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  • 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...

  • "Lower 9" is the heart-wrenching story of the residents of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans – a community that has been displaced and largely forgotten about in the more than nine years since their homes and their lives were destroyed by the breech of the levees and the flood that ensued...

  • Eight decades after being smuggled out of Poland, a box of photographs sparks a filmmaker’s journey to confront his family’s past and the haunted silence that lingers in their present.

    Confronting the pervasiveness of intergenerational trauma, cultural taboos around mental illness, and...

  • Two gay ex-mormon missionaries travel across the United States to confront their past and explore their futures while discussing with other gay mormons about the rejection, oppression and the reality of a growing number of suicides they face in the LDS community.

    Jonathon Levi Powell,...

  • “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 documentary explores the South China Sea territorial disputes from a historical perspective. It examines how a history of nationalism throughout Asia has affected the current political, social and economic turmoil in the South China Sea.

  • Driven to Abstraction unravels a mutating tale of self-delusion, greed, and fraud-- the $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world and brought down Knoedler, New York City’s oldest and most venerable gallery. Was the gallery’s esteemed director the victim of a con artist who showed up...

  • In 1923, Adi and Rudi Dassler formed the Gebruder Dassler Shoe Company in their mother’s basement in the small German town of Herzogenaurach.  The brothers identified a gap in the market and found popularity due to their superior shoe making.  After American Superstar Jesse Owens won gold in the...

  • Crazy Wisdom is the long-awaited feature documentary to explore the life, teachings, and "crazy wisdom" of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, a pivotal figure in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Called a genius, rascal, and social visionary; 'one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th...

  • Dimitri K., an American, was asked by the head of the East German Secret Police to answer two questions about his country: when and where will you start the next World War? His belief in his duty to preserve world peace led him to accept; living in Washington, D.C. as an underground agent until...

  • Five hundred miles from the North Pole, a scientific expedition is beset by the sea ice it has come to study. Three red kayaks, tiny specks in an austere wilderness, the team is in shock, its way forward blocked by a crumpled and pulverized wreckage of floes. Conditions are unrecognizable,...

  • On April 23, 2006, renowned abstract sculptor, Isaac Witkin died. His once public career had wound down and his major personal relationship had ended the year prior to his death. The day after Isaac’s journey ended, his daughter, Tamar’s began. “Pieces of Isaac” is the story of a woman’s...

  • On January 22, 1959 the river broke into the mines...

    At the direction of the Knox Coal Company miners illegally dug too close to the underbelly of the Susquehanna River causing a cave-in that flooded the mines with over 10 billion gallons of water trapping 81 miners underground. On the...

  • Over five million Americans have some form of bipolar disorder...and all of us are touched by it. OF TWO MINDS explores what it really feels like to be bipolar - from the raging highs of grandiosity and sensuality to the depths of despair and depression. Far from a clinical study of mental...

  • This is the path to a world without war. As the threat of nuclear war increased and the campaign against terrorism changed the way war was conducted, Dr. Glen Stassen saw the need for a new ethical paradigm in conflict resolution. A physicist and professor of Christian Ethics, Stassen originated...

  • Japanese government, academic and scientific institutions, along with industry leaders are investing time and money developing the technology to create a humanoid robot workforce. More than the single motivation of an aging population and the lack of younger workers fuel this extraordinary...

  • The Freedom Fighters of Nili tells the true heroic tale of a group of Ottoman Jews from Zichron Ya'akov during WWI. While sacrificing their reputations within their community for the prospect of freedom and for the promise of a Jewish homeland, the group spied for the British. These brave...

  • Discover an invention from the 1870s that has outlasted technological innovations — the almost random arrangement of the typewriter keyboard – through the revealing personal journeys of three entrepreneurial inventors.
    The Qwerty Story provides new insight into invention, innovation, the...

  • Life Underground is a transmedia project that invites visitors on a journey through the subways of the world and into the personal stories of their passengers.

    Shot in multiple cities around the world, Life Underground captures the pulse of these vibrant environments and the millions of...

  • In a Strange Land follows the story of Mu Hpare, a refugee from Burma and member of the Kayan tribe (a.k.a Long Neck Women), who has resettled in the U.S. She is a young, single mother who is determined to make a better life for her and her toddler son. This documentary tells us about her...

  • Another Child, formerly known as "Honeychild"; Filmmaker Leanna Borsellino has a strained relationship with her mother, Cyndi, stemming from her emotional absence while Leanna was sexually abused as a child. In her 20’s, Leanna uncovers shocking secret information about her mother’s past that...

  • The fragile culture of the Yapese is at a crossroads of change, as a major tourism development threatens to take over the island. My Island & Me is a documentary that asks the question, "Can an ancient culture be protected amidst the demands of modern society?"

    A recent development...

  • 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...

  • Out of Order is a feature length documentary following the journey of three queer members of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Most gay and transgender people know what it feels like to be told they are broken and to be rejected, and often this message comes from Christians.With unprecedented...

  • Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech: some of NYC's top ranked public high schools. Each year, thousands of eighth and ninth graders compete to secure coveted spots at these elite schools by taking the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, the SHSAT. While African American and Latino...

  • Successful. Black. Female. What does it all mean? Former Deputy Solicitor General and U.S. Ambassador Jewel Lafontant Mankarious was a pioneer in law, business and politics, current leaders have continued in her path, but in the age of "Basketball Wives" where are we headed now?

  • In 1996, Elouise Cobell, a petite Blackfeet Warrior, filed the largest class action lawsuit ever filed against the U.S Government for the mismanagement of billions of dollars held in the Indian Trust Fund. For 15 long years and three Presidential administrations she fought for justice in...

  • Personal stories of the women fighting for Hong Kong’s freedom
    and democracy against communsist China, who stormed the streets to demand justice.

    Fresh off their success of their Academy Award ®-shortlisted documentary
    Women of the Gulag , Yarovskaya and Gregory will capture...

  • Somewhere in the wild reaches of our planet there is a place where
    we want to be. To get there we can journey to these incredible environments and find
    it—right where it has always been…inside each and every one of us.

    It is our WildSide.

    WildSide is a series designed...

  • A group of unlikely, tech-savvy activists orchestrates a high-stakes heist on Mount Everest to steal China's global spotlight ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games, refocusing the world's attention on occupied Tibet. Pulling off the near-impossible and inspiring a generation of activists, this film...

  • After serving Los Angeles for 68 years, in November 2005 one of nation's most prominent historic landmarks was demolished to make way for
    the construction of three schools. After 68 is a feature length documentary exploring the rise and fall of the Ambassador Hotel, the fifteen year legal...

  • The LA-Artist Documentary Project is dedicated to people working creatively in and around Los Angeles. The ongoing, collaborative project aims to document LA's artistic diversity by producing a range of informative online films alongside an archive of ArtCards that bring voice to the city's...

  • 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...

  • At some point in almost everyone’s life, there comes a challenge so overwhelming, so painful, that it forces a course of action – to run and hide or to turn and head bravely Into the Storm. For filmmaker Sandy Salas, that defining challenge occurred on the day her Father took a gun and killed...

  • 22 years ago, Robert was struck by a freight train that took his leg and caused a rift in his family. Now chronically homeless, Robert has bounced from LA's Skid Row, to the courthouse steps in Long Beach, California. Follow Robert's journey as he tries to reconnect with his...

  • A time capsule of California’s Wild West history, The Little Town of Washington lies at the bottom of a long mountain road which descends through layers of mist, pines, and exposed minerals, and ends in an idyllic, odd settlement on the South Yuba River. Once a booming gold mining town, today...