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  • A Caucasian boy is holding a hockey stick and standing next to an elderly man with 'who are we protecting' sign labeled on.

    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...

  • It was one of the most audacious and puzzling crimes of a generation. 
     
    In 1985, Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre,” one of the most valuable paintings of the 20th century, vanished into the desert of southern Arizona after being cut from its frame at the University of Arizona Museum...

  • painting of a cliff rising out of the waters of an ocean shoreline

    When a popular beach spot is closed to the public by a Silicon Valley billionaire, one family vows to fight back to protect their cherished generational connection to the coast.

  • A large seated portrait of 18 WWII-era female military nurses

    War, especially in the 21tst Century, is not uniquely a male experience yet much of what's been produced about the military focuses on male soldiers, doctors and generals. It's imperative to capture the stories of women who as nurses served their country during times of international...

  • White Arabic script of title over black, with red band highlighting translated title.

    Through an intimate character study of exiled Egyptians "The Threat of Art" explores the relationship between art and the power of Egypt's aggressive military regime.

    To what extent is an authoritarian government's ability to shape the narrative of a country threatened by artists?

  • A jewish man in a suit is overlapped with the image of the same jewish man in concentration camp outfit

    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...

  • A Black Male Folsom inmate stands in a blue shirt in front of a diverse group of male prisoners.

    Set entirely inside the legendary Folsom State Prison, THE WORK documents an intense four-day group therapy session between convicts and select members of the public. As each man delves deep within themselves, we see profound moments of masculinity, fragility and compassion. And as the...

  • Black and white photo of protesters holding a F.S.L.N. poster.

    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...

  • Kim swims near the San Francisco coast.

    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.

  • A hand shows of a 3D printed animal horn.

    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...

  • Title card in front of sheet music

    Before Jazz, Swing and Rock & Roll, there was Ragtime. This wonderful groundbreaking music is all but forgotten and its story remains untold. This Is Ragtime: The Birth of American Music offers a long-overdue look and listen to America's first truly original popular music. From its often...

  • Mirza GholamReza Esfahani, 1871, Private Collection, Photo Christies Images

    Like no other system of writing in the world, Persian calligraphy or Nasta’liq hovers on the boundary between art, information and the profoundly religious, raising the very question of whether a system of writing can be considered an art, and how it is that an alphabetic system can encompass so...

  • In July of 2014, the documentary Particle Fever was released to the world to great critical acclaim. Filmmaker / Physicist collaborators Mark Levinson and David Kaplan worked from 2007 to 2013 to effectively capture the lives of just a few of the 10,000 scientists working on the CERN experiment...

  • The Point of No Return Educational Initiative will bring the documentary, Point of No Return, the inspirational story of the first solar-powered flight around the world, along with inquiry-based, hands-on STEAM curriculum around sustainability, climate change, and climate solutions, to middle...

  • A man is cutting a log in a pasture.

    American farmers are dealing with more economic hardships and pressure than ever before. Globalization, mechanization and climate change have left the agriculture industry at a dark crossroads. Greener Pastures is an intimate portrait of four American families, exploring the rise of suicide...

  • 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...

  • Following the death of a trans Afro-Latina on Rikers Island, a family’s loss blew up into a movement that shined a light on the injustices of the criminal legal system.

  • 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...

  • Paul R. William's picture lies on top of blue drawing of the Beverly Hills Hotel.

    For more than fifty years Paul R. Williams was one of the most successful architects in Los Angeles. At a time when most African Americans worked as servants or laborers, Paul Williams was designing some of the most luxurious homes and important commercial buildings in Southern California. Among...

  • A crowd of young people stand on the Berlin wall during the fall of the DDR

    "Growing Together Again" tells the story of German unity three decades after the end of the Cold War. It begins in Berlin where the memory of East-West division runs deep and the drive to achieve a common European destiny remains a top priority. The experience of German Unification has made it...

  • A photo of Edward M. Bannister's painting of the ocean.

    Edward M. Bannister: An American Artist, a documentary film, will combine Bannister's sketches and paintings, special FX of his painting techniques, sketch-style animated sequences, as well as rare ephemera and vintage & photos of his world. Edward Mitchell Bannister was a co-founder of the...

  • opposing female baseball teams high five in the baseball field at the end of the game.

    Throw Like A Girl is a quest, my quest to understand why American women don't routinely play baseball.  Since Title IX, women's participation in sport has grown, as have opportunities for women - except in baseball.  Basketball is basketball, tennis is tennis, golf is golf, swimming, skiing,...

  • A young boy stands before an arriving subway train.

    In this riveting story, 23Year old Elijah seeks to confront his absent biological father face to face. He plans to do so without warning, knowing that his birthfather would likely attempt to avoid him. This unique and raw documentary doesn’t just captivate audiences affected by adoption. It is...