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  • The LA-Artist Documentary Project is dedicated to people working creatively in and around Los Angeles. The ongoing, collaborative project aims to document LA's artistic diversity by producing a range of informative online films alongside an archive of ArtCards that bring voice to the city's...

  • This is the story of traditional artisans struggling to maintain natural beauty in contemporary South Korean society. The artistic process of applying refined tree sap to objects for improving durability extended throughout Asia thousands of years ago. Over the centuries, Korean artists have...

  • Free speech history unfolds in The Land of Orange Groves & Jails when the director's reluctant aunt Yetta finally tells her tale of teenage activism amidst the free speech and labor battles of 1920s Los Angeles. Her arrest for flying a red flag over a summer camp resulted in the US Supreme...

  • a herd of elephants walk through the grasslands.

    The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to incredible lengths to save the planet’s last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to protect elephants and rhinos. From Africa’s front...

  • The elders of Hawaii's last native fishing village struggle to pass on their ancestral knowledge of the ocean. "Take care of the sea, and it will take care of you," is a creed they practiced for generations. But in a community of dwindling resources and few opportunities, do the old ways mean...

  • Last Note: A Dialogue Between Kaneto Shindo and Benicio Deltoro was created to present Kaneto Shindo to the American film world. Kaneto Shindo is the 2nd oldest living filmmaker in the world. The work is an interview conversation between Kaneto Shindo and Benicio Deltoro. This documentary will...

  • For nineteen years ballet director Nancy Clement brought scenes from The Nutcracker to the small town of Hood River, Oregon. December 2016 was the end of this beloved tradition. This film shows how many lives have been touched by this production and shares a rare glimpse behind the scenes as we...

  • Two gay ex-mormon missionaries travel across the United States to confront their past and explore their futures while discussing with other gay mormons about the rejection, oppression and the reality of a growing number of suicides they face in the LDS community.

    Jonathon Levi Powell,...

  • A photo of a water tank labeled 'Flint Water Plant' in the winter.

    Long before the Flint water crisis became national news in 2014, the region had already suffered through decades of economic hardship. When the city of Detroit terminates its agreement to continue supplying water to neighboring Flint, the Governor of Michigan appoints a special Emergency Manager...

  • Ninety riveting minutes of songs about life and quips about death from the wheelchair of a woman who vows to exit laughing. Once a nationally-known performer of ballads, skits and self-parody, now fated by Lou Gehrig's Disease to perish within a year, the remarkable Carla Zilbersmith will leave...

  • A silhouetted student walks through the hallways of this public high school.

    Left Behind, currently in production, examines the issue of undiagnosed dyslexia, one of the leading causes of illiteracy in the United States. The film follows six mothers as they endeavor to open the first public school for dyslexic children in New York City: the Manhattan Literacy Academy....

  • In 2005, the Ivory Coast National Soccer Team, Les Éléphants, produced one of the most important moments in the history of sport. On the back of their country's first World Cup qualification, they accomplished something even more remarkable: halting their country's three year civil war. Their...

  • The 196710th grade class at Cubberley High School was studying Nazi Germany when teacher Ron Jones informed them that they could achieve power by utilizing "Strength Through Discipline". Jones then extolled "Strength Through Community", suggesting that individual achievement be sacrificed for...

  • “Let It Be Told!” is a series of oral history mini-documentaries of elder African American members of the Gainesville, Florida community. This project began after an elementary school student club discovered the lack of historical documentation about the places, events and news of the local...

  • ! VOTER SUPPRESSION IS REAL IN AMERICA !  

    Voter suppression is one of the painful legacies of hundreds of years of systemic racism.  And, unless the story is told, it’s not going away. 

    In 2016, our film team set out to document the first presidential...

  • Elisabeth Greer fights to save her childrens' school in LET THE LITTLE LIGHT SHINE

    A high-achieving elementary school just south of downtown Chicago is a lifeline for Black children – until gentrification threatens its closure.

    National Teachers Academy (NTA) is a top ranked, high-achieving elementary school just south of downtown Chicago, with a thriving population of...

  • Pastriology is a horror documentary which takes a global view of the perils and pleasures of pastry. How can something that can make you sick and even kill you be such a sweet expression of cultural values and love? Pastry is a luxury for some; a fast substitute for meals for others; and in...

  • Ken Kelley stares in profile, surrounded by towers of sound recording equipment.

    The counter-culture's main communications vehicle during the 1960s and 1970s was the alternative press. "License to Tell" traces the history of this explosion of writing through one of its most colorful and wildest creators. Master of the "Playboy" interview, Ken Kelley helped create the "LA...

  • a nazi-era german postage stamp.

    "The Liegnitz Plot" investigates a story dating back to the Holocaust: that a mysterious Nazi stole priceless stamp collections from concentration camp victims and then buried the stolen stamps somewhere in Poland. Embarking on a real-life “Argo”-like adventure, Gary Gilbert – a one-time “...

  • A person looks through a white veil.

    LIFE + LIFE is a hybrid documentary film, a visual and musical meditation on Black boyhood, harm and punishment, and the radical imagination.

  • Metro Teleproductions Inc. is close to final edit on a full-length documentary that tells the far-reaching tale of The Bayou, a legendary Washington, D.C., musical hall. From 1953 to 1998, The Bayou thrived as a musical landmark that transcended genres and eras in the shadows of the gritty...

  • Two Caucasian couple is sitting in a metro subway.

    Life Underground is a transmedia project that invites visitors on a journey through the subways of the world and into the personal stories of their passengers.

    Shot in multiple cities around the world, Life Underground captures the pulse of these vibrant environments and the millions of...

  • A black and white photograph of a woman and a child on a motorcycle.

    At the beginning of the 90's, in San Francisco, Sylvie sets up Ti Couz, an utopian creperie, made of self-management, ecological concerns, social rights for the employees. After successful years, Sylvie and the Ti Couz ideals must face a violent gentrification and an opposite vision of society...

  • A red-haired Armenian-American smiles at the camera in a home kitchen.

    There are 350,000 Armenians in Southern California. Who are they, where do they come from and why are they here?  LITTLE ARMENIA is a 90-minute exploration of the Armenian experience in Southern California. Targeted at both Armenian and non-Armenian audiences the film delves into the nature of...

  • For generations, Philadelphia has suffered from a plague of racial profiling. One young city councilman aims to help close the gap between the police and the communities of color they are sworn to serve.

    This is his story.

  • Location Vacation is a new travel series that takes you "on location" around the world to where your favorite movies and TV shows were filmed. Do you like movies and television? Do you like to travel? Then you are going to love Location Vacation!

  • retirees stand before a rainbow colored poster reading "generations of pride."

    The Lodge is about Fountaingrove Lodge in Santa Rosa, California -- the first of its kind continuing care retirement community (CCRC), licensed by the state, that’s specifically for LGBT seniors and their allies. It’s a story about the people who conceived and built the community and the people...

  • A close-up of a painting of a wrinkled face of an old woman.

    Billy Dean Anderson was a prolific outsider artist and criminal who escaped prison multiple times. He was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List and fled to live in a Tennessee cave for almost five years. The cave became his home and spiritual refuge, while his paintings were a means of...

  • Persian mystics are dancing in a circular formation.

    UNESCO announced the year 2007 as "800 years of Rumi's legacy" and the world will celebrate his memory. It is very intriguing that among all, a Moslem poet is rising to international reverence in a time when Islam is equated with terrorism, conflicts, and war. On this journey of discovery we...

  • Looking for Rosey tells the untold story of Roosevelt Thompson, a Rhodes Scholar, who became a symbolic representative of scholarship that underscored the success of the historic actions of the Little Rock Nine. Rosey, while at Little Rock Central High School, emerged as a leader of his...

  • Looking Up, Way Up! The Burt Rutan Story is a feature-length documentary spanning Burt Rutan’s life, career and legendary contributions to the field of aviation and beyond.Few industrial designers have been as prolific or audacious as Rutan.  His 45-year body of work reads like science fiction...

  • A man holds a wooden staff in the dark.

    LORD OF OBSTACLES is a feature-length documentary exploration of human-elephant conflict in the remote Indian state of Assam, where 5,600 of the world’s remaining wild Asian elephants – driven out of the forest by habitat loss – wreak havoc on local farming villages in dramatic nighttime raids...

  • As the Western frontier closed, America sought to forcibly re-educate Native Americans at Indian Boarding Schools.  Their motto was “Kill The Indian To Save The Man.”  In 1892, the Pueblo of Isleta sued the Albuquerque Indian School for the return of “Los Cautivos” (The Captives), 36 children...

  • Experience the rise and fall of Des Moines' vanished movie theatres and drive-ins that once dotted downtown and the suburbs, in a pop-culture retrospective that brings their history back to life through old photos, footage, animation, and a treasure trove of amazing stories.