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Borderline - Living with Borderline Personality Disorder
This film is about a woman who has a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis. The first time she tried to kill herself, she was five years old. Now she is forty-five and hell-bent on trying to live - most of the…
GTFO: Get the F**k Out - Women in Gaming
Sparked by a public display of sexual harassment in 2012, GTFO pries open the video game world to explore a 20 billion dollar industry that is riddled with discrimination and misogyny. Although half of all gamers are women, females are…
American Winter - The Decline of the Middle Class in America
A timely documentary that follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. AMERICAN WINTER reveals the devastating effects of the mortgage meltdown, high unemployment, the health care crisis, and budget cuts…
Side by Side - Can Film Survive the Digital Future?
Produced by Keanu Reeves, SIDE BY SIDE is an in-depth examination of how digital filmmaking is challenging traditional celluloid film as the gold standard in moviemaking. Through unprecedented access to influential filmmakers James Cameron, David Fincher, George Lucas, David Lynch,…
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Broken on All Sides - Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice
Today, there are more African Americans in prison or jail, on probation or parole, than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. The prison population has exploded by 500% since the end of the Civil Rights…
Priced Out - 15 Years of Gentrification in Portland, Oregon
This documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification and life after the era of "the ghetto." It powerfully illustrates how government policies and market forces combine to destroy and rebuild neighborhoods. Some embrace new investment at first, but few…
Seed: The Untold Story - Defending the Future of Food
In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. A cadre of 10 agrichemical companies, including Syngenta, Bayer, and Monsanto, controls over two-thirds of the global seed market, reaping unprecedented profits. SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY follows passionate seed-keepers…
How We Grow - Communities Rebuilding Themselves Around Agriculture
A coming of age story of a community re-learning how to work together and growing stronger in the process. Inspired by the drive and dedication of the next generation of agricultural leaders in the Roaring Fork Valley, the community explores…
Green Days by the River
A Caribbean coming-of-age classic in the tradition of Sugar Cane Alley , GREEN DAYS BY THE RIVER is adapted from Michael Anthony's acclaimed 1967 novel by the same name. Set in 1952 in a remote coastal village in Trinidad, 15-yeard-old…
The IF Project - The Rising Number of Incarcerated Women
In the United States, there are over 6.8 million people in prison, jail, on probation or parole. That is 1 in every 35 adults. Perhaps even more alarming is that women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population,…
Riverblue - Can Fashion Save the Planet?
This film spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world's most pollutive industries, fashion. Blue Jeans, one of our favorite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival.…
6 Weeks to Mother's Day - A Remarkable School in the Jungles of Thailand
An intimate portrait of true Thai culture exploring one of its most progressive schools, Moo Baan Dek, known in English as the Children's Village School. Home to some of Thailand's most underprivileged children, the Children's Village School has become a…
The Split Horn - The Life of A Hmong Shaman in America
America has become the testing ground for the enduring strength of Hmong culture. The Split Horn documents the journey of Hmong shaman Paja Thao and his family from the mountains of Laos to the heartland of America: Appleton, Wisconsin. This…
1948: Creation and Catastrophe - The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: CREATION AND CATASTROPHE reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of…
The Reluctant Radical - Civil Disobedience to Fight Climate Change
An intimate portrait of climate activist Ken Ward. Ken breaks the law as a last resort and with great trepidation, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. The film follows Ken through a series of…
Mixed Match - When Ancestry is the Cure
Multiracial Americans is one of the fastest growing community demographics in North America. MIXED MATCH is a story told from the perspective of mixed race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics…
Urban Roots - Urban Gardens in Detroit
This is the story of the spontaneous emergence of urban farming in the city of Detroit. Detroit, once an industrial powerhouse, is a city devastated by the loss of half its population due to the collapse of manufacturing. By the…
First Lady of the Revolution - A Southern Belle's Journey through Love, Exile and Revolution in Costa Rica
This is the remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, who fell in love with a foreign land and the man destined to transform its identity. Her marriage to future President of Costa Rica Jose 'Don Pepe' Figueres in 1941 led to…
Purdah - Young Women in India Fighting to Pursue Their Dreams
The inspiring story of a young Indian woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women's Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own…
3100: Run and Become - Seeking Spiritual Enlightenment by Running in the World's Longest Race
An uplifting, intimate portrait of endurance runners who push themselves to the edge of physical and mental collapse, as they endeavor to challenge the boundaries of impossibility. 3100: RUN AND BECOME exposes the ability that people have to go beyond…