When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swingset in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother’s search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present.
A rag-tag group of undocumented youth – Dreamers – deliberately get detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy, for-profit detention center.
When the last bastions of one of America’s greatest underground subcultures face closure, two unassuming leaders battle in a racially charged environment to save a community and culture from disappearance.
With unprecedented access, The Feeling of Being Watched weaves the personal and the political as it follows the filmmaker’s examination of why her community fell under blanket government surveillance.
When a Filipina transwoman is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case—an activist attorney, a transgender journalist and Jennifer’s mother from the country— galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of US imperialism.
Four Latina lesbians fight against mythology, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor in their struggle for exoneration, after they are wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls during the ’Satanic panic’ witchhunt era of the 80’s and 90’s.
Tags:Prescription Thugs/ Rx Thugs
In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. After witnessing friends and relatives face tragedy as they become addicted to prescription drugs, Bell sets out to explore the goals of pharmaceutical companies and doctors in this ever-growing market and asks how are they any different to back-alley drug-pushers?
Tags:The Mind of Mark DeFriest
When a legendary escape artist comes up for parole after more than 30 years behind bars, a chance for freedom must be weighed against his infamous past.
Three National Security whistleblowers fight to reveal the darkest corners of America’s war on terror, challenging a government that is increasingly determined to maintain secrecy.
Deep in the Oregon woods, the heat of a reenacted Vietnam battle sheds light on America’s complicated relationship with war and its veterans.
In a small room in Austin, Texas, a group of fifteen people single-handedly decide what is taught to the next generation of American children.
A veteran New York police officer embarks on a harrowing search to find her son, when he disappears under suspicious circumstances in Austria.
A 21st century tale of identity and genetic inheritance, Donor:Unknown tells the story of a sperm donor and the children who want to meet him.
Tags:Code of the West
At a time when the country is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state raises to the forefront of national attention.
Forty years after an American soldier disappears in Vietnam, a journey begins into the heart of darkness.
The surreal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over what would be America’s largest clean energy project.
Tags:Africa/ human rights/ War Don Don
In the heart of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, United Nations soldiers guard a heavily fortified building known as the “special court.”
Tags:Academy Award/ HBO Documentary Films/ Saving Face
Every year in Pakistan, there are at least 100 people attacked with acid — the majority are women. Many more go unreported. SAVING FACE is the story of two survivors of such attacks — their battle for justice and their journey of healing.
Tags:human rights/ North Korea/ Seoul Train
SEOUL TRAIN is the gripping documentary exposé into the life-and-death struggle faced by North Korean refugees as they flee their homeland through China. SEOUL TRAIN combines vérité and hidden camera footage with personal stories and interviews to reveal the harrowing journey attempted by some 250,000 North Koreans, whose refugee status is not recognized by China.