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  • 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...

  • Woman in a galaxy-themed dress sits in an interview set up before a documentary crew

    REACH FOR THE STARS is a powerful documentary about a young woman from rural Oregon who overcomes poverty, family dysfunction and unspeakable tragedy as she pursues a dream of becoming an astrophysicist.

    Looking up at the night sky has calmed Charity Woodrum since she was a child,...

  • Black and white photo of Chol Soo Lee being taken into police custody.

    FREE CHOL SOO LEE tells the story of a Korean American death row inmate convicted of a 1973 Chinatown gangland murder in San Francisco, and the activists who led a pan-Asian American movement to free him. Spanning the late 1970s to the early ’80s, this movement would for the first time bring...

  • Personal stories of the women fighting for Hong Kong’s freedom
    and democracy against communsist China, who stormed the streets to demand justice.

    Fresh off their success of their Academy Award ®-shortlisted documentary
    Women of the Gulag , Yarovskaya and Gregory will capture...

  • 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...

  • an elderly asian individual in a wheelchair holds a sign reading "please help me"

    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...

  • In the summer of 1938, against the backdrop of an encroaching war, President Roosevelt sends his top negotiator George Rublee to Nazi Germany to bargain for the safe emigration of German and Austrian Jews. A tale of life and death, the film juxtaposes Rublee’s efforts to outmaneuver Hitler with...

  • 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...

  • Panoramic view of countryside with film title on the bottom.

    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...

  • A senior man drawing in front of the camera

    Ageless Art is a visionary project spotlighting creative arts programs for people with Alzheimer's. Through art, storytelling and music, we are still able to connect with each other across age and cognitive barriers even as logical thinking and verbal abilities become impaired. This documentary...

  • "The New York Times" building front

    Centered around The New York Times’ Letters Department, people from across the country write letters to the editor (LTE), sustaining free speech in a time of political and technological upheaval.

    As personal letter writing has become virtually extinct, why are LTEs still a vibrant and,...

  • Every summer, hard-working families escape their ordinary routines to live like kings in a scrappy seasonal trailer park. As market forces threaten to turn their shabby Shangri-La into a playground for the beautiful people, the denizens of Inlet View reveal the secrets to a rich life.

  • This film will reveal the destruction by stealth and spin of perhaps the greatest achievement of the post-world war two era -- health care for all. In Britain, in 1948, a national health service was established. Most western countries followed suit, except for the United States. Today in America...

  • two black male racers stand next to a racecar at a speedway.

    There had always been a small number of black auto racers in the twentieth century who drove mostly for themselves. In 1972, Leonard W. Miller, from Trenton, New Jersey, assembled a group of educated and skilled enthusiasts into an organized team named the Black American Racers. Their passion...

  • an older White man in glasses and a knit cap stands on the deck of a sailboat

    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...

  • America’s cowboy culture and opera's hallowed 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 reborn onstage in fully...

  • An Asian woman in a windcoat stands in front of the US Capitol.

    January 6th, 2021 already stands as a day that will live forever in our nation’s history. Many saw it coming, and many decided to do nothing. One person, however, had been speaking out and warning the public about the possibility of such an incident for years. Her name is Doctor Bandy X. Lee....

  • A school of fish swim through a coral reef.

    We are a team of award-winning filmmakers and ocean advocates joining forces to bring to you an uplifting feature documentary on marine conservation efforts in beautiful Belize. Our mission is to showcase the efforts of a multigenerational group...

  • 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...

  • Two people looking at an open box.

    At some point in almost everyone’s life, there comes a challenge so overwhelming, so painful, that it forces a course of action – to run and hide or to turn and head bravely Into the Storm. For filmmaker Sandy Salas, that defining challenge occurred on the day her Father took a gun and killed...

  • A red logo of Fail University.

    In an expansive documentary exposé, Fail State reveals the dark story behind the rise of predatory for-profit colleges and why our higher education system, once the envy of the world, is leaving millions of Americans in financial ruin.

  • Two indigenous people sitting on black pipes in the Amazonian forest.

    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...

  • Tired of waiting for someone else to save Democracy? A tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina - named a “posterchild” for voter suppression - intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens. Through...

  • Two people are standing in front of a wall that has 'xolos' graffitied on it.

    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...