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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...

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    Founded in 1999, The D-Word has grown to become an essential peer-to-peer global community that creates a sense of belonging for nearly 20,000 documentary professionals from 152 countries. Through its online and offline programs, The D-Word provides spaces for professional development,...

  • DANI’S TWINS, currently in post-production, will provide a rare, intimate look into the pregnancy and early parenting journey of Daniela Izzie--one of the few quadriplegics ever to give birth to twins.

    While a source of great joy, Dani’s pregnancy is highly unusual and...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • two men stand facing each other with machetes in the slash-and-burn remnants of a forest.

    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...

  • 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...

  • After battling cancer for over thirteen years, Joyce Mallonee has decided to channel her experiences into an art show called Deconstruction. With no formal background in fine art, she turns to her son to help her bring the show to life in a process that allows them both to open up about their...

  • 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...

  • Early 20th century West Virginian miners sit on mine carts outside of a wooden house.

    Uniquely structured upon the personal storytelling of native West Virginians, “Devil Put The Coal In The Ground” is a meditation on the suffering and devastation brought on by the coal industry and its decline. From the realities of a crumbling economy, the ravages of the opioid epidemic, and...

  • A picutre of a person's arm with 'Die a Hero' tattooed on it.

    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...

  • 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...

  • A poster of disclosure with awards listed on the bottom.

    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...

  • 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 diverse group of male music fans cheer in the concert audience.

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Person in tree costume waving at a child on a beach

    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...

  • A brown service dog is walking in a grocery store with its owner.

    When three veteran families struggling with PTSD and secondary trauma lose all hope, service dogs help them heal and imagine the possible.

    DOG WALK HOME introduces three veteran families in the intimacy of their homes, where service dogs are considered family members. We see how service...

  • A black and white photo of a large group of middle-aged and older partygoers with "tiki" style clothing, a man in the center holds out his arms wide.

    The founding father of what we know today as the Tiki bar, Donn Beach spent years embellishing the details of his extraordinary life. This documentary attempts to separate fact from exaggeration with the help of the people who knew him, historians, and recently resurfaced audio recordings of...

  • Donnie's face winces as tape is applied across his breast in a medical procedure.

    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...

  • A female Somalian is sitting on the ground.

    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, and innovation." - Forbes

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    DreamxAmerica is a national initiative...

  • A woman is walking through a glass hallway in an art museum.

    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...

  • Sian-Pierre and his mom are taking a selfie in a European city.

    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...

  • Test

    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...