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  • This one-hour documentary will tell the story of how the son of a mill worker from the industrial north of England come to design the modern Los Angeles cityscape. John Parkinson is the architect who created many of the city's most iconic structures, including LA City Hall, The Coliseum - the...

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    If you build it, will they come? Mortality of Dreams is a feature documentary that follows Dr. Luis Vasquez's dream to build the first environmentally sustainable hospital in Peru, a-state-of the-art, international volunteer-run hospital that will provide healthcare for all who need it. The...

  • Image from "Just Breathe"

    Mindful Shorts is a series of six experiential short films that explore the practice of mindfulness as it pertains to self and culture from childhood through old age.

    We already have completed three of six films -- "Just Breathe" (on Anger), "Release" (on Anxiety), and "Into Light" (on...

  • Matriarch is a documentary that transports viewers to four long-established but largely unknown matriarchal societies through the eyes of four females—a Khasi Indian girl that everyone expects to rule one day, an adolescent Tuareg African growing into...

  • 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...

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    An infamous Doctor Who screenwriter is reluctantly dragged back into the American Whoniverse, in this funny and moving documentary about finding family in the unlikeliest of places.

  • Thank you for visiting the donation home page for the Raymond Lewis Documentary Project. If you have come this far, you must have a special appreciation for the subject matter and the story we are trying to tell and we are thankful for your consideration in helping support the film.If you...

  • The text "Citizen Wong" superimposed on top of a blurred image of old texts and an old drawing of an Asian man

    American Gilded Age activist Wong Chin Foo – a then-famous speaker and prolific writer in the mainstream press – champions citizenship and equality as anti-Asian bigotry culminates in the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, and forges a path for today’s Asian Americans to claim their rightful place...

  • Chinese American woman stands in front of the gate of New York City's Chinatown.

    DEAR CORKY: a fifteen minute short (tentative title)

    Corky Lee, the undisputed, unofficial photographer of the Asian American community in New York City, was a pillar in the community for the past fifty years. Sadly, he passed away from COVID in January 2020. We were fortunate enough to...

  • El Béisbol is a two-hour documentary that takes an in-depth look at Latinos and Baseball. We'll explore how and when the game was introduced in the Caribbean and Latin America; and we'll emphasize the struggles, phenomenal growth, global controversy and eventual success of Latinos in the game....

  • Save Our Future Charter High School: South Central LA: First Day of School. Founder Charlotte Jordan tells her Black and Latino students (most of whom are on court probation, have flunked out or been expelled from other high schools) that school has been shut down, due to the collapse of their...

  • This 60 minute documentary portrays the little known history of America's second largest immigrant group since 1990 … Filipinos. Survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March and equally brutal Japanese prisoner of war camps share their memories of courage, torture and death. They speak with...

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    The feature documentary BARBARA VAN CLEVE'S AMERICAN WEST recounts her family’s setteling to Montana in the early 19th century, her youth on a working ranch and tourist destination as a young woman in the 1950s and 1960s, the influence of her Harvard-educated father turned rancher, her own time...

  • Behind the White Glasses is a film that shines a spotlight on the creative, visionary and groundbreaking filmmaker and writer, Lina Wertmuller. It is a gripping and musical portrait of a maestro of the Italian cinema, a journey into the soul of the director. Unknown aspects of this artistic...

  • Black and white photo of female dancer in a white flowing dress with her arms raised in the air

    "Bella," is about the life, influence and impact of California-based artist Bella Lewitzky. Described as"...one of the greatest American dancers of our age," (Walter Terry) Bella Lewitzky was a talented, strong, out-spoken artist, who dedicated her creative life to protect the rights of every...

  • Three White male ballet dancers in Roman Empire guard outfits dance behind a White female ballerina

    The Story

    1964 – A time of major shifts in civil rights, women’s and gay rights. New York City was alive – you could feel it on the streets. The young Joffrey Ballet splits in two over a power struggle for artistic control and the HARKNESS BALLET bursts onto the...

  • An African American Man sits in a white tie tuxedo at a fancy dinner table with other wealthy individuals in 1930's attire

    France / USA | 90 minutes | in English | To be competed in 2022

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    A filmmaker searches for the truth about her grandfather Edward Jones, a legendary African American who rose to the heights of financial and political prominence in Depression-era Chicago.

    In shaping the...

  • BEHIND THE CURVE delves into the outlandish world of Flat-Earthers — people who honestly believe that the world is flat, and that a worldwide conspiracy is keeping us from the truth.

  • 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...

  • A Black adult male coach stands on the basketball court.

    This feature-length documentary film & life skills curriculum is based upon the aspirations of at-risk teens on a Compton basketball team coached by former Crip gang kingpin Rudolph “Rock” Johnson. After decades at the top of the legendary crime network - in the streets and in prison - Rock...

  • “In the Blood” is a feature-length documentary film about boxing from the inside out- a prequel to the sequel. At the heart of the film is the story, both inside and outside the ring, of 16-year-old twin brothers in their last year in the tough ranks of amateur boxing where kids are raised to be...

  • Five Sisters (working title) paints a portrait of five sisters, in their 70s and 80s. During their annual get-together shortly after the first of the sisters’ husbands has passed away, the youngest sister is on a quest to learn from her older siblings about transition and aging. Moving and...

  • THE OPIOID TRILOGY is a triptych of short, animated documentaries looking at the opioid epidemic through the demand side of addiction. Each film is a conversation between an individual in recovery from opioid use disorder and a family member, concerned other, or specialist in the field. Through...

  • a yellow raft floats down the rapids of a Bhutanese river with a large building on the distant shore.

    In the country with the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, where the king values the happiness of his people above the money they make, a threat is looming. Bhutan's primary revenue source is hydropower; quotas with India would require damming every last river. A man named “...

  • N.Y.C. teens tuned into political and social issues model hope as they debate hot-button topics inside the largest urban debate league in the U.S. - The New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL).

    From thoroughly researching their arguments and learning to flip from one diametrically...

  • sHE? Metamorphosis is a film about the lives of female impersonators and their encounters as they thrive in the most conservative region in the nation; the Bible Belt. This will be their story. An exploration into the heart of a conservative southern town, She? Metamorphosis follows ten men in...

  • A Black woman sits across a park picnic table from a White Cop in uniform

    In 2011, Rosilyn Temple’s son was murdered in his own apartment. He was 26 years old. To this day, his homicide remains unsolved. Uncommon Allies shows how Rosilyn, in the wake and devastation of her son’s murder, turned a personal search for justice into a life changing community call to action...

  • Recy Taylor wears a checkered blouse and a black hat with a veil

    Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama.  Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives.  Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists.  The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who...

  • 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...

  • An orange barber chair on a checkerboard floor in a vibrant 70's style barbershop. In the mirror we can see a painting of a man with a teardrop

    Manscaping is an intimate documentary portrait of three queer men who are reimagining the traditional barbershop. Devan Shimoyama is a Black American artist, fast on the rise, whose barbershop painting series draws upon Afrofuturism and drag to envision the Black barbershop as a more inclusive...

  • Kent Rising is a feature length observational documentary which follows the extraordinary Josephine Buchan who has committed her life to helping young people who are not, in her words ”school shaped” to reach their true potential through exposure to theatre and the Arts. In this film Josephine...

  • Following the death of a trans Afro-Latina on Rikers Island, a family’s loss blew up into a movement that shined a light on the injustices of the criminal legal system.

  • Garry Davis was Danny Kaye's understudy and a rising Broadway star until WWII interrupted. Garry enlisted, eager to fight Hitler. But the horror of dropping bombs on civilians, the loss of his brother, and the devastation of Hiroshima compelled him to give up Broadway, and make the world his...

  • Black and white photograph of a shirtless Native American man reaching his arm out in mid-speech

    Generations of family farming tradition go up in flames as the North Dakota oil boom leaves human memory, culture and identity scorched in its wake. My Country, No More follows one family's path to resistance, raising a fundamental question: what are we willing to sacrifice in our pursuit...

  • Two men in winter coats and hats in the style of the early 20th century speak to one another closely before a large courtyard with a statue at its center.

    VIVA VERDI! is an intimate glimpse into the lives of the celebrated opera singers and musicians currently living our their 'third act' while mentoring international music students who live among them at Milan's unique retirement home, Casa Verdi, built by Verdi in 1896. From these 'guests of...