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An Act of Conscience
How far are you willing to go to stand up for your deepest beliefs? For Randy Kehler and Betsy Corner of Colrain, Massachusetts, their life-long commitment to pacifism led them to risk losing their home. For fourteen years, they publicly refused to pay federal taxes as a protest against war…
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…
Alice's Ordinary People - The Chicago Freedom Movement
Alice Tregay's story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. Alice's life story reads like a history of the movement. Early on she fought the "Willis Wagons." The second class structures were built to relieve overcrowding in those Chicago schools which served the African American community. Their very…
Renewal
Renewal is the first feature-length documentary film to capture the vitality and diversity of today's religious-environmental activists. From within their Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim traditions, Americans are becoming caretakers of the Earth. With great courage, these women and men are re-examining what it means to be human and how…
Just Do it - Environmental Activists Engaged in Non-Violent Protest
For one eventful year, filmmaker Emily James gains unprecedented access to document the work of a group of environmental activists engaged in nonviolent direct-action campaigns across England. Embedded in the activists' clandestine activities, she captures the triumph, setbacks, secret planning sessions, and feverish passion of a group of remarkable characters.…
Taking Root - The Vision of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai tells the inspiring story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The U.S.- educated Professor Maathai discovered her life's work by reconnecting with the rural…
Women With Eyes Open - Female Activists in Africa
Women in four African countries are shown organizing around issues of marital rights, reproductive health, female genital mutilation and entrepreneurship. A film about African women is a rarity, even more, one made by an African woman. In WOMEN WITH EYES OPEN, award-winning Togolese filmmaker, Anne-Laure Folly presents portraits of contemporary…
Compass - Same Sex Marriage Compile
ABC
This two-part series examines the issue of same sex marriage in Australia, following three different couples at work and at home, and in the second episode Geraldine Doogue discusses the issue with six people over dinner, including Julie McCrossin and Father Frank Brennan. Episode 1 - State of Union: Every…
Coming Out: A 50 Year History - The History of the Public Gay Identity
Transgender teen, Jazz Jennings, narrates this documentary where young people interview a host of LGBTQ elders who came out in different historical eras from the 1950s through today. These inspiring talks give insight into the political and personal changes that shaped the modern LGBTQ movement. The young interviewers get an…
Breaking Through
In BREAKING THROUGH, openly LGBT elected officials - including the first openly gay US Senator, Tammy Baldwin - share their stories of self-doubt and triumph over multiple barriers, revealing a deeply personal, rarely-seen side of politicians and gay people. As they show what is possible, they give hope to struggling…
The Peace Patriots
An intimate portrait of American dissenters reflecting on their personal participation as engaged citizens in a time of war, The Peace Patriots chronicles the early protests against the U.S. invasion and military occupation of Iraq as seen through a diverse group of individuals, ranging in age from 14 to 75,…
A Simple Matter of Justice
A powerful and moving piece documenting the lesbian, gay and bisexual movement in the early 1990s, A Simple Matter of Justice expresses all the emotions of the joyful protest that was the 1993 March on Washington. Sections on civil rights, AIDS and health care, the military and families are woven…