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  • A man looks over a map on his front car hood with a flashlight.

    The natural way of the cultural wave: we generally experience that musical and cultural trends shift from an outstanding position within public opinion to near utter rejection, refusal and ridicule, through an ever-shortening period of time. However, if that period of time is extended, to often...

  • The Race to Save the World is a feature documentary film that follows the inspiring stories of everyday people who are devoting their lives to fighting climate change. This film follows the passion, determination and unwavering commitment of people who aren't putting their heads in the sand,...

  • Radiant Spirits is an International Documentary Association (IDA) fiscally sponsored film that chronicles the creation of the theatre show Transcending Voices through the entirety of its production. The play, which aims to raise social awareness and acceptance around human sexuality, sexual...

  • The Alcali Vessel at sea with the crew on deck.

    In the summer of 1973, five men and six women embarked on a 101-day scientific sea-adventure, drifting on a small raft named ‘Acali’ across the Atlantic. In an experiment initiated by Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genovés, the project’s aim was to explore the origins of violence and the...

  • Molly Ivins laughs on a bench in business attire

    “Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory.” -Molly Ivins

    RAISE HELL is about a Texas maverick named MOLLY IVINS. Often compared to Mark Twain, she was one of the most courageous journalists of modern times... and...

  • Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama.  Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives.  Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists.  The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who...

  • Thank you for visiting the donation home page for the Raymond Lewis Documentary Project. If you have come this far, you must have a special appreciation for the subject matter and the story we are trying to tell and we are thankful for your consideration in helping support the film.If you...

  • Woman in a galaxy-themed dress sits in an interview set up before a documentary crew

    REACH FOR THE STARS is a powerful documentary about a young woman from rural Oregon who overcomes poverty, family dysfunction and unspeakable tragedy as she pursues a dream of becoming an astrophysicist.

    Looking up at the night sky has calmed Charity Woodrum since she was a child,...

  • Reflect is a new documentary television series featuring six seniors living in San Diego today. The series will explore cultural myths and assumptions about what it means to age.

    We are an aging nation, every eight seconds someone becomes a senior. The growth of our older population will...

  • A Congolese Judo fighter looms over his defeated opponent in the Olympic arena

    "Refugees Made of Gold" follows the journey of Yolande Mabika and Popole Misenga, Congolese refugees and judo champions fighting to qualify for the 2020 Refugee Olympic Team. Without a country to stand behind, they strive to rediscover and redefine home – with the prospect of gold medals hanging...

  • A time capsule of California’s Wild West history, The Little Town of Washington lies at the bottom of a long mountain road which descends through layers of mist, pines, and exposed minerals, and ends in an idyllic, odd settlement on the South Yuba River. Once a booming gold mining town, today...

  • Lady liberty below the word "reimagine"

    ReImagine: A feature length documentary film following a young activist, as she searches for solutions to the western world's energy problems. Along the way she meets some of the world's leading scientists, activists, and innovators. She wants desperately to see the West released from its fossil...

  • Rosalee Glass, a 101-year-old Holocaust survivor, taken prisoner to a Russian gulag in Siberia during WW2. After being taken to Kazakhstan and later to a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany, she made her way to America. She shares her story of survival and transforms her destiny by living her life...

  • In May 2003, Fox Company of Marine Reserve Unit 2/23, returned home from active combat in Iraq. Reserved To Fight follows four Marines of Fox Company for three years as they struggle through social and psychological reintegration. Living among loved ones who don't yet understand them, contending...

  • a man welds in the graffitied arches of what appears to be an old church.

    A motivational documentary film about Detroit filmed from 2006-2021 that explores many narratives within the momentum of Detroits historic rise.
    From Detroit based filmmaker Stephen McGee, "It is a galvanizing experience to help
    bring a city back. It’s equal parts exhilarating and...

  • a young Woman and an old 70's era photo of a young man with a mustache are superimposed over sound frequency charts.

    A daughter finds a connection to the late father she never wanted to know through an unlikely source: a rare synthesizer he invented in the ‘70s. Twenty five years after his death, she resurrects the machine and, in doing so, comes to know the man behind it.

  • Oaxacalifornia; the return, tells the story of the Mejia family from Oaxaca who emigrated to the U.S. 40 years ago as an economic necessity, fleeing drought and economic hardship. A post-NAFTA tale, a sequel of sorts: our film brings together material shot 24 years ago for the original film,...

  • Reverend James Lawson sits and speaks next to Martin Luther King Jr.

    Amidst a reignited Black Liberation movement, Rev. James Lawson, the man Martin Luther King, Jr. called, “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world,” reflects at 92 years of age on the genesis and trajectory of his lifelong practice and teaching of nonviolent direct action...

  • man in white hard hat soldering.

    The Spark follows two stories asking the questions: What does it truly take to fix the world's problems? What must you sacrifice? What must you endure?

    We begin with Dr. Marcin Jakubowski in rural Missouri. His staff with Open Source Ecology is creating the 50 machines necessary to build...

  • When the lead singer of I Don't Konform sent out a demo album to Flemming Rasmussen, the Grammy Award-winning producer of Metallica, they never imagined themselves a few months later rehearsing with him inside a hot hogan on a Navajo reservation before recording their debut album at his iconic...

  • America’s cowboy culture and opera's hallowed traditions converge in a story that celebrates a timeless legend and the collaborative power of art. RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE: THE MAKING OF A WESTERN OPERA follows Zane Grey’s classic Western dime-store novel as it is reborn onstage in fully...

  • This film studies the forces in play that created the bloodiest year for Sikhs since India gained its independence.  Bookending the film will be a re-visiting of the massacre of Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  Per a 2013 Stanford study, 70% of Americans do not know what a Sikh is.The bulk of the...

  • RIGHT FOOTED chronicles the story of 29-year-old Jessica Cox, who was born without arms as the result of a birth defect. Jessica found a way to thrive using mental agility and physical flexibility - and her feet. She puts contact lenses in with her big toe. She earned a college degree typing...

  • The new feature THE ROAD BACK FORWARD gets an inside look at addiction through a twenty year friendship bond between a wealthy white Mormon alcoholic businessman, and his struggling black heroin addict barber as they deal with relapse and the challenges of living in sobriety.

    The story is...

  • "The Road Less Traveled By" is a feature documentary about a 3,600 mile, eight-month walk across America for gay rights, specifically same-sex marriage, and queer identity.  

    What started as a journey with a grassroots political intent transformed into a deeply personal meditation on love...

  • A Black unhoused man smokes a cigarette, handwritten thought maps surround his head.

    22 years ago, Robert was struck by a freight train that took his leg and caused a rift in his family. Now chronically homeless, Robert has bounced from LA's Skid Row, to the courthouse steps in Long Beach, California. Follow Robert's journey as he tries to reconnect with his...

  • A Black adult male coach stands on the basketball court.

    This feature-length documentary film & life skills curriculum is based upon the aspirations of at-risk teens on a Compton basketball team coached by former Crip gang kingpin Rudolph “Rock” Johnson. After decades at the top of the legendary crime network - in the streets and in prison - Rock...

  • Rooted Out Title Card

    On a beautiful July day in 2018, Dylan Toften and Thomas Hurd arrive at their town clerk's office in Root, New York to apply for a marriage license. Upon walking in, the town clerk explains that issuing the men a license would violate her religious beliefs. The men soon learn that this is not...

  • Young woman in early 70's fashion sits on a picnic blanket next to an open suitcase with a notepad in her hand.

    Disconnected letters tell the effect of the Nazi’s annexation of Austria on some of the Viennese population: it’s the story of Rosa, my Viennese and Jewish grandmother, who left Vienna for New York with my teenaged father in 1939 and my own quest to unearth family secrets. A young woman of...

  • Roscoe Turner waves from the cockpit of a plane with his pet tiger in the left photo. He stands on the tarmac in front of his plane in the right photo.

    Profiles Col. Roscoe Turner, a swashbuckling American flier who dominated the air racing circuit in the “Golden Era of Flight” between WWI and WWII. A barnstormer, stunt flier and racer, Turner came to define the word “pilot” for a generation of Americans and helped turn the tide of public...

  • A collage of images from Route 66, including neon signs, diner storefronts and highway signs.

    “Route 66 Women: The Untold Story of the Mother Road” is a documentary film series that uncovers the extraordinary lives and achievements of women who overcame gender discrimination and segregation to build fulfilling lives for themselves and generations to come on America’s most iconic highway...

  • The Row is a feature-length documentary about the most poverty-stricken and seemingly hopeless fifty square blocks in America: Skid Row, downtown Los Angeles. Through the astounding life stories of a handful of residents, notably Leroy - an African-American artist and veteran struggling to get...

  • A news van and a cop car speed on opposite sides of this animated suburban street.

    RUN WITH IT, an animated documentary feature, explores the crisis in the criminal justice system and US racial divide through the eyes of De’Jaun Correia, a young black man on the Dean’s list at Morehouse College, guided by the memory of his uncle, Troy Davis, who mentored him from death row....

  • A behind-the-scenes feature documentary about upstart Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke's campaign to unseat Ted Cruz in the US Senate.

  • The Russian River courses through Northern California's famed wine country - one of the most visited - and arguably, one of the most beautiful - places in the world. But do we truly understand the Russian River's importance?THE RUSSIAN RIVER: ALL RIVERS explores the conflicts and challenges to...