheaval and violence.

    A coming of age story filming Amal over more than 4 years from the age of 14 -19, this...

  • 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...

  • For generations, Philadelphia has suffered from a plague of racial profiling. One young city councilman aims to help close the gap between the police and the communities of color they are sworn to serve.

    This is his story.

  • Dark secrets of poisoned waters in the remote Peruvian Amazon are revealed in this documentary political thriller when indigenous communities take on Big Oil in California Federal Court. While decades of unconscionable extraction practices wreak havoc, visionary leader Apu Tomas Maynas...

  • Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World documents the stories of inter-country adoption out of South Korea. Filmed in Seattle, Chicago, Boston, New York City, Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Melbourne, this short film is an international journey through the personal...

  • On January 22, 1959 the river broke into the mines...

    At the direction of the Knox Coal Company miners illegally dug too close to the underbelly of the Susquehanna River causing a cave-in that flooded the mines with over 10 billion gallons of water trapping 81 miners underground. On the...

  • Twenty four year-old athlete Sam Fox moves through life with confidence and ease. But when he launches a highly publicized campaign to break the speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail, and raise a quarter of a million dollars for Parkinson’s disease, he quickly learns what it means to struggle...

  • The inspiring story of an accomplished open water swimmer’s attempt to become the first woman to swim 30 miles through a stretch of cold, rough and shark-inhabited waters near the San Francisco coast.

  • An explosive viral video shows a white policeman throwing a Black teenager from her school desk. One woman uproots her life to help the girl, face the officer, and dismantle the system behind the "Assault at Spring Valley.”

  • A daughter of Vietnamese refugees, Christine Ha pushes past late life visual impairment and mental health struggles to become a renowned blind celebrity cook. With exclusive access, the feature documentary digs deep into Christine’s cultural heritage, devastating life circumstances, and...

  • Amidst the turbulent American year of 1968 filled with assassinations of cause leaders and the unrelenting death toll of the unpopular Vietnam War, a radicalized college student sought to transform himself and ended up creating a new team sport. He never played or coached the sport afterwards...

  • The natural way of the cultural wave: we generally experience that musical and cultural trends shift from an outstanding position within public opinion to near utter rejection, refusal and ridicule, through an ever-shortening period of time. However, if that period of time is extended, to often...

  • This is the story of the Scottish Highlanders and their clan chiefs torn apart by a rapidly changing world--feeling their trust betrayed, many Highlanders faced famine and poverty, or emigration to the New World--while some of their overlords squeezed revenue by any means necessary from these...

  • Through the life and work of writer Alejandro Murguia, "Keeper of the Fire," a half-hour documentary-in-progress, explores the roles of activist writers and poets passionately involved with the struggles of our times. Following in the footsteps of the Beat poets and inspired by the rich...

  • “Every day we walk on top of thousands of years of history. The natural wonders in the landscape and the sidewalks of our cities hold the secrets of America’s past. Those stories are waiting there to be discovered by us. Join me on public television for an exciting expedition to uncover those...

  • 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...

  • "Unless you write that story, you’re never going to find a book on those shelves,” a librarian once told Mary Alice Esparza about her family. Gateways is the story of how Mary Alice used photography and art to preserve and tell her family’s story, and, by extension, the history of an...

  • Underwater image of a whale constricted by floating plastic in the ocean, the film title "Plastic Vs. Planet" appears above with the subtitle "a Greg Reitman" film below.

    Directed by award-winning filmmaker. Greg Reitman, Plastic vs Planet' highlights the impact of plastic pollution and the need for global transformation told through the eyes of a humpback whale and its family.

  • Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of any size to MARCELLA, a feature-length documentary-in-progress about the extraordinary woman who changed how Americans cook and experience Italian food.

    Marcella Hazan embraced simplicity and tradition, and built recipes around high...

  • In the summer of 2016, New York City lost a beloved and influential hub of independent music culture. Other Music--located on East 4th Street between Broadway and Lafayette in the heart of Manhattan's East Village neighborhood--was more than just a store that sold CDs, records, tapes and...

  • 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 story of half million Jews who fought for Central Powers, Germany, Austria-Hungary, in the Great War, has yet to be told.

    Jews had enjoyed full citizen rights for almost 50 years when World War I broke out in the summer of 1914. These German and Austro-Hungarian born Jews, from all...

  • Drawing on his own childhood struggles adjusting to life in the US, Lebanese-American Mark Kabban uses soccer to help kids like Yousif Khummi, a recent refugee from Iraq, emerge from the shadow of war and develop a sense of identity and possibility in the United States. East County Yalla follows...