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  • Native American women sits on a quilted couch with her hands in her lap in her wooden house

    Amá tells an important and untold story - the abuses committed against Native American women by the American state in the middle of the twentieth century: separated from their families and sent to boarding schools, forced resettlement away from their traditional lands and involuntary...

  • “Let It Be Told!” is a series of oral history mini-documentaries of elder African American members of the Gainesville, Florida community. This project began after an elementary school student club discovered the lack of historical documentation about the places, events and news of the local...

  • Stereotypes, language barriers, and strongholds come tumbling down in award-winning filmmaker Rosylyn Rhee's documentary SUPERNATURAL. This moving, and at times humorous story chronicles an unlikely collaboration between an African American pastor and a Japanese choir director and their journey...

  • A 72-year old man has been roaming the western United States and living outside with his pack mules for over three decades. Despite arrests and incarcerations, he keeps on fighting to maintain his nomadic lifestyle in today’s mechanized world.

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  • 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...

  • In Colombia under Alvaro Uribe's presidency members of the Army have killed hundreds of innocent civilians, claimed them as guerrillas killed in combat, for the purpose of showing military success and to get benefits. This scandal became known by the name of "false positives" or "extrajudicial...

  • A pink rose.

    The World of Roses is a public television series exploring the fascinating people, places, and history associated with the world's most popular flower. It is hosted by Paul Epsom, gardening correspondent for the Emmy Award winning PBS series The Victory Garden. Join Paul as he travels the...

  • Whether we like it or not, most of us now live within diverse, globalized societies. Cultural homogeny is becoming extinct. AMERICAN DREAMERS, a transmedia documentary project, is an evolving chronicle of immigration, the oldest human journey. By exploring both the conscious and subconscious...

  • Panoramic view of countryside with film title on the bottom.

    The story from inside the secretive community of Northern California's redwoods where almost everybody is involved in one of the most profitable cash crop industries in the country. Told through interviews with a number of locals, this will be a close look at the current inhabitants and how the...

  • Camcorder shooting square with red recording dot in the right.

    Docbloc was founded in 2021 by Ash Marinaccio with the mission of experimenting with documentary form and bringing together artists working across documentary genres for conversation and collaborations in live performance. Docbloc believes in the power of documentary storytelling and that...

  • Ken Kelley stares in profile, surrounded by towers of sound recording equipment.

    The counter-culture's main communications vehicle during the 1960s and 1970s was the alternative press. "License to Tell" traces the history of this explosion of writing through one of its most colorful and wildest creators. Master of the "Playboy" interview, Ken Kelley helped create the "LA...

  • rows of graves in a cemetery

    Secretly filmed over nine years, an oil industry insider exposes the devastating consequences of the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill and uncovers a public health disaster and the coordination between government and industry to silence the victims. The stakes could not be higher as the Trump...

  • Citizen Koc

    This a story about how Wisconsin - birthplace of the Republican party, government unions and Paul Ryan - becomes a test market in the campaign to buy Democracy, and ground zero in the battle for the future of the GOP. Please make a charitable donation now to help us ensure this film has an...

  • The workers at La Fageda yoghurt co-operative suffer from schizophrenia, depression and compulsive behaviour disorder. Many have a rich fantasy life!  Before they came to La Fageda they were locked up in an asylum, drugged up with no productive activities at all. They had been 'disappeared', an...

  • Artistic psychedelic rendering of the small head of a young Black boy floating above a mirror image of a black woman in profile, with colorful silhouettes flowing from the image

    When one of the most historically rich buildings in Watts is threatened with a major housing redevelopment, a coalition of local artists and activists come together to preserve the building and revitalize its original mission of fostering arts in the community.

    Friends At Mafundi, a...

  • Bulbul: Song of the Nightingale documents the life of a young Banchara girl living off National Highway 79 in Madhya Pradesh, India. Though only eleven years old, Bulbul already stands at a crossroads. The likelihood is high that her parents will soon force her into the longstanding community...

  • 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...

  • SYNOPSIS

    NOW IS THE TIME is a 60 to 90 minute documentary film that takes place in one of the countries busiest Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) multi-disciplinary clinics; The MDA/ALS Hope Foundation at Temple University in Philadelphia. The documentary follows one of the most...

  • 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...

  • In 1943 Johnny Bragg was sentenced to a life sentence for rape at Nashville’s Tennessee State Penitentiary. Poor, black, uneducated and innocent, Johnny found solace in music when he joined a group of convicts who passed their time singing spirituals in the prison yard and christened them the...

  • Animated drawing of ancient warriors in battle.

    Post-Gold Rush San Francisco is dreary and stagnant, but banker William Chapman Ralston has a big vision for it. When silver is discovered in 1859, he stops at nothing to transform the backwater boomtown into one of the great cities of the world. Tragically the immense task proves more than he...

  • This film will reveal the destruction by stealth and spin of perhaps the greatest achievement of the post-world war two era -- health care for all. In Britain, in 1948, a national health service was established. Most western countries followed suit, except for the United States. Today in America...

  • man in white hard hat soldering.

    The Spark follows two stories asking the questions: What does it truly take to fix the world's problems? What must you sacrifice? What must you endure?

    We begin with Dr. Marcin Jakubowski in rural Missouri. His staff with Open Source Ecology is creating the 50 machines necessary to build...

  • Poster of the project with a gun in the background.

    Behind the Bullet explores a side of gun violence that’s rarely talked about- the impact a shooting has on the shooter. The shooters tell the story of how the pull of a trigger changed them emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. The complexity of each scenario plays out as they describe...

  • 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....

  • Rosalee Glass, a 101-year-old Holocaust survivor, taken prisoner to a Russian gulag in Siberia during WW2. After being taken to Kazakhstan and later to a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany, she made her way to America. She shares her story of survival and transforms her destiny by living her life...

  • Collage of black and white photos of Bill Traylor leaning over his artwork in various stages.

    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,...

  • Watermelon slim holds a harmonica and speaks into distance in a black and white photo.

    As a consummate underdog, William P. Homans III has endured the realities of war, had success that turned to failure, had joy that ended in pain, love followed by loneliness. But after 50 years of wandering Bill Homans III found his purpose in the blues. Now in his 70’s he’s looking for love....

  • two African men carry Mansa Musa on a golden throne.

    In 14th century Mali, a young royal named Mansa Musa ascended the throne of the richest kingdom in human history. After centuries of colonial invasion, manuscripts with first- hand information on the empire have been destroyed or disappeared, and his story remains a myth. It is this legend of...

  • A documentary which explores the conflicted connections between business and family, community, and country. The film will follow my father, Clive Stillerman, a shopkeeper-philosopher from South Africa, and his complicated relationships with his relatives, employees, customers and friends, as...

  • Memphis and the Mountaintop is a compelling multi-part documentary series that, through the lenses of civil rights, sports and music, will explore life in Memphis over the tumultuous five year period beginning in 1968 with the tragic assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and ending with the...

  • Two silhouetted children stand before the setting sun.

    Za'atari Through The Lens is a documentary film about a young man who lost everything to the Syrian civil war and yet found a way to bring hope to others through his passion for photography. It is the story of resilience and finding light in the darkest of times. 

    In the middle of the...

  • Julie Magers' world turned upside down when her husband, Michael Mehaffie, was sentenced to twenty years for commercial burglary. In the state of Maryland commercial burglary carries the same weight as murder. Over the past five years of incarceration Julie began to be an advocate for Michael...

  • IT TAKES A VILLAGE is a documentary in mid-production that unravels the emotionally charged story behind the February 2008 Oxnard E.O. Green Junior High School shooting of an out gay student, 15 year-old Lawrence King, by his classmate, 14 year-old Brandon McInerney. The film goes beyond the...

  • Chinese-American woman holds her phone in her hand while staring out the window of a taxi cab.

    After years of struggling to remain open, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) embarks on a quest to purchase their building in order to secure financial stability and a permanent home. In order to continue preserving the world’s largest Chinese-American collection, MOCA must become the first...