How to Pronounce (and Not Pronounce) “Tre Maison Dasan”

One of the three “stars” of the documentary Tre Maison Dasan, Maison is a funny, charming, hyper-articulate 11-year-old whose Autism Spectrum Disorder presents itself through his ever-active mind and deep love for those around him. He also very much wants you to know how to properly pronounce his name and the names of his fellow stars in … READ MORE

The Providers

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The Providers – Trying to Fill the Health Care Gap – Clip

In this excerpt from the film The Providers, rural New Mexico health care provider Matt Probst updates his colleagues on the dire staffing situation their clinic is in. Then, with an eye to the future, Matt works with local teens interested in the health care field, who could someday fill the gap. Studies show that … READ MORE

The Seed Saver

Kristyn Leach was adopted as a baby from South Korea by an Irish-Catholic family on Long Island. It was her rebellious spirit that led her to farming, and it became a way for her to connect with her identity and community. Kristyn’s seeds come from ancient heritage breeds from Asia, and she is one of … READ MORE

The Invisible War

The Invisible War exposes one of the United States’s most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

We Were Here

When AIDS arrived in San Francisco in 1981, it decimated a community, but also brought people together in inspiring and moving ways to support and care for one another and to fight for dignity and a cure.

Tre Maison Dasan – “We Need New Memories” – Clip

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film Tre Maison Dasan, troubled but wise-beyond-his-years teen Tre visits his incarcerated dad in prison where they bond over mutual experiences with probation and failed ankle monitors–and then realize they need new shared memories that don’t revolve around criminality. “We need some fishing,” Tre’s dad says, laughing. “Because … READ MORE

Tre Maison Dasan – “Naughty School” – Clip

In this excerpt from the film Tre Maison Dasan,  bright 11-year-old Maison, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s, spends visitation day with his father in prison–a place he used to call “naughty school” before he realized it was a prison. His dad tries to get Maison to accept his beloved father isn’t innocent, but their … READ MORE

People’s Republic of Desire

In an age where the power of technology helps us connect, are we as isolated as ever? People’s Republic of Desire exposes the baffling reality of how virtual relationships are replacing real-life human connections through China’s video-based social network YY––a hugely popular gathering place for over 300 million people in China.  

Tre Maison Dasan – Trailer

Told directly through the eyes of the children themselves, Tre Maison Dasan is a moving portrait of three unforgettable young boys struggling to grow up with a parent in prison. They face the pressure of growing up in a society that often demonizes their parents, provides little support for their families, and assumes “the apple … READ MORE