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A KICKSTARTER campaign is underway for Diamond Diplomacy, an hour-long HD documentary that explores the relationship between the United States and Japan through a shared love of baseball.
Not Overcoming. Becoming A Feature-Length Documentary by James LeBrecht & Nicole Newnham In the late 1960s and early 1970s, just down the road from Woodstock, a parallel revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers. Through reminiscence, rare archival video, and poetic hybrid footage captured through collaboration with disabled actors, Crip Camp explores […]
A Documentary by Kimberlee Bassford PACIFIC WALKING WARRIORS is a feature documentary that follows the story of two Samoan Americans as they walk across America to raise awareness of obesity and diabetes, particularly among the Pacific Islander American communities they meet along the way. The walking warriors–prize-winning novelist Sia Figiel and artist Mario LeMafa–have both been […]
Six married, male, long term couples provide a window into the joys and challenges of their relationships.
A Documentary by Ken Whinier This 30-minute documentary geared for educational distribution focuses on the life of David Schaecter. Born in a small town in Slovakia, his harrowing tale of surviving the Holocaust takes viewers on a poignant journey. After surviving Auschwitz, David emigrates to the United States, rebuilds his life and gives back to the […]
A Documentary by Michele Meek Official website: www.kolle37.com At the Abenteurlicher Bauspielplatz Kolle 37, an adventure playground located in Berlin, Germany, children build and climb three-story wooden structures, make fire, and use hammers, saws and axes. Founded in 1990, Kolle 37 invites young people ages six through sixteen, without their parents, to embrace risky play […]
A Documentary by Shep Abbott Gloucester, Massachusetts is America’s oldest fishing port with a renowned history as documented in Abbott’s earlier film “More Precious Than Gold” about Gloucester’s first 200 years. Today, approaching the City’s 400th anniversary, rapid changes are occurring. With the building of a new, modern hotel in the midst of a traditional Sicilian […]
A Documentary by Brian Lilla Vineyards are making a new splash in Bordeaux, France and Napa Valley, California. These renowned wine regions are now producing high cancer rates in the children who live there. In France’s premier sweet wine region of Sauternes, leukemia rates in children are a whopping 500 percent higher than normal. A […]
THE G WORD | 1st Promo from Marc Smolowitz on Vimeo. Directed and produced by award winning filmmaker Marc Smolowitz, The G Word explores what giftedness looks like through a mosaic of personal, intimate stories of children, adults, and elders. The film’s narrative arc is an examination of the gifted through all stages of life, […]