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  • One out of every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Approximately 4-5 women are killed each day in the U.S. from the same. Until this poignant documentary, there has been scant focus (if any) on DV solutions. Most documentaries treating the subject offer a revelatory...

  • The D-Word is the world's pre-eminent online community for documentary filmmakers. It hosts a free discussion forum and online conferences on all aspects of documentary filmmaking, including fundraising, production, camera, sound, distribution, legal and many more. It has more than 15,500...

  • As social and economic forces encroach upon traditional culture in Turkey's Kachkar mountain highlands, many distinctive practices have vanished or are facing extinction. Among the three generations now straddling the not-yet-forgotten past and the globalized tomorrow, some are finding hope in...

  • Daughters of Destiny  - The Journey of Shanti Bhavan is a 4 part Netflix Original Docu-Series that chronicles the lives of five girls from Indian families who are among the so-called "untouchable" or “Dalit” caste and most impoverished communities in the world. The series witnesses the girls...

  • The Dead Sea, a transboundary water body - shared by Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians - is a unique salt-lake, known for its exceptional geographical, biological, and historical value, and is the lowest point on Earth.  Tragically, the Dead Sea is drying up, causing widespread damage,...

  • 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...

  • When she was 12 years old, just minutes after a family argument, filmmaker Mayumi Maruyama's father hung himself in the garage of his family's suburban American home. DEAR DAD is her effort to both understand and come to terms with her father's tragic death and to confront the cultural wall of...

  • Every parent’s worst fear – to cause one’s own child’s death.Death by hyperthermia is the official designation. When it happens to young children, the facts are often the same: An otherwise loving, attentive parent one day gets busy, distracted, upset or confused by a change in his or her daily...

  • A park-ranger's brutal murder opens the way for a journey into the depths of the illegal charcoal trade in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A tangled web of desperation, maneuvering and corruption worthy of a crime novel, exposes the truth behind the rampant deforestation it leaves in its trail...

  • The Debra Hill Documentary explores the life and career of the legendary film producer. Hill began her career in the 1970s, and after the extraordinary success of her first production, HALLOWEEN (co-written with director John Carpenter), she became a key player in a wave of trailblazing women...

  • Charles Strouse has created some of the most celebrated songs in American history, but at age 83, he is still fighting for validation, and trying to understand the complicated world that lives deep beneath his happy music. DECOMPOSING CHARLES STROUSE is the first and only documentary on the...

  • DEFINING BEAUTY focuses on the extraordinary lives of five women and their journey toward the 2010 Ms.Wheelchair America pageant. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms.Wheelchair America is a competition based on advocacy, achievement, and communication, that selects the most accomplished and...

  • When Mark Lane, a middle aged White American living near the Mexican border confronts white supremacists targeting immigrants in a small California border town, he, his wife and three children become targets themselves. Mark loses his home and restaurant but never his passion for helping...

  • Every parent grapples with questions like, Should I let my child watch Youtube? At what age do I get my child a phone? Our mission in this film is to step beyond the media coverage that spells doom and gloom for kids and ask: What are we missing in this polarized debate? How do we both...

  • Disclosure is an unprecedented look at the depiction of transgender people and experiences throughout the history of film and television. Over 100 years of footage, from A Florida Enchantment (1914) to Pose (2018), is woven together with the personal stories of...

  • About one American in seven has some degree of dyslexia. It's a condition that makes it hard to learn to read the same way other people do. With some special techniques, taught or self-invented, most dyslexics can learn to function normally. And a lot of dyslexics are brilliant, talented, and...

  • 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...

  • "Divino Inferno" reveals the little-known story behind The Gates of Hell – one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in the History of Art, and the key to sculptor Auguste Rodin’s works as a whole. Director Bruno Aveillan, himself an artist, brings a startling visual intensity to this poetic,...

  • 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...

  • Documentary filmmaker Vanessa Yuille follows friend and cohort Matthew Jacobs, writer of the 1996 TV movie Doctor Who, as he is reluctantly pulled back into the fandom that rejected his work 20 years earlier. The journey not only becomes hilarious and emotionally perilous for the duo, but also...

  • A spiritual missionary in the form of a 10-foot tree asks us to explore human nature and the survival of our species, but in the end he must contend with his own survival and past. Lionel Powell grew up in the Marcy Projects of Brooklyn surrounded by gangs, drugs and violence. As a boy he found...

  • DOG WALK HOME reveals the power of the human-canine bond as it comes alive in a story about uniquely trained service dogs that transform the lives of veterans and their families living with post-traumatic stress.

    The film imparts insights into the rigors of service dog training and into...

  • After years of denying his true identity, a transgender man fights inequality, insurance companies, red tape and prejudice before finally moving across the country to live happily as his authentic self.

    Donnie, a musical theater director and performer, forced himself to believe that being...

  • DOORWAYS TO DIGNITY is a feature-length documentary that spans a decade at Dignity Village, a tent city founded by homeless people in our nation's spirit of bootstrap independence, a bold attempt to create a community to escape the cruelties of survival on the streets. Fed up with society's...

  • The Clown is one of the oldest archetypes in human culture. They have kept us laughing and prevented us from taking ourselves too seriously for centuries. In the past 100 years, in American culture, a strange new type of clown has emerged from the shadows, a character called the Killer Clown....

  • The Great Lakes are Disappearing and We Need to Stop ItDRAIN is a feature-length documentary exposing not only the threats and potential disaster facing one of America's most precious natural resources, but a heartfelt look at what means more to people than saving a body of water. Through...

  • The situation in Egypt three years after the revolution reveals itself in the surreal world of Sharm El Sheikh, where young people seek work in the tourist industry putting their lives, dreams and hopes at stakes for western life-style with an unusual level of resourcefulness and dedication.

  • Dreaming in Somali is a timely exploration of Somali refugees’ integration in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The documentary follows the Somali-American experience through the eyes of four residents of the Twin Cities – a police officer, a women’s health advocate, a union leader, and an...

  • "”[T]he ultimate aspiration is that DreamxAmerica . . . both supports immigrant-led small businesses across the U.S. and acts as a heartfelt reminder of our country’s common values of dignity, opportunity & innovation.” - Forbes

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    DreamxAmerica is a documentary series that...

  • Driven to Abstraction unravels a mutating tale of self-delusion, greed, and fraud-- the $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world and brought down Knoedler, New York City’s oldest and most venerable gallery. Was the gallery’s esteemed director the victim of a con artist who showed up...

  • Duty Free is a feature-length documentary about an immigrant mother, who, after working every day of her life to support her two kids on one paycheck, is abruptly fired from her job at the age of 75. As she struggles to find new work to support herself, her son decides to repay her sacrifices by...

  • 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...