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Prior Screenings 

SEASON 7

2019 / 2020

March 5, 2020

Anne De Mare

A tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina – a “posterchild” for voter suppression – intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens.

Feb. 6, 2020

Josh Hayes

The Invisible Class explores what it truly means to be homeless in America, challenging stereotypes and examining the systemic causes of mass homelessness in the wealthiest nation in the world. From coast to coast the film is a day in the life of homelessness across America.

Jan. 2, 2020

David Byars

On-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protesters occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal authorities during a 41-day siege.

Dec. 5, 2019

Yang Sun,
S. Leo Chiang, Shuang Liang

Shaken by the news of his father’s dementia, artist Maleonn creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a wondrous time-travel adventure performed on stage with life-size mechanical puppets. Through the play’s production, he confronts his own mortality.

Nov. 7, 2019

Fred Peabody,
Alfred Peabody

A democracy should protect its citizens, especially the most vulnerable among them, but increasingly the United States is failing to do so.

Satan & Adam

Oct. 3, 2019

Scott Balcerek

Sterling Magee experienced the music industry’s exploitation of black musicians firsthand. So he walked away to play on the Harlem streets for “his people.” Reborn as Mr. Satan, he spread his gospel and became a NY City legend. When a white, Jewish musician named Adam Gussow asked to play with him, their lives took a powerful turn.

Free Trip to Egypt

Sept. 5, 2019

Ingrid Serban

Free Trip to Egypt is a journey into the unknown, a film about the transformational power of human connection, and a remarkable experiment in kindness and empathy.

Season 6

2018 / 2019

Tony: A Film about Homelessness

June 6, 2019

Dennis Stein

A film about homelessness in San Diego.

Generation Zapped

May 2, 2019

Sabine El Gemayel

Generation Zapped investigates the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to Radio Frequencies (RF) from wireless technology.

Crazywise

April 4, 2019

Phil Borges,
Kevin Tomlinson

The documentary Crazywise explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience.

The Devil We Know

March 7, 2019

Stephanie Soechtig, Jeremy Seifert

When a handful of West Virginia residents discover DuPont has been pumping its poisonous Teflon chemical into the air and public water supply of more than 70,000 people, they file one of the largest class action lawsuits in the history of environmental law.

Making a Killing

Feb. 6, 2019

Robert Greenwald

The stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans.

Disturbing the Peace

Jan. 2, 2019

Andrew Young

Disturbing the peace is about people born into conflict, sworn to be enemies, who challenged their fate. The film follows everyday people who took extraordinary actions by standing for what they believe in.

The Hand that Feeds

Dec. 6, 2018

Robin Blotnick, Rachel Lears

Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain.

The Brainwashing of My Dad

Nov. 1, 2018

Jen Senko

The film examines the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her father, whose immersion in its daily propaganda had radicalized him.

The Human Element

Oct. 4, 2018

Matthew Testa

Environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change.

Dark Money

Sept. 20, 2018

Kimberly Reed

Examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.

Season 5

2017 / 2018

Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness

June 6, 2018

Sam Mirpoorian,
Don Sawyer

This is an exploration of homelessness in the United States, through the eyes of Maurice and his community, who live in a tent city beneath a bridge.

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and The Spirit of I.F. Stone

May 24, 2018

Fred Peabody

Giant media conglomerates are increasingly reluctant to investigate or criticize government policies, particularly on defense, security and intelligence issues. With government deception rampant, independent voices are crucially important.

After Spring

April 26, 2018

Ellen Martinez, Steph Ching

Two filmmakers witness the Syrian refugee crisis by following two families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running.

Equal Means Equal

March 1, 2018

Kamala Lopez

Filmmaker Kamala Lopez spearheads a national media campaign to raise awareness for the need for women’s equality under Federal law.

Inside Peace

Feb. 1, 2018

Cynthia Fitzpatrick

Filmmakers follow four criminal offenders as they make their way from a Texas prison to a world that has labeled them as permanent problems to society.

Seed: The Untold Story

Jan. 4, 2018

Jon Betz, Taggart Siegel

This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy.

The Millennial Dream

Dec. 7, 2017

Tim Davidson

A look at the values that may replace what we used to refer to as the American dream as the millennial generation evolves to become the most significant portion of the work force.

National Bird

Nov. 2, 2017

Sonia Kennebeck

This documentary follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war.

Big Pharma Market Failure

Oct. 5, 2017

Richard Master

Big Pharma: Market Failure explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the US and how drug cost impacts on the public, on businesses and the overall US economy.

Time to Choose

Sept. 14, 2017

Charles Ferguson

The worldwide challenges of climate change and the innovators and leaders who work to find a solution.

Season 4

2016 / 2017

Fire in the Heartland

May 4, 2017

Daniel Miller

On May 4th, 1970, thirteen young Americans were shot down by the National Guard in a shocking act of violence against unarmed students. This sparked the largest student strikes and student protests in history.

Upriver

April 6, 2017

David Herasimtschuk, Jeremy Monroe

Within Oregon’s Willamette River system, the film focuses on people from all walks of life who are coming together to revive the health of this large river and the life it supports.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

March 2, 2017

Mary Dore

Filmmaker Mary Dore chronicles the events, the movers and the shakers of the feminist movement from 1966 to 1971.

Requiem for the American Dream

Feb. 2, 2017

Peter D. Hutchison,
Jared P. Scott,
Kelly Nyks

Using interviews filmed over four years, Noam Chomsky discusses the deliberate concentration of wealth and power found in the hands of a select few.

Bikes vs. Cars

Jan. 5, 2017

Fredrik Gertten

Activists and thinkers fight for better cities, and refuse to stop riding bicycles despite the increasing number of riders killed in traffic.

We the People 2.0

Dec. 15, 2016

Leila Conners

American citizens challenge the oligarchy.

How to Let Go of the World and Love all the Things Climate Can’t Change

Dec. 1, 2016
Josh Fox

Josh Fox goes to 12 countries to investigate climate change and its consequences.

A Bold Peace

Nov. 3, 2016

Matthew Eddy,
Michael C. Dreiling

Over 70 years ago, Costa Rica became one of the only nations in the world to disband their military and to redirect national resources towards education, health, and the environment.

Under the Gun

Oct. 6, 2016

Stephanie Soechtig

Firsthand accounts from parents of Sandy Hook victims, expert commentary and statistics reveal the state of American gun violence and gun control laws.

The Sacred Science

Sept. 15, 2016

Nicholas J. Polizzi

Eight people with different illnesses journey to the Amazon jungle looking for cures.

Season 3

2015 / 2016

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

May 5, 2016

Richard Masters

This documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation’s health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of our citizens.

Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars

April 7, 2016

Robert Greenwald

Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars is a feature-length documentary film investigating the impact of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and elsewhere.

50 Feet From Syria

March 3, 2016

Skye Fitzgerald

Syrian-American surgeon Hisham Bismar travels to Turkey’s border with Syria to operate on victims from the Syrian civil war.

The Overnighters

Feb. 4, 2016

Jesse Moss

A pastor sparks a controversy in his North Dakota town by opening his church doors to homeless workers who are seeking jobs in nearby oil fields.

Merchants of Doubt

Jan. 7, 2016

Robert Kenner

Spin doctors spread misinformation and confusion among American citizens to delay progress on such important issues as global climate change.

Beyond Our Differences

Dec. 3, 2015

Peter Bisanz

Religious leaders, politicians, and luminaries tackle the toughest and most complex issues in the modern age.

Exposed and The Imperiled American Wolf

Nov. 5, 2015

Trish Swain

In “Exposed”, three former federal agents and a prominent Congressman blow the whistle on the strategically misnamed program within the USDA called Wildlife Services.

“The Imperiled American Wolf” explains the reasons wolves cannot be successfully managed by state wildlife agencies and makes a bold call for federal relisting of these important apex predators as endangered species.

The Throwaways

Oct. 1, 2015

Ira Mckinley,
Bhawin Suchak

The Throwaways is a personal exploration of the devastating impact of police brutality and mass incarceration on the black community told through the eyes of formerly incarcerated activist Ira McKinley.

Alive Inside

Sept. 17, 2015

Michael Rossato-Bennett

Social worker Dan Cohen, through his nonprofit organization Music and Memory, advocates for the use of music therapy with dementia patients.

Season 2

2014 / 2015

Fire in the Heartland

May 7, 2015

Daniel Miller

On May 4th, 1970, thirteen young Americans were shot down by the National Guard in a shocking act of violence against unarmed students. This sparked the largest student strikes and student protests in history.

The Homestretch

April 2, 2015

Kirsten Kelly,
Anne de Mare

Three homeless teenagers brave the Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life on the streets to build a brighter future.

Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes

March 5, 2015

John Wellington Ennis

Filmmaker John Ennis follows the money in elections to piece together the cycle of pay-to-play politics.

Shadows of Liberty

Feb. 5, 2015

Jean-Philippe Tremblay

Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America versus the public battle for truth and democracy.

Bringing It Home

Jan. 8, 2015

Linda Booker,
Blaire Johnson

Filmmakers question why hemp, a crop with many widespread benefits, cannot be grown in America.

The Power of Forgiveness

Dec. 4, 2014

Martin Doblmeier

Filmmakers question why hemp, a crop with many widespread benefits, cannot be grown in America.

Immigration the Unpardonable Sin

Nov. 6, 2014

Andrew Mwangi

Immigration ‘the unpardonable sin’ is a full feature documentary film conceived in order to explore current issues in the United States immigration process both from a personal awareness and community wide experience.

GMO OMG

Oct. 2, 2014

Jeremy Seifert

A father examines the relationship between genetically modified food and his three young children.

Hidden Pictures

Sept. 4, 2014

Delaney Ruston

Filmmaker Delaney Ruston documents global mental health efforts.

Season 1

2013 / 2014

Citizen Koch

June 3, 2014

Tia Lessin,
Carl Deal

Filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin examine the struggle between money and American democracy.

Gasland Part 2

May 1, 2014

Josh Fox

Filmmaker Josh Fox examines the potential long-term environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, including poisonous water and earthquakes.

The Healthcare Movie

April 28, 2014

Terry Sterrenberg,
Laurie Simons

The history of the Canadian health care system’s development.

Genetic Roulette

March 6, 2014

Jeffrey Smith

Filmmaker Jeffrey M. Smith explores the potential health hazards of incorporating genetically modified organisms in our food supply.

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

Feb. 6, 2014

Donald Goldmacher,
Frances Causey

American corporations dismantle the middle class by favoring businesses and the wealthy.

Free The Mind

Jan. 2nd, 2014

Phie Ambo

Dr. Richard Davidson, a brain specialist, experiments with meditation and yoga as a means of helping soldiers with PTSD and children with ADHD.

Escape Fire

Dec. 5, 2013

Susan Froemke,
Matthew Heineman

Filmmakers Susan Froemke and Matthew Heineman use personal stories and expert analysis to diagnose serious problems in the U.S. healthcare system.

A Fierce Green Fire

Nov. 7, 2013

Mark Kitchell

A host of actors and environmental campaigners take a look at first 50 years of global environmental activism from the 1960s to the present.

Forks Over Knives

Oct. 3, 2013

Lee Fulkerson

Researchers explore the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes.

American Winter

Sept. 5, 2013

Harry Gantz,
Joe Gantz

Families struggle in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.