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  • South Africa's small stand-up comedy scene, multiracial comedian Trevor Noah attempts his first one-man show, despite only having two years experience on stage. Revisiting his past, he creates material from memories of growing up under apartheid. Yet as he prepares, Trevor faces a multitude of...

  • AMERICAN WINTER is a documentary feature film that shines a light on the dramatic personal stories behind the country's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Produced and directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz (creators of HBO's Taxicab Confessions), the film...

  • Electronic Voyager is a feature-length documentary that follows Michelle Moog-Koussa on an emotional road trip journey, retracing her father’s groundbreaking footsteps. Michelle’s father is the late Dr. Robert Moog (1934 - 2005), a true American innovator who is arguably the most important...

  • "Refugees Made of Gold" follows the journey of Yolande Mabika and Popole Misenga, Congolese refugees and judo champions fighting to qualify for the 2020 Refugee Olympic Team. Without a country to stand behind, they strive to rediscover and redefine home – with the prospect of gold medals hanging...

  • 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...

  • Filmmaker Lisa Leeman revisits animation artist and devout Christian Gabi P 25 years after Leeman intimately chronicled Gabi’s gender transition in the groundbreaking documentary Metamorphosis (Sundance Filmmakers’ Trophy/ POV 1990).  As Gabi confronts a new crossroads, Lisa confronts thorny...

  • Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin and Veronica, ages 5 to 15, want to change the conversation. They reveal in their own words what it’s like to deal with the literal ups and downs of a challenged life. In this intimate verité documentary, four charismatic kids strive for acceptance in a world that is...

  • This film tells the extraordinary story of 25-year-old NSA contractor Reality Winner who disclosed a document about Russian election interference to the media and became the number one leak target of the Trump administration.

  • "Sound is 50% of the cinematic experience" is a frequent expression of top filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, David Lynch, and Steven Spielberg. This documentary explores the history and artistry of cinematic sound design with legendary sound designers and their directors...

  • Almost five years ago, the world saw news coverage of a disaster in New Orleans. The coverage said it was a natural disaster that primarily affected poor black people. On both scores, the coverage was wrong.

    Now nearing the fifth anniversary, humorist and New Orleans native Harry Shearer...

  • 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...

  • Sam Eisenstein, LA playwright/novelist and teacher, is the subject of this project, initiated in 1971. He discusses plays with directors at the kitchen table, teaches creative writing at Los Angeles City College. His Jungian analyst examines his life. Select students become members of his...

  • Can the man once called "the nation's number one domestic terror threat" reform his life to become a good father? In 1996, Jake Ferguson started the Earth Liberation Front, the underground eco-sabotage group that committed a wave of high-profile eco-arsons across the West through 2001. Raised...

  • The Jewish 48’ers: is the story of revolution failed and redeemed. Freedom Fighters, inspired by the social ideals of the American and French Revolutions to take on the Feudal Monarchies in uprisings across Europe in 1848. While these revolts were crushed and participants hounded, many found...

  • Star Weavers - One woman’s journey around the world to promote peace. The story will trace the development and impact of this participatory public arts project initiated by an Australian master weaver of Samoan descent, whose response to a local tragedy evolved into collective action in 200...

  • Profiles Col. Roscoe Turner, a swashbuckling American flier who dominated the air racing circuit in the “Golden Era of Flight” between WWI and WWII. A barnstormer, stunt flier and racer, Turner came to define the word “pilot” for a generation of Americans and helped turn the tide of public...

  • Driven, Gerry Adams whether he likes it or not is an icon who represents the history of the war in Ireland as he does the peace. This film sets asides the clichés, allowing Adams to speak for himself; his voice –his words; without being dubbed by an actor or censored by the British political...

  • Every exoneration story has a lesson.

    With 2,220,300 of our citizens incarcerated, the United States has the largest prison population in the world. Experts believe five percent of those prisoners- over 110,000 - are innocent.

    Since its creation, nine innocent men have been...

  • Until now, Alan Ladd Jr. has remained virtually invisible—ironic, as he is the man with the Midas touch, perpetually finding and transforming untapped talent into household names. LADDIE will change all that, finally shining a spotlight on this invisible man, familiarizing the world with the...

  • Silent Shelter is a documentary feature that exposes the country's broken animal sheltering system, which is seen through the eyes of those in the trenches, the volunteers. These individuals have an up-close view of the harrowing and often absurd practices that many publicly funded animal...

  • Charismatic obstetrician and cowboy Dr. Bert Johnson explores the impact of changes in medical training over the last fifty years -- contrasting how he learned to deliver babies on kitchen tables in Chicago slums with how he has taught students in one of the nation's highest-tech medical schools...

  • Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present is an unusual, non-fiction film examining the pioneering life and works of artist, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad, who has finally begun to receive worldwide attention for his work that continues to expand the boundaries of reason.

  • When Home Is What You Carry In Your Heart

    “Baba Babee Skazala” [Grandmother Told Grandmother] tells the little known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes in the crush between the Nazi and Soviet fronts in World War II. Spending their childhood as refugees in Europe, these...

  • Are we witnessing a SILENT COUP? Your right to vote is at risk unless action is taken in response to widespread measures aimed at preventing people from casting a ballot.As the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act approaches, local officials across America are accused of trying to deprive...

  • Still Judy tells the life story of juggler Judy Finelli who played a significant role in the American New Circus Movement, and narrates the artistic relevance of San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus, stripping away the spectacle excesses. Judy finds inspiration in Russia that leads to the...

  • In an expansive documentary exposé, Fail State reveals the dark story behind the rise of predatory for-profit colleges and why our higher education system, once the envy of the world, is leaving millions of Americans in financial ruin.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In Ethiopia, there is a community of over nine thousand Jews. They speak Hebrew, keep kosher and have relatives in Israel, yet Israel continues to deny their appeals for aliyah — the Jewish birthright to become a citizen of Israel. They survive within a temporary, difficult reality in Ethiopia,...

  • It is a basic human need to want to be known for who we are, what we care about and what we contribute to the world - in other words, to be fully self-expressed. Most of us have something to overcome as we try to fulfill this need. This film looks at people in a field where self-expression is...

  • A cross-cultural montage of stories about women who became breadwinners after their husbands were suddenly no longer around. A school teacher in Oregon, USA... A genocide survivor in Phnom Penh, Cambodia...A field laborer in Chihuahua, Mexico... follow the extraordinary stories of ordinary women...

  • Like back-up singers, the behind-the-scenes players in the premium California wine business are essential to their industry, yet rarely recognized for their contributions. HARVEST SEASON delves into the “backstage” action of this industry by following three people whose lives and livelihoods are...

  • TRIFECTA, is the story of three unfulfilled lives that follows the roller coaster ride of three homeless young men impaired by mental illness and physical handicaps. James Adams' early onset Schizophrenia, Conway Akers'  lumbar-disc disease and Dustin Kinnear's Bipolar disease and drug addiction...

  • 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...

  • In 1962, Harold Azjenberg left Miami for New York City by bus. He plucked his eyebrows on the way, shaved his legs and -- in the words of the Lou Reed song that later cemented him in the cultural firmament, "then he was a she," Holly Woodlawn. Holly's walk on the wild side took her from the...