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  1. Not Just the Music thumb

    Not Just the Music

    Ben Loeterman, Producer

    $50.00

    A feature-length documentary about children in three at risk schools around the country who receive music training in daily immersion classes taught by classically trained musicians. Through their engagement with the teachers and the music, the children’s lives are transformed.

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    $50.00

    A television documentary about Yip Harburg, who penned the words to many of America’s favorite and most iconic tunes and worked with the country’s leading popular composers. His most famous song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for The Wizard of Oz, won him an Academy Award for best song. 

  3. Wooden Churches of Russia

    SAVING NORTH: The Wooden Churches of Russia

    A film by J. Mitchell Johnson, featuring photographer Richard Davies

    $50.00

    Few images mirror the soul of Russia like its ancient churches. These domed, majestic structures date back to the 17th century, and at one time numbered almost 10,000 in the Russian north. Now fewer than 200 remain. This documentary feature is about noted British architectural photographer, Richard Davies, in search of these "disappearing" churches for his acclaimed book of photos and essays, Wooden Churches: Traveling in the Russian North, and how he works with others to raise awareness about what can be done to save them.

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    DARK HERO OF THE INFORMATION AGE: In Search of Norbert Wiener

    Produced and Directed by J. Mitchell Johnson, William Cran and Robert M. Elfstrom

    $50.00

    The legacy of Norbert Wiener, founder of the lost science of Cybernetics, is rediscovered in this feature-length documentary film that asks the question: is humanity’s love affair with technology pushing civilization to a crisis point?

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    Rebirth of Over-the-Rhine

    Melissa Godoy, Director; Joe Brinker, Producer; Steve Dorst, Producer

    $50.00

    After the riots, Cincinnati’s historic inner-city core—Over-the-Rhine—is at a critical point. Mike lives in the neighborhood's homeless park, but he's trying to get out and is on the hunt for a job. As the city fast-tracks upscale investment, things change quickly. Rebirth of Over-the-Rhine chronicles the dramatic revitalization of this architecturally remarkable neighborhood from a half century of neglect. read more...

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    The Outcast of Beauregard Parish

    Jason Cohn & Camille Servan-Shreiber, Producers

    $50.00

    An intimate story of Jerry DeWitt, a country preacher in deep Louisiana whose life became a vortex of controversy and abrupt change after admitting that he had stopped believing in God.

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    Framed

    Producer/Director, Cassandra Herrman; Co-Producer, Kathryn Mathers; Editor, Linda Peckham

    $50.00

    What's behind the West's fascination with "saving" Africa?  FRAMED investigates the images and myths that cast a continent as a victim.

  8. The New Jewish

    Chasing Stories

    Bill Chayes, Producer/Director; Ava F. Kahn, Co-Producer/Writer

    $50.00

    With the spirit of 60s ethnicity movements, Seymour Fromer reimagined ways to be Jewish, confronting us with multiple models for Jewish pride and education. A series of short videos will focus on different aspects of Fromer’s role in rescuing Jewish diversity and influencing new ways for Jews locally and around the world to express their Jewish identity.

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    $50.00

    A cinematic portrait of Faith Petric (1915 - 2013), San Francisco folk musician and community builder who lent her voice to social justice movements in the Bay Area and nationally for over half a century.

  10. TITLE IX: Broad Shoulders

    TITLE IX: Broad Shoulders

    Wendy Goodman Thum, Producer; Kiki Kapany & Michael Schwarz, Executive Producers

    $50.00

    In 1972, the U.S. Congress passed Title IX, the seminal act paving the way for girls and women’s sports to receive federal funding, a practice long reserved for men’s sports only. In 1973, two young female swimmers at Yale were chosen to be pioneers and test the new law, forming what would become the Women’s Varsity Swim Team at a bastion of male education. More young women soon joined forces with them. This is the story of their struggle for equality: for recognition, funding and athletic support at a great American university.

  11. Side by Side: Autism and Relationship

    Side by Side: Autism and Relationship

    Bill Chayes, Producer/Director; Sherri Kimbell, Co-Producer

    $50.00

    A series of short films, each focusing on the critical relationship between a young autistic adult and his or her caregiver - a relationship that is the basis for developing a sense of emotional warmth and connection. Film # 2 – A Crisis in Care...
     
  12. Near Normal Man

    Near Normal Man

    Producer/Director, Charlene Stern; Creative Producer, Vivian Kleiman

    $50.00

    After 2 ghettos, 9 concentration camps, and 2 death marches in Nazi Europe, Ben Stern builds a new life, only to face American Nazis and their planned march in Skokie, Illinois, 30 years later. Ben stands up, speaks out and sparks a fierce public battle over Hate Speech. He defies many who said, “Stay home”, and builds huge national support. Ben’s story ignites conversation and inspires commitment to action – today. And a new generation gets it.

  13. Modernism, Inc.

    Modernism, Inc.

    A Bread and Butter Films production. Director/Writer, Jason Cohn; Producer, Camille Servan-Schreiber; Executive Producers, Eli Noyes and Ralph Guggenheim.

    $50.00

    “Modernism, Inc.” explores the intersection of postwar business, culture and design through the life and career of Eliot Noyes, the iconic architect and designer who built the design programs for IBM, Westinghouse and Mobil Oil. The Noyes story shows how the ideals and ethos of Modernism were embraced by the postwar cultural elite before being challenged in a countercultural backlash.

    Images: Eliot Noyes Archive

  14. My Tiger Mom

    My Tiger Mom

    Debbie Lum, Producer/Director

    $50.00

    Concerned about where her young daughters might go to college one day, award-winning filmmaker Debbie Lum sets out to discover whether being a “tiger mother” will turn her kids into “the model minority” in this humorous and heartfelt tour through the central nervous system of Asian America. 

  15. Beating Superbugs: Can We Win?

    Beating Superbugs: Can We Win?

    Bill Mudge, Jean Mudge, and Bob Milley, Producers

    $50.00

    This television special focuses on new ways to fight increasingly resistant “superbugs.” Unlike the trillions of friendly bacteria essential to life, these emerging superbugs threaten us all, rich and poor alike. They are now chronic for millions and fatal for tens of thousands. Few antibiotics remain effective. Yet promising new treatments exist in the lab. How soon might they begin to save lives?

  16. Stepping Up

    Stepping Up

    Claire Schoen, Producer

    $50.00

    Stepping Up takes climate change by the horns. Through a series of fun, funny, surprising stories, this podcast follows ordinary Americans who are stepping up to the plate to take action in unexpected ways as they confront the greatest crisis of our time. These smart, articulate, passionate individuals spark our imagination and show us how we can step up our game as well.

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    Mad as Hell! Howard Jarvis and the Birth of the Tax Revolt

    Jason Cohn & Camille Servan-Shreiber, Producers

    $50.00

    The untold story of Howard Jarvis and his 1978 campaign to pass Prop 13, an anti-tax bill that forever changed the political landscape of California and then the nation.

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    Silicon Valley: The Untold Story

    Michael Schwarz, Producer/Director; Kiki Kapany, Executive Producer

    $50.00

    Airing March 2018 on Discovery’s Science Channel

    A three-episode cultural, intellectual and technological history of Silicon Valley exploring how and why Silicon Valley has become such a unique and enduring locus of innovation and entrepreneurship for morel than 100 years.

  19. Courage and Conscience

    Courage and Conscience

    Ed Gray, Producer

    $50.00

    How does a person find the courage to take an unpopular moral stand? And how does that decision shape the course of a lifetime? Courage and Conscience, a feature-length documentary, examines these questions through the stories of some of the 20,000 members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

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    Emily @ the Edge of Chaos

    Wendy Apple, Producer; Bob Balaban, Emily Levine, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Executive Producers

    $50.00

    An entertaining and lively exploration of science and our cultural understanding of it as portrayed by comic artist, Emily Levine.

  21. No Straight Lines

    No Straight Lines: 4 Decades of Queer Comics

    Vivian Kleiman, Producer/Director; Justin Hall, Co-Producer

    $50.00

    No Straight Lines: 4 Decades of Queer Comics, a feature-length documentary film that chronicles 4 decades of queer cartooning, is the story of a culture in transition -- from the margins to the mainstream.

  22. Try Harder!

    Try Harder!

    Debbie Lum, Producer/Director; Amy Ferraris, Co-Producer

    $50.00

    In a universe where cool kids are nerds, the school orchestra is world class, and being Asian American is normal, seniors at Lowell High School compete for the top prize: admission to the college of their dreams. The film follows a diverse group of students through a heart-pounding last year of high school at this iconic San Francisco public school. Will their hard work pay off? What happens if they fail? Try Harder! is an engaging, heart-breaking journey about dreams that don’t always come true – a story that will ring true for so many young college hopefuls today. 

  23. Midwife/Nurses: Saving Mothers and Babies

    Midwife/Nurses: Saving Mothers and Babies

    Richard Wormser: Writer/Producer/Director

    $50.00

    Every year, approximately 20,000 to 25,000 babies die in America within the first year of life. The United States has the fifth highest infant mortality rate when compared to 34 other Western countries and the highest rate of maternal mortality in the industrialized world. One solution: free-standing birth centers staffed by nurse/midwives providing prenatal and natal care.

  24. Women’s Work:The Untold Story of America’s Female Farmers

    Women’s Work:The Untold Story of America’s Female Farmers

    Audra Mulkern, co-executive producer/host - Kara Rowe co-executive producer/producer - David Tanner - co-executive producer/director

    $50.00

    In the fields and barns across America are the stories of farmers — the talented, tenacious stewards of the land who have grown our food for generations. But while agriculture is the foundation of our civilization and the backbone of our nation, the story has only been half-told. Depicted through the eyes of men, the history of agriculture in the United States is incomplete. We are missing our heroines — the women who have farmed, who have loved the land, who have sacrificed and made immeasurable impacts on farming and food in America.

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    The Ornament of the World

    Michael Schwarz, Producer/Director; Kiki Kapany, Executive Producer

    $50.00

    An examination of historic Spain, when Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together in relatively harmonious and mutually enriching cultures that inspired the art and architecture which laid the groundwork for subsequent cultural movements, including the Renaissance.

  26. Fire and Ashes, Making the Ballet RakU

    Fire and Ashes, Making the Ballet RakU

    Producer/Director, Shirley Sun; Production Advisor, Judy Flannery

    $50.00

    Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov; Composer: Shinji Eshima; Principal Dancers: Yuan Yuan Tan, Damian Smith, Pascal Molat; Dancers: Gaetano Amico, Steven Morse, Sean Orza, and Myles Thatcher

    “Fire and Ashes, Making the Ballet RakU” will explore the creation of this unique contemporary ballet, and reveal the behind the scenes collaboration among these brilliant artists who brought it to life. The stunning performance builds upon East West traditions of classical ballet, martial arts, Butoh, Noh Theater.

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