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  • 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,...

  • Manassas High School in Memphis, Tennessee is the setting for this film which explores how Emerson Able, Jr., a music educator, changed the lives of so many of his students. Although he used unconventional methods while teaching his music classes he was able to secure over 4000 scholarships for...

  • Estranged... dissects the complex terrain of Indian Muslim women's rights to livelihood, education and equitable access to justice through the lens of divorce practices in the Indian Muslim community. The film shall capture a few Muslim women's remarkable struggle to fight for their basic human...

  • It is freedom summer, 1966, on the sweltering Louisiana bayou. In Plaquemines Parish, a young black fisherman, Gary Duncan, sees a some white boys picking on his teenage cousins outside a newly integrated high school. Diffusing the tension, he gently lays his hand on a white boy’s arm. The boy...

  • Described as arduous and painful but utterly addictive, endurance riding is the fastest-growing equine sport in America. At its most grueling, horse and rider may travel up to 100 miles in a single day. For the 2011 XP, we follow a select group of horses and riders as they prepare for the...

  • Through one family's tragic loss and fight for justice AFTERSHOCK examines one of the most pressing and shameful national crises in America today and the growing movement that surrounds it: The US Maternal Mortality Crisis.

  • Every year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife department puts on the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government. Wildlife artists from around the country submit their best paintings of ducks in the hope that the artwork will grace the following year's Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and...

  • Exodus Stories : Voices from the Caravan is the interwoven portrait of three Central American immigrants and their quest to be granted asylum in the United States. Fleeing from violence or political persecution, asylum is their last hope for salvation for each of these brave wayfarers. Follow...

  • The Dead Sea, a transboundary water body - shared by Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians - is a unique salt-lake, known for its exceptional geographical, biological, and historical value, and is the lowest point on Earth.  Tragically, the Dead Sea is drying up, causing widespread damage,...

  • Before a global uprising condemned the murder of George Floyd, there was a small town in Missouri that erupted in protest after the murder of Mike Brown Jr. The echoes of Ferguson have grown louder: tanks in the streets, tear gas and rubber bullets, and everywhere the clear and courageous voices...

  • Ninety riveting minutes of songs about life and quips about death from the wheelchair of a woman who vows to exit laughing. Once a nationally-known performer of ballads, skits and self-parody, now fated by Lou Gehrig's Disease to perish within a year, the remarkable Carla Zilbersmith will leave...

  • ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in,...

  • Filmed over four years, a lingering lens provides a profound look at four transgender youth (starting at ages 4, 9, 12 and 15) as they redefine "coming of age." These kids and their families unmask the intimate realities of how gender fluidity is re-shaping the family next door, especially in...

  • The incredible history of The Palomino Club of North Hollywood (1949-1995) has never been told. What began as a watering hole with a hitching post out front serving the “Singing Cowboys of Hollywood” coming from movie sets became the most important venue for Country Music on the West Coast.

  • THE BOYS FROM ZAMBO follows the former players of the 1992 Little League baseball team from Zamboanga City, Philippines, winner of that year’s Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania against a formidable team from Long Beach, California.

    The boys returned to the...

  • America’s cowboy culture and opera's hallowed traditions converge in a story that celebrates a timeless legend and the collaborative power of art. RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE: THE MAKING OF A WESTERN OPERA follows Zane Grey’s classic Western dime-store novel as it is reborn onstage in fully...

  • This film follows former Russian soldiers who became spiritual as a result of fighting in many wars. Father Nicolas, a retired colonel from the Special Forces in Chechnya and Afghanistan, is now a Russian Orthodox Priest. Sergei "The Muslim" is a former mercenary who fought "everybody but the...

  • America is struggling with issues centering on justice.  Youth and race are two big newsmakers because as bizarre as it might seem in this country, both are still grossly misunderstood and abused.  Our justice system reflects cultural concerns based in fear, and our children often pay the...

  • “We have forgotten how to remember so much…” —Teresia Teaiwa
    OCEANIA spans opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean in search of what ties our seemingly fragmented histories, disparate experiences and fates—together. The story is centered on the island nation of Kiribati—predicted to be...

  • The media platform, Staying Put or Moving On, considers these fundamental questions for seniors and their families: Where and how are we going to live as we grow older? Should we stay in our own homes as we age or should we move on to co-housing, continuing care retirement communities...

  • This sequel to the critically acclaimed "Paper Clips" revisits Whitwell Middle School as, ten years after their renowned Paper Clips Project began, the children continue their extraordinary journey of tolerance and understanding. They travel both literally and metaphorically from their small...

  • Enter the world of Termite Art where acclaimed film critic and painter Manny Farber coined the term “Underground Films,” revealed movies as a true popular art form, celebrated American Action Paintings, and whose “art of the everyday” continue to inspire generations of filmmakers, artists, and...

  • Pet Fooled is a documentary exploring the underbelly of the pet food industry. As a business that is largely unregulated, and controlled by a conglomerate of companies, this film will take an inside look at whether the nutrition we feed our pets is actually good for them. After the dramatic 2007...

  • A compelling story of one family's fierce determination to escape Nazi Austria in a desperate race for survival that ends in war-torn China. It is a journey of fear and hope that begins in the rich and sophisticated culture of Vienna, plays out over ten years in the exotic and dangerous city of...

  • In 2005, the Washington Post reported “the number of veterans receiving compensation for the disorder commonly called PTSD has grown nearly seven times as fast as the number receiving benefits for disabilities in general.” Since 2010, military R&D has markedly increased its focus on “...

  • In America aggressive driving has reached epidemic proportions. But when aggressive driving turns to road rage, it’s deadly. Traffic confrontations are ending in murder. Everyday people are being punched, stabbed, shot, rammed and driven off roads in driving disputes.

    "How’s My...

  • A CLASSY BROAD is the story of an eighty-seven year old woman, MARCIA NASATIR, who transcends generations, a woman with an insatiable curiosity, a woman who worked hard and still does, a woman who always loved a good story since she learned to read at the precocious age of three. Marcia..."If...

  • A person who dies without a name is like a story without and ending.

    Suburbs of Milan: a half naked body is found near the railways that lead to the Central Station. Nobody knows its identity, there is no ID in its pockets. The corpse, closed in a blue body bag, is sent to the mortuary....

  • Cinema for Peace Foundation USA supports peace, tolerance and humanitarianism through the medium of film by raising funds to support awareness and educational pursuits related to advocacy filmmaking. Ten years ago, in commemoration of the 9-11 attacks, leaders in the film, politics,...

  • Set in the East African country of Uganda, CHILDREN OF WAR
    chronicles the daily struggle towards rehabilitation and
    reconciliation by a group of recently escaped child soldiers of the
    Lord's Resistance Army, one of the world's longest running and most
    brutal guerilla...

  • Emil is a social media-obsessed entrepreneur in one of the most remote places on earth: An abandoned Soviet mining village in the mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan. Tracing his roots to the nomadic tribes that once roamed the area, Emil has returned to put his village of Jyrgalan back on the map...

  • Longing to protect her daughters from the discrimination and violence of Congo’s endless civil war, Rachel Namberwa composed a unique blessing song for each of her children at birth. In a historic context where physical features could be blamed for discrimination and hatred, Rachel sheltered her...

  • Yoga and meditation are mainstream practices; Sanskrit words like mantra, guru and karma are part of everyday speech, and certain Indian precepts are so commonly held that Newsweek titled a 2009 article “We Are All Hindus Now.” Recently, the Smithsonian Institution mounted an exhibit titled Yoga...

  • TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE SRI LANKAN TSUNAMIThe December 2004 Asian tsunami was one of the most destructive natural disasters in living memory. Within an instant, it took the lives of over 230,000 people and devastated the lives of millions. Along the eastern and southern coastlines of the...