“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 […]
REVOLUTION OF THE PRESENT is now available for viewing online on multiple platforms!
The Center for Independent Documentary has moved!
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?
Check out the latest news from the POE kickstarter campaign!
The 2015 Kopkind/CID filmmakers announced!
Thank you for making our Kickstarter campaign for the feature-length documentary THE GUYS NEXT DOOR a huge success!
We just launched our crowdfunding Indiegogo Campaign to raise the completion money for the documentary JUST ONE DROP! The History. The Mystery. The Promise.
“Susan Sontag was one of the most influential literary, feminist and political icons of her time… Nancy Kates’s documentary, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG, gives a vast look at the life of the cultural critic, from her personal love life to her bold, brilliant writings on art and politics.”
—Erin Whitney, Huffington Post
A powerful feature documentary about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawai?i. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident mahu, or transgender woman, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader.