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  • A young Caucasian man sits next to a instagram poster.

    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...

  • Max Linder is kissing a woman in a movie scene.

    Max Linder, the first international movie star, was once revered in France, throughout Europe, and Hollywood. Charlie Chaplin was his most revered acolyte. Max miraculously cheated death five times. And then, at the height of his artistic powers, he and his adored wife committed double suicide....

  • A person lying on the beach with iMotherhood logo placed on the bottom.

    Stories of women, motherhood and modern medicine in the 21st century. An exploration of reproductive consciousness and the impact of technology, social forces and coronavirus on the future of family.

  • A diverse set of teacher business profile photos

    To improve American public schools, we must clearly define the issues impacting the quality of education. Yet, oftentimes teachers, the people who have the most intimate knowledge of the issues, are excluded from the conversation. This exclusion is causing us to ignore issues that would help...

  • What does it take to make your living working with dead bodies? The funeral homes workers, the morticians, the medical examiners and forensic detectives. What have they gleamed by working with the vessel after the soul has gone? Does it make them more spiritual, kinder to others around them or...

  • Keith Emerson is playing the piano during a concert.

    When legendary rock keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer died, the music world was shocked. It was an open secret amongst musicians he had been suffering for years with repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) from playing. But nobody talked. Facing an upcoming tour in Japan and unsure...

  • This one-hour documentary will tell the story of how the son of a mill worker from the industrial north of England come to design the modern Los Angeles cityscape. John Parkinson is the architect who created many of the city's most iconic structures, including LA City Hall, The Coliseum - the...

  • the tattooed hands of an inmate fill out paperwork.

    In the United States, there are over 6.8 million people in prison, jail, on probation or parole. That is 1 in every 35 adults. Perhaps even more alarming is that women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985.

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  • Poster of a man sitting in front of an empty train track.

    Felipe has come to a crossroads. After 16 years in Brooklyn, working three low-paying jobs and collecting bottles on the street in his spare time and sending the bulk of his earnings home to his family in Mexico, he's decided to return to his wife and the children he hasn't seen in almost two...

  • Unprecedented access into the riveting world of a courageous artist provocateur, who creates a mannequin family results in a raw, funny and intimate portrait of life through her lens. "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" meets "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters."

    "Imitating Life – the audacity...

  • Telling the stories of LGBT people who helped change our history. Using powerful voice, video and interactive displays that uncover the impact of LGBT activism in California from 1966 to 1981. First video project of Impact Stories is a film documentary On These Shoulders We Stand. The film...

  • Improv(e), follows the work of the Unusual Suspects Theatre Company, teaching improv to a group of 14 to 17 year old kids in an after school program at John C. Fremont High School; a school with a 50% drop-out rate located in one of the highest gang crime and poverty stricken neighborhoods of...

  • A photograph of an infant

    In a Moment explores a California family’s tragic entanglement with a corrupted system: the severity of medical errors in the United States Healthcare System, the faulty investigation practices of Child Protective Services and the egregious misuse of the diagnosis they...

  • An Asian woman in an elaborate headscarf and necklaces holds her infant child.

    In a Strange Land follows the story of Mu Hpare, a refugee from Burma and member of the Kayan tribe (a.k.a Long Neck Women), who has resettled in the U.S. She is a young, single mother who is determined to make a better life for her and her toddler son. This documentary tells us about her...

  • Are people better off eating organic foods? Are organic farms better for the environment? Today, more than half of all Americans eat some type of organic food. Yet most people don't have a clue what organic means. It originated with a movement towards sustainable pastoral farming by replenishing...

  • A woman stands in front of a 'Free Greg Taylor' poster.

    Every exoneration story has a lesson.

    With 2,220,300 of our citizens incarcerated, the United States has the largest prison population in the world. Experts believe five percent of those prisoners- over 110,000 - are innocent.

    Since its creation, nine innocent men have been...

  • “In the Blood” is a feature-length documentary film about boxing from the inside out- a prequel to the sequel. At the heart of the film is the story, both inside and outside the ring, of 16-year-old twin brothers in their last year in the tough ranks of amateur boxing where kids are raised to be...

  • The front view of Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital.

    Almost a decade after the King/Drew Medical Center in South Los Angeles was forced to shut down in the wake of gross mismanagement and escalating fatalities, a new state of the art hospital rises out of the ashes, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), opened its doors in 2015....

  • 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...

  • Enter the world of Termite Art where acclaimed film critic and painter Manny Farber coined the term “Underground Films,” revealed movies as a true popular art form, celebrated American Action Paintings, and whose “art of the everyday” continue to inspire generations of filmmakers, artists, and...

  • A student is in lab extracting a liquid using a syringe.

    Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – found right in their own backyards – while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. Take a journey with these inspiring teens as...

  • Iraq Paper Scissors follows a unique transformation from uniform to pulp, from battlefield to workshop, and from warrior to artist. Filmmaker Sara Nesson follows several Iraq Veterans on an unusual and creative journey as they confront their emotional wounds, and redefine themselves as artists...

  • The Irritable Heart is a documentary film chronicling the life of Marine Staff Sergeant Travis Twiggs, a decorated Iraq war veteran. Sergeant Twiggs developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD") in 2005 during his third tour in Iraq. This film will explore Travis's complex family life, the...

  • a landline phone appears in four identical squares, each with different color schemes.

    ISKRA, 'Spark' in English, was the electro-technical and telecommunications company of non-aligned, socialist Yugoslavia. One of their first major products was to build enough 35mm film projectors so every town could have its own movie theater and each Yugoslav citizen could enter the world of...

  • Two individuals talking to three people across a black fence.

    Amidst rising oppression in Turkey, two women, a doctor and a sex worker join forces to confront death and seek healing after the tragic deaths of their loved ones. They transform pain into power by queering grief.

    As the Covid-19 pandemic hits, we are faced with the loss of loved ones...

  • Manuel Acuna is pictured before a black background. He has curly dark brown hair, mustache and a beard. He is wearing black framed glasses and an olive green casual shirt.

    Manuel Acuña works as a film director and cinematographer, from Guadalajara, Jal. México. Graduated in Communication and Audiovisual Arts from ITESO and with a Master's Degree in Documentary from EICTV in Cuba. His films have been screened internationally, at festivals such as the Guadalajara...

  • A woman in Hijab is holding her child.

    At the height of the international occupation of Afghanistan, two women – Gulnaz, raped and impregnated by her uncle, and Farida, on the run from an abusive husband – are imprisoned on charges of “moral crimes” by an Afghan justice system that is supported by billions of dollars of aid money...