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  • 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 number of women in US prisons has increased by 800% in the past 40 years. In a Midwestern state caught between the opioid epidemic and surging incarceration rates, three unforgettable mothers reinvent themselves and rebuild bonds with their kids after being incarcerated and separated from...

  • Spanning 8-years, this intimate documentary follows SARAH and her family of seven siblings in their rural Missouri home, bearing witness to their journey from adolescence to adulthood, in some cases to parenthood. Do cycles of poverty repeat, generation after generation - even when there is such...

  • 'Moses', a character-driven, feature-length documentary, and 'Stories Behind the Fog', a multimedia platform documenting the stories of 100 individuals affected by homelessness in the Bay Area, come together as a decade-long effort to address homelessness through non-fiction storytelling....

  • In Mexico, when Type 2 diabetes hits epidemic proportions, public health activists scramble to curb sugary drink consumption, which is among the highest in the world. They find even simple public education efforts are thwarted by industry pressure on government and diversion techniques to...

  • Freep Film Festival is a documentary-focused event, with special attention paid to films connected to Detroit and Michigan — or with special resonance there. It believes great journalism and great documentary storytelling can inform, inspire and help push the region forward — shining light on...

  • When legendary rock keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer died, the music world was shocked. It was an open secret amongst musicians he had been suffering for years with repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) from playing. But nobody talked. Facing an upcoming tour in Japan and unsure...

  • An all-American family becomes entangled in a bizarre web of secrets and lies when their hacker son is targeted by the U.S. government.

  • The colorful saga of a faded fight palace reveals the throbbing heart and multicultural soul of Los Angeles. Told through a diverse range of voices, including masked wrestlers, Chicano boxers and punk rockers--and centered around the remarkable woman who managed the mayhem for four decades--18th...

  • TIME OF MY LIFE is a new feature documentary that follows a group of medically fragile young adults as they come of age in a world where life is short and the obstacles are many. In spite of their extraordinary circumstances, they share ordinary adolescent desires – to be independent, make...

  • “Outstanding!  Very entertaining… perfect for PBS” / Bob Swerer / “Alone in the Wilderness”

    Could you spend 394 days traveling from Canada to Mexico in a 21-square foot, solar powered, one mule wagon? Hi. I’m film maker Bernie Harberts. I took that voyage across America and now it’s the 4...

  • Can women truly be free in a society that imprisons them for being raped?

    In-Justice shines a spotlight on the impossible choices Afghan women face in a society that keeps them locked in bonds of tradition by presenting an intimate portrait of two heroic women, Gulnaz and...

  • 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...

  • In the United States, there are over 6.8 million people in prison, jail, on probation or parole. That is 1 in every 35 adults. Perhaps even more alarming is that women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985.

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  • Daniela Izzie just delivered healthy twin girls—making her one of the few quadriplegics ever to give birth to twins. DANI’S TWINS tells her rare story: the joyful but perilous pregnancy, the dramatic labor and delivery, and Dani’s adaptive hacks as a new mother. Showcased in a documentary set...

  • Continents apart from one another, two farming families aim to reinvent themselves on their land. One family—a poised French matriarch and the son she raised among her vines—tends a centuries-old, biodynamic vineyard in the Southern Rhône. Across the ocean in Humboldt, California, another...

  • 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 72-year old man has been roaming the western United States and living outside with his pack mules for over three decades. Despite arrests and incarcerations, he keeps on fighting to maintain his nomadic lifestyle in today’s mechanized world.

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  • In 2011, Rosilyn Temple’s son was murdered in his own apartment. He was 26 years old. To this day, his homicide remains unsolved. Uncommon Allies shows how Rosilyn, in the wake and devastation of her son’s murder, turned a personal search for justice into a life changing community call to action...

  • A group of unlikely, tech-savvy activists orchestrates a high-stakes heist on Mount Everest to steal China's global spotlight ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games, refocusing the world's attention on occupied Tibet. Pulling off the near-impossible and inspiring a generation of activists, this film...

  • The financial exploitation of older people is a growing epidemic that is costing seniors in America an estimated $2.9 billion annually. Every day of the year, ten thousand people turn 65, and this generation of older people has become the most lucrative targets in history for criminals who are...

  • Another Child, formerly known as "Honeychild"; Filmmaker Leanna Borsellino has a strained relationship with her mother, Cyndi, stemming from her emotional absence while Leanna was sexually abused as a child. In her 20’s, Leanna uncovers shocking secret information about her mother’s past that...

  • 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...

  • The story from inside the secretive community of Northern California's redwoods where almost everybody is involved in one of the most profitable cash crop industries in the country. Told through interviews with a number of locals, this will be a close look at the current inhabitants and how the...

  • Amá tells an important and untold story - the abuses committed against Native American women by the American state in the middle of the twentieth century: separated from their families and sent to boarding schools, forced resettlement away from their traditional lands and involuntary...

  • As the trauma of a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present, Always in Season follows relatives of the perpetrators and victims in communities across the United States who are seeking just and reconciliation in the midst of police shootings and heated national debate about the value of black lives.

  • Edgar Mitchell's return to Earth in 1971 was a revelation, setting the course for a lifetime of ceaseless exploration.

    "We went to the Moon as technicians; we returned as humanitarians." - Dr. Edgar Mitchell

    The Space Less Traveled is a feature length documentary about Apollo 14...

  • America’s cowboy culture and European musical traditions converge in a story that celebrates a timeless legend and the collaborative power of art. RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE: THE MAKING OF A WESTERN OPERA follows Zane Grey’s classic Western dime-store novel as it is rediscovered and re-imagined...

  • Through the life and work of writer Alejandro Murguia, "Setting the Word on 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...

  • FANNY: The Right to Rock reveals the incredible, untold story of three Filipina American teens who self-founded a garage band in the 1960s that morphed into the ferocious California rock group Fanny, the first band comprised of women to release an LP with a major record label (Warner/Reprise/...

  • A Bunch of British working class amateur filmmakers with nothing left to lose, tackle one of Hollywood's greatest musicals in order to save their beloved Club.

    Britain’s oldest amateur filmmaking club struggles to survive, as its members grow old amid flickering memories and hardships....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • “Exquisite Wasteland” shatters the popular myth that deserts are lifeless, barren, and worthless. In fact, they are home to astonishing biodiversity, extraordinary animals, verdant oases, soul stirring landscapes, and an unfolding human drama that spans 10,000 years. The widely held...

  • Stories of women, motherhood and modern medicine in the 21st century. An exploration of reproductive consciousness and the impact of technology, social forces and coronavirus on the future of family.