Short Documentary

Directed By

Daniel Glynn

48 Hours with Muhammad Ali

On July 18th 1974, freelance photojournalist Peter Angelo Simon, got a loud knock on his hotel room door at 4.30am in the morning. 'Grab your pants and your camera. The Champ is running'. The Champ in question was Muhammad Ali.

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16m

Directed By

Victor Tadashi Suarez, Mimi Wilcox

Alpha Mare

Karin is a sage elderly woman who lives a solitary life above the Nicasio Reservoir in California with a herd of Danish Warmbloods. When she suffers a catastrophic break from reality, she looks to her horses for help.

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10m

Directed By

Kristian Melom

Dear, Dreamer

Best known as a New York Times Best-Selling author and mentor to young adults, this short documentary finds Jason in the writer’s room preparing for the release of his next book. Here we catch a rare glimpse of a singular artist and thinker as he traverses the schools and landscapes of modern-day America.

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10m

Directed By

Bassam Tariq

Ghosts of Sugar Land

In Sugar Land, Texas, a group of Muslim-American teens ponder the disappearance of their friend “Mark,” who is suspected of joining ISIS.

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20m

Directed By

Ian Phillips

Jamaal: Through The Lens

A young man from the South Bronx discovers photography as his way to escape his past history of abuse and neglect.

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12m

Directed By

Eric Leven

Stanley Stellar: Here for This Reason

40 years of the gay community’s ever-changing face, told by the man daring enough to photograph it all, Stanley Stellar.

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15m

Directed By

Hannah Keyser

The Cricket Kings Of Queens

Representing an immigrant-heavy Queens community, the best high school cricket team in the U.S. chases an unprecedented perfect season while navigating an increasingly intolerant culture.

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13m

Directed By

Michael Mahaffie

605 Adults 304 Children

An immersive and intimate documentary filmed entirely by The Peoples Temple in Jonestown.

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14m

Directed By

B.Monét

Ballet After Dark

Ballet After Dark tells the story a young woman who found the strength to survive after an attack. She created an organization that is helping sexual abuse and domestic violent survivors find healing after trauma through dance therapy.

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16m

Directed By

Crystal Kayiza

Edgecombe

Edgecombe County is a predominantly African-American agricultural community in the eastern region of North Carolina. Like many communities in the historic South there are remnants of chattel slavery and monuments to civil rights struggles.

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14m

Directed By

David Freid

Guns Found Here

With more gun stores in the US than McDonalds, Starbucks, and supermarkets combined, we head to the ATF’s National Tracing Center which handles roughly 8,000 active traces per day using technology that makes searching a database of gun owners impossible.

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10m

Directed By

Adam McClelland

Keepers of The Wild

With the numbers of elephants dwindling, Keepers of the Wild exposes the necessary human role in preserving wildlife in Tsavo National Park, Kenya.

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11m

Directed By

Ross Kauffman

Still Plays With Trains

Still Plays With Trains captures one man’s passion to share the joy of childhood. By recreating his 10th birthday with a 3000 square foot replica of the old Lackawanna Railroad in his basement, he gives us a nostalgic glimpse of what it was like growing up in the 1950’s.

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16m

Directed By

Johanna Hamilton

The Trial

Meet the lawyers tasked with defending 9/11 suspects against the U.S. government.

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16m

Directed By

Derek Knowles, Spencer Seibert

After the Fire

Residents of Sonoma Valley struggle to find their places in a community that has been reshaped overnight by the historic Northern California wildfires.

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18m

Directed By

James P. Gannon

Betty Feeds The Animals

Betty loves animals, she loves them so much that everyday she puts 30 bowls of food outside of her house to feed them. She feeds skunks, raccoons, cats, foxes and the occasional possum. This is her story.

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9m

Directed By

Tom Phillips

Forgotten

Vietnam Veterans of America NJ Shore Area Chapter 12's effort to find and identify those unclaimed forgotten cremains of American veterans and their spouses and inter them with full military honors at the NJ Veterans Cemetery.

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4m

Directed By

Ryan Maxey

How to Make a Rainbow

How to Make a Rainbow observes a young girl and her mother over the course of two years as they move together through transitions of home, identity and name.

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16m

Directed By

Max Field

Lifetime 3 Brothers 1 Story

A story about three brothers growing up in the streets of North Newark where everyday is a struggle to survive. Family unity, strong Christian values and Brotherly Luv help keep these brothers on the straight and narrow.

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12m

Directed By

Elivia Shaw

The Clinic

Amidst a devastating opioid epidemic, a needle exchange and free clinic operates in the shadows of Fresno, California.

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16m

Directed By

Tom Phillips

Vietnam Aftermath

More than 40 years have passed since the official end of the Vietnam War. For years, many veterans refused to talk about their experience. Now, four Vets that belong to the New Jersey Vietnam Veteran's Memorial have decided to share their stories for the first time.

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30

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