The New Environmentalists. Robert Redford narrates this multiple Emmy Award-winning series featuring inspiring portraits of passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. The New Environmentalists share a common goal – safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for environmental justice in their communities.
Best Short Program Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival,
John de Graff Environmental Filmmaking Award Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival,
Sol d' Or Award Catalan International Environmental Film Festival,
Mion Environmental Film Award,
Best Short Documentary Woods Hole,
Environmental Conservation Award Vatavaran India Environmental Film Festival,
Best Documentary Short & Special Jury Award Jakarta International Film Festival,
First Place Environmental Film, First Place Short Film & First Place Portrait of an Organization My Hero Film Festival,
Best Short Film Earth Port Film Festival.
Unfair Game: The Politics of Poaching. Can wildlife conservation efforts go too far? Is killing people ever a just punishment for hunting wild animals? This feature length documentary explores what happens when measures to protect wildlife are in conflict with indigenous peoples' landrights, human rights and their very survival.
Mill Valley International Film Festival,
Newport Beach International Film Festival,
Heartland International Film Festival,
United Nations Association Film Festival.
The Roots of 'Ulu. Discover the heart of the movement for cultural preservation and food sovereignty in Hawai'i.
Sam Cooke: Crossing Over. Narrated by Danny Glover. Features performance footage of many of Cooke's classic tunes including "You Send Me" and "A Change is Gonna Come" as well as appearances by Muhammad Ali, Herb Alpert, James Brown, Dick Clark, Smokey Robinson, Jerry Lewis and more.
Mustang – Journey of Transformation. Narrated by Richard Gere. This inspiring documentary tells the remarkable story of a 15th century Tibetan culture pulled back from the brink of extinction through the restoration of its most sacred sites. Featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the film is a tale of hope and rebirth told by the people who helped save this once Forbidden Kingdom.
Special Jury Award, Documentary EcoVision Palermo, Sicily,
Audience Award, World Cinema Short Maui Film Festival,
Best Film On Mountain Culture Taos Mountain Film Festival,
Best Documentary Sundial Film Festival.
Emile Norman – By His Own Design. Emile Norman may be one of the most indomitable artists you never heard of. At age 90, this self taught California artist is still working with the same passion for life, art, nature, and freedom that inspired him through seven decades of a changing art scene and turbulent times for a gay man in America.
HBO Audience Award Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
Kerouac – King of the Beats is the definitive film biography of the iconic author of On The Road. This award winning docudrama traces Kerouac's life from his childhood roots in Lowell, Massachusetts to his seminal but shortlived career as he reshaped an artform and changed the course of popular culture in the process. It features interviews with other Beat Generation luminaries including Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Lawrence Ferlinghetti as well as dramatic vignettes from all of Kerouac's novels. Recently remastered in HD from the original film print.
Feature Documentary Competition Sundance International Film Festival,
San Francisco Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival.
Broadcast on PBS, A & E, The Learning Channel.
Angle of Inspiration. Like other grand works of public art, Santiago Calatrava's Sundial Bridge has generated both awe and opposition — and changed the image of the town of Redding, California. Angle of Inspiration documents the process of turning an architect's vision into a one of a kind bridge, and in the process of creating a new center of town: connecting the two sides of the river, and stirring the passions of every resident.
Best Short Documentary Turks & Caicos Film Festival,
Best Short Documentary Orinda Film Festival.
Broadcast on PBS stations.
Dreaming of Tibet is a film about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable hardship. This heart-rending documentary traces the lives of three Tibetan exiles as they build new lives as "strangers in strange lands" while striving to maintain their own culture.
Audience Award Amnesty International Film Festival,
Chris Award Columbus Film Festival,
Cine Golden Eagle Award.
Airing on PBS stations and LinkTV.
Little Italy is a warm look at the struggles and triumphs of three generations of Italian Americans, from Ellis Island to The Godfather. Poignant tales of immigration and assimilation, memories of Italian mothers with indomitable spirits and the music, art and food of Italian American culture are vividly recounted by those who grew up in the Little Italy's of North Beach in San Francisco and the Arthur Avenue section of the Bronx, including such personalities as August Coppola, Diane di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Chazz Palminteri.
Gold Hugo Award Chicago Film Festival,
Golden Gate Award Certificate San Francisco Internatonal Film Festival.
Sumo Basho. The rituals, traditions and spectacle of Japan's ancient national sport serve as background to this documentary about the first accredited Sumo match held on American soil. The film goes behind the scenes with the sport's first two foreign champions, the Hawaiian-born Akebono and Konishiki.
Best Film Gold Award Houston International Film Festival,
Gold Award Worldfest – Charleston,
PBS Best of the West – Documentary – Pacific Mountain Network Awards.
A Yen for Baseball. In 1935 Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and a team of All Stars first visited Japan on a "goodwill tour." The Americans won 17 of 18 games. But the Japanese stuck with it and by 1998 the American All-Stars came within one game of loosing their series to the Japanese. Along the way they learn that baseball is played differently under Japanese rules.