Weaving stunning archival footage together with interviews of former elementary schoolteacher Albert Cullum and his former students, this is a portrait of the lives transformed by a maverick teacher who enabled children to embrace their own inner greatness.
A gang member, a hustler, and a small-time dealer discover that walking out the prison gates is just the beginning in this intimate film on the experience of doing time and trying to go straight in an unsympathetic — and often hostile — society.
This short film "medley" includes Fine Line Between Cute and Creepy, La Puppe, A Monster's Calling, The School, and Why the Anderson Children Didn't Come to Dinner.
In suburban Tokyo, Yumi waits with the same strangers for the same train every day, until she decides to find out more about her fellow commuters.
When factory worker Ed is confronted by a co-worker's pressing question over lunch, he begins to question the trajectory of his own life.
Texas teenager Tara Neal wrestles through the last year that state guidelines allow her to compete with boys, amid conflict and pressures from family and community.
This unforgettable examination of the growing plague of sex slavery weaves footage from Bombay brothels with stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex trade.
Los Angeles, once the whitest city in America, is now the most multicultural city in the world. Yet the city’s cultural transformation has gone largely overlooked by the movies, the media and even by many of its residents.
Filmed by the first-ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, this uncompromising film reveals the effects of the Taliban's repressive rule and U.S.-sponsored bombing campaign on Afghan women.
Each July for more than 30 years, polka lovers from around the United States have descended on the tiny rural town of Gibbon, Minnesota for the Gibbon Polka Fest.
This film explores a little-known side of Dr. Seuss (1904-1991) and his works: How many of his readers know that Yertle the Turtle was modeled on Hitler, or that Horton Hears a Who is a parable about postwar Japan?
When lesbian music student Kristina Boerger moved to a small college town, she didn't find a ready-made community. So she created one around choral singing. Soon, what had initially been a ragtag group of volunteer vocalists became an award-winning recording ensemble.
One of Japan’s most time-honored and insular traditions, sumo wrestling offers an earthshaking window into the cultural collision of East and West, as worldwide interest grows and increasing numbers of foreigners rise to the top professional ranks.
Starring Carol Kane and Roshan Seth, this romantic comedy tells the story of an East Indian immigrant who turns to pop culture as he tries to reinvent his life and woo the girl next door.
Three young Cambodian American men living in San Francisco return to the land of their roots wielding video cameras to document their experience of meeting fathers, sisters, and brothers for the first time.
Through a journey that takes her back to her roots in Thailand, a second-generation Mien American woman strives to come to terms with her late father’s death, his drug addiction, and the murder of her sister.