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  • Daughters of Destiny  - The Journey of Shanti Bhavan is a 4 part Netflix Original Docu-Series that chronicles the lives of five girls from Indian families who are among the so-called "untouchable" or “Dalit” caste and most impoverished communities in the world. The series witnesses the girls...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • “unMASKing Hope” goes behind the “masks” we don everyday. The masks we hide behind, created by personal trauma, shame, grief and moral injury that scars to our very souls. “unMASKing Hope” tells this story through an aggregate of personal stories from seemingly disparate individuals, soldiers,...

  • Maisie Crow’s Untitled Border Project examines the impact of Texas' immigration policies on the citizens of a small town on that state’s southern border.

  • 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...

  • In the wake of riots and racial tension, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor Marin Alsop is changing the face of classical music, while a West Baltimore teenager struggles to tell her own story one note at a time.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • UNZIPPED is a provocative feature documentary about the growing economic and political divide across America. In the film, we'll profile 8 families from the wealthiest and poorest zip codes in California, Michigan, New York and Texas, while investigating America's shrinking middle class. Our...

  • Can a new adventure sport preserve an ancient culture? That’s what a 51 year-old nomad in Kyrgyzstan named Emil Ibakov is testing with an activity he calls “backcountry-horse-skiing.” Modernization threatens a 5,000 year-old nomadic lifestyle of yurts, horses and free movement across the Central...