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  • WAR DON DON is a film that chronicles the rise and fall of a former rebel leader in Sierra Leone. Through his trial before an international criminal court, a nation faces its wartime past.

  • Do we have the right to free speech? The right to privacy? The right to security?The same rights that have protected our democracy for generations are now in jeopardy in the most unlikely of places: online. The Internet may appear to be an open forum, but behind closed doors, a war is being...

  • Throughout the world, incidences of violence against women are increasing at alarming levels. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million women and girls will be the victim of violence in 2015.  This disturbing trend crosses socio-economic boundaries and is found in industrialized, as...

  • Inside a small airport in central Maine, a group of senior citizens are using handshakes and hugs to play a critical role in the Iraq war. The Way We Get By is not a war film, but a uniquely personal story about how these handshakes can change a person's life. Since March 2003, almost 700,000...

  • For nearly seventy years, Weeki Wachee Springs has been home to America's first and only fully-choreographed mermaid show. Competing with Orlando's mega-parks, it remains as one of the last of Florida's historical roadside attractions thanks to the mermaids who work tirelessly to protect the...

  • For nearly seventy years, Weeki Wachee Springs has been home to America's fist and only fully-choreographed mermaid show. Competing with Orlando's mega-parks, it remains as one of the last of Florida's historical roadside attractions thanks to the mermaids who work tirelessly to protect the park...

  • Our film follows the creation of a troop of 8 to 12-year-old girls of color – the Radical Monarchs – in Oakland, CA. A social justice- oriented alternative to the Girl Scouts, the Monarchs still earn badges – not for sewing or selling cookies but for units on Black Lives Matter, Radical Beauty,...

  • "We Are Victims!" investigates the rights and support for victims left behind following a homicide. Of the over 250,000 victims since 2000 as many as 80% may not receive support or know that it exists. Often those in first contact with victims (emergency personnel, funeral directors, and police...

  • After his mother and siblings are killed in a bombing, a Syrian teenager moves to Canada to rebuild his life.

    WE BECAME FRAGMENTS follows Ibraheem Sarhan and his father during his first week at a new high school in a new country. Narrated through his diaries, the film explores Ibraheem's...

  • Nearly sixteen years after losing her father and two uncles on September 11th,  2001, Delaney Colaio goes on a heart-questioning journey in search of other surviving 9/11 Kids.Catalyzed by an invitation for her family to speak at Guantanamo Bay against the five accused in the 9/11 terrorist...

  • In 1985 a handful of young women from Oregon high schools went to the University of Oregon in Eugene to compete in track. There, the storied legacy of men's track and field dwarfed all other programs and the women's program was an inconvenient necessity as universities everywhere were coping...

  • History, Legend, Myth, and Story.....thus begins the independent documentary "We Know Not What We Do," a creative concoction that examines the most important challenge of our time: climate change. Our cameras have traveled the world to spotlight areas, both rural and urban, and lives, both...

  • We said No! No! is the true story of civil disobedience set against the backdrop of the Tule Lake Segregation Camp from 1943-1946. It follows a group of dissidents deemed disloyal as they fight for their freedom, their dignity and their families in an America that had forsaken them.

  • Wear it on the Outside will provide a thorough examination into the realities of living with a condition that isn't seen or heard. By revealing the stories of five adults living with congenital Anorectal malformations or Hirschsprung's disease, the film will shed light on the trauma and stigma...

  • "We want to be the biggest band in the world" is the battle cry from the young musicians in this film. When asked how they will do it, the overwhelming response: "We just copy what the bigger bands are doing".

    Bigger bands...mostly broke and suicidal. Signing with a major label the goal...

  • "We're All Angels" is the story of rising stars Jason and deMarco, two talented
    singers - both Christian and gay - and lovers. The pair sing about their love for Jesus and perform all over the country, from churches and schools to dance clubs and pride events. With their new album
    ...

  • WHAT SHE SAID tells the story of Pauline Kael, longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author, and her battle to make a name for herself. Through new interviews, her own words, and never-before-seen archival, our film shows her modest beginnings, how her unique voice was forged, her...

  • When Medicine Got It Wrong tells the story of how a small group of parents from the 1970s were the first in the nation to rebel against being blamed for causing schizophrenia. Their activism launched the fastest growing grass-roots movement the country had ever seen, ushering in a radical...

  • When the Bell Rings is a documentary about David "Dino" Wells, a former boxer who makes a gutsy attempt to return to fighting. At 40, Wells quickly finds that his 15-year absence from the sport has left him in need of intense training, which he takes on with determination and grit. Feverishly...

  • From EMMY AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER, Michael King comes the story that will document the lives of four American service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffering from PTS/TBI (invisible wounds) receiving life changing treatment at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), an...

  • "When We Walk" is a follow-up to the Emmy-Award winning film "When I Walk". It is the second part of a documentary trilogy that follows the life of filmmaker Jason DaSilva as he deals with primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

  • Who were the men and women of Project Apollo? Where are they today? What do they think of the extraordinary effort they helped make possible? On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, 'When We Were Apollo' is an intimate and personal look at the Apollo Space Program through...

  • WHITELANDIA is a full-length documentary examining state-sanctioned discrimination against Black Americans in Oregon.Beginning with harsh exclusion laws written into the state's 1857 constitution banning Blacks from entering the state, the film sheds light on Oregon's historical determination to...

  • Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles, is a groundbreaking 4-part series that tackles a long-overdue and sometimes painful examination of the early history of Los Angeles' Anglo American, Mexican American and other ethnic interactions, and illuminates how these many layered and often...

  • WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? is a feature-length documentary following the 11-time Jeopardy! winner, Arthur Chu, and the transformation he experienced as a result of his time on the iconic game show.Chu's journey begins as a quiet insurance analyst who got a shot at Jeopardy! – and blew it up. Twelve...

  • This is the story of Colombia’s highest profile political assassination and the innocent man who took the fall. As the murderous truth continues to unfold 27 years later, how many of Colombia’s most powerful figures will be implicated in the conspiracy?

    Alberto Jubiz Hazbúm was a...

  • In a tough economy, everyone worries about their job, their home and their children's futures. With so much on our minds, is there even space to think about the 80% of Americans with developmental disabilities who remain unemployed? Eight million people in America have a developmental disability...

  • A first-hand look at how the murder of a teenage boy became the last straw for a community under siege. Whose Streets? is a story of love, loss, conflict, and ambition; the journey of everyday people turned freedom fighters, whose lives intertwined with a burgeoning national movement for black liberation.

  • "Why A Volunteer?" is a feature-length documentary that examines the question of why ordinary people choose to do extraordinary work for the benefit of others around the world. This documentary tells the stories of three volunteers in Afghanistan, Ecuador, and India. Why are they there? What...

  • At one time home birth was the norm and hospital birth was the exception. Now, nearly 99% of births in America take place in hospitals. With the normalizing of hospital birth, the notion of home birth carries a certain stigma and evokes fear and judgment from many. "Why not Home?" reveals not...

  • Witkin & Witkin explores the worlds of identical twin brothers, Joel-Peter Witkin, world famous photographer and super star of contemporary art photography and his brother Jerome a realist painter and a life long educator in the fine arts. Our film looks at the distinct paths both artists...

  • The feature documentary "Women At War: Forgotten Female Veterans of Desert Storm" takes an intimate look at women soldiers' experiences during 1991's Persian Gulf War and their heart-breaking battles with Gulf War related illnesses since they've returned home. The Persian Gulf War was a toxic...

  • A high-profile police shooting rocks the Minneapolis Police Department, and its reform-minded first female chief is forced to resign. Following three women officers— who carry on the fight to transform the MPD and restore community trust—Women in Blue — explores gender, violence and policing in America.