This collection of documentaries examines the lives of people, either from a biographical, observational or historical standpoint. These stories of musicians, artists, activists, and others, offer up portraits of individuals whose lives inspire, and provide audiences with an insight into how others navigate the world we live in, while facing challenges, both big and small.
Your Mother's Comfort
Inside Out LGBT Toronto Film Festival
Outfest Los Angeles
“We transgender are the revolution!” Indianara Siqueira, trans activist and politician, admonishes her political party for ousting her days before the 2018 Brazilian national elections. In the same election cycle extrem...
"Emmanuelle Bonmariage delivers a multi-layered documentary about a filmmaker and extraordinary man’s road to remembrance." Cineuropa
Munich Dok Fest
The Belgian filmmaker Manu Bonmariage now has Alzheimer's at age 76. As his memory starts to fade, his daughter Emmanuelle goes bac...
Vancouver International Film Festival
From acclaimed filmmaker Charles Officer comes the story of the rise, fall and redemption of Harry Jerome, Canada's most record-setting track and field star. Gorgeous monochrome imagery, impassioned interviews and astonishing archival footage are used in thi...
My Prairie Home
"Director Chelsea McMullan captures Canadian transgender folk singer Rae Spoon's music and life story in sensitive detail." Variety
Sundance Film Festival
Cork International Film Festival
Winner Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McM...
A Young Patriot
Toronto International Film Festival
CPH: DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
'A Young Patriot' explores the patriotism in China`s youths born after 1990. The film follows a 19-year-old Zhao and his flag-waving,slogan-shouting 'patriotic exhibitionist' for 3 ...
Mill Valley Film Festival
Jaha's Promise tells the remarkable story of activist Jaha Dukureh, as she returns home to Gambia from the U.S. to campaign against the female genital mutilation practices that almost destroyed her life. Having endured the devastating impact o...
"a mesmerizing, artful and emotional piece of filmmaking that consistently surprises and awes in its sensitivity." The Playlist
SXSW Film Festival
Hot Docs International Film Festival
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Dreamlike, lyrical and haunting, Petra Costa’s deeply personal film document...
Silence Is A Falling Body
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Brooklyn Film Festival
Silence Is A Falling Body follows filmmaker Agustina Comedi as she explores hundreds of hours of footage from the videotapes that her father Jaime recorded throughout his life. Her search to learn more abou...
Our Time Machine
“...an elegant, focused piece of storytelling” Screen Daily
Tribeca Film Festival
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam
When influential Chinese artist Ma Liang (a.k.a. Maleonn) realizes that his father Ma Ke, an accomplished Peking Opera direc...
Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero
“Compelling… ‘Transmissions After Zero’ chronicles Brainiac’s unlikely rise and subsequent fall with intelligence and humor.” -Variety
SXSW Film Festival
Cleveland Film Festival
Cork Film Festival
In the mid 90’s the Dayton, OH music scene became a hot spot generating worldwide buzz for the inf...
What Walaa Wants
Hot Docs Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
What Walaa Wants follows Walaa from age 15 through 21 raised by her environment in a refugee camp. Separated from her mother due to an eight year prison sentence, Walaa is a determined young woman recog...
The Case Of The Three Sided Dream
“By emphasizing live performance and audio recordings over interviews, Kahan lets Kirk's talent speak for itself.” - Chicago Reader
Raindance Film Festival
Leeds International Film Festival
Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk spent his career and life defying conventional limitations. Born blind,...