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The Farm, Angola Prison USA - Inside One of America's Most Famous Prisons
There are three things Angola will do to a man. Number one: it will bring you to the crossroads of a turning point. Number two: it will harden you. Number three: it will kill you. So tells Eugene Tannehill, inmate…
The Queen and I - Empress Farah Pahlavi - Former Queen of Iran
When Nahid Persson Sarvestani, an Iranian exile, set out to make a documentary about Empress Farah Pahlavi, the wife of the Shah of Iran, she expected to encounter her opposite. As a child, Persson Sarvestani had lived in dire poverty,…
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.…
My First Wedding
In MY FIRST WEDDING, Jewish-born Adrian and Catholic-born Leonora have finally reached their wedding day. Instead of gracefully embracing matrimony, Adrian spends the hours leading up to the ceremony trying to postpone it, not because he's got cold feet (or…
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…
Stuff - The Aftermath of Death
When his father died, filmmaker Lawrence Johnson got all his stuff. Now, he must sort and distribute the garage-sized storage unit full of his father's belongings. What is both an obligation and an albatross becomes liberating as the filmmaker sheds…
Speaking In Strings - Italian Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg 
This documentary profiles the controversial world-renown violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenburg. An enormously funny, fearless and irreverent individual, Nadja has played on every major stage and with every major orchestra in the world. Her unorthodox, passionate delivery, her swagger and unconventional attire…
Broadway Musicals - A Jewish Legacy
This film that explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. Featuring interviews and conversations with some of the greatest composers and writers of the Broadway stage, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish…
Mom, Dad, I'm Muslim - A Woman from a Jewish Family Searches for a Muslim Husband
Four years ago, May Davidovich, a young woman born to devout Jewish parents in a small Israeli town, converted to Islam. She was 18. Now 22, May wants a family and children and is in search of a Muslim husband.…
The Happy Hooker - Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary
This film is about one of the world's most important sexual icons. Through interviews with Larry King, rare footage and commentary from America's foremost sexologists- the film explores Xaviera's rise and fall, her deportation from the United States and her…
The Swenkas - A Male Fashion Show in South Africa
In post-Apartheid South Africa there's a small group of working Zulu men who every Saturday night leave their grimy overalls behind and wear their best Carducci or Pierre Cardin suits to impress the weekly selected judge. The men are called…
Rachel Is - A Personal Story about Family and Developmental Disabilities
In her feature directorial debut, Charlotte Glynn moves home to chronicle her sister Rachel's last year in school. Rachel is developmentally disabled, and the resulting film, Rachel is, moves past the safety of political correctness and into the most intimate…
Three Voices - Love Through the Eyes of Three Women from Different Generations
Three Voices recounts the intimate love stories of three women of different generations: a teenager, a middle-aged divorcee, and a 90 year-old great grandmother. Each woman is revealed in her intimate space, spaces that are not only physical interiors but…
Fight to the Max - Louisiana Prison Boxing Championships 
From Simeon Soffer (director of the Academy Award nominated documentary THE WILDEST SHOW IN THE SOUTH) comes the new film FIGHT TO THE MAX, which spotlights the Louisiana Prison Boxing Championships and the trials and tribulations of incarcerated boxers who…
50 Children - The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus
Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus never intended to become heroes. But in early 1939, as conditions were worsening for Jews living inside Nazi Germany, the Philadelphia couple embarked on a risky and improbable mission - an effort to rescue 50 Jewish…
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…
A Blind Hero - The Love of Otto Weidt
At Yad Vashem, the Berlin brushmaker Otto Weidt is listed as one of the Righteous Among the Nations. But Weidt's story has otherwise been overlooked until now. A Blind Hero finally brings the story of his daring and cunning rescue…
Revolucion: Five Visions - The Cuban Revolution Seen by Photographers
This documentary reframes the Cuban revolution through the art of photography, focusing on the personal stories of five Cuban photographers whose lives and work span nearly five decades of revolution in Cuba. From Havana to Miami, photographers on both sides…
Recognition - War and the Lives of Israeli Women
After 12 years of absence, a filmmaker is returning to Israel in search for answers. What starts as a personal journey, will turn into an intimate portrait of surprisingly different women in a war stricken land. Noga is a high…
Haack - The King of Techno
The enigmatic underground pioneer Bruce Haack, musician and inventor, has inspired the likes of Beck, Money Mark of the Beastie Boys, and Mouse on Mars, with these artists and more contributing to the recent Haack Tribute Album. His work continues…