Recordings of survivors of domestic violence and sexual stories blend together into a single surreal tale.
The famed landmark where Elvis once resided is being threatened with demolition. Meet the people who are going to save it.
Tom Wagner puts himself on the other side of the lens for the first time thanks to fellow photographer Robert Coombs.
Phosphorus is vital for agriculture but mining it produces toxic waste. What to do when a reserve is discovered in a small Florida town?
A small, rural Georgia town hosts one of the country’s largest, privately-owned immigrant detention centers.
Misguided people from various walks of life meet in a craft brewery’s parking lot to joust on bicycles of double the normal height, raise money for a nonprofit bicycle shop that focuses on urban transportation equity, and to attempt to recapture the American Dream.
This is definitely a documentary, as it highlights the frenetic event that is The Tall Bicycle Joust. But, it is also a pilot for the unscripted TV/ web series, “Smart People Being Stupid”.
Logging is a big part of the culture of the Midwest, so much so that games and competitions have arose around it. Watch the diversity in the world of competitive logging and the families and cultures that have grown from it, and the heros it has created!
Motorcycle Man’ is a short documentary about a man who has pursued a single passion in life: motorcycle racing. Dave Roper has raced every year since 1972, winning hundreds of races around the world and developing a reputation as a folk hero of the sport.
But Roper is hardly an adrenaline addict. He takes a philosophical approach to racing, viewing it as a test of mental and physical abilities. As he enters his twilight years, Roper reflects on the unconventional path he has followed in life, the dangers he has faced and the choices he has made.
‘Motorcycle Man’ follows Roper from a workshop in Brooklyn to his home on Long Island to a racetrack in Canada. Along the way he encounters autograph-seeking admirers, old friends and fellow racers eager to test their skills on the track. It also delves into Roper’s past, including his historic win at the Isle of Man TT in 1984, when he became the first American ever to win the notoriously dangerous race.
‘Motorcycle Man’ celebrates the speed, sweat and thrill of motorcycle racing, while offering a meditation on craft, obsession and what it takes to pursue your dreams.
WINNER – Best Short Film – 2019 Newburyport Documentary Film Festival WINNER – Bronze Remi Award – 2019 WorldFest Houston International Film Festival
Three British Forces Veterans find peace and escape from the PTSD they struggle with daily through Opera. Through the Opera they are able to find escape and passion in this heavily inspiring documentary.
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