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  • In March of 1976, General Jorge Videla toppled Argentina’s democracy and embarked on a brutal campaign of repression.  Roughly 30,000 Argentines were kidnapped and murdered by security forces—including some 500 women who were pregnant or had recently given birth.  For years, no one knew what had...

  • When Mark Lane, a middle aged White American living near the Mexican border confronts white supremacists targeting immigrants in a small California border town, he, his wife and three children become targets themselves. Mark loses his home and restaurant but never his passion for helping...

  • World-renowned forensic psychiatrist from Yale University, Dr. Bandy Lee, like France’s Joan of Arc, is on a divinely-inspired quest to remove Donald Trump from power. Defying professional ethics, she ignores thousands of death threats, and publishes The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. Dr. Lee...

  • In the1960’s it was the Hippies who brought the idea of sexual revolution. They got neither Fatwas nor bodyguards. In the 2019 it is a female imam in Berlin who says Islam seeds a sexual revolution. She gets two fatwas and five bodyguards. The film shows her inner strength and her humorous way...

  • Twenty four year-old athlete Sam Fox moves through life with confidence and ease. But when he launches a highly publicized campaign to break the speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail, and raise a quarter of a million dollars for Parkinson’s disease, he quickly learns what it means to struggle...

  • Meet the greatest artist you've never heard of.

    In 1937, William Edmondson became the first African American to earn a solo exhibit at New York's prestigious Museum of Modern Art, just a couple of years afte Pablo Picasso was first shown. The 62 year old retired janitor-turned-tombstone...

  • At America’s busiest port, longshoreman earn white-collar wages for blue-collar work. But trade policy and automation threaten job prospects and their unique community.

    Filmed in an intimate cinema vérité style, BETWEEN SHIP AND SHORE explores the lives of people who work at the San...

  • Felipe has come to a crossroads. After 16 years in Brooklyn, working three low-paying jobs and collecting bottles on the street in his spare time and sending the bulk of his earnings home to his family in Mexico, he's decided to return to his wife and the children he hasn't seen in almost two...

  • American Tears documents the transformation of a Texas border community rocked by the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants. This character-driven feature documentary tracks several residents of the Rio Grande Valley, watching how communities pull together to confront an anti-immigrant wave,...

  • This incredible documentary will tell the story of the legendary musical funk-horn group “Tower of Power” of the late 1960s and early 1970s and their original lead singer Rick Stevens.  It will will shine a spotlight on the origins of the band which emerged from the "San Francisco Sound" era,...

  • From filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) comes a new film: Evolution of Organic. It’s the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical...

  • Before March for Our Lives, before the Women’s March, before Standing Rock, and before anyone knew Black Lives Matter, there were the explosive protests that called the nation’s attention to Ferguson, Missouri. This small town that suffered a deep loss quickly became the Selma of our times – the...

  • DOG WALK HOME reveals the power of the human-canine bond as it comes alive in a story about uniquely trained service dogs that transform the lives of veterans and their families living with post-traumatic stress.

    The film imparts insights into the rigors of service dog training and into...

  • Rhinos are being poached for their horns to the brink of extinction. One of the most expensive materials on the planet, each horn is worth up to $350,000 on the black market - more expensive than gold and cocaine combined. Current conservation methods are not reversing the trend fast enough —...

  • What’s it mean to be called the “Latino Obama”? To be the person whom people say a whole section of the United States population could conceivably see as their spokesperson, their inspiration, their leader based solely on skin color and language identification? It’s a heavy mantle to be assigned...

  • An inventive feature documentary capturing the vivid life of Bill Traylor, who in his late 80s, living homeless on the street in the thriving segregated black neighborhood of Montgomery, produced a body of extraordinary art. Born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama,...

  • This 90 minute documentary will include film from Oleg Vidov’s most important American and Soviet movies, clips from interviews on more than a dozen Russian talk shows and American programs such as Entertainment Tonight and The Larry King Show, as well as interviews filmed in the last 8 months...

  • Bolstered by the rise of Trump and the Alt Right, disenfranchised white Americans are becoming radicalized into white supremacy at an alarming rate.

    "Angry White Men: Life After Hate" examines the root causes of racism though the bold work of groundbreaking sociologist Michael Kimmel ("...

  • The natural way of the cultural wave: we generally experience that musical and cultural trends shift from an outstanding position within public opinion to near utter rejection, refusal and ridicule, through an ever-shortening period of time. However, if that period of time is extended, to often...

  • As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics, a community of self-described “urban Indians” are threatened with forced eviction to make way for a stadium named after the original indigenous inhabitants of the territory. As the mega-events begin threatening a...

  • 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...

  • Far from the politicians in Washington, D.C. wrangling over immigration policy, there is a place where people are dying. Welcome to Brooks County, Texas, population 4,981. For migrants determined to travel from Latin America to the United States—many fleeing violence and starvation—the most...

  • THE OAKLAND PROMISE (working title)

    What happens when an entire city prioritizes college completion for every public school student? We are documenting the multi-faceted Oakland Promise education initiative to see if its "cradle to career" combination of supports for students can break...

  • In the United States, there are over 6.8 million people in prison, jail, on probation or parole. That is 1 in every 35 adults. Perhaps even more alarming is that women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985.

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  • Coached into Silence explores sexual abuse in youth sports. Filming since 2009, it tells the stories of a diverse group of athletes whom the system failed to protect. Far more sinister than those failures of prevention, we shed light on the organizational, institutional and legal systems which...

  • The inspiring story of an accomplished open water swimmer’s attempt to become the first woman to swim 30 miles through a stretch of cold, rough and shark-inhabited waters near the San Francisco coast.

  • At a time when the ground beneath us seems to be slipping away in a morass of social media, fake news and fear mongering, this film is a story of building mutual respect and recognition by showing how people are changed when they feel seen and heard. Americanism goes beyond partisan politics to...

  • Mariah Bahe is a Navajo Nation teenager and five-time national amateur boxing champion attempting to become the first female Navajo boxer to win an Olympic title. Her heart is set on competing in the 2024 Olympics in Paris and she is about to embark on a journey of self-discovery that will...

  • As the trauma of a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present, Always in Season follows relatives of the perpetrators and victims in communities across the United States who are seeking just and reconciliation in the midst of police shootings and heated national debate about the value of black lives.

  • “Exquisite Wasteland” shatters the popular myth that deserts are lifeless, barren, and worthless. In fact, they are home to astonishing biodiversity, extraordinary animals, verdant oases, soul stirring landscapes, and an unfolding human drama that spans 10,000 years. The widely held...

  • 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...

  • The Race to Save the World is a feature documentary film that follows the inspiring stories of everyday people who are devoting their lives to fighting climate change. This film follows the passion, determination and unwavering commitment of people who aren't putting their heads in the sand,...

  • The Music of the Golden Triangle and the Cycles of Life, a one-hour documentary film formatted for public television, bears witness to the ancestral songs and ceremonies of many of the 130 different tribal peoples who inhabit the mountain jungles of the Golden Triangle.Filmed over four years in...

  • Can women truly be free in a society that imprisons them for being raped?

    In-Justice shines a spotlight on the impossible choices Afghan women face in a society that keeps them locked in bonds of tradition by presenting an intimate portrait of two heroic women, Gulnaz and...