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  • Lightning strikes the golden gate bridge

    The S Word will give voice to those who have not only survived, but have courageously transformed their personal struggles into strength, action and even humor - providing a window into the lives of those surviving and thriving beyond their suicide attempts. Through these stories will emerge a...

  • "You must see Sable Island - it is a non-verbal place. It is in the eye that you must know it" --Roberto Dutesco, photographerThe Story of Sable Island chronicles a year on a tiny crescent of sand, 180 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia. The island is 25 miles long and a mile wide with dunes...

  • a white tipi sits in front of a steel geometric dome, both are reflected in a shallow pool at sunset.

    At Standing Rock, a two-spirit Jicarilla Apache/Navajo youth leader, a Lakota matriarch, and a non-binary Appalachian join the resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline. They each discover their power within a movement that echoes worldwide - but as each returns home determined to break the...

  • golden spires of a Ukrainian Eastern European building

    How do you know a community of immigrants has finally established itself in its new home? They build a place of worship, often one that looks like those they left behind. This is not just a place to pray. It is the nucleus of an ethnic subgroup, a place where they can be themselves, share...

  • White silhouette of a teddy bear with barbed wire running across its body.

    SAFE ZONE is a documentary film series about the resilience of girls caught in the chaos of the Syrian refugee crisis. Each story follows a refugee girl dealing with trauma to illustrate the empowering nature of education, the healing power of music and art, and compassionate bond of friendship...

  • A SALUTE TO BLACK HOLLYWOOD will assemble African American Academy Award nominees and winners for a generational group portrait. Actors and sound mixers, costumers and composers, writers, directors and producers will come together for a photo shoot where an intimate crew, led by Samuel D....

  • 'The Samurai of Gold Hill' is the little known story of the Aizu-Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony, the first Japanese immigrant settlement in the United States. It is a fascinating and compelling story that follows a colony of 22 samurai, farmers and carpenters, and their families, who escape the...

  • Known worldwide, the small coastal city of Santa Monica has been a leader in physical fitness (Muscle Beach) and a backdrop for 100s of films from the turn of the century to the present. A-list stars from Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks to Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland frolicked at the...

  • two female siblings sit on a plastic box and pet their black dog in front of a rural dilapidated barn.

    Spanning 8-years, this intimate documentary follows SARAH and her family of seven siblings in their rural Missouri home, bearing witness to their journey from adolescence to adulthood, in some cases to parenthood. Do cycles of poverty repeat, generation after generation - even when there is such...

  • Saving the City is a multi-part documentary series with related educational material highlighting successful and unsuccessful examples of urban development throughout the US and Canada so that we can learn to create better places.

    Programs are arranged by theme, not city, so we can...

  • a grade school African American girl in a school uniform looks up at a white board with a paper in her hand in front of the rest of her young classmates.

    In Watts, it takes an urban village to raise a school. Set against the backdrop of a politically and socially divided nation, A SCHOOL GROWS IN WATTS reflects on the dense, often tragic history of South Los Angeles and the systemic barriers facing children in inner cities like it. Weaving...

  • The School In The Cloud tells the story of TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra through the eyes of children in a remote Indian village whose lives are being transformed by his ideas.   It is framed by the development of Mitra's latest and most ambitious project, the 'School in the Cloud' –...

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    Thank you for being part of a social impact doc and outreach project already energizing Dyslexia Literacy coalitions, non-profits and a grassroots movement. ...

  • The affirmative action battleground has moved beyond Black and White to a new arena: Asian America. Though Asian Americans make up less than 5% of the national population, some say their percentages in higher education are too high, while others say they are too low. In 2012, a civil rights...

  • Behind the polarized rhetoric proclaiming the incompatibility of science with religion lies a stunning reality:  nearly seventy percent of scientists identify themselves as spiritual.  While some consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious, surprisingly, half of the scientists follow...

  • the racing horse, Seabiscuit, races ahead of their opponents on the dirt racing track.

    What is the special connection between horses and humans? The story of Seabiscuit holds some good clues. This feature-length inspirational documentary shows how a ridiculed and ungainly horse managed to beat the odds and win race after race. And when his career was seemingly over due to injury,...

  • Worth more than their weight in gold and harvested in vast numbers to supply the traditional Chinese medicine market, curio and aquarium trades, seahorses will almost certainly be extinct within the decade. Seahorse Gold is the extraordinary story of two unlikely allies who come together to...

  • Israel has an amazing cutting edge food scene. This is the first film to bring the richness and variety of Israeli cuisine to Americans.Chef Michael Solomonov is a young, inspiring Israeli born American who will be our guide. Solo, as he's known, travels all over Israel, eating and talking about...

  • Kikhia leans over his mid-20th century style desk

    When director Jihan Kikhia was six years old, her father disappeared. He flew to Cairo and never returned. As a result, her mother began the search for him, launching her family into a maze of complex emotions and international politics. This documentary takes the audience on a raw and...

  • The story of Carleen Hutchins is more than a story of a woman who redesigned the violin. It is the story of a woman, singular of passion and purpose, who defied the social norms of her time, a female inventor who broke boundaries and challenged the status quo. The new documentary "Second Fiddle...

  • A deep, stealth vibration cuts through the waters of the Western Pacific. The 400 foot submarine careens toward her target. Inside 3 kamakazi Seiran aircraft pilots prepare for their final mission. But before they reach their target, this massive Sen Toku submarine is called off. Japan has...

  • Deaf people can do anything but hear. But an all deaf rock and roll band? A deaf comic famous around the world but unknown to hearing people? A modern day Buster Keaton who is homeless yet teaches at Juilliard? This documentary celebrates four extraordinary deaf entertainers - a comic, an...

  • In 1971, Chuck Holmes moved to San Francisco to sell real estate: the sexual revolution was in full swing and the city was known as the 'Smut Capital of the United States.' In a year, his real estate job was replaced by a few hardcore 'loops' and a mailing list; in ten years, the mailing list...

  • Vandana Shiva stands in a field of tall green grass wearing a red sari.

    How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest guard become Monsanto’s worst nightmare? The Seeds of Vandana Shiva tells the remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, how she stood up to the corporate Goliaths of industrial agriculture, rose to prominence in the...

  • Seeking Susan
    A feature documentary by Jill Morley

    As the 25th anniversary of her friend’s unsolved disappearance approaches, a documentary filmmaker is determined to reexamine the case. When she discovers that the police records are also mysteriously missing, she...

  • A middle-aged white woman with blue headphones closes her eyes as she adjusts a voicebox on her neck.

    Segue is a documentary about the transition from life with a voice box, to one without. It’s told through the personal stories of members of the Shout at Cancer choir in London, made up of individuals who’ve had their voice boxes surgically removed in a life-altering surgery called a...

  • For residents of the Triangle Square retirement home, “senior” prom takes on a whole new meaning—a celebration of the lives and legacies of resistance of the eldest LGBTQ generation.

  • the arms of child reach through the prison door grate, ready to be handcuffed.

    America is struggling with issues centering on justice.  Youth and race are two big newsmakers because as bizarre as it might seem in this country, both are still grossly misunderstood and abused.  Our justice system reflects cultural concerns based in fear, and our children often pay the...

  • Three people standing in front of a drawing of human genetalia.

    To right the wrongs of his all-American sex education, a 36-year-old Alex Liu goes on a quest to uncover naked truths and hard facts - no matter how awkward it gets. He's on a mission to strip away his sexual shame by meeting with the researchers and educators who are helping us build a...

  • Yellow film poster for this film with an artistic rendering on Seyran Ates in the right of the poster and the title/credits in the left.

    In the 1960s, the hippies championed the idea of a sexual revolution. They received neither Fatwas nor bodyguards. Today, Seyran Ateş – a Turkish-German lawyer, author, feminist, and one of the first female imams in Europe – is fighting for a sexual revolution within Islam. In return, two fatwas...

  • After decades of violence, the stakes at the Afghanistan peace talks are high for everyone. For women, they are immeasurable.

    The Sharp Edge of Peace is a feature length documentary film that follows the only women on the Afghan government negotiating team as they navigate the hard road...

  • sHE? Metamorphosis is a film about the lives of female impersonators and their encounters as they thrive in the most conservative region in the nation; the Bible Belt. This will be their story. An exploration into the heart of a conservative southern town, She? Metamorphosis follows ten men in...

  • A Black adult woman and a young Black girl with a "housing 4 all" t-shirt stand in front of a city house in this painted image

    At 12 years of age, Destiny is navigating 7th grade, enduring homelessness and along with Moms4Housing, igniting a movement for housing as a human right.

  • SHIFT FORWARD: Re-Defining Life After Loss is the story of two men; one a community leader, the other a convicted felon; who have formed an unlikely partnership after a tragic event.  By example, they are working together to reshape how we react to and cope with loss and regret.  

  • This is the true humanitarian story of a small American merchant ship and its tiny crew who saved 14,000 refugees on one boat voyage during the Korean War. The Americans did not have to take any refugees, but they did save nearly 100,000 people during the evacuation. It is a Christmas story...