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  • Tempelhof removes the mass mask of the Migrants by showing them as individual persons through their stories about their lives, their journey, and integrating into Germany.

    The story structure of Tempelhof is first based on a chronological and geographical basis as described through...

  • In a fresh twist on traditional perceptions, host and producer Jane Turville travels across America to explore the underlying impacts of population growth on human ability to thrive in a modern world.

    Population numbers matter.

    Most of us in industrialized countries don’t...

  • DANI’S TWINS, currently in post-production, will provide a rare, intimate look into the pregnancy and early parenting journey of Daniela Izzie--one of the few quadriplegics ever to give birth to twins.

    While a source of great joy, Dani’s pregnancy is highly unusual and...

  • Paintings by Basquiat and Gerhard Richter sell at auction for tens of millions of dollars; a multi-story inflatable ballerina by Jeff Koons dwarfs visitors at Rockefeller Center; a solid gold toilet by Maurizio Cattelan is...

  • France / USA | 90 minutes | in English | to be completed late 2020/early 2021

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    A filmmaker searches for the truth about her grandfather Edward Jones, a legendary African American who rose to the heights of financial and political prominence in Depression-era Chicago.

    In...

  • In 14th century Mali, a young royal named Mansa Musa ascended the throne of the richest kingdom in human history. After centuries of colonial invasion, manuscripts with first- hand information on the empire have been destroyed or disappeared, and his story remains a myth. It is this legend of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Class of COVID-19 explores the challenges facing educators, students, and families during the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Students, teachers, media experts, and parents share their stories and offer a look into the ever-changing world of education during a time of great crisis....

  • The Lodge is about Fountaingrove Lodge in Santa Rosa, California -- the first of its kind continuing care retirement community (CCRC), licensed by the state, that’s specifically for LGBT seniors and their allies. It’s a story about the people who conceived and built the community and the people...

  • 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/...

  • As the nation experiences the deadliest era of massacres we’ve ever seen, the mystery surrounding them looms larger than ever. How does the US compare to the rest of the world? How might we better understand these crimes? How might we better prevent these crimes in the future?

    Combining...

  • Our film follows the creation of a troop of 8 to 12-year-old girls of color – the Radical Monarchs – in Oakland, CA. A social justice- oriented alternative to the Girl Scouts, the Monarchs still earn badges – not for sewing or selling cookies but for units on Black Lives Matter, Radical Beauty,...

  • HOTSPOT follows conservationists throughout southern Appalachia including a scientist, hiker, hunter and indigenous leader who are on the forefront of protecting this unique region. Working across organizational boundaries, these conservationists are confronted with the complexities of...

  • Filmmaker Lisa Leeman revisits animation artist and devout Christian Gabi P 25 years after Leeman intimately chronicled Gabi’s gender transition in the groundbreaking documentary Metamorphosis (Sundance Filmmakers’ Trophy/ POV 1990).  As Gabi confronts a new crossroads, Lisa confronts thorny...

  • World-renowned forensic psychiatrist from Yale University, Dr. Bandy Lee, like France’s Joan of Arc, is on a divinely-inspired quest to remove Donald Trump from power. Defying professional ethics, she ignores thousands of death threats, and publishes The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. Dr. Lee...

  • Like back-up singers, the behind-the-scenes players in the premium California wine business are essential to their industry, yet rarely recognized for their contributions. HARVEST SEASON delves into the “backstage” action of this industry by following three people whose lives and livelihoods are...

  • At America’s busiest port, longshoreman earn white-collar wages for blue-collar work. But trade policy and automation threaten job prospects and their unique community.

    Filmed in an intimate cinema vérité style, BETWEEN SHIP AND SHORE explores the lives of people who work at the San...

  • 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 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...

  • 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,...

  • A daughter finds a connection to the late father she never wanted to know through an unlikely source: a rare synthesizer he invented in the ‘70s. Twenty five years after his death, she resurrects the machine and, in doing so, comes to know the man behind it.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bolstered by the rise of Trump and the Alt Right, disenfranchised white Americans are becoming radicalized into white supremacy at an alarming rate.

    "Angry White Men: Life After Hate" examines the root causes of racism though the bold work of groundbreaking sociologist Michael Kimmel ("...

  • THE OPIOID TRILOGY is a triptych of short, animated documentaries looking at the opioid epidemic through the demand side of addiction. Each film is a conversation between an individual in recovery from opioid use disorder and a family member, concerned other, or specialist in the field. Through...

  • "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...

  • 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...

  • SYNOPSIS

    NOW IS THE TIME is a 60 to 90 minute documentary film that takes place in one of the countries busiest Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) multi-disciplinary clinics; The MDA/ALS Hope Foundation at Temple University in Philadelphia. The documentary follows one of the most...

  • Do U Want It? is an exploration and celebration of the musical culture of New Orleans. The film chronicles the rise of beloved New Orleans' band Papa Grows Funk and uses their illustrious thirteen-year career, from formation up to the band's emotional final shows, as a vehicle to explore the...

  • ReImagine: A feature length documentary film following a young activist, as she searches for solutions to the western world's energy problems. Along the way she meets some of the world's leading scientists, activists, and innovators. She wants desperately to see the West released from its fossil...

  • 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...