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Exodus Stories: Voices from the Caravan

With intimate access, Exodus Stories follows the high-stakes journeys of Central American immigrants Daisy, Dennis, and Cindy who escape violence and persecution and join the 2018-19 migrant carava

Courage Under Fire

Courage Under Fire is a profile of one woman’s battle to keep Wyoming’s sole abortion facility open - a mission driven by seeing her mentor murdered and their clinic burnt down – and set against th

The Way Everything Was

This film will revisit a powerfully formative event in my life: being bullied daily in a high school classroom nearly 4 decades ago.

Split At The Root

What began as a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum for her children in the US, and a Facebook post by a mother in Queens, coalesced into a movement as thousands of like-minded women across the US ref

Los Cautivos: The First Battle Over Native American Education

As the Western frontier closed, America sought to forcibly re-educate Native Americans at Indian Boarding Schools.  Their motto was “Kill The Indian To Save The Man.”  In 1892, the Pueblo

Angel of Mercy

"Angel of Mercy" tells the story of Sister Margaret Slachta, who defied Nazis and communists in her fight for social justice.

Two Deserts

“There are two deserts” – these were the first words published in the Desert Magazine, a mid-century monthly covering the American Southwest.

Becoming Us

A filmmaker discovers four siblings conceived through a donor using a DNA test. They journey across the United States to form a modern family while navigating their Filipino-American identities.

51st State

People call Jamal Holtz the future mayor (or governor) of D.C. At 25, he is a warm, extroverted, “old soul,” passionately dedicated to establishing Washington D.C.

Rock Behind The Wall

“Rock Behind the Wall" unveils the untold story of Bulgarian rock and roll's past, present, and future from the tightly controlled era of communism to the modern era of oligarchs' media control, which ranks last in media freedom among all EU countries.

Wade in the Water: A Journey into Black Surfing and Aquatic Culture

Wade in the Water: The Documentary (2022) is a historical chronicle that delves into the 1,000-year-old Pan-African surfing tradition that stretched across the coastlines of West Africa and has sin

I'm Not Her

Minnie endured years of abuse working in the American porn industry.

The Unfinished Dance

An intimate portrait of the Asian American community shaken by the 2023 Lunar New Year mass shooting in Monterey Park, CA, as the survivors confront their mortality, guilt, and regret, while seekin

Pride & Honor

A veteran battling stage 4 cancer leads a historic lawsuit against the Department of Defense to restore pride and honor for themselves and other LGTBQI+ veterans before they die.

Shadow of a Wheel

They were teenagers who had never been far from home.

California Style: Edward H. Fickett

California Style: Edward H. Fickett will critically examine the life and work of master architect of Edward H. Fickett, one of America’s most prolific mid century architects.

Wood Street

Wood Street is the last stop for unhoused brothers, John and LaMonté. They moved here eight years ago after police pushed them from other encampments around Oakland. After a two-alarm fire in July, their tight-knit community faces eviction. It’s their goal to stop it.

The Phosphate Trail

From opposite sides of the world, farmers, journalists and activists fight Morocco's occupation of Western Sahara. Together, they expose a human cost behind feeding Canadians.

Life + Life

LIFE + LIFE is a hybrid documentary film, a visual and musical meditation on Black boyhood, harm and punishment, and the radical imagination.

Archival Producers Alliance

The Archival Producers Alliance was founded in 2023 to bring together archival producers to explore contemporary issues facing our industry, and to influence policy & effect change.

Reservation Redemption

The Native Culture plays a big part in the family dynamic of Indigenous people. Throughout history the culture has been under attack, much like the people and the land.

For Kicks

Semi-retired Chicago postal worker Eugene Thomas reflects on his life, music, and martial arts practice. Oh, and that decade between the 80s and 90s when he was an international celebrity, starring in a dozen ninja movies filmed in Taiwan

The Sound of Hope

A diplomat, a teacher, and a musician declare war on poverty, ignorance, and crime, using an unorthodox weapon: classical music education.

AFM Documentary

Pursuing the best care for her son, a single mom relocates her three boys to a hotel room two thousand miles from home; a Texas family receives the same devastating diagnosis for their active 5-yea

No Ordinary Campaign

At 37, Brian Wallach was diagnosed with ALS—on the same day he and his wife Sandra brought their second daughter home from the hospital. In an instant, everything changed.


The incredible history of The Palomino Club of North Hollywood (1949-1995) has never been told. What began as a watering hole with a hitching post out front serving the “Singing Cowboys of Hollywood” coming from movie sets became the most important venue for Country Music on the West Coast.

Teaching About Religion

Students from different faiths come together in a World Religions class at a public high school in the Midwest.


In 1907, Sam’s great grandfather, a Jewish immigrant named Nathan Radutzky, started Joyva, a Jewish candy company that became ubiquitous in Jewish Americana and touched the lives of millions.

Keeping The Faith With Morrie

Morrie Turner, the pioneering African American cartoonist whose newspaper comic strip and television show reached millions of Americans with a powerful message of tolerance from the Civil Rights er

Let the Little Light Shine

A high-achieving elementary school just south of downtown Chicago is a lifeline for Black children – until gentrification threatens its closure.

Goodbye Horses: The Many Lives of Q Lazzarus

In 1986 Diane Luckey, a 25 year-old African-American woman who went by the name Q Lazzarus or simply Q, was living in NYC making music and driving a yellow taxi.

Fifty Violins

For 20 years, Kettering Elementary—a public school in Long Beach, California—has taught every second grader the violin as a part of its core curriculum.

Ghost Lights: Reclaiming Theater in the Age of AIDS

What happens when you go in search of your legacy only to find it was stolen by an insidious plague?

Janz in the Moment

At the age of 80 artist Robert Janz is at the height of his abilities.