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  • In Arizona mountains just north of the Mexico border, jaguars, once believed to be killed off in the state, have appeared on camera traps, much to the delight of locals. But though some welcome the rare cats return, they are threatened by mines, cars, poachers, and most of all, by the...

  • The art of the Qajar Era in Iran, from 1785 to 1925, includes some of the most remarkable paintings of any culture. OF KINGS AND PAINTINGS brings the wealth and importance of this extraordinary period in art history—a period that struggled to integrate the modern world while retaining its...

  • THE OAKLAND PROMISE (working title)

    What happens when an entire city prioritizes college completion for every public school student? We are documenting the multi-faceted Oakland Promise education initiative to see if its "cradle to career" combination of supports for students can break...

  • “We have forgotten how to remember so much…” —Teresia Teaiwa
    OCEANIA spans opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean in search of what ties our seemingly fragmented histories, disparate experiences and fates—together. The story is centered on the island nation of Kiribati—predicted to be...

  • As the nation struggles with the systemic history of mass incarceration four courageous incarcerated youth of color, inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, strive to avoid becoming victims of the prison pipeline.

  • This 90 minute documentary will include film from Oleg Vidov’s most important American and Soviet movies, clips from interviews on more than a dozen Russian talk shows and American programs such as Entertainment Tonight and The Larry King Show, as well as interviews filmed in the last 8 months...

  • All families have secrets. Having survived the Holocaust, Nani and Popi raised a family in America, endeared themselves to a wide circle of friends, and built a successful business. Now at age 95, a deeply-held secret is revealed: Popi is gay, and finally free to explore his identity and seek...

  • Glasgow, Scotland. It's the World Pipe Band Championships -- 8000 musicians from 16 countries. All on one day. This year a new group joins the battle of the bands. Calling themselves The Spirit of Scotland, the world's top solo players have come together for the first time to attempt the...

  • ON THE EDGE OF TOMORROW is the final episode chronologically but first to be produced of a television documentary series about American architecture. STONE TO STEEL is the story of extraordinary people and the landmark buildings they created in Southern California.

    Southern California...

  • True story of a small-town Texan who changed the destiny of an Asian hilltribe, and was changed by them in turn. The inside story of a huge covert operation that actually succeeded ... for a while ... bringing 200,000 tribespeople to America. Based on a prize-winning nonfiction book by the...

  • A journey down the river inside the Grand Canyon transforms the lives of six recently disabled individuals. Six athletes with disabilities will mentor six more recently disabled students for two weeks under the tutelage of the awe-inspiring wonder of nature and majestic master itself - the Grand...

  • One Step Beyond chronicles the journey of John Tinuga and Furaha Noor, two youth from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, as they leave their homes, travel to the United States for a three week leadership program, and return to their communities with a new vision of the world and their place in it. John...

  • When there is no one to turn to at home, sometimes the only family that seems to care is the one found on the streets. ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME is the all-too-common story of Guatemala City's urban youth and the gangs that become their family. As ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME explores the home and street...

  • It is a basic human need to want to be known for who we are, what we care about and what we contribute to the world - in other words, to be fully self-expressed. Most of us have something to overcome as we try to fulfill this need. This film looks at people in a field where self-expression is...

  • Opioid addiction is destroying entire communities across America. Every day 175 Americans die from opioid overdoses. That’s one death every 10 minutes.

    These facts present the symptoms of an epidemic that has been chronicled in the news with much discussion about the problem but very...

  • THE OPIOID TRILOGY is a triptych of short, animated documentaries looking at the opioid epidemic through the demand side of addiction. Each film is a conversation between an individual in recovery from opioid use disorder and a family member, concerned other, or specialist in the field. Through...

  • The orangutan is on the verge of extinction due to poaching and habitat loss. Now deep in the heart of Borneo orangutans and Dayaks, the local aboriginal people, have come together in a unique program. Dayak women have become surrogate mothers to hundreds of orphaned orangutans. How will these...

  • Other People’s Footage: Fair Use in Scripted Films explores the principles of fair use as they relate to scripted films. Through interviews with knowledgeable entertainment lawyers, film professionals and illustrative film clips, OPF2.0 clarifies fair use exemptions that permit use of pre-...

  • Following the struggle of fierce public service reformer Molly McGrath Tierney, our film takes a critical look at outdated systems and innovative approaches in the institutions charged with protecting our nation's most vulnerable group - its children.

  • For many Asian Americans, Chinatowns were the start of their families' American journeys. What began as segregated communities created to battle the discrimination and isolation they faced became places of essential support and services. It was where these immigrants first felt safe and at home...

  • Imagine if your child had a pediatric condition that threatened their very quality of life. Now, what if you heard rumor of a treatment that was often highly successful but still very risky, that was considered by many to be immoral, and that was illegal to purchase nearly everywhere? What would...

  • A captivating journey into the life of LGBT members in Alabama and the brave friends that stand by them in spite of a history of obstacles.

  • OUT LOUD chronicles the first season of the historic Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, the largest group of transgender and gender nonconforming people anywhere in the world who regularly sing together. Led by Lindsey Deaton, who co-founded the chorus and served as its first artistic director, these...

  • "Best Documentary"
    2013 Boston International Film Festival

    Out On A Limb explores the evolution of prosthetics and the exciting advances being made at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering, and robotics. From Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab...

  • Out of Order is a feature length documentary following the journey of three queer members of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Most gay and transgender people know what it feels like to be told they are broken and to be rejected, and often this message comes from Christians.With unprecedented...

  • More than thirty years after the end of the brutal reign of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, Nuon Phaly continues to battle the legacy of their repressive regime. From the squalor of Phnom Penh garbage dumps to the poverty of the provinces, Phaly's mission is to help children and to provide them with...

  • OUTWORDS is the first-ever national project to document the remarkable evolution of the LGBTQ community over the past several decades, through on-camera interviews with the people who led, participated in, or simply witnessed it. The OUTWORDS coffee table book (published by Harper Collins) and...

  • OVERKILL is a documentary that analyzes why U.S. defense spending in a post-Cold War era has largely been "overkill" and threatens to bankrupt America.Through interviews with military experts and economists, OVERKILL will show how the U.S. can no longer sustain spending $250 million a day in...

  • Before starting a family, Soozie Eastman, daughter of an industrial chemical distributor, embarks on a journey to find out the levels of toxins in her body and explores if there is anything she or anyone else can do to change them. Soozie has just learned that hundreds of synthetic toxins are...

  • Over five million Americans have some form of bipolar disorder...and all of us are touched by it. OF TWO MINDS explores what it really feels like to be bipolar - from the raging highs of grandiosity and sensuality to the depths of despair and depression. Far from a clinical study of mental...