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  • 100 Years From Mississippi is a 60 minute documentary on the life of Mamie Lang Kirkland, a 111-year old African American woman who experienced and survived racial terrorism, segregation, bigotry and bias and yet continued to have hope, joy and love of life, full of the certainty that we can do...

  • Three White male ballet dancers in Roman Empire guard outfits dance behind a White female ballerina

    The Story

    1964 – A time of major shifts in civil rights, women’s and gay rights. New York City was alive – you could feel it on the streets. The young Joffrey Ballet splits in two over a power struggle for artistic control and the HARKNESS BALLET bursts onto the...

  • "Out Loud" Poster banner featuring laughing conference attendees

    OUT LOUD chronicles the first season of the historic Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, the largest group of transgender and gender nonconforming people anywhere in the world who regularly sing together. Led by Lindsey Deaton, who co-founded the chorus and served as its first artistic director, these...

  • A couple kissing at sunset in a field of grass

    Combining intimate verité scenes with the raw emotion of visual poetic fiction, QUEER CHRISTIANS follows three queer Christian women of color as they struggle to reconcile their intersecting identities and navigate the crosshairs of faith, race, and radically inclusive love. What happens when a...

  • A black man in a tracksuit plays the saxophone in front of an illustrated, pink skyline, as various martial arts figures are seen behind him

    Semi-retired Chicago postal worker Eugene Thomas reflects on his life, music, and martial arts practice. Oh, and that decade between the 80s and 90s when he was an international celebrity, starring in a dozen ninja movies filmed in Taiwan. Thomas is the Searching for Sugar Man of martial arts...

  • A black man in a black t-shirt holds a clip board and speaks to another black man in a white t-shirt before a backdrop of lush green trees

    ! VOTER SUPPRESSION IS REAL IN AMERICA !  

    Voter suppression is one of the painful legacies of hundreds of years of systemic racism.  And, unless the story is told, it’s not going away. 

    In 2016, our film team set out to document the first presidential...

  • Three people standing in front of a drawing of human genetalia.

    To right the wrongs of his all-American sex education, a 36-year-old Alex Liu goes on a quest to uncover naked truths and hard facts - no matter how awkward it gets. He's on a mission to strip away his sexual shame by meeting with the researchers and educators who are helping us build a...

  • Telling the remarkable stories of three survivors of long-term solitary confinement, Cloudland is a short animated documentary exploring how the human imagination can provide both solace and renewed suffering during prolonged isolation.

  • 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...

  • A student looks at her high school building from a distance, title treatment reads ON THESE GROUNDS.

    An explosive video goes viral, showing a white school resource officer in South Carolina throw a Black teenager from her school desk. An outraged nation divides over who is at fault and what role race played in the incident. Healer-Activist Vivian Anderson uproots her life to help the girl and...

  • 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 yellow raft floats down the rapids of a Bhutanese river with a large building on the distant shore.

    In the country with the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, where the king values the happiness of his people above the money they make, a threat is looming. Bhutan's primary revenue source is hydropower; quotas with India would require damming every last river. A man named “...

  • A silhouetted student walks through the hallways of this public high school.

    Left Behind, currently in production, examines the issue of undiagnosed dyslexia, one of the leading causes of illiteracy in the United States. The film follows six mothers as they endeavor to open the first public school for dyslexic children in New York City: the Manhattan Literacy Academy....

  • Renowned climber Minga Tsiri Sherpa stands holding walking poles in his hands and wearing a backpack as he looks out towards the Himalayan mountains which are also seen behind him in the distance.

    Everest Dark is a feature documentary that takes us on a daring expedition with world-renowned Nepalese mountaineer Mingma Tsiri Sherpa. With 19 summits already under his belt, Mingma had sworn off ever summiting again after the devastating 2015 earthquake that killed 22 climbers, but after the...

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    A unflinching and unprecedented look at laws around forcing people with serious mental illness into psychiatric care.

  • 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.

  • Love, Your Birth Mom is a documentary film that follows the journey of several pregnant women who are considering adoption. The film chronicles their pregnancies through the moment when they are faced with an impossible decision - whether to raise their child or place them into the arms of...

  • White silhouette of a teddy bear with barbed wire running across its body.

    SAFE ZONE is a documentary film series about the resilience of girls caught in the chaos of the Syrian refugee crisis. Each story follows a refugee girl dealing with trauma to illustrate the empowering nature of education, the healing power of music and art, and compassionate bond of friendship...

  • Who Do You Protect?

    Families of the victims of police violence seek justice and discover the layers of corruption behind the Los Angeles Police Department. In their fight to be heard, they join forces with the grassroots movement challenging this violent structure.

  • Amidst the turbulent American year of 1968 filled with assassinations of cause leaders and the unrelenting death toll of the unpopular Vietnam War, a radicalized college student sought to transform himself and ended up creating a new team sport. He never played or coached the sport afterwards...

  • Aiko Ohno leaves her fast-paced life in Tokyo as a food photographer for Japan’s rural coastline, fueled by a desire to help save the last generation of female abalone free divers, known as the ama.

  • A singer in a leather outfit stands before a crowd of fans, one waving a Pride Flag over their shoulders.

    Mashrou’ Leila are indie rock gods in the Arab world. But their fame comes with a price. In a part of the world where singing about politics or sexuality is more than a little risky — and with an openly gay lead singer — Mashrou’ Leila’s very existence and success is unprecedented. As one...