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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Vandana Shiva wears a red sari and stands in front of a halo of seeds.

    How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become Monsanto’s worst nightmare? The Seeds of Vandana Shiva tells the remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, how she stood up to the corporate Goliaths of industrial agriculture, rose to prominence in the...

  • Join Mobolaji and the Ferguson Rises team on our Oscar journey! We need your help to raise the final campaign funds needed to reach the coveted Academy Awards shortlist. Ultimately, we hope to bring home the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2022!

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  • 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...

  • Location Vacation is a new travel series that takes you "on location" around the world to where your favorite movies and TV shows were filmed. Do you like movies and television? Do you like to travel? Then you are going to love Location Vacation!

  • Mark Kabban watches a soccer game next to his coach.

    Drawing on his own childhood struggles adjusting to life in the US, Lebanese-American Mark Kabban uses soccer to help kids like Yousif Khummi, a recent refugee from Iraq, emerge from the shadow of war and develop a sense of identity and possibility in the United States. East County Yalla follows...

  • two female siblings sit on a plastic box and pet their black dog in front of a rural dilapidated barn.

    Spanning 8-years, this intimate documentary follows SARAH and her family of seven siblings in their rural Missouri home, bearing witness to their journey from adolescence to adulthood, in some cases to parenthood. Do cycles of poverty repeat, generation after generation - even when there is such...

  • a jaguar roams over a rocky outcrop in the desert at night

    He was young, handsome, mysterious, and wanted. He was looking for a mate. After growing to adulthood in the Santa Rita Mountains just 30 miles from Tucson, Arizona, he was already gone when videos of the solitary jaguar were released in 2016. Named El Jefe by local school children, the powerful...

  • Today's Woman

    Today’s Woman is a public affairs television series for PBS stations nationwide with a mission to provide a TV platform that currently does not exist for the voices of women and girls toward achieving gender equality and justice. Educating viewers about issues impacting women and girls today...

  • 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...

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

  • 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 port worker standing in front of several blue ship crates.

    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...

  • a nazi-era german postage stamp.

    "The Liegnitz Plot" investigates a story dating back to the Holocaust: that a mysterious Nazi stole priceless stamp collections from concentration camp victims and then buried the stolen stamps somewhere in Poland. Embarking on a real-life “Argo”-like adventure, Gary Gilbert – a one-time “...

  • Kim swims near the San Francisco coast.

    The inspiring story of an accomplished open water swimmer’s attempt to become the first woman to swim 30 miles through a stretch of cold, rough and shark-inhabited waters near the San Francisco coast.

  • 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 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 tent of an unhoused person on the street with the hollywood sign in the background.

    Synthesizing the economic and policy failures underpinning unprecedented homelessness in Los Angeles, THE ADVOCATES evokes the lost ideal of “ care in the community ” through roller coaster stories of case managers in the trenches undertaking highly skilled work. The film demonstrates the real...

  • A late middle-aged White man covers his ears, A middle-age White Woman covers her eyes and uses her free hand to cover the mouth of a young girl standing beside her.

    Silent Shelter is a documentary feature that exposes the country's broken animal sheltering system, which is seen through the eyes of those in the trenches, the volunteers. These individuals have an up-close view of the harrowing and often absurd practices that many publicly funded animal...

  • A Black Male Folsom inmate stands in a blue shirt in front of a diverse group of male prisoners.

    Set entirely inside the legendary Folsom State Prison, THE WORK documents an intense four-day group therapy session between convicts and select members of the public. As each man delves deep within themselves, we see profound moments of masculinity, fragility and compassion. And as the...

  • 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...