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  • UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) is an international documentary film festival held in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and at Stanford University each year around the UN Day (October 24). Founded in 1998 to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of...

  • THE UNAFRAID is a feature length documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. Shot in an observational...

  • At age 66, Bernard "Butch" Rosichan, a Jewish, balding pot-bellied and homophobic owner of an auto wrecking business undergoes a risky sex change operation and is reborn as "Gloria Stein" and becomes an advocate for transgender rights.But unlike many transgenders, Gloria (think Carol Channing...

  • In 2011, Rosilyn Temple’s son was murdered in his own apartment. He was 26 years old. To this day, his homicide remains unsolved. Uncommon Allies shows how Rosilyn, in the wake and devastation of her son’s murder, turned a personal search for justice into a life changing community call to action...

  • In 1995, a judge reversed custody of a child from her mother to her father. Why? Mary Ward was a good mother, and John Ward had little to do with his daughter since they separated. Plus he was a convicted murderer who shot his first wife 12 times twenty years earlier. The reason: Mary Ward was a...

  • Exponential technology is changing the world and there's only one university in the world devoted to teaching students how to harness it: Singularity University (SU).The new feature documentary, The University, tells the story of the students, the faculty, and how Singularity University teaches...

  • In a world where images of trauma have become an almost daily occurrence, there’s a need to educate the general public about the lasting impact trauma has on survivors, their families and communities, and give people hope again for a better future.

    A new film, UnMASKing HOPE from...

  • This film portrays an enormously talented person (Bruce Langhorne) who is met with physical, emotional and contextual obstacles that he overcomes to find himself, become more fully human and make an impact on the world.

    It is a film about Love and Hate. Hate (and racism) is the shadow...

  • Two men’s lives collided in a CIA black site. One was a psychologist on-hire to get terrorists to talk by any means. The other, accused of being a 9/11 plotter, was his 'Patient Zero'.Fifteen years on, the contractor James MItchell is defending himself against war crimes charges, and the...

  • Ask any number of residents in the Kansas City metro area what the word "barbecue" means to them, and you will get a number of thoughts and ideas. It's a style of cooking with fire, a backyard gathering with friends and family, a ritual before a sporting event, a type of restaurant.Kansas City...

  • The story of a struggling museum that went from the brink of closing to running a successful $88 million capital campaign.

    In Manhattan, in order for non-profit organizations to survive, they must own their own real estate. Property values are at all time highs and rental prices make it...

  • In the summer of 2016, New York City lost a beloved and influential hub of independent music culture. Other Music--located on East 4th Street between Broadway and Lafayette in the heart of Manhattan's East Village neighborhood--was more than just a store that sold CDs, records, tapes and...

  • Untitled Oxnard Project spends a year with a group of Mexican-born Mixtec, Zapotec and Purépecha teens and young adults whose families labor in the fields of Oxnard, California—Strawberry Capital of the World. Moving from the berry rows to the classroom, from traditional Oaxacan "devil dancing"...

  • This is the story of Partners In Health, a remarkable public health charity organization operating in thirteen of the poorest countries around the world and the controversial man who founded it, Dr. Paul Farmer. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues are larger-than-life heroes to millions, fighting to...

  • This film tells the extraordinary story of 25-year-old NSA contractor Reality Winner who disclosed a document about Russian election interference to the media and became the number one leak target of the Trump administration.

  • THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN celebrates a beloved literary figure. Author Armistead Maupin is best known for his TALES OF THE CITY novels that began as a newspaper column for The San Francisco Chronicle in 1976. However Maupin’s own life “tales” are much lesser known, and just as strange...

  • When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000...