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MARY CORSE ARTIST: Light Truth Perception

Our Mary Corse Artist: Light, Truth, Perception documentary film tells the story of California contemporary artist, Mary Corse, who began painting at twelve, reaching artist maturity at the age of

"Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands"

Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands is a 90-minute documentary about a beautiful African American woman, a brilliant contralto and an international singing star in the twentieth century,

COMMITED

A unflinching and unprecedented look at laws around forcing people with serious mental illness into psychiatric care.

Mabon "Teenie" Hodges- A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original

Mabon “Teenie” Hodges- A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original, is my way of painting a portrait through film of my close friend Mabon “Teenie” Hodges.  Teenie made a major contribution to Memphis soul

Magic & Monsters

MAGIC & MONSTERS uncovers the long-buried story of widespread sexual abuse at America’s preeminent children’s theater and the survivors’ fight to hold their abusers and the institution that harbored

Make-Up Women (Glamour & Guts)

The Untold Story of Hollywood's first Make-Up Women.




Perhaps one of Hollywood’s most unknown & ironic stories- Women were not allowed to apply make-up to the actors face or accepted into the Union

MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND

"Sound is 50% of the cinematic experience" is a frequent expression of top filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, David Lynch, and Steven Spielberg. This documentary explores the history

Mama Faru: Mother of Rhinos

Zoologist Desmond Morris once wrote, “What Joy Adamson was to lions, Dian Fossey was to gorillas, and Jane Goodall is to chimpanzees, Anna Merz is to rhinos.” This is the untold story of pioneering

Mankiller

When history fails to preserve stories from our past and present, it's up to us to correct the record. Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, is omitted from

Manscaping

Manscaping is an intimate documentary portrait of three queer men who are reimagining the traditional barbershop. Devan Shimoyama is a Black American artist, fast on the rise, whose barbershop

MARCELLA

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of any size to MARCELLA, a feature-length documentary-in-progress about the extraordinary woman who changed how Americans cook and experience Italian

March of the Juggalos

In 2011, the FBI officially proclaimed rap group Insane Clown Posse’s “Juggalo” fan base a “loosely affiliated hybrid gang.” Since the gang accusation, hundreds if not thousands of Juggalos have been

Marching in the Dark

In a drought-struck region in India, suffering from climate change and a high suicide rate amongst farmers, a group of resilient women farmers, who recently lost their husbands, is coming together

Mariposas del Campo

Indigenous teenagers from Mexico strive to change their families’ destinies in the strawberry fields of Oxnard, California. Through a stormy year of sanctioned racism and anti-immigrant sentiment

Marshall Meyer - No Right To Be Silent

This is the story of the life and impact of Rabbi Marshall Meyer, a human rights hero in Argentina during the Dirty War there between 1976 and 1983. He also developed and led a revolutionary approach

Martins Beach

When a popular beach spot is closed to the public by a Silicon Valley billionaire, one family vows to fight back to protect their cherished generational connection to the coast.

Matriarch

Matriarch is a documentary that transports viewers to four long-established but largely unknown matriarchal societies through the eyes of four females—a Khasi Indian girl that everyone expects to

Max Steiner - The Dean of American Film Music

Max Steiner: The Dean of American Film Music deals with the origins of film music and how the role of the composer became essential to the cinematic art. Steiner’s pioneering scores became the model

Medical Revolution In Progress

In 2001, President George W. Bush issued a ban on federal funding for newly created human embryonic stem cell research. In 2004 California passed Prop 71, and created The California Institute for

MEMPHIS

Memphis loves Seneca. He’s a millennial with severe cerebral palsy, and he wants to be a filmmaker and travel the world. Seneca’s an aspiring opera singer, living with her mom, deep in oil country

Memphis and the Mountaintop

Memphis and the Mountaintop is a compelling multi-part documentary series that, through the lenses of civil rights, sports and music, will explore life in Memphis over the tumultuous five year period

Military Nurses: They Did The Best They Could

War, especially in the 21tst Century, is not uniquely a male experience yet much of what's been produced about the military focuses on male soldiers, doctors and generals. It's imperative to capture

Mindful Shorts

Mindful Shorts is a series of six experiential short films that explore the practice of mindfulness as it pertains to self and culture from childhood through old age.

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MISIMA

After a Canadian gold mine operation overtook her island for fifteen years, an indigenous landowner is left with struggles to defend her land tenure rights at a land court.

Missing in Brooks County

As the national debate over immigration policy simmers to a boil, its practical consequences are felt every day in Brooks County, Texas. Located 70 miles north of the border with Mexico, it is the

Modern Enlightenment

Modern Enlightenment looks at the Tibetan's struggle to preserve their traditional culture against the dual threat of Chinese antagonism and modernization.

MOFAYA

After losing his father and brother to corrupt armed forces in the Congo, Mermans 'Mofaya' Mosengo had no choice but to escape. This is a real life epic adventure about how Mofaya smuggled himself

Money For Nothing

Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the Federal Reserve has never been greater. Its decisions determine the fates of enormous corporations in an instant, create trillions of dollars of

Mortality of Dreams

If you build it, will they come? Mortality of Dreams is a feature documentary that follows Dr. Luis Vasquez's dream to build the first environmentally sustainable hospital in Peru, a-state-of the-art

Moses & Stories Behind the Fog

'Moses', a character-driven, feature-length documentary, and 'Stories Behind the Fog', a multimedia platform documenting the stories of 100 individuals affected by homelessness in the Bay Area, come

Murder of a Trailblazer

"Murder of a Trailblazer" explores the riveting story of one of the most talented yet little-known figures in contemporary American history -- the late Alberta O. Jones. This three-part documentary

Murders that Matter

"Each year roughly 5,000 blacks are murdered—74% of the time the murderer is another black person."  Murders that Matter documents three initiatives of Temple University Hospital to combat violence in

My Body Your Soul

The film begins with the story of the sisters' transformational personal journey and the formation of their feminist ideology in Iran.
Baharak describes her approach to her nude self-portrait project

My Country Is the World - The True Story of Garry Davis

Garry Davis was Danny Kaye's understudy and a rising Broadway star until WWII interrupted. Garry enlisted, eager to fight Hitler. But the horror of dropping bombs on civilians, the loss of his brother

My Country, No More

Generations of family farming tradition go up in flames as the North Dakota oil boom leaves human memory, culture and identity scorched in its wake. My Country, No More follows one family's path to