Leftover Women – Trailer

Leftover Women follows three successful Chinese women — Qiu Hua Mei, a 34-year-old lawyer; Xu Min, 28, who works in public radio; and Gai Qi, 36, an assistant college professor in Beijing — who, despite thriving careers, are still labeled “leftover women,” or sheng nu, a derogatory term used in China to describe educated, professional … READ MORE

Accept the Call – When the FBI Detained My Son – Clip

In this excerpt from Accept the Call, Yusuf Abdurahman, a father who left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in Minnesota, receives a shocking call from the FBI telling him his son Zach was suspected of trying to join ISIS. Angry and heartbroken after they’re reunited, Yusuf lights into his son and … READ MORE

Always in Season – Trailer

Always in Season follows the tragedy of African American teenager Lennon Lacy, who in August 2014, was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina. His death was ruled a suicide by law enforcement, but Lennon’s mother, Claudia, her family, and many others believe Lennon was lynched. The film chronicles Claudia’s quest to … READ MORE

American Nomads

As the cost of living rises across the United States, so too is the number of people who dwell in their vehicles. Some travel across the country looking for work and to fulfill the American Dream. Others never want to settle anywhere, happy to make a home for themselves in their vans, buses and campers. Meet … READ MORE

ATTLA

ATTLA tells the gripping story of George Attla, a charismatic Alaska Native dogsled racer who, with one good leg and fierce determination, became a legendary sports hero in Northern communities around the world. Part dog whisperer, part canny businessman and part heartthrob, Attla rose to international fame during a unique period of history when Western … READ MORE

First Rainbow Coalition – Unlikely Allies – Clip

In this excerpt from The First Rainbow Coalition, be a fly on the wall during a first meeting in Chicago in the 1960s, between three wholly different activist groups — Black Panthers, led by the charismatic Bobby Lee, Latino group the Young Lords Organization, and the Southern whites of the Young Patriots — all surprised … READ MORE

Accept the Call – Trailer

25 years after Yusuf Abdurahman left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in Minnesota — which has the largest population of Somalis in America — his worst fear is realized when his 19-year-old-son Zacharia is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Accept the Call captures the story of a father and … READ MORE

Still Mushing: An Update from Joe, George Attla’s Grandnephew

We are pleased that we could get Joe Bifelt, the grandnephew of legendary dogsled racer George Attla, to send us an update on his life since the film about George’s life, ATTLA, ended. George may have technically been Joe’s great uncle but as you’ll see here he considers George another grandfather, and despite George’s passing, … READ MORE

Telling the Incredible True Story of a Dogsledding Legend

Filmmaker Catharine Axley seeks stories of empowerment through subjects that defy expectations, and the lesser-known but remarkable story of George Attla certainly qualifies. Axley’s film ATTLA, which won Best Feature Documentary at the American Indian Film Festival, looks at the charismatic Alaska Native dogsled racer who, with one good leg and fierce determination, became a legendary sports hero … READ MORE

ATTLA – “Rich Man’s Sport” – Clip

In a scene from ATTLA, Joe Bifelt, the grand-nephew of legendary Alaska Native dogsled racer George Attla, reflects on growing up not fully appreciating how much of a champion his great uncle was, in a culture where you don’t brag about your accomplishments. Together they watch an old TV interview in which Attla gives humorously … READ MORE