Directed by Thomas Bena Trophy homes threaten the unique character of Martha’s Vineyard. Ten, fifteen, even twenty-thousand-square-foot houses are going up around the Island. Not only do these mansions stand in stark contrast to traditional cottages, most sit empty for ten months a year, yet are heated year round. When he feels he is complicit […]
A Documentary by Kathleen Quillian & Caz Tanner Through intimate character-driven stories, this innovative documentary uncovers the struggle to eliminate one of mankind’s greatest adversaries when there is no vaccine, failing drugs, and a malaria parasite that is evolving faster than we can keep up. Over the past 50-years, we have made huge strides in controlling […]
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.
This years Kopkind/CID filmmakers are making their way up to Vermont! Looking forward to a great week (July 17-24, 2016) workshopping their docs in progress, discussing the great art of filmmaking and sharing in a week of Kopkinds special blend of “radical relaxation”. We’ll end the week with a FREE screening of James Demo’s new […]
There’s a consciousness revolution happening in America today – an explosion of meditation practice or “mindfulness” that’s being applied to virtually every aspect of living. How did this remarkable circumstance come about? And who is one of the persons most responsible for having introduced ancient Buddhist meditation to our modern Western world? Meditation in Action tells […]
“Sustainable Martha’s Vineyard” is an independent documentary series that highlights islanders working towards creating a sustainable community and environment. The series explores interesting stories that bring Martha’s Vineyard’s ecosystems to life and that help foster a human nature connection
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Washington’s TV Cold War in Latin America across the 1960s is a feature-length documentary about Washington’s secret mobilization of TV to wage mass-cultural counterinsurgency throughout Latin America across the 1960s. Its 90 minutes examine the convergence of two revolutions: television’s conquest of Latin American mass media and Castro’s overthrow of the US empire in Cuba. Our […]
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THE FACTORY is a documentary feature revealing the Cuba we don’t know. Iconic cars,
rum and cigars make way for avant-garde music, hipster intellectuals, and a young
middle class hungry for internet, opportunity, and Cuba’s evolution. Manifesting a
life-long dream, X Alfonso, an Afro-Caribbean hip-hop star and artist, seizes the
moment. He creates The Cuban Art Factory, an independently curated, privately run
nightspot where Havana’s youth flock for DJs and find themselves surrounded by art
bordering on subversive. But not everyone is on board. Online, the $2 entry fee
fuels anger. Isn’t art supposed to be free for the people? Others see X as a
government stooge, showcasing a degree of free expression they say doesn’t exist.
And there are rumblings that Cuba may clamp down. With the imminent arrival of
American tourists, cash and commerce, can X’s vision survive?