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  • a man leans over to his horse, both silhouetted in the fading sunset.

    “Outstanding!  Very entertaining… perfect for PBS” / Bob Swerer / “Alone in the Wilderness”

    Could you spend 394 days traveling from Canada to Mexico in a 21-square foot, solar powered, one mule wagon? Hi. I’m film maker Bernie Harberts. I took that voyage across America and now it’s the 4...

  • Man with a camcorder is superimposed behind a teacher in front of his grade school pupils

    Interaction Cowboy looks at the failing education system in the US and the potential for better models of learning than the current, test-taking one. It’s told through the lens of my dad’s life and work and how he arrived at this problem (and potential solution) through the study of interaction...

  • A boy staring at a neon green light.

    A captivating multi-sensory environment called a Snoezelen room is used as a successful therapy tool for children with developmental disorders, miraculously transforming lives for both patients and therapists alike.

  • ALIEN - The Story of America’s High-Skilled, Legal Immigrants is a character-driven feature documentary in production about high-skilled, legal immigrants in the U.S., who are living on a merry-go-round of various visas to stay in the country. These immigrants who are simply striving for the...

  • Investigated through expert interviews and the web lens of Generation Z, the documentary explores how the explosion of the digital revolution is impacting our society, our brains and mental health, how the forces driving it are working against humanity and have put us on a dangerous trajectory...

  • An indigenous woman of Papua New Guinea walks before the rain forest with a basket on her head.

    After a Canadian gold mine operation turns her island upside down, an indigenous landowner struggles to rewrite her life.

  • The true story of a sacred land and how its beauty attracted some of the most profound spiritual thinkers and movements in Western Culture before being pushed into obscurity. Welcome to the Hollywood you’ve never heard about.

  • CHILDREN OF CHAMPIONS, an empowering feature-length documentary, examines the relationship between elite athletic performance and parenting success. The cinematic, deeply personal, and previously unheard story is told by a diverse group of local Olympians, their children, and a multi-award-...

  • “Every day we walk on top of thousands of years of history. The natural wonders in the landscape and the sidewalks of our cities hold the secrets of America’s past. Those stories are waiting there to be discovered by us. Join me on public television for an exciting expedition to uncover those...

  • 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...

  • Julie Magers' world turned upside down when her husband, Michael Mehaffie, was sentenced to twenty years for commercial burglary. In the state of Maryland commercial burglary carries the same weight as murder. Over the past five years of incarceration Julie began to be an advocate for Michael...

  • For more than fifty years Paul R. Williams was one of the most successful architects in Los Angeles. At a time when most African Americans worked as servants or laborers, Paul Williams was designing some of the most luxurious homes and important commercial buildings in Southern California. Among...

  • With the exponential growth of social media a global pattern has emerged. Wherever it goes political debate rapidly degenerates. Reasonable people become abusive. Moderates are bullied. Journalists are threatened. Experts are vilified. Populism gains traction. Minorities are attacked. Demagogues...

  • CLARKSTON is the story of four individuals who have nothing in common but a desire to feel at home in a country that seems to reject them. Three refugees and a former Klansman decide to fight for peace in a nation plagued by hostility. Set in “the most diverse square mile in America,” the film...

  • Mariah boxes with her male coach in an empty boxing gym

    Mariah Bahe is a Navajo Nation teenager and five-time national amateur boxing champion attempting to become the first female Navajo boxer to win an Olympic title. Her heart is set on competing in the 2024 Olympics in Paris and she is about to embark on a journey of self-discovery that will...

  • Black and white photograph of a studio performance of the rock group "Fanny"

    Photo Credit: Linda Wolf ©

    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...

  • Three female children in pink leotards and rainbow-colored tutus stand before adult female volunteers dressed in black.

    Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin and Veronica, ages 5 to 15, want to change the conversation. They reveal in their own words what it’s like to deal with the literal ups and downs of a challenged life. In this intimate verité documentary, four charismatic kids strive for acceptance in a world that is...

  • “Boricuas: Debt and Hurricanes in Paradise” is a 90 minute documentary examining the colonial history of the island of Puerto Rico in relationship to the contemporary political moment there with a focus on the debt crisis. A massive debt still looms in Puerto Rico and there are many who critique...

  • On September 30, 1955, actor James Dean set out from Los Angeles in his Porsche Spyder race car to attend the Sports Car Club of America's weekend road races in Salinas, California. He died four hours later on a dangerous, rural highway.

    Back in Hollywood, Dean left behind close friend...

  • Treblinka Monument at a distance with a figure walking through the stones.

    Eight decades after being smuggled out of Poland, a box of photographs sparks a filmmaker’s journey to confront his family’s past and the haunted silence that lingers in their present.

    Confronting the pervasiveness of intergenerational trauma, cultural taboos around mental illness, and...

  • A Black Man in a track suit leans against a city strip wall with his head in his hands

    "Each year roughly 5,000 blacks are murdered—74% of the time the murderer is another black person."  Murders that Matter documents three initiatives of Temple University Hospital to combat violence in Philadelphia’s most violent black neighborhood in order to call attention to the critical...

  • 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....

  • Finding A Mother is story of Healing. This documentary is a socio-economic, mental health awareness film centered around an African American Producer Rakeem Nowell, as he tries to locate his biological mother and piece together the story of her abandonment and claims as unfit.

  • 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...

  • The Jewish 48’ers: is the story of revolution failed and redeemed. Freedom Fighters, inspired by the social ideals of the American and French Revolutions to take on the Feudal Monarchies in uprisings across Europe in 1848. While these revolts were crushed and participants hounded, many found...

  • 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...

  • The gritty, textured film title "UNTOUCHABLE" appears over a blue sky superimposed with court documents detailing pedophilia. Two children play with their mother on a structure below this ominous sky.

    When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000...

  • 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...

  • Personal stories of the women fighting for Hong Kong’s freedom
    and democracy against communsist China, who stormed the streets to demand justice.

    Fresh off their success of their Academy Award ®-shortlisted documentary
    Women of the Gulag , Yarovskaya and Gregory will capture...

  • 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 group of precocious middle schoolers take on the state of California’s teacher retirement system to save their future from climate catastrophe. Hope and hilarity ensue.

  • Ain’t I a Woman traces the history of the Equal Rights Amendment to illustrate how across race, class, and gender, the desire to access white male power has undermined the most obvious piece of social progress since the abolition of slavery.

    This essay film will use interviews and...

  • The United States is facing an unprecedented public health crisis regarding addiction. The stigma associated with the disease prevents many addicts from seeking treatment and diminishes the ability of their families and friends to support them. On a national scale, the stigma obstructs the...

  • Sunset in the Arizona desert.

    In Arizona mountains just north of the Mexico border, jaguars, once believed to be killed off in the state, have appeared on camera traps, much to the delight of locals. But though some welcome the rare cats return, they are threatened by mines, cars, poachers, and most of all, by the...