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  • January 6, 2021. A ghoulish figure clasps a Bible amidst the crowd of insurrectionists on the Eastern Front of the U.S. Capitol.

    On January 6, 2021, invocations to Jesus rang out across the Capitol Mall in Washington D.C. as a violent confusion of forces attempted to overthrow the American government. While armed militiamen and QAnon followers made headlines, the galvanizing force that drove this upheaval was an anti-...

  • A rustic old notebook of archived documents sits on a desk surrounded by smaller papers and notepads.

    In November of 1944, Sgt Silvio J. Pedri of the 95th Infantry was sent on a mission to cross the Moselle river near Metz, France. His objective was clear: secure the opposite bank and create a diversion so that a larger unit could build a bridge to bring in the heavy artillery and take the city...

  • Two people walk side by side into the light, in a wooded area

    Filmmaker Lisa Leeman and animation artist Gabi P. reconnect twenty-five years after Leeman profiled Payn’s gender transition in the 1990 documentary Metamorphosis (Sundance Filmmakers’ Trophy/ POV). Now middle-aged, the two artists rekindle a lapsed friendship as they reckon with the past and...

  • Walk for the Ancestors follows the story of a Native Californian family who, in 2015, walked from mission to mission across the state to honor their ancestors and protest the canonization of Junipero Serra.

  • Omar Hattab approaches the separation wall in his hometown of Qalqilya, with barbed wire and a guard tower across the top.

    Omar and Yasmeen are determined to make a difference in their communities. They both face the obstacles of the Israeli occupation and both have a need to make the best of life as they know it. They do this by riding their skateboards, but that is just the beginning. Both are instructors at local...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • An older man in a yarmulka speaks with younger bearded man.

    There was once a flourishing Jewish community on Synagogue Lane in the South Indian city of Cochin. Today only five people are left. and thousands migrated to the Promised Land of Israel leaving their ancestors behind in Cochini cemeteries. The film follows their desperate efforts to entrust...

  • An Asian woman in a windcoat stands in front of the US Capitol.

    January 6th, 2021 already stands as a day that will live forever in our nation’s history. Many saw it coming, and many decided to do nothing. One person, however, had been speaking out and warning the public about the possibility of such an incident for years. Her name is Doctor Bandy X. Lee....

  • Two White men in sunglasses, one with a shirt off, stand before a green field outside on a sunny day.

    This film will revisit a powerfully formative event in my life: being bullied daily in a high school classroom nearly 4 decades ago.

    That one experience, where a sick teacher used his power to promote division and hate and who ultimately perpetrated bullying and harassment, will be...

  • 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...

  • Ruth E. Norman dressed in white elaborate clothes beckons towards us with her hand out.

    WE ARE NOT ALONE unravels the six decade-long journey and emotional legacy of “advanced clairvoyant” and spiritual leader Ruth E. Norman, known as “Archangel Uriel,” and her devoted students of the extraterrestrial- channeling spiritual school and creative collective The Unarius Academy of...

  • Reggae musician sits before a lush green forest.

    In the 1970s the UK’s original reggae band, The Cimarons, brought live reggae to Ireland for the very first time.
    Now, after 50 years as a band...
    It’s time to go back.

  • A group of young girls of color stand in brown berets with their fists raised.

    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...

  • a young Syrian teenage boy stares into a camcorder setup on his desk.

    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...

  • When Delaney Colaio was nearly three years old, she lost her father and two uncles in the 9/11 attacks. After being asked in 2017 to deliver a victim’s statement at Guantanamo Bay against the men accused of the attacks, Delaney realized that she was not comfortable speaking on behalf of the 3,...

  • 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...

  • Compilation of photos of surviving Incarcerees of Japanese Ancestry

    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...

  • scientific style drawing of a bunch of grapes with cannabis leaves on top of the bunch.

    Continents apart from one another, two farming families aim to reinvent themselves on their land. One family—a poised French matriarch and the son she raised among her vines—tends a centuries-old, biodynamic vineyard in the Southern Rhône. Across the ocean in Humboldt, California, another...

  • "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...

  • teachers crowd a park wearing red on strike for better conditions.

    L.A. is the epicenter of school privatization, and the newly appointed L.A. superintendent just unveiled his plan to dismantle the second largest public school district in the country, but then 98% of L.A. teachers vote to go on strike.

    Union Vice President Cecily Myart-Cruz travels from...

  • 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...

  • three men in orange jackets hold a banner which reads "one world, one dream, free Tibet 2008"

    A group of unlikely, tech-savvy activists orchestrates a high-stakes heist on Mount Everest to steal China's global spotlight ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games, refocusing the world's attention on occupied Tibet. Pulling off the near-impossible and inspiring a generation of activists, this film...

  • Mexican laborers

    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 Do You Protect?

    Families of the victims of police violence seek justice and discover the layers of corruption behind the Los Angeles Police Department. In their fight to be heard, they join forces with the grassroots movement challenging this violent structure.

  • 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...