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  • 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...

  • EAT, DRINK, LAUGH tells the story of legendary comedy club Comic Strip Live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a place rich with history -- and laughs -- that has put its own indelible imprint on comedy for a generation. It has defined the industry. It is the comedy club for comedians and has...

  • bouquet of flowers floating in still water

    When a dear friend is forced to isolate with a rare form of leukemia, artist Cig Harvey sets out to fill her sterile world with beauty and magic.

  • Kathryn’s neuromuscular disease has left her paralyzed and her family’s relations in tatters. Though despair finally overwhelms her, she holds on to see her daughter’s wedding. Drawn from 930 hours of footage shot from Kathryn’s point of view and without a crew present, this groundbreaking,...

  • A silhouetted woman raises her arms and several black and white rings echo out from her frame.

    “Echo’s Answer” is a psychedelic reimagining of the life and work of the late Trish Keenan of the experimental electronic band Broadcast.
    Although Broadcast recorded five studio albums, toured internationally, and won the approval of tastemakers like BBC DJ John Peel, they did not find...

  • A photo of Edward M. Bannister's painting of the ocean.

    Edward M. Bannister: An American Artist, a documentary film, will combine Bannister's sketches and paintings, special FX of his painting techniques, sketch-style animated sequences, as well as rare ephemera and vintage & photos of his world. Edward Mitchell Bannister was a co-founder of the...

  • El Béisbol is a two-hour documentary that takes an in-depth look at Latinos and Baseball. We'll explore how and when the game was introduced in the Caribbean and Latin America; and we'll emphasize the struggles, phenomenal growth, global controversy and eventual success of Latinos in the game....

  • EL SISTEMA USA! is an hour long documentary about a new music education experiment in Philadelphia based on Venezuela's El Sistema program. It is produced in association with TED and The New England Conservatory by Jamie Bernstein, Elizabeth Kling, Ofra Bikel, with Anthony Drazan directing.

  • A Mexican activist stands in front of a Christmas tree with a sign.

    In Mexico, when Type 2 diabetes hits epidemic proportions, public health activists scramble to curb sugary drink consumption, which is among the highest in the world. They find even simple public education efforts are thwarted by industry pressure on government and diversion techniques to...

  • 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...

  • Electronic Voyager is a feature-length documentary that follows Michelle Moog-Koussa on an emotional road trip journey, retracing her father’s groundbreaking footsteps. Michelle’s father is the late Dr. Robert Moog (1934 - 2005), a true American innovator who is arguably the most important...

  • Through four installments, this documentary series will use the four elements - fire, earth, water, and air - as unique themes for each chapter to demonstrate how communities across North America are using mutual aid to build cooperative, healing, and visionary projects as they fight for a world...

  • Sam Fox hikes in a meadow.

    Twenty four year-old athlete Sam Fox moves through life with confidence and ease. But when he launches a highly publicized campaign to break the speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail, and raise a quarter of a million dollars for Parkinson’s disease, he quickly learns what it means to struggle...

  • Marijuana leaf in front of an emerald triangle with sketched pine trees surrounding.

    The Emerald Triangle is the first social history of the world’s favorite illegal drug, how it became legal, and its impact on our culture. Focusing on the legendary heartland of cannabis, Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino counties in northern California, the film follows:
    • the rise of the...

  • THE EMPRESS, a feature documentary, is a deep dive into the raw world of women’s prizefighting, seen through the eyes of the rising star, Alicia Napoleon Espinosa, a glamorous boxer on a campaign to be recognized as the finest female boxer in the world today. The film tracks Napoleon Espinosa...

  • A bird is sitting on the beach.

    Be inspired as unique species are brought back from the brink of extinction. This documentary film highlights six iconic California species and the charismatic scientists who have played a critical role in bringing them back from the brink of extinction. The remarkable endangered wildlife...

  • Ending Edithmae unmasks a seemingly perfect family - wealthy, well-educated, successful and tight knit - who precipitate their mother's death and implode under the glare of homicide detectives. Questioning boundaries between a natural death and murder, the documentary probes our cultural...

  • When snow and sea ice vanish, Earth changes colour. Its surface gets darker and less reflective, absorbing more of the sun’s energy. Like a flick of a light switch, temperatures rise. The dire data from climate modeling tells us where to expect the fastest changes. The Arctic. We know what’s...

  • A desert sky at sunset with mountains in the distance. The title "Escape from Death Valley" floats over this vista.

    In the winter of 1849 a wagon train was lost in an unknown American desert. A “cursed hole” – the doomed immigrants soon named it, “Death Valley.” No water, no food, no way out. Two men volunteered to find an escape route, get help, and then, go all the way back again to rescue the marooned...

  • Every weekend, at rodeos from Illinois to California, teams of young, Mexican American women, Escaramuzas Charras, climb onto their sidesaddles in elegant charra skirts or ruffled adelita dresses and weave their galloping horses around each other in dangerous, high speed ballets, like the...

  • A Brazilian in traditional clothing looks at the soccer stadium outside.

    As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics, a community of self-described “urban Indians” are threatened with forced eviction to make way for a stadium named after the original indigenous inhabitants of the territory. As the mega-events begin threatening a...

  • Estranged... dissects the complex terrain of Indian Muslim women's rights to livelihood, education and equitable access to justice through the lens of divorce practices in the Indian Muslim community. The film shall capture a few Muslim women's remarkable struggle to fight for their basic human...

  • Renowned climber Minga Tsiri Sherpa stands holding walking poles in his hands and wearing a backpack as he looks out towards the Himalayan mountains which are also seen behind him in the distance.

    Everest Dark is a feature documentary that takes us on a daring expedition with world-renowned Nepalese mountaineer Mingma Tsiri Sherpa. With 19 summits already under his belt, Mingma had sworn off ever summiting again after the devastating 2015 earthquake that killed 22 climbers, but after the...

  • Anne Bogart is acting while wearing black clothes.

    EVERY BODY IN THE ROOM is a lyrical documentary portrait of celebrated theater director Anne Bogart's work with the SITI Company, one of theater's most influential and innovative companies, as they look to the next chapter of their company.

    SITI was founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and...

  • In September 2009, Wayne Schoenfeld, film maker and photographer, and Nadia Duguay, producer and organizer, left for Cape Town (South Africa) to shoot a film about the care for the sick and dying children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and diseases linked to poverty.This story could have been overwhelmed...

  • “Everything Must Change” is a an Iranian-American woman’s search for meaning after her recurrent diagnosis of Breast Cancer.  This first-person, follow-along documentary unfolds in real time over 6 years, beginning with Mariam Jobrani’s first Breast Cancer diagnosis in 2010.  Upon diagnosis, her...

  • Do you believe in Evolution? Taking Darwin's theory as a point of inception, Evolutions examines the relationship between science and religion over the last two hundred years, and takes a look at the deeper mystery that both seek to answer. Religious leaders, scientists, atheists and scholars...

  • Shot under extremely dangerous conditions using concealed cameras, The Plastic People captures the humanity in the millions of Mexican American deportees as they struggle to survive a Cartel war, forced to live in cardboard shacks and sewer pipes, creating an ever expanding underworld of exiles....

  • Exodus Stories : Voices from the Caravan is the interwoven portrait of three Central American immigrants and their quest to be granted asylum in the United States. Fleeing from violence or political persecution, asylum is their last hope for salvation for each of these brave wayfarers. Follow...

  • Sand dunes of a vast desert

    “Exquisite Wasteland” shatters the popular myth that deserts are lifeless, barren, and worthless. In fact, they are home to astonishing biodiversity, extraordinary animals, verdant oases, soul stirring landscapes, and an unfolding human drama that spans 10,000 years. The widely held...

  • In a region scarred by conflict, with a people stained by distrust, a simple act of kindness may be the most difficult act of all to conclude.  “The Eyes of Eden” is the documentary tale of an effort to restore hope to a seemingly hopeless circumstance, one child, one family, one village, at a...