'After the End' is a documentary film about the effect of loss in each of our lives. Following the stories of people who have each experienced the death of a loved one, the film explores what it means to lose someone without losing ourselves in the process... More .
Bernadette Scarduzio was born with the most common inherited disease that no one has ever heard of: Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) syndrome. CMT is the number one hereditary neuropathy in the world, affecting 1 in 2,500 people or nearly 2.6 million worldwide. It is a degenerative nerve and muscle disorder which leads... More .
Twenty-six year old charmer Daniel Dembélé is equal parts West African and Italian, and looking to make his mark on the world. Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life, Daniel returns to his homeland in Mali to start a local business building... More .
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America and is the poorest country in the region where 80% of the country’s population survives on less than $1 per day. Managua is the capital, but Granada is its oldest city. Despite its coastal beauty and colonial architecture, the picturesque streets of Granada are littered with kids (“chavalos”) who have succumbed to the country’s economic circumstance... More .
Playa Pal Pueblo is the name given to a small circle of tents on the beach in Carolina, Puerto Rico, where a handful of environmental activists have lived for six years, weathering mosquitoes, hurricanes and heat, to protest the development of a Marriott hotel. United by their belief that that this unassuming beach belongs to the people, this tenacious ‘band of brothers’ have held off construction of the new hotel -- despite constant pressure from Marriott managers -- and the Puerto Rican tourism board. Filmmaker Juan C. Davila moves into the camp and explores the unique personalities, deep passions... More .
On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven BP workers and spewing 200 million barrels of oil into the ocean. DIRTY ENERGY brings to light the personal stories of the Louisiana fishermen and local residents directly impacted by the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Filmmaker Bryan D. Hopkins gains intimate access to the lives and homes of these people, as they struggle to rebuild their lives and... More .
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the number one disease in children, occurring in 1 in 3,500 male births around the world. While life expectancy varies in each case, those with the disease rarely live past their 20s. After Dusty was diagnosed at the age of six with Duchenne, it awoke within his parents a devastating realization – their happy... More .
In 2006 Rafael Correa was elected president of Ecuador. An educated economist, he came to politics with a mission to transform a country struggling under poverty and debt into a self-sufficient, social, independent, ecological and participative... More .
The End of Poverty? is a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by award-winning filmmaker, Philippe Diaz, revealing that poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land and other natural resources as well as in forced labor. Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries.... More .