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Of Fathers and Sons - Following a Radical Islamist Family in Syria
In this Oscar -nominated documentary, filmmaker Talal Derki traveled to Syria where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses primarily on the children, providing an extremely rare…
Finding Tatanka - A Bay Area Activist and His Family
Kit Bricca was a leader of the Bay Area protest movements of the 1960s and 70s with a fierce passion for social justice, but found the transition from activist to breadwinner a challenging one. In this moving, psychologically complex documentary,…
The Other F Word - Punk Rock Fathers
What happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians (punk rockers) become society's ultimate authorities - dads? With a large chorus of Punk Rock's leading men - Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Rise Against's Tim McIlrath- The Other F…
Daddy and Papa
Daddy & Papa is a one-hour documentary video that opens a candid window on the personal, cultural and political implications of gay fatherhood. From surrogacy, foster care and interracial adoption to the complexities of gay divorce and the legal battles…
Karl Marx City - A Filmmaker Dives Into Her Father's Past
Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her late father's suicide and his rumored Stasi past. Had he been an…
The Big Flip - Stories From the Modern Homefront
What happens when mom has the big job and dad stays home with the kids? Over 18 months and 5 cities--Portland, D.C., Nashville, Seattle and L.A.--this timely documentary follows four American families as they navigate the trials and triumphs of…
Famous Nathan - The Story of a Family Owned Fast Food Chain
Rich in nostalgia, FAMOUS NATHAN pushes the boundaries of conventional documentary filmmaking, as kaleidoscopic and layered as Coney Island itself, capturing the honky-tonk, in-your-face spirit that was Nathan's Famous in its hey-day and today. An insider documentary by Lloyd Handwerker,…
Photographic Memory
Filmmaker Ross McElwee (Sherman's March, Bright Leaves) finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet. To understand his fractured love for his son, McElwee…
Apuda - A Father and Son Living in a Remote Chinese Village
This film is an intimate portrait of the daily life of a man and his son. Apuda is nearing middle age but his mind is like that of a child. He lives with his father, who has great love for…
Corner Store - Immigration and Family
Corner Store is the true story of Yousef Elhaj; beloved shop owner, Palestinian immigrant and long-distance father. Ten years ago, Yousef left his wife and three small children in Palestine to start a new life for them all in San…
My Father the Revolution and Me - A Family Drama
In 1980, the fairies of the revolution bend over the cradle of the filmmaker. "I was born in the middle of a dream." But the film takes a different turn: "What do I do with this heritage?" In this family…
Blind Faith - A Story of Blindness, Trust, & Family
This documentary follows the stirring personal journey, both intimate and universal, of a man coming to terms with his disability and struggling with the roles of father, husband, and successful entrepreneur, breaking through the myths of blindness and broadening our…
China: Land of My Father - A Search for Family Roots in China
Felicia Lowe's search for the roots of her father's family has resulted in a warm, insightful portrait of Mainland China in 1979. Her journey takes us through the streets of Beijing where street dialogues reveal the curiosity of local people…