Kanopy_Documentary_Films



Conspiracy An Investigation of Sydney’s 1978 Hotel Bombing

Film Art Media


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Australia was rocked in 1978 by the explosion of a massive bomb placed in a rubbish bin outside the Sydney Hilton Hotel. A dramatic reinvestigation of this unsolved crime. On the 13th of February 1978 at 12:40 am, a massive bomb which had been placed in the rubbish bin outside the Sydney Hilton Hotel exploded, devastating a whole city block. Three people were killed and seven seriously injured. The noise of the explosion could be heard as far way as Bondi Beach.

At the time, the Australian Prime Minister and eleven visiting heads of state were resident in the Hilton Hotel. Right from the beginning the police said it was a terrorist conspiracy. They claimed the Ananda Marga religious sect was responsible. But for ten years, no person or group claimed responsibility, and the police by their own admission could find no evidence -- not even enough to question anybody. At the same time, former police constable Terry Griffiths, a victim of the bomb blast, campaigned for a full and open inquiry. While recovering from his horrific injuries Griffiths received information which alleged it was the security forces themselves who were responsible for the blast, part of a sinister official conspiracy.

Through a series of stylised re-enactments and studio interviews Conspiracy tells the gripping and dramatic story of the Sydney Hilton Hotel bombing. A huge security operation had been mounted for what was the first Commonwealth Heads of Government Regional Meeting and yet the bombers somehow slipped through the cordon. Was the bomb itself made in a commonwealth government laboratory? Was a bomb disposal unit waiting nearby as part of a pre-arranged plan? Why were the Army bomb sniffer dogs called off just a few days before? Was there a police observation vehicle watching the hotel and did someone from that vehicle make the bomb warning call? Why were almost all of the bomb fragments simply swept up and thrown away? And why was a rubbish bin in a high security area left unchecked and unguarded? It is many years since these questions were first raised. Now they are being asked in Federal parliament.

Running Time

59 mins

Year

1994

Kanopy ID

1430430

Filmmakers

Daryl Dellora

Languages

English

Subjects

Documentaries > Politics & Current Affairs

Global Studies & Languages > Australian Studies

Social Sciences > Law & Criminal Justice

Social Sciences > Political Science

Documentaries




The Great White Hoax

Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America

Media Education Foundation

 

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Acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise explores how Donald Trump expertly tapped into long-simmering racial tensions and rode an accelerating wave of white anxiety and grievance straight to the White House.

Rejecting the notion that Trump's racial appeals to white voters during the 2016 campaign somehow represented a break with business as usual, Wise shows how the politics of racial scapegoating have been operative in conservative and establishment Republican circles for decades. He also rejects the notion that the rise of Trump can be explained by the Democratic Party's failure to speak to the economic anxieties of white working-class voters, showing how it was cultural anxiety, more than anything else, that motivated Trump's white supporters.

THE GREAT WHITE HOAX offers a fascinating look at how conservative political leaders and strategists have been tapping into anxieties about cultural change to win the support of white Americans, especially white men, for decades. And it makes a powerful case for why Trumpism, and the politics of racial scapegoating, are destined to fail in the end.



 

 

CIA vs KGB- Battleground Berlin


Java Films

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For 50 years, Berlin was the symbol of the Cold War. The city at the heart of the intelligence war between the US and the Soviet bloc. Thousands of KGB or CIA agents observed each other, cogs in the biggest information war in history.

But the war between the secret services was one dimension of a much larger conflict. A confrontation that almost boiled over just under the surface of the cold war. Economic pressures, secret diplomacy and espionage were the hallmarks of this hidden war that never turn into armed conflict. An underground war between two institutions, without the knowledge of official diplomacy.

We hear from former CIA and KGB agents and discover the hidden face of the cold war.

Running Time

53 mins

Year

2015

Kanopy ID

1246623

Filmmakers

David Muntaner

Languages

English

Subjects

Documentaries > Politics & Current Affairs

Social Sciences > History - Modern

Social Sciences > Law & Criminal Justice

Documentaries > Historical Perspectives

Social Sciences > Political Science

Documentaries

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Timeline - World History Documentaries

Published on Oct 14, 2018

For 50 years, Berlin was the symbol of the Cold War. The city at the heart of the intelligence war between the US and the Soviet bloc. Thousands of KGB or CIA, agents observed each other, cogs in the biggest information war in history. But the war between the secret services was one dimension of a much larger conflict. A confrontation that almost boiled over just under the surface of the cold war. Economic pressures, secret diplomacy and espionage were the hallmarks of this hidden war that never turn into armed conflict. An underground war between two institutions, without the knowledge of official diplomacy. We hear from former CIA and KGB agents and discover the hidden face of the cold war. Content licensed from Java films. Any queries, please contact us at: realstories@littledotstudios.com

 

 


  Occupation- Native

 Biting Back at Australian History

  Ronin Films
    
   
  

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The Aboriginal story has been buried deep beneath the 247-year-old accepted Australian narrative. In OCCUPATION: NATIVE, Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas, bites back at Australian history.

Captain James Cook, a hero to most Australians but a thief to Aboriginal people, stole the continent with a British flag. Of course, the Aboriginal people had no idea what Cook was up to. They continued on with their lives, blissfully unaware that their 80,000 year kinship with their lands was about to be tested beyond their worst nightmares.

Aboriginal people fought back against white domination, but numbers and guns were against them. In a long, ugly war, brave men, women and children died in defense of their country, yet the European narrative buried their heroic stand and failed to mention their names and deeds.

But the voices of Black Australia would not be quieted. Their spirit and resilience became a contemporary political issue, and the concept of reconciliation became an ideological mantra. Achieving that goal became a political football for decades, and is still getting a good kick around the park today.

Running Time

53 mins

Year

2017

Kanopy ID

5468803

Filmmakers

Trisha Morton-Thomas

Features

Ian MeadowsJeremy AmbrumJustin SmithSteven OliverTrisha Morton-Thomas

Languages

English

Subjects

Documentaries > Ethnicity & Identity

Documentaries > Politics & Current Affairs

Global Studies & Languages > Australian Studies

Social Sciences > History - Modern

Global Studies & Languages > Indigenous Studies

Documentaries > Historical Perspectives

Social Sciences > Political Science

Social Sciences > Race & Class Studies

Documentaries

 



The Highest Court Behind the Scenes at the High Court of Australia

Film Art Media

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Most Australians know about the Mabo and Wik decisions, but few know much about the decision makers -- The High Court of Australia.

Having gained historic access, THE HIGHEST COURT shows first hand the characters and drama of the High Court of Australia, the pinnacle of legal and constitutional processes in Australia.

The role of the Court is explored as the film follows the handing down of two historic constitutional judgements, Kruger and Ha, and the appointment of two new Justices -- Hayne and Callinan. For the first time cases have been filmed as they actually happen in the Court culminating with the recent Hindmarsh Island Bridge challenge.

Running Time

57 mins

Year

1998

Kanopy ID

4670079

Filmmakers

Daryl Dellora

Languages

English

Subjects

Global Studies & Languages > Australian Studies

Social Sciences > History - Modern

Social Sciences > Law & Criminal Justice

Social Sciences > Political Science

Documentaries



Michael Kirby: Don't Forget the Justice Bit

Film Art Media

 

 

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Michael Kirby was recently listed by the Bulletin magazine as one of the top ten creative minds, then again in the top 100 of the most influential Australians of all time and more recently Who Weekly put him as one of the top 25 of the most beautiful people - certainly a unique honour for a High Court Judge. But Michael Kirby is a unique man. In 36 years as a judge he repeatedly did the one thing that judges are not supposed to do - he spoke publicly on an enormous range of social, political, scientific, economic, religious and humanitarian issues.

He has spoken out again and again, to say he is prolific is a gross understatement. His web-site lists 2338 speeches, all written on top of a full-time job as a judge. Many in the legal profession and the wider community think he speaks too much. Some believe he was unable to keep his personal views out of the courtroom - that he dragged his own personal agendas onto the bench and that he was an "activist judge" trying to change the law rather than simply declaring it. But at different times Kirby's independent position has alienated radicals, progressives and conservatives alike.

Michael Kirby is a complicated man and difficult to characterize in simple terms. He has been described as a monarchist; too radical, too conservative; a parliamentary supremist, a populist; a nationalist, an internationalist; religious, a secularist; and a humanist. And although apparently contradictory he is all at once all these things. Michael Kirby reveals himself in this film through a long-form interview in a way he has never done before. Another contradiction for a man who has been so media friendly throughout his professional life is that, in many ways, he has been intensely private and guarded about his personal life. It was only nine years ago that, at the age of 61, he publicly revealed for the first time that he had been in a homosexual relationship since 1969 with partner Johan van Vloten. Even Kirby's closest colleagues and friends were shocked. Justice Michael McHugh who had known Kirby since the early 1970s and who sat with him on the High Court said "he had no idea there was a long term relationship". This film represents the first time Johan van Vloten has spoken publicly about their life together.

This film shows the public face of Michael Kirby on the High Court, the private face at home with his father Donald, his late mother Jean, his partner Johan and his siblings. It also reveals the spiritual side and his lasting connection to Anglicanism.

Running Time

55 mins

Year

2010

Kanopy ID

1083565

Languages

English

Subjects

Documentaries > Politics & Current Affairs

Global Studies & Languages > Australian Studies

Social Sciences > Law & Criminal Justice

Social Sciences > Political Science

Documentaries

 





  Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins

 New Day Films

 

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Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins.

Through his extraordinary life and daring actions we learn about Fr. Roy Bourgeois and his struggle to find and reveal the truth about the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA), and growing efforts by grassroots activists and Congress to shut it down. PBS "Global Voices" series began re-runs of this documentary in 2009.

In the documentary Fr. Roy -- a Vietnam War hero -- meets three men, each from a different Latin American country, who link SOA to secret torture training. Two were taught torture techniques at SOA. The third, a victim of that training, found an SOA teaching manual on torture.The producer was warned that he will be killed if he reveals the name of one of the trainees or where he was interviewed.

In 1996 the White House Intelligence Oversight Board confirmed the explosive charges revealed in this documentary and the Secretary of Defense at the time declared torture training would never happen again.

Guantanamo and Iraq reflect the different and troubling policies of the Bush era. Under its new name, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, SOA continues. So does the growing campaign by tens of thousands of college students and others to shut SOA.

Running Time

57 mins

Year

1997

Kanopy ID

1144964

Filmmakers

Bob Richter

Languages

English

Subjects

Documentaries > Politics & Current Affairs

Social Sciences > Human Rights

Global Studies & Languages > Latin American Studies

Social Sciences > Political Science

Documentaries



 Mr Neal is Entitled to be an Agitato- A documentary film about the late High Court Judge Mr Justice Lionel Murphy

Film Art Media

 

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A documentary film about the late High Court Judge Mr Justice Lionel Murphy, concentrating in particular on the events and allegations of the last four years of his life -- allegations of his supposed misbehaviour.

Murphy was at the centre of an historic battle to retain his position on the High Court. This film uses the dramatic story of Lionel Murphy as a vehicle to consider more fundamental issues about the law, including the problem of police and security surveillance of the individual in Australian society and in particular of prominent political and legal figures. We investigate Murphy's role in introducing many radical legal and political reforms, such as the Family Law Act, The Trade Practices Act and a proposed Bill of Rights.

The role of the media in 'the Murphy affair' is also focussed upon, especially its use of surveillance material from police and security sources, and its depiction of Murphy throughout his career. The structure is that of the classic dramatic tragedy.

Part one provides an introduction to the character betraying elements that could lead to his downfall. Part two provides the detail of his life and sets the stage, revealing the other characters in his life and their interaction with him. And part three provides a climax to the tragedy that affected not only Lionel Murphy but Australian society as a whole.

Directed by Daryl Dellora and produced by Sue Maslin.

Running Time

60 mins

Year

1990

Kanopy ID

1091629

Languages

English

Subjects

Documentaries > Politics & Current Affairs

Global Studies & Languages > Australian Studies

Social Sciences > Law & Criminal Justice

Social Sciences > Political Science



A Voice to be Heard-

Indigenous Australians Elect Members to the National Aboriginal Consultative Committee


National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

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In 1973, for the first time, Aboriginal people from across Australia directly elected members to the National Aboriginal Consultative Committee (NACC), a body set up to represent their interests to the Federal government, via the newly created Department of Aboriginal Affairs.  #

A VOICE TO BE HEARD tells the story of the election up to the declaration of the poll and the first meeting of the NACC. One hundred and ninety-one candidates campaigned for 41 elected places on the NACC. People such as Harry Hall (the 'Freedom Rides', Walgett) Florence Kennedy (Torres Strait Islands), Jim Stanley (Adelaide) and Milton Liddle (Alice Springs) expressed their hopes and plans for the future of their communities - both urban and regional. Not all those speaking saw the institution of the NACC as admirable; none saw it as an end in itself.

Narrated by Kath Walker (Oodgeroo Noonuccal), poet, artist and campaigner for Aboriginal rights, the film also features footage of John Moriarty, Charles Perkins and the former Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam who spoke at the NAIDOC election ball.

Running Time

49 mins

Year

1974

Kanopy ID

1577912

Filmmakers

Anthony BuckleyGreg Reading

Features

Kath Walker

Languages

English

Subjects

Documentaries > Ethnicity & Identity

Documentaries > Politics & Current Affairs

Global Studies & Languages > Australian Studies

Social Sciences > History - Modern

Global Studies & Languages > Indigenous Studies

Documentaries > Historical Perspectives

Social Sciences > Political Science

Documentaries

 



With My Heart in Yambo - A Personal Look at Ecuador's Recent History

Pragda

 

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In 1988, when director Maria Fernanda Restrepo was only 10 years old, her life changed in the cruelest of ways: her two brothers--then 14 and 17--vanished without a trace. Only later did the family learn that the boys had been illegally detained, tortured, and murdered by the Ecuadorean police.

Now, decades later, with her brothers' remains still missing, Restrepo embarks on the painful journey of recounting her family's story. In the process, she comes face to face with the suspects, and documents yet one more search in Lake Yambo, where the boys' bodies were dumped. This film portrays one of the darkest political episodes in Ecuador and provides an insider's look to the recent history of this country.

Official Selection at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Winner of the Second Coral Award for Documentary at the Habana International Film Festival. Winner of Best Ibero-American Film at DOCSDF, Mexico.

Running Time

140 mins

Year

2012

Kanopy ID

3498562

Filmmakers

María Fernanda Restrepo

Languages

Spanish

Subjects

Documentaries > Politics & Current Affairs

Social Sciences > History - Modern

Global Studies & Languages > Latin American Studies

Social Sciences > Law & Criminal Justice

Documentaries > Historical Perspectives

Documentaries



After Auschwitz

Profiling Six Extraordinary Holocaust Survivors and Their Lives After the War

Passion River Productions

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"You're free. Go home." Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. But AFTER AUSCHWITZ is not a typical "Holocaust" film. It begins with these words, inviting audiences to experience what happened next.

AFTER AUSCHWITZ is a "Post-Holocaust" documentary that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. These powerful women serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heartbreaking but always inspiring.

Winner of the Best Feature Documentary Award at the Long Beach International Film Festival and at the Nantucket Film Festival.

"A powerful testament to individual humanity emerging from inhuman horrors." - Serena Donadoni, Village Voice

Running Time

82 mins

Year

2017

Kanopy ID

6421885

Filmmakers

Jon Kean

Features

Erika JacobyEva BeckmannLili MajznerLinda ShermanRena DrexlerRenee Firestone

Languages

English

Subjects

Documentaries > Ethnicity & Identity

Documentaries > Women & Society

Social Sciences > History - Modern

Social Sciences > Jewish Studies

Documentaries > Historical Perspectives

Documentaries

 

Passion for Justice A Civil Rights Leader

Vision Video

 

 

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Passion for Justice tells the compelling story of Drs. John and Vera Mae Perkins, integral leaders in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's and an evangelical voice for community development and racial reconciliation.

As a pastor in 1960's Mississippi, John Perkins first focused exclusively on evangelism and Bible literacy, but he soon came to the conviction that Gospel ministry must address both spiritual and physical needs. In 1969 he helped lead an economic boycott of segregated businesses, an action that led to his arrest and torture by local police.

Today Perkins is an internationally known author and teacher, promoting biblical principles of justice and holistic Gospel ministry.

This documentary tells the story of John Perkins, his wife Vera Mae, and their family. Their very personal reflections on life and ministry provide countless points of spiritual insight and challenge.

Running Time

84 mins

Year

2015

Kanopy ID

1235088

Filmmakers

Roger LeBlanc

Features

Dr. John PerkinsDr. Vera Mae PerkinsElizabeth Perkins

Languages

English

Subjects

Documentaries > Ethnicity & Identity

Social Sciences > History - Modern

Social Sciences > Human Rights

Passion and Power

The Technology of Orgasm

Wendy Slick & Emiko Omori

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This is the story of one simple invention, the vibrator, and its relationship to one complex human behavior, the female orgasm. The history of the vibrator and its medical use had virtually vanished until historian, Rachel Maines, researching needlework patterns in early 20th century women's magazines, ran across ads for electric vibrators. Piquing her curiosity, she traced the origins of this early electrified appliance and made an astonishing discovery.

Under the guise of a medical treatment, Victorian doctors had used vibrators to relieve women of symptoms of hysteria by masturbating them to orgasm. Why did women need this treatment? Female sexual satisfaction was, and continues to be, misunderstood or, worse, ignored. Almost 70% of women do not reach orgasm by penetration alone. Yet, the social, legal and religious definition of "real" sex is just that: penetration of the vagina to male orgasm. Female orgasm isn't even considered. Is it any wonder that a lot of women were unsatisfied? Their dissatisfaction was labeled "hysteria." Symptoms of hysteria were vague - being cranky, reading French novels while wearing tight corsets, etc. It was a disease manufactured by doctors creating a lucrative clientele and a mutually camouflaged procedure that satisfied both.

Running Time

73 mins

Year

2008

Kanopy ID

1116216

Filmmakers

Emiko OmoriWendy Slick

Languages

English

Subjects

Social Sciences > Gender Studies

Documentaries > Women & Society

Social Sciences > History - Modern

Documentaries > Historical Perspectives

Documentaries



Bilderberg: The Movie

 

The Origins and Expansion of a Secretive Global Organization

Feelsales

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A documentary about the origins, development and expansion of one of the most elitist and secret organizations in today's world: The Bilderberg Group.

Once a year, the most powerful people on the planet, meet behind closed doors. The Group is comprised of European Prime Ministers, American presidents, and the wealthiest CEOs of the world, all coming together to discuss the economic and political future of humanity. The working press has never been allowed to attend, nor have statements ever been released on the attendees' conclusions or discussions, which have ramifications on the citizens of the world.

Running Time

63 mins

Year

2017

Kanopy ID

5110128

Filmmakers

Joan Cutrina

Features

Daniel EstulinDenis SmallGerard AaldersHelga ZeppJeffrey SteinbergLyndon LaroucheMario BorghezioMichael BillingtonNigel FaragePilar Urbano

Languages

English

Subjects

Documentaries > Politics & Current Affairs

Global Studies & Languages > European/Baltic Studies

Global Studies & Languages > North American Studies

Social Sciences > Political Science


Waco: The Rules of Engagement 

The Video Project



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Waco: The Rules of Engagement is the first full-length documentary film to present the complete picture of the series of events outside Waco, Texas during 1993 that resulted in the shooting of 4 federal agents and the deaths of 86 men, women, and children of the Branch Davidian religious sect. Waco: The Rules of Engagement is a highly detailed examination of the interaction between David Koresh, his members, and Federal Law Enforcement. It shows how the FBI misled the public and American political leaders in order to focus overwhelming force on a group whose diversity of race, national origin, and apocalyptic religious beliefs made its members easy targets for lethal abuse of civil and human rights. Gripping and deeply thought provoking, the film provides America with something it truly needs - an opportunity to review the historical record of events at Waco. The findings raise doubts about the FBI's version of the story and their larger role in similar instances of law enforcement.

Running Time

90 mins

Year

1997

Kanopy ID

1174222

Filmmakers

Amy Sommer

Features

David Koresh

Languages















Freedom March
Freedom March
Freedom March features the San Francisco civil rights protest march of May 26, 1963,

sponsored by Bay Area black churches and the labor movement in support of the Birmingham, Alabama Campaign against segregation led by Martin Luther King, Jr.

and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The film shows the…




Perch of the Devil
Perch of the Devil
Perch of the Devil is about the hard rock miners of Butte, Montana, and the strike of copper miners in 1959.

The film reviews the history of the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Local Union No. 1 and the many violent struggles that have happened in the mining camps of…





No Greater Cause and Faces of Vietnam Protest
No Greater Cause and Faces of Vietnam Protest
No Greater Cause chronicles the height of the anti-Vietnam war movement in the Bay Area.

 Footage shows the massive confrontations in Oakland between police and anti-draft protestors in l967; the rally of 100,000 against the war at Kezar Stadium in April, l967.

On October 12, 1968, GI's for Peace organized…





Hot Damn!
Hot Damn!
Hot Damn! contains footage of the 1965 Bay Area peace movement at a time when the Vietnam War was escalating rapidly.

Segments include the Berkeley, California, troop train demonstrations; the Committee for Non Violent Action (CNVA) peace protest at the Oakland Army Base; the October 15-16, 1965 In



American Commune - America's Largest Socialist Experiment
American Commune - America's Largest Socialist Experiment
In 1970, 1,500 hippies and their guru Stephen Gaskin founded a commune in rural Tennessee.

Members forked over their savings, grew their own food, delivered their babies at home and built a self-sufficient society.

Raised in this alternative community by a Jewish mother from Beverly Hills and a Puerto Rican…









Through Their Eyes - The Impact of Agent Orange in Vietnam




Through Their Eyes - The Impact of Agent Orange in Vietnam
A documentary about the current unsettling situation of Agent Orange in Vietnam.

It follows an extended journey in Vietnam of a Chinese-Vietnamese American filmmaker. She visits families affected by the dioxin poisoning from the Agent Orange herbicide, as well as a good number of Vietnamese unaffected citizens (doctors, activists,

scientists,…




One Last Chance - A Nazi War Criminal in Australia
One Last Chance - A Nazi War Criminal in Australia
An important and provocative film suitable for Holocaust Studies, One Last Chance was filmed in Lithuania, Israel and Australia.

 This documentary produced in 2000 explores the Australian government's handling of allegations that a South Australian resident, Antanas Gudelis, was a war criminal and Nazi supporter, wanted for tr



Artists at Work - A Film on the New Deal Art Projects
Artists at Work - A Film on the New Deal Art Projects
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933 during the Great Depression, nearly 10,000 artists were out of work.

Over the next decade, a series of programs known as the New Deal Art Projects was developed. Under the WPA and other programs, thousands of artists were able to earn…




Boatlift - An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience




The Man Who Drove With Mandela
The Man Who Drove With Mandela
How did South Africa come to be the first country in the world to embody LGBT rights in their post-apartheid Constitution?

It was in large part due to the unsung hero Cecil Williams, whose moving life story is told in the feature documentary, The Man Who Drove With Mandela. Featuring…





Seed of Sarah
Seed of Sarah
A video collage of song and remembrance. The story is based on Judith Magyar Isaacson's highly acclaimed memoir recounting her real-life story

as a young Hungarian girl growing up during the tumultuous years of WWII and the Holocaust. The film follows Judith's present day journey back to the places of…



I Live At Ground Zero
I Live At Ground Zero
"I Live at Ground Zero" offers a different take on the 9/11 disaster through the eyes of a child. On September 11, 2001, children living and going to school

around the World Trade Center were eye-witnesses to the destruction and senseless loss of life. Isabella, the subject of our film,…


The Human Face of China
The Human Face of China
"A series of five comprehensive human-interest programs on China and its people.





The Human Face of Hong Kong
The Human Face of Hong Kong
Hong Kong is internationally recognised as a hugely successful financial, manufacturing and trading centre.

It is also known as an exotic internaional stopover where even the most dedicated non-consumer buys at least a camera.

But Hong Kong is still a colony. It has no democracy. It is governed by a…



The Human Face of Indonesia
The Human Face of Indonesia
Indonesia is among Australia's closest neighbours and one of the world's most populous countries. Over 80 percent of its people are Muslim.

 The military plays a significant role in politics in Indonesia and at the time of filming, the government was headed by President Suharto, an army general. This series…




Morning Sun
Morning Sun
Morning Sun attempts, in the space of two hours, to create an inner history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (c.1964-1976).

 It provides a multi-perspective view of a tumultuous period as seen through the eyes - and reflected in the hearts and minds - of members of the hig





Above and Beyond - The Birth of the Israeli Air Force
Above and Beyond - The Birth of the Israeli Air Force
Would you risk everything - your future, your citizenship, even your life - to help a brother in need? In 1948,

just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they…





Writ Writer
Writ Writer
Writ Writer portrays the historic conflict that emerged in the 1960s when Texas prisoners petitioned the courts for relief from inhumane prison conditions.

Focusing on the story of self-taught jailhouse lawyer Fred Arispe Cruz, the film uncovers his legal battle, his collaboration with poverty law attorney Frances Jalet, and his…



Theme: Murder
Theme: Murder
A real life story of murder, secrets and sexuality, set in the art world of the 50's and 60's, Theme: Murder takes the viewer on an immersive journey into the struggles

 and frustrations of living with an unsolved homicide. The filmmaker was nine years old in 1968 when her father,…






Black Panther / San Francisco State On Strike - Fighting for African American Rights in 1960's SF Bay Area
Black Panther / San Francisco State On Strike - Fighting for African American Rights in 1960's SF Bay Area
BLACK PANTHER is the film the Black Panthers used to promote their cause. Shot in 1969, in Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento, this exemplar of 1960s activist filmmaking traces the development of the Black Panther organisation. In an interview from jail, Minister of Defense Huey P. Newton describes the origins…






Venezuela: Revolution From the Inside Out
Venezuela: Revolution From the Inside Out
Venezuela: Revolution from the Inside Out is a voyage into Latin America's most exciting experiment of the new millennium, exploring the history and projects of the Bolivarian Revolution through interviews with a range of its participants, from academics to farm workers and those living in the margins of 





500 YEARS - Life in Resistance
500 YEARS - Life in Resistance
This new documentary tells the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history from the genocide trial of former dictator General Rios Montt to the popular movement that toppled sitting President Otto Perez Molina. Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, power and corruption, 500 YEARS…






Mark Twain Finds His Voice: 88 Days in the Mother Lode
Mark Twain Finds His Voice: 88 Days in the Mother Lode
In the winter of 1864/65, a young Samuel Clemens spent 88 days in the Sierra Nevada Mother Lode country of California hiding out from the San Francisco police.

He lived in a small log cabin with several gold miners, and while it was too rainy to do any real mining,…





Voices Across the Divide - Identity & History of Palestinians & Jews
Voices Across the Divide - Identity & History of Palestinians & Jews
The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is one of the most prominent, hot button debates in the US today.
There is often little space for compassionate listening or deepening awareness.
Access to information about the conflict is shaped by powerful forces and organizations. We believe a better future is possible based on mutual…




Where's the Fair - What Happened to the World's Fair?
Where's the Fair - What Happened to the World's Fair?
The simple question, 'What happened to the World's Fair?'
 launches a journey that uncovers the sorted past, present, and future of the United State's role in the largest global event in 




The Legacy of Jedwabne - The Destruction of a Jewish Community
The Legacy of Jedwabne - The Destruction of a Jewish Community
Inspired by Jan Gross' book titled Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne,
this film tells a shocking and brutal story that has been kept a secret in Poland for over 60 years.
 It tells the story of a pogrom in 1941 in Jedwabne, Poland and explores the…




Saved by Deportation - An Unknown Odyssey of Polish Jews
Saved by Deportation - An Unknown Odyssey of Polish Jews
Prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, 3 million three hundred thousand Jews lived in Poland By 1945 only 300,000 survived.
Of the survivors, approximately 80% escaped the Holocaust as a result of Stalin's deportation deep into the Soviet Union. This film tells the story of seven deportees,…




Santa Rosa: Odyssey in the Rhythm of Mariachi
Santa Rosa: Odyssey in the Rhythm of Mariachi
In 1943 a group of 1434 Polish refugees from the Soviet Russia, including a few hundred orphans,
arrived in an abandoned ranch of Santa Rosa at the invitation of the Mexican President. Santa Rosa, near Leon,
Mexico became their home for the few years to come. Earlier in 




912 Days of The Warsaw Ghetto
912 Days of The Warsaw Ghetto
The Warsaw Ghetto 1940-1943 is documentary project that features three films. The main film is 912 Days of the Warsaw Ghetto (37 min.), and the two short ones are Children in the Ghetto and Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. These films were created for the Jewish Historical Institute as part of its…




Children of Shame - The Fate of 20th Century Irish Children Born Out of Wedlock
Children of Shame - The Fate of 20th Century Irish Children Born Out of Wedlock
Tuam, a quiet town in the west of Ireland. Tuam, a name that traumatised the whole of Ireland in the spring of 2014,

when an unimaginable story was revealed. A hidden mass grave containing the remains of some 800 children was discovered on the former grounds of a home for…




Rabbit in the Moon
Rabbit in the Moon
Like many innocent Japanese Americans released from WWII forced incarceration camps, the young Omori sisters
did their best to erase the memories and scars of life under confinement.
Fifty years later acclaimed filmmaker Emiko Omori asks her older sister and other detainees to reflect on the personal and political consequences…





Renaissance Italy
Renaissance Italy
The Renaissance was a time of significant accomplishments in architecture, art, music, science and exploration.
 It began in the Italian city-states, with Florence generally described as the cradle of the Renaissance.
Venice was a trading superpower with a large empire. The Catholic Church and Trade Unions were influential on society.…




The Second Day
The Second Day
On September 11, 2001, 4 year-old Brook Peters was attending his second day of kindergarten a few blocks from

 the World Trade Center in New York City when two planes struck the Twin Towers. At age 11, Brook decided to make a film about that fateful day and its aftermath…




Into Eternity
Into Eternity
The world's nuclear power plants have generated an estimated 300,000 tons of high-level radioactive waste that must be safely stored for 100,000 years or more.

Every year, they generate another 12,000 metric tons of high-level waste. Into Eternity is the first feature documentary to explore the mind-boggling scientific and philosophical…




Evanston's Living History - The Fight to Escape Racial Discrimination
Evanston's Living History - The Fight to Escape Racial Discrimination
It is the story of a community's struggle for justice; with roots extending to the town of Abbeville,

South Carolina and the horrific lynching of one of its prominent citizens, Anthony Crawford. It is the story of Crawford's granddaughter,

great-granddaughter, and great, great-granddaughter working alongside the families of Emmett Till,…




A Thousand Midnights - The Great Migration
A Thousand Midnights - The Great Migration
2015 marks the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration in which six million African Americans relocated from the rural South to

the cities of the North, Midwest and West from 1915 to 1970. In many ways, the epic internal migration created what we now consider the modern American…




American Commune - America's Largest Socialist Experiment
American Commune - America's Largest Socialist Experiment
In 1970, 1,500 hippies and their guru Stephen Gaskin founded a commune in rural Tennessee.

Members forked over their savings, grew their own food, delivered their babies at home and built a self-sufficient society.

Raised in this alternative community by a Jewish mother from Beverly Hills and a Pu




Passion for Justice - A Civil Rights Leader
Passion for Justice - A Civil Rights Leader
Passion for Justice tells the compelling story of Drs. John and Vera Mae Perkins, integral leaders in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's

and an evangelical voice for community development and racial reconciliation. As a pastor in 1960's Mississippi, John Perkins first focused exclusively on evangelism and Bible literacy,…




An American Mosque
An American Mosque
An American Mosque is a film about Islam in America, religious intolerance, and the interfaith response to an historic hate-crime.

 When the Islamic Center of Yuba City, California, was burned to the ground in 1994, it was the first arson to destroy a mosque in US history. At the time,…




The Triunfante - The Discovery and Restoration of an 18th Century Warship
The Triunfante - The Discovery and Restoration of an 18th Century Warship
What's the process of retrieving a sunken ship and preparing it for display in a museum? How do archaeologists work underwater?

One of the biggest wrecks ever discovered in Spain was the 'Triunfante', sunk during a French siege in 1795. We follow the process from its discovery to its display…




Monroe Hill - Remembering James Monroe
Monroe Hill - Remembering James Monroe
"Monroe Hill" unearths the history of the site that contains the last remaining structures of the late 18th century southern plantation.

These surviving structures are silent witnesses to Monroe's struggle as a farmer and a politician from the late 1780's until the laying of the cornerstone at the University of…




The Babushkas of Chernobyl
The Babushkas of Chernobyl
The Babushkas of Chernobyl journeys into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone several decades after the world's worst nuclear disaster in April 1986.

The tightly regulated 1000 square mile Dead Zone remains one of the most radioactively contaminated places on Earth, complete with military border guards. Surprisingly, a defiant, spirited group of…




Zainichi: The Story of Koreans in Postwar Japan
Zainichi: The Story of Koreans in Postwar Japan
Portraying the fifty-year history of zainichi (long-term residents in Japan) Koreans after the liberation of Korea,

 traces of zainichi evoked in this film question the concepts of 'post-war democracy' and 'pacifism' in Japan. With copious stock footage and testimony, the first half of the film, "History," chronologically traces the various…



Sermons and Sacred Pictures - Reverend L.O. Taylor, Baptist Minister
Sermons and Sacred Pictures - Reverend L.O. Taylor, Baptist Minister
SERMONS AND SACRED PICTURES profiles Reverend L.O. Taylor, a Memphis-based Baptist minister who in the 1930s and 40s

 built a fiery reputation by lacing his sermons with parables, fables and dramatic visual descriptions.

Taylor was also an inspired photographer and filmmaker with a keen interest in preserving a 




There Has to be Another Way - The Hidden Victims of Immigration Law and Finding a New Future in Coal Country
There Has to be Another Way - The Hidden Victims of Immigration Law and Finding a New Future in Coal Country
In part one, Diane Guerrero travels to Houston, Texas to investigate the effect of the state's anti-sanctuary Senate Bill 4 and
 discovers some of the most vulnerable victims of this anti-immigrant era -- the victims of sex trafficking and domestic violence.
In part two, Nick Offerman travels to the coal…



Breaking Point - The War for Democracy in Ukraine
Breaking Point - The War for Democracy in Ukraine
This documentary looks at people transformed by a democratic revolution,
who give up their normal lives to fight a Russian invasion, in a war which has killed 10,000 and displaced 1.9 million Ukrainians.
Nominated for a Social Justice Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. "An impeccably made story-of-a-siege…


A Good American - Behind a Government Surveillance Program
A Good American - Behind a Government Surveillance Program
A gripping docu-thriller about a groundbreaking surveillance program, the brilliant mastermind behind it and
 how a perfect alternative to mass surveillance was killed by NSA-management for money - three weeks prior to 9/11.
Bill Binney was a brilliant cryptologist, long-time National Security Agency analyst, and Technical Directo


Mr. Cao Goes to Washington
Mr. Cao Goes to Washington
What happens when the naivete of a political rookie clashes with the realities of racial politics of the American South and ultra-partisan struggles in Washington DC?
Mr. Cao Goes To Washington follows the unexpected journey of Rep. Joseph Cao-the first Vietnamese American elected to the US Congress, the only non-white…



Immigrant Nation! - The Battle for the Dream
Immigrant Nation! - The Battle for the Dream
Immigrant Nation! is a feature documentary about the modern immigrant rights movement in 2006 and '07.
In particular, it is the story of the struggle of Elvira Arellano, a single mother from Chicago, who fought her deportation.
The film also interweaves the stories of individuals, organizations, activists and community leaders…



abUSed: The Postville Raid
abUSed: The Postville Raid
The perversion of the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, and due process, and the human face of immigration are revealed through the gripping personal stories of the individuals,
the families and the town that survived the most brutal, most expensive and largest immigration raid in the history of the…



Special Circumstances
Special Circumstances
At 16, Hector Salgado was arrested and tortured by Pinochet's forces.
By 20, Hector was without a country, living in exile in the US, the very place whose devastating foreign policies in Chile caused the death and torture of 1,000s of Chileans.
The documentary follows Hector as he returns to…




Money & Life: Redefining Our Relationship with Money
Money & Life: Redefining Our Relationship with Money
Money and Life is a compelling cinematic journey that examines the origins of money, how the role of money has changed over time,
how it shapes our lives and world today, and the emerging movement to create new economic models that redefine our relationships with money. The film presents a…


Forsaken Cries: The Story of Rwanda
Forsaken Cries: The Story of Rwanda
In 1994, close to one million people were killed in a planned and systematic genocide in the African country of Rwanda,
 the largest systematic murder of a single race since the Holocaust. How did this carnage occur when the world declared after WWII that it would never tolerate such mass…


God's Messengers - Radical Groups and the Fate of the Middle East
God's Messengers - Radical Groups and the Fate of the Middle East
An in-depth- intimate look at a group of idealistic radicals who live on the breaking point of an ancient conflict.
Despite being small in numbers, these groups seem to be holding the fate of the Middle East in their hands.
 In response to the death of his brother Gilaad in…


In The Name of the Temple - Jewish Nationalistic Fundamentalism in Israel
In The Name of the Temple - Jewish Nationalistic Fundamentalism in Israel
June 1967: faced with the threat from the Arab states, Israel went to war, occupied the Sinai peninsula, the Golan Heights,
the West Bank, and most significantly, East Jerusalem. For the first time in 2,000 years, Jewish soldiers trod the mount which is home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, a holy…



Minustah Steals Goats - Foreign Intervention in Haiti
Minustah Steals Goats - Foreign Intervention in Haiti
Haitians have had enough of foreign organizations that promise a lot but deliver little --
 including the UN. The peacekeeping force, known by the acronym MINUSTAH, has killed gang leaders in the poorest neighborhoods and
 achieved relative peace, but on the streets they have a reputation for doing nothing. The…




Shades of Gray - The Struggle for LGBT Equality in Kansas
Shades of Gray - The Struggle for LGBT Equality in Kansas
A documentary that focuses on the lives of five ordinary people leading normal lives in Lawrence, Kansas who happen to be gay and lesbian.
When the Lawrence City Council is approached with a proposal to add the words 'sexual orientation' to its discrimination policies, a struggle ensues between the citizens…




The Nuclear Requiem - The Ongoing Threat Posed by Nuclear Weapons
The Nuclear Requiem - The Ongoing Threat Posed by Nuclear Weapons
Recent international developments are increasing concerns about the possibility of a nuclear confrontation.
That concern led the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 2017 to move its famous Doomsday Clock to 2 1/2 minutes before midnight -- the closest to midnight since 1953.
The Nuclear Requiem presents an in-depth reflection…


Zero Weeks - America's Paid Leave Crisis
Zero Weeks - America's Paid Leave Crisis
Most Americans would agree that no matter where you work or live, family comes first. And yet the United States is one of only two countries
 in the world without a federal paid leave law, leaving its citizens to struggle with the most basic expenses when their savings are not…




American Courtesans - Voices from within the Sex Trade
American Courtesans - Voices from within the Sex Trade
An intimate portrayal of modern day escorts in America. In our own words we discuss our lives, the events that led us into our profession, and the reasons we stay.
We welcome you into our world for a brief moment and will be candid and honest about what life is…



Human Harvest - China’s Organ Trafficking
Human Harvest - China’s Organ Trafficking
How did a country that until 2010 had no organ donation system, become one of the world's organ transplant leaders?
For years, China claimed that the organs came from executed prisoners, but the numbers didn't add up.
Short wait times and a seemingly endless supply of donors, made China a…



Who Took Johnny - Behind the Shocking 30-Year Disappearance of an Iowa Paperboy
Who Took Johnny - Behind the Shocking 30-Year Disappearance of an Iowa Paperboy
An examination into the infamous thirty-year-old cold case behind the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch,
the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. WHO TOOK JOHNNY focuses on the heartbreaking story of Johnny's mother, Noreen Gosch, and her relentless quest to find the truth about what happened…



Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation Series
Supreme Court Decisions That Changed The Nation Series
This series analyzes the controversial cases that shaped America's laws and history thus far.





Black Panther / San Francisco State On Strike - Fighting for African American Rights in 1960's SF Bay Area
Black Panther / San Francisco State On Strike - Fighting for African American Rights in 1960's SF Bay Area
BLACK PANTHER is the film the Black Panthers used to promote their cause. Shot in 1969, in Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento,
 this exemplar of 1960s activist filmmaking traces the development of the Black Panther organisation. In an interview from jail, Minister of Defense Huey P. Newton 




Venezuela: Revolution From the Inside Out
Venezuela: Revolution From the Inside Out
Venezuela: Revolution from the Inside Out is a voyage into Latin America's most exciting experiment of the new millennium,
 exploring the history and projects of the Bolivarian Revolution through interviews with a range of its participants, from academics to farm workers and those living in the margins of 




The Human Face of Hong Kong
The Human Face of Hong Kong
Hong Kong is internationally recognised as a hugely successful financial, manufacturing and trading centre.
It is also known as an exotic international stopover where even the most dedicated non-consumer buys at least a camera.
But Hong Kong is still a colony. It has no democracy. It is governed by a…



The Human Face of Indonesia
The Human Face of Indonesia
Indonesia is among Australia's closest neighbours and one of the world's most populous countries. Over 80 percent of its people are Muslim.

The military plays a significant role in politics in Indonesia and at the time of filming, the government was headed by President Suharto, an army general. This series…



Morning Sun
Morning Sun
Morning Sun attempts, in the space of two hours, to create an inner history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (c.1964-1976).
It provides a multi-perspective view of a tumultuous period as seen through the eyes - and reflected in the hearts and minds - of members of the high-




Above and Beyond - The Birth of the Israeli Air Force
Above and Beyond - The Birth of the Israeli Air Force
Would you risk everything - your future, your citizenship, even your life - to help a brother in need? In 1948,
 just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they…




Writ Writer
Writ Writer
Writ Writer portrays the historic conflict that emerged in the 1960s when Texas prisoners petitioned the courts for relief from inhumane prison conditions.
Focusing on the story of self-taught jailhouse lawyer Fred Arispe Cruz, the film uncovers his legal battle, his collaboration with poverty law attorney Frances Jalet, and his…




Theme: Murder
Theme: Murder
A real life story of murder, secrets and sexuality, set in the art world of the 50's and 60's, Theme: Murder takes the viewer on an immersive journey
 into the struggles and frustrations of living with an unsolved homicide. The filmmaker was nine years old in 1968 when her father,…


Black Panther / San Francisco State On Strike - Fighting for African American Rights in 1960's SF Bay Area
Black Panther / San Francisco State On Strike - Fighting for African American Rights in 1960's SF Bay Area
BLACK PANTHER is the film the Black Panthers used to promote their cause. Shot in 1969, in Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento,
this exemplar of 1960s activist filmmaking traces the development of the Black Panther organisation. In an interview from jail, Minister of Defense Huey P. Newton describes the origins…



Perch of the Devil
Perch of the Devil
Perch of the Devil is about the hard rock miners of Butte, Montana, and the strike of copper miners in 1959.
The film reviews the history of the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Local Union No. 1 and the many violent struggles that have happened in the mining camps of…



No Greater Cause and Faces of Vietnam Protest
No Greater Cause and Faces of Vietnam Protest
No Greater Cause chronicles the height of the anti-Vietnam war movement in the Bay Area.
 Footage shows the massive confrontations in Oakland between police and anti-draft protestors in l967;
 the rally of 100,000 against the war at Kezar Stadium in April, l967. On October 12, 1968, GI's for Peace organized…



Hot Damn!
Hot Damn!
Hot Damn! contains footage of the 1965 Bay Area peace movement at a time when the Vietnam War was escalating rapidly.
Segments include the Berkeley, California, troop train demonstrations; the Committee for Non Violent Action (CNVA) peace protest at the Oakland Army Base; the October 15-16, 1965 International Days of…




Freedom March
Freedom March
Freedom March features the San Francisco civil rights protest march of May 26, 1963, sponsored by Bay Area black churches and
the labor movement in support of the Birmingham, Alabama Campaign against segregation led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The film shows the…



Everyman
Everyman
Everyman is the name of a boat built in Sausalito by Bay Area peace movement activists to sail into Pacific Ocean nuclear test zones to protest nuclear testing.
The film covers the building of the boat and Everyman's first and only voyage on May 27, 1962 when it sailed out…



Beale Street
Beale Street
From the early days of black & white reel-to-reel video...Beale Street is where W.C.Handy wrote the blues, where Boss Crump abused his power, and
where Martin Luther King, Jr. marched days before his death in 1968. Beale Street has been the victim of Urban Renewal, and we went to the…




Our Asian Neighbours - Thailand
Our Asian Neighbours - Thailand
Our Asian Neighbours is a series of films that aims to convey everyday life in Asia and promote greater understanding of often complex societies.
This series is devoted to Thailand and brings to life its people and their culture. Each program captures the lifestyle of a different individual in their…




Our Asian Neighbours - India
Our Asian Neighbours - India
Our Asian Neighbours is a series of films that aims to convey everyday life in Asia and promote greater understanding of often complex societies.
This series is devoted to India and brings to life its people and their culture. Each program captures the lifestyle of a different individual in their…




Our Asian Neighbours: Indonesia
Our Asian Neighbours: Indonesia
Our Asian Neighbours is a series of films that aims to convey everyday life in Asia and promote greater understanding of often complex societies.
This series is devoted to Indonesia and brings to life its people and their culture. Each program captures the lifestyle of a different individual in their…



Spirit of the Dawn
Spirit of the Dawn
"Education is your most powerful weapon. With it, you are the whiteman's equal, without it, you are his victim." Chief Plentycoups,
last Crow Chief Spirit of the Dawn explores the dramatic changes in Indian education from the boarding schools of the past, where children were beaten for speaking their language…




Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies
Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies
Produced by Martin Scorsese and Robert Greenhut and directed by Arne Glimcher, Picasso and Braque go to the Movies is
a cinematic tour through the effects of the technological revolution, specifically the invention of aviation, the creation of cinema and
 their interdependent influence on artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.…




Decision in the Streets
Decision in the Streets
Decision in the Streets shows the tumultuous beginnings of the Bay Area civil rights and peace protest movement from 1960 to 1965. 
Street demonstrations in the Bay Area during the first half of the 1960's grew out of the peace movement and the support for the southern civil rights fight…





Bilderberg: The Movie - The Origins and Expansion of a Secretive Global Organization
Bilderberg: The Movie - The Origins and Expansion of a Secretive Global Organization
A documentary about the origins, development and expansion of one of the most elitist and secret organizations in today's world:
 The Bilderberg Group. Once a year, the most powerful people on the planet, meet behind closed doors.
The Group is comprised of European Prime Ministers, American presidents, and the wealthiest…





Dance of Death - US Soldiers and the Iraqi People
Dance of Death - US Soldiers and the Iraqi People
Episode 5 of Shocking and Awful
Part five of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq.
This program examines the relationship between U.S. soldier-occupiers and the Iraqi people.
What impact has this interaction had on the soldiers, what hopes or resentments has it fueled in the people of Iraq?


Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of Iraq
Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of Iraq
Episode 6 of Shocking and Awful
In the wake of the U.S. invasion, the military stood by and watched the destruction of the museums and archives of Iraq
 the oldest treasures of human civilization. Millennia of history were bombed, looted and destroyed, and
with them much of the memory and culture of Iraq. Part six of…



The World Says NO to War
The World Says NO to War
Episode 8 of Shocking and Awful
Part eight of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq.
This program documents the massive protests of tens of millions of people throughout the world in
opposition to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Sounds and images from 16 countries show passionate and creative reactions…


Resistance at Home - American's Opposing the War in Iraq
Resistance at Home - American's Opposing the War in Iraq
Episode 11 of Shocking and Awful
Part eleven of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq.
This episode focuses on the millions of Americans who have said, NO!
to the invasion and occupation of Iraq and the larger Bush agenda
of clampdowns on free speech, increased spying on citizens and…


Baghdad - Realities of War in Iraq
Baghdad - Realities of War in Iraq
Episode 12 of Shocking and Awful
A raw and uncensored look into the every day realities of war in Iraq; Italian filmmaker Dario Bellini
 has created a film that shows the human face of war. Without dialogue or narration,
Baghdad is a haunting collage of still and moving images providing an inside look into the lives…




Beyond the Border - A Mexican Immigrant Joins his Brothers in Kentucky
Beyond the Border - A Mexican Immigrant Joins his Brothers in Kentucky
Young Marcelo Ayala leaves his home in Mexico to join his brothers in the Kentucky Bluegrass.
Thousands of Latinos seeking better possibilities have been migrating to Midwestern states like Kentucky, with jobs in the tobacco, manufacturing and horseracing industries. But as these Latino communities have swelled, so too has the…



Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus - Using the Free Market to End Poverty, Hunger, and Inequality
Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus - Using the Free Market to End Poverty, Hunger, and Inequality
What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality?
To some, it sounds impossible. But Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that.
Bonsai People celebrates Yunus' extraordinary humanitarian work, which started by lending $27 to 42…



Free for All - One Man's Quest to Save Democracy
Free for All - One Man's Quest to Save Democracy
As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. FREE FOR ALL features filmmaker John Wellington Ennis--a disillusioned American--
in Ohio with a business suit, sense of humor, faded ideals and a camera.
The film explores recent evidence of election fraud happening in the U.S. since 2000, when thousands of black Democratic voters…



Starving the Beast - The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America's Public Universities
Starving the Beast - The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America's Public Universities
As college tuition skyrockets and student debt explodes, a powerful new documentary reveals a nationwide fight
for control of the heart, soul and finances of America's public universities. STARVING THE BEAST
 tells the story of a potent one-two punch roiling public higher education right now: 35 years of systematic defunding…


The List - An American Protecting Iraqi Allies from the U.S. Government
The List - An American Protecting Iraqi Allies from the U.S. Government
This documentary film tells the story of Kirk Johnson, a modern-day Oskar Schindler
who is fighting to save Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. government and military
to help rebuild Iraq.
After leading reconstruction teams in Baghdad and Fallujah for the United States, Kirk…



America Heard: Refuge of Hope - Refugees Talk About What Their Presidential Vote Means to Them
America Heard: Refuge of Hope - Refugees Talk About What Their Presidential Vote Means to Them
Two women at the forefront of a refugee community in Central NY reflect on what their presidential vote means
to those whose only true home is the American town that took them in.



Killing Ed - An Expose of a Charter School Network
Killing Ed - An Expose of a Charter School Network
What is the Gulen Movement? And why are its members operating the largest chain of tax-payer funded
charter schools in the USA? Where is the money going and how is it being used? Produced by an award-winning team of
 filmmakers, Killing Ed exposes the controversial Gulen Movement's investment into K-12…


China's 3 Dreams - The Missing History of China
China's 3 Dreams - The Missing History of China
"In the 1970s, we had three dreams: a watch, a wireless and a bicycle".
What are the dreams of the Chinese people today? Filmed over an 11-year period, Nick Torrens' third essay film
about China in the modern world is an exploration of the missing years - the years of…


Crossing Arizona - The Immigration Crisis in Arizona
Crossing Arizona - The Immigration Crisis in Arizona
A Sundance Film Festival favorite, CROSSING ARIZONA offers an up-close multi-dimensional look at
the hotly debated issues of immigration and border security through the eyes of people directly affected
 by it at America's flashpoint - in Arizona's Sonora Desert on the border with Mexico. This timely documentary reveals the complicated…


Nation on Fire - The Revolution in Ukraine
Nation on Fire - The Revolution in Ukraine
A stunning portrait of the Ukraine, a country gripped by fear, NATION ON FIRE is a rare and exclusive snapshot
of the days after the riots, but before the storm. In early February, 2014,
with the eyes of the world elsewhere, protesters flooded Maidan, the main square in Kiev but…



We Are Wisconsin - A Political Revolution in Wisconsin
We Are Wisconsin - A Political Revolution in Wisconsin
When a Republican Governor's bill threatens to wipe away worker rights and lock out public debate,
six ordinary citizens force their way into the Wisconsin State Capitol, and spend the next twenty-six days
with hundreds of other citizens, building a movement that not only challenges the bill, but the soul…



Killswitch - The Battle to Control the Internet
Killswitch - The Battle to Control the Internet
The Internet is under attack. Free speech, innovation, and democracy are all up for grabs. KILLSWITCH
 is about the battle for control over the Internet. This is the story of two young hactivists, Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden,
who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the Internet. Their lives…



Born in Syria - Child Refugees of Syria's Civil War
Born in Syria - Child Refugees of Syria's Civil War
Since 2011, an estimated 9 million Syrians -- half of them children -- have fled their homes due to the civil war. BORN IN SYRIA follows seven of these young, displaced children for a year witnessing everything through their eyes: their escape from Syria, their travel through the refugee camps…



Life, Deferred (Vida Diferida) - The Uncertainties Haunting Undocumented Youth and Their Families
Life, Deferred (Vida Diferida) - The Uncertainties Haunting Undocumented Youth and Their Families
This documentary film tells the story of Vanessa, a teenager born in Mexico who has lived in the United States with her family since
she was six years old. Once an excelling middle-school student with big dreams of becoming a doctor,
Vanessa begins to be haunted by her undocumented status…


The Great White Hoax - Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America
The Great White Hoax - Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America
Acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise explores how Donald Trump expertly tapped into long-simmering racial tensions and
rode an accelerating wave of white anxiety and grievance straight to the White House. Rejecting the notion that
Trump's racial appeals to white voters during the 2016 campaign somehow represented a break…




In the Name of All Canadians - The Canadian Socio-Political Atmosphere
In the Name of All Canadians - The Canadian Socio-Political Atmosphere
Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms gets six fresh perspectives with IN THE NAME OF ALL CANADIANS,
a compilation of short documentaries commissioned by Hot Docs. From Indigenous rights to the controversial 'notwithstanding clause,'
participating filmmakers take the Charter's key tenets off the page and into the lived experiences of…




Return to Bamako - The Birth of Extremist Movements in Africa
Return to Bamako - The Birth of Extremist Movements in Africa
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb...Daesh...Boko Haram. So many extremist movements, of which Africa has become a breeding ground,
have declared war against Western values and people. Beyond the misunderstandings that often paralyze us, we have to ask ourselves the real question: how did we get here? Filmed 






Infiltrating Al Qaeda
Infiltrating Al Qaeda
This one of a kind documentary follows an Algerian reporter Mohammed Sifaoui over a period of four months as
he infiltrated an Islamic AL-Qaeda network in France. Passing himself as a religious fundamentalist, who believes in the theories of Osama Bin Laden,
 he wins the confidence of the network members,…



Into the Current - Burma's Political Prisoners
Into the Current - Burma's Political Prisoners
Into the Current takes the viewer into the darkest corners of Burma's massive system of repression.
 The ordeal of political prisoners like Ko Bo Kyi illuminates the suppression of democracy activists through imprisonment, torture and isolation,
but more importantly, the resolute commitment they embody for a people long denied their…



PNG: The Rules of the Game
PNG: The Rules of the Game
In Iraq, the battle for democracy means daily horror and bloodshed.
In PNG's recent election, amid fears of violence, murder and mayhem and accusations of rampant corruption on a vast scale ...
a powerful white businessman, a traditional PNG coffee magnate and a woman who owns a chicken market ...…



Hope In A Slingshot
Hope In A Slingshot
This is an eloquent and passionate story that brings a necessary human dimension to a highly politicised crisis.
Australian filmmaker Inka Stafrace courageously journeys through Israeli military incursions in the
West Bank to discover for herself some of the human truths behind this devastating issue that holds the world in…



Gough Whitlam: In His Own Words
Gough Whitlam: In His Own Words
GOUGH WHITLAM: IN HIS OWN WORDS looks at Whitlam's early parliamentary life,
his role in the 1960s and 1970s as Labor's Deputy Leader and Leader, and taking the ALP to power after a record 23 years of Liberal government.
The remarkable achievements of his three short years in government and…



Getting Back to Abnormal
Getting Back to Abnormal
"They say that a mixture of every nation is to be found in New Orleans. But in the midst of this confusion,
what race should dominate and give direction to the rest?" -
Alexis de Toqueville, 1832 What happens when America's most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster?…



Zahira's Peace
Zahira's Peace
This feature documentary tells the courageous story of Zahira, a young woman gravely injured in the Madrid train bombing,
 her family and her friends, who embrace the political changes that took place in Spain following those tragic events.



Wall - Before and After the Wall Between Israel and Palestine
Wall - Before and After the Wall Between Israel and Palestine
A cinematic meditation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which the filmmaker blurs the lines of hatred by asserting her double identity as Jew and Arab.
In an original documentary approach, the film follows the separation fence that is destroying one of the most historically significant landscapes in the world, while…



Born Into Struggle
Born Into Struggle
Filmmaker Rehad Desai takes us on an intimate journey mapped out by the scars etched into his family's life from having a father who was intensely involved in politics.
Barney Desai was a political hero during South Africa's struggle for freedom, yet as a father he was damagingly absent emotionally.…



Living At Risk
Living At Risk
Living at Risk, made in 1984-85 at the height of the Contra war, brings us inside Sandinista Nicaragua five years
after the revolution that overthrew the dictator Anastasio Somoza. It centers on five siblings of the privileged,
well-connected Barrios family, all deeply committed to the revolution and working for it…



Refuge - A Film About Darfur
Refuge - A Film About Darfur
In this alternately enraging and heartbreaking documentary, Canadian student Jonathan Pedneault and filmmaker Alexandre Trudeau travel to Darfur
to try to make sense of reports of genocide in the region. Making their way clandestinely with a group of rebels into the heart of the Sudanese war zone, they chronicle stories…


Lost and Found - The Story of Romania's Forgotten Children
Lost and Found - The Story of Romania's Forgotten Children
The legacy of the governmental policies concerning population growth and the family under the Communist rule in
Romania of Nicolae Ceausescu were devasting. This documentary presents an uncompromising look at the
situation of scores of thousands of children in the state orphanages today.
 Winner of 20 international awards, Lost and…



Water and the Dream of the Engineers
Water and the Dream of the Engineers
From the cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century to the climbing cancer rate of our time; from the colossal scale of
New York City's aqueduct and water tunnels to the water wars of the West;
from the dangers of chemical contamination to the water politics of Polanski's film Chinatown, Water…



The Men Who Lost China
The Men Who Lost China
It is often said that history is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.
 While a tremendous amount of literature has been devoted to the turning points of the Western History,
 little attention has been paid to the US and European policies towards the Chinese Revolution…



Beyond Borders
Beyond Borders
Beyond Borders moves past the headlines and takes an in-depth look at the hot-button issues of legal and illegal immigration.
The film explores the forces driving the immigration controversy from both sides of the debate.
Anti-immigration activists demand we stop this "illegal alien invasion", while some pro-immigration forces speak of…



The Ukranian Powder Keg
The Ukranian Powder Keg
On February 20th 2014, Maidan square exploded. Following this event, President Viktor Ianoukovytch fled the country and left power.
Three weeks later, Crimea voted its unification with the Russian Federation.
The country is now on the verge of a civil war. How did this happen? The Ukranian Powder Keg is…



Listen To Venezuela
Listen To Venezuela
A revolutionary film about a country in revolution. Listen To Venezuela takes the viewer into a contemporary revolution and
 extraordinary experiment in radical democracy and social justice. In Venezuela, ordinary people have rejected the savage neo-liberal capitalism
 that has been imposed the world over.
In the west, democracy has been…