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  • When the murder of George Floyd forced Minneapolis to confront a historically and systemically racist police department, Minneapolis City Council Members spearheaded an effort to dismantle and defund its police department, sparking a worldwide reimagining of what public safety can look like....

  • Animated drawing of ancient warriors in battle.

    Post-Gold Rush San Francisco is dreary and stagnant, but banker William Chapman Ralston has a big vision for it. When silver is discovered in 1859, he stops at nothing to transform the backwater boomtown into one of the great cities of the world. Tragically the immense task proves more than he...

  • 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 man holding green clock that is labeled 'Bradford Movie Makers'

    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....

  • The world is an increasingly divided place, fuelled by fake news, xenophobia, and social inequalities. The AIDS epidemic in the 1990s sparked similar fear, homophobia and division.

    In 1990s Columbus, Ohio, unlikely best friends Peta and Therese were from different worlds. Little did they...

  • As the Western frontier closed, America sought to forcibly re-educate Native Americans at Indian Boarding Schools.  Their motto was “Kill The Indian To Save The Man.”  In 1892, the Pueblo of Isleta sued the Albuquerque Indian School for the return of “Los Cautivos” (The Captives), 36 children...

  • four korean adoptee faces (two male, two female) in extreme close up.

    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...

  • Three Caucasian male are smiling at the camera with their arms interlocked.

    Family, dreamers, second chances, and the opening of the first whiskey distillery in Austin, TX since prohibition.

    Distilling Dreams is an intimate feature length documentary about the people behind Still Austin Whiskey Company: Father and son Chris & Cleveland, married couples Andrew...

  • 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...

  • Discover an invention from the 1870s that has outlasted technological innovations — the almost random arrangement of the typewriter keyboard – through the revealing personal journeys of three entrepreneurial inventors.
    The Qwerty Story provides new insight into invention, innovation, the...

  • "My Japanese Garden" is a one-hour public television program about the people, history and design concepts associated with Japanese gardens in North America. Japanese gardens have a universal visual appeal that transcends cultural barriers. Noted for their beauty, this enduring landscape style...

  • "[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...

  • Poster of the project with a gun in the background.

    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...

  • Kathryn’s neuromuscular disease has left her paralyzed and her family’s relations in tatters. Though despair finally overwhelms her, she holds on to see her daughter’s wedding. Drawn from 930 hours of footage shot from Kathryn’s point of view and without a crew present, this groundbreaking,...

  • NSA Contractor sits in an orange jumpsuit in the back of a car.

    This film tells the extraordinary story of 25-year-old NSA contractor Reality Winner who disclosed a document about Russian election interference to the media and became the number one leak target of the Trump administration.

  • A black and white photograph of a woman and a child on a motorcycle.

    At the beginning of the 90's, in San Francisco, Sylvie sets up Ti Couz, an utopian creperie, made of self-management, ecological concerns, social rights for the employees. After successful years, Sylvie and the Ti Couz ideals must face a violent gentrification and an opposite vision of society...

  • 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...

  • The Alliance of Documentary Editors (ADE) is a working group of documentary film and television editors and assistant editors nationwide that campaigns for best practices within the industry while improving members’ career sustainability. The ADE promotes a better understanding and...

  • five different portrait of diverse trauma survivors.

    In a world where images of trauma have become an almost daily occurrence, there’s a need to educate the general public about the lasting impact trauma has on survivors, their families and communities, and give people hope again for a better future.

    A new film, UnMASKing HOPE from...

  • State Trooper Jessie Osborn is called to check out a suspicious sedan on a remote Alaskan Highway. The brief encounter leaves one man dead and turns Jessie’s life into a nightmare. The incident explodes in the press and Jessie’s world turns upside down in a perfect storm of suspicion and...

  • An African-American female looking at herself through the mirror.

    "Your Pain Was Born Here" is a journey across five countries in Europe exploring the Black diaspora outside of the Black American identity. An interconnected story to bridge the communication gaps between the African American communities and the international Black diaspora through director...

  • Two individuals talking to three people across a black fence.

    Amidst rising oppression in Turkey, two women, a doctor and a sex worker join forces to confront death and seek healing after the tragic deaths of their loved ones. They transform pain into power by queering grief.

    As the Covid-19 pandemic hits, we are faced with the loss of loved ones...

  • An old portrait photo of a family of six.

    A cross-cultural montage of stories about women who became breadwinners after their husbands were suddenly no longer around. A school teacher in Oregon, USA... A genocide survivor in Phnom Penh, Cambodia...A field laborer in Chihuahua, Mexico... follow the extraordinary stories of ordinary women...

  • Walk for the Ancestors follows the story of a Native Californian family who, in 2015, walked from mission to mission across the state to honor their ancestors and protest the canonization of Junipero Serra.

  • Anne Bogart is acting while wearing black clothes.

    EVERY BODY IN THE ROOM is a lyrical documentary portrait of celebrated theater director Anne Bogart's work with the SITI Company, one of theater's most influential and innovative companies, as they look to the next chapter of their company.

    SITI was founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and...

  • Max Linder is kissing a woman in a movie scene.

    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....

  • To understand Mennonites, one needs to understand the stories by which they order their lives. Sixteenth century Anabaptist martyr Dirk Willems saved his pursuer from drowning only to be returned to prison and later burned at the stake. It’s as close to an icon that the iconoclastic sect gets...

  • face of a coal miner.

    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...

  • Has media consolidation made us less informed? Has it turned us an angry, divided nation? Or are we giving mass media too much of the blame for our own ambivalence as passive citizens? Broadcasters, for over half a century, were required to serve the public interest—defined as promoting localism...

  • Molly Ivins laughs on a bench in business attire

    “Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory.” -Molly Ivins

    RAISE HELL is about a Texas maverick named MOLLY IVINS. Often compared to Mark Twain, she was one of the most courageous journalists of modern times... and...

  • A Black adult woman and a young Black girl with a "housing 4 all" t-shirt stand in front of a city house in this painted image

    At 12 years of age, Destiny is navigating 7th grade, enduring homelessness and along with Moms4Housing, igniting a movement for housing as a human right.

  • Poster of Ghost Lights written in orange.

    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...

  • the view of sunset on earth from space.

    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...

  • Marcella stands in the kitchen in an apron before a bunch of lettuce.

    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...

  • 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,...