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  • A migrant farm woman bends over a cart of strawberries as she harvests this fruit from a large field

    Indigenous teenagers from Mexico strive to change their families’ destinies in the strawberry fields of Oxnard, California. Through a stormy year of sanctioned racism and anti-immigrant sentiment, Mariposas del Campo captures their journeys—with help from the characters’ own videos—as they...

  • Kikhia leans over his mid-20th century style desk

    When director Jihan Kikhia was six years old, her father disappeared. He flew to Cairo and never returned. As a result, her mother began the search for him, launching her family into a maze of complex emotions and international politics. This documentary takes the audience on a raw 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....

  • Camcorder shooting square with red recording dot in the right.

    Docbloc was founded in 2021 by Ash Marinaccio with the mission of experimenting with documentary form and bringing together artists working across documentary genres for conversation and collaborations in live performance. Docbloc believes in the power of documentary storytelling and that...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • After a young designer realizes that a surfboard – which he crafted from thousands of littered cigarette butts picked up off California beaches – could captivate the eyes of millions across the globe, he decides to use it as the impetus to do something more. The award-winning Cigarette...

  • 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...

  • A unique 150-day trek by horseback across the remaining pristine lands of America, The Great Transamerican Trek is an unprecedented journey reversing the path of Manifest Destiny and shedding light on the contemporary and historic stories of the Native American communities we meet.

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  • Large commune of people stand for a photo in the Emerald Triangle

    The story of the Emerald Triangle – Humboldt, Mendocino & Trinity counties in far Northern California – is one of the legendary tales of America’s favorite illegal drug and how it has changed our society. Our film investigates the dramatic rise and fall and rise again of the heartland of...

  • A cartoon by Morrie Turner.

    Morrie Turner, the pioneering African American cartoonist whose newspaper comic strip and television show reached millions of Americans with a powerful message of tolerance from the Civil Rights era that still resonates in an increasingly diverse society today.MORRIE TURNERPioneer Cartoonist -...

  • Two Filipino-American are preparing dishes in the kitchen.

    Calasag follows two first-generation Filipino-American entrepreneurs , exploring culture and identity through cuisine, as they work to bring Filipino food traditions to Baltimore.

    Maryrose and Dylan worked together as Calasag for two years. This pop-up restaurant in Baltimore City enabled...

  • A gibbon monkey climbs the skinny branch of a tree below a canopy of green leaves.

    We go in pursuit of gibbon song, which has captivated poets, scientists and shamans for millennia across the dwindling rainforests of Asia. This feature length documentary is a creative meditation into how gibbons and soundscapes play a fundamental role in the persistence of rainforests, a vital...

  • View of wildwest.

    "Unless you write that story, you’re never going to find a book on those shelves,” a librarian once told Mary Alice Esparza about her family. Gateways is the story of how Mary Alice used photography and art to preserve and tell her family’s story, and, by extension, the history of an...

  • A woman is putting on a 'I voted' sticker on a boy.

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    Small-town activism. Nail-biting elections. A last-minute power grab. In Wisconsin, where extreme partisanship has become the norm, voters are finding their lives increasingly irrelevant to state lawmakers. Through the stories of four determined women, Can You Hear Us Now? unravels the...

  • A man raising hand and yelling at a crowd.

    A La Calle is a firsthand account of the extraordinary efforts of ordinary Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy from the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro, whose corrupt and brutal policies have plunged the country into economic ruin. Working with a network of clandestine camera crews, the...

  • Black and white lifeguard towers sit on a foggy beach beneath a geometric design of the American flag and the film title "Unzipped."

    LOGLINE: UNZIPPED: An Autopsy of American Inequality is an intimate and heartbreaking film about the affordable housing crisis in America told through the prism of one zip code's struggle with the growing income divide.

    SHORT SYNOPSIS: UNZIPPED: An Autopsy of American Inequality is...

  • 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....

  • JANZ: In the Moment picks up the story of artist Robert Janz at the age of eighty, when he is painting graffiti on the streets of New York. The film follows him for two years, documenting his work on the street and in the studio, and delving into his surprising past. Janz has...

  • Two members of the Insane Clown Posse sit for an interview in Juggalo Clown Make-Up

    In 2011, the FBI officially proclaimed rap group Insane Clown Posse’s “Juggalo” fan base a “loosely affiliated hybrid gang.” Since the gang accusation, hundreds if not thousands of Juggalos have been directly affected. But Insane Clown Posse, or ICP for short, and their Juggalo fan base are...

  • soulheal

    America is under attack from a crisis of male identity.  What will result: more flight from responsibility and a regression to macho defenses, or a step into a redefinition of manhood that integrates rather than segregates the so-called "feminine" within.

    “Soulheal” examines the...

  • Black and white portrait of Alan Chadwick in front of a plant.

    Horticulturalist Alan Chadwick was the leading educator and innovator of a movement that combines French Intensive and Biodynamic gardening. His influence stretches from California Cuisine to the study of problems that face mankind in our food production systems. This feature length documentary...

  • A small Pika (rare forest mammal) holds some greens in its mouth as it stands on the trunk of a large tree.

    Rocky Mountain National Park is currently undergoing an unprecedented surge in visitors. As millions of people move into the Front Range of Colorado and millions of Americans along with world travelers are discovering and re-discovering our National Parks, the impact is stressing both the...

  • An infamous Doctor Who screenwriter is reluctantly dragged back into the American Whoniverse, in this funny and moving documentary about finding family in the unlikeliest of places.

  • A man holds a wooden staff in the dark.

    LORD OF OBSTACLES is a feature-length documentary exploration of human-elephant conflict in the remote Indian state of Assam, where 5,600 of the world’s remaining wild Asian elephants – driven out of the forest by habitat loss – wreak havoc on local farming villages in dramatic nighttime raids...

  • Group of killer whales are swimming under the sea.

    Marine biologist and explorer Andreas B. Heide braves frigid winter conditions in the Norwegian Arctic aboard his small sailboat Barba as he embarks on a quest to better understand the ocean’s top predator, Orca. Joined by dedicated bioacoustics researcher Dr. Heike Vester they investigate the...

  • An African American Man sits in a white tie tuxedo at a fancy dinner table with other wealthy individuals in 1930's attire

    France / USA | 90 minutes | in English | to be completed in late 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 shaping...

  • 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...

  • Chinese American woman stands in front of the gate of New York City's Chinatown.

    DEAR CORKY: a fifteen minute short (tentative title)

    Corky Lee, the undisputed, unofficial photographer of the Asian American community in New York City, was a pillar in the community for the past fifty years. Sadly, he passed away from COVID in January 2020. We were fortunate enough to...

  • African-American woman, Beulah Mae Mitchell, sits in front of the camera.

    Behind the rise of the iconic Barbie doll, came a twenty-one-year struggle to see the first Black Barbie. Filmmaker Lagueria Davis uncovers a hidden, emblematic struggle for representation for Black women and girls. The film will reveal how inclusivity has often only been implemented to generate...

  • soccer players on the field.

    "The Hosts" shows the perspective of five different Brazilians who were affected by the 2014 FIFA World Cup in different ways - from a woman selling street food by the stadiums, to a man who was displaced by construction works. It's a social-political portrayal of Brazilians in this historical...

  • A powerful African woman leads a struggle for historical, narrative and economic justice in Kenya. Wanjugu Kimathi is searching for her father’s remains. She soon learns of a buried history of British colonial atrocities, including concentration camps and the massive theft of land that left...

  • Black and white photo of Joyva's billboard.

    In 1907, Sam’s great grandfather, a Jewish immigrant named Nathan Radutzky, started Joyva, a Jewish candy company that became ubiquitous in Jewish Americana and touched the lives of millions. 111 years after incorporating, Joyva remains in the family and is run by Nathan’s grandchild, Richard,...